February 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag Review + Swatches

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Here’s my February 2018 glam bag review! I really try to test these products within two weeks to get these posts out sooner rather than later. Lucky for me, I enjoyed pretty much all of these products so that was easy. πŸ™‚

Bag Contents:

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  • OFRA Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in Ipsy Unzipped
  • Pacifica Beach Crystals
  • Seraphine Botanicals Lychee + Gold Blush
  • Biobelle Perfecting Primer Facial Mask
  • Luxie Beauty Blending and Shading Eye Brush 249

Luxie Beauty
Blending and Shading Eye Brush 249

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Quick Description & Claims:

One brush to get any eye look you dream up? You bet. This ipster-exclusive, double-sided beauty is tapered on one end (for packing down your powder shadows) and fluffy on the flip side (for oh-so-easy blending).

The super soft bristles are synthetic, so no furry friends were harmed in the making of your fluffy new brush.

Mini Product Review:

I love when Ipsy has exclusive products for ipsters, that guarantees that members have unique products. I love that this exclusive product was a brush this time. Luxie has amazing makeup brushes and I can never say no to getting more! Just like Luxie’s other brushes, this one is oh so soft! The only thing I don’t like about it, is that it’s double sided, so I can’t really store it with my other brushes. But even so, I think this brush will come in handy for when I travel–no need to take a ton of brushes, this one is two-in-one! πŸ˜€

Cruelty Free? Yes!


Pacifica
Beach Crystals

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Quick Description & Claims:

It’s a whole palette (!) made just for ipsters by the gang at PACIFICA.Β This mineral shadows are super velvety smooth and won’t creaseβ€”even after wearing them all day.Β 

Double down on your eye looks. The five (yes, FIVE) ultra-pretty colors can also be used wet to amp up the color even more.Β Your furry friends will approve. This pet-loving palette is totally vegan and cruelty-free.

Mini Product Review:

Yet another exclusive product for ipsters! Yass! At first I was like, eh, I don’t think I’ll like this, but after swatching them and officially wearing them I was SOLD! These are so pigmented on their own (dry), I didn’t get a chance to try them wet but I’m excited to try them like that soon!

The formula is soo buttery smooth, surprising for shimmery shades. I love the shades and I love most of all that there are purple shades!! I did wear these all day long and the claims are true, they DO NOT CREASE! Plus, they’re so pretty!!

Cruelty Free? Yes! And vegan!


Seraphine Botanicals
Lychee + Gold Blush

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Quick Description & Claims:

We brought back this ipsy-fave because it ticks all the blush boxes: It’s ultra-blendable, super buildable, and 99% natural.Β The pretty peachy, rose gold shade looks gorg on literally all skin tones.Β It’s infused with lychee and chamomile extracts for a super subtle, glowy flush of color.

Mini Product Review:

I love receiving products that are suitable for all skin tones, and this one looked really good against my skin. I love peachy blushes because those look best on my skin and this one was amazingly soft as well. It blended so wonderfully, and I didn’t need to dip into the pan more than twice to get the perfect wash of color on my cheeks.

And I’ve never heard of lychee before, but apparently that ingredient is responsible for a subtle, glowy flush of color, and it really does make my skin look good! I’m sold on this product too! I think it’s a great color for spring. πŸ™‚

Cruelty Free? Yes, and vegan according to their site.


OFRA Cosmetics
Liquid Lipstick in Ipsy Unzipped

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Quick Description & Claims:

This liquid lip color stays in check all day. One swipe in the A.M. lasted through breakfast, lunch, and happy hour.Β It’s really creamy and moisturizing, so you won’t have to keep applying balm over it to avoid that dreaded dry lip feeling.

We created this pretty berry shade just for you with our friends at OFRA, inspired by our sexy #ipsyUnzipped vibes.Β 

Mini Product Review:

Whooo! Another exclusive, three in one bag!! Whaaa??

I’ll admit at first I wasn’t super excited because it looks like a dark shade that will be no good for spring and summer, but guys!!! I’m sold on this one too! I know I keep saying that but it’s THAT good! And the shade is gorgeous!! Even for a berry tone, I’d say I could pull this off during spring.

Anyway, one swipe provides full coverage. I was AMAZED at how soft and smooth the formula was. Being a liquid lipstick, I was worried it would dry my lips but it’s moisturizing!

I can’t really say it lasted through my meals, after my second meal it did start fading on the middle of my lips, so you may* need to re-apply. So while it’s not extremely long-lasting during meals (in my experience), it still held up perfectly and my lips still had some color. Also, I believe this is my first OFRA liquid lipstick, so that was another exciting thing–it didn’t disappoint!

Cruelty Free? Yes! And vegan! PETA & Leaping Bunny certified!


Biobelle
Perfecting Primer Facial Mask

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Quick Description & Claims:

Need to prep your skin for makeup that’ll last all night long? First step: this radiance enhancing mask.Β This sheet mask boosts facial texture, minimizes pores, and evens skin tone in just 5 short minutes.Β It’s made with tea tree oil, rosehip extract, and vitamin C to make your skin look smoother, more hydrated, and super glowy.

Mini Product Review:

This mask worked well for my skin. It was really wet, but it didn’t slip off my face. It did however have a LOT of serum, so much my face felt wet when I took it off. I smoothed the serum into my neck and decolletage but there was still so much left I had to tap the excess off with a tissue so my skin could absorb the rest.

Aside from the excessive amount of serum on the mask, I really liked it and it made my skin feel soo soft and smooth. I so badly need more hydrating masks like this one because the winter has been drying out my skin, and this mask moisturized my dry spots so well! πŸ˜€

No irritation, no redness, just smooth, hydrated, glowy skin! πŸ™‚

Cruelty Free? Yes, according to their site.


MOTD

I’ve been doing lots of everyday / wearable looks lately, but I wanted to do something different and I chose the purple shades from the PacificaΒ Beach Crystals palette. I also used the Seraphine Botanicals blush and the OFRA liquid lipstick–which goes so well with the eyes in my opinion. πŸ™‚

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And yes, if you missed my My 2018 Hair TransformationΒ post from earlier today, I did get a haircut over the weekend. πŸ™‚

PRODUCT SWATCHES

I loved how every single product swatched, especially the Pacifica Beach Crystals palette. And they all wear so much better! πŸ™‚ I wish I wouldn’t have forgotten to swatch them wet!!

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It seems every single product is cruelty free (and some brands are also vegan) which is AMAZING! I love getting bags with only CF items because it’s important to support those brands. I really did like all the products and I’m glad to have gotten the chance to try some new brands through Ipsy this month.

What did you get in your bag? Did you like the products?
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Disclosure: this review is a personal opinion and is honest. I do not receive compensation for my reviews. Product(s) was/were purchased by me, unless noted otherwise.

25 thoughts on “February 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag Review + Swatches

    1. I love it too! It’s going to come in handy when I need to travel! 😁 by the way, I noticed you followed me, but I was unable to follow you back πŸ€” are you not on wordpress?

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    1. So am i! The blush is freaking amazing, I’m glad it suits every skin tone because the ones that don’t worry me deeply lol.
      Awh maybe they’ll have them again some other month? I hope you get to try them.

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  1. I LOVE your makeup look. I got that lip cream in one of my other bags, and I really like it. It does go so well with that purple eye too. I wish I had gotten that Pacifica palette. I got the island Pacifica palette last summer in one of my bags, and I really liked it.

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    1. Thank you! 😁 Yeah the formula is amazing isn’t it?! I love how soft it feels and I’m so glad it didn’t dry out my lips. The palette is so pretty and the formula is smooth. I don’t remember seeing the island palette, what shades does it have?

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