But in the meantime, I received my next Ipsy!
And this time, I had tried none of the items! I swooped in on that hot pink Urban Decay lipstick (Anarchy is the color. While not fullsize, it's a suuuuper nice sized lipstick trial). I have been dying to order Nars Yu for ages, so this is a great opportunity to get the shocking pink out of my system. I live for Urban Decay eyeliners and eyeshadows, but have not tried a lipstick in ages (back when they looked like actual bullets, anyone? I had the most lovely frosted purple, that I swear was amazing. I paired it with a white-silver eye for a snow bunny look. Much more successful at age 22, perhaps). This formula is creamy and amazingly long lasting. Very thick, smooth, expensive. It's quite nice. I will definitely be rechecking them out (even though I swore never to buy lipstick in a tube again).
The second product that has been in heavy rotation is this amazing NYX cream blush. It's an orange creamsicle shimmer (Tickled) that is surprisingly light and happiness in a compact. I normally stay away from cream blush, as I feel it makes me even greasier. This formula added no grease and actually dries pretty quickly and matte. It's so easy to apply (fingers) and just smudges around into a natural, sunkissed look. I think I'm converted. I will still use my Nars powder blushes, but -if I'm honest- mainly because I'm cheap and they're almost full compacts. Oh, but how I recommend this NYX. AND IT'S ONLY SIX DOLLARS.
I just tried out the Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub and it's got a lovely spa feel and scent. It's a scrub, but very gentle. However, as I sit here, my face feels a bit oily. If I use this again (and I probably will, as it's a fairly large tube - like a travel size), I will make sure to only use it at night.
The last two items will probably be tested tomorrow. One is a BB cream with color match technology, which sounds pretty foolproof. We shall see. The other is Pixi mascara. How good/bad can it be? I'll let you know.
Two months in, I'm loving Ipsy. I really look forward to that pink bubble envelope and I really feel it's been a good value. I havent loved every item, but that's sort of the point. I didnt have to spend $25 to realize I hate a color or a formula. And I love those makeup bags!
UPDATE - I have to tell you how much I love that Pacifica BB cream. I was completely impressed by how effortlessly it absorbed into my skin and color matched as it claimed. It feels a bit glue-y when you first apply, but soaks in quickly and feels like nothing. If you like tinted moisturizer levels of coverage, this is a nice option. Especially as it's only $16. Not too much of a risk.