Ipsy, Makeup, Skincare

Ipsy Glam Bag-September 2018

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Hello and welcome to another late Ipsy review.  Ipsy is a $10 monthly subscription that comes with 5 sample size products (makeup, skin & hair care) in a makeup bag.  Each month has a different theme, for September’s bag the them was “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me”.  And the makeup bag is made of a black fabric with metallic detailing.

The first product was a tube of hair mask by the brand Jo Hansford.  It says is made for color treated hair with an anti-fade formula that will nourish, enhance and condition dry, damaged or over processed hair.  Let’s talk about the packaging size and amount of product ratio because it really bothers me.  You have this bulky tube that says is 1.01fl oz of product.  But when you look at the tube against the light you can see that is not even halfway full.  So why do we need this size of a tube for such a small quantity of product.  Now, the product’s performance is not bad.  I’ve used it a few times, after each use my hair feels softer and with less knots.  But it’s too early to notice any change on the hair appearance.

The next product was the Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer.  I’ve been really liking this primer, it keeps my makeup in place for quite some time.  In terms of performance, I think it compares with my Colourpop All Star Primer.  But the consistency of the Smashbox primer is more liquid-like than the Colourpop primer.

Also got the Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator.  It says its suitable for all skin types, I don’t consider it to be harsh on the skin.  Have used it a few times, it leaves my skin feeling soft but I haven’t seen any changes on my skin.

Next, I got a mini Lip Glaze from tréStique in English Rose.  I really like this lip product, it’s a pretty red shade with a nice sheen.  I would say that its duration is average, like a lipstick.

Last but not least, the September’s bag included the Around-The-World light infusion powder from Nomad Cosmetics.  The shade is a peachy-pink named Positano Sunrise.  I’ve used it 3 ways:  as a highlighter, a blush/blush topper, and as eyeshadow.  I like how it looks when applied as eyeshadow and love it as highlighter.  But as a blush or blush toppers, is not my favorite because I don’t like pink blushes nor my cheeks to shine that much.

What’s been your favorite product so far?

PS. October’s bag came in the mail yesterday, review will be up in the next few weeks.

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