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post #541 of 1043

Got it! Click the second spoiler link in my second post... lol third time's the charm, I guess! Thanks to Zadidoll for helping me figure it out!

post #542 of 1043
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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

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Ok trying again:

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Finally got it! Click on the second spoiler post! I got the mascara (hurray!) and the sneak peek shades for everything else...  The pic in the upper right is me wearing all the makeup... The gloss is a lot more sheer than it looks (thank goodness, it looks BRIGHT in the tube!) and I'm really happy with everything!

Is that shadow grey? Everything looks great! If the shadow is grey, then they're sending out different colors maybe?
post #543 of 1043

That nail polish looks amazing! 

post #544 of 1043

I am crossing my fingers I get that same nailpolish color I am loving it. 

Thanks for posting!

post #545 of 1043

Here's a description of the eye shadow from the website:

 

Matt Batali is a deep burgundy eggplant with brown and purple tones.

 

I thought it looked brown going on, but when I brushed some off with my finger it did have a purplish tone to it... it's very dark, but it blends well, and it's perfect for a brownish smokey eye!

post #546 of 1043
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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

Here's a description of the eye shadow from the website:

Matt Batali is a deep burgundy eggplant with brown and purple tones.

I thought it looked brown going on, but when I brushed some off with my finger it did have a purplish tone to it... it's very dark, but it blends well, and it's perfect for a brownish smokey eye!

That makes it even better! Did you get a shipping notice or did it just show up?
post #547 of 1043
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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

Here's a description of the eye shadow from the website:

Matt Batali is a deep burgundy eggplant with brown and purple tones.

I thought it looked brown going on, but when I brushed some off with my finger it did have a purplish tone to it... it's very dark, but it blends well, and it's perfect for a brownish smokey eye!

That sounds awesome! I can't wait to get this bag, I hope the polish rocks.
post #548 of 1043

It just showed up!  I've been checking my email like mad, but the bag just showed up in my mailbox! I was worried, because I'm traveling home to my family over thanksgiving and I did not want it to show up while I'm gone! I wonder if this will happen every month...

post #549 of 1043
is that lipgloss bareminerals?!? thats awesome if it is, but i think the color will look dumb on me:( the eyeshadow is wayyyyy to dark for me, but my mom will love it! im pumped for the mascara. i love how everyone gets the same thing, unlike bb. i just wish the lipgloss was different.

so so so glad i rejoined last month, i am hoping for some cool december goodies!

ps- can someone be so kind to show me how to make your post a spoiler and also how to make your words white? i tried and everything is pink!
post #550 of 1043
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Originally Posted by gluegungeisha View Post

is that lipgloss bareminerals?!? thats awesome if it is, but i think the color will look dumb on me:( the eyeshadow is wayyyyy to dark for me, but my mom will love it! im pumped for the mascara. i love how everyone gets the same thing, unlike bb. i just wish the lipgloss was different.
so so so glad i rejoined last month, i am hoping for some cool december goodies!
ps- can someone be so kind to show me how to make your post a spoiler and also how to make your words white? i tried and everything is pink!

What is the Starlet Cosmetics pencil looking thing? 

post #551 of 1043

I know everyone is talking about their love of the the tweezerman brand, but I personally love the tweezers that come in the Bath and Body Works little nail kits. They are the the best ones I have used.

post #552 of 1043

I totally meant to post the list of each item/size/color earlier! Sorry I got so frustrated while trying to figure out how to put a pic in spoilers that I forgot! But just for the sake of surprise, I'll put the list in a spoiler (and cause it's fun!)

 

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The Balm Meet Matt(e) eyeshadow in Matt Batali (a dark brown-purple) .9 gram (sample)

Starlet Eyeliner pencil in Black, 1.5 grams (full-sized)

Nailtini Nail Lacquer in Millionaire (clear polish filled with long skinny strips of gold glitter, with some peacock-colored flecks in it), 15 ml, (full sized)

Benefit They're Real mascara in Black, 3.0 grams, (sample)

bareMinerals marvelous moxie lipgloss in Dare Devil, 2.25 ml (sample) - this looks like a dark berry color in the tube, but goes on very sheer and pretty.

