I can’t believe it’s already time for November subscriptions to arrive. I also can’t believe that this is my 8th Ipsy bag, because it really feels like I just signed up for this subscription. I am still on the fence about keeping this subscription because I just feel like there hasn’t been much variety to the bags, in terms of the types of products I am getting every month. Sure, I get different brands every month, but I’m getting similar products like nude lip glosses, black eyeliners, and moisturizers. So November’s bag may or may not be my last bag. As I said, I’m undecided, so I may just wait until the end of the year to cancel. We will see. Before we get into November’s bag, let’s take a look at how I ended up faring with October’s products.
The two products that I wound up liking from October were the Starlooks lip gloss and the H2O Plus Hydrating Treatment. The lip gloss is such a beautiful “your-lips-but-better” color. It is very tacky in feeling, but it’s not sticky, if that makes sense. It’s very thick. I was surprised that I wound up liking the H20 Plus Hydrating Treatment. The smell is not the best, but the gel formula just feels so good on my skin. I’ve been using it at night before bed and my skin feels so hydrated and refreshed when I wake up. As for the rest, the Jesse’s Girl Baked Mineral Eyeshadow went straight to the trash. Dark blue is just not a color I’m interested in for eyeshadow. I did use the Skyn Face Wipes and they were okay, but nothing special. I threw out the Ayres Body Butter. It just stank and I couldn’t get past the chemical smell that mine had. So overall, October was just okay and followed the trend that my Ipsy bags have been following where there are really only 1 or 2 items that I keep.
The theme for November’s bag is Girl Meets Glitter. It’s a cute theme, and the bag is a really sparkly silver glitter with a pink zipper. It’s very cute, and definitely on point heading into the glitzy holiday season. I was a little hesitant about a glitter bag because I could just imagine glitter everywhere, but this one has a plastic coating over it, so no mess. I think the bag is actually really cute this month. It’s made by Forever 21 cosmetics for Ipsy, and it does look and feel cheap, but it’s super sparkly and fun. Also, did anyone else’s bag come in a different mailer this month? The one in the picture above is from a past month because this months was not photo worthy. I got a very flimsy, thin bubble gum pink mailer, which was kind of shocking when I opened my mailbox. Not a big deal, just kind of odd.
My first product this month is a Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Hairspray. It is supposed to give strong hold, while adding volume and shine. It smells pretty good, but I’m not sure I’ll use this. I’m not much a hairspray person, to be honest.
Up next is a Be a Bombshell Eye Base in Submissive. This strikes me as being similar to a Maybelline Color Tattoo type product, or a MAC Paint Pot. Submissive is a dark brown, metallic color, but it goes on pretty sheer. It’s really pretty, and I could see it being a great all over color. This seems like a full size, but there is hardly any product in the pot itself, so I’m unsure if it’s actually full size, or just trying to look like it’s full size.
My next product is a TEMPTU S/B Highlighter in Pink Pearl. I actually received this sample from Birchbox in September in a pink color. This is really pretty for a highlight. It’s pearly and opalescent, and just makes your skin glow. Also, how cute are these little bottles? So adorable, and because it’s a highlighter, you don’t need much. This tiny bottle will last a long time.
The next item I received is a J.Cat Wonder Lip Paint in Red Potion. Not gonna lie, I’m a little afraid of this product. It is so dark! This product is clearly meant to be like an OCC Lip Tar, but the formula is really runny and hard to apply. The color isn’t that dark when you put it on; it’s more of a purple berry color than a red. It’s pretty and I like the color on me, but applying it is a pain, so I’m not sure it’s worth keeping.
My last product this month is an Elizabeth Mott You’re So Fine Liquid Eyeliner in Glitterati. This is a black liquid liner with glitter in it. Nothing really special about it. The applicator is nice, but once again I am over getting black eyeliner. Plus, I don’t like using glitter products around my eyes. My contacts are just a glitter magnet, and there is nothing more uncomfortable than glitter in your eyes. Also, this is not waterproof, as I put it on and was able to wash it off with just water. This is probably headed for the trash.
So that is my November Ipsy bag. Overall, I’m just not that impressed. I’m most excited for the eye base and the highlighter this month. I think that December will be my last month with Ipsy. I do think that this is a great subscription service for people who just want to accumulate a lot of different makeup products and collect them, but I’m not really one of those people. I’m looking to try out products and find some gems that will become staples in my beauty routine. For that reason, I think Ipsy just isn’t for me. I haven’t had a bad experience with the company or any real issues, so I don’t want anyone to think that this is a bad company. It’s definitely not, I just feel like my $10 could be better spent each month on something more tailored to my tastes. If you are interested in an Ipsy subscription, you should check out Ipsy.com or their Facebook page for more info.