August…the month of ridiculous heat, end of summer sales and beauty lovin Ipsy subscribers on beast mode! The theme for Ipsy glambags for August is Glamour Academy and the sneak peeks Ipsy posted on Facebook had females of all ages going bat poo crazy! Particularly the Urban Decay vs Noya debate. I totally understand arguments on both sides but no doubt reading some of the commentary was entertaining, like watching an old Maury paternity episode when you’re bored. My glambag arrived and the results of my “beauternity” test are in…Mina you are the owner of an Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick sample! Read on to see what came in my Ipsy glam bag.
My August 2013 Ipsy Glambag – Glamour Academy
- Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick 69
- MicaBeauty Cosmetics Shimmer Powder Bronze
- Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
- Michael Todd Pumpkin Nutrient Rich Facial Mask
- Pixi Beauty Lash Booster Mascara Blackest Black
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick 69
Keeping in mind that the Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick sample is tiny, I still wanted it. Not because of the retail price value difference between this and Noya but because I simply wanted to try this lipstick before I consider purchasing for $22 a pop! If you don’t wear lipstick daily this sample will last quite a while. Revolution Lipstick 69 is a bright red color that surprisingly looks appealing to me. I’m not a big fan of wearing red lipstick but I am going to give this a try. If nothing else at least I get to test out the quality and wear time, which was my goal in the first place! I’ll be sharing swatches and my thoughts in another post, maybe next week.
Mica Beauty Shimmer Powder Bronze
Okay so I don’t use this brand much (at all really) and the only products I have from Mica Beauty are from Ipsy glambags but this bronze eyeshadow looks gorgeous! I received Shimmer Powder in bronze by MicaBeauty Cosmetics and I might actually use this often depending on the quality. This comes with a sifter but I took it off so I could show you the product better.
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
No need to say much about this…I’m ecstatic! I’m uber close to empty on Smashbox Photo Finish primer so this sample came at the perfect time! I love this stuff!!! It’s oil-free, a little is all it takes and as Orlando Santiago said in a makeup class…it spackles the shizz out of your face! Lol that’s not exactly what he said but I try to keep it clean on le blog yo! 😉
Michael Todd True Organics Pumpkin Nutrient Rich Facial Mask
I’ve heard some really good things about the Michael Todd brand so I was excited when I saw some Micheal Todd products in an Ipsy sneak peek photo. I received Michael Todd Pumpkin Nutrient Rich Facial Mask and was crazy excited until I saw “moisturizes and nourishes all skin types except sensitive“. Really though? Come on Ipsy, do me a solid and send me something that won’t attack my face! 😉 I think I’m going to be a
brave naive gal and at least try a patch test to see if I can use this. I’ll let you know how that goes…
Pixi Beauty Lash Booster Mascara Blackest Black
I already have my fave mascaras but you can never have too many options! I haven’t tried it yet but this Pixi Lash Booster Mascara is the perfect size for tossing in a small clutch for on the go makeup touch-ups. It’s blackest black and if the formula is good then this little baby will be a keeper!
Are you an Ipster (Ipsy subscriber)? What did you get in your glambag this month?[note]Ipsy (formerly MyGlam) is a monthly beauty subscription service that costs $10 (shipping included). Each month subscribers receive 4-5 beauty samples with a makeup bag. Sometimes deluxe samples or full size products are included. Each Glam Bag usually comes with discounts for the products received. There is a Glam Room community to chat with other Ipsters, share your looks, get inspiration, win challenge prizes and more. All members get an Ipsy member profile, here’s mine. You do not have to be an Ipsy subscriber to join the Ipsy community. Feel free to leave your Ipsy profile link in a comment below so I can follow you![/note]