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Ipsy | August 2014 “Beauty Schooled”

This is essentially a countdown as I have also cancelled my Ipsy subscription with October being my last bag. I just have way too much product to get through and things are starting to expire which always upsets me. Ipsy is still one of my favourite subs as there is always a lot of makeup in each bag and less skincare so I’d still highly recommend it if you’re looking for a new beauty subscription!

Ipsy August 2014

Coastal Scents | Forever Blush Duo

Coastal Scents Forever Blush

Coastal Scents Forever Blush boasts 18 perfectly pigmented, powder blushes with a long-lasting rush of color. Complete with a mirror, these color-packed compacts go a long way.

Thoughts: This sample size is perfect for depotting. Both colours blend perfectly together as well as on their own and can definitely be used well outside the summer season. I know that I constantly reach for summer-toned blushes when it’s the dead of winter.

Full size: 10g/$7.95 USD

I received: 2.5g/$1.99 USD

Dr. Brandt | Pores No More Refiner Primer

Dr.Brandt Pores No More

A cult favorite, Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer is Dr. Brandt’s quick fix for flawless, photo-ready skin. It is the miracle base to create the perfect skin canvas for long-lasting makeup and well-preserved skin. This velvety formula absorbs excess oil, minimizes pores, blurs fine lines and is resistant to sweat and humidity. Prime, touch-up and treat while perfecting your makeup.

Thoughts: I have been dying to try this because the finish feels a little more natural than Benefit’s Porefessional for me. It can also be applied on top of makeup without disrupting your “work”. It feels just like my skin without the oil. It’s pretty incredible!

Full size: 1oz/$45.00 USD

I received: 0.25oz/$11.25 USD

Lord & Berry| Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil in Black

Lord and Berry Black Silk Mini Kajal Liner

Sensual and exotic, that's the effect that Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil delivers. Just like the traditional Kohl, but with the modern ease and control of a pencil. Giving a semi-matte finish that is also smudgeable, Silk Kajal Kohl's soft tip is ophthalmologically-tested and gentle enough to be used on the inner eye. Also available in Nudo and White.

Thoughts: I have come to love mini eye pencils since there is no way in hell I’ll ever get through the gazillions that I have. This pencil is soft to use and smudges nicely for a smoky eye look.

Full size: 1.2g/$16.00 USD

I received: 0.6g/$8.00 USD

Absolute| Lip Balm in Grape

You're the Balm Absolute Lip Balm in Grape

Treat your lips with this ultra-moisturizing lip balm from Absolute New York. This lightly tinted, creamy, conditioning formula softens, smoothes, and protects lips for a seriously kissable pout. Discover this must-have balm for sensationally soft and luscious lips!

Thoughts: I don’t know if you can see from the photo, but there is a tiny amount of iridescent glitter in there! I don’t like the smell of grape in cosmetics so this will be something I will unfortunately have to give away. Super cute packaging though!

Full size: 12g/$2.50 (According to Ulta.com)

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Urban Decay | Perversion Mascara

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Bigger. Blacker. Badder. Urban Decay's ultra-creamy, lengthening and volumizing mascara features triple-black pigments and a deeply nourishing ingredient blend. Perversion Mascara gets you sexy in one stroke, yet it won’t quit until you say when.

Thoughts: I was about to pick up the Perversion kit at Sephora for Christmas, but it’s a good thing I didn’t because I remembered I had received one in my Ipsy bag!

Full size: 0.4oz/$22.00 USD

I received: 0.1oz/$5.50 USD

Total value of August Ipsy Bag: $29.24 USD

There are two new players in the beauty box sub game (Birchbox and Glossybox version 2.0) so maybe my beauty box affair isn’t over quite yet…

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