For August Ipsy designed three types of Glam Bags.
They were: Peace, Love, Lipstick, Wild & Free, and Good Vibes Only.
We received Wild & Free.
What was in our bag:
Ginger + Gold by Seraphine Botanicals
What is it? A powder blush with ginger and chamomile extracts to provide extra shimmer.
Why I love it: I think this blush is great because it adds a nice amount of gold shimmer to my cheeks. It isn’t a dark or overpowering color and works well with our without foundation. Sometimes I prefer to go without foundation and just add a little blush, eyeliner, and mascara before running out to the store. This adds just the right amount of color without appearing overwhelming-it makes you glow! It’s also light and goes on smoothly so there’s no need to worry about it being cakey or thick.
PS: This also makes a great eye shadow!
Romantic Rose Blending Brush by Glamour Dolls
What is it? A blending brush with a soft, rounded tip.
Why I love it: Unfortunately I cannot offer a lot of opinion on makeup brushes. I get these a lot from Ipsy and also got them a lot from Birchbox. While I use all of the ones I receive my main concern with a makeup brush is the softness, if the bristles stay in the brush, and how well it applies makeup. So by those standards I believe this is a really good brush.
When using it the bristles don’t fall out and they’re soft on my sensitive skin. I think the packaging is cute and I like that the bristles are white and pink.
theBalm Voyage Vol. 2 Eyeshadow in Willkommen by theBalm Cosmetics
What is it? theBalm’s eyeshadows are triple-pigmented and made with anti-aging ingredients so this eyeshadow naturally follows suit; this is a great caramel shade that looks really good with brown eyes. It isn’t too dark nor is it too heavy on the eyes.
Why I love it: I LOVE theBalm cosmetics! I get so excited when I see that I’m getting one of their products in an upcoming Ipsy bag! All of their eyeshadows are pigmented just right so it doesn’t take numerous applications to obtain the desired color (which means these little samples also last a long time). Another great thing about theBalm cosmetics (and this eyeshadow) is that you don’t have to keep reapplying your eyeshadow throughout the day. I put it on in the morning and don’t have to worry about packing it in my purse to reapply throughout the work day. The less in my purse is always a plus!
Nourishing Coconut Milk Face Lotion with Hibiscus by Promise Organic
What is it? A night and day moisturizing lotion designed to condition skin while improving it’s texture and reducing the appearance of fine lines.
Why I love it: I admit, I personally didn’t try this. Lisa did and she loves it. She said she uses it all the time and it’s really improved her skin and makes her skin feel great. I didn’t try it because the smell of coconut actually makes me extremely nauseous and I didn’t want to risk having that scent on my face all day when I couldn’t wash it off haha.
Ipsy’s group of dermatologists tests this lotion and proved that it won’t irritate skin. It isn’t super thick and doesn’t make skin oily throughout the day or night.
EXCESSIVE LASH Arresting Volume Mascara by MAKE UP FOR EVER
What is it? The mascara wand is made up of two types of fibers: hard and soft. The idea behind this is that it’s supposed to help you put layers of the mascara on and make the lashes look like they have more volume and more length.
Why I love it: So, Lisa has been using this mascara more than myself. I tried it and while I didn’t dislike it I wouldn’t say that I also loved it. My main issue was that it flaked off and got in my contacts by the end of a long day. However, Lisa felt that it went on really well and made her lashes appear more noticeable and had more volume. So I think that this is a good mascara but as with all mascara’s I think it really depends on your personal preference, how thick/thin, long/short your lashes already are and how much you apply. I have thicker blonde lashes that are close together so applying a mascara with a wand like this I actually struggle because I get a lot of clumping but for someone like Lisa who has fewer, shorter, and thinner lashes this works wonders! So before buying this mascara I would just pay attention to your own personal preferences and needs.