 

There's also the bag (of course!), it's a satiny chocolate brown, with a gold zipper, and dark brown shiny trim and zipper pull. And there's a coupon for a shoe website, which I probably won't be using.

 

All of the "sample" sizes will easily last me a month or more, and since mascara dries out/gets disgusting so quickly, I would love to get a new mascara sample each month!

 

 

 

 

Let me know if anyone else got different colors or the brow gel!

post #553 of 1043
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Originally Posted by MrsYaYaMom View Post

I know everyone is talking about their love of the the tweezerman brand, but I personally love the tweezers that come in the Bath and Body Works little nail kits. They are the the best ones I have used.

Interesting! Thanks for the info, I'll check them out. 

post #554 of 1043

So excited..just got mine from the mailbox..no tracking or anything..just a total surprise :)  Very pleased with my first bag. I am located in Virginia if anyone is curious.  I received the same colors of everything except I got the Chella eyebrow defining gel which is clear and 3.5 ml/.12 fl oz
 

post #555 of 1043
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Originally Posted by magicalmom View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Ok trying again:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

700

 

 

Finally got it! Click on the second spoiler post! I got the mascara (hurray!) and the sneak peek shades for everything else...  The pic in the upper right is me wearing all the makeup... The gloss is a lot more sheer than it looks (thank goodness, it looks BRIGHT in the tube!) and I'm really happy with everything!

Oooh! What a great bag! You look so pretty!    BTW: I'll be willing to trade my mascara or brow groomer if anyone is interested. 

post #556 of 1043

If anyone is interested, the math, rounded for convenience!

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  • Shadow - I'm guessing this is 1/9 of the size of the full palette, so $4
  • Eyeliner -- $11
  • Polish -- $13
  • Mascara -- $8
  • Lip gloss -- $9
  • I'm not sure about the brow gel because I couldn't find the size of the full-sized version, but I'll guess it's about the same as the mascara.

 

 

If my under-the-influence-of-the-Martian-death-plague-OMG-can-I-have-my-sense-of-smell-back-yet-I'm-eating-*Doritos*-so-I-can-taste-*something* math is correct, approximate value (without the bag or shipping): $45.

post #557 of 1043

I'm so glad to finally get an eyeliner pencil from one of my beauty subs.  I have rec'd quite a few marker type of liners from both Birchbox and Ipsy, but never a pencil and pencil eyeliner is the only kind I use!  I wonder if everyone will be getting black or if there will be other shades?   I just purchased Givenchy's midnight blue pencil and Too Faced's Purple Passion pencil from Sephora.  I could use a black or gray pencil or a dark green would nice too.

post #558 of 1043

When does it ship? Is anyone still waiting on theirs?

post #559 of 1043

i'm in virginia (central) too and i didn't get a shipping notice :( hopefully it'll get here next week

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Originally Posted by Canny Charlene View Post

So excited..just got mine from the mailbox..no tracking or anything..just a total surprise :)  Very pleased with my first bag. I am located in Virginia if anyone is curious.  I received the same colors of everything except I got the Chella eyebrow defining gel which is clear and 3.5 ml/.12 fl oz
 

post #560 of 1043

Is everyone getting the same color lip gloss or is there a few colors being sent out?

post #561 of 1043

I got my bag today, too.  No shipping notification but I'm in western North Carolina so they get here quickly.  I got the brow gel and chocolate eye liner.  Everything else was the same as the others.

post #562 of 1043
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Originally Posted by meaganola View Post

If anyone is interested, the math, rounded for convenience!

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
  • Shadow - I'm guessing this is 1/9 of the size of the full palette, so $4
  • Eyeliner -- $11
  • Polish -- $13
  • Mascara -- $8
  • Lip gloss -- $9
  • I'm not sure about the brow gel because I couldn't find the size of the full-sized version, but I'll guess it's about the same as the mascara.

