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I was getting ready for work one morning recently, and I realized that I have never actually come back to review any of the Ipsy products that I've received and used. So, I've gathered up a collection of my favorites in order to share my impressions with you. I have enough for two posts, and this is part one. Let's get going, shall we?
Avene's Hydrance moisturizer, tarte's Maracuja Oil and Skyn's Glacial face wash.
I really like this skin care trio. I start by washing my face with the cooling cleanser, then moisturize with the Hydrance, and, afterwards, give my older face a bit of a lift with the oil. The face wash cleans gently and pretty thoroughly, while leaving my skin feeling refreshed. The moisturizer hydrates without being greasy and works well with my combination skin. The oil is great for areas that need more tlc - read: wrinkles - like under my eyes, my forehead, and my neck.
Neuma hair Smoothing Creme, and Jersey Shore Spa's Anti Aging Lip & Hand Polish.
I have the kind of hair that frizzes up at the first sign of humidity, and this smoothing creme works great at taming it. I put some on after blow-dry my hair, comb it through, and it really does help without having to use a ton. The polish, made with brown sugar and sprinkled with vanilla bean, works wonders on dried-out hands while smelling absolutely divine. I rub this into my hands, rinse it out, and wah-lah, soft hands! I follow it up with a nice hand creme, a cuticle treatment, and some nail polish. Now, that's pampering.
Trust Fund Beauty Liquid Lipcolor, Lipgloss, and Nyx Butter Lipstick.
Trust Fund Beauty seems to make products that I really like. Their matte light mauve liquid lipstick and pink lipgloss are the two lip colors I wear more than any other. I typically use the gloss for work days and the liquid lipstick - accentuated with lipliner - to go with my preferred purple color scheme on my eyes for weekend looks. However, this Nyx butter lipstick is a favorite color for a Fall weekend night out look.
The Balm's Meet Matt(e)Trimony, Naked's Mica Pigment, Pacifica eyeshadow, and Nyx eyeshadow.
These are the favorite eye shadows that I've ever received from Ipsy. The dark maroon color of Meet Matt(e) is on my favorites for a night look, and I always pair it with the far-right shiny purple shadow made by Nyx. The combination of matte and shiny go well together for a dramatic look. The Naked pot is a loose mica pigment in a shimmery light rose, and it's a great thing to apply on top of eyeshadow for a dramatic, bright, glittery look. Last, but not least, is the eyeshadow trio by Pacifica. The trio are shimmery (shimmery has been a trend over the last few years) colors in a light purple, light rust, and nude. As you might be able to tell, I've used that one a lot! It was a preferred item right after I got it as I used it daily there for awhile.