Ipsy Limited Edition Staycation Mystery Bag Review – July 2020
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About this Ipsy Mystery Bag
The Mystery Box: Ipsy Limited Edition Staycation Mystery Bag
The Cost: $14 + free US shipping.
The Products: “Take yourself away without moving an inch with this limited edition Mystery Bag full of five surprise beauty picks designed to give you major R&R. Each limited edition Mystery Bag will include five products chosen randomly from our spring assortment.”
Ships to: The US for free and Canada for $2.95
Delivered via: DHL or FedEx + USPS
My Ipsy Limited Edition Staycation Mystery Bag Review
This yellow bag coordinates really well with the other travel-themed July bags.
I have received a few of this style of brush before and they are very cute. Almost too cute. The bristles are synthetic and have a white to pink ombre. This medium size would be great for anything from blush to highlighter!
Way of Will Invigorating Hand & Body Lotion, 1 fl oz – Estimated Value $3.50 (Buy a full-size 8 oz for $28.00)
FYI: This was a repeat from my May 2020 Ipsy Ultimate review. Here were my thoughts:
I really like this thick and moisturizing lotion, but the sample packaging makes it nearly impossible to use! The bottle is too hard to squeeze and the lotion itself is too rich to come out when you turn it upside down. I ended up using the end of a makeup brush to scoop some out which is less than ideal for sure. As far as the formula itself (the full size comes with a pump!) it feels great on the hands and has a nice citrus scent that Will and I both enjoyed.
Coloured Raine Cosmetics Eyeshadow in ‘Champagne Life’, 1.6 g – Full Size! Retail Value $6.99
FYI: This was very similar to a Coloured Raine shade I received in my October 2019 Ipsy review.
I liked the formula before and this is the same here. The shades are so similar though, I thought they were the same at first. Pigment levels are good and the smoothness is stellar! This was totally more of a finger application sort of deal for me personally though with a blending brush the fallout wasn’t bad. The champagne shade is a little yellow but still super flattering.
tarte SEA H2O Lip Gloss in ‘Sail Away’, 1 mL – Estimated Value $4.75 (Buy a full-size 4 mL for $19.00)
FYI: This was a repeat from my May 2020 Ipsy review. Here were my thoughts:
I am a lover of lip gloss anyways, but give me a super glossy one in a sweet natural pink? Done. I loved this gloss. ‘Sail Away’ has a slight cool berry look to it, but it warms up on my lips. The gloss is super shiny but still feels light and not at all sticky. The doe-foot applicator has two flat sides that grab up a perfect amount of product to coat my lips without multiple dips.
Still a big fan of this gloss.
Betty Boop x Ipsy Blink and Wink Mascara
FYI: This was a repeat from my October 2019 Ipsy review. Here were my thoughts:
I have conflicting feelings on this mascara because while it was a little clumpy, it did give my lashes loads of length. The clumps did comb out if I made a few passes, but I wasn’t wowed by the formula. If they could have made this clump-free with that sort of lengthening power, I would have been obsessed!
Half Caked Lip Fondant in ‘Power Trip’, 4 mL – Full Size! Retail Value $12.00
What a color! This deep red has a brick brown tint that is very fall chic. I am picky about matte formulas. They have to stay flexible on my lips or I just won’t use them. This finish stays just a little soft and doesn’t flake, making it great for people like me with drier lips. If you love the color but don’t like matte, try this with a balm on top before passing it on to someone else. It works really well and creates a satin finish!
Verdict: I have mixed feelings on my Ipsy Limited Edition Staycation Mystery Bag. It felt like a few repeats (though, admittedly, October was farther away than it feels). For the $14 price, the value was still here, but none of these items were super, SUPER exciting to me, and I disliked seeing the mascara again entirely. I am happy to have more of that tarte gloss though! I think if you love a cheap mystery thrill, this was a really fun buy! If you don’t like the idea of dupes though, you can probably safely pass this one.
To Wrap Up:
Good to Know: Ipsy sends out variations. You may get a completely different bag than me.
Value Breakdown: At $14 for this box, each item has an average cost of $2.33.
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What do you think of the Ipsy Limited Edition Staycation Mystery Bag? What items did you get in your bag?