January Ipsy Bag Review 

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I’ve been receiving Ipsy Glam Bags since October, and I’ve got to say, I’ve discovered several amazing products along the way. Among my favorites are Ouai’s hair oil. I can’t live without that delicious scent and the shine it gives my hair. I also adored the Lisa Frank eyeshadow single in Heartthrob, which I used in my Aquarius / Mermaid inspired eye tutorial. I want everything from the collection. Two standout powders were the Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder by It Cosmetics and Manna Kaddar’s HD Perfecting Powder.

On to da bag!

I’m starting off with my fave thing in the bag, the Stay Put Brow Gel in Licorice

(**5 out of 5 stars**) 

I was pleasantly surprised by this product. I’ve seen this brand at Marshall’s, Burlington Coat Factory, Ross, etc. and I’ve seen Bella Pierre products in other Glam Bags and Boxy Charms before.

To be honest, I judged this product based on appearances and not knowing this very well so I assumed it to be sub pat and an imitation of ABH’s dip brow. 

As I said, I was totally wrong and this product worked extremely well on my brows. I have thick and very unruly brows. I’m blessed to have many brow hairs and have brows at all but it’s hard to keep them in place all day and make them look presentable without spending an inordinate amount of time on them.

The product was pigmented and very creamy so a few dips will do the job and are enough to fill in sparse spots and give shape to the brows. The detachable brush performed very well and I liked the whole product very much as it’s very useful as a whole. A few runs of a spooler through them, flicks of this product, and brow mascara and I’m good to go. Case in point, I’ve been using it all month. That’s usually how I can tell if I actually love or just like a product. 

Liquid Matte Lipstick in Raisin Flesh by So Susan (**4 out of 5 stars**) 

Liquid Matte Lipstick in Raisin Flesh by So Susan

With some products you get the possibility of getting one of two or three colors. I was kind of hoping to get the other color, Pumpkin, as I’m a friend for all things pumpkin colored and flavored.

Liquid Matte Lipstick in Pumpkin by So Susan

If I was Jack Skellington in the forest of Holiday Doors I would’ve literally stayed in Halloween Town  and Fall forever if I had the option and occasionally visited Christmas Town occasionally. I’m not a summer person and probably never will be.

Anyway, I actually loved this gorgeous dusty rose color. It goes very well with my skin tone and is perfect for work and with almost any look. I’ve never heard of this brand but I’ll have to check out their other products.  It’s like a nude with a hint of something. I love it, but like most liquid lipsticks, it gravely dried out my lips. I can wear it with approximately 20 layers of lip balm or chapstick underneath. I should probably start exfoliating my lips too. 
Blue Lotus Seed Mud Mask + Exfoliating by Purlisse (**5 out of 5 stars** so far) 

As a person with very oily acne prone skin and texture and large pores, this product is right up my alley. I’ve been so into mud masks lately and found that they’ve really improved my skin. I also desperately needed to exfoliate, so this was a perfect addition to my bag.

Ipsy’s description says, “It’s made with nourishing ingredients used in ancient Chinese beauty rituals including white clay, blue lotus seeds, ginger, and mushroom that will brighten, detoxify, and soothe your skin.”

I mean… How can you go wrong? I haven’t tried it long enough to tell you I’ve seen a definite difference or if my skin’s overall improvement is just due to me using the other products I use, but so far so good, and if you’re interested let me know and I’ll keep you posted.

Mary-Lou Manizer by The Balm (**4 out of 5 stars**) 

The color and of texture of this product are great and it’s a classic for good reason. I do like my highlight to be a bit more glowy though, so I’ll use this for when I want a subtle sheen and in the inner corner for work / when I don’t need to be extra. 

Fierce Flicks Liquid Eyeliner by Ciate London (haven’t used it yet) 

I love a good pigmented liquid liner and this is definitely that. I haven’t been using liner recently as my eyes have been itchy and uncomfortable for some reason so I’m trying to let my lashes and lashing breathe for a while. I haven’t used this product enough to tell you I love it but I’m pretty sure from swatching it that it’s a keeper.

That’s it! Love you guys and hope your weekend is going amazing!

What did you get in your Ipsy Bag if you’re subscribed? Do you love or hate any of these products? 


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