Makeup, Skincare

Ipsy Glam Bag-July

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Hi guys!  I know I’m super late with this post (I’m pissed at myself about it) but I think is better to be late than to never arrive (even though I hate being late).  So, before my August bag arrives, I wanted to get this up and kind of compare it with the June bag.

Let’s start!  So Ipsy is a monthly subscription where you get 5 samples based on a profile (quiz) you fill out stating your skin & eye color, what you like (lots of makeup, lots of skincare, colors you prefer, etc.)  I’ve been trying out what came in my bag for quite some time now and I’m going to let you know what worked and what didn’t.

In June’s bag I got 2 sheet masks, guess what?!  I got 2 sheet masks in the July bag too!  They’re from the brand Frecipe (different from last month).  One is a Pomegranate firming mask and the other is an Acai Berry calming mask.  Retails for $18 (Ipsy’s website) but it comes with 10 sheet masks.  I’ve only used the Acai Berry sheet mask and I don’t know if I liked it.  When I first took it out of the package, the sheet mask felt slimy and was soaked with product.  It has a scent (can’t pinpoint what exactly) that isn’t overpowering but could still smell it through the 20 minutes.  It has a cooling feel on the face.  When I took it off it left my face soaking wet and my face felt extremely sticky once it absorbed everything.

When I opened the actual bag, loved the color this month, I saw the brow pencil Peak Performance from POP and it retails for $8.  Mine is in the shade Natural Brunette which I think is my perfect shade.  It has a waxy feeling that makes it somehow difficult to apply (in my case of almost non-existent eyebrows).  Also, it plucks one or two hairs during application.

Brow pencil

The next item in my bag was a Banana Setting Powder from Bellápierre Cosmetics in Medium.  It retails for $35 and it was a little dark for me, every time I applied it my undereye ended up looking too yellow.

Banana setting powder

Then I saw the eyeshadow from Ittsé Cosmetics in the shade Changing to Flats which retails for $7.20.  love the color, is matte and longwearing but the application is hit or miss.  Sometimes it covers perfectly, other times it doesn’t apply well in the crease area.  It could be because of how I’m priming/setting the lid.

Eyeshadow swatch

Last but not least, it’s the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in the shade Stepping Out.  This shade is perfect for me because is basically my go-to everyday color.  It dries down matter, is not hydrating but doesn’t feel uncomfortable and is longwearing (not difficult to take off).

Smashbox liq lipstick

Overall, I like almost everything in July’s bag except for the sheet mask and the banana setting powder.  The rest of the products were really nice but the only one I would probably use every day would be the liquid lipstick.

Again, sorry for the delay but I wanted to put it up anyway.  Talk later!

PS. August’s Ipsy Glam Bag arrived today 😀


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