The thing I love most about Ipsy, besides getting to try so many great products for a low cost, is how customizable the bags are. I love that I can set up my account profile and Ipsy always stays close to my settings. Ipsy also takes cues from my product reviews on their website. They’re always fine tuning and making sure I get the most out of my monthly bag.
This month was no different. The bag itself is possibly the cutest thing ever and everything inside the bag… well, let’s get started.
April Ipsy Products:
Peach Blush, Format Blush, or Rendezvous Blush
I have heard so many great things about the brand Ofra so I was excited to try one of their products. This blush did not disappoint. I received the peach color and it’s perfect for my skin. (It’s not too bright, which is what I love. It has a subtle shimmer to it, doubling as a highlighter.) I have not used another blush since I received this nor have I used a highlighter with it. Not to mention it lasts all day! This is a $15 product and it’s so worth it.
Volume Reviving Dry Shampoo in Potpourri
I have never really been a big fan of dry shampoo. I find it always leaves a residue and doesn’t really help my hair. However, this dry shampoo is different than any other that I’ve tried. It’s light and doesn’t leave any traces behind. I’ve used it on 3rd day old oily hair and I’ve used it to add texture to my hair. It’s $16 for an 8.5oz. bottle. If you are a frequent user of dry shampoo, I recommend this product.
defy & Inspire
Wear Resistant Nail Lacquer in Paradise Island
This product was the only thing in my bag I wasn’t happy with. The color was just all wrong for me. Usually, I get the darker option but this time there was no other option. I hated the color so much I ended up taking it off after less than 1 day. From that short wear I can’t really give an opinion on the formula. But I’m definitely open to trying another color from this brand. These are $7.50 at Target – I definitely wouldn’t pay that much for a product I know so little about.
Mini Bamboo Bronzer in Star Island or Palm Island
I was pretty excited to try this bronzer. I never know what kind of bronzers to buy so I love trying samples. Plus, I love everything I try from Ciate London. The bronzer was light and matte and easy to apply. It’s definitely a great low-key bronzer/contour. I also want to add that the packaging is so cute! It’s clearly the sample size but I love that the presentation is still important for samples. This is a $28 product that I’m really happy to keep using.
Glamour Dolls x Lisa Frank Angle Blush Brush
This product may have won the bag. Not only does the Lisa Frank design cater to my inner 90’s nostalgia, but it’s also a super useful product. While the brush is a little bigger than what I’m used to, I loved trying it and feeling like a 90’s kid again. It was also pretty perfect that Ipsy sent both a blush and bronzer in this bag to use with the brush. This angled brush definitely did not disappoint. I say 10 out of 10.
If you have not subscribed to the monthly Ipsy service you are seriously missing out. It’s only $10; you can sign up here, and receive amazing product samples catered specifically for you! This bag was worth over $70 and I’d say that’s a pretty good deal. Not to mention, the bag that it comes in every month is almost always super cute!
If you are a subscriber, what did you think of your April bag? What did you get? Let me know in the comments below!
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Christina is a twenty-something living with her beagle, Mash, and husband, Nate in their van. She loves traveling, shopping, art, and photography. She’s also a vegetarian, pop-culture enthusiast, book-lover, and Dave Matthews Band fanatic. Catch her somewhere around the country in a converted camper van or at home in Florida for a visit.