Ipsy March 2018 {CREATE}

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tarte sex kitten eyeliner
Full Size Price: $20.00
Sample size value is approximately: $10.00
This is a waterproof, gel eyeliner that claims to have a no-tug formula. It also claims to have a 12 hour finish that can be used on the lashline and inner rim. I was disappointed at this product's pigmentation on the waterline, the only place I tend to wear eyeliner. When looking at the site's picture of the product it is extremely charcoal black on the waterline and mine is quite dull even when trying to apply more product. It also is quite dry for being a gel and it tugged quite a bit when applying which didn't give me a crisp look. Overall, I didn't care for the product so I won't be purchasing the full size.

Pink Pewter Professional "Splash & Swirl" Makeup Sponge
Full Size Price: $12.00
This is a makeup sponge that is latex free and is used to create flawless blending. It claims to be ideal for cream application and contouring. The pattern of each sponge is unique as each is created with a different swirl and design, so no two sponges are alike in looks. I used this damp as instructed and found that it did a decent job at applying my liquid foundation. I did find the sponge to be a bit too soft for my preference but it did blend my makeup with ease and I felt that it didn't absorb too much product. From my research, this does appear to be the first full size product this month and one I would consider repurchasing.

Glossier Balm Dotcom in Mint
Full Size Price: $12.00
Sample size value is approximately: $5.60
This is a hydrating multipurpose lip balm and skin salve that contains antioxidants and natural emollients to nourish and repair dry, chafed skin. I received the mint scent which reminded me of a spearmint gum, the formula is thick so be aware that a little goes a long way. I did find that it tingled slightly on where my lips were a bit chapped but overall it felt quite nice and did a great job at moisturizing for a long period of time. I would purchase the full size of this product.

City Color Cosmetics Glow Duo
Full Size Price: $5.99
Sample size value is approximately: $2.99
This is a duo shimmer highlighter, one is a cream formula and the other is a powder. You can use each of the highlighters separately or for a more dramatic look, apply the cream formula as a base and then the powder on top. I used the cream formula under my eyebrow and found it had a nice white shimmer to it that was pigmented but not over powering. I then used the powder formula over my cheekbones and liked the subtle bronze color it gave. I enjoyed both of these and think they would suit many skintones. I would purchase the full size of this product.

Contour Cosmetics Lip Liner in shade "Juju"
Full Size Price: $18.00
This is a lip liner that claims to ensure precise definition for a perfect pairing with a liquid lipstick. I found this shade to be a great match for nude lip colors. This product is a bit drying so the application process can be a bit difficult because at times I felt I was going to snap the product from the amount of pressure I was having to use. I did enjoy the color payoff and found it paired well with my nude lipstick of choice. I would consider purchasing other shades, especially if the formula differs at all. From my research, this does appear to be the second full size product this month.

My March Glam Bag is valued at $48.59.
I pay $10.00 a month for my subscription, so I received an additional value of $38.59.

Overall, I enjoyed this month's bag especially as it contained quite a few new brands to me. My favorite product from this month's bag was the lip balm. 

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Down in the comments, let me know your favorite lip balm.

As always any requests, questions, or comments are greatly appreciated. Talk to you soon!

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