For those of you who don't know what Ipsy is, it's a beauty subscription service currently only available in the States. The bags cost $10 a month and you get products based on the questionnaire you filled out. Usually we receive 5 items with one of them being a full sized item. I haven't been disappointed with any of my bags so far (I joined in Dec and started getting them in Jan) and I see myself continuing with this service until they start sending out rubbish products.
This month's bag is white with a pink zip (I think they did a similar bag for April) but this one has writing on it and it says - "Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.". Deep, I know. But I'm not going to say no to another lovely mini makeup bag. I actually do use mine sometimes.
The first product that I pulled out was by Sexy Hair and it's their Spray Clay (50 ml). I am a little scared of this as I've never heard of a spray clay before. I think this is just a texturising / volumising spray and I plan to use it as such. Let me know if you know what this is meant to be used for? The full size is 150 ml and retails for $18.95.
The second product was a Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics mineral shimmer in Emotion (full size) retails for $14.99. I love the colour and the multicoloured shimmer in the product, I have another one from this brand which is also lovely. But I am not in love with these loose shimmery shadows as they are so messy to use and I think the best way to apply these is to use your fingers. Below are my swatches (used dry).
|In direct sunlight|
|In normal day light|
The final product that didn't actually fit in my bag was the Coastal Scents medium shadow brush BR-C-NO2 ($2.49). It's a decent shading brush and I think I will get some use out of it. I have always wanted to try these brushes as they are so affordable but I was skeptical about their quality given their price. So I am glad to have a chance to try one of their brushes and see if I am willing to take the plunge and purchase others.
So that was my October 2013 Ipsy Glambag. I am quite happy with the products I received. I will definitely get some use out of all of them. Looking forward to next month!