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July 2014 Ipsy & Bare Minerals

The Rundown:  For those of you unfamiliar, Ipsy is a $10/month subscription where you receive 4-6 deluxe or full size samples to try out every month all inside of a little makeup bag.  (More info on that here)  The July Ipsy bag is ADORABLE!  Its bright pink faux leather with a scalloped edge.  Compared to other Ipsy bags, the size of this bag is awesome.  It fits everything I want to have in my purse perfectly!  So far of all the bags they’ve sent out with the subscriptions, this is my favorite. 

July Boxes (5)

Products in my July Bag –

Bare Minerals 2.0 Eyeshadow, a good sized light pink and burgundy super pigmented eyeshadow duo deluxe sample
Pop Beauty Sunkissed Bronzer, a full size super soft and buttery shimmery bronzer
Derma-e BB Cream, a deluxe sample of a light coverage bb cream with spf-25
Purlise Sunscreen, day cream with spf 30
Pixi Brilliance Balm, a glossy tinted lip balm

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I loved the majority of the products this month, however the Purlise Sunscreen and the Pixi Brilliance Balm both contain Soybean oil which I’m allergic to so I wasn’t able to use either of those.  I’ve put them in a pile for a giveaway at some point.  Today I’m going to talk about the Bare Minerals shadow.

To be completely honest, I’ve never really been a big fan of Bare Minerals.  Their powder foundations just don’t work for me and their lipsticks all contain soy.  However over the last couple months I’ve tried expanding my Bare Minerals Horizons.  I recently did a first impression of the Bare Skin Foundation and that was really the first thing I liked from the brand.

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When the 2.0 shadow duo came in my July Ipsy bag I was actually excited to give it a shot.  And when I swatched it on camera I was really surprised by the pigmentation.  A few days later I tried them out and was thoroughly impressed.  First off the colors are so creamy and didn’t have a lot of fall down, plus they blended beautifully.  I’ve found myself using them a lot, even in my day to night smokey eye tutorial.  The colors are a deep wine and a light pink, and they’re the exact type of colors I really like on my hazel green eyes.

That being said I don’t know if I would purchase these, only because I prefer palettes, they are easier, offer more choices and make my vanity cleaner and more organized.  But if Bare Minerals ever came out with a 4.0 squared or 2.0 cubed palette I might just splurge for it!  If you do however like duos or quads this would be right up your alley, they are great quality.  This retails at $ for the duo and $ for the quads.

On Wednesday we’ll be talking about the Sunkissed Bronzer and the Derma-e BB Cream. Stay Tuned!

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