Ipsy Glam Bag June 2013 - Review, Swatches & Tutorial

Ipsy June Glam Bag - “On the Wild Side” included some fun makeup products and a dry shampoo
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 Mackenzie’s Notes: 
I recently received my June Ipsy Glam Bag and I wanted to share with you all the goodies included as well as how they swatch and how I wear them.  This month’s bag was titled “On the Wild Side“, and the bag included fun makeup products (such as cream glitter), vibrant shades (bright lip liner) and a dry shampoo fit for those big hair days or long nights. 
Ipsy is a monthly subscription service at $10 for which you receive five full size or deluxe sample products, curated by YouTube makeup gurus.  Make sure you check out my original post on Ipsy here as I have additional details on this subscription service.
I will include swatches of all makeup and a small tutorial on how I use the highlighter pencil, as it is one thing I have incorporated into my daily routine.  I was very happy with this month’s bag as all the products are new to me and I have heard many good reviews about all of them.  Also, this month’s cheetah and fluorescent make up bag was great quality, made of a sturdy material and lined, so many thumbs up on that!  I hope you enjoy this post and that you get to know Ipsy better to see if it would be a good match for you.  So far, I recommend it, and will keep you posted next month as well. 
Ipsy June 2013 “On the Wild Side” TOTAL - $44.50 
One swipe swatches of each shades

1. NYX Mosaic Powder Blush in “Dare” - $7 (0.20 oz, full size)
I was excited to receive this mosaic blush since it includes several shades in a mineralized finish.  This NYX Mosaic product is a pigmented blush that looks good on my skin.  I tried using the bottom orange shades as a bronzer, but these were too shimmery and golden for that purpose.  I either swirl all colors for a natural shade or only the pinks for a pinker toned blush. If you like depth in your blush, the NYX Mosaic Powder Blush is the way to go!

After applied, I blended the pencil with my finger as the warmth helps blend the product in better
2. Chella Lace Highlighter Pencil - $18 ( full size)
I love this pencil and I am so glad this was included in the bag, as it’s something I really wanted to own but never justified spending that much money on a skin toned product.  The formula is really creamy and blends in easily, while still providing you with results! I use the highlighter pencil around my brows to define them and hide any stray hairs I might have; I add it to inner corner and top of eyelids to give myself a more awake look.  The color fits me perfectly and is light enough to show up without being too stark.  I use this daily now, but my only disappointment is the fact that the pencil has to be sharpened and it’s not twist up.
3. Starlooks Lip Pencil “Tickle Me Pink” - $12 (full size)
This Starlooks lip pencil is very pigmented and creamy; it applies on like a dream!  The color is very opaque, and it is a bright mauve-pink, it almost reads dusty.  I would wear this alone or with a bit of gloss on top for extra shine, this is a nice quality lip pencil.
The glitter stuck to my fingers and I applied it in a circular motion to my skin to deploy all the glitter onto my hand

4. JCat Beauty Sparkling Cream Palette in “Suzie” - $4.50 (full size)
I was excited to receive something sparkly, as I don’t own much glitter based products in my makeup collection.  These glitters come in golden based colors and include different variations of glitter (chunky, smaller copper pieces, a mix, etc) in a clear, jelly (or oil) base.  These contain a lot of glitter which I’m happy about, but I still need to figure out the best way to apply them in a more even fashion.  I want to use these around the eyes, on the face (maybe Halloween) or on the lips but as a heads up, JCat specifies to be careful when applying this product to not get glitter pieces in your eyes if you do decide to apply it on the face.

Love how this is air travel friendly, perfect to carry on you as you’re traveling

5.  Pssst Dry Shampoo - $3.00 (travel size)
I have heard so many good things about this particular dry shampoo and couldn’t wait to try it.  This Pssst Dry Shampoo smells so nice and fresh (not a hairspray smell) and I am glad it doesn’t add lift, as I just want to get rid of the extra oiliness in my hair.  I have used it a couple of times, and so far I don’t see it removing the extra oil as efficiently as say baby powder, but maybe I’m applying it wrong.  I hope that changes as I really like the scent and the powerful aerosol application.

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Reader’s Recommendations: What did you receive in your July Glam Bag? Let me know of any tips on how to apply the glitter shadows or dry shampoo!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17203899757128581331 Betzy Carmona

    They have been stepping their game up

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06480260118314988355 MakeupWithTea

    This tutorial is sooooooooo helpful. Seriously thank you so much. I was trying to figure out how the Chella highlighter worked. xD And you got a lot of great stuff! Very nice!

    Lynn | Makeup With Tea

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03361651012356334616 Mackenzie M.

      I’m so glad it helped! Someone on Instagram was also confused about the application so thought I’d show how to use it. Now on to find a big enough sharpener for that guy lol

      Nice blog by the way ! Xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11759651668576843978 BreezeyBee

    Wow thats an amazing value and such great goodies! I love the blish and highlighter and lip pencil too.

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    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03361651012356334616 Mackenzie M.

      Yes it has been such an awesome subscription as pretty much everything is makeup products!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12853362133443844339 Toxic V.

    The glitter palette is gorgeous, I’m really jealous of your eyelashes, are fantastic ♥

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03361651012356334616 Mackenzie M.

      Thank you darling! Very nice of you, and yes can’t wait to use it :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10090537924393617277 Maddy

    Everything sounds so good, I especially like the look of that pencil, really brightens up the eyes! xxx
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD