My February 2014 glam bag was a big, hearty “meh.” The product I was most excited to get turned out to be a bust, and only one of the products in the bag was truly a hit.
* ModelCo Blush in Cosmopolitan
* City Color Creamy Lip Stain in Flirtini
* Emite Professional Eyelash Curler
* Eva NYC Up All Night Volumizing Spray
* Mitchell & Peach Fine Radiance Face Oil in Flora No. 1
To start off, two of the products were more or less useless to me. I don’t use a volumizing spray (though my hair is fine, it’s so long that sprays have no effect), and I almost never curl my lashes (they are so long that when I do, they smudge mascara all over my browbone). So starting off, we’re 0-2.
The Mitchell & Peach face oil was a surprise win for me, though! I honestly was not expecting to be excited about this product. Face oils are so BLEH to me, and as someone who breaks out easily, I always worry they’ll leave me a pimply, greasy mess. However, this winter has been brutal, and I have been feeling tight and dry around my nose and undereye area, so I tried some of this out. It feels WONDERFUL when worn. It does not leave me greasy, and it absorbs easily, leaving my skin feeling like silk. The delicate floral fragrance is also quite nice.
On to the color products:
ModelCo’s Cosmopolitan blush is a peachy pink. I didn’t even photograph my swatch it because there was no point. When I applied it, it sat atop my skin. When I blended it, it blended straight off. It was so powdery, it barely adhered to my skin at all. It’s a terrible formula, and it’s getting chucked. Garbage.
City Color’s Creamy Lip Stain in Flirtini is pretty so-so. It doesn’t stain. It’s also not, as purported, truly matte– it’s somewhere between a satin and a matte. Still, for all that, it does look nice on my lips, de-emphasizing dryness and lines. However, the mousse-like formula is a bit oily and it never really dries, which means it transfers on to EVERYTHING. Plus it smells like if you melted plastic and mangoes together. Meh. A hearty, hearty meh.
Here is a shot of me wearing it: it’s not particularly representative of the color, but I needed to document just how much my hair was making me look like a Pretty Pretty Princess on that day.
So, that’s a wrap on February 2015. My last couple of bags have been pretty meh. Hopefully next month will be better. At least they’re not Birchbox, sending me foil shampoo samples every month.