Ipsy – August 2016

Ipsy - August 2016

If you’re not familiar with it, Ipsy is a $10 (USD)/month subscription service (shipping included for the US; with an additional shipping fee for Canada).  Each month, subscribers receive 4-5 deluxe sample or full-size beauty and skincare products.  You also get a (sometimes) cute makeup bag containing all of the samples.

If you find yourself interested and want to sign up using my referral link, you can click here.  If you want to sign up sans referral, this link’s for you.

Ipsy - August 2016

This Works in transit camera close-up (full size 40ml/$39, sample size 20ml/$19.50) – This is, as the packaging states, a mask, moisturizer, and primer in one.  Haven’t used it as a traditional mask, but I can say I liked it as a primer and moisturizer.  When I first applied it, I was worried it would be too heavy for my oily skin, but it absorbed well and I had no issues letting it serve double-duty as my primer.

Beauty For Real I-Line 24-7 Eyeliner in Black Magic (full size, $14) –  Pretty decent liner.  It’s soft, it applied smoothly, it’s waterproof, and it stayed on my waterline for hours.

Tarte Tarteist mascara (full size 7ml/$23, sample size 3ml/~$10) –  This mascara works well if you’re willing to put in a little more effort to avoid clumps.  I like the length I get from just one coat, and it gives a little more volume to my lashes.  I did see a little smudging/transfer toward the end of the day.

Ipsy - August 2016

Ciate Paint Pot in Dangerous Affair (full size, $15) –  I’m pretty ‘meh’ about red polishes, but I can see using this one in late fall and during the holidays.  It’s opaque in two coats and, though it did leave a little red tint behind after clean up, it’s easy to apply.  Swatch below!

It Haircare 12-in-One Amazing Leave In Treatment (full size 5.1oz/$8.99, sample size 3.4oz/$5.99) – I tend not to use leave in treatments in my hair; it’s just so fine and thin that most leave-ins weigh it down.  I did, however, use it on my daughter’s hair with great results.

Ciate - Dangerous Affair


Bag Value: ~$64


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