When I first opened my November IPSY subscription and saw this card I became frightened, very frightened! A woman of my decades is not one that seeks out glitter. It has its place but not in my everyday life.
When I opened the glittery cosmetic bag I wasn’t too thrilled with what I saw inside but I’ve learned that the $10 I pay for my subscription is usually money that is well worth it so I journeyed on.
Not everything in this month’s subscription is a winner. While the products are nice they aren’t necessarily ones I’ll use.
A good example of that is this Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil hairspray. It’s a fabulous product, that I know from my blog partner, but it’s not one I use often. I have quite a few hairsprays from my reviews and most end up gathering dust. What is great though is that I could use this for travel. Great product, just not my favorite.
I’ve read a lot of reviews about this J catS Wonder Lip Paint. It’s been favorably compared to the much more expensive Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipsticks. I’d have been utterly thrilled if I’d received this lip paint in a shade I’d wear but Red Potion is just too dark so it will be part of a BIZ giveaway instead. Again, wonderful product but just not my color.
Now this is where the tides turned. At first I just saw a box from be a bombshell that said Eye Base. Then I opened it and voila ->->->
What I found is a beautiful sheer cream eyeshadow in Submissive that can be used alone or as a base for other shadows. It’s a very pretty golden brown that works well with my favorite colors. At first I didn’t see glitter but once applied I noticed subtle glitter that amazingly doesn’t wander. It stays where it’s placed. This $14 item pays for the subscription!! It’s available in 6 shades and I’m thrilled this is the one I have. This is where my smile started.
Next I found a very small item from Temptu which is a brand I’d love to experiment more with. When I swatched it and saw the Pink Pearl highlighter my smile grew. I like mixing this kind of highlighter with a little foundation to put on my cheeks to give it a glow. Pink Pearl is a great shade for my light complexion. Even though this is a small sample, it fits my needs.
The last item is this Elizabeth Mott You’re So Fine Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. I was thrilled to see a liquid eyeliner since that’s what I’ve been using more and more lately. When I noticed the name, Glitterati, I started to worry. But I shouldn’t have. It’s basically a black liner with just a small amount of glitter in it. Enough to make my eyes twinkle, not enough for me to be called out for being too old to wear glitter. This is $17.99 and full size so my mind was made up with this that IPSY for November was a winner for me. Three products I’ve already used and enjoy, 2 that are great but will be gifted most likely. I can’t beat that.
Not all IPSY boxes are exactly alike which is one of the things that makes this an interesting subscription to buy. At $10 the price is right. It makes the most fun surprise to get in the mail and it would make a fun gift too for someone. (At this time of year we mention gifts often, don’t we!!)
What items in this month’s bag would you be most interested in? Is the JcatS Lip Paint a color you’d like wearing? — Marcia
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