 

 

If my under-the-influence-of-the-Martian-death-plague-OMG-can-I-have-my-sense-of-smell-back-yet-I'm-eating-*Doritos*-so-I-can-taste-*something* math is correct, approximate value (without the bag or shipping): $45.

Some "mean" thoughts about the value:

 

I doubt if the liner is worth $11, though that's the official price. It does not seem better than drugstore brands: the website looks like unfinished( which is very unprofessional), very few (if any) reviews about this brand... Since most drugstore liners are sold between 4 to 8 and always have sale,  I think with $5 one can get a liner of same or better quality. So $5 is the real value in my mind.  

The brand's owner company http://www.auralinebeauty.com/ also sells this product(but without printed pattern on it)but price is not shown to public.

 

The same thoughts to the nail polish: small brand, does not seem to be high end(sold at Duane Reade LOOK Boutique. Relating its name with martini does not make it high end ) or have anything special (not many colors and no special color). Many drugstore brands like Revlon, Chinaglaze Chinaglaze can do the same job. So again, $5 in my calculator.

 

As for the mascara, full size is $23 and full size+ travel size kit is also $23. Technically the travel size is free but I don't think it's a proper way to estimate value. $8 is ok. 

 

The eye shadow is sold at Tj-maxx and hautelook every several months at half price so the value should be $2. Considering the cute mini package, I'd like to give it $4 value. 

 

The total value is $31 if using my calculator. Congrats to Ipsy, you passed my tough exam. Most BB would fail it smiletongue.gif

post #563 of 1043
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Originally Posted by fayeX View Post

Some "mean" thoughts about the value:

 

I doubt if the liner is worth $11, though that's the official price. It does not seem better than drugstore brands: the website looks like unfinished( which is very unprofessional), very few (if any) reviews about this brand... Since most drugstore liners are sold between 4 to 8 and always have sale,  I think with $5 one can get a liner of same or better quality. So $5 is the real value in my mind.  

The brand's owner company http://www.auralinebeauty.com/ also sells this product(but without printed pattern on it)but price is not shown to public.

 

i think putting your own arbitrary number value on these products before you've gotten them OR even used them isn't fair. also just because you don't think something is "worth" a certain price doesn't change what it is selling for. MSRP is the fairest way we have to judge it because that's how much the products are currently selling for.

 

and yeah starlet's website looks unfinished and there are no reviews because like ipsy said, they're brand new, which we already established.

post #564 of 1043
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Originally Posted by fayeX View Post

Some "mean" thoughts about the value:

 

I doubt if the liner is worth $11, though that's the official price. It does not seem better than drugstore brands: the website looks like unfinished( which is very unprofessional), very few (if any) reviews about this brand... Since most drugstore liners are sold between 4 to 8 and always have sale,  I think with $5 one can get a liner of same or better quality. So $5 is the real value in my mind.  

The brand's owner company http://www.auralinebeauty.com/ also sells this product(but without printed pattern on it)but price is not shown to public.

 

The same thoughts to the nail polish: small brand, does not seem to be high end(sold at Duane Reade LOOK Boutique. Relating its name with martini does not make it high end ) or have anything special (not many colors and no special color). Many drugstore brands like Revlon, Chinaglaze Chinaglaze can do the same job. So again, $5 in my calculator.

 

As for the mascara, full size is $23 and full size+ travel size kit is also $23. Technically the travel size is free but I don't think it's a proper way to estimate value. $8 is ok. 

 

The eye shadow is sold at Tj-maxx and hautelook every several months at half price so the value should be $2. Considering the cute mini package, I'd like to give it $4 value. 

 

The total value is $31 if using my calculator. Congrats to Ipsy, you passed my tough exam. Most BB would fail it smiletongue.gif

 

This doesn't really count toward anything, but I think the packaging for the eyeliner and the nail polish just looks cheap. 

post #565 of 1043

Okay I did some un-rounded math. 

 

Lipgloss- $4.16 - set of 6 including the sampled color are available for $25 

Mascara $7.66 - this is the smallest of three sizes, .1oz, 1/3 of the full size @ $23

Nail Polish $13.00 - full size as listed ont heir website

Shadow $3.77 - 1/9th of the palette

Liner $6.00 - this exact product is not online, so I went with similar eyeliners in size/weight/prestige and got this.

