Ipsy July 2015 Glam Bag

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Eau Thermale Avene Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser
Full Size: $20.00

This is a soapless cleanser that removes dirt, oil, and other impurities without disturbing your skin's pH levels. Glyceryllaurate dissolves oil and refines pore size to help reduce excess sebum production. Avene Thermal Spring Water and zinc calm irritation and sooth inflammation. This is a gentle face wash for oily, acne-prone skin. For me, it gets the job done but I have dry skin and tend to like something that feels a little more moisturizing, this cleanser did not dry my skin out or irritate and seemed to remove my makeup with ease. Overall I consider it a decent cleanser and I didn't notice a scent, at least nothing strong. For the price, I don't think I'd purchase the full size as I have a cleanser that is a little less expensive and works just as well.

OFRA Cosmetics Bliss Eyeshadow
Full Size*: $10.00

This eyeshadow/highlighter is extremely pigmented and extremely beautiful. I love gold toned eyeshadows and this one is absolutely incredible. I barely had to apply pressure to get a decent swatch. The idea of this being a 2-in-1 product is a big selling point, I am not sure how well this would look on my skin tone as a highlighter but as an eyeshadow, I am in love and find myself instantly wanting to look into other eyeshadow colors by this brand. This can easily go into any magnetic makeup palette and I really like how they made that possible as most samples aren't packaged as nicely. From my research this does appear to be a full size product. This is an animal cruelty free and hypoallergenic product. I would definitely purchase more eyeshadows from this brand.

Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Lip Balm in French Kiss
Full Size*: $14.00

This is a hydrating lip balm with a hint of color. It is quite moisturizing and the color payoff is ok, I wouldn't wear this if I wanted actual color on my lips but for a lip balm, it does the job. The shade that I got did not swatch very well, basically looked like a highlighter shade so instead I showed it on my lips. It shows up a bit better when applied on the lips, again it's sheer but pretty. I am curious if the color pigmentation differs depending on the shade, since I did receive one of the lightest shades they have. From my research, I found this to be another full size product this month. I consider this to be a bit pricey for a lip balm but I would be curious enough to purchase a darker shade.

tarte Amazonian clay waterproof bronzer (park ave. princess shade)
Full Size: $30.00

This is tarte's best-selling, bronzer in the signature park ave princess shade. It has a waterproof formula and adds instant warmth and dimension across a variety of skin tones as Amazonian clay helps improve skin calirty, texture and tone for an overall lit from within complexion. It contains Amazonian clay which is nature's most perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear, Vitamin E which is a natural preservative that also acts as an emollient and antioxidant and mineral pigments which soothe and soften skin. I am not a big bronzer type person but I did enjoy the formula and I think the shade fits with my skin tone quite nicely. I am new to using bronzer but I think this is a good way to get me started. This is my first tarte product and I am really impressed with the overall quality of this product and the packaging. I am unsure if I would purchase the full size of this product.

Bare Republic SPF 30 Tinted Mineral Face Sunscreen Lotion
Full Size: $14.99

This is a 100% natural tinted face sunscreen. It is chemical-free and has SPF 30, with it's lightweight, non-whitening, non-greasy, and lightly tinted application, it's perfect for use with or without makeup. This is one of the latest sunscreen technology products with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, 40 minute water resistant, no chemical actives, no synthetic fragrances, and no parabens. It's also made with a natural mineral based formula. I find this to be a nice addition to my foundation, I would wear this on it's own if I were staying home or working outside. It's coverage is a little too light for me out in public since I have hyper pigmentation issues. The formula is light and doesn't make my skin dry nor feel greasy. I absolutely love the scent of this and would describe it as almost tropical or pina-colada like which is surprising considering this is an all natural product. I would consider purchasing the full size of this product as I do like how it feels on my skin and I enjoy the scent a lot.

My July Glam Bag is valued at $37.76.
I pay $10.00 a month, so I received an extra value of about $27.76.
Overall, I found this bag to be about average when it comes to my contentment with the type of products given. Some of these products seem a tad repetitive, so it might be time for me to update my taste profile. I did receive 2 full size products this month and that's always a big plus.

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