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!)
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)
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.
- June Ipsy (strandstyle.wordpress.com)