Vasanti Cosmetics Brighten Up! Exfoliating Cleanser
I was so excited to see this in my Ipsy bag, not only is this brand Canadian but I am also a long time user of their Liquid foundation and Cleopatra Eyeliner. In fact I very rarely use anyone else’s foundation. I have been eyeing this cleanser for quite some time and now I know that I definitely need it in my permanent beauty routine. This cleanser is 99% Natural, 100% Paraben-free as well as 100% Vegan, it contains very tiny powerful scrubbing beads enriched with Papaya, Micro-crystals and Aloe that work instantaneously for brightened skin and over time it claims to help with fine lines, large pores, and so on. I can say after the few used I can see a slight change in my skin tone, it is starting to look more even and brighter, so much so that I haven’t used foundation in a few days. I am not sure I would use it more than 2-3 times a week though due to how powerful it can be on my sensitive skin but I do know this is my new go to exfoliator. Bonus if you go to vasanticosmetics.com a 6 month supply is only $34 with 30% off if you use the code IPSY30 this month making it only 23.80 for a 6 month supply, you cannot beat that!
Liptini Special Edition Lipstick in Starlet Cocktail
I was hoping this lipstick was going to be a mulberry colour like it showed online but it is more of a really deep red. What I like about this, aside from the fact it is Paraben-free and vegan, is that it offers buildable coverage. The first layer you put on looks like a coloured gloss, second layers looks like a sheer lipstick and third is a full on coloured lipstick. Some people don’t like that but I personally find it handy, makes the product very versatile for many different looks and uses. You can even dab a bit on your cheeks for a nice evening blush. This lipstick is for sale at http://www.tinibeauty.com use the code IPSYFASHION and receive 40% off plus a free full size Lacquer in Kir Royale
Pixi by PetraBrow Powder Trio
I have always had thick long brows, a few months ago I would have told you my eyebrows don’t need anything done but a little shaping but lately I have been trimming the hair down because they have a tendency to go crazy. Doing this shows off the scar I have on my left brow so I started using fillers and lining them to make them look polished. So when I saw this trio I thought it would be perfect to fill in the few spots and highlight, but sadly was wrong. The quality in the pigment just isn’t there. You can’t even notice the highlighter dry and the other two are mediocre at best. I find that if you spray the palette with a setting spray or wet your brushes first they show better and stay longer, but you mine as well use your eyeshadows. I really wanted to like this, would have been perfect for travel but it ended up being a dud. They are lighter than in the photo, I could barely get the light to show on my skin tone.
NYX Cosmetics ipsy Eye Shadow Trio
I have heard amazing things about NYX from many of my friends but hadn’t really tried any of their stuff so when I saw this I didn’t know what to expect but was so happy because these 3 colours are the colours I usually go to for when I am in the office. Honestly these shadows are not bad at all, the light tan colour needs to be dabbed on a few times or wet to show really well but the other two went on smooth and blended really well. I used my Kat Von D setting spray and these shadows lasted me the whole day with barely any fading. It convinced me that I need to try more NYX cosmetics, specially since there are inexpensive. If you would like to try out this palette they have it on sale for $3 at nyxcosmetics.com
TEMPTU S/B Highlighter in Champagne Shimmer
This Shimmer/Bronzer is sooo pretty. Not good for the office but perfect for beach days, special occasions or a night out! As everyone probably already knows, I really enjoy buildable products and controlling the look of something. This lets you do just that, it can be applied with fingertips, brush or sponge, I use my fingers because it is really easy to move around and blend. Put on one layer for a simple sheer shimmer or two for a nice bronze summer glow that lasts all day. Another good thing about this product is that it is oil-free and hypoallergenic for those with sensitive skin. You can get in online at temptu.com and 20% off with the code IPSYTEMPTU
xxoo Harvest Girl