Obviously, I’m quite late with my August Ipsy (referral link) bag. (The September Glam Bag post is on the way!) August was a busy month, with visitors coming and going, and baby Olive still in her second month of life.
She’s a total sweetheart, though. Looks just like her brother did at the same age, but with a dose of pixie. She’s got a bigtime appetite and loves to smile and coo from only one month. Plus, she’s already sleeping through the night at just under three months, which is why I’m no longer a zombie.
Back to Ipsy. August’s bag was a bit disappointing. It was a nice mix of products, but none of them were things I am especially keen to use. Some of it is quite expensive stuff, too, but still…eh.
What I Received
- 111SKIN Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask (23 mL 1-use full size; GBP£20, or GBP£85 for a 5-pack)
- Beauty for Real I-LINE 24-7 Waterproof Eyeliner in Black Magic (0.28 g full size; US$14)
- Lord & Berry 20100 Maximatte Crayon Lipstick in Intimacy (1.8 g mini; full size for US$20)
- NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Gleam (13 mL mini; full size 18 mL for US$7.50/CA$11)
- Peter Lamas Supreme Radiance Complexion Booster (10 mL mini / full size 30 mL for USD$44)
- Ipsy makeup bag
Here are some more detailed product shots:
111SKIN Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask (23 mL full size)
GBP£20, or GBP£85 for a 5-pack
Laughably expensive from this UK-based company. Packaging is truly boring, as well. You’ve seen all the Korean facial mask packaging, right?! [Made in Korea.]
Beauty for Real I-LINE 24-7 Waterproof Eyeliner in Black Magic
0.28 oz full size, US$14
Yet another black eyeliner. At least it’s not a liquid (which I don’t really use). Beauty for Real was created by Leslie Munsell, a makeup artist. [Made in USA.]
Lord & Berry 20100 Maximatte Crayon Lipstick in Intimacy
1.8 g mini; full size for US$20
This is insane. I remember Lord & Berry being sold at Shoppers Drug Mart back in the mid-’90s, and the stuff was cheapola. I had at least one lip product from them (oddly enough, I think it was a lip crayon, as well) and it was bad so I never bought anything else of theirs. And I only bought drugstore stuff back then, so that means it wasn’t even as good as L’Oréal Colour Riche Lipstick. Now, this has to be the same company—I mean, even the logo looks the same. But I suppose somebody (in Italy) owns the brand and they have a US website, as well. The prices are so much higher now, too. Something is definitely up. I’m curious to try this, now, to see if it lives up to the $20 pricetag—or if I’ll hate it like I did twenty years ago. [Made in Italy]
NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Gleam
13 mL mini; full size 18 mL for US$7.50/CA$11
I’m not a user of liquid highlighter so this isn’t really my kind of thing. I will probably try mixing it in with other products. I received the darker of two shades, and I think I missed the season for this product now that it’s fall. [Made in China]
Peter Lamas Supreme Radiance Complexion Booster
10 mL mini / full size 30 mL for USD$44
I keep getting Peter Lamas stuff. I should probably try some of it sometime. It never seems all that exciting to me, for whatever reason. Why on earth does the packaging have two different “Peter Lamas”es at the top?
The Ipsy makeup bag this month is decorated with an illustration by Ipsy founder Michelle Phan. It’s not my style, though the color scheme is pretty.
Some other Ipsy items from August 2016 that I would have liked to try:
- Japonesque Velvet Touch Blush in Shade 02
- Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant (I can definitely use this!)
- The Organic Pharmacy Rose Facial Cleansing Gel (Yes please to anything rose.)
- Josie Maran Whipped Mud Mask in Vanilla Apricot
- Dermelect ME Peptide Infused Lacquer in Unscripted (Naturally!)
- Nomad Cosmetics Intense Eyeshadow in Spice Market (Looks super pretty!)
- Organic Surge Perfecting Face Polish (I actually do go through facial scrubs pretty well.)
- Rodial Smokey Eye Pen in Black (JUST KIDDING! No more black eyeliner, thanks.)