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Ipsy Reveals Are Up for the July 2016 Glam Bag!

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The July Ipsy reveals are up!

Here is what I will be getting in one of my Ipsy subscriptions:
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What are you getting from Ipsy this month? Any good samples?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

196 Comments

  1. I’m getting:
    J. Cat Beauty Perfect Duo Brow Pencil in Dark Brown (at least the colors right)
    Pur Cosmetics Illuminate and Glow Primer
    Organic Surge Daily Care Reviving Eye Gel
    Makeup Forever Excessive Lash (like I don’t have enough mascara)
    Thrive Cosmetics Infinity Waterproof eyeliner in Lauren ( finally something waterproof- it only took half the summer)

    • I’m getting this same bag… It’s actually the best I’ve gotten of the 5 months I’ve subbed.

      • Bag triplets 🙂

    • Bag quadruplets!

    • same here too!

  2. I had commented about an hour and a half ago with my bag contents and now it’s vanished. Weird.

    • Jeez, now it’s back again. I need to put the coffee down. :/

      • LOL, KC 😀

  3. This is what is in my bag:

    Elizabeth Mott
    Show Me Your Cheeks Blush in Peach Pink

    theBalm Cosmetics
    Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow in Matt Kumar or Matt Moskowitz

    Delectable by Cake Beauty
    Delectable lemon & cream ultra nourishing hand cream

    OFRA Cosmetics
    Lip Liner in Maya or Silk

    Luxie Beauty
    Luxie Rose Gold Small Angle Eye Brush

  4. From reading comments on here and on ipsys Facebook page, so far, I haven’t seen anyone who is getting the ka brow.

    • I was hoping for that too!

    • I was hoping for ka-brow but am getting the J Cat Beauty Brow Pencil instead. In DARK brown. I’m light brown at best. 🙁

    • I was really hoping to get that. I am so bummed that it isn’t in my bag.

  5. Liz-
    The title heading says +10 points…. How do you get +10 points?

    • Share your bag to social media!

  6. I’m pretty happy about this month! I’ll be getting

    BeFine Food Skin Care night cream
    ML Cosmetics Felt Tip Eyeliner in Emerald Isle
    Benefit Cosmetics Ka-Brow!
    BellàPierre Cosmetics Banana Setting Powder
    Luxie Beauty Rose Gold Small Angle Eye Brush 215

    • I’m happy with this bag, I was hoping for the benefit ka brow, but I got a benefit brow definer in my last month’s birchbox. Was lookin forward to trying the 1 ipsy showed, but my glam bag is pretty good I’m getting
       
      theBalm Cosmetics
      Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow in Matt Kumar or Matt Moskowitz

      bareMinerals
      Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Swag

      Sedona Lace
      Synthetic Blender – EB 13

      Not Soap, Radio
      When life gives you one too many lemons (and you’ve misplaced your happy place) joy inducing hand/body lotion

      BelláPierre Cosmetics
      Banana Setting Powder
      The balm eyeshadow is the only item I’m not extremely stoked about, I like there products but ipsy usually wants to send me really wild colors like hot pinks, reds, colors that are to wow for me. But ipsy is still my favorite beauty subscription.

      • Oh wow! After a year, my first bag twin! And for the first time in several months, I’m excited to try all the items in my bag.

    • If we sign up now, will we receive July or Augusts sub box? ‘Be been a subscriber to Ipsy before.

      • I resubscribed on the 4th after seeing the sneak peaks and it charged me but I don’t get a bag until August. I got an email that I get a free em check palette with my August bag as well. So if you subscribe now your next bag will be August.

        • Em cheek palette

    • Bag twins! I am excited about this month ! We got a good range of products plus… KA BROW.

