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TL;DR – This month was a big fakeout for me. I was really excited by the previews, then kind of let down by the bag. It’s not that any of the items weren’t great, it’s just that they were all REALLY SMALL. That said, my roommate was really pleased with her bag and it varied from mine only by a couple items, so maybe I’m just cranky.
The Bag/Theme – This was I guess supposed to be a swimsuit fabric. I never like it when they print ipsy all over the bag, but a cool idea and I liked the neon zipper. The theme was really smart for June and several of the items they put into bags played on the theme, so that’s cool.
IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil (Full Size) – First of all, let’s kill the term “universal” as it applies to makeup shades, shall we? This was (IMHO) too dark for many and easily on the light side for darker skintones. That said, this is blendable and it comes with a brush, which is super. I don’t think I’d spend $24 on this, as ELF’s brow kit is still my eyebrow king of the hill in terms of both application and price ($3, plus, it comes with TWO shades!)
Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer (Sample Size) – This is one of those beauty champs that pros love. For me, I don’t need it, especially at $36 for one ounce. The sample was 0.25 ounces, which I guess is really good for a sample of this product.
BeFine Cucumber Facial Mask (Sample Size) – I could smell this as soon as I opened the mailer. It was so strong, I assumed this had been crushed. It was just too strong for me to even want to apply it to my face. It’s supposed to be made with cucumber, watermelon and pomegranate extracts, but it smelled completely fake to my (overwhelmed) nose. I think the sample was 1 ounce. Full size retails for $25 for 4 ounces. I’m not interested.
Formula X nail color in Power Source (Sample Size) – This shade is a bright pink-leaning coral neon that is in the same neighborhood as the shade of the bag’s zipper. One coat covered pretty nicely and it suits me really well. This sample was 4mL while the full size would be 12mL at $10.50. I think it’s not the best polish I’ve seen near that price, but it’s a buy if you spot a shade that’s really unique.
tre’StiQue mini shadow crayon in Kona Coffee (Sample size? Ish?) – This is a new product. This size will only be offered as a buy three for $36 deal, so I’m calling this a sample size. Can we talk about how DUMB this packaging is? I got it in my bag with no box, and I was HORRIFIED. I thought it was missing a lid completely, and totally dried out because it wouldn’t mark my hand. It took me five full minutes to realize I was looking at the lid. While the crayon it depicts is one you’d sharpen, it’s actually a twist-up–and the end is blunt, unlike the lid. WTF. It’s way too dark and too hard to blend for me. Bleh.