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October Ipsy Bag Review

October Ipsy Bag

I’ve been subscribed to Ipsy for a couple of years now.  I’ve seen so many products and so many bags over the years.  Ipsy is the only subscription box I’ve tried so I’m not quite sure how it compares to others.  But, I have been very pleased with the products I receive.  It’s only $10 a month and each month you receive five products.  If you want to sign up, you can use my link and earn 250 points which you can use to buy products (just a quick disclaimer, I also receive 250 points as well, just thought I’d let you know that).  Anyway, if you want to see the products I got and how they worked, keep reading!  Also, remember this is just a first impression of the products.  If you are thinking about signing up for Ipsy, this will show you the types of products you receive, how they act initially, and if you get a good value.

Theme of Bag

This months theme was Spellbound.  It’s all about switching things up.  The bag for this month wasn’t a favorite.  I donate/get rid of about 90% of the bags I receive.  There’s just so many, it would be insane to keep all of them.  I do, however, keep some of my favorites, this, though, is not one.  This bag is simple cranberry color, with a lace detail over it.  It has a bat zipper, which is cute.

Product One | CONTEXT All Day Eye Cream

Again, this is just going to be my first impression and a little info on the product.  So in this sample, you get 0.5oz (15ml) of product.  I found this product on Bloomingdale’s website for $35!  For the same amount of product!  How crazy?  It was very liquid-y, but had a nice applicator.  It had a very soothing feeling to it, but it burns if you get it too close to your eye (I found out the hard way).

Product Two | BLAQ Mask

The sample of this mask came with 0.5oz (15ml) as well.  This mask retails for $29 on their website for 60ml.  I only tried it once, but I have to say, I really enjoyed it.  It’s one of those masks that you peel off and it takes all of the dirt and blackheads and stuff with it.  I could literally see the blackheads being pulled out of my nose.  My face was a little red after, but that went away after an hour or two.  It hurt a little, but it wasn’t bad at all (just make sure you DON’T get it on your eyebrows)!  If you try it, make sure to apply a thick layer, because if it’s thin, you won’t be able to peel it off.  I did have thin spots that didn’t peel off, but it washes off easily with water.

Product Three | Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in ‘Perversion’

This is my new favorite pencil eyeliner!  It is superrrr black, super pigmented, and so smooth and creamy.  It lasts all day and keeps its intense color.  I really enjoyed this and I will definitely be buying the full size of this.  This sample is 0.03oz.  The full size retails for $20 on Ulta’s website for 0.04oz.  That is a pretty good deal.

Product Four | It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder in Translucent

This one, I’m not sure about.  I think I was expecting so much from it and so I was a little let down.  It claims to make your pores disappear and it definitely leaves a very smooth and matte finish, but it didn’t last as long as I would’ve liked it to.  I might have to do an update for this one.  This one didn’t say how much product it had in it, but it is fairly small.  On Ulta’s website, the full size, 0.31oz powder, retails for $29.

Product Five | Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in Rossetto


I really liked the color of this one.  It’s a little more red than I expected, but I liked it.  I’m more of a liquid lipstick person, so I don’t have much to compare it to.  This sample lipstick comes with 0.14oz of product.  On Ulta, these retail for $5.49 for the same amount of product!

I did my makeup using the eyeliner, powder, and lipstick and this is how it turned out.


Overall, I am quite happy with these products.  $10 a month seems like a really good deal for a lot of these products.  Do you receive Ipsy bags?  If so, let me know what you got in yours.  Hope you all enjoyed this post and I will talk to you in my next one! xx

 

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