    • Bag twins! I looked up the values of all of the items and it makes me more excited to receive July’s bag. The banana powder alone is full size and worth $35.00 🙂

  7. Elizabeth Mott show me your cheeks in peach pink
    the balm eyeshadow
    delectable by cake beauty
    ofra lip liner
    Luxie brush 215

    Very happy I’m getting a brush. last month was the first month i didn’t get a brush and i was disappointed. Although i had my eyes on the Revlon travel powder/blush brush, this shall do. I love the eyeshadow but i wish i got the too faced primer instead (because in my opinion this is the greatest primer to exist).
    overall, i like 2 (maybe 3) of the products. it sucks i got delectable last month but oh well.

  8. I’m receiving:
    *The Balm Meet Matt(e) eyeshadow
    *Vasanti Eyeshadow Brush
    *Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Primer
    *Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask
    * Skyn Iceland The Antidote Cooling Daily Lotion

    I’m not a fan of products from The Balm, but the one product I really wanted was the Too Faced primer, so I have no complaints! Definitely flirting with the idea of doing a second sub with different profile preferences to see how different the bags would turn out.

    • Bag Twins! I’m getting the same stuff, and I’m pretty excited! I also wanted the Too Faced primer so I’m happy!

  9. I forgot I redeemed my points for one of the bare minerals and I’m getting one in my bag. Double score! Anyone know if I’ll get it with this month’s bag or next month? I did it two or three days ago. I’ve never redeemed any points with them before.

    • The item will arrive in your August bag 🙂

    • i would assume it would be this month because you did it before the bag shipped but unsure

    • If you redeem anything with points you will get it the following month, if you redeem them before the last day of the month they will be in your nest months glam bag. I seen when the bare minerals lip gloss was put in the rewards, so you will get it in your august glambag.

    • Thanks! I guess I have something to look forward to for August.

  10. I’m finally excited for my glam bag! The last two bags have been mostly duds but this month I am getting:

    OFRA Cosmetics Lip Liner in Maya or Silk
    BeFine Food Skin Care
    Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
    BellaPierre Cosmetics Banana Setting Powder
    Luxie Beauty Rose Gold Small Angle Eye Brush 215

  11. I’m getting…

    The Balm Meet Matt(e) eyeshadow
    Luxie rose gold small angled brush 215
    Trestique highlighter stick
    ModelCo mascara
    Not Soap, Radio lotion

    Looking forward to trying these—was kind of hoping for the BareMinerals liquid lipstick, but if I really want to try it, I can go get one at my Ulta, so not that big a deal (maybe BM will do a GenNude holiday set once I’ve saved up points to get a good amount of stuff for free). I’ve never had a product from any of these brands and the only product type overlap with my Birchbox is mascara, but I do actually really like mascara, so it’s nice to have extras. I also love lotion and they made the NSR one sound awesome in the sneak peek. That Luxie brush is $10 on its own, so the bag is definitely worth what I payed for it.

  12. In bag 1:

    Briogeo curl charisma
    Ofra lip liner
    Too faced primer
    Thrive eyeliner
    Lucie angled eyebrush

    Love this box!

    In box 2:

    The balm eyeliner
    Too faced eyeliner
    Revlon powder/blush brush
    Modelco mascara
    Not soap, Radio lemon lotion

    Its a good box, however I don’t like modelco and try to stay away from mascara (sensitive eyes + half my lashes are inverted so mascara usually ends up in my eyes)

    • I’m thinking about signing up for a second subscription. Do you ever end up getting a lot of duplicates? Or is there usually a good variety?

      • well I got the too faced primer in both boxes but that’s because both profiles are quite similar; i’ve heard of customers getting products like the balm several months in a row but that has not been my experience. Moreover, it does seem like ipsy has been improving their game lately (most likely to grab disgruntled former customers of birchbox following last month’s epic fiasco )

        • in short Carrie, i’d suggest that you vary the second profile a bit to minimize your chances of receiving the same products in both bags.

