This past Thursday, I received my Ipsy bag in the mail. I am always excited when I see that shiny pink bag in the mailbox. This month's theme is "Glamour Academy". It is very fitting since school is starting up again.
This month, the bag was a purple zipper bag with "gold" emblems to imitate an Ipsy academy crest (very clever). In the bag, I got 5 items, and one of them was a full size.
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay just came out with new lipsticks, and they are available in 20 different shades.
The shade I got was Anarchy which is a bright fuchsia color. The "Pigment Infusion System delivers insane color payoff with creamy shine, Maxi-Lip plumps and nourishing oils leave lips cushiony soft." After applying it, I noticed it had high pigmentation and it glided on smoothly.
Full size: 0.09 oz, $22
Sample size: 0.03 oz, approximately $7.33
Coupon Code: IPSY, for free shipping with any lipstick purchase at urbandecay.com
MICA Beauty Cosmetics
I have never heard of this brand before, and was pretty interested in this product that I received in the bag. It is a Shimmer Powder in 17 Bronze. The shimmer powders are loose eyeshadows that are free of preservatives, chemicals, dyes, oils, and other fillers. The unique formula gives smooth eyeshadow and does not crease or pull delicate eye area.
This was the only full size item in the bag. I read somewhere that it was close to Urban Decay's Chopper. I am not too sure of it as I have not seen them side by side, but it is a gorgeous shade. The color is a shimmery bronze powder with some yellow gold in it.
Full size: 0.1 oz, $14.95
Coupon Code: IPSY25, for 25% off any purchase at micabeauty.com
Michael Todd True Organics Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub
This is another brand I have never heard of. This product is a "unique facial scrub formulated with jojoba wax beads and Activated Charcoal to effectively remove dead skin, impurities, and toxins." It says it refines texture and encourages skin renewal, leaving skin smooth and refreshed. This scrub is 70% organic and is certified as vegan.
I am actually looking forward to using this product. It looks very interesting.
Full size: 3.4 fl oz, $18.00
Sample size: 1 fl. oz, approximately $5.29
Coupon Code: AUGIPSY, for 30% off any purchase at michaeltoddtrueorganics.com
Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream
This BB cream "hyrdates, primes, illuminates, and perfects leaving a sheer bare skin finish." It even has specialized mineral pigments that instantly adjust to different kinds of skin shades (although I am unsure of how true that can be). This BB cream has "high performance anti-aging botanical ingredients that revive and remineralize skin for a natural, dewy glow."
Full size: 1 fl. oz, $16
Sample size: 0.34 fl oz, $5.44
Coupon Code: IPSY20, for 20% off any purchase at pacificaperfume.com
Pixi Lash Booster Mascara
I always love to try deluxe samples of mascaras before I go out to buy them.
Online, it says that this mascara gives lashes a "push-up" effect that lasts all day and that the brush coats each lash evenly for smudge-free, waterproof lash and eye definition.
Full size: $17.00
Coupon Code: PIXI+IPSY, for 20% off any purchase at pixibeauty.com
|L-R: UD Anarchy, MICA Bronze, Pacific BB Cream, and BB cream blended out|
Overall, the approximate value of this bag was $33-37, which is pretty good. I have seen better bags with better value, but I was excited about this one. I can not wait to try the Michael Todd facial scrub, the Mica eyeshadow, and the Urban Decay lipstick.
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