My Thoughts: Ipsy January Glam Bag6:20 PM
So my Ipsy bag arrived near the end of January and over all I'm happy with what I received. Some I've used before, some are new and some... well I liked but the color was a bit off.
So I received five items:
- Benefit's The POREfessional
- (MALIN+GOETZ)'s Mojito Lip Balm
- Balanced Guru's Balm Me Up Organic Sweet Cocoa & Tangy Body Balm
- Absolute! Makeup Cleansing Tissue
- yaby's Liquid Foundation in Buff
Ipsy sample size: 0.10 oz
Full size: 0.75 oz
Ipsy sample size: .35oz. / 10g
Full size: .35oz. / 10g
Ipsy sample size: 1 oz / 30ml
Full size: 4 oz / 114g
To me it felt like a waste of money, if I had purchased it, because I used four or five wipes in one use. It'd be okay to travel as if you're going out of town for the weekend and need to take something with you but using it frequently... big pass for me. The 60 count package is $7.99 which is a better price than the 10 count package.
Ipsy sample size: 10 count
Full size: 10 count / 60 count
Retail: $2.49 / $7.99
I would like to try this particular foundation in Ivory and/or Custard, since those two colors are suppose to be for those with yellow undertones, but I won't buy this online since apparently the sample sent out in the Ipsy Glam Bag is FULL size! It's tiny and at almost $14 (excluding shipping) it's just way too expensive for me to buy. I might pick on up at IMATS LA in 2015 though.
Top two squares: My coloring in natural light (no makeup) with no flash and flash.
Bottom left: Me wearing Yaby foundation in Buff.
Bottom right: My skin back in October, you can see the olive in my skin in this image along with my Rosacea.
I typically use Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (tint and skin) in Y1 though in the summer I can use Y2 and in the winter, sometimes, use Y0. As you can see in the picture below of OCC Tint in Y1 and Yaby foundation in Buff that Buff appears to be too orange on my skin.
Several months ago Ipsy sent out Yaby's concealers in Buff and unlike the foundation was truly more neutral and matched my coloring better than the foundation.
Yaby's foundation in Buff versus OCC Tint Red (left) series and Yellow (right) series.
Ipsy sample size: 8 ml / 0.272 oz
Full size: 15.4 g / 8 ml / 0.272 oz
Edit to add: As for the actual bag itself, I'm indifferent to it. While the color was okay I wasn't crazy about the pattern (disliked). I wouldn't carry it in my purse that's for sure but I'd use it around the house. Oh! And I was reminded that these were among the top three smelliest bags! I completely forgot about the smell but yes it reeked. No idea why but I had to leave mine outside overnight. It was horrible.
Overall, I was happy with my bag, at first I wasn't sure because I already own POREfessional, was iffy about the foundation and indifferent to the rest but in the end I did like my bag. I would like to see other products from Yaby and Balanced Guru and of course more samples from Benefit even if I already own the product (keeps me from having to repurchase). ;)