  13. I’m getting:
    Meet Matt(e) shadow
    Organic Surge Eye Gel
    Tre’ stique highlight stick
    ModelCo power lash
    Luxie angle brush
    This is only my second bag and I’m pretty happy. I’ve been wanting to try a highlight stick (even though it looks like this one is itty bitty). And I’m new to subs so I don’t have mascara fatigue yet 🙂
    The eye gel, though, looks like it’s not really available anywhere so I’m wondering if it’s discontinued or something. Has anyone tried it?
    I sub to Ipsy and beautyfix right now- very different but excited to get my second shipment of each.

    • Bag twins! I also have been wanting to try a highlighter stick so really glad for that.

    • I’m a bag triplet! This is my second ipsy bag and I’m a little disappointed. I am hoping with more reviews, the better my matches will be. I don’t like eye products so I’m bummed about the mascara and the eyeshadow. And the brush looks like an eyeshow brush to me. I am looking forward to the eye gel and the primer stick. And I think the holo bag design is pretty cool too.

      • Bag… Quadruplets haha I really wanted the highlight stick so thrilled with that, and have been looking for a good eye gel so happy to give that a try. I need more brushes so happy there also! Very happy with my bad overall 🙂

        • Bag quintuplets! What?! 😮 I am actually pretty stoked for this one, besides the dark eye shadow.

          • Same bag as all of you! I’m excited to try the eye gel and always happy to get another brush. Disappointed I didn’t get the Ka-Brow or the Too Faced primer. This is only my 2nd box and nothing from either box has been real amazing for me. Maybe next month will be better.

  14. Seeing the amount of the balm (for the third month) sent out was very appalling. I almost resubbed when I saw the Ka-brow sneaks, but came to my senses immediately. I’ve yet to see anyone receive it. Not to mention the hideous bag…

    • The Ka -brow was the only thing that I wanted. More lip gloss(that I don’t use)

    • My thoughts exactly!

  15. So no one here got the Ka-brow? I gave my coupon to my daughter at Ulta so now I have nothing, Hmmm…sometimes I think those “You will get one of these 5” are a tease and only 3 people out of thousands get it.

    • I agree. Maybe it’s a tease to get new subscribers. :-\

  16. This is mine. I am getting the Matt Kumar color (I asked Ipsy)

    Too Faced; Hangover Replenishing Face Primer Deluxe
    theBalm Cosmetics; Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow in Matt Kumar (cranberry)
    Vasanti; Professional Flat Eyeshadow Brush (brown)
    Skyn Iceland; The ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion
    Eva NYC; Get Glossed! Hair Serum

    I’m not miserable with it but would be much happier if I could switch the hair serum for the Trust Fund polish. I’ll be gifting it. The Skyn lotion looks good and I’m happy with the Too Faced primer. Not sure how I’m going to make a cranberry eyeshadow work, but I’ll give it a shot!

    • I may be in a huge minority here, but I LOVE red eyeshadow. I have a pinkish red one from Manic Panic that I adore. I do tend to go a tad bit goth with my eyes, though. A little tip, just do the lid (or less). I like it with brown or lighter pink/shimmer in the crease, depending on how dark you want it to look overall. If you do this and very little blending of the red, it won’t look like you’ve been crying over your sub bags ;P

    • How did you ask them which color you were getting?

      • They do have a video up on the product page for the TheBalm eyeshadows, so I watched that. I’ll just use a little bit and blend it out with a more neutral color. I like the idea of a pink shimmer in the crease!

        I emailed them yesterday, asking for what I was receiving and they told me the color. I didn’t know the bags would be live this morning or I wouldn’t have emailed them. I thought we had to wait until next week, sometime.

    • That’s my bag and I had the identical reaction about wanting the Trust Fund. I think the only thing I have marked on my profile at this point is nail polish and I rarely get it. I hope that means maybe a trust fund offer next week and maybe a deal on their website. Happy with the primer, red eyeshadow not so much. Hopefully the Skyn doesn’t smell too much like mint.

  17. So I got:
    theBalm eyeshadow
    OFRA lip liner
    Delectable lemon hand cream,
    Luxie small angle eye brush
    Waterproof eyeliner
    My first 3 bags were great and now this bag…. I might hang on for another month and see what happens.. maybe after a few great bags , you get a not so good one..

