IPSY: October Glam Bag

It’s that time of month again. My monthly bag of makeup mystery has arrived! I haven’t been as thrilled with the products in my IPSY bags lately but I received a variety of products I enjoy this month. The October bag is cute as a button with big Betty Boop eyes. Let’s see what’s inside my October IPSY Glam Bag. 

Benefit Cosmetics: They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara in Jet Black. This mascara is amazing! They’re Real used to be my ride or die mascara but in recent years I haven’t purchased it. I completely forgot how much I love it. They’re Real gives my lashes length like no other mascara. Plus, my lashes hold a curl using They’re Real. My eyelashes haven’t looked this good in years. I couldn’t be happier I received this sample to remind me how much I enjoy this product. 

Marc Anthony: Strengthening Grow Long Super Fast Strength Leave-in Conditioner. I struggle with leave-in products because my hair is so fine. I haven’t tested this product yet, I’m nervous to put it in my hair. I don’t want to have to rewash my hair if the product feels sticky and gross. I’m trying to build the nerve to experiment. 

Basic Beauty: Jelly Blush in It’s October 3rd. The name of this blush is hilarious. I’m considering keeping it in my collection for the name alone – I’m a big Mean Girls fan. The blush itself didn’t perform particularly well. It’s October 3rd lacked pigmentation and  was difficult to build up. This blush would definitely not meet the Plastics standards. 

Betty Boop x IPSY: Eye Brush. This brush was very nice quality. I wasn’t expecting much from an IPSY brand brush but this Betty Boop eye brush delivered. This brush picked up product nicely and easily blended out shadow. In addition. the bristle were super soft and good quality. Betty Boop would be proud to use this brush. 

IT Cosmetics: Your Skin but Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50 (in fair). I’m a fan of this CC cream, I pick it up in free samples whenever I can. This It Cosmetics CC Cream applies beautifully and the shade perfectly matches my skin tone. It has enough pigmentation to even out my skin, giving a perfect healthy looking finish to my face. The only downside is the wear time. I find after around 5 hours my skin doesn’t look as smooth. Texture starts being very obvious and I need to touch up the product. 

I chose two add on products with my October Glam Bag. I choose a Sigma E25 brush and a Crown double ended brush. I’ve been collecting Sigma brushes for years and the E25s I have in my collection aren’t as soft as they once were. I was stoked to add a replacement for only $3. I have received several Crown brushes in past bags. I’m always happy with the quality so I picked another. There’s no limit to how many makeup brushes a girl can own, right? 

I decided to change my IPSY subscription to every other month so my next bag will arrive in December. I’ve ended up with too many unused sample sized products so I think changing to every second month will work out better. 

Until next time,

Kayla

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