What's in My Ipsy Glam Bag for August 2013?

Hi readers!

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A couple of days ago I got my Glam Bag from Ipsy. Always an exciting thing to see that metallic pink envelope in the mail! This month's theme was Glamour Academy, which I interpreted as back to school or "back to basics" since all of the items in the bag are items I would use almost daily. Let's take a look at what's inside!

First up, is a shimmer powder from Mica Beauty Cosmetics in Bronze. I had never heard of this brand before. Just from swatching the shimmer powder on my hand, it seems like it's pretty pigmented and easy to blend. I like the neutral bronze color a lot and it's not too boring with it's metallic finish. I plan to use mine as an eyeshadow but I think it would also work well with a bit on the cheeks to add some shimmer as well.

Next, is an eyebrow pencil from Chella in Dazzling Dark Brown. I had gotten their Ivory Lace highlighting pencil in a previous Glam Bag and have since incorporated it into my daily makeup routine (love!). I am pretty attached to my ELF Studio Eyebrow kit which is a wax/powder combo, so I was nervous about using a pencil. It's a tad too dark for my brows but I think I need to use a lighter hand next time.

The next item in my bag was Lash Booster Mascara from Pixie. This is a cute little mini tube. I tried this on my lashes alone and wasn't too impressed. It lengthened and separated but didn't give me any volume which is a must for me. Next, I tried layering it over my ELF Mascara Primer and was much more happy with the result. Not something I can see myself buying full size but it won't go unused either.

Next up is a mini lipstick from Urban Decay's new line of lipsticks. The shade I got is called Anarchy and it's a bright pink with a tad bit of magenta. I wore this yesterday and was definitely impressed! For one, it's SUPER pigmented. I only needed one swipe and I was good to go. The formula is very moisturizing which I appreciate in a lipstick and it lasted on me pretty well all day with only a couple touchups needed.

And the final item in my bag was a Jojoba Charcoal scrub from Michael Todd. This tube is 1 oz and will probably last me a while. This is my first exposure to this brand. I exfoliate a few times a week so I will definitely be getting good use out of this. I haven't used a scrub with charcoal in it before so I am interested to see how it compares to the apricot scrub I usually use.

So that's my August Glam bag! So far, I haven't felt like it hasn't been worth my $10 each month. It's too much fun to see what will come each month and get to try new products on the cheap!

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