I’ve been subscribed to Ipsy for about six months. Though there have been a few months where I’ve been less than pleased, most months I do get a bag filled with things I will use or am excited to try. This month was no different.
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This month’s bag was a bright pink, plastic square. Though not my favorite bag I’ve received, I liked the color of this one. I tend to fill my giant purse with lots of little bags and pouches. This one will be easy to find.
Bare Minerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow in Divine Wine
0.03 oz., Estimate value: $5.40 || Full size: 0.10 oz., $18
This sample was incredibly tiny. Though there was some purple tone visible with this cream shadow, it was very dull and reminded me of mud. This might work better sheered out and used as a base for powder eyeshadow.
Benefit they’re real! beyond mascara
0.1 oz., Estimated value: $7.60 || Full size: 0.3 oz., $23
I have a few mascaras open right now, so I’ll probably hang onto this for a while. I was still excited to get the sample, as I’ve never tried any of Benefit’s products. I’ve heard good things about this mascara and am excited to try it. I just need to work through a few of my other mascara samples before using it. I am interested in seeing how the rubber bristles work for me. I tend to prefer and have better luck with a more traditional mascara brush.
Elizabeth Mott Tints & Sass
0.35 oz. || Estimated value: $22.99
I’ve never tried a lip/cheek tint and was thrilled to see this show up in my bag. I don’t have anything to compare it to, but I was a little disappointed with the lip application. It did provide a nice colored stain, which seemed like a deeper version of my natural lip color. I did find, however, that the formula settled into the cracks and lines in my lips. I will probably try this as a base when using red-based lip colors. The cherry scent was fantastic and I liked that it was a gel, rather than a liquid.
Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil (SPF 8)
1.0 oz., Estimated value: $1.49 || Full size: 8 oz. , $11.99
This was one product I was not excited to see in my bag. I’m not someone that actively tries to tan in the summer. I wear sunscreen while outside and especially while in the pool; I’m very pale and burn easily. I did test the product out and found the scent to be nice, coconut like most tanning products. The oil was light and blended easily into my skin. Hopefully I can find an alternate use for it, maybe as an after-sun remedy to help restore some moisture to my skin.
Lavilin Jojoba Gel Cream
15 ml, Estimated value: $3.15 || Full size: 100 ml, $21
I’ll probably toss this into my purse to use as a hand cream. I think it provided adequate moisture to my skin, but the scent wasn’t very pleasant. It didn’t seem to linger on my skin once the cream was absorbed, but was fairly strong coming out of the tube. It absorbed quickly and did not feel sticky on my skin.
Total value: $40.63
Not my favorite bag I’ve ever gotten, but it was worth it for the mascara and the lip/cheek tint.