It’s that time again…
Benefit Lollitint sample (2.5mL sample, full size is 12.5mL for $30): Benetint is an industry darling. It’s got awesome staying power, it’s wildly versatile and it’s a great multipurpose product for tiny little clutch purses. If I’d gotten to choose a shade, I probably wouldn’t have picked lollitint (an orchid pink). They offer the original benetint (a rich rose red), posietint (“poppy-pink”) and chachatint (mango, and my favourite). Still, this was a really cool sample to get.
Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm in Acid Pink (full size $19): I’d previously gotten this product from ipsy in a red shade. This offers buildable colour (moreso than the red I got before), but the shade was so-so for me. It’s rather bright, but it’s worn down pretty quickly to just a light pink stain. This comes with a lip brush, but I think this colour would be fine to apply with a finger. I’m glad ipsy works to make sure we don’t get repeat shades!
Urban Decay 24/7 Black Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil (sample… I’d guess the full size is twice as long? $20): I’ve got two of the original 24/7 black liners and I’ve always felt a tiny twinge of regret that they’re a bit oily. So this is the more matte version. I thought about setting it aside and not even trying it before giving it away, but curiosity got the best of me. It’s a fine liner, but I feel like the Starlooks black liner is as good, larger than the full-size and less expensive.
City Color White Gold Shadow & Highlight Mousse (full size $4): In the pot, this looks white/silver. The shimmer is actually more of a pastel yellow, which was a surprise. I don’t care much for the mousse consistency, but this is different from anything else I own.
Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes in Pretty (full size $4): Wasn’t I just complaining that I don’t care for false lashes? These are quite pretty, but ughhh. I’ll be donating these.
The Overall: Good month in terms of value and my personal satisfaction with the goods. The bag has a record printed on it, and the theme is supposed to be rocking out or somesuch–which made me wonder why the products weren’t just a tiny bit edgier. The Cailyn lip colour COULD be edgy if you really piled it on, but overall, this was enough safe, fresh look. Want to subscribe? Referral link!