Yes, this is a review of my May Ipsy Glam Bag – and yes, it’s July 🙂 I’m a little (ok, a lot) behind in my blogging. Take a look at the awesome products from May’s Glam Bag. I’ll blog about July’s very soon!
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. Here’s my review of the products I received in my May Ispy Glam Bag.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup To Go Liquid Compact
Stated Benefits: 8-hour wear, travels easily, easy to apply
Ipsy Value: ~$25.00 (full size and on-sale for $25 – regularly $45)
Ipsy Discount: 20% off of all Double Wear via esteelauder.com
My Thoughts: I love (in the bottle) Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup, so I was interested in trying this liquid compact version. The liquid compact was definitely easy to use. Although not as good of coverage as my normal Double Wear, it was a nice “weekend” makeup. I’ll stick to my regular Double Wear makeup (it’s on my “must have” list), but if you are looking for a lighter version of Double Wear or a great foundation to travel with – this is it!
Global Beauty Care Charcoal Wash Off Mask
Stated Benefits: gently unclogs pores, removes dead skin cells, deep cleaning
Ipsy Value: ~$1.00 (Can be purchased at Bed, Bath & Beyond for $4.99)
Ipsy Discount: none
My Thoughts: I love a good mask, especially a charcoal mask. I used it once, on my entire face, and it was great. However, I’ve used it several times as a spot treatment for blemishes – and it did an amazing job of making the blemish disappear! I applied it at night before I went to bed and washed it off the next morning. This mask is also resealable – which allows multiple uses.
IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara in Black
Stated Benefits: volumizing, lash lengthening, helps lashes stay healthy and strong
Ipsy Value: ~ 13.00 (Full size: .3oz for $24.00)
Ipsy Discount: none
My Thoughts: I use IT concealer, so I was excited to try their mascara. I’ve used it for several weeks now and really like it. It doesn’t flake or clump and stays put!
Manna Kadar Cosmetics Radiance Split Pan Bronzer and Highlighter Duo
Stated Benefits: velvety powder, natural-looking glow, long-wearing
Ipsy Value: ~$10.50 (Full size .2oz for $21.00)
Ipsy Discount: 30% Off Any Purchase on mannakadarcosmetics.com
My Thoughts: Honestly, I haven’t had a chance to try this product. I love highlighters and bronzers, so I will take this duo with me on my next travels.
treStiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon in Tuscan Wine
Stated Benefits: buttery-soft, lightweight, moisturizing and matte, includes Vitamin E, coconut oil, Monoi de Tahiti butter, rich, bold hue
Ipsy Value: ~$10.66 (Can purchase a trio of three for $32.00)
Ipsy Discount: 30% Off Any Purchase of $40+ at trestique.com
My Thoughts: This is a great color if you’re looking for a rich red. It goes on matte, but is not drying. It’s not long-lasting (at least not on me) – which is a must-have with my lipsticks. However, if you are OK with reapplying every several hours, this is a nice product. The color is very rich.
Ipsy Value this month: ~$60+
Happy Independence Day and stay beautiful! ~ Devon