  18. I can’t see the whole bag because I just joined, but I do see a Trestique highlighting crayon, yet another item which I’ll never use. I’m thinking of joining the swap board but I wonder if the items in the low-priced boxes are popular? I get Glossybox, Allure, Sephora Play, Birchbox, Ipsy and the the Wal-Mart and Target boxes. What do you ladies think?

    • I sub to most of those and am on the swap site. You never know what will float someone else’s boat. I’ve managed to unload all my supergoops.

    • Hi, Angelica
      /Sorry for my ignorance but how would I join a swap board? Sounds like the answer to my Ipsy -misses products 😉

      • I’ve been trying to get on them as well but when I got in an item it just tried to load but never does. I would love to unload some stuff and pick up the new color TrustFund nail polish.

  19. I’m getting nail polish (Trust Fund Beauty), brow pencil ( J. Cat Beauty), baked eyeshadow ( Mellow Cosmetics), hair serum (Eva NYC), mascara (Makeup For Ever). I like what I’m getting. I changed by profile 3 bags ago and it’s working so far fingers crossed.

    • Twinsies! 🙂 Even though I don’t wear eye shadow, I know the perfect person to give this too. Overall, I’m happy with my bag this month!

    • Bag twins!

    • I’m receiving the same bag… not my favorite! Two konths ago, I signed up for a second subscription with a completely different profil. I’m receiving the same bag for both subs. I have so much hair oil, there’s NO WAY I can possibly use it all. I do like Trust Fund Polish. Like so many others, I have more mascara than i have eyelashes. Needless to say, I just canceled my second sub. Not being wowed by ipsy anymore.

    • Quints! I am happy with this and will use everything! 🙂

  20. Oh man! Tons of people seem to be getting 2 of the 5 “July Superstars”. I’m only getting 1… boo!

    • I am not even getting 1 🙁

      • I would call them and complain (if you’re not happy). The website says EVERYONE will get at least 1. If they’ve sent you bag out already, you might get a freebie out of it 🙂

  21. I’m almost twins with Liz, instead of the Trust Fund I got the Luxie angled brush. Shows me they must actually take my feedback into account since I love brushes and don’t use much nail polish. Thrilled to actually get one of the featured items I wanted. It was the only good thing about getting the balm last month, is that I didn’t get again. I just wanted the bare minerals or the too faced primer so I’m happy.

  22. I don’t know which is worse, last month’s or this month’s. I meant to cancel, but I didn’t know they take the money out exactly at 12am on the first of the month!

    *Nunzio Saviano Anti-Frizz Sheets
    *Mellow Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadow in Coco or Plum
    *MAKE UP FOR EVER Excessive Lash
    *em cosmetics the great cover up concealer in medium neutral/cool or light neutral/cool
    *BelláPierre Cosmetics Banana Setting Powder

    I don’t have frizzy hair, pretty much every month they send me mascara & concealer, and I have no idea what setting powder is lol. Also, I swear I just got that mascara from them, but maybe it was someone else? The eyeshadow I can deal with.

    Before they were pretty spot on with the items, I don’t know what happened. I’m willing to give them one LAST chance. I’m going to switch my beauty profile up and see if that helps ???

    • I will swap the rose gold brush for the banana powder- not sure what setting powder is either but it sounds strangely intriguing 🙂 I have too many eyeshadow brushes!

  23. Too faced primer
    Elizabeth Mott blush
    Embrolisse moisterizer
    Black liquid liner
    Trust fund beauty nail polish

    It’s a good bag. I won’t use the eyeliner but in all honesty it’s been awhile since I got an eyeliner so I can’t complain. Not real excited for the primer because I already have it. I will use it though. I was just hoping for something new to try. I’m pretty excited for the nail polish and blush.

