Beauty: Ipsy VS Sephora Play July 2017


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Check out this month’s subscription box unboxing.

IMG_8316First up is Ipsy! The last two months Ipsy has disappointed me.

This month I was pleasantly surprised. I loved this month Ipsy bag more than the last two.

First item up is the Beau Gachis Illuminator Brush ($9.95) it is a full size brush. It is a more dense highlighting brush compared to the ones I usually use for powder highlighters. This brush is ideal for cream highlighters and for Colour Pop Super Shock highlighters.

Second, is the Winky Lux Double Matte Whip in ‘Angel Food.’ The shade is too pale for me, but would look better on a a darker or lighter skin tone. Full size is retailed at $13, but this is a sample size the approximate value is $6.50.

Third up is the Trestique concealer in ‘Bisque’ ($10). The color was too pink on me and the formula was too drying. The concealer was too sheer for my liking. The color range is very small only offering 3 shades online.

Fourth is the full size Ciate London Wonderwand Liner ($18). I don’t like most Kohl Liners so I decided to put this in my giveaway pile.

Lastly, Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel. I have only used it twice and it was gentle on my sensitive skin. I haven’t seen a difference in my face but it also didn’t break me out. The full size 5oz is retailed for $25 and this sample size is 0.25oz. The approx. value is $1.25.

The ipsy glam bag’s approx. value is $45.70.

IMG_8315First item in the Sephora Play is the It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Volumizing Mascara. It is currently one of my favorite mascaras. I received it a couple months ago in my ipsy bag and now I got it in my Sephora Play. It is long lasting and makes my lashes look really long. The full size retails at $24 and the sample size approx. value is $10.

Second is the Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment. The mask made my skin feel very smooth. I loved it and can’t wait to continue to use it. The size was very generous for a sample size. Full size retails for $38 at 2.8oz making the sample size’s approx. value at $8.40.

Third is the Bareminerals GEN NUDE™ Matte Liquid Lipcolor in ‘Swag.’ The formula reminds me of the NYX Lipcreams, which is not my favorite formula of liquid lips. The color I’m not in love with either. The full size retails for $18 and the approx. value for the sample size is $9.

Fourth is the MILK Cosmetics Cooling stick. It was moisturizing, but I don’t think I will be purchasing the full size. The full size retails for $24 and the approx. value for the sample size is $2.

Last item is the Briogeo Rosarco Milk™ Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray. I didn’t see a difference in my hair and I wad not to crazy about the smell. The full size retails for $20 the approx. value for the sample size is $3.

The approx. value of the Sephora Play Box is $32.40.

This months winner is the Sephora Play Box.


Left to right: Winky Lux Double Matte Whip in ‘Angel Food’; Bareminerals GEN NUDE™ Matte Liquid Lipcolor in ‘Swag’; It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Volumizing Mascara


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