Dear Lovely Reader,

This month’s bag was such a cute surprise — from the bag to the contents!  This month’s theme is VOLUME UP!  POWER UP!  Speak UP!  Not just for the summer, but to let yourself be heard!

The theme starts with the open glam mouth on the makeup bag.  I have been using the contents in my look for over a week now and am loving it!

Here’s what’s within:

Whipped Lip & Cheek Souffle by NYX

Pure Brazilian Shine Ultra Light Nourishing Oil

the Balm Cosmetics Balm Springs Blush

City Color Cosmetics Shimmer Shadow in Cheers to Life (interestingly, the actual site has some kind of bug in it currently so I would advise against going there and just go to the IPSY site instead)

Skone Cosmetics Insanely Intense Tattooed Waterproof Eyeliner

The Whipped Lip & Cheek Souffle is a little too bright pink for me, and I would have preferred something a bit more matte with staying power.  But I made it work for me. It has a very candy cake vanilla smell, very strong when first applied.  The Pure Brazilian Shine I apply to my hair ends for these hot summer humid days.  The balm Cosmetics Springs Blush is a delight, the pink is perfect and is highly pigmented.  Less is more.  It’s so cute and tiny but packs a powerful color punch AND has staying power.  I will definitely get the full size, I love this!  The City Color Cosmetics Shimmer Shadow in Cheers to Life, a lovely copper gold color that glides on beautifully with just a finger.  Has good staying power if you are not into rubbing your eyelids.  The Skone Cosmetics Insanely Intense Tattooed Waterproof Eyeliner does exactly that — it’s waterproof and stays put when you apply.  It takes me several wipes with a couple of cotton pads and micellar water that it will come off entirely.  It does not smear or disappear and very pigmented.  Definitely a winner for the summer months!

Below are two looks with the IPSY makeup — the NYX whipped is on my lips but already coming off.  This pic shows all 5 products that came with the bag.  In the striped shirt one I’m wearing Colourpop’s Liquid Matte in Speed Dial on the lips.

me one day

me yesterday

Overall, very happy with the IPSY selection for June.  I’m definitely going to buy the balm blush and the eyeliner, staying power and pigmentation are awesome.

What did you get with your IPSY bag?  What product made you happy or not?  Why or why not?

Stay lovely!








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