Here’s the Ipsy bag I received in April! I’ve had a hectic month, hence the very late post, but I will be done with finals soon, so I should be able to post more regularly over the summer. Now in case you didn’t know, Ipsy is a subscription beauty service which sends you five beauty samples or full-sized items for $10 per month! If you are interested in subscribing, feel free to use my referral link.
April’s theme was Beautifully Bohemian, and the bag was a colorful, woven material. I received the following products:
- Hikari Cosmetics Blush in Tango, $15.00
- Hey Honey Good Morning – Honey Silk Facial Serum, $11.55
- theBalm Cosmetics NUDE Dude Eyeshadow Single in Fit, $3.75
- Jor’el Parker Femina rollerball perfume, $21.00
- Starlooks Satin Finish Lip Gloss, $2.79
Total value of my bag this month = $54.09
While the value of this bag is quite high, I didn’t particularly enjoy the contents, simply because I received a lot of products I don’t use. I will only be using 1 out of the 5 products (the facial serum), so although this bag has high retail value, it has low personal value for me. There were a lot of other products I would have rather received, but I had a great bag last month, so this month’s bag kind of averages this out. Anyways, I’m looking forward to receiving the May bag soon!
Hikari Cosmetics Blush in Tango
Retails for $15.00
I wasn’t particularly excited for this product, mostly because of the shade. It’s a fairly vibrant, bright pink. However, I still wanted to give it a try since I have yet to found a blush that looks good with my skin tone. Unfortunately, this didn’t suit my skin tone that well, and it doesn’t look very natural in my opinion. This is a full size product, and I don’t anticipate using it often, so I will probably give it to a friend or try to find some other use for it. I used it on top of a lipstick for a matte lip look, but it’s inconvenient to apply.
Hey Honey Good Morning – Honey Silk Facial Serum
Estimated retail value of $11.55 (based on full size retailing at $41.00 for 1.20 oz)
This is a product I was happy to receive since I wanted to try more facial serums. I recently finished a facial serum (Sephora Ultimate Brightening Serum), so this came at a good time. The serum absorbs quickly and makes my skin feel so smooth! It has a faint honey scent. I am saving this for traveling later this month, since it’s a nice travel-friendly size.
theBalm Cosmetics NUDE Dude Eyeshadow Single in Fit
Estimated retail value of $3.75 (based on full size retailing at $36.00 for 0.336 oz)
Every Ipsy subscriber received this eyeshadow single in either Fit (shimmery copper) or Flirty (shimmery violet). I only wear eyeshadow maybe five days out of the year, and I already have other similar shades, so I will probably be giving this to a friend. I have heard good things about the palette, but eyeshadow is just a product I don’t use often enough for me to keep this.
Jor’el Parker Femina rollerball perfume
Retails for $21.00
Due to my abundance of perfume, I wasn’t very excited to receive this. The scent is okay, but I don’t like scents with vanilla, which this contains notes of. So I will probably also be giving this to a friend who would like and use it more.
Starlooks Satin Finish Lip Gloss in Cuddle
Estimated retail value of $2.79 (based on full size retailing at $13.00 for 0.14 oz)
Unfortunately, this is another product I won’t use. I don’t wear lip gloss, especially sparkly lip gloss, so I will passing this along to a friend. I also didn’t particularly like the shade.