October Ipsy Bag Complete & Honest Review (My First Ipsy Bag!)

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Image from Ipsy.com. October’s theme is Spellbound. In love with it. The colors, theme, texture, and theme of this image are so cohesive and well thought out. Love Ipsy for that.

Image from Ipsy.com. October 2017 Glam Bag.

After much deliberating and review reading I finally joined Ipsy and couldn’t be more excited about my next bag after the one I received this month! I mean…do you see the little bat on the glam bag’s zipper above? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฉ Such October cuteness. ๐ŸŽƒ

Their website says, “This month, we paired up two of our favorite trendsโ€”crimson and laceโ€”to make your October a little more mysterious. We hope that you’re batty for it.”  Yes I am.

Pic from mysubscriptionaddiction.com. Check this website out for complete reviews on almost all subscription boxes that exist. She also provides spoilers if you’re into that!

This is the package I received. Again, my life was slayed. I love getting packages in the mail because it makes my soul dance, but a pink package? Come on! ๐Ÿ˜Š

I was hemming and hawing between getting Ipsy or Boxy charm and I’ve concluded… I’m just going to get both. If I cut down on the makeup I normally would buy anyhow, it makes this worth it. 

Pictures like this one by keepcalmandcrafton.com. of goodies of this caliber seduced me to get Boxycharm too.

The upside of Ipsy is the low price, at $10 per month for a mix of intriguing high end and drugstore priced samples. The downside is the small sample sized amount you get. 

Boxy charm on the other hand gives you full sized products yet it’s $20 per month. I can’t decide which is more alluring and Kathleen Lights, my favorite beauty guru loved Boxy Shurm as she says, so I’m going with both! 
Here are the goods I received from Ipsy this month!

  • Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder by It Cosmetics

This product was honestly routine-changing. It’s one of the best face powders I’ve ever tried, and I’ve tried too many to count. For this product alone I’d say the $10 was worth it. I never would’ve thought to try it. I have serious acne scarring & texture problems, and it actually helped. Obviously, my pores didn’t actually look invisible, but there was a noticeable difference. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Here’s what the full sized product looks like and the difference in size is obvious. I’d say the $29 price tag is worth it because it really does smooth out the skin and give the illusion of a velvety texture.


I love the creaminess of this concealer and the fact that it contains healing/antibacterial active propolis. What I don’t love however, is that it creases a lot and emphasizes fine lines around the eye. It’s best for concealing/priming lids & pimples. I’ve been using it a lot for those purposes.

  • Dirty Little Secret Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Bronzed

This is hands down my favorite product in the bag, maybe in the world, this week. Here’s an easy bronzy smoky eye tutorial I did highlighting this amanzingly shimmery, reflective, unique, pigmented, creamy eye shadow. This brand is awesome and so underrated. For $12, this shadow is a steal.

The look I did with the shadow.

  • Dermelect โ€˜Meโ€™ Nail Polish in What-A-Gem or Verdure (I got What a Gem)

I have been wearing this polish on my nails for a week and it’s barely starting to crack. Ipsy’s description claims special peptides this polish is formulated with strengthen nails. I love that and the color is a cute baby pink duochrome that shifts gold. I can’t lie though, I kind of was hoping I’d get Verdure. (Everyone who got the nail polish got one or the other). Still, I’m not dissapointed.

This is the other color, Verdure.

  • JM Solution Water Luminous Jelly Cleanser

I love that this cleanser contains hylauronic acid, which is intensely hydrating and prevents skin from aging. However, I’m not sure the hydration and slight fragrance did my skin any good as I am currently breaking out. I normally break out once a month anyway, due to hormonal upsets I am currently getting tested and treated for. (I should really do a whole post on that).

Overall I am very satisfied with my bag this month and very glad I joined Ipsy. I’m so excited to find out about products I’ve never heard of and see what’s in the bag next month! Stay tuned for the November review!

    2 thoughts on “October Ipsy Bag Complete & Honest Review (My First Ipsy Bag!)

    1. I love the look that you created with the bronzed shadow. And the nail polishes look really nice too! I have never tried ipsy before but maybe I will try it out sometime!


      1. Thank you so much Tracy!! Thanks for reading! Trying new products, especially eyeshadows, always inspires me to do new looks and go out of my comfort zone. Try it! You won’t be disappointed. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’„


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