August’s Ipsy review is here!
Ipsy is a monthly subscription service that costs only $10 a month and you get at least 4 sample sized products and 1 full size. The subscription also comes with discount codes for all the products if you want to buy them full size. And if you sign up using my affiliate link, I get points and free stuff – then you can get points and free stuff for doing the same.
Related: July Ipsy Review
I’m so excited about this bag because I did something with it I haven’t done since I first signed up: I didn’t check the preview. So when I opened this month’s bag I had no idea what to expect.
So let’s get into the review of how everything holds up!
theBalm Voyage Vol. 2 Eyeshadow in Willkommen or Kuwakaribisha
$39 for the Palette at theBalm.com
I received the shade Kuwakaribisha which is a lighter shade almost like a highlighter. I’m almost embarrassed to say I’ve been using it like a highlighter when it’s actually more of an eye shadow. (To be fair, it does say luminizer on the package.) No wonder it’s not a great highlighter. It really is beautiful though, so I think I’ll stick with it as a shadow.
Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask
$6.99 at Target
I was a little let down when I first saw this. I just received a mask in my last bag – I mean, how many masks do I need? Well, I actually loved this when I tried it. It was refreshing, it smells good, it didn’t dry out my skin, and it just felt amazing – kind of cooling when I put it on. I love it.
T35 Precise Blending Brush
I always love a makeup brush but I love a cruelty-free makeup brush even more! It’s so cute with little green jewels on the hilt. The brush sets are called FairyTale Glam sets and they are SO CUTE. And they work great too!
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Pro Cover Up Concealer in Pale Ecru, Balmy Beige, or Caramel Syrup
$8.00 at Aurora Cosmetics
I was so excited to try a concealer from Ipsy because they never send me skin products like this. Unfortunately, I think it stayed in the mailbox too long because the consistency is a little tacky. It applies smooth and smells amazing. But when blending, it gets a little tacky. I like it though, I’d definitely be willing to try it before it sits in the heat too long. The shade is a perfect highlighter/contour for my skin and it’s cruelty-free! I even used it as an eye primer and that worked too. So definitely not a complete loss.
Shimmer Bronzer in Flush
$17 at Hikari Cosmetics
I was very intrigued to try this product. I don’t normally like a blush/bronzer quad because I don’t love a shimmer bronzer. I started out using only a blush in this quad but that limited me to one color that I won’t wear often. So instead I just blended all four together in a swirl of my brush and used that for bronzer/brush. I actually really love it, the application and the look. Now, when I don’t want to spend too much time contouring this is PERFECT. I think this product won the bag.
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Overall, this bag was pretty awesome. The bag itself is super adorable and all the products were great too. I’m happy with this month’s products.
If you’re interested in signing up for Ipsy, again – this is my affiliate link. I get points and free stuff when I earn points when you use this link. And then, if you sign up, you can get points and free stuff! We all win!
Related: May Ipsy Review
If you’re already an Ipsy subscriber – what did you think of this month’s products and bag? What did you get? What was your favorite?
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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.