The Darling Nomadess: August Ipsy Bag Review

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August Ipsy Bag Review

I do have to admit, this was not my favorite Ipsy bag of products. I don't want to complain too much through because the past two bags I've received were amazing. This month's theme was "beauty schooled" so the case was in a pencil case shape. It is adorable but I prefer the cloth bags rather than the plastic. This bag will come in handy carrying pens, pencils, and other miscellaneous items though. Now on to the products...

Absolute You're the Balm in Green Apple - This was the only full size item I received this month. The smell of this lip balm is delicious. I wish I could say the same for the formula. It felt greasy to me and felt like it slipped off of my face and onto surrounding areas.

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer - I've only used this primer once so far and liked it. It kept my makeup in place but I didn't really notice any difference in my pore size. I'll have to give it a few more tries before making any judgements on this product!

Coastal Scents Forever Blush - This is the tiniest blush sample I think I've ever received. The colors are gorgeous; however, since the sample is so small, it is difficult to get the powder evenly onto a brush. I think the full size of this product is only $7 so I may just purchase it to test it out instead of using this sample. 

Lord & Berry Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil - I don't use stick eyeliners. Instead, I use gel eyeliners or dark eyeshadow applied with a thin brush. 

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara - I was so excited to try this mascara. I. Love. Mascara. This one adds nice volume and applied clump-free. I didn't see too much of a difference in length or curl of my lashes. It's a nice everyday mascara. Not sure if I'll invest the money on this one but I still love Urban Decay. 

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  1. It definitely seems like whenever ipsy has a high end (like UD) sample, the rest of the bag is lacking. Mine was a little different than yours, but I agree about the blush! I think I might try to depot them so I can use one color at a time.

  2. I got different products, and I was pretty happy. I don't think I would necessarily buy any of the products, but they're good to have right now. My chapstick was the other kind, and I really liked it. I've realized that my favorite products have usually been from be a bombshell. I really like that brand.


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