I just got back from a week-long vacation (if you follow our social media, you may have noticed) and I received my Ipsy bag the day before I left. So I haven’t had much of a chance this past week to try anything out.
I used to like waiting a few weeks before reviewing the products so I could have a chance to try them all. But by that time I find that everyone has moved onto their excitement for the next month’s bag. So I want to share my first impressions of my June Ipsy Bag.
The glam bag itself is super cute! It’s light canvas with white polka dots and a big ol’ pair of lips on the front. It’s small and lightweight, perfect for summer!
Nail Polish – Atlantis at Last
The first thing I thought when I saw this product was: amazing packaging! While I don’t need the cardboard box it came in (waste much?), the packaging of the bottle itself is so cute and edgy! The second thought I had: I’ll probably never wear this color. I have a similar color from SinfulColors that I only wear once a year – that’s if my Tampa Bay Lightning go to the Stanley Cup playoffs. This color is the brightest cobalt blue ever! I’m also disappointed to learn that there was another color that I would have preferred to receive.
Balm Springs Blush
I’m always excited to try anything from theBalm and this long-wearing blush “In Full Swing” is no exception! The packaging is already a big step up from the usual sample size – which is hardly big enough for an eyeshadow blending brush, let alone a blush brush. It’s also the perfect peachy summer color.
NYX Professional Makeup
Whipped Lip & Cheek Soufflé
I was so excited when I saw this in my Ipsy bag preview! I love trying lip products. This one has a great concept for not just lips but cheeks and eyes too for the new monochromatic trend. I’m really going to try to wear this color. It’s not normally something I gravitate towards – it’s a pinky nude called plush – and it’s way out of my comfort zone. But I guess that’s what trying new things is about! When I swatched it, it was light and smelled really good, so always a plus.
Uncover DETOXIFYING MUD MASK
Another thing I am always down to try – face masks! I know they can be tricky, some people have sensitive skin. But who isn’t doesn’t love a good facemask?
Maxlash Volumizer Mascara
My first thought when I saw a mascara in my Ipsy bag was instant disappointment. I used to love trying a new mascara, but I’ve recently realized I cannot wear non-waterproof mascara. It’s just not my thing. In fact, I plan on writing a post about it soon. However, I still plan on trying it. It can’t hurt, I’m just not going to get my hopes up.
Overall, I’m not super impressed with this bag. I think it could have been tailored to my preferences a little more with the nail polish and lip colors. I think I even removed mascara from my preferences as something I want to receive. So, this bag has been a little disappointing at first glance. But I won’t let that get me down, there’s more time to use them!
If you’re interested in trying Ipsy yourself, here is my affiliate link. It’s only $10 a month and you get to try all kinds of makeup, ranging from high end to drugstore.
Let me know in the comments below what you thought of this month’s Ipsy bag. What were your first impressions? Do you have a favorite?
Related: May Ipsy Review
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Christina is a twenty-something living with her beagle, Mash, and husband, Nate in their van. She loves traveling, shopping, art, and photography. She’s also a vegetarian, pop-culture enthusiast, book-lover, and Dave Matthews Band fanatic. Catch her somewhere around the country in a converted camper van or at home in Florida for a visit.
I had ipsy a few years back and was always disappointed by the products I received. I switched over to boxycharm and I LOVE IT!! Full size is more my thing 😉 ive been so curious about that Kokie brand… wal mart has their full line and I love the packaging!!
I’ve been curious about boxycharm too. But I like how cheap Ipsy because if I don’t like the products I don’t feel so bad. Kokie packaging is super cute though!
Love the glam bag, it lips reminds me of Lulu Guinness!
This looks like some really good products! I need to give ipsy a try, I see it everywhere and want to try it!
Pooja Krishna says
The bag and the nail color shades look very good – not familiar with all the brands included so would to hear your opinion on how good hey are.
Twinkle Sharma says
Lovely products… want to get one for myself and one for my mom. Thanks for sharing