August 15, 2013

Ipsy Quick Look: August 'Glamour Academy' Glam Bag

My bag contents this month:

  • Michael Todd True Organics Pumpkin Nutrient-Rich Facial Mask - 30ml/1 fl oz
  • Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in '69' - 1g/0.03oz
  • Pixi Beauty Lash Booster Mascara in 'Blackest Black' - 3.0g/0.105oz
  • MicaBeauty Cosmetics Shimmer Powder in 'Bronze' - 0.1oz/2.5g
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer - .25 fl oz/7.1ml

Pretty impressed with the featured brands/products sent out this month. Ipsy continues to improve and I only hope that ipsyMatch will continue to do so as well (crossing fingers!). I do have to admit, I preferred when all subscribers received relatively the same products across the board and with little variation between the bags.. but I also understand why that may not be possible with the growing number of subscribers. :P
I am so ecstatic to have received the Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick, and the MicaBeauty Shimmer Powder is absolutely stunning! I will be passing on the Smashbox Primer (I'm probably in the minority here - but it just does not work for me!) and although I am *madly* in love with all things pumpkin/pumpkin spice.. the label states that it is suitable for all skin types except sensitive. I'm taking this as a clear sign that I should steer clear of it entirely, which really bums me out. :(  The Pixi Beauty Lash Booster Mascara should be fun to try out! I am a sucker for deluxe sample minis, and mascara is one of my favorites. :)

Quick swatch time! I wanted to show the difference between MicaBeauty Shimmer Powder in 'Earth' (which was previously sent out to some subscribers in April) and MicaBeauty Shimmer Powder in 'Bronze' (which went out to some subscribers this month) as well as the two Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick shades that were sent out to some subscribers this month:

MicaBeauty Cosmetics Shimmer Powder in 'Earth' and 'Bronze' - swatched over NYX JEP in 'Milk'
(I apologize for the dimmer lighting, 'Bronze' was impossible to capture true to color in direct sunlight because of its strong golden sheen. Much more beautiful in person, 'Bronze' also has a very slight pink tint to it!)

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in 'Anarchy' and '69'
'Anarchy' is a gorgeous bright fuchsia and '69' is a bright red with strong pink undertones. Love!

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FTC: This subscription is paid for by myself/by my boyfriend. I am not being compensated to write this post, these are my honest opinions on the products and company. If you choose to use my referral link, I may potentially receive a bonus item in my next Glam Bag. The photos were taken in natural lighting and are unaltered aside from cropping.

1 comment:

  1. Loving the look of the Urban Decay lipstick! Nice blog, really like your template!

    Lorraine x