Makeup Monday: Ipsy, September 2016


This was an interesting assortment.  Not much in the way of actual makeup…

  1. |★★★★☆| Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5 in 1 Styling Treatment ($15) – I’ve reviewed this before, and to reiterate, it works really well, but I don’t like the feeling of product (any product) in my hair, so…
  2. |★★★☆☆| Dr. G My Skin Mentor BB Cream ($32) – I would never pay that much for a cream that I’m not quite sure what it’s purpose is, but I do like it.  I’ve been using it as a tinted moisturizer, essentially, and it has good coverage.  Feels slightly heavy, but for something w/sunscreen, that’s not so bad.
  3. |★★☆☆☆| Too Faced Lip Injection ($28) – I’m really torn on this one.  It made my lips look amazing – berry colored, plump (god that’s a gross word, isn’t it?).  But, it made them feel tight, burning, chafed (also a gross word).  For someone who is prone to cold sores (yup, I’m just on a roll with the gross stuff right now), using it makes me nervous.
  4. |★★★★☆| Avene Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum ($38) – This seems…fine.  It hydrates, which is in the name, so that’s good…right?  Honestly, I can rarely tell the difference between moisturizers.  As long as they don’t have a lot of perfume or chemicals that irritate my face, I’m good to go.
  5. |★★★★★| Coastal Scents Elite Bamboo Collection Medium Shadow Brush ($3) – I LOVE this brush.  I couldn’t find the exact one for sale outside of a set, but no matter.  It’s great!  Big enough to apply to the lid or the highlight in one sweep.