ipsy unbagging: january ’19

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As I sat down and thought about my resolutions for the year, I realized that I wanted to break a lot of the norms I had established for myself and get back to ground zero in all aspects of my life, including my beauty routine.

Ipsy is all about recharging our creative energy and this month’s Glam Bag is giving us a fresh start with some new products. The light blue/white stripe pattern is refreshing but the hot pink stripe reminds us of our inner glam queen and adds a fun, unique twist.

A lot of this month’s products were things to get us back to basics and prep us and reinvent our looks for the new year or perfect your signature look. No one can ever complain about a traditional black liquid liner, a moisturizing lip balm and a vampy nail polish for all your winter activities.

Here’s what was inside my January Glam Bag:

EYEKO | Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black

One thing that will never go out of style? A good ol’ fashion winged liner!

A trend that will never leave, the winged liner is one of those beauty things I go through phases in. Currently, I am heavy into the winged liner and a standard black liquid liner will always be my weapon of choice.

This liner glides on the lid with minimal tugging, so that cat eye is easier to achieve than your resolutions. The tip is the perfect size to inch as closely to your lash-line and it’s incredibly easy to hold. Plus, its quick-drying formula will ensure you’re smudge-proof.

Conveniently, I just tossed out the other Eyeko liner I’ve tested, so I’m able to restock. Admittedly, I couldn’t tell the difference between the two, but it’s not like my standards for a black liquid liner are high anyway 🤷🏼‍♀️.

Rating: 4 out of 5

HEMPZ | Ultra Moisturizing Herbal Lip Balm

Your Carmex is about to get upgraded.

This THC-free lip balm is enriched with 100% pure natural hemp seed oil to leave your lips conditioned and hydrated. It is packed with shea butter, avocado oil and has a subtle sweet citrus scent/taste.

Since it comes in a tube, its consistency threw me off because I was anticipating a gloss. It melts onto the lips and doesn’t leave them feeling tacky or sticky. It’s also long-lasting, even after it wears off. It won’t replace my obsession with Candy Cane Chapstick, but it might be an addition to my nightly bedtime routine.

Side note: I’ve been watching a LOT of of Shane Dawson’s Conspiracy Theories videos and he did a beauty conspiracy theory about chapsticks and how they allegedly put fiber glass in them that cut your lips, making you believe they’re even more chapped, so you’re forced to continue to use it. This made me question EVERYTHING and now I feel a little assured that I’m not putting garbage on my lips if I use this product.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Illamasqua | Colouring Pencil Lip Crayon in Lust

If you recall in my December Sephora Play, we know how much I don’t love lip liners because of how self-conscious I am about my lip shape. When I pulled this pencil out, I admittedly groaned, but said ‘new year, new me’.

First off, Lust is a beautiful rose shade that works with a wide variety of lip colors, but looks even more gorgeous on natural lips with a little lip balm (hi HEMPZ 👋🏼, we love double teaming products).

The liner is long-wearing, but it didn’t last all day, though granted I did wear it with a lip balm as more of a lip stain. If you were to use it as a filler, I think it would give you a great pigment payoff and would keep your lip color in place.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Color Club | Nail Polish in Feverish

No winter blues here with this feverish shade.

Color Club’s polishes are long-wearing, highly pigmented and is founded by some bad-ass babes in NYC. While doing some research, their prices are really affordable and they offer a plethora of shades.

While applying, I noticed that the consistency of this polish is very thick and almost goopy. Not that it made it difficult to work with, but it almost seemed like I needed to add a nail polish thinner to it. The brush was wide-set, so application was easy and it dried quickly.

Let’s not get it twisted because I love me a dark manicure because they wear better on my natural nails, but I’m a little fed up with Ipsy. I had received a shade very similar to this exact one not even two months ago.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Slmissglam | SB68 Eye Brush

What better time to expand your brush collection than the start of the new year?!

This brush works from powders to creams and I really liked how well it blended out this liquid eyeshadow. It’s easy on the hand, the synthetic bristles are soft and always cruelty-free.

It’s no secret I’m already a pretty big fan of SLMISSGLAM brushes, or brushes in general. I really like this one because it’s so dreamy and looks gorgeous in my brush jar 🦄

(This brush is part of a very whimsical set, so if you want to upgrade your vanity, treat yo’self!)

Rating: 4 out of 5

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About sarah

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