With Ipsy instead of the box you get a bright pink envelope with a makeup bag full of products once a month. Here's what July contained:
Bright pink (and I mean bright!) with scalloped edges. It zips at the top which I prefer and is kind of padded plastic.
Model's Own Nail Polish in Red Sea
This was a almost gel like nail polish with somewhat translucent finish. The color is a bright pinky red with chunks of glitter. It's really fun for summer but not a shade I'd grab for just a regular day.
Container: Full size or close to full size bottle
Buy?: Probably not. I like essie better.
This is supposed to do 5 different things. It's a sunscreen, it's a primer, it's a cream eye shadow, a brighterner and also smooths fine lines. I was thrilled when I saw this little tube as I've loved all the Bare Minerals products I've used in the past. SPF and wrinkle cream aren't all that important on my eye lids but it definitely lives up to it's other claims. It's an excellent cream shadow that isn't greasy or overly powdery and it stays on forever. A little goes a long way so I expect this little tube to last awhile.
Container: Tube about an inch long
Pixi Beauty Mini Tinted Brilliance Balm in Unique Pink
After my love affair with the lip pencil in my Birchbox I had high hopes fro this one. I'm not quite as in love. It's a nice pencil but much more of a chapstick feel then a sheer balm. The color is pretty much the exact color of my lips without any color on them so it doesn't do much for me.
Container: Mini tube - maybe 2 or 3 inches. Plenty to really test it out.
I love this brand! It's my 3rd product from this particular brand and they've all been great. It goes on without feeling to heavy or cakey and seems to provide good protection without causing any breakouts. Their moisturizer and serum are really great products as well though I'm not sure on the price on either. I'm kind of scared to look.
Container: Travel Tube
Buy?: Possibly depending on cost.
I do get the occasional spot so I was excited to give this a try. It wasn't exactly a magic fix but it did seem to help with one of those crazy deep rooted spots. I didn't find it nearly as drying as most other spot treatments as well.
Container: Mini tube - a litle smaller than the Bare Minerals eye shadow
Buy?: Maybe, it depends on the price.
So that's what Ipsy had this month. One thing that I don't like with Ipsy is that since they don't sell the products from their site you don't get the price and other information you find at Birchbox. This was a good bag. Not the best but still fun. Can't wait for next month!