  24. I’m getting:

    *Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow in Matt Kumar or Matt Moskowitz
    *Briogeo Curl Charisma™ Rice Amino + Quinoa Frizz Control Gel
    *Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
    *Skyn Iceland The ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion
    *Thrive Causemetics Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner in Lauren (Matte Black)

    I’m pretty happy. I’m seriously considering axing this sub by the end of the year, but wow, they’re really making it hard to leave!

    • Box twins. I really don’t like this month at all. I will be swapping probably everything. I got 3 things I have on my profile that I don’t want but of course I get it. I have a second Ipsy sub hoping to get a variety of things but this wasn’t much better. I really wanted the Ka-brow or Bare minerals lip gloss. Let’s hope next month is better.

      * Em cosmetics pillow plush lip balm in lollipop
      * Eva NYC hair serum
      * Too faced primer
      * Vasani eyeshadow brush
      * Skyn Iceland cooling daily lotion

    • Box twins! The only thing I don’t like at all is the Curl/Frizz Gel. I get frizz sometimes, but my hair is not curly. I have some curly-headed friends who might want it. I also don’t care for the eyeliner since I don’t use it much, but mascara and eyeliner cannot be escaped haha.

    • box twin:
      *Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow in Matt Kumar or Matt Moskowitz
      *Briogeo Curl Charisma™ Rice Amino + Quinoa Frizz Control Gel
      *Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
      *Skyn Iceland The ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion
      *Thrive Causemetics Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner in Lauren (Matte Black)
      I am happy because I got the Face primer! the other stuff was a bonus!

      • Twinsies! I’ve been really happy with ipsy. I think the only things I wasn’t wowed by this month is the lotion and eyeliner, but even those I’ll still use. Would have liked the Kabrow, but I’m still happy with everything.

      • Triplets! I really wanted the Ka-Brow, too, but I’m happy anyway. I’ve always liked The Balm matte eyeshadows, and in this heat, a waterproof liner is always welcome. Can’t wait to try the Too Faced Primer and the Briogeo Curl Charisma!

  25. Pretty blah about this month…
    TheBalm eyeshadow
    Too Faced primer
    Vasanti eyeshadow brush
    Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré
    Eau Thermale Avène Micellar Lotion Cleanser and Make-up Remover

    so 2 primers and 2 removers…another freaking eyeshadow brush…and an eyehadow I probably will not use. I was really hoping for KaBrow. I think Ipsy and I need to break up. Every month just pretty disappointed. This may be the worst yet

    • I’ve wanted primer for months but never get one:(

  26. One thing you can say for ipsy – there are a lot of different varieties.

    My bag this month:
    – theBalm Meet Matt(e) trimony eyeshadow
    -Briogeo Curl Charisma frizz control gel
    -Two Faced Hangover replenishing primer
    -skyn Iceland the Antidote cooling daily lotion
    -thrive causemetics infinity eyeliner in Lauren (matte black)

    So pretty good for me this month. I don’t use primer and have a ton of eyeliner, but am glad to get eyeliner instead of mascara. And no red lippies, so that’s always a win.

  27. Not a fan of my bag:

    * The Balm Cosmetics
    * Ofra Lip Liner in Maya or Silk
    * PUR Cosmetics Illuminate and Glow Primer
    * Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask
    *Shu Uemura anti/oxi skin refining cleaning oil

    I am usually “okay” with the bag, however, this month is just so off. The only thing I will MAYBE use is the Antioxidant mask. Def. cancelling because even though it’s somewhat of a good deal for $10, I notice that out of every subscription that I have, I never try the Ispy Glam Bag products. They just sit in the drawer and never get used. This is my fifth bag and literally every product from every bag is still sitting in the drawer unused.

  28. Hi Liz! Looks like subscription twins since I am getting the exact same items that you posted. I love the variety for this bag, I will mainly be using the polish and masks and the other items would make great gifts or for swaps. I love lipstick but hate the tube/wand type. The eye shadow is a great color but haven’t gotten to use much eye shadow since I tend to rub my eyes and mess it up. For my profile I have it set where I am open to surprises and to try new things but not anything too crazy, Ipsy certainly hit the mark for that this month 🙂

    • What is the name of the Bareminerals shade and nail shade?

