Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ipsy: September 2014

Ipsy: September 2014

About Ipsy:

Ipsy is a monthly subscription service. Subscribers pay $10 per month for a beauty bag filled with 4-5 products, a mix of samples and full-size items. Items are chosen based on IpsyMatch, a survey that indicates style and preference. If you would like to subscribe using my affiliate link, click here. Thanks!

The Bag

Ipsy: September 2014

I really liked the color, size, and the design of this month’s bag. It’s very simple, but is a great color to throw into my purse for fall. I think this will hold all those lip products I have to carry with me!

Crown Brush: Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush
Full size || $6.99

Crown Brush: Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush

I am so torn about this brush! It’s super soft and I think it’s a great brush. I’m just not a fan of dual-ended brushes. I store my brushes that I use daily in a cup on my bathroom counter. This one can’t be stored that way because it would mess up the end pointing down. That means I would have to store it flat and in a drawer, which likely means it will never get used! Crown makes great brushes and I like the ones I have; I just wish they’d sent a different option!

Crown Brush: Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush

NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadow in Dressed to Kill
0.06 oz. || $4.50

NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadow in Dressed to Kill

There were a bunch of different color choices that were an option for people that got the NYX single in their bag. I really wish they’d sent a different color in my bag. The purple that I received is beautiful, but it contains carmine, which I have an allergy to. I can sometimes tolerate it for a few hours if I put on extra thick eye primer, but it’s really not worth the risk of my eyelids becoming red and irritated. I’ll have to pass this shadow on to someone else.

NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadow in Dressed to Kill

Pacifica Natural Waterproof Eye Pencil in Fringe
0.026 oz., Estimated value: $2.86 || Full size: 0.1 oz., $11

Pacifica Natural Waterproof Eye Pencil in Fringe

I was thrilled when I realized that black eyeliners were not being sent out as an option. That’s a big step, though I’m not really thrilled with the brown I received. I was really hoping for the gunmetal color, which I do not have in my ridiculous eyeliner collection. I’ll save this for an upcoming swap.

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask
1 oz., Estimated value: $4.95 || Full size: 5.25 oz., $26

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

Oh, Ipsy. I have oily hair…why would I need a deep conditioner? This is also the second time I’ve received this product! The other instance was on a different account, so I can’t even complain about getting duplicates. I guess the upside is that they can’t send this to me again.

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

Cailyn Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss in Basic Instinct
0.14 oz. || $19

Cailyn Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss in Basic Instinct

In theory, I like this gloss, but the color just isn’t a good match for my skintone. These glosses come in so many beautiful colors. I may have to use the Ipsy discount code to make a purchase. (I need Virgin Vampire in my collection!)

Cailyn Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss in Basic Instinct

Total value: $38.30

This bag was a good value, but a bit of a letdown. I feel like I’m being annoying in my disdain for this month’s bag, but with different colors in a couple of the products, this could have been one of my favorite bags. I keep saying I need to break up with Ipsy, but I can’t make myself do it. This sub is a like a bad boyfriend that just keeps hanging around!

What did you get in your Ipsy bag this month?

  • I would gladly take that deep conditioner off your hands! LOL! I have dry hair so I have to put moisture back into it so that conditioner would be prefect for me. Looks like you got some good products this month.

  • Ricci

    I’ll take that gorgeous eyeshadow! 🙂 I cancelled my Ipsy bag because it seemed like I kept getting the same products. Boo!

  • I’ve heard of ipsy before but have never tried it. It looks like a great value! I’ll have to try it out–that eye shadow and lip gloss are gorg!

  • This looks like a good one. I used to subscribe and cancelled; the content didn’t look like this then. Enjoy your products!

  • Megan

    NYX is one of my favorite brands and I LOOOVE that bag! I never get the good stuff!