Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ipsy Glam Bag - October 2014 - Full Review

Hi friends,

I am giving a double thumbs up to Ipsy for their customer service! I was missing two items from this October 2014 bag, one simple email and BAM! problem solved! They sent me the two missing items, no question asked within one week! Very much appreciated, Ipsy Team, and now, on with the review!

Here is the open bag video:

Ipsy - October 2014

1. City Color - Be Matte Lipstick in Cappucino - D

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At first I thought this was going to be a great lip product for me. It really was my fault, I had applied it over a balm, so it stayed moist. Unfortunately, when you apply this matte lipstick directly onto your lips, it feels like an old formula you had left at the bottom of a purse for say, 10 years! It is awfully dry yet sticky. Not a good feel at all. It also smells horrible, in manner of rubber meets quick change tire garage! If it was not for the color, a nice nude with a hint of pink, I would give it an F. $5. For that price, I found  a better formula with a dupe color in e.l.f. Mineral Mineral Lipstick Rosy Tan

2. Doll 10 - H2Glow Highlighter in Champagne - B

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There is nothing innovative about this highlighter. You would think that for $30 one would be radiating with a heavenly glow. It's a balm, with a hint of shimmer, in a pretty shade of pale pink. That's it. Nothing more. Not much of a scent. It does look pretty but then again, most products in this category will give you the same effect. I do like the fact that it is not greasy and pretty much stays in place. Other than that, not a big deal as in "OMG, I need to stock up!" 

3. Figs & Rouge - Mango/Mandarin Hand Cream - A

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Wonderful! Simply wonderful! This was one of the items I was originally missing and let me tell you, it was well worth the wait! the scent is divine, if you like exotic fruits. It come in a small convenient tube, a bit pricey when considering the size ($6.37) but the quality is there. It is a very emollient, yet light, formula that nourishes your hands and cuticles while leaving your hands silky smooth. I recommend it!

4. ModelCo - VolumeEye Mascara - B-

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I was not wowed by this mascara, I think it is very basic. It smells OK, but the formula feels dry and as a result it clumped for me on the second coat. The brush feels very hard as well, not supple at all. So as a quick fix on the go, maybe but when considering the price ($20) I can find a better formula and a better brush at my corner drugstore. Again, this is just basic for me.

5. Skyn Iceland - Glacial Cleansing Clothes - B

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I don't really use cleansing clothes, though I do like the Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes . That said, these were okay for me, they are very moist and do have a fine lather to them, making it a good alternative for removing heavy makeup. I found they did a good job at removing mascara and gel eyeliner. No particular scent other than the one of clean (whatever that is). Did not dry my skin either. So I guess it is a good review. ($15/30 clothes).

So there you have it, the Ipsy glam Bag review for October 2014. I pay $10 per month and receive a good bag (most are great) every month, I still think it is a great deal and to be honest, 90% of the products they send, I actually use more than once and also never heard of the brands. So I would say that if you are a makeup and skincare freak like I am, it's a good way to feel as though you have just splurged, without feeling the guilt (not that I would ever experience guilt over purchasing yet another makeup item!)

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