What’s in my July Ipsy Bag?

lrm_export_20160724_095700.jpgYou know how sometimes I get an Ipsy bag and I freak out over how great something is?  Yeah, this isn’t one of those times.  Don’t get me wrong–the stuff I got this month wasn’t bad, but I’m sure not going to write home about any of it.  Here’s what I got in this month’s pouch:

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Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre

This is an all-in-one type of product, sort of like a BB cream without the tint.  It’s supposed to be a moisturizer, primer, makeup remover, Pikachu lure, etc.  Initial thought: “Holy crap, this smells like an old lady!”  Unfortunately, it’s hard to get past that odor.  I didn’t think this stuff was anything special.  I mostly used it as a moisturizer, and it worked about as well as my usual Neutrogena cream.  As far as its makeup removal properties, well, I didn’t think it really delivered.

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Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer

I’m not really the type who drinks very much, so I haven’t had a hangover in a loooong time.  However, I do often stay up past my bedtime, and I have to say that this stuff does help my skin look fresh and dewy even when I haven’t gotten 40 winks.  Today I went without this primer, and I really noticed how dull my skin looked.

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OFRA Cosmetics Lip Liner in Silk

I was extremely skeptical when this liner rolled out of my bag this month.  Lip liner?  What, am I 70?  It turns out that this stuff is actually great as a base for my pink-toned lipsticks.  If I draw on my lips first and then apply a color, it stays much longer than usual–I’d say from morning to lunch.  Good deal!lrm_export_20160726_181035.jpg

theBalm Cosmetics Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eye Shadow in Matt Kumar

Vasanti Cosmetics Professional Contour Eye Shadow Brush

Well, the eye shadow isn’t what I normally go for.  Instead of being light and and easy to build up, it’s much more pigmented than I’m used to.  I’m still deciding if it’s something I like or not.  I think this is something I should really just use for my creases.  As for the shadow brush, I wasn’t a fan of how feathery it is–that led to a lot of eye shadow being flicked onto my cheeks!  I definitely prefer something a little stiffer.  (Like a good Manhattan!)

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4 thoughts on “What’s in my July Ipsy Bag?

    1. Honestly, I’d recommend it! While the bags tend to be hit-or-miss, it’s still so much fun to get a bag of goodies each month 🙂

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  1. Hahaha! You don’t like lipliners? I must be 70 then! 😄 But I already knew I was a grandma!
    I think you got lovely stuff in this months bag! And you’re adorable with the towel on your head!
    Much love,
    Mona

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    1. Well no wonder your lipstick always looks flawless! I completely take back every bad thing I’ve ever thought about lipliners in the past–they’re like magic!

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