October Ipsy Bag Review

ipsy-picture-2Most people may not know that ‘Ipsy’ is a service similar to the popular ‘Birchbox’ that send its users custom makeup bags each month filled with sample makeup pieces curated just for you! I currently subscribe to Ipsy, which I love and recommend to literally everyone.  Literally, everyone. It is a great service that sends high quality makeup for only $10 a month, which is quite a bargain.

With October 31st being Halloween, the October bag was designed with the spooky and fun holiday in mind!

I did receive this bag much later than usual (booooooo), but, what I received really made up for that.  To start, the bag is adorable, and I love all the little graphics on it.  It really sets the mood for Halloween while also not having that in-your-face Halloween vibe.  Essentially, it is Halloween themed for sure, but done in a stylish, subtle way.

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So this lip scrub is by far my FAVORITE product of this month!  I love it!  It has been great to use since the cold weather has been making my skin and lips very dry, making it  a seasonal must-have.  I have used the Lush lip scrub in the past, but this Indi Beauty lip scrub far surpasses it.  It really helps exfoliate your lips and it also has a great taste (to me it tastes exactly like frosting, which to some may be weird, but to me is amazing!).  Will definitely buy this product again.

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This product is very cool for a dramatic makeup look! I have yet to use it for an actual look, but I cannot wait to have the opportunity to.  The eyeliner goes on very smoothly, which is a must for people like me who have an extremely unsteady hand and should probably stay far, far away from all types of liquid eyeliner.  Although I haven’t actually worn it yet, I can tell it is very durable and would last all night.  However, I do not think this is a product I would buy again only because it is not a practical everyday object for me, but it is definitely fun to experiment with!

 

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Besides the amazing packaging, this blush is exceptional in its own way.  The color is amazing and goes on very pigmented, while not looking too smeary.  I have used it a handful of times of already and I have not been disappointed by it yet. Typically though, I am not a huge blush fan so although I like this product, it is something I will most likely not buy again due to the fact that it is something that I just frankly do not use often.

 

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Unfortunately this color was way too dark for me. Out of everything, I like this product the least.  Slightly disappointing considering I received a highlighting pencil from this brand last month and loved it.  With its bags every month, brands usually only feature up to 3 lip colors with Ipsy, so buyer beware that the colors may not always compliment you.

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This lotion is great!  It is so soothing and smells great!  I keep finding this with my mom’s stuff so I can tell that she definitely enjoys it as well.  It is a lotion, so there isn’t much to say about it, but it’s something I would consider purchasing in the future-especially if my mom keeps stealing mine.

Overall, I enjoyed the bag I received this month.  I got some great products and was introduced to some new beauty brands that I will definitely check out more of.  To see next month’s, “November Ipsy bag Review”,  keep an eye out on the website in the coming weeks for it!

Haley Nakonechny is a senior at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. She is the Managing Director of The Fanscotian.

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