The best thing about a month long vacay? Coming home to TWO Ipsy Glam Bags! I got July’s Glam Bag super late thanks to a billing snafu on my end. In short I liked my July bag, I was not “OMG THIS IS THE BOMB” crazy about it but I found it decent. Since it’s pretty much old news in the world of Ipsy I am going to concentrate on the Ipsy August 2014 Glam Bag which is themed “Beauty Schooled”. Here’s what I got:
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara – I think I am just about over Urban Decay, which might be why I’m a little indifferent about this sample of their new Perversion mascara. Maybe it’s the fleecing of their Naked line. Maybe it’s the lackluster releases. I don’t think I’ve read a single review of Urban Decay’s Perversion where I actually wanted to try it based on the results no matter WHAT the blogger/reviewer claimed.
Coastal Scents Forever Blush Mini Duo – Seriously? The size of this product is SO small I would have to use my fingers to apply this blush. I could understand if this were a NARS sample but it’s Coastal Scents?!?! C’mon Coastal Scents quit being so cheap and drop a full sized item in the bag. The peach is very pretty and the pink shade is just a tad too glittery for my taste (as a blush). I could probably use this duo as an eyeshadow.
You’re the Balm Green Apple Lip Balm – Love a good lip balm. I dislike that this is in a tin and requires me to use my fingers. It also does not smell/look like green apple but the packaging is really cute and it does keep my lips kissably soft.
Dr. Brandt Pores No More – I’ve repeatedly asked for “no more Dr. Brandt” stuff in my bag and yet this found its way into my cheaply made Ipsy August 2014 Glam Bag. I’m a little “meh” about it.
Lord & Berry Mini Kajal Kohl-Liner – Is this a joke? This is such a SMALL sample size that I could barely line my eyes with it. Add to the very poor performance (this needs to be set with shadow) and this item was a HUGE dud for me.
I have to say that I am a little underwhelmed by the Ipsy August 2014 Glam Bag. Ipsy has spoiled me over the past few months! I’m not excited about the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara as I have been disappointed in most of their recent releases, the Lord & Berry eyeliner is so small I thought it was a joke. The same with the Coastal Scents offering. Even the bag itself is rather cheap looking this month. The only item I am remotely “excited” about is the and that’s because I’m a lip balm whore. So beyond NOT impressed with my Ipsy August 2014 Glam Bag. Was your bag better? Let me know in the comments section below!