Wednesday, 7 February 2018

January 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag Review

I have been an Ipsy subscriber for over an year. I was a bit skeptical about a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box because I didn't want to end up with a bunch of products I couldn't use or didn't know how to use. Each month you get full size or deluxe-sized products in a cute makeup bag, and I was sold after checking out their previous bags. If you're not very adventurous with makeup like me, it's a great way to build your makeup collection on the cheap and expand your makeup expertise!

The January 2018 glam bag theme was Game Face and I'm loving the bright colours of this month's bag design. The mesh pouch would be the perfect gym companion because let's be real...I haven't been to the gym in a hot minute so I'm here for anything that can help inspire that #gymlife! My bag was filled with decent items this month so I was happy to start the year off on the right foot :) I was reaaalllllly close to cancelling my Ipsy subscription, but truthfully, I've spent $20 on worse so for now I'll keep hoarding these samples like nobody's business!

In my bag:
Ciaté London liquid eyeliner
Glow for a Cause body butter
Bellapierre cosmetics brow gel
Purlisse Beauty mask 
TheBalm Cosmetics Mary-Lou Manizer 

I was most excited to get the Purlisse mask because you know ya girl can never have enough skincare stuffs :) I rate the January Ipsy Glam Bag a 5/5 and I'm happy to start the year with an awesome bag of samples.

Click here to sign up with Ipsy and get your very own Glam Bag! 

More about the products inside:

Ciaté London liquid eyeliner- I truly love liquid liner. I find it super easy to get a nice cat eye with this eyeliner and it dries quickly to a matte finish. I like Ciaté products because they're long lasting and easy to use. What makes a good liquid eyeliner pen is not only the formula, but the flow (look at me talking like some kind of eyeliner guru! LOL) but hear me out...there's nothing worse that a pen that lets out too much product, so you end up making a bit of a mess if you aren't careful. The tip of the Ciaté pen is PERFECT so you don't have to worry about drips or dry pen tips. 

Glow for a Cause body butter- What I love most about the Glow for a Cause body butter is that the fragrance isn't overpowering. It smells so heavenly! My dry skin really craves moisture this time of year so I'm happy to have a body butter that is made with hydrating ingredients like vitamin E, sunflower oil, coconut oil and jojoba oil. This sample is a bit tiny so I didn't get much use from it, but from what I WAS able to try I was very pleased with. 

Bellapierre cosmetics brow gel- I usually use Benefit's Kabrow for a full glam look or a pencil for daily brows. I was a bit skeptical at first about the Bellpierre brow gel, but I was pleasantly surprised that it stayed in place all day. It's not as buildable as I'd like, but it's still useful for everyday brows if you're looking for something subtle but still put together. 

Purlisse Beauty mask- If you know me, you know how much I love using masks! I was thrilled to see the Blue Lotus Seed Mud Mask in my Ipsy bag (keep it coming Ipsy!!!) At first use, I was surprised at the immediate tingle. It wasn't too strong, but I don't think this would be a good mask for someone with super sensitive skin. I was happy to learn that this mask is full of nourishing ingredients like white clay, ginger, blue lotus seeds, and mushroom. I felt like my skin got a deep, intense clean and felt nice and smooth after I rinsed it off. 

TheBalm Cosmetics Mary-Lou Manizer- I don't know bout you, but I've gotten A LOT of highlighters in my subscription boxes lately. As in all kinds...not just pressed highlighters. I honestly can't use or give them away fast enough!! I do like the pigment of the Mary-Lou Manizer but i've gotten so many of these tiny samples from Ipsy I don't see myself using this any time soon. 

I was happy with the January glam bag and can't wait to see what Feb has in store! Tell me...did you get the January Ipsy bag? I'd love to hear from you!

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