this shiny little fuchsia package was on my doorstep this morning when I woke up!
Ok, at first glance I was THRILLED to receive my first Ipsy bag- I mean, who wouldn’t want 5 awesome swatches with 2 full sized pens/pencils and a lip gloss? The bag itself was plastic and on the cheap side, but it was ok if you like houndstooth patterns, I guess.
contents of my August Ipsy bag- a lip liner, eye pen, lip gloss, turmeric face mask, and argan oil
Here’s what was in the bag:
Ofra Cosmetics lipliner in Wine– $13 value
Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eyeliner Pen- $19 value
Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco Oil Treatment sample- no idea the value
Juara Skincare Antioxidant Radiance Facial Mask sample- no idea value
Tarte Deluxe LipSurgence Skintuitive lip gloss in energy– no idea value
If I were to guesstimate, I’d say I received about $30 worth of stuff for my $10 investment- not too shabby…
eye pen swatch- it’s black and it washes off with water. I need to try this for real to see if it any good.
The jury is still out on the eye pen. It washed off my hand rather easily. I am hoping it has more staying power on the eyes.
No, I didn’t slit my wrist, this is a swatch of the lipliner
The lipliner was my favorite- a bit on the brown side, which is ok with me because I survived the 1990s.
I was worried that it would be a shocking yellow like the spice- it wasn’t. Probably the best thing in this entire bag.
I really liked the turmeric facial treatment. I tried it out and it made my skin glow after leaving it on for about 20 minutes. I wish the sample size would have been a bit bigger.
The jury is also still out about the Tarte lip gloss. It didn’t really show up as any color on my lips (or baby’s lips, because she asked for some, too).
The Argan oil was just ok. It was a bit too light for my coarse hair, but it worked wonders on Maisie’s frizzy bedhead. I will be using this on her- she has baby fine hair and it made her hair glossy without looking greasy. It also smells very nice- the scent is super light.
I have to say, I probably enjoyed these samples (and full sized products) far more than my Birchbox. It had more usable stuff in it and included full sized products, which I enjoyed. The actual BAG itself was meh. Cheap plastic bags just don’t do it for me.
I would rate this a 6/10