Summer (and the hot weather) is finally here where we live and our Ipsy bags came just in time. This month, Ipsy’s glam bag theme is Swim Into Beauty and full of samples to make your look simple and beautiful this summer.
This month’s makeup bag is black with a bright orange zipper and a black Ipsy logo repeated on the front. The material is similar to that of a wet suit, which is pretty interesting and perfect for the pool or beach. I wonder if it would keep the contents dry because then it would be perfect to pack small necessities like your phone, wallet, keys, and chapstick when at the beach.
In my bag I received:
FORMULA X Power Source nail color in . A bright coral pink polish that promises to last long. I didn’t try it because pink (or any variation) is not my color, but I will porbbaly end up giving it to my sister. (full size $12.50)
Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer. I have received this as a sample before from Ulta and I LOVE it! When I got the sneak peak email from Ipsy this month I couldn’t wait to get my bag. And I had just ran out of my primer I was using so it was perfect timing. This primer applies smoothly and evenly, lasts all day without creasing or making your skin greasy, and makes your skin look better in photos. (full size $36)
LAVANILA LABORATORIES The Healthy Body Butter in Pure Vanilla. I was really excited for this sample when I opened my bag because I have been needing a new small lotion to keep in my purse and I love vanilla. However, to me (and my husband) it smelled like old lady perfume and my sample was only half full, making it hard to actually use the lotion. (full size $19)
tre’StiQue Mini Shadow Crayon in Kona Coffee. I love the idea of eye shadow that is easily applied and lasts for a long time, and the pencil like feature makes it easy to carry around without getting broken and making a mess. It applies easily and provides great coverage. However, this shade is really dark and looks terrible on me. I wish I would have gotten the more nude color because I would love to make this part of my daily look. (full size $26)
OFRA Cosmetics Turquoise Eyeliner. I don’t use pencil eyeliner and I don’t really use colored eyeliner so I was kind of bummed about this one. I have received some colored liners before and I still haven’t used them. (full size $13)
Overall, I was a little disappointed with my bag this month because there were some great products but I don’t see myself using them because of the shade or scent. I decided to change my Ipsy profile so hopefully the next bag will better fit my taste.
Her favorite samples was the eyeliner and eye shadow crayon. I’m really jealous that the shades she was given are more usable!