Ipsy Glam Bag: August 2014

Beauty Schooled is the theme in the August Ipsy Glam Bag.  This month’s products came to me in a cute, cylindrical white and orange polka dot pouch.

 

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Absolute New York “You’re the Balm”

This super cute little tin of apple flavored lip balm is fantastic.  The formula of this lip balm is smooth, light and creamy making lips oh-so kissable.  There is a super subtle, barely there tint to add just a hint of color. What I really like is that it isn’t one of those balms that feel awesome for about 5 minutes.  The hydration this balm offers lasts for quite some time, making it really worth it.  These balms some in sets of 2 tins with two flavor options each: green apple and grape or strawberry and bubble gum.  The sets are only $5.99, which is a steal for a balm that does as good of a job as this one does.  Love!

Full Size: 2 Tins @ $5.99

Sample Size: 1 Tin

Sample Value: $2.99

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Dr. Brandt Pores No More® Primer

This is a cult favorite primer.  It mattifies and blurs imperfections as well as acts as a base for long lasting makeup.  It also acts as a barrier to prevent your makeup from clogging your pores, erases shine and helps regular oil production.  Sounds like a too good to be true product.  Oh, did I mention it’s sweat resistant?  This is definitely going on my face for my next night out on the town in the North Carolina humidity.

Full size: 1 fl oz @ $45.00

Sample Size: 0.25 fl oz

Sample Value: $11.25

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Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Urban Decay is my favorite brand for eye products.  This new mascara is dark and bold with an easy, long wear application.  The brush’s shape makes for an even coat without having to wiggle the brush around and it applies a generous amount of product, so one coat is enough.  Perversion is both lengthening and volumizing leaving you with thick, full, ready for a night out lashes.

Full Size: 0.4 fl oz @ $22.00

Sample Size: 0.1 fl oz

Sample Value: $5.50

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Costal Scents Forever Blush

I got to sample two of the Costal Scents Forever Blushes, which are long wear, “perfectly pigmented” blushes.  They come in 18 different shades that all offer a rush of color for a nice, flushed look.

Full Size: 10g @ $7.95

Sample Size: 2.5 g

Sample Value: $1.99

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Lord & Berry Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil

This semi matte eyeliner is a smudgeable, sensual black that goes on soft and easy.  It’s safe enough for use on the inner lid, but I’ve seen reviews that this might be a little too smudgeable to wear on the lower lash line.  I’d imagine that it would be great for a smokey eye look.  It comes in a variety of colors that would make fun smokey looks for fall.

Full Size: No info.  I’d guess about 0.06 oz @ $18

Sample Size: 0.02 oz

Sample Value: about $6.00

Total Bag Value: $27.73

As usual, the value of the Ipsy Glam Bag far exceeds what I paid for it.  The subscriptions are $10.75 a month (which includes shipping) and have fun little zipper pouches full of exciting brands to try tucked inside every month.  If you’e interested in signing up, head over to the site and see what the glam bag is all about.

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