Wednesday, August 28, 2013

August Ipsy Bag Review

Hi all,

Here we are once again with my Ipsy Glam Bag product reviews. If you haven't had a chance yet, please check out my July Review. I've been noticing a lot of other subscribers complaining about their glam bags lately and it really rubs me the wrong way. If you're willing to throw $10 away at something.. what you're getting in your bag is a pretty damn good deal! (Yes Canadians have to pay $15 as $5 is for shipping). I have discovered some amazing products during my time trying out the different bags and boxes and can't complain!


Anyways..  Once again I will do my reviews in order of picture.

Urban Decay: Revolution Lipstick (sample size)

Shade: Anarchy (very, very bright pink/fuschia)

They weren't kidding when they mention colour payoff in their description. This is one solid lipstick! I found this to be comparable, if not better than my M.A.C lipsticks. I applied it and was WOW'd (!!) by the colour pigmentation and smoothness. Usually a colour with such high pigmentation will make your lips look dry or flaky.. well not this one! It also lasted for quite awhile and I was surprised that it was still on my lips after an entire afternoon of coffee drinking!

Plus the little sample size was sooo cute and tiny! I have a lot of lipsticks though and can see me keeping the small size around for awhile. I will FOR SURE be purchasing the Revolution Lipstick but in a more natural shade. Can't wait to go to Sephora with Jenn and try out some other colours!

Review: 5/5 Would try again and would recommend!

Pixi Beauty: Lash Booster Mascara

Shade: Blackest Black

Jenn's Review: This product applies in very thin layers and feels sort of dry during application. It is buildable but it takes many many layers to get full looking lashes. I wore this product all day and had no fall out which was nice. Removing this mascara was difficult, I had to use a makeup remover product.

Review: 1/5 I would not recommend this to a friend.

Steph's Review: I decided to not review this product mainly because of all of the negative, negative (understatement?) reviews I read on this one. Plus, I left the product at Jenn's house and really wanted to push this review. If I try it later I will let you all know.

Overall: 1/5

Michael Todd: Jojoba Charcoal Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub

This was BY FAR my favourite product out of everything I received (maybe even overall from my 2 ipsy glam bags!). This one blew me away. I decided to try this one soon after I received the bag and was kinda surprised at how gross it looked lol. I'd never used a "charcoal" product before. That all went away after I felt how AMAZING my skin felt afterwards. It was so smooth and soft. I loved it! It made my skin feel so lovely.. I want to use it every day now (I've been resisting). I also gave this product to my mom to try and she thought it was just as amazing as I do. Products like this is why I love receiving beauty bags. I would have never tried it.. now I've found something I LOVE!

Side note: I need to remind people that this is NOT a cleanser and just a scrub. Please wash your face before using or you'll be very surprised at how much makeup and dirt is still likely to be left on your face.

Review: 5/5 Would most definitely buy and try again. Would recommend!

NYX: Rouge Cream Blush

Shade: CB01 Rose Petal

Jenn's Review: This product is not hard to use, it is very sheer and buildable in colour. I use my fingers and pat it on my cheekbones and blend by only patting the product into my skin, absolutely no rubbing. This colour is a nice natural pink shade and would work with most skin tones. I didn't notice a shimmer or any sparkles in it which is nice. It provides a little bit of a dewy finish without feeling sticky.

Review: 4/5 I would recommend this to a friend.

Steph's Review:  I LOVE this product! Not only have I recently discovered my love of NYX but I've also discovered my love of cream blush! yay!! So this was a perfect pick for me. Plus I've got about 2% left in my MAC blush .. it hit pan months ago.

Anyways the colour of this is very pretty and blended so nicely! For me it was a mix of a coraly-pink. It made my skin look dewy and slightly moist and stayed on ALL day. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

If you haven't had a chance yet, please check out my blog post on applying cream blush with a stippling brush.

Review: 5/5 I would recommend and buy again!

Pacifica Alight Multi Mineral BB Cream

Seems suiting to leave the worst for last. This is by FAR the WORST product I have EVER received from a beauty box/bag. The first time I tried it I thought "What is this even doing? What is the point?". It was so sheer and didn't cover a thing.. AND it looked glittery. I figured I'd try it under my foundation to see how it would look. My face looked soooooo greasy by mid day! I have not been using moisturizer and this product made me look like a grease master. Yuck!

I decided to give it another go the next day. Huge mistake (understatement of the year)!!!! I either had the worst breakout of my life or I broke out into hives all over my face. I had tiny, tight and itchy bumps ALL OVER MY FACE. My skin felt like carpet. I started noticing this on Sunday morning and today they are still there. I AM DEVASTATED. Do NOT use this product!

After reading other reviews on the ipsy website I was happy to see I wasn't alone in the hatred of this product. Every person either said "its too sheer" "too greasy" or "it made me breakout badly".

Poor product choice Ipsy :(

Review: 0/5 I would not recommend this to my worst enemy.

And there you have it!

Overall bag rating? 3.5/5 I won't let a few crap products distract me from the other amazing things I received!

Thanks for checking out my review! If you've tried any of the products I've listed above please share your thoughts!


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