So both my ipsy and boxycharm arrived today so I was super excited! I used all of the color products for my day 2 of 100 days of makeup challenge and even hit empty on one of my 14 by February 14! I also hit the tiniest bit of pan on my wet n wild blush while swatching and comparing it to the new blush I got! Overall it was a very good day with my projects and I’m excited to cancel ipsy now after 11 months.
Lets start with my ipsy bag. I’m sure you’ve all heard of the $10 subscription bag by now so I won’t go into too much detail. I’m choosing to cancel because I have so much makeup and the samples I get I haven’t enjoyed in a long time.
Items I got in my bag this month are
-pūr ~ lisse blue lotus seed mud mask+exfoliant
-temptu smooth and matte primer
-mannakadar beauty paradise blush
-naked cosmetics desert sunset pigment
-the balm Bahama mama bronzer
I was only excited about one product and that was the mud mask. I used the mud mask after I took off my makeup, and it was nice. I think this will be better in the summer time when my skin isn’t so dry. Which, update, my skin has changed from combo/oily to normal/dry. The primer was nice, but I could live without it. I’ll definitely use it up. I have a ton of blushes, so I wasn’t too excited about the one in my bag. It’s a pretty color and looks nice on the cheeks, but with as many blushes that I have I don’t know how much I’ll use it. The eyeshadow pigment is pretty, but I don’t use a lot of loose products. I have a naked cosmetics pigment from my first month of ipsy and I swapped them out and will be giving away my old one. The bronzer, I can’t stand. I understand it’s suppose to be a sample size, but you can’t even get your brush in there! I used it as an eyeshadow today, wasn’t too impressed and will be passing it along sadly.
Boxycharm is definitely my favorite between the two. I know it’s not really fair to compare as there is a price different and Boxycharm is geared towards full size items vs samples. I really liked the box this month, even though I don’t really need another highlighter. I was hoping for the bronzer and I got it! The variation was either the bronzer or a cream blush, which I don’t use cream products a lot. I received the following items:
-vintage highlighter duo in chocolate diamond and rose quartz
-so Susan fan brush
-gorge amazing konjac sponge
-pür mineral glow bronzer
-adesse ultra suede matte top coat
The highlighter duo is very beautiful and much more wearable than the highlighter from a couple months ago. I used the pink quartz shade today with the fan brush that came with the box and loved it! I also really enjoy this bronzer. Which this is my only bronzer I own. I used to own a small sample size one from ipsy but I hated how small it was and trying to get a brush in it was impossible. At first I thought the sponge was for makeup, but it’s for cleansing! I used it with my cleanser after I took off my makeup and enjoyed it! I was scared that it wouldn’t get soft enough, as it was rock hard before getting wet. I didn’t use the top coat today, as I have acrylics. I’ve only gotten acrylics I believe twice before. Overall, I love the mix of this box and the products in it, another win for Boxycharm.
Here’s the look I created with both boxes and for 2/100 days of makeup! I really enjoyed this look I got from both boxes! I didn’t do my brows and brush my hair, so you’ll have the pardon those!