This bag game in three days and shipped on the 10th. So much speedier shipping, but I think that was thanks to the SmartPost-esque shipping.
The Bag – It’s a black and white chevron with a bright red zipper. I think it looks SO GOOD. I don’t tend to equate chevron with bombshell, but the black, white and red are spot on!
the Balm What’s Your Type mascara in The Body Builder – This mascara is lovely. It has a curvy brush that made my lashes both thicker and longer–they’re batting against my glasses as I type! Love love love.
Be a Bombshell eyeliner in Onyx – This eyeliner is a thick marker. It’s a little tricky for that reason (I tend to line my eyes with the marker turned on its side.) Liquid liner tends to bleed along the little creases of my eyelids, but this stuff goes on and stays put pretty nicely.
Coastal Scents eyeshadow quad Set 2 – When I saw the preview of this, I thought it would be larger. The pans are just a bit bigger than an M&M. I’ll review these shades separately. Bright Yellow is a bright yellow, a bit darker than a crayon. Without primer, it doesn’t have very good payoff. Jewel Green has lovely payoff and is a nice mermaidy teal. Gypsy Gold is a brownish gold with a sheer application, which is nice as a shader. Dark Golden Olive is an almost black-olive-brown. The application is a bit sheer. It would be nice for a smoky eye.
Mirenesse Lip Bomb in 4 – This is a pink that’s believable as a red lip. I applied it without reading the packaging, so I just thought it was a nice, thick gloss. It’s not terribly sticky and it’s slightly minty. It’s a lip stain, and stain it does. I keep marking myself with it on accident! I keep accidentally brushing my lips, so I get little rubs of it on my hands and nose and everywhere. Now, would I pay $35 for it, ever? Oh my God, no, not ever for any lip gloss, ever. EVER.
Pequi Oil hair shine treatment – This smells somewhat coconutty. A little goes a long way. I use these products, but it’s hard for me to be terrifically excited about them.
The verdict? – This bag was so exciting. I watched the sneak preview spoiler images on the Ipsy Facebook page, and each one was more exciting than the last. I pulled these out and started reviewing them right away, which I normally don’t do. I did a whole face, which I normally either can’t do for lack of product or simply don’t have the immediate desire to do. This bag was FUN!
The Ipsy (still can’t get over that dumb name) team promises that the next bag is just as exciting. I really hope so.
Edit: The yellow eyeshadow is amazing over primer–perfectly yellow! The lipgloss has garnered about a billion compliments. This bag is a huge success!