For those of you who don’t know, Ipsy is a $10.00 per month beauty subscription service that delivers around 5 deluxe-sample sized (and sometimes full-sized) beauty products. The products span from cosmetics, to skincare, to haircare, body care, beauty accessories/tools, nail care, etc. Originally founded by Michelle Phan herself, the subscription has grown a huge subscriber base over the years and is an excellent way to broaden your horizons with makeup. It pushes you to expand beyond your comfort zone and allows you to discover new brands and products you would have never have tried in the first place. I also find that this is one of the most personalized beauty subscription services. Upon signing up, you are able to fill out a beauty profile, telling Ipsy what kinds of products you enjoy, what brands you like, and also about your hair and skin concerns.
Each month, you receive a different “glam” bag, usually correlating to the specific theme of the month. These bags are super cute and convenient for storage and/or traveling. This month’s theme was “Over-Easy,” featuring an adorable sleeping egg cartoon named Gudetama. This theme stresses the need for relaxation in the summer time.
So, without further ado, here is what I received in my July 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag:
1) BellaPierre Cosmetics Banana Setting Powder
Banana powders are all the rave right now in the beauty world! They specialize in color-correcting, camouflaging redness and dark circles on the under-eyes. This powder, despite its yellow shade, is translucent and works great on all skin tones. This powder really helps to avoid my concealer from creasing, and also gives my skin a more balanced tone. I also find that this powder is great to use on the high points of the face, specifically in spots I would normally highlight, such as my nose, cupid’s bow, cheekbones, chin, and forehead. Additionally, the size of the powder is wonderful! Definitely happy with this first product.
2) Tarte “Rainforest of the Sea” Deep Dive Cleansing Gel
I always enjoy trying out new cleansers. I believe switching up your skincare routine regularly is actually beneficial! Now, I have tried plenty of the products in Tarte’s “Rainforest of the Sea” collection, and I have really enjoyed them. This one had the same result! It has a nice fresh scent that isn’t overwhelming in the slightest. This cleansing gel is both hypoallergenic and non-drying, and completely dissolves stubborn waterproof makeup. This product is vegan, featuring some marine ingredients, such as algae and marine flower extract. I would say that this gel is ideal for those days when you don’t want to exfoliate and want something a bit more gentle on the skin. But overall I would highly recommend this product to my readers, especially to those who have more sensitive skin.
3. Ciate London Wonderwand Gel-Kohl Hybrid Liner (in Black)
It’s always nice to receive a black eyeliner in a beauty subscription, especially from brands I love and enjoy. Eyeliner is one of those products that I always find myself using up super quickly, and usually I don’t mess around with super bold colors for eyeliner. This eyeliner is nice and pigmented and decently applies on the waterline. Personally though, I would prefer to get a retractable eyeliner instead of a wood one that needs to be consistently resharpened. This eyeliner also comes with a convenient angled liner brush that is perfect for smudging out the pencil liner or for applying potted gel liners.
4. AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream
Let me start off by stating how much I love receiving hand creams in beauty subscriptions. I always find my hands super dry, no matter what season we are in. These babies are perfect to throw into your bag. This one in particular is super gentle and absorbs into the skin with ease. It doesn’t leave your hands feeling greasy or heavy. It also has an amazing fresh scent that I could never get tired of, featuring Dead-Sea minerals and witch hazel to help heal, smooth, and nourish dry skin. Thank you, Ipsy!!!
5. TreStiQue Mini Concealer Crayon (in Bisque)
This products makes for a super convenient (and cute) on-the-go, travel friendly concealer. “Bisque” is a perfect shade for those with medium skin tones, such as myself. It has a very creamy formulation, featuring a nice coconut oil infusion. This concealer really doesn’t cake or crease on me. And it is also medium-to-full coverage, so I especially enjoy this product!
That concludes my July 2017 Ipsy unbagging. As a whole, I think this was a pretty good month. I received a lot of products that are essentials and that I find myself using on a regular basis. The worst thing is when I receive products I think I am going to rarely ever use. This subscription is so worth the $10.00 you pay for it, and I would highly recommend it to my subscribers!
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