August 2014 Ipsy Bag

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Its Finally Here!!! I feel like Ipsy comes later every month, but maybe I’m crazy… No I’m not because I used to get this before my Birchbox and this came almost 2 weeks after my Birchbox… Anywho lets see what this pink package of amazingness holds for me!

 

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The bag is cute as this months theme is “Beauty Schooled” and its a pencil bag!  I like the design with the orange polka dots but it does have that strong weird plastic smell….

First up we have….

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Dr. Brandt’s Pores No More, I’ve heard great things about this so I’m interested to try it.

Ipsy Says:: A cult favorite, Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer is Dr. Brandt’s quick fix for flawless, photo-ready skin. It is the miracle base to create the perfect skin canvas for long-lasting makeup and well-preserved skin. This velvety formula absorbs excess oil, minimizes pores, blurs fine lines and is resistant to sweat and humidity. Prime, touch-up and treat while perfecting your makeup.

Key Benefits:
    – Minimizes the appearance of pores by diffusing light
    – Blurs imperfections & lines
    – Erases shine & mattifies skin
    – Absorbs oil, reduces shine and helps regulate sebum production
    – Antibacterial action for a healthy skin
    – Acts as a shield to prevent make-up from clogging pores

Lara Says:: The texture of this reminds me of Too Faced Primed and Poreless Skim Smoothing Face Primer which I like.  But this has a definite strange smell, like an earthy, grass like smell… I don’t know it just smells funny, but I didn’t notice it too much after I rubbed in into my hand.

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Ipsy Says:: Treat your lips with this ultra-moisturizing lip balm from Absolute New York. This lightly tinted, creamy, conditioning formula softens, smooths, and protects lips for a seriously kissable pout. Discover this must-have balm for sensationally soft and luscious lips!

Lara Says:: :I cannot tell you how disappointed I am that this is not Green!  How can you have a lip balm in the flavor Green Apple and it not be Green!!  In other news, this seems like a good formula and I’m almost out of my Rose Salve that I keep at my desk at work so this shall be the new desk lip balm.

 

Somehow this didn’t make it in the group picture… Hmm kinda like school yearbook pictures!

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 Ipsy Says:: Bigger. Blacker. Badder. Urban Decay’s ultra-creamy, lengthening and volumizing mascara features triple-black pigments and a deeply nourishing ingredient blend. Perversion Mascara gets you sexy in one stroke, yet it won’t quit until you say when.

Lara Says:: I’ve heard a lot about this product because it was WAY hyped up.  From what I’ve heard from people who have tried it, its a good mascara but its not phenomenal so we shall see…  and for real what is up with makeup brands making everything sexual?!  Not a fan, but that’s a post for another day…

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Ipsy Says:: Coastal Scents Forever Blush boasts 18 perfectly pigmented, powder blushes with a long-lasting rush of color. Complete with a mirror, these color-packed compacts go a long way.

Lara Says:: I have not tried any Coastal Scents make up products but I do have an eye shadow brush that I like that I received in a past Ipsy Bag. From first swatch theses are soft and seem blendable.  According to the website I received the colors ‘Elegant’ and ‘Fresh’ , they are not marked on the packaging but according to a quick web search the shimmer pink is ‘Elegant’ and the matte peachy brown is ‘Fresh’.

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Ipsy Says:: Sensual and exotic, that’s the effect that Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil delivers. Just like the traditional Kohl, but with the modern ease and control of a pencil. Giving a semi-matte finish that is also smudgeable, Silk Kajal Kohl’s soft tip is ophthalmologically-tested and gentle enough to be used on the inner eye.

Lara Says:: New brand so I’m excited to try this out! The last picture is after I left the liner for about a minute and then ran my finger down it.  So it looks like its smudge-able but also has staying power if you just want a dark line.  There will definitely be a review to come on this product.

 

Products Mentioned::

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner:: $45.00 (8% Cash back at Sephora this week with Ebates!) 

Absolute Lip Balm:: $5.99 (30% off your purchase with the code Ipsy)

Too Faced Primed and Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer:: $30.00 (8% Cash back at Sephora this week with Ebates!)

C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve:: $5.50  (1.5% Cash Back at Bath and Body Works this week with Ebates!)

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara:: $22.00 (8% Cash back at Sephora this week with Ebates!)

Coastal Scents Forever Blush in ‘Fresh’::  $7.95 (20% off with the code blush25off)

Coastal Scents Forever Blush in ‘Elegant’ :: $7.95  (20% off with the code blush25off)

 

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