 

Total: $33.59

 

 

For Comparison, my birchbox values this month are

1. $44.48

2. $38.15

 

Damn good month for beauty boxes :) 

post #566 of 1043

This is my first month for ipsy and I am super excited to get it!!  I'm really not picky as to what's in it, $10 is so cheap!  Who can be mad at that!?

post #567 of 1043
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Originally Posted by kawaiimeows View Post

i think putting your own arbitrary number value on these products before you've gotten them OR even used them isn't fair. also just because you don't think something is "worth" a certain price doesn't change what it is selling for. MSRP is the fairest way we have to judge it because that's how much the products are currently selling for.

 

and yeah starlet's website looks unfinished and there are no reviews because like ipsy said, they're brand new, which we already establish

 

This is only my own way of calculating, never set rules for others. What's more, I'm calculating "value", not "price".  If I receive a $5 Maybelline/Revlon/Prestige or any new brand's liner, I won't feel worse simply because the price drops from $11 to $5, as long as I tried a similar thing I feel the same

By the way, MSRP is the most unfair thing to estimate value because  it's not regulated by anyone but the selles themselves. They can set any price despite the common marketing rules. Average price of similar products with similar quality/reputation/brand range is the right way for consumers. Remember the nume brand in February's bag? Did anyone think those tools should be sold at that crazy price? Actually I see nume is on sale at less than half price every where, all the time. 

 

The last thing, I doubt if starlet cosmetics is a new company. As I (and another girl) mentioned before, that brand name and website have been there for years. 

The liner in this bag seems like a new product, but I can tell from the style that it's still the same product from starlet's owner company.

post #568 of 1043

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Total product value, excluding bag: $46.83.

post #569 of 1043
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Originally Posted by fayeX View Post

 

This is only my own way of calculating, never set rules for others. What's more, I'm calculating "value", not "price".  If I receive a $5 Maybelline/Revlon/Prestige or any new brand's liner, I won't feel worse simply because the price drops from $11 to $5, as long as I tried a similar thing I feel the same

By the way, MSRP is the most unfair thing to estimate value because  it's not regulated by anyone but the selles themselves. They can set any price despite the common marketing rules. Average price of similar products with similar quality/reputation/brand range is the right way for consumers. Remember the nume brand in February's bag? Did anyone think those tools should be sold at that crazy price? Actually I see nume is on sale at less than half price every where, all the time. 

 

The last thing, I doubt if starlet cosmetics is a new company. As I (and another girl) mentioned before, that brand name and website have been there for years. 

The liner in this bag seems like a new product, but I can tell from the style that it's still the same product from starlet's owner company.

 

Yep. I arrived at similar value as you, because that eyeliner isn't on the website, so until that point, it is a six dollar pencil liner in my book. Thats not arbitrary like that other girl said, its based on the the median price for similar liners I found. 

 

I am vehemently against companies that price things expensive and then have constant 50% off sales. I am not a fucking idiot, yo. I can see you are doing this to trick the less informed into thinking they are getting such a good deal. grrrrr sketchy business practices. 

post #570 of 1043
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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

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Total product value, excluding bag: $46.83.

 

 

 

 

 

This is the generous value on this bag. ahahah, if we had to pay absolutely the highest price for each item,  which none of us want to do.

 

Obviously bareminerals used the exact same lipglosses that got made for the kit, so the actual value of the product we are getting if we bought it ourselves is not $9, that is kind of like gerrymandering. I could use prices off ebay, but that doesn't really help.

 

Also that is not the size of that sample of they're real. The sample that is $10 is .14oz this is in a bottle shaped like the full size, however they make a smaller samples in the simple tube that is only .10 oz. this sample is in a couple of the Sephora/Benefit gift sets.

 

And I haven't seen that liner anywhere so I don't know where the $11 is coming from, its definitely not the one from the starlet website, that one isn't pink and white. 

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