Hi everyone, I just received my August ipsy glam bag in the mail – yay! Oh, and by the way, I just wanted to point out my hubby’s infamous eye roll when he discovered the dazzling hot pink package sticking out of our mailbox… Get used to it, hunny!
I’m super excited to share these individualized sample products with you especially because I purchased a few add-ons for only $3 each!
Overall this August glam bag was pretty good! I did have to go back into my account and change my preferences for highlighter products because I just have way too many highlighters sitting at home already and I really don’t need more! But besides that, these picks are great!
So for this August Glam Bag, I got…
- VASANTI Concealer Buffing Brush
- WANDER BEAUTY Lift Off Purifying and Brightening Peel Off Mask
- Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara
- ESTATE COSMETICS Dew Me Baked Highlighter in Lit
- SUNDAY RILEY Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream
And the add-on products I added to my bag are…
- EVA-NYC Satin Dream Leave-in Hair Cream
- PIXI by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm in Natural Rose
- SHERO SCIENCE 2-in-1 Pore Purifying Cleansing Gel
VASANTI Concealer Buffing Brush
So I’m the type of girl who likes to just use my beauty blender to blend in my concealer, but when I tried buffing out my under eye with this brush I realized I was doing it wrong this entire time! It makes the concealer spread out more evenly and it gets those hard to reach corners around the eyes.
It’s a nice thick and soft bristled brush! I’m a fan.
WANDER BEAUTY Lift Off Purifying and Brightening Peel Off Mask
If you know me, I love skin care products so I was super excited when I found out this little beauty was included in my baggie.
Firstly, the colour of the mask itself is a beautiful berry pink colour! It’s made with antioxidant rich ingredients like ACAI, GOJI BERRY, and GREEN TEA EXTRACTS. There is also KOALIN CLAY to remove oil and impurities, and minimizes shine and large pores.
I am in love with this peel off mask!
Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara
You don’t know waterproof mascara until you’ve tried Eyeko’s! Seriously, even my make up remover oils and wipes did very little to get this mascara off my lashes! Definitely would recommend this mascara if you’re planning for a swim at the beach or even for a good sweat session at the gym.
Also, it’s pumped with COCONUT OIL and FRUIT EXTRACTS to nourish your natural lashes. And SPF to protect them from the sun!
ESTATE COSMETICS Dew Me Baked Highlighter in Lit
I love this baked highlighter! It has a golden-pearly finish and it’s highly pigmented so just one sweep across your upper cheek bones and that should do it!
Fun fact – Did you know that “baked” highlighter are creams that were baked slowly in a oven to form that velvety texture? On the ipsy website, they also state that you can use baked highlighters wet or dry meaning you can add a bit of solution to intensify the pigments! I’m definitely going to try this!
SUNDAY RILEY Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream
So I’m definitely going to find myself a full sized version of this sample because wow, I could tell the difference in my skin in just one day!
This cream has HYALURONIC ACID and TAMARIND EXTRACT for hydration and moisture. The PAPAYA ENZYME EXTRACT help to exfoliate the skin and reduce hyperpigmentation. And the ALPHA-ARBUTIN brightens any discolouration.
Plus, this cream literally is so lightweight and oil-free that it absorbs into your skin instantly! I have oily to combination skin so the fact that this cream doesn’t leave that greasy, heavy feeling is so amazing!
EVA-NYC Satin Dream Leave-in Hair Cream
For my add-ons, I chose this leave in hair cream. I recently got my hair done and now I’m dealing with the aftermath of hair colour damage! This leave-in cream deeply moisturizes and literally make my hair feel like satin. I love that it gives my damaged hair vitamins like ARGAN OIL, AVOCADO OIL, and KERAVIS PROTEIN COMPLEX to strengthen and prevent breakage.
PIXI by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm in Natural Rose
For some reason, my lips don’t do well with any type of lipstick! They macerate and peel just after an hour of wearing lipstick so I’ve turned to tinted lip balms to add some colour to my life.
This lip balm is made with SHEA BUTTER and VITAMIN E to nourish, protect, and soothe your delicate lips. And the tint is very natural, just enough colour to wear everyday or with a face full of make up!
To the left, there is a picture of me with bare lips and the other, with PIXI By Petra Shea butter lip balm.
SHERO SCIENCE 2-in-1 Pore Purifying Cleansing Gel
I am on the hunt for a good skin cleanser. I chose this add-on product because I need some intense pore revitalization so I gave this gel cleanser by SHERO SCIENCE a try and it’s pretty good!
I love that its gel based for my oily skin. It gently exfoliates to remove dirt and minimize pores. It is made with WHITE WILLOW BARK (a natural source of salicyclic acid), WITCH HAZEl, CALENDULA EXTRACT, and TEA TREE OIL.
That’s it for my August glam bag! For next month, ipsy is allowing their ipsters to choose one of the five products included in their bag! Can’t wait to share my next bag of goodies with you all!
By the way, what”s in your glam bag this month?