Ipsy May 2018 Review

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Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription. Get five makeup, beauty, skincare, and hair care items in a cute bag for $10 a month! It’s the most popular subscription box and a great way to sample new colors and beauty brands.

The May Glam Bag features a cute travel-inspired design.

This month’s theme is Go There.

I get the theme already because of the post stamp design in front of the pouch. Perfect for on the go beauties.

Then, there’s a sudden character change with a branded plain peach colored back. From globe trotting gal in the front to a simple dainty chick at the back real quick! 

Oh, so much orange! Very summer-ready!

These girls look they’re having so much fun!

It is nice that they got this month’s theme inspired from their own experience.

Everything in my May bag!

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111Skin Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask ($32) Infused with 24k gold and replenishing Damask rose extract, this formula has anti-inflammatory and brightening properties which deals with uneven skin tone and blemishes. It also helps improve your puffy undereye area. And yes, that’s the price for ONE mask!

You don’t have to wash it off before applying makeup. It is recommended to be used after cleansing and toning and before applying moisturizer. Leave for 20 minutes and use 3 times per week. It is pricey for a mask if you ask me. Good thing it is included in Ipsy. But if you are getting a whole facial spa treatment in one use of this mask, why not right?

Tarte Cosmetics Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder ($8.54) This is a soft and translucent setting powder that has a skin perfecting formula which minimizes the appearance of pores and imperfections.

It has 2 holes in the middle for product pick up as opposed to the normal multiple holes we see from other products. Other than being matte and setting makeup, it also has Amazonian clay for it to stay longer at your face. Lightly brush it on your face to avoid clumping or being cakey with your foundation.

Touch In Sol Style Sepia Gel-Liner in Jardin ($?) It’s a creamy textured dark brown eyeliner that glides to the skin smoothly and makes it easy to line every part of the eyes. It doesn’t smudge, and it’s oil proof too.

The swatch looks great! It is not streaky or clumpy. It is pigmented so you don’t have to repeat the strokes and I did see the “diamond” sparkle!

 Air Repair Skincare Complexion Quenching Facial Mist ($1.69) This hydrating facial mist like this is my dry skin’s best friend. A few sprays make my skin instantly nourished. It contains hyaluronic acid that can lock in moisture that makes your dehydrated skin refreshed and it also has a cooling sensation. It was not indicated on the packaging but you can also use this formula as a toner. You just have to apply it to a cotton pad and wipe over your cleansed face.

Kokie Cosmetics Nail Polish in Fresh Picked ($4.98) I love the packaging! They made a good job of concealing the product and giving us a sneak peek at the same time so it will not be hard for us to choose.

This brand produces quality lacquer with a long-lasting formula that prevents it from chipping off easily. This chic pink color is super gorgeous! It is dainty and feminine.I’m super in love with this color! I can use this every day. Its pigment has full coverage on nails which makes the color not too loud but not boring either so it’s perfect.

Well, Ipsy did a great job in the curation of these wonderful products and everything just fits the Go There theme. This season is the season for globe-trotting so I can definitely use the pouch along all featured products while I’m at it. I have Kokie nail polish that doesn’t chip off easily so it can stay during the course of my trip. Air Repair Mist works as a toner as well so no need to bring another bottle and I can always use it as a mist whenever my face feels dry. The oil proof, anti-smudge Touch In Sol eyeliner, and Tarte mattifying powder are both helpful for freshening me up and when I get tired I can always use the Rose Gold Brightening Mask to have a luxurious facial spa treatment in the comfort of my hotel. About $52 in value for this month’s bag!

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  • scootert32

    Your bag looks great, mine was different with the GRACE & STELLA
    Dead Sea Mud Mask. It comes in a tube and I used it last night. Love it! I also got the SLMISSGLAM
    N15 Eyeshadow Brush, ELIZABETH MOTT
    Shimmer Eyeshadow Single in Mermaid Teal, and DOUCCE
    Maxlash Volumizer Mascara. Love everything and my first time getting a subscription bag, I am thrilled with it.