Last month, I was introduced to a subscription service called Ipsy.. Simply put, for $10 each month (with free shipping) you get a small makeup bag with 5 or 6 products inside. Sometimes the products are full size products, other times they are sample sizes. Being one who isn't all that crazy about spending 10 bucks on 1 tube of lipstick only to find out that the color looks absolutely terrible on me, I figured it would be a great opportunity to try new makeup without too much of a commitment.
When I got my first bag, my oldest fell in love with it and asked for her own Ipsy subscription. This month was the first month we both received bags so we had fun stalking the mailbox waiting to see what we got. Each month has a theme to it that the makeup bag centers around. For the month of May, the theme was Jetsetter and while I'm not sure how the bag ties in, we still enjoyed it.
This was our haul this month :)
|Our entire haul between the two of us (minus one makeup bag).. Not bad for 20 bucks :)|
First was the Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint, a waterproof, non-sticky, matte finish. She received the shade Narcissist. I don't allow Alyssa to wear extremely dark shades of makeup, so this tint is just enough to provide some color without being too much.
Next up is Dermalogica Clear Start - Breakout Clearing All Over Toner. This unique all-over mist purifying toner controls excess oils and helps eliminate breakouts on the face and body. Lemongrass and bitter orange refresh, energize and revive skin. Salicylic acid combined with sesame seed extract helps minimize the surface oils that cause breakouts. For a teenager who worries about her complexion and about breakouts, THIS is a perfect product for her :)
These Ipsy bags were alot of fun for the two of us and she's already asking when the next one will be coming. If nothing else, it's 10 dollars well spent on bonding time with my oldest, trying various makeup techniques and products.