1.) PEEK Beauty Natural Stain Brow Powder in Expresso
This was the item I was the most interested in sampling. I'm always looking for ways to enhance or shape my brows and this was easy enough to use! This shade is perfect for me, but the product actually comes as a duo with two colors, light and dark, which is easy to blend for the perfect custom color. I am also in love with the vintage tin packaging- makes me want to buy more of their products because they are adorable!
2.) Hey Honey Open Your Eyes Eye Contour Lifting Fluid
So happy to see a new product from one of my favorite Ipsy brands. Fortunately I don't have an issue with puffiness around my eyes so I can't comment on that factor, but the product feels nice going on and I also love that this has a few different uses in addition to reducing puffiness and brightening eyes, such as a concealer primer! If this product isn't for you, I highly recommend their moisturizer and face mask!
3.) City Color Cosmetics Eyeshadow Trio in Falling Leaves
Not going to lie, but I was not looking forward to this...until I saw the pretty shades in person. All three compliment each other but can be worn on their own. There are two shimmery shades which I love and one matte shade. This will make the perfect light smokey eyes look. I can't wait to try it out for some upcoming spring events.
4.) theBalm Cosmetics Mr. Write Now in Jack B. Bronze
I was not a huge fan of the bronze shade of this eyeliner, especially worn on its own. It provides a nice pigment, but there wasn't much of a contrast on my skintone. It also didn't smudge easily, which can be taken as a good or a bad depending on how you use it. However, I think this would pair nicely with gold eyeshadows.
5.) Lasting Smiles Organic Lip Balm in Peppermint Creme
Lip balm may not be exciting, but this was my favorite product in the bag. First off, one can never have too many balms! This was very moisturizing and the mint flavor makes my lips feel so fresh! Also, the ingredients are organic, which is a bonus. But the best part, every 1,000 lip balms sold pays for a cleft lip surgery for a child. I love products with a cause and will definitely get more from Lasting Smiles!
As much as I sometimes get bored of the eyeshadows, I really appreciated this theme and how the products all fit together! Even the bag joined in the fun with the colorful retro print; it's definitely one of my favorite bag styles so far. I loved sampling all of these and I'm already looking forward to what's coming next month.