  29. Disappointed with my bag…. the eyeshadow is the only thing I’m looking forward to:
    -theBalm eyeshadow
    -Be Fine night Cream
    -ML Cosmetics felt liner in emerald
    -mini highlight stick
    -luxie angled eye brush

  30. I get 3 bags and not thrilled with any of them. There were 7 items that I would have been happy with this month and I’m only getting one of them 🙁

  31. Whenever there’s a matte lip product or a lipstick I never get it. I always get lip gloss if it’s there and I don’t do lip gloss and the matte or lipstick are things that I definitely want. I haven’t gotten one in probably a year. I’m getting thebalm eye shadow – don’t want eye shadow but would have been okay with the mellow one so of course not the one I got, vasanti eye shadow brush – don’t need brushes at all and have marked it down for probably a year and still get one every other month at least, too faced primer, palmetto derma mask (in a tube), and skyn iceland cooling lotion. I’d be happy with my bag if it weren’t for the fact that the eye shadow and brushes frustrate me month after month and that I never get the lip products I’d actually want which is generally why I get a bad taste in my mouth about ipsy anymore.

    • I never get lip products I have been with them for almost a year and my bags keep getting worse

  32. I’m actually going to drop them now. I have given them 3 months to get it together as far as actually putting in the bag my preferences. I have gotten eye shadow and liner in the last 4 bags after I changed my preferences 6 months ago. I don’t understand why they can’t get it together. Very disappointing.

  33. I’m getting The Balm eye liner, Too Faced primer, ModelCo mascara, Revelon blush brush, Not Soap Radio hand/body lotion. I’m pleased with this month’s box, unlike last month’s.

  34. I’m not disappointed, but I’m definitely not thrilled. All the spoilers this month made it seem like this would be a heavy makeup month and I was really looking forward to it. My bag is not heavy makeup. I’m getting:

    theBalm eyeshadow (i’ll be happy with either color, but hoping for the plum)
    Eau Thermale avene water – most disappointed with this. I really have no use for this. Maybe i’ll try it and i’ll change my mind, but would definitely rather have any ANY makeup item instead.
    Embryolisse face something or other – Ipsy says it can be used as a primer so I’m a little interested.
    Waterproof eyeliner – at least it’s waterproof so it’s different.
    Luxie small angle brush – I have so many brushes, but not really complaining. At least it’s not a huge brush. I don’t ever seem to use a brush bigger than a concealer brush.

    I just feel like 1 makeup item (not bronzer) in place of one of the non ones would make this a happy month for me. Oh well…

  35. Mine was a bit boring-
    Meet Matt blam eyeshadow, angle makeup brush, hair serum, mascara, mini highlighter stick :-/
    I was hoping for the nail polish – no wow factor here, just samples.
    I signed up for allure and boxy charm, but they seem to be having technical difficulties this month -lol

    • I got the same bag! I agree — not much to get excited about. I think the hair serum might be the most promising item.

    • Twins! But ugh. I’m disappointed. I’ve wanted the primer or something waterproof. Or the bare minerals lip stuff. Of course nobody is getting kabrow.

  36. uggh the balm again! please someone explain to me red eyeshadow- they called it ‘cranberry’ but it is still red. I just don’t get it and I really don’t want it.

    • OMG, right? I feel your pain, sister. I don’t mind the eyeshadow in my bag, just would have preferred a ‘normal’ color…that I can wear in public without cringing, lol.

    • I agree, it’s not a good look, I will look like I have been crying(over a bad Ipsy bag of course) and Im getting the can of water. and my 5th eye brush in the last two months. Sigh. Why did the peeks look better than what is in the bags?

    • Ah! I have wanted that eyeshadow for two months but didn’t get it:( I have been wanting a primer as well but no luck.

