ipsy unbagging: october ’18

🌜Stay wild, moon child 🌛

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🎃 It’s time to get spooky 🕷

Ipsy is getting us in the right mindset with this month’s GlamBag: This bright red clutch has a lace-detailed masquerade mask that’ll inspire you to remain a mystery with those secret tools to transform your look to day-to-night, and especially beyond the night. After all, the most fun happens after midnight!

This GlamBag is conveniently packed because it has products that coincide with one another to create a complete look. A cult-favorite concealer, a nude lipstick and a peel mask to remove your Halloween makeup, this GlamBag has more treats than tricks!

Here’s what was inside my GlamBag this month:

theBalm Cosmetics | Take Home the Bronze in Thomas

Bronzed skin isn’t just for summer anymore.

This anti-orange matte bronzer is the perfect pick-me-up to extend those glow goddess vibes well into fall. Despite looking very orange in the pan, this color adds just enough warmth to the skin to enhance my features and not appear muddy.

After learning a few tricks on how to give myself a sun-kissed glow here, I’ve been applying those tricks with this bronzer and been loving the final look. My face doesn’t appear as full, it gives my complexion a subtle, yet gorgeous glow all while  having the peace of mind that this powder is cruelty-free and vegan.

With my recently lightened locks, it’s more important than ever that I maintain my tan, but the healthy way. I’ve been reaching for bronzers more and definitely see this staying in my everyday makeup routine.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Grace & Stella | BlackHead Removal Mask

Raise your hand if you’ve DIY’d a charcoal peel mask and pulled more baby hairs out rather than blackheads? 🙋🏼‍♀️

This peel mask helps combat blackheads, dead skin and dirt. Unlike other peel masks, this one is much more gentle so it won’t yank your baby hairs out (too painfully).

I was really excited to try this out because I hoped that this would provide better results than my concoction of Elmer’s Glue and deconstructed activated charcoal tablets. Even though this mask is a lot less messy than my science experiment, be cautious while using it because it will stain your countertop. (Sorry Mom!)

Upon contact with the skin, I felt a cooling sensation that gave me a false confidence that it was maybe doing something productive. It dried down rather quickly, but when I peeled it off, I was less than happy with the results. There was hardly any evidence of blackheads, which are abundant on my chin/nose area to the human eye.

Maybe my expectations were set too high, because I have yet to find that magic product that sucks all of my blackheads out and shrinks my pores, but this isn’t it. If anything, it might be good for a mini facial waxing.

Rating: 3 out of 5

Tarte | Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Light-Medium

A cult-favorite for a reason.

Anyone even slightly familiar with the Beauty Community knows that this is a must-have staple in a lot of influencers’ makeup bag. Personally speaking, I have never tried this, or had a real need to: I don’t often grab concealers for my everyday look, so it would have been a waste. (However, I was a fan from afar. I’ve always wanted to try it, but couldn’t commit myself to the full-size.)

I never realized how many great ingredients there are in this formula to help enhance the skin like shea butter, mango seed butter and licorice root extract: The shea butter delivers moisture, the mango seed butter conditions and the licorice root extract brightens. Plus, it blends with ease, so you’re not pulling and tugging on that delicate under-eye area.

With those 5:30 a.m. wakeup calls for the gym, my skin has been looking tired AF by mid-morning. Ipsy has a way of knowing just what I need and it’s this concealer because this virtually eliminates those dark bags under my eyes. The color might be a tad bit dark for my complexion, but it gives off a great coverage to highlight when needed.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Sugar Cosmetics | It’s A-Pout Time! Vivid Lipstick in Better Call Salmon

Twist and pout.

Normally when I hear creamy lipsticks, your girl gets nervous. It’s no secret that liquid lipstick formulas have my heart, but I’ve recently been stepping out of my comfort zone and branching out with new colors/formulas.

This lipstick is one of the more hydrating formulas I’ve used that doesn’t transfer (terribly.) Its peachy-mauve pigment is perfect for enhancing your pout and can be layered for more coverage. I’ve been exchanging my vampy lips for more neutral pouts, and this shade is perfect for the transition.

It’s not exactly eat/drink/kiss proof, but it does fade out into a pretty shade if you’re in a pinch and can’t get to a mirror. It managed to stay put through my mid-morning protein shake and apple, but it didn’t stand a chance against some homemade chicken noodle soup.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

So Susan Cosmetics | Color Trip High-Intensity Color Pigment in Mysterious

It’s been a minute since I’ve been thoroughly upset with a product. This product irritated me so much in fact, I refused to sample it.

Loose pigments are an animal in itself, but make it a purple hued pigment and all bets are off the table. I received one a while back, and even though it’s been almost a year, my opinion hasn’t changed about purple and it probably never will.

I have zero purpose for this shadow. It’s a gorgeous shade, but I know 100% I will never grab this in any sort of context. I might be quick to judge, but it seems like I’ve been receiving a lot of out-of-the-box colors that I’ll never use, and that’s disappointing when you only receive five products a month to try.

Rating: 0 out of 5

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About sarah

26. writer. obsessed with makeup, traveling, nyr and sparkle.
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