Hi, all! We’re going to take a quick break from my Restaurant Week posts today because I want to show you what I got in my June Ipsy bag before I get my July one!! I also have four other subscription boxes that have been unboxed and need to be reviewed for this month so stay tuned! 🙂
The bag this month is so plain Jane. I don’t have much to say about it; I don’t hate it or love it.
The theme this month was: Flying Colors since it is PRIDE month!! I loved that. I stopped really reading the backs of these postcards because they’re always so lame. I wish with all my heart that they’d stop writing the little letters to us and just do the products and description on the back.
What Was In My Bag?!
Eyeshadow in Dubai
“This metallic foil eyeshadow is made with crushed pearls that catch and reflect light, so you’re giving off nothing but glow. It’s highly-pigmented, buildable, and moisturizing, so your lids will be comfy wearing it all day (and night).” –Ipsy
My Review: It takes a LOT of product before anything shows up and even when it does; it’s pretty much just shimmer and sparkles. If you go onto the Sahi Cosmetics website, there are swatches on an arm that are SUPER pigmented… I don’t even think if I used the entire pan that I’d achieve that level of pigmentation. Talk about false advertisement.
Full-Size Retail Value: $22
Lip Icing in Goodie
“The iridescent shade is gorgeous on its own, but when you apply it over your lip color, it adds a gorgeous, golden sheen. Goodie is a pretty preach with a subtle holographic shimmer that works for everything from pool parties to summer weddings.” –Ipsy
My Review: In the above photos of me, I’m also wearing this lipgloss, er, I mean, lip icing. I don’t know, it didn’t really leave that much of an impression on me. It’s just a simple, clear gloss.
Full-Size Retail Value: Not sure, this product is not available on Estate Cosmetics’ website. Similar products are priced at $10.
Beauty For Real
I-Line 24-7 Eyeliner in Whiskey
“The gel-based formula is highly-pigmented, long-lasting, and waterproof. You can splash the day away without fear of smudging. It’s made with vitamin E that helps nourish, condition, and soften the delicate skin on your lids. This baby’s retractable–just twist up the pencil (there’s enough for up to 25 twists!) to reveal more product.” –Ipsy
My Review: My eyeliner doesn’t twist up, it just stays put and makes a clicking sound when I spin it. I usually don’t even open the eyeliners I receive in my sub boxes because they’re usually black. I was excited to try a “whiskey”-colored one! It glided on so smoothly and it was easy to draw a straight line with. No smudges! The color shows up nice and dark right away, it doesn’t pull at your eyelids one bit. I really liked it! I wish mine wasn’t broken but, I know I wouldn’t use it enough to bother Ipsy for a new one.
Full-Size Retail Value: $14
Skinlongevity® Vital Power Serum
“It packs a special blend of ginger extract which helps brighten, and antioxidant-packed California poppy which protects your skin from damage like fine lines and sun spots. It’s really lightweight and sinks into your skin immediately–so right after applying you’ll feel fresh, hydrated, and super glowy.” –Ipsy
My Review: Love love love this. It smells like freshly peeled oranges with a tiny hint of ginger, so very lovely. It’s a silky, runny liquid that easily and quickly dissolves into your skin. I’ve been using this for almost a whole week straight, right after a shower and before applying moisturizer. I’ve noticed my face literally glowing in the sun and my skin has NEVER been softer nor brighter.
Full-Size Retail Value: $58 (50mL)
Formula 10.0.06 — Three Times Sublime
“It’s a cleanser, exfoliant, and face mask (yup, all three) that treats blemishes, removes blackheads, unclogs pores, and controls oil. This one’s made with gentle jojoba beads to scrub away icky stuff without stripping your skin of moisture.” –Ipsy
My Review: Mmm, I love the scent. I think my favorite scents are the citrus fruits. I only used this as a cleanser even though there are three other ways to use it. The formula is THICK and the beads are so tiny, they almost feel sharp. My cheeks felt stripped of moisture right after washing it away. I won’t continue using this but, I told my boyfriend he can have it so he’d stop using my Nip + Fab!! He liked it just fine. 😉
Full-Size Retail Value: $6.99 (100mL) on Ulta’s website (my computer tells me their main website is dangerous and won’t connect to it so be careful entering your info there if you get through to it)
I had never heard of any of these brands before (except bareMinerals) but, that’s what I LOVE about Ipsy. They always introduce me to new, cute, and less popular brands. ALL of them happened to be cruelty-free this month, too! 😀
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