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Monday, May 28, 2018

ipsy Glam Bag - August 2017 | Blog My Backlog

What is Ipsy?: Ipsy is a monthly subscription that sends 4-5 beauty/makeup products plus a different makeup bag each month. They also have a referral program where you earn points. Be sure to use your points within a year of earning them, though, because they do expire. They have expanded the points program to give you additional points by sharing your bag and following their content creators on social media accounts!

How Much is Ipsy?: Ipsy is only $10 per month shipped to the United States or $10 plus shipping ($4.95) to Canada. 

Check out other Ipsy reviews here.

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Make Up For Ever EXCESSIVE LASH Arresting Volume Mascara ($7.35) - This is a really good mascara for me. I can't usually use lengthening mascaras because of my glasses so I opt to have the most voluminous lashes possible! This isn't fake lashes level but still really good! 

Naked Cosmetics HD Finishing Translucent Powder (Sample) - I feel like I used this once or twice and had horrible flashback. It sets well and looks nice but definitely felt a little...off...on my face. Also, you can't purchase this without also purchasing the brush (which I wouldn't use for this purpose) which I don't like. If you love the product, you're stuck buying more and more brushes each time.

theBalm Cosmetics theBalm Voyage Vol. 2 Eye Shadow (Kuwakaribisha) (Sample) - The palette says that this shade is actually a luminizer (highlight) rather than an eye shadow, but this is really gorgeous in the inner corner. I really like theBalm's products but after they broke my heart by discontinuing my lip and cheek palette, I haven't bought anything from them. (Not that there's anything bad about the brand, it's just not sold in Ulta/Sephora and that's primarily where I grab my makeup from.) This is super creamy and nice and definitely something I'll wear.

Secret Key Nature Recipe Sheet Mask (Honey/Tea Tree) ($2.60/ea) - First off, why don't we get the super cute packaging that's on their website? Is it exclusive to South Korea/Asia or is this an old/new packaging thing? I liked these masks and definitely would be interested in getting more! Some of the varieties are currently available on Amazon as an add-on in a ten-pack!

Crown Brush (SS035 - Medium Face Contour Brush) ($10.00) - The value is an estimate based on the other brushes available on their site as I cannot find this specific brush anywhere. This is my current favorite contour brush, it picks up and disperses the right amount of product and it's comfortable to hold (it had notches for your fingers if you can't see it). BH Cosmetics currently has one on sale for under $4 if you're looking for a good brush!

I couldn't accurately get a number for the value because of the samples received, but I definitely feel like I got my money's worth out of it. The samples were all pretty great for me and I just really liked the products.

As always, let me know what you thought of this bag in the comments!

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