The Bag/Theme: VERY cute, loved that it was blues and orange. I’m not a fan of pink. The theme was “Spring Fling”, which I feel is a little late for the season and a very UGH phrase, anyway. This is the FIRST bag where they’ve confirmed that they chose products based on our website profiles.
Under the cut, because I know some of you don’t care. 🙂
Shipping: My bag shipped on 5/7, arrived 5/11–and went a much more direct route this month, so yay for that. My real issue with the shipping this month is that they didn’t update the Glam Room until today. I wasn’t 100% sure what some of the products were, and I would’ve liked to have had access to that information immediately.
Yaby Concealer Refill: I’m assuming, despite its small size, that this is a full-size product. I wasn’t sure if it was definitely concealer or a glossy shadow–the texture looked sort of strange and oily in the pan. I applied it with my finger and it had really impressive coverage (though it did skip over my pores a bit–application was much better with a brush.) I have a bad sunburn on my nose, and just a few dabs really toned down the redness. It worked nicely under my eyes, as well! I got this in the second-to-lightest shade, in spite of my profile marking my skintone as “fair”. This is priced at $5 per 3.5 gram pan, and I think that’s pretty expensive.
Zoya nail polish in Piaf: I wasn’t terribly excited by this. It’s a pastel yellow with frosty glitter. Two coats was sufficient, but it looked really thin in the bottle. For $8 a bottle I’d pass on this, but they might have other shades worth checking out.
Mirabella Perfecting Powder: This was WHITE in the container, so I was a bit concerned. Brushed on, it mostly disappeared, leaving behind just a faint shimmer. It reduced my shine and was an overall okay product, but this rather small amount is listed for $30. Nope nope nope.
Juice Beauty Reflecting Gloss in Fig: This shade scared me in the frosted tube. It looked sort of dark and rusty. I swatched it on my hand and I was really pleased, so I picked that swipe up and put it on my lips–and discovered I’m allergic to this. Reading the ingredient list, I have no idea how that’s possible. Either I’m allergic to something I don’t know about (the only thing on the list I haven’t eaten is the goji berry) or there’s something in there that’s not on the ingredients list. Anyway, before my lips started burning I was really pleased with this. The texture is nice and it really suited me much more than I expected. I feel like $15 is a reasonable price for an ingredient list that most anyone can read!
Pacifica Body Bronzing Butter: Full disclosure? I didn’t open this. Do not want. Both product options in this field were body bronzers, which is the most icky combination of words I’ve ever seen smashed together. I especially don’t like that it purports to smell of my arch-nemesis, coconut.
The Overall: FIVE full-size products and one cute bag for $10? I’m not complaining! Though this month caused my lips to creep outside their usual boundaries and tried to inflict orange skin on me, I’m pleased with the end result. I don’t think this month really showed me much in terms of what the beauty quiz system can do, I’m glad they’re finally coming up with a clever matrix for this stuff. Hopefully, this will mean even better bags with great product size/quality!
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