Beauty Rocks this month with the April 2014 Ipsy bag. They’ve definitely been on a really good roll lately. My bag this month came with two full sized products and three deluxe sized samples all packaged in a square shaped dark navy bag with a record design on the front.
Even though the smaller samples may not look like much, they actually are worth more than you may think. The retail value of my bag came to a whopping $67.68!
Here’s what came in my April Ipsy bag:
- St Tropez Gradual Tan Anti-Ageing Face Cream 0.5oz ($10.94)
- Dr Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant 0.25oz ($9.75)
- Elizabeth Mott Pop! Goes The Shadow in Champagne ($12.99)
- Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide On Eye Pencil in Black Velvet 0.03oz ($15)
- Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm in Apple Pink ($19)
I haven’t tried either one of these skincare products yet but I’m very eager to. I love St Tropez products and I don’t have a good gradial face tanner so I’m especially excited for this. It doesn’t have that fake tan scent so I’m happy about that.
I’ve never tried a Dr Brandt product before simply because they are so expensive. This is a nice chance to try something I wouldn’t normally buy. I love it’s citrusy scent!
Who doesn’t love Urban Decay eyeliners!? It’s always such a treat to get one of these in a sample subscription bag! I was very excited to see that it’s a new velvet formula to try out.
This formula is not as creamy as the regular one but I do like the matte finish. This black is also not as pigmented as most UD black eyeliners but I don’t mind that either. I haven’t had any trouble with smearing or smudging so that works for me!
I’m really digging this eyeshadow sample too. It has a smooth and creamy consistency and is very nicely pigmented. It’s a really pretty golden champagne color with a metallic finish.
Lastly we have this tinted lip balm which I was really excited to try. It comes in pot form with a built in brush in the handle. The color is a bit odd looking in the packaging which made me nervous.
First thing I noticed is that this is extremely pigmented. It applies more like a lipstick with a matte finish and opaque coverage. Not at all what I was expecting for a lip balm.
It’s also not moisturizing for a balm either. It actually makes my lips feel dry which is disappointing. The color ended up looking great on my lips but I’m not really crazy about the formula.
Overall this month was another great bag. I’m really pleased with 4 out of the 5 products so that’s a win in my book especially since it only cost me $10 for all this! The lip balm is not terrible but I do wish it was more moisturizing and easier to apply on the go.
Did you get April’s Ipsy bag? What did you get in yours? Do share below!
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