I've finally had a chance to try my August Ipsy bag items, and overall I was pleased with what I got!  They were all items I had never tried before, which I was excited about.

1.)  Coastal Scents Forever Blush Sample Duo
A little goes a long way with this blush duo.  I was a little intimidated with the color when I first tried it, but once it was blended on my cheeks, I really loved the pop of color!  A nice sized sample too, since there are still plenty of applications left for me to play around with blending and building the color! 

 2.) Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner
I've never really worried about pores, but lately I've tried quite a few pore refining products and I love the way they make my skin feel!  This Dr. Brandt sample was no different!  It was great primer for my makeup and kept me oil free. 

3.) Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Dare I say I found my new favorite everyday mascara?   A smooth application, slight curl, defined lashes without clumping...this mascara gives lashes a polished look with a dramatic effect (which I prefer for special occasions and going out!)  I used 2 coats and my lashes were good to go.  Another win for Urban Decay!

4.) Lord & Berry Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil
Finally a kohl eyeliner!  I often times  line my lower lash line and a kohl eyeliner is safe for that purpose, so I was really glad to get this in my bag! It was a nice, deep pigment, and was easy to smudge.  This may be good for a smokey eye!

5.) Absolute Lip Balm in Grape
This is the one item of the bag that I didn't care for.  I don't like grape flavored items and I'm not a fan of glitter on the lips.  I also prefer lip balms in a tube because of the easy application.  This seems like a nice  product though and it will go to a new home! 

I love polka dots, but I wasn't a big fan of this month's bag.  I'm sure I'll find some use for it though.  I've already peeked at my September bag and I'm looking forward to receiving it.  If you're interested in trying an Ipsy subscription, I would love if you used my link!