What can I say?! I’m so pleased with my ipsy Glam Bag this month! I try not to get my hopes up when it comes to beauty subscription boxes, but ipsy pretty much always nails it for me. I feel like all the products I receive fit my beauty profile very well. The theme this month is “Classic Beauty”.
“From Mona Lisa to Monroe, classic beauties have made us swoon from generation to generation. It's a month to showcase all the gorgeous you've got with September's "Classic Beauty" Glam Bag.”
Cost: $10 / month + $4.95 shipping to Canada
I love this theme and I’ve already been having fun experimenting with some of the products! I’m feeling the makeup bag this month too!
Calyn Tinted Lip Balm (Big Apple)
This ultra matte, super-moisturizing lip balm delivers rich color and amazing staying power. This amazing lip balm is formulated with 3D Smart Film Former, which keeps colors vibrant longer. Includes a built-in brush for easy application. Wear alone or apply with the Cailyn Pearly Shimmer Balm for a more glamorous, shimmery pout.
I absolutely love the colour! So glad and relieved I didn’t get some horrid pink shade. Let me first point out that this is a lip balm, but I wouldn’t classify it as one. It’s much more like a lip stain. Also very matte and not that I found it drying, but it isn’t moisturizing like you’d expect a lip balm to be. I am confused as to why this is called a lip balm, but either way I adore it!
Elizabeth Mott It's So Big Volumizing Mascara
$5 / 4ml
An ipsy exclusive launch! This mascara was created using a unique formula that delivers BIG volume and lengthens and curls your lashes without smudging! The hourglass brush ensures that you get the right amount of mascara applied to each lash. Use the It's So Big Volumizing Mascara with the Lash Card and watch your lashes grow bigger with each layer!
I haven’t used this yet, but I always welcome new mascara. Can’t wait to give it a try.
NYX Single Eye Shadow (Purple)
The NYX Single Eyeshadow packs a punch of color and is incredibly easy to blend. Go edgy or understated effortlessly, and enjoy the luscious, long-wearing color from sunrise to sunset...and beyond!
I feel like I’m overloaded with eyeshadows, but that’s ok. I’m also happy to get this colour. I’ve been getting way too many bronzy shades, so it’s nice to have a change.
J.Cat Beauty Fantabulous Lipstick (Honeycrisp)
Feel fantabulous with this gorgeous creamy nude flesh-toned shade of lipstick.
Since everyone got this colour there are mixed reviews. I like nude lipsticks, but with my skin tone I can’t just wear any nude. I haven’t tried this yet either, but if I find it doesn’t look good on me I can always mix it with another colour to achieve the shade I like.
Jesse’s Girl Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner (Black)
This true black liquid liner creates a bold, precise, ultra-fine line that's both waterproof and smudge-proof. The unique, calligraphy-style brush allows you to create lines as thin as one millimeter!
At first I was like I don’t want another liquid eyeliner, but after trying it out I am impressed! Reason being is the calligraphy-style brush. Man, it goes on so easily and you can get a very fine line or a thick line no problem! I find with this type of brush getting that winged-eye is a breeze. I’m declaring this the best liquid eyeliner I’ve ever used!
A little bonus that was included was a sample of Michelle Phan’s new makeup line “em”. It’s a sample of The Life Palette for evaluation of texture and aesthetic properties only. It’s of a few eyeshadows and one blush. I am a fan of Michelle’s and have no doubt this makeup line is amazing. However, the sad thing is they don’t ship to Canada. Hopefully next year that will change.
All in all I am very happy with ipsy this month! 4 out of 5 of the products are full size, so that just makes it even better! I will use all of these products and I don’t even need to mention the amazing value (well I guess I just did haha). I’ve said it before, but ipsy is one of my favourites and look forward to it every month. I suggest you get in on it too! Do you subscribe to ipsy? Were you happy with your Glam Bag this month? Did the products you get match your beauty profile? I want to hear from you guys.