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August Ipsy Glam Bag + WHOLE MAKEUP LOOK!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hey guys! If you kept up with me over the last weekend then you saw a sneak peek at the products in this bag! When I checked my Glam Room before this arrived, I was actually really excited [and a little scared] for the Urban Decay lipstick. I decided to start creating looks starting with this bag and now I've spun out of control into the YouTube universe!

Ipsy August Glam Bag

So, like always, let's start out with the breakdown of the contents and their values.
  • Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub: trial size - $6 [Full - $18]
  • Mica Beauty Cosmetics Shimmer Powder in Bronze: Full - $14.95
  • Pixi Lash Booster Mascara: trial size - $8.50 [Full - $17]
  • Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream: trial size - $5.30 [Full - $16]
  • Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Anarchy: deluxe sample - $11 [Full - $22]
  • BONUS: Lime Crime polish in Crema de Limon: $8
The total estimated value of this month's bag is $53.75 and the lipstick, mascara, and eye shadow will all last me quite a long time. So now let's go on to the individual products and my thoughts on them.

Okay, so I haven't actually used this scrub yet, but that's because I have some other facial masks/scrubs that I've been testing out. As soon as I use this I'll post it on my Facebook and maybe even do a video on it. What I can say is that there is very little smell to it. What you can smell is very subtle and sweet.

Ipsy August Glam Bag - Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Scrub

I have reviewed this BB cream before and I'm sticking with those thoughts. This also came in one of the Pacifica beauty sets a couple of months ago. It doesn't really do much except moisturize and slightly cover up and blur some blemishes, so I use it under my normal makeup/foundation. It's a small tube so it should be used up in no time. I do like how smooth it goes on and how fast it dries. It doesn't leave my skin feeling oily or greasy.

Ipsy August Glam Bag - Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream

I as happy to see a neutral colored eye shadow in this month's bag. I used this for the look at the bottom of this post. I love the amount of shimmer it gives off because it's not too intense. It's absolutely perfect for natural, glowing looks and for the upcoming Fall season.

Ipsy August Glam Bag - Mica Beauty Cosmetics Shimmer Powder: Bronze

The Pixi Lash Booster Mascara works like most waterproof mascaras I have used. I did curl my lashes before application because my lashes are impossible to work with in general. The brush is pretty nice and I had no clumping with application. It did make my lashes look a little bigger.

Ipsy August Glam Bag - Pixi Lash Booster Mascara

Oh Urban Decay--Well, this was a shocker. I will not be wearing this often, but I have been complimented on how great this looks on me [hint: scroll down to watch my video]. It glides on so smooth and is so incredibly pigmented. It stays on all day even during daily eating/drinking. It wipes off just fine with makeup remover wipes. I'm super impressed with these and maybe I need more of them in my life.

Ipsy August Glam Bag - Urban Decay Anarchy

Lastly, here is my bonus item. I was so excited to see the Lime Crime polish in my bag! When I applied it...well, not so excited. I had to use 3 coats and it still appeared a little streaky. Maybe it's because it's yellow.

Ipsy August Glam Bag - Lime Crime Crema de Limon

Ipsy August Glam Bag - Lime Crime Crema de Limon

Ipsy August Glam Bag - Lime Crime Crema de Limon

Ipsy August Glam Bag - Lime Crime Crema de Limon

Here is the look I created with my Ipsy products as well as some of my other go-to makeup products. If you'd like to see how I got the look, the video is posted right below it!

Ipsy August Glam Bag - Makeup Look

What's your favorite item from this month?

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  1. I kinda regret cancelling my bag ONLY BECAUSE of the UD lippy!

  2. All of your photos are so fantastic and even if you don't love it, that UD lipstick looks lovely on you! It really compliments your complexion.


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