Ipsy Bag for June: Review, Pics, Swatches

Ipsy June 2014


Purchased by me

Ipsy hits the mark again in June with their Pretty in Paradise bag. If you’re not familiar, Ipsy is a monthly subscription bag. For only $10 a month you get a great mix of full and sample size beauty products from great brands and a cute makeup bag too! I particularly like the Ipsy Glam Bag because for the most part, they keep your coloring and preferences in mind. If you ever decide to join, please use my link here. 

The June Ipsy bag itself is a tropical design created by handbag designer Rebecca Minkoff–very cute!

My contents:

Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray (sample size $5?) – for soft, textured beachy waves with products you can afford, look no further than Marc Anthony! Just spray Beach Spray on wet hair and scrunch–don’t worry it won’t make your hair crunchy 80’s hair I promise!

Marc Anthony Beach Spray

Bombshell Lash Out Mascara (full size $15) – I am really, really disappointed with this mascara. I opened it and the stench of chemicals was SO strong I didn’t want it anywhere near my eyes and I threw it away immediately. I’ve received other Bombshell products in my Ipsy bags and been very pleased so I was disappointed that I wasn’t even able to try this AND that it was one on the full sized products! Sorry, I tossed it before I took a pic.

NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel (full size $5) – this gloss is soft and smooth and smells like a sugar cookie! Apple Strudel is a peachy pink with creamy opaque coverage that doesn’t feels sticky. A great everyday shade for all skin tones.

NYX Butter Gloss


NYX Apple Strudel

Nicka K Shimmer Eyeliner ($5) – this liquid eyeliner is water, smudge, and fade-resistant. The fine foam tip applicator allows for precision lining glides across lids without pulling. The sparkle is quite subtle but still adds shine. The shade green was in my bag; it’s actually more of a turquoise and I love it! There are 14 shades available!

Nickak Shimmer Eyeliner


NickaK Eyeliner

Laneige BB Cushion Foundation (sample size $8?) – I’ve been hearing so much about this brand that I was thrilled to be able to try the foundation. The sample card came with a puff applicator and samples in fair, medium and dark. This BB cream offers light coverage, a 50 SPF and a formula with mineral water. The delivery system is unique; a sponge saturated with product that you dip into. Unfortunately the fair was too light and the medium was too dark but I mixed them together and came up with something workable. I would have to wear this more to give a fair assessment, but it seems that it’s a bit too shiny for my taste. I was however, really glad I got a chance to try it.

Laneige BB cushion

Laneige BB Cushion

Laneige BB Cushion

Bottom Line:  another great bag from my favorite beauty subscription, Ipsy. The only miss was the Bombshell mascara–a big fail. That said, I got approx. $38 worth of product for $10 so I’m happy.

If Ipsy seems like something you’d like to try, please use my Ipsy link here.


  • http://www.makeupbykim-porter.com/blog Kim

    The gloss and eyeliner are gorgeous

  • http://www.neversaydiebeauty.com Allison@neversaydiebeauty

    I got the same bag but got the black Jesse’s Girl eyeliner instead, and that was good because I always wanted to try that brand. But I love the aqua liner you received. As a former fan of Be A Bombshell, I was very disappointed in the mascara. In spite of my eye problems and the awful chemical smell, I tried the mascara and there was something wrong with the formula too. It didn’t cover at all. I emailed BAB but they said they were letting ipsy handle it. ipsy emailed that they were swamped. I’m afraid BAB has lost me as a customer since they have no quality control.

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      I think Ipsy needs to give us an extra next month to make up for it.

  • http://www.makeuplifelove.com Jamie @ Makeuplifelove

    ha ha ha that mascara was such a fail. Phew the smell. I like that eyeliner shade. It looks super gorgeous on you. I got the Jessie’s Girl liner but I wish I got your shade. Beautiful and so fun for summer.

  • http://behappyandbuypolish.wordpress.com Jessica

    What a great review! Awful news about the mascara! To be honest though, I received several Bombshell products when I used to subscribe to makeup boxes, and never got a product from them that wasn’t stinky or dried out. :(

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      I got a Bombshell blush that was nice, but this mascara was awful!!

  • http://www.beautybymissl.com Leelo R

    This eyeliner looks pretty! Too bad the mascara was a total miss.

  • http://www.manifestdestany.com Destany

    LOVE Butter Gloss :) I got the stinky mascara and I pitched it.

  • http://www.beautywithatwist.com Adri – Beauty with a Twist

    Other than the mascara, looks like a great bag (especially the NYX gloss)!

  • http://www.norahlovesmakeup.com NORAH

    Nice box! Lainege agreed with my skin, overall though this is good array of things to try!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    That looks like such a great bag!

  • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com Cosmetics Aficionado

    Love NYX Butter glosses!

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      This is the first one I’ve tried!

  • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

    What were they thinking with that stanky mascara?! lol I LOVE that eyeliner color on you! Just gorgeous!!

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      Yep, that was a real miss! Love this eyeliner!

  • http://www.hairsprayandhighheels.net Ange

    I need that lip gloss and I love that bag!

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      It’s cute, right?

  • http://www.cosmetically-challenged.com Melody Wright

    That eyeliner looks good on you!

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      And it lasts forever!

  • http://slashedbeauty.com Miranda

    The bag is so pretty

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      So cute!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    ohhhh I love that liner you got!

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      Me too!

  • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia – Lit From Within

    I wonder if Ipsy will do anything about the mascara. Total fail. I haven’t even opened mine, but I should before I forget about the smell! lol. I need warning. That foundation sample was so cool! Bummer it didn’t work out for you, though.

  • http://www.portraitofmai.com Mai

    The mascara was terrible for me too, it was so smelly I couldn’t even try it on

  • http://www.justinasgems.com Justina

    I’m so intrigued by the BB spongey thing!

  • http://www.thefabzilla.com Kath TheFabZilla

    Your eyes look radiant w/ that green eyeliner. Great bag for June!

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com Sheila (Painted Ladies)

    The mascara was just bad, bad, bad! I do love the eyeliner, though.

  • http://www.polarbelle.com Polarbelle

    don’t you just love Marc Anthony hair care? I sure do. But NYX gloss is also always welcome!

  • http://www.theplasticdiaries.com/ Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    That eyeliner is gorgeous!!

  • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com Honey Kahoohanohano

    I hope I get apple strudel in my bag… I have the other colors they are giving. I can’t wait to get my bag.

  • http://glamorable.com Anastasia

    I really wanted to try that BB cushion, but unfortunately it wasn’t in my bag. Still, a great month!

  • http://everydaybeautyblog.com Ashley

    The Laneige BB Cream photographs beautifully! I want to try this out SO badly.

  • Betzy Carmona

    It’s always a great month with Ipsy

  • http://mynewestaddiction.com Laura My Newest Addiction

    this bag looks fabulous!