For many, it’s back-to-school time. So how appropriate that August’s Ipsy Glam Bag is called prep school. Here’s my take on the five products I received this month.
In my review, I’ve included the product, the benefits (as claimed by the product), the size I received and the value compared to the normal retail size and price. Often, a discount is available if you decide to purchase the retail product – I’ve included that info as well (offers are for a limited time). Keep in mind that Ipsy Glam Bags vary by person. What you receive is based on the profile you established.
OFRA Cosmetics – Lip Liner in Wine
Benefits: matte finish, holds lipstick in place and prevents from creasing; water-resistant; synthetic beeswax
Ipsy Size: 0.04 oz (full retail size)
Ipsy Value: $13.00
Ipsy Deal: 40% off any purchase at ofracosmetics.com
My thoughts: I usually use a chocolate color but this will be a nice change to match with lighter colored lipstick or glosses.
La Fresh Group – Good Night. Night Cream
Benefits: super hydration, smoother and plumper skin, rescues skin from fine wrinkles
Ipsy Size: 0.5 fl oz (retail size: 1.7 oz for $40)
Ipsy Value: ~ $12.90
Ipsy Deal: 30% off any purchase at lafreshgroup.com
My thoughts: Although it is labeled a night cream, it has a light texture, not greasy at all. The fragrance has a hint of cucumber.
Hikari Cosmetics – Lip Gloss in Salsa (classic red)
Benefits: high-shine matte lip gloss, wear alone or over lipstick
Ipsy Size: 0.1 fl oz (full retail size)
Ipsy Value: $13.00
Ipsy Deal: 30% off any purchase + Fee eye shadow in Taffy at hikaricosmetics.com
My thoughts: As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a big fan of lip gloss. I don’t like the sticky feel that most have. This one doesn’t seem to be so bad and doesn’t have a strong fragrance either. I’ll give it a try but it will probably end up with my 14-year old – like all the other lip glosses.
Beauty Without Cruelty
Benefits/Features: maximizes hair’s lustre, body, and manageability, plant-based formula, pro-vitamin B-5 and jojoba, can be used as a leave-in danger, good for all hair types, paraben-free, 100% Vegan
Ipsy Size: 2.0 fl oz (full retail travel size)
Ipsy Value: $2.99
Ipsy Deal: 15% off any purchase from beautywithoutcruelty.com
My thoughts: I do a lot to my hair (color, blow-dry, flat-iron, etc.) so I am always willing to try a good hair care product. This product is considered aromatherapy with a hint of lavender fragrance. This will definitely be the first product I try from this Glam Bag.
Glamour Dolls – Single Eyeshadow in Sorcery
Benefits/Features: full coverage shimmer eyeshadow, crease resistant, staying power, high-pigment color
Ipsy Size: 0.05 fl oz (full retail size)
Ipsy Value: $3.99
Ipsy Deal: 25% off any purchase at glamourdollsmakeup.com
My thoughts: This bronze color fits in perfectly with my normal color palette. I really like my Urban Decay bronze eye shadow so we’ll see how this one compares.
Estimated Ipsy Glam Bag Value: $45.00+
This Ipsy Glam Bag was not as impressive at the $90+ valued one I received last month, but at a $45.00+ value, I can’t complain.
Until next time, stay beautiful! ~ Devon