I thought IPSY had forgotten about me this month. My Glam Bag was almost a week later than usual, but when it came it was definitely worth the wait.
For those of you that are new to IPSY, it is a beauty bag subscription for just $10 a month. Each month they send you 5 products, both full size and deluxe samples, personalized to you based on how your filled out their beauty survey. It’s a really great way to build your makeup arsenal and try new brands/products for really cheap. From my experience the bags’ average retail value is about $55. Plus, every month they send your products in a (usually) cute makeup bag. Want to join the club? Sign up here.
Here’s what I got…
Naked Cosmetics Eye shadow – Mother Nature #06
I have mixed feelings about this eye shadow. It is a really pretty color that can be easily swiped across your lid for one second elegance. Plus it can be layered for a wide range of colors. However, it is a loose powder which makes it rather messy. And for long lasting results it has to be worn over a primer. I was happy it was a full size products though. Buy it Here
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour blush in Feisty
This is an old favorite in a new color. I have a couple of these and I LOVE the formula. It has clay in it which helps it absorb any extra oil, and it literally lasts All. Day. Long. This blush comes in 15+ shades which are a really pigmented and layer well. I got the shade Feisty, which is a coraly pink from IPSY and I love it. This was a deluxe sample, but a very generous size. Get this amazing blush here
Crown Brushes C141 Small Chisel Brush
This is a really great brush for blush, powder, or even a soft contour. I was really happy that this didn’t have synthetic bristles as I feel like the natural ones blend everything a little better. Overall I was really pleased with this brush and if you are in the market for a nice brush for a really decent price, check this one out here.
Manna Kadar Lip Stain in All Of You
This lip stain was the biggest disapointment of my glam bag. IPSY gave subscriber one of two shades All of you,(what IPSY called the perfect nude, but I consider a weird purply pink) and Pinot Noir, which as the name suggest is red wine color. I have been wearing red lipstick a lot more often as winter approaches so I was really hoping to receive the latter. Alas no. As I mentioned before the color I got didn’t look good on my skin at all. And since I didn’t like the shade I didn’t wear it long enough to see if wears well. Too bad it’s not a better color because it’s a pretty big sample.
Too Faced Hangover 3in1 Primer Setting Spray
Setting spray is a rather new thing with me, but this has every other one I’ve tried beaten. Too Faced’s Hangover spray makes your makeup last forever without leaving a residue or highlighting any dry patches. I’m not a huge fan of spray primers, but if your into that then this is a great option. My only complaint with this product is the sample size. It is about the size of my pinky and only holds enough products for a couple uses. =( Will definitely be getting more of this soon. Check it out here.
I was really pleased with the mix of products this month. One product for eye, lips, cheeks, and skin plus a brush to apply them with.
What did you get in your IPSY glam bag?