Thursday, August 28, 2014

New IpsyPoints Reward - Bella Pierre Bronzer and Lip&Cheek Stain

Ipsy just added a new 1000 Point Reward - a duo of deluxe sized Bella Pierre products. This set contains a Lip and Cheek stain in "Pink" and a Mineral Bronzer in the shade "Peony". This set has a retail value of $22, a good deal for 1000 points, especially since these are generously sized delxue samples. As usual, there's only a limited number available, and I will update the post when they're sold out.  

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Mystery Ipsy Bag

 A few weeks ago, Ipsy offered a new type of IpsyPoints Reward. For 1500 points, you got a mystery glam bag that supposedly offered five of the most popular products ever sent out, in one of the most popular bags. It sounded promising enough, so I redeemed for it, seeing as it was the only IpsyPoints reward to pique my interest in several months. I received it today, and I gotta say...I don't think these are some of the most popular products ever sent out. In typical Ipsy fashion, shipping was awful. I received my shipping notice on the 20th, and it sat in the Hebron, Kentucky DHL hub for 5 days, and got the bag two days after the estimated delivery date. I guess I can't really complain, since I expected this bag to come along with my September bag. Anyway, click through to see what came in this Mystery Glam Bag.

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pencil Swatches+First Impressions

Pixi's Endless Silky Eye Pencils ($12) are awesome pencil eyeliners. I've heard a lot of hype about them and can I just say that they deserve every word of it. I picked up a set of five Endless Silky Eye Pencils from HauteLook a few weeks ago, and it was love at first swatch. I've been using all five shades nearly non stop, and today I bring you swatches and a quick first impression of each. 
 Black Cocoa is a deep, warm brown with a satin finish. This pencil has strong color payoff and excellent lasting power - its quickly become my go to brown.
 Black Noir is an intense, satiny, cool toned black. My photos do not do justice to how rich and deep this pencil is. Black Noir is super creamy, and insanely pigmented. This black liner lasts incredibly well, even on the waterline.
 Deep Plum is a warm, shimmery purple. Though it has the same smooth formula, it isn't quite as pigmented as the two previous shades.
 Oyster Glow is an iridescent gilded ivory color that's subtle, brightening and beautiful on the waterline or in the inner corner
Sage Gold is an olive green with distinct flecks of gold glitter. This pencil's texture is noticeably grittier than the rest that I've tried, though still easy to apply. Color payoff also isn't as strong. Despite it's weaknesses, I've been reaching for Sage Gold the most. 

This product was gifted to me.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Benefit Rockitude Rose Gold Lip&Cheek Kit Swatches+First Impressions

Benefit's newest "BeneKit" is Rockitude - a "Rockin' Rose Gold Lip&Cheek Kit". This four piece value kit is comprised of the Rockateur Box-o-Powder Blush and Plush Gloss, along with two classic Benefit products - BeneTint Lip&Cheek Tint and High Beam Highlighter. This kit sells for $28 at Sephora, Ulta, and other Benefit retailers - though it may not be on the shelves yet, I had to ask for mine at Sephora today. Benefit does not test on animals. Click through for a peek at the products inside.
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