June Ipsy

It’s that time of the month again- the time when fabulous surprise packages pop up in my mailbox and cheer up my day with new makeup to experiment with. This month’s Ipsy bag was jungle-themed and called “On the Wild Side.”

I have to admit- I totally ruined the surprise and checked the Ipsy sneak peek basically the second it was announced on their site. I kept telling myself that I wouldn’t check it out so the package would be a TOTAL surprise, but I couldn’t stop myself. NEXT month I’ll restrain myself better. 😉

I did get a bit of a surprise because the bags are slightly varied, but one thing I was seriously lusting after magically appeared in my bag. The Cailyn Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner in Iron ($21). It even explains how to use it, something I have never really been told with eyeliner for some reason. (Pinterest to the rescue, Ipsy for the touchdown!)

cailynHow to draw the perfect eyeline:

1. Gently pull your eyelid with finger.

2. Dip the built-in brush into the Cailyn gel eyeliner.

3. Start drawing a line from inner to outer corner of your eye.

4. Fill in the line along the eyelashes if desires.

Thank you Cailyn- you taught me the most simple makeup lesson that for some reason I never learned. (Like shaving- my mom never taught me to shave!)

I was just as stoked to find the Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil ($18) among my loot. I’ve been playing with contours lately, and the pencil was something I was going to go out and find at a store- but instead, it came right to my door. It goes on really smooth and really brightens up my face really nicely. I especially needed it the other morning after I didn’t get any sleep because of the neighbors newborn. (AHHHH)

Chella highlighter

Chella highlighter

I also recently ran out of bronzer, so the NYX Rouge Cream Blush ($6) came at the PERFECT TIME! However, it’s not very noticeable. I know I know, you don’t want bronzer to be noticeable, but I literally couldn’t tell that I put it on. I’m going to try again tomorrow morning with a different routine.

The other two of the five products are Starlooks Lip Pencil in bare ($12) and J. Cat Sparkling Cream Palette ($4.49). I’ve never been a sparkles kinda gal, but that’s why I get these boxes- so I try something new.

If you aren’t already signed up with Ipsy, I highly recommend it. It’s $10 a month and one of the best surprises you’ll have all month long. (June Birchbox post to follow!)

June Ipsy "On the Wild Side"

June Ipsy “On the Wild Side”

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