    • I actually like the reds/purples for eyeshadows. The key is to go light, just on the outer corner of the crease but no higher, then sweep up like you’re doing a cat eye (don’t bring it all the way down to the corner of your eye, sweep up into the cat eye before you get that far; you’ll see why in a second). If you want a little more dramatic look, you can use a reddish brown just on the very outside corner and blend inward. Then use a light shimmery color, preferably whitish but light pink works as well, on the brow, inner corner, and lid. Blend, blend, blend going inward, not outward. Then, using either a highlighter or the same light color, follow the cat-eye directly underneath the red from the corner of your eye up towards your temple, and then down under your eye to about halfway through your bottom lid. Smudge along your lash line (you can do a smoky eye if you want, but I usually don’t) with a plum, brown, or gray color instead of a heavy liner, and finish up with the light color right in the middle of your lid (I personally dampen my ring finger, press it right in the middle like a fingerprint, then very gently blend just the outer edges). Use mascara if you want. The point is, the light colors highlight your eye to make them appear brighter and more awake, and separates the red from your waterline which keeps it from looking like you just have allergies. Instead you have a nice accent to your eyeshape that can go from flowery and feminine to bold and fiery, depending on what you want. I hope this made sense, I’m not great at explaining. I wish we could post pictures here so you could see what I mean, but trust me, it can definitely be done, and look fabulous!

      (PS, I will also occasionally use white eyeliner on the lower waterline to brighten the look up even more)

  37. Woo!! Loving everything this month 🙂 This bag is super cute and I am getting theBalm eyeshadow, Vasanti eyeshadow brush, Delectable lemon cream hand cream (yum!), banana setting powder, & Too Faced primer!! I just knew I would get the primer since it’s basically been a sample option for the last year I have been a subscriber but had not received it yet. I’m excited 🙂 I had cancelled BB but resubbed yesterday with their offer for free makeup remover and then also decided to grab one of the Target boxes too… addiction. But I do feel like I will get a good variety of products this month between everything 🙂

  38. Liz got my dream bag. LOL!

    I got –

    theBalm eyeshadow
    OFRA lip liner
    Eva NYC hair serum
    Vasanti eyeshadow brush
    MUFE mascara

    Definitely not happy. I’ve been in product overload and trying to decide which of my beauty subscriptions should be dropped. I think ipsy just made the choice for me. 🙁

    • Bag twins!

  39. Not thrilled with my bag. I would’ve LOVED Liz’s!
    J.Cat beauty perfect duo brow pencil
    The balm eye shadow
    Pur cosmetics illuminate and glow primer
    Organic surge reviving eye gel
    Luxie rose gold small eye brush

    Each month I seem to get the least exciting featured item. Would’ve loved any of the other 4.

    • I have the same bag. I’m pleased with 3 out of 5 – which is pretty good for only 10.00.

    • I’m getting the same 5 items too. I love trying new primers so I’m excited by that and I’ve found that the Luxie brushes are like gold when it comes to swapping. I can’t find the Organic Surge Eye Gel listed on the Organic Surge website so I wonder if it’s an old product that they don’t sell any more. It’s a decent bag but I’m not blown away by it. I added up the value and it’s right around $43. I guess I can’t complain.

    • I have the same bag too. I’m actually looking forward to getting the j cat eyebrow brush. I received an eyeliner from them in one of my first bags and I love it and it looks similar to the new benefit brow brush/liner that just came out, so I’m hoping it’s a cheaper dip of that. I’m also looking forward to the brush.

      I’m not sold on the cranberry shadow as I know the balm shadows are really pigmented, so I’m hoping it will blend out on the lighter side to a rosy pink color.

      I’m not thrilled with the bag, but I’m okay with it for $10, I think I’m getting my $ worth.

  40. I’m getting: theBalm eye shadow; OFRA lip liner; Palmetto derma mask; tres’tique highlighter; and a makeup brush.

    I’m pretty happy with mine overall, though the eye shadow was definitely my last choice of the 5 possible ‘featured’ items this month (so of course that is the one I got!) I’m actually much happier with some of the other items, like the lip liner! Someone was reading my mind about needing to use it more. Also, no clue about trestique as a brand, but I want to try out using a highlighter, so this will be a good chance to do so whether or not I like the product.

