July’s IPSY bag was so cute! I loved the summery, metallic bag that they designed. So cute & festive! This month, as you can see above, I received: a hand cream, a brush, a primer, an eyeshadow, and a water spray. If you’re new to my IPSY posts, I update you every month with what I got in my Glam Bag as well as give you a mini review of each product. I also link each item that I mention and list the price. Here we go!…
- Avene Thermal Spring Water – $14 So when I first saw this I assumed it was like a primer spray or a setting spray. I didn’t really know what else to think especially since the only English on the whole bottle is the name and the words “soothing, softening.” I felt totally lost so naturally I went to the Internet to help me out. However, before that I did try using it to dampen my beauty blender to apply concealer and it didn’t really give me the same effect as my Primer Water. The website says that this spray is good for sunburn and hypersensitive skin. The description says that it soothes the skin, while reducing irritation, and also leaving your skin slightly moisturized. In other words, I don’t know how to use this. Haha! I wish I had sunburn because then I would be able to apply it to my face or body and see if I noticed a difference in how my skin felt but I don’t have any irritation or burns at the moment so I’m sorry but I can’t really tell you if this product does what it claims to! I have been spritzing some on my skin, though, before I apply any makeup or moisturizer just as a quick refresher. It doesn’t seem to have any sort of scent so I feel like I could use it whenever, under anything.
- Vasanti Eyeshadow 2 Brush – $21 IPSY never fails me with these brushes every month. At first, I was excited but now it’s kind of redundant. (I know, I’m complaining). But I’ll still use any and every brush they send me. There was just nothing really that special about this one. I have others like it and I was hoping that it would wow me or do something that my others didn’t but it was just a regular shader brush. I’m not disappointed but I’m not excited about it either. It does a fine job both wet and dry and I do like that it has a long handle. I also like that I can use it in a lot of different ways on my eyes.
- Too Faced Hangover Primer – $32 I think I have to keep trying this primer but it doesn’t really seem to do much for my skin. It’s purpose is to bring life back into your face when it’s feeling a little dull (underneath your makeup) but I found that it didn’t do much of anything. I used this on its own under my foundation and I was just not satisfied with how it turned out. It didn’t blur, illuminate, hydrate, smooth or anything that I would want a primer to do. Like, I said I need to play with it more but for me it isn’t worth the expense.
- Be Delectable from Cake Beauty Lemon & Cream Hand Cream – $10 It moisturizes just fine but I can not get past the smell. The scent is bad. At first it smells somewhat vanilla-y but them the lemon kicks in and it reminds you of the toilet you scrubbed earlier. Just not a scent that I want on my hands. They do have other scents, though so I would recommend trying those before this one.
- Meet Matt(e) Trimony by theBalm shade Matt Kumar – Palette is $42 I received the single shade “Matt Kumar.” It’s the middle shade in the palette and it’s a maroon, burgundy color. I LOVE IT. First off, the shade is absolutely gorgeous for so many looks, especially in fall and winter. It can used in the crease, the outside corner, all over the lid, on the lower lash line, anywhere! Second, the formula of this is AMAZING. It is just so buttery and soft and I literally sat there rubbing my finger in it for a solid 30 seconds after I swatched it the first time. I do own another palette by theBalm called Meet Matt(e) Nude which I love. The quality of both of amazing and definitely worth the price!