Beauty blogs have been talking a lot about this month’s Boxycharm and the new Ipsy Glam Bag and I’m going to do the same but with a twist. I’ve got a giveaway which I know you all love.
Let me start with the new Ipsy Glam Bag since it’s the very first month. This isn’t available to everyone yet as they are just rolling it out to former subscribers. The price rose from $10 to $25 a month but instead of sample sizes they now have 5 – 6 full size products in each month’s package. This is mailed in a bright pink box and has a card describing all the products you’ve received as well as extra benefits. There are slight variations from person to person. It reminds me of the original Boxycharm which has been my favorite. Now Ipsy Glam Bag will want to be my favorite. Let’s see what was in my bag shall we?
Everyone received a bigger makeup pouch this month. Since I have dozens of the flat bags from my subscription this is a nice change of pace. A “luxury” makeup clutch will only come every 3 months.
While I have a lot of Ciate London I’ve never seen this Dewy Spritz which is a luminous prime & set spray. It’s interesting even though I’m not a fan of spraying my face but this has both hyaluronic acid and green tea extract so it is good for your skin. You can use it alone or over makeup. It’s nice to be able to freshen up with this during the day (close your eyes). There’s a light pearlescence that’s not glittery. ($25)
The EYEKO Skinny Liquid Eyeliner is one I have and use. It’s pretty easy to get either a thick or thin line with it. It’s very long lasting even on a wing line. ($22)
Tarte Maneater Mascara is new to me. I’ve had a lot of different tarte mascaras and most are good so it will be interesting to see how this one compares. It has a flexible rubber brush with small bristles. Ingredients sound good. ($23)
I’ll review this when I need to open a new mascara and let you know.
Smashbox Cosmetic Cover Shot Eye Palette in Bold Glitter is a true glitter palette. Gorgeous combination of a mostly warmer tones but with a few cool shades to tranform it. I don’t wear glitter especially this bold but hopefully one of you do. ($29)
MORPHE High Impact Highlighter in Extra – I have enough highlighters for my own store but that doesn’t mean I don’t want more. Morphe Extra is a light peach with gold. It’s reflective rather than glittery. ($14)
Purlisse Blue Lotus Seed Mud Mask + Exfoliant is the 6th item (promised is 5 so this might be a bonus). This is a 10 minute mud mask which is good for those of us who want our pores clean and our faces to glow. It contains a combo of Blue Lotus Seeds, White Clay, Ginger, White Tea and Mushroom Extract so it’s loaded with healthy benefits. ($48 but also at Nordstrom Rack for $29.97)
So my $25 (no shipping but Michigan pays tax) yielded me $143 worth of products.
Now onto BOXYCHARM. I thought I’d signed up for the new box called BOXY LUXE but that won’t start for me until November. That’s okay because this month’s box ($21) is a great one. It contains 5 full size items that equal a $128 value!
IT COSMETICS SUPERHERO MASCARA ($24) is always a favorite. Right now I have a lot of unopened mascaras but this one is one of my favorites. IT Cosmetics always has wonderful skincare benefits and this mascara is true to their beliefs.
BRIGEO DON’T DESPAIR REPAIR! Strength + Moisturizing Leave-In Mask ($16 for 2 oz) is a product that everyone seems to love – except me. The fragrance is just too strong for me. One of my close friends was thrilled though when I told her this was in the box so she is grabbing it before you can.
DERMOVIA LACE A PEEL Black Bamboo Charcoal Peel Off Mask sounds so interesting. It’s for detoxifying your face with a charcoal peel paste on a lace mask. It’s meant to draw out impurities for a deep decongestion and exfoliation experience. ($30 for a pack of 2)
PUR MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE PALETTE ($38) is of course my favorite in the box. “This 10-piece face palette will take any look from natural and innocent to sultry and mysterious. This limited-edition palette is arranged with highly pigmented and buildable shades that blend effortlessly into the face and eyelid for a look you’ll totally adore. Making a bold statement has never been easier with four, shimmery face powders and six, buttery eyeshadows that compliment all skin tones and eye colors.” Not only is the packaging beautiful but the 6 eyeshadows and 4 blush and highlighter shades look like shades that will be fun to use.
KAT VON D EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK IN Bow & Arrow ($20) finishes the face started in this box. This is described as a Fawn Nude. Kat Von D is vegan and cruelty free, the liquid lipstick is infused with vitamin E and sunflower seed oil. This matte liquid lipstick is long lasting.
Now that you’ve skimmed through all of this what about the giveaway? What can you win?
The giveaway is open through October 29th at 11:59 p.m. ET for US only. Our rules are always the same – you must be an email subscriber and you must comment. Those will be checked and if not found then it’s disqualification time!!!! — Marcia
affiliate links, self purchased, some photos from Ipsy/Ulta/Sephora/Kohls
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