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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Review: November Ipsy Glam Bag

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ipsy november 2017 glam bag This month's Ipsy Glam Bag theme is "all you." As soon as I saw what was coming in my bag, I was a little disappointed. Nothing really excited me except the ColourPop shadow, but you'll read more about that below. But I still tried to keep an open mind about these products.

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  1. Lime Crime Iridescent Lip Topper in Lit, $18- This is the first product from Lime Crime that I've ever tried, and although many people still have mixed feelings about this brand, most of what I've seen is very positive. Because of that, I had high hopes for this product. It's a water based product and the color I was sent, Lit, is very sheer pink with tons of gold glitter in it. It's not drying, but also the glitter comes off quite easily. Every aspect of this product reminds me of play makeup for children. The smell, the consistency, and how it looks on my lips. I very, very rarely do glittery lips, so if I ever do use this, it will be for New Year's Eve. I truly don't believe that this product is worth $18. Urban Outfitters sells the mini size for $8 and I don't even think it's worth that. 
  2. 'Tini Beauty Barfly Highlighter in Candlelight, $12- I'm not typically a fan of highlighters that come in cream sticks. This one gives more payoff than others I've tried, but still not really enough for my liking. It's a beautiful color and is great if you like subtle highlights.  
  3. ColourPop Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadow in Paper Tiger, $4- Ipsters were sent this color, Paper Tiger, or Come and Get It, which is a light metallic pink. Well, I was hoping for the pink shadow but got the matte mustard. What can ya do? This is a perfectly fine color, but it isn't one that I'll wear often and I already have a few matte mustard colored shadows. The mustard shade, Creamsicle, in the Morphe X Jaclyn Hill palette (which I reviewed here) has a lot more color payoff than this one, so I'll probably reach for that palette over this shadow if I want a mustard color.
  4.  IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ in Fair, $38-  As usual, this product is just a wee bit too dark, but I've still been using it. It claims to color correct but I'm not so sure about that. It's a perfectly fine CC cream but the coverage isn't full enough for my liking so I've only been wearing it when I need to get out the door fast or under my foundation.
  5.  OUAI Hair Oil, $28- As soon as I pumped a little bit of this out of the bottle, I was taken aback by the scent. I thought it was gardenia, but it is actually a combination African Galanga, Ama, and Asian Borage. The point is that it smells exactly like gardenia, which I thought was a risky choice for a hair oil. I do like gardenia and gardenia-like scents, but sometimes it can be too floral and overpowering, and sometimes it can easily give me headaches or make a headache worse. Besides that, I think this is a great product, however I don't think it's any better than many other hair oils on the market that are much cheaper.

All in all, this was a pretty underwhelming bag compared to other Glam Bags that I've received. But I've seen some spoilers for the December bag and they have me excited, so I'm not going to cancel my subscription just yet! Honestly though, that was never really on the table, I love Ipsy. Heh.

Have you tried any of these products? Want to try Ipsy? 
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