I was not a fan of the cheap material this month’s bag was made out of. My boyfriend was even like “is that your Ipsy one? Aren’t the bags usually a lot nicer than that?” when I pulled it out.
I can not say it enough how pointless I think these cards are… just stop with them already.
What Was In My Bag?!
Skin Blush in Primadonna
This buildable blush formula is awesome for creating any look, from a subtle flush or a full glow up (and everything in between).
My Review: The box this blush came in was so cute. The side of it had a groovy, purpley, psychedelic pattern on it. The little compact itself is very tough to open but, I am able to do it without breaking a nail. 😉 I love the shimmery effect of this blush and it truly is buildable. It is pigmented and easy to make darker or lighter with a little blending. Love the shade I got.
Full-Size Retail Value?: $8
AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser
This cleanser will give your skin life after months of exposure to summer sun, salt water, heat, and humidity. Salicylic acid is a BHA that penetrates deep into your pores to clear out excess sebum, dirt, and other icky stuff. Bonus: It’s also a great acne fighter. It’ll brighten up your complexion, even things out, and help your skin retain moisture.
My Review: The little beads in this cleanser were so fun! They weren’t visible at all but, you could totally feel them. There wasn’t really a scent but, if you sniff it closely– it almost smells like Cortizone. My face wasn’t uncomfortable with that tight feeling after using it but, when I touched my fingers to my skin, I could feel the dryness it caused. I won’t be continuing use because I reeeeeally don’t need anything that dries my already dry skin out. I don’t think this is bad though, I bet it would work nicely for someone else.
Full-Size Retail Value: $39 (6.75 fl. oz.)
Lipstix in Plum
The hydrating, lightweight formula glides on gorgeously with the prettiest satin finish we’ve ever seen.
My Review: I looked this product up and I guess this Lipstix is only available in one shade… but, oh what a pretty one it is! Unfortunately, lining my lips was the hardest thing ever. When I got out of the lines it was not easily wiped away with a finger and kept mixing in with my concealer. After it dried, my lips did, too, so I topped it with Carmex, I was surprised to see that it didn’t smear the color out of my lip lines. It does transfer but, not a lot. It doesn’t stay super pigmented all night but, my lips were definitely not normal colored at the end of it.
Full-Size Retail Value: $20
False Lashes Mascara in Extreme Black
This mousse-like, thickening formula fattens up lashes instantly for a fluttery, feathery effect. It’s flake-proof, smudge-proof, and long-wearing.
Full-Size Retail Value: $23
Black Volume Gold Radiance Cream with Blackberry Extracts
We’re more than a little obsessed with this gel-like texture of this cream, which melts into your skin without feeling heavy or greasy. The formula is full of antioxidant-loaded blackberry extract (to help brighten up your complexion), and gold pearl (to firm, prevent fine lines, and add radiance).
My Review: I am a huuuuge fan of these gel-like textured moisturizers but, let’s get some better ones out there… this one does dry into your face without leaving a heavy or greasy feeling but, it is SUPER sticky. I tried to pat the product in but, it felt like I was pulling tiny pieces of my skin off since it kept sticking to my fingers! My hands needed a thorough wash after application, too. Once I was done washing my hands, my face was nice and smooth. I do feel my skin is slightly softer after two days of use but, that’s about the only difference I saw. The scent is super fruity. It smells exactly like an old B&BW’s body spray/lotion I used to use as a preteen.
Full-Size Retail Value: N/A (they have no website?!)
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