For this month’s Ipsy bag I was once again surprised by the contents. I love when I forget to get the preview online. It’s more exciting!
If you don’t know how Ipsy works yet – it is a makeup subscription service for $10 a month. You receive 5 (usually sample size) beauty products corresponding with your personal profile.
Below is my review of this month’s Ipsy Bag:
Charcoal Infused Nail Polish in Lava or Volcanic Ash
My first reaction when I saw this was: “not another gray nail polish” because I had just received one in September. However, it is a little bit more of an interesting gray color. It’s charcoal infused and not tested on animals, which I love. It’s also supposed to protect nails against toxins and make them stronger. I’ll be curious to see if that really works. Overall, I ended up being pretty happy with this brand and color.
Related: September Ipsy Review
Vitamin C All Day Eye Cream
I wasn’t excited about this product. I don’t really like trying new skin care products – I prefer makeup because it’s more fun. Skincare feels like a chore. However, the product is lightweight and seems like it has a lot of potential. So I will continue to use it. After all, I am almost 30 – I should take my skincare routine more seriously.
Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder
I was really excited to try this. I always hear amazing things about It Cosmetics, and I recently started using finishing powder that I love. That being said, when I opened this product it was destroyed. It was broken and not useable. One day I will try one of those hacks to repack broken makeup but honesty, I haven’t had time. Please let me know if you’ve tried it and what you think, is it worth it?
This got the same reaction of “not another mask!” I have been receiving so many face masks recently. I know they’re trendy right now but I’m just not really into them. However, when I did try it, it was interesting. It didn’t come with any instructions or explanation (and of course I didn’t look up what it was for) so I went into it knowing nothing about the mask. It applies so different than any other mask I’ve tried and then dries so smooth. I just peeled it off and it felt amazing. My skin was so smooth and light. Then over the course of the next few days, I started breaking out. The mask has activated charcoal so maybe my skin just wasn’t ready for it. But if that kind of thing works for you, this is a pretty cool mask.
Related: Why I Buy Cruelty-Free
deluxe lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara
I always save the best for last. I was absolutely blown away by this product. Usually, I am not a fan of non-waterproof mascara but this is the exception. It does everything the description says it should – it lengthens, curls, and volumizes. I’m in love! I’ve never experienced such a great mascara – and it’s vegan! If every other product in this Ipsy bag was completely useless, I’d still be happy that I only paid $10 for this mascara. I will definitely buy this product myself.
Related: Makeup Empties and Reviews
I’d also like to add that the actual glam bag was adorable. It has a red lacy look but it’s completely smooth and has a bat charm on the zipper. It’s subtly themed for Halloween and I love it. Overall the bag was mostly a success! There were some duds and things I wasn’t particularly excited about, but it still redeemed itself with the mascara.
Related: October Ipsy Review (2016)
Let me know in the comments below what you thought of October’s Ipsy bag! What did you like or dislike?
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