January 2017 Ipsy Unboxing – Metropolis

This month Ipsy’s theme was Metropolis. This is my favorite bag that I have gotten in the past 7 months! It’s a pretty, pale lilac/blue with little holes in it showing through the icy, steel grey interior – mimicking some of our most incredible skyscrapers.

But the best part is what’s inside:

Manna Kadar 3 in 1 – Fantasy Eye shadow – The eyeshadow is really pretty and perfect for everyday wear. It has an amazing pay off.  This is supposed to be wearable as a highlighter and/or blush, but it’s too dark for me to wear as a highlighter in the winter. It may be a great summer highlight, though! And I’ll have to try it out as a blush and get back to you guys.


Pacifica Blushious in Wildrose – My initial impression is that this isn’t for me. Trying to swatch this was a nightmare – it was almost impossible to get anything to show up. I have no idea how it will actually work as a blush, but I might give it a shot today.


IT Cosmetics -Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Anti-Aging Concealer –The concealer itself is  gorgeous but too dark for my under eyes.  I will probably use it with my other dewy finish foundations as regular concealer. It is a thicker concealer, but it blends out wonderfully and would be great for covering small blemishes and imperfections.


January 17 Ipsy Swatch

Left to Right: Manakadar Eyeshadow, Pacifica Blush, and It Cosmetics Concealer

Lasting Smiles Lip Balm in Passion Fruit Mango – This might be one of the simplest, but most fun products I’ve received from Ipsy.  It’s a clear fruity-scented lip balm, but the company Lasting Smiles was started by Founder Zoe Mesnik-Greene selling them door to door to raise money to fund cleft palate repair surgeries! How amazing is that?! This year, they are going to repair over 300 cleft deformities in babies!


Ciate London Geology Top Coat – Last but, certainly not least, this clear top coat.  You can apply it over any brand of nail polish to turn your at-home mani into a long lasting gel manicure.  I wasn’t expecting much from this, but it rocked my socks. This made my basic Essie Mani last for almost a week and a half. I’m super rough on my nails and am lucky to get 24 hours out of fresh polish, but this was a game changer.  I’ve used this top coat twice since I’ve received it.  You do have to be careful to not to pull to hard when you apply the topcoat or it will drag a little of the previous color layer off the nail.  So be gentle.  And if you get the polish on your fingers (like me – queen of mess), it peels off with ease when it dries.

January 2017 Ipsy Swatches - It Cosmetics Concealer

Left to Right: Manakadar Eyeshadow, Pacifica Blush, and It Cosmetics Concealer Blended

For only $10.00 per month, Ipsy is a great subscription option for those of you who want to try new things or even get a little treat each month in the mail.  I’m always pleasantly surprised with the makeup and skincare products I receive! The bag designs aren’t always my favorite, but they are cute and super handy for keeping my purse organized.  If you want to check Ipsy out, you can use my affiliate link here: Ipsy Beauty Subscription. If you sign up through my link, I do not get any money – I only earn points that can be redeemed through Ipsy’s rewards store. If you have any questions, please let me know!

January Ipsy Unboxing Pinterest Graphic

Are you already signed up for Ipsy? What did you get in your January bag? Let me know and leave me links – I’d love to check them out!
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