July Ipsy Bag: Review and Swatches!
Another month has come and gone and with that comes another surprise five products from Ipsy! This month may be my favorite month yet, I’m really happy with everything I got.
Starting with the makeup bag, the July one is the cutest one so far in my opinion. It’s silver with a chromelike finish that shines different colors in the light. It also has little white, orange and red candy-like designs on the front.
This month I got another eyeshadow, which I’m happy about. A beauty lover can never have too many eyeshadows, and I’ve been wanting to try theBalm’s formula for ages! This is one of their Meet Matt(e) Trimony shadows in the shade (I think) Matt Kumar. It’s sort of a mahogany/burgundy shade which I think will look great in the crease. This is a fairly small sample, only slightly larger than the Urban Decay shadow I got last month, but at least it’s a shade I’ll wear. I also like that it’s included in a sturdy cardboard case with a magnetic close. Most eyeshadow pans are stored in flimsy packaging but this is much better for people without a Z palette. It is a pain to try to get out of the packaging, though, for those of us who do want to put it in a palette!
The next item is a hand cream from Delectable in the scent Lemon & Cream. I absolutely love this scent; it reminds me of either Fruit Loops or lemon cake! This is a fairly good size, too, it barely fits in the bag.
Another item I’m pleased about is the Tréstique mini highlight stick in Maldives Luminescence, a pretty pale pearl shade. I’ve used this a few times and I really like the formula, it reminds me of my favorite cream highlight from Flower. This is a bit small but it’s perfect for highlighting the Cupid’s bow, browbone, and other small parts of the face. With a few swipes it’s great on the cheekbones, too. It blends really nicely and the highlight isn’t too strong or too subtle.
The next product is a lip liner from Ofra and this is the first brand repeat that I’ve gotten from Ipsy (I got an Ofra eyeshadow in my April Glam Bag). The shade, silk, is a pretty cool-toned nude which is just a bit lighter than my natural lip color. This pencil seems a little stiff but I don’t use lip liners so I can’t compare it to any. I probably won’t use this much, but it’s a nice versatile shade. I do really like Ofra as a brand so I hope I see more from them in future Glam Bags.
The final item I received is a makeup brush from Luxie. It’s their 215 small angled brush. I used this only once to apply gel eyeliner and it worked pretty well. I didn’t try a wing as the brush seems a bit thick, but when I get more used to it I’ll give that a go!
From left to right: Matt Kumar, Silk, Maldives Luminescence
Overall I’m very happy with the July Ipsy bag. It includes a lot of items I can see myself using regularly and, as with the past months, I think it’s worth the $10 monthly subscription. For me, Ipsy does a good job at taking my survey and reviews into consideration. For example, I’ve said that I love getting eyeshadow and makeup brushes and I’ve gotten those in almost every Glam Bag. I hope they expand Ipsy to include more countries!
What do you think of this months products?