IPSY: AUGUST 2015
August's bag is houndstooth. Who knew? I associate the pattern with autumn coats, so August seems a bit early to be busting it out. We're still in summer, right? A school theme would better suit September...
Oh well, since it's here, let's see what we got!
OFRA COSMETICS Lip Liner in Wine: This is so dark it looks more brown than deep red. Lip liner is a product I don't use very often, but I should - feathering has been a problem with lipsticks because my lips are more dry. I'll try to remember to work this into my routine when I use a matching lipstick shade. Full size. $13.00
MARC ANTHONY Nourishing Argan Oil of Moracco: An oil treatment meant to strengthen hair and tame frizz. Don't all oils promise to do that? Anyway, you only use a couple of drops at a time so even though the bottle is only 0.7 oz, it should last for a long time. Travel size. $4.00
LA FRESH Good Night, Night Cream: Back in January, I got a sample of this company's day cream. I remember it was pretty good - not too heavy, but moisturizing enough that my skin still felt soft hours after application. I look forward to trying the night cream and seeing if it's equally effective. Sample. $12.00
BELLAPIERRE COSMETICS Lipstick in P.I.N.K.: Pink lipstick? Yes please! I love the color - it sits right on the edge of being hot pink, but doesn't cross the line into neon so it's still wearable. Actually, I'd wear a flourescent shade of pink, too. But this will look more professional at the office. Full size. $19.99
GLAMOUR DOLLS Eyeshadow in Sorcery: I've been getting a lot of gold and bronze metallic products from Ipsy this year. That isn't too surprising, I suppose. If you choose to emphasize lots of rich color on the lips, it has to be balanced with a more subdued eye, and a slight metallic shimmer is perfect for that. Full size. $3.99
All in all, this is a pretty good bag. It's a pity that the lip liner and the lipstick are such wildly different shades that they can't be used together - otherwise, I'd be able to put all five products together into a single look. But I just hate that chola lip look - Latina women with thick, lush lips can pull it off but me? No way.