  41. Here’s my bag:

    *theBalm Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow
    *Too Faced HangoverRx Replenishing Face Primer
    *Vasanti Cosmetics Professional Eyeshadow Brush
    *Shray Ms. Amazing and Queen Bee Masks
    *Not Soap, Radio hand lotion (When Life Gives You Lemons)

    Happy with all except the horrible clownish/prostitute-looking eyeshadow shade. That will literally come right out of the Ipsy package and be deposited directly into my trash can. Total waste on me.

  42. So glad I dropped Ipsy Beauty Fix soo much better

    • I know, right? love my beautyfix box this month!

  43. This is actually the first box I am really happy about ! I am getting avene thermal mist (I am one of the few who love these… Perfect for summer), too faced primer ( I have actually never tried this so I’m excited), Vasanti shadow brush, the not soap radio hand cream, and the meet matte eyeshadow

  44. I got the exact same as Liz. I like the masks and hand cream at least.

  45. This one’s a bust for me, and only my second bag. Another brow pencil (don’t need), another eyeliner (rarely use), another eye cream (have enough to last years now), illuminator (I “glow” too much as it is-that’s why I wear foundation) and a mascara. With the Bb mascara kit I just got and another from BB5, I now have 10. But, they are all different and I did want to try new ones out, so I’m okay with that. The 13-y-o next door is getting quite a makeup collection for free!

    • tpop, sounds like we’re getting the exact same items. I okay with the items, mainly because I’m making up cosmetic bags and giving them as gifts this Christmas. I have a box filled with all the items that come in my subscription boxes. Plus, I have a 16 year old daughter that’s obsessed with eyeliner and mascara. I’m sure she’ll be getting a big box of makeup this year 🙂

    • Bag twins. Not very exciting this month, but at least I didn’t get another face mask.

  46. Wow, Liz, your bag is really nice! I am getting theBalm eye shadow — I know that would disappoint a lot of people, but I was actually hoping for it (so much so that I may have been a bit hasty & swapped for it already!) — Delectable lemon hand cream, Luxie small angle eye brush — all 3 of those are in my profile likes, and the remaining 2 items are not — Elizabeth Mott blush, Ofra lip liner.

    • Got your exact bag, and since I put that I don’t use blush or lip liner, I’m pretty annoyed. Guess they’ll be up for swap.

  47. I really wanted Ka-brow 🙁 I get brushes every month. I already have tons of brushes and makeup tools 🙁

    • Check the latest Ulta flyer, there was a coupon for a free one with no purchase necessary.

  48. I keep wanting to want Ipsy but I’m just never interested in people’s bags. I think I just wish they had more items for hair, skin and bath. Which is more just my problem, can’t blame them for not being what I want them to be. Maybe after months of reviews I’d be able to sorta get a bag I like, but then it’s just not worth the cash. Really wish they had a “skin heavy” version and a “makeup” heavy version. Oh well, I’ll stick with miss tutii mask for now I guess.

    • Also I realize I pretty much described birchbox, but unless they increase the value/sample sizes, it’s just not worth the money.

    • BeautyFix has a lot more skin care, but it is more expensive, too. I think it’s worth it.

    • I *love* my MissTutii mask sub….never disappoints!

  49. Lol… More [em] mascara! It’s a joke st this point. The rest of the bag is awesome for me though: too faced primer, skyn Iceland antidote, Eva Nyc hair serum, and vasanti eyeshadow brush.

    • I think the em product is an em eyeshadow primer.

      • i hope it is a primer, i have too many mascaras!

      • Nope…. It is mascara, not primer

  50. Worse than last mobth, I’ll only end up keeping one thing other than the bag. Maye I’ll drop this and get a second birch, the curated box was great for me this month.

    • I drop ipsy every couple months. I cancelled after last month. Just so I can try different subscription boxes! No shame!

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