Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag Loquacious Lorna

Ipsy March 2016 Glam Bag Review – Hello Spring

 

Ipsy is a monthly cosmetics subscription bag costing $14.95 (US) a month which delivers assorted make-up and beauty goodies based on your preferences and colouring to its subscribers. Each person receives a slightly different group of products from a large selected pool related to that month’s theme.

Each month Ipsy comes with a different theme, Ipsy’s March 2016 Glam bag theme is Hello Spring!

 Ipsy Review March Pinterest Glam Bag Loquacious Lorna

Ipsy March 2016 Glam Bag (Floral Orange and Turquoise Bag)

Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag Loquacious Lorna

I was a little disappointed when my ‘Sneak Peek’ showed I was getting the mostly turquoise version with orange lines, but instead this one arrived. Don’t tease me with a gorgeous blue and then throw this thing at me instead. Not cool.

I just really like turquoise, ok…plus it’s fun to say. Turquoise, turquoise, turquoise. The word has lost all meaning.

Anyway, over time this bag grew on me. So I guess it wasn’t that big of a deal.

Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag Loquacious Lorna
I don’t even know who this is…I just love gifs, okay.

Fleek-o-meter Rating: No Big Deal.

Bobble bobble   Bobble bobble   Bobble bobble   From the Dark World    From the Dark World


Pixi by Petra Beauty Blush Duo in Rose Gold

Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag Pixie by Petra Loquacious Lorna

Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag Pixie by Petra Loquacious Lorna


Sample Size: Roughly 1/2 of original size.

Approx cost: $8.00

Ipsy Says:

This silky blush gives the perfect sheer flush on the apples of your cheeks. Its natural mineral powder formula reflects light, applies true to colour, is hydrating and feels lightweight on the skin. Each duo features two shades to be worn alone or layered.

  • Natural-looking glow
  • Apply with a fluffy soft brush
Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag Pixie by Petra Loquacious Lorna
Heavily layered swatch

Lorna Says:

Not a great product for my skin tone/coloring. I am extremely pale (think vampire) with blue eyes and while this looked very pretty on the palette, even with lots of layering it could barely be seen on my skin. Just a subtle shimmer when the light hits…which is really not anything. I also wasn’t sure if they should be used together or use the lighter color to highlight. I tried both, but when it came right down to it, this color just wasn’t pigmented enough to show up on my skin. Might look lovely on darker skin tones though.

Just absolutely unsuitable for the undead.

Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag Pixie by Petra Loquacious Lorna
Note the lack of visible blush.

Fleek-o-meter Rating: Fleekin’ crap

Bobble bobble    From the Dark World     From the Dark World     From the Dark World     From the Dark World


Manna Kadar Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Fantasy

Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag Manna Kadar Fantasy Loquacious Lorna

Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag Manna Kadar Fantasy Loquacious Lorna

Sample Size: Unknown.

Approx cost: $18.00 (for full size)

Ipsy Says:

Manna Kadar Cosmetics 3-in-1 “Fantasy” shadow can be used as a eyeshadow, blush, highlighter. This highly pigmented product is the perfect shade for any skin tone.

  • Universal shade
  • Multi-use
  • Highly pigmented and long-lasting

Lorna Says:

This is an absolutely beautiful color (although I wish Ipsy would stop sending me bronzish colors). On the eyelids it’s actually a shimmery pink bronze. It’s very pigmented and doesn’t need a ton of application, blends smoothly and looks lovely.

The one negative would be that the eyeshadow is actually a little crumbly.

Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag Manna Kadar Fantasy Loquacious Lorna
Light swatch on vampire skin.

Fleek-o-meter Rating: Fleek, yes!

Bobble bobble   Bobble bobble   Bobble bobble   Bobble bobble   From the Dark World


Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist (Sample size)

Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag Alterna Haircare volumising spray Loquacious Lorna

Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag Alterna Haircare volumising spray Loquacious Lorna
Sample Size: Original size is 2.71 times bigger.

Approx cost: $10.33

Ipsy Says:

A multi-tasking treatment styler nourishes, replenishes and preserves the health of each hair strand, while delivering 2x the volume! It delivers long-lasting style and holding power from the roots to the ends with a touchable soft feel.

  • Marine Plumping Complex: strengthens fine hair to restore hair’s natural thickness and reduces hair breakage
  • Caviar Extract: contains amino acids and Omega 3 fatty acids that help smooth the hair shaft and increase shine
  • Keratin, Panthenol and Biotin: stimulates and hydrates the scalp helping to strengthen the hair shaft

Lorna Says:

“touchable soft feel”

“touchable soft feel”

Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag Alterna Haircare volumising spray Loquacious Lorna

Despite it’s amazing smell, this neither made any volume or left my hair touchably soft. If I could give one descriptor for what this product did to my hair, it would be this:

Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag Alterna Haircare volumising spray Loquacious Lorna

So thanks, Alterna Haircare. For killing the last shred of hope I had in labels. You monster.

Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag Alterna Haircare volumising spray Loquacious Lorna

Fleek-o-meter Rating: NOT TOUCHABLY SOFT

Bobble bobble   Bobble bobble      From the Dark World   From the Dark World    From the Dark World


Beau Gâchis® Paris Eyeshadow Brush

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Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag Beau eyeshadow brush Loquacious Lorna

Sample Size: Full Size.

Approx cost: $12.00

Ipsy Says:

Beau Gâchis® Paris’ Cosmetic Eyeshadow Brush enables beautiful, flawless application of loose and cream shadows. This handmade brush distributes pigment evenly and smoothly, and can be used to apply powder, liquid or cream products as well.

  • Individually constructed from the finest animal hair and purest synthetic fibers for quality and durability
  • Ultra soft bristles that blend easily and soften lines
  • Matte black wooden handle and durable ferrules as used by professionals

Lorna Says:

It’s hard to really judge a make-up brush when it isn’t bad. It either does exactly what it’s supposed to, or everything goes horribly awry. So I guess the best I can say about this makeup eyeshadow brush is this. The hairs didn’t fall out. It applied powdered eyeshadow well and blended it evenly.

As for the rest, only time will tell. But as of this review I would say this is an average eyeshadow brush that works well, looks good and is comfortable to use.

 


Fleek-o-meter Rating: Above Average.

Bobble bobble   Bobble bobble   Bobble bobble   Bobble bobble   From the Dark World


NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick (in Kitten Heels)

Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag NYX Liquid Suede Kitten heels Loquacious Lorna

 Sample Size: Full size

Approx cost: $10.00

Ipsy Says:

Doll up your lips with plush and vibrant color! NYX’s Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick glides on smooth and sets into a striking matte finish. Velvety soft and waterproof, this long-lasting lippie creates a positively polished look with every swipe.

  • Waterproof, liquid lipstick infused with avocado oil and Vitamin E
  • Super pigmented lipstick goes on opaque and dries to matte finish
  • Delivers long-wearing, vivid color in one creamy swipe

Ipsters who sample this in their Glam Bag will receive the shade Pink Lust, Kitten Heels, or Soft Spoken.

Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag NYX Liquid Suede Kitten heels Loquacious Lorna
Kitten heels

Lorna Says:

As an extremely fair skinned person (100% Scottish,remember previously mentioned vamp skin) I never thought I’d be able to pull off very red lipsticks. When I received this in my Ipsy bag I was more than a little nervous. But it just goes to show confidence is 100% of the battle, because it looks amazing on, despite my fair skin. This is very easy to apply and to fix mistakes and it dries with a lovely, non-sticky matte.

Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag NYX Liquid Suede Kitten heels Loquacious Lorna
Hell yes.

There’s just something about it that makes you feel super glam. The consistency is super nice and goes on smooth, dries smooth and lasts reasonably well even when eating and drinking. This has quickly become one of my go-to shades.

I am absolutely in love. I’ve heard it compared to Kat Von D’s lipsticks (very popular amongst beauty bloggers) but on a budget.

Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag NYX Liquid Suede Kitten heels Loquacious Lorna
I’m also digging the fractal lid top

Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag NYX Liquid Suede Kitten heels Loquacious Lorna


Fleek-o-meter Rating: Have my lipstick babies!

Bobble bobble   Bobble bobble   Bobble bobble   Bobble bobble   Bobble bobble


March’s bag was another rollercoaster ride, but one thing I have to say overall is that the value was pretty amazing. Large sizes samples or full sized products and the bag was worth far more than I pay this month, so I’m happy. While I may not have loved every product, I had a blast trying them all and got a great variety of items.

Star of the Bag: NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

Ultimate fail: Pixi by Petra Beauty Blush Duo in Rose Gold

If you want to sign up for Ipsy, you can click the link to use my referral code, or simply google it.


February Glam Bag Overall Score – THREE LORNAS out of five.

Bobble bobbleBobble bobbleBobble bobbleFrom the Dark World     From the Dark World

Value for money – FIVE LORNAS out of five.

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Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag Loquacious Lorna

Ipsy Review March Hello Spring Glam Bag Loquacious Lorna

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All opinions are my own, always 100 percent honest. I received no compensation for this review and Ipsy is something I pay for out of my own money. If you have any suggestions or comments for Loquacious Lorna, please leave a comment below. To see more from me and watch me accuse haircare makers of being liars subscribe to me by email on the left sidebar or via Bloglovin’.

 

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Montreal based Scot who writes about tech, beauty, DIY, Plus size issues, fashion, video games, life, how to be frugal and many more.

  • Christine Broughton

    Wow great #Ispy Review You look beautiful xo

    • Awww, thanks sweetie! Can’t wait to review this month’s. Loving it so far!