Similar to Birchbox, Ipsy (formerly known as MyGlam) is a monthly beauty subscription service. For $10/month, members get deluxe samples and full-sized products along with a tote bag to keep all the items in. Each month’s tote design depends on that month’s theme.
October’s theme was Hello, Bombshell. It was also my first month trying out Ipsy. I’m actually really happy with this month’s bag, including the bag itself! It’s a good size and of fairly good quality. I can definitely see myself using this to hold cosmetics in my purse for daily life, or when I’m traveling.
- The Balm Cosmetics: “The Body Builder” Mascara
I usually go for waterproof mascaras, which this one isn’t. It does give my eyelashes nice body, but it clumps a little.
- Mirenesse: Lip Bomb Glossy Lacquer Stain
I love this color, as well as the fact that this product is full size! The application sponge is not one I’ve seen for lip products, but it works well.
- Be a Bombshell: Eyeliner
This eyeliner is pretty much a marker that you use to draw on your eye. I’ve never actually used a liquid eyeliner before (I’m partial to gel or retractable pencil eyeliner most of the time) but this one has a very friendly application method.
- Coastal Scents: Eye shadow (sample size)
The colors in this palette are great and definitely something I can work into my everyday makeup routine. However, they are teeny tiny and don’t come with any sort of case to hold the eyeshadows in! I’m afraid I’ll end up losing or breaking these.
- Couture Colour: Pequi Oil Treatment
Readers of this blog know that I am far from a bona fide hair guru, but I’ll not turn down oil treatment designed to give my hair gloss and shine. I’m a fan of this!