Item 1: “MONGONGO” is a nutrient dense lip conditioner, produced by Jersey Shore Sun. It is very conditioning and has organic ingredients. I feel that it does work but I’m not a huge fan of coconut flavors and this Vanilla Coconut lip conditioner, has a prominent coconut scent and flavor. Thus, I like the “Lasting Smiles Organic Lip Balm” that I got in my Beauty Box 5 this month better than this Ipsy provided lip balm. Retail Price: $1.79. Rating: 3/5
Item 2: “BARE Republic” is a SPF 30 Natural Mineral Sunscreen. It has a slight tint to it that matches my skin tone perfectly (Ipsy has you fill out a preference profile so that they can match products better). “BARE Republic” is up there on my list for favorite facial sunscreens because it does not feel greasy and it wears well. Retail Price: $14.99 for 1.7 oz (a small sample bottle is what Ipsy provided). Rating: 4/5
Item 3: “OFRA” eyeshadow & highlighter was provided in the color “Bliss”. It has a bronze shimmering pigment and it lasts all day. I love, love, love this eyeshadow! Retail Price: $15.00 for a full size shadow (Sample size was provided). Rating: 5/5
Item 4: A double-ended (shadow/crease) “Crown Brush” was in this months bag. A perfect addition considering that I got eyeshadow. The brush heads are not stiff but also not soft, they are a happy medium. I actually prefer a medium coarseness when it comes to my eyeshadow brushes, I find it easier to saturate the color on the bristles and apply a thick enough layer. Retail Price: $6.99 (actual $6.99 size brush provided). Rating: 4/5
Item 5: A tube of “Read My Lips Lipstick” by teeez cosmetics was the final item in my bag. I received the color “Killing Me Softly” which looks like a coral color on the lips. When I swatched it on my arm, I felt like it was more pink but once I wore it on my lips, it looked coral. It definitely had a matte finish, it was a very pretty shade of coral, and it lasted most of the day. However, “Read My Lips Lipstick” left my lips feeling overly stiff. I’m a matte lipstick lover so I’m use to a slightly dry finish but this lipstick was a bit over the top. Retail Price: $22.00 for full size tube (nearly full size tube was provided). Rating: 2/5
See Aurora Glam’s “IPSY July 2015” Video for a full look at the products and swatches.
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