Ipsy Bag: January Edition

Welcome 2018!

 

I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable New Year! Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to post my December Ipsy Bag due to all the holiday-festivities and the inevitable stress that comes along with it; however, I was not too impressed with the products that I received last month. My subscription ends in May, so I will decide at that time whether I want to continue another year with Ipsy or part ways – fingers crossed the products in the next few months aren’t complete duds!

 

The Glam Bag’s theme this month is super sporty and setting goals for 2018!

 

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Check out the products I received in this month’s Glam Bag below:

 

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City Color Cosmetics
Contour Palette

“It’s made up of pressed, fine powders that feel velvety-smooth and light on your skin”

First Impression: The Bronzer and Contour shades are a bit dark for my skin tone. The Contour shade (darker brown) was not as smooth when swatching it on the back of my hand, and honestly, looks muddy on my skin tone. I can imagine it would be really beautiful on someone that has a tan or has a deeper skin tone. The highlight is the best aspect of this cheek palette. It has a pearl sheen to it and applies beautifully!!! According to Ipsy, these can be used wet for even more color payoff!

 

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Trust Fund Beauty
Lipgasm – Lip Scrub

“Doesn’t just exfoliate, it nourishes and moisturizes to keep your lips pillowy soft – Vegan, Paraben-free, and Cruelty-free”

First Impression: The packaging was not my friend when trying to remove the safety seal. Good news is… it was not tampered with! I will have to try out this product a little more to see if it truly makes a difference smoothing my lips and making them “pillowy soft”. I have received ‘Trust Fund Beauty’ in some of my previous Glam Bags and loved the products, so I have high hopes for this lip scrub! Also, goal for 2018 – stop naming beauty products with provocative names… it’s getting old.

 

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Absolute New York
Eye Artiste Single Shadow in the shade ‘Posse’

“This velvety, wear-with-anything shadow has just the right amount of shimmer, plays well with all your other shadows, and stays put all day”

First Impression: Posse is a metallic rose-taupe shade and is pretty unique to the rest of my eyeshadow collection. Because of it’s shimmer, I will most likely use it as a base on the lid but it could definitely be worn all over. The shade has almost a holographic sheen to it, as in some light it comes off mauvey-matte, but in other light is shows as the metallic rose shade. I’m super curious to put the duration-claim to the test!

 

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Pretty Woman Nail Polish
‘Johnny’s Angels’

“Fast-drying, long-wearing, crack and chip-resistant”

First Impression: I’m all for the colorful nail polishes, as my collection literally resembles the selection at a nail salon, but… bright blue? I think I’ll pass. I’m honestly just not a blue-shade kinda girl. I will most likely just pass this along to a friend.

 

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NYX Professional Makeup
Lip Lingerie in the shade ‘Satin Ribbon’

“Long-wearing, non-drying, and it’s made with vitamin E. It goes on soft and creamy, and dries to a gorg, matte finish”

First Impression: This is not really a first impression for me, as I have about 4 or 5 NYX’ Lip Lingerie shades already; however, I do not have ‘Satin Ribbon’, so that’s great that I can add this to my collection! The claims are true – this is definitely one of my favorite liquid lipsticks from the drugstore. NYX is an awesome brand, and honestly, all of their lip products are worth trying out. I think my only complaint would be the packaging. Don’t get me wrong, the thick glass is super-lux but also makes it very difficult to see the true color of the lipstick. For example, in the tube the shade looks very light pink, but when swatched it is a nude beige with warm brown undertones.

 

So that’s it for this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag! Let me know in the comments what was your favorite product this month and make sure to follow me so you never miss a new post!

 

As always, thank you for stopping by and until next time…

 

Sincerely,

Lee.

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