Ipsy October glam bag beauty review

I admit, I was a little nervous when I first signed up for Ipsy. I did a lot of comparing beforehand between different beauty subscription boxes, trying to find the best bang for my buck. Finally I decided it was time to just take the plunge and sign up. And I am glad I did! I think I can easily say that this month has been one of my favorite months when it comes to products!

For those of you who might not know, Ipsy is a beauty subscription service. For only $10 a month you get a makeup bag with 5 different goodies in it! These range from skin care to hair care, travel size to full size, drugstore brands to more expensive ones. If you’re looking for a way to treat yo self, I highly recommend this one.

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Now let’s get to business! A quick glance at this month’s products:

Urban Decay Glide-On Eye Pencil

I may or may not have let out a little squeal when I saw this eyeliner in my bag. I am a huge Urban Decay fan and see their 24/7 glide-on eye pencil all over their social media accounts. Usually, my liner consists of black eye shadow put on with an angled brush. I’m not a huge fan of the super intense black that comes with liquid liner (my eyes are not the right shape to pull off winged liner) but I’m always willing to give pencils a try. This one went on fantastic! I used my angled brush to blend it out a bit and it lasted amazingly throughout the entire day!

Tarte Mascara and Marc Anthony Product

You guys know how obsessed I am with Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara. Well, I think it may have some competition. When it comes to mascara, my biggest issue is a product that weighs my lashes down and makes them feel heavy. This doesn’t do that at all! Not only does it keep your lashes from looking spidery, it helps lengthen, thicken, and lift. Perfect!

So I think we can all agree on how damaging winter is to your hair. Between the super dry, cold air and the heat that comes from blow drying and styling, this season is not friendly to your locks. Marc Anthony coconut oil treatment to the rescue! After showering, I simply put a couple of drops into my hands and work it through my damp hair. This helps strengthen and nourish. It’s the perfect thing to help with damaged ends!

Hey Honey and Doucce Highlighter

I literally just got a new concealer a couple of weeks ago, so I wasn’t super mega excited to see another one in my bag. But I’m always down to try something new. To start off, this color definitely didn’t match my skin tone. If I was getting this in a store, I would have gone a shade or two lighter. The other big thing I noticed is that the formula is pretty thick. Especially when compared to the Born This Way concealer I’ve been using. It did feel pretty light on the skin though and was surprisingly moisturizing. Overall not my favorite, but I made it work.

I’ve been loving trying out different highlighters so seeing this was right up my alley. While I personally prefer a cream highlighter over a powder highlighter (I just feel like they show up easier), this one seemed to work okay. It looks pretty pigmented in the packaging, but it did take a bit to build up and become noticeable. It was a lovely shade once it did show up. Personally, I would reach for my other highlighters before this one but I don’t hate it.

While there were some duds this month, the other products more than made up for those and made for a great October glam bag!

What new beauty product have you tried lately?

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Ipsy October Glam bag review! Tarte | Urban Decay | Marc Anthony | Hair Care | Makeup

12 thoughts on “Ipsy October glam bag beauty review

    1. It’s an amazing way to try out new product or different brands while not having to spend that much. Plus you get a fun little surprise in the mail every month!

  1. I don’t really wear that much makeup, so I don’t think I’d sign up for a subscription box. But that’s so cool that in addition to the goodies you receive, you also get a new makeup bag each month!

    1. The makeup bag is what pushed it over the edge for me! They’re actually really nice sized and hold a lot of items. I have them everywhere in my house 😉

    1. I love Ipsy! I was very hesitant because people always have horror stories (for everything!) but it’s been nothing but great so far! I’ve gotten a good range of products and have always been more than happy 🙂

  2. I’ve gone back and forth on signing up for this subscription since I like to try new makeup but don’t really wear it super often. I do have a quarterly subscription to the Walmart Beauty Box which is only $5 and I’ve received some pretty good products from them, although I hate that I get a travel size shampoo/conditioner every time.

    1. One of the things I love about Ipsy is that while sometimes you do get travel size or sample size, you also often get full sizes of products. It’s a nice mix!

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