Ipsy Glam Bag for September — Face Fashion

Ipsy Glam Bag, September 2015

Ipsy Glam Bag, September 2015

With IPSY’s GLAM Bag subscription you never know exactly what you’ll get. They’ll put out hints that show some options but you’ll still be surprised when your bag comes since we rarely get the same items. We all get the same cosmetic bag (this month’s is a nice golden brown for fall) and this month I believe everyone is getting an NYX eyeshadow palette called “Ipsy NYX”. For $10 a month including shipping you are going to get your money’s worth. Some months are happy bags and some months are just “eh” but it’s always a bargain.

IPSY NYX 3 shadow palette

IPSY NYX 3 shadow palette

The ipsy NYX eyeshadow trio ($6) turned into a happy bag item. I’m not always thrilled with the pigmentation of NYX eyeshadows but this time they came through. The first shade is a beige champagne with shimmer, the middle shade is a shimmery copper/bronze, while the last shade is a matte black. I was very pleased with how these swatched and wore. I didn’t use primer on my hand though I did on my eye.

IPSY NYX 3 shadow palette

IPSY NYX 3 shadow palette

IPSY NYX 3 shadow palette

IPSY NYX 3 shadow palette

I have to pat these on or else I’ll get too much fallout from the shimmer but I don’t mind that when I like the colors as much as I like this fall palette.

Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish (in my IPSY subscription)

Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish (in my IPSY subscription)

I was so disappointed last month when others received a Trust Fund Beauty nail polish so opening my fuchsia package and seeing a Trust Fund box made me happy. The color is a dusty dark lilac called Elegantly Wasted and I’m looking forward to wearing this.

Trust Fund Elegantly Wasted site swatch

Trust Fund Elegantly Wasted site swatch

One more full size product and this one is from City Color ($5.99) –  Be Bold Mascara. Be Bold comes in three formulas and I received Extreme Volume. I’m not opening this since I have way too many mascaras in use but I hope to review it along the way.

City Cololr Be Bold Mascara and theBalm Put A Lid On It eye primer

City Cololr Be Bold Mascara and theBalm Put A Lid On It eye primer

Two deluxe sample size products finish out my bag. The first is theBalm “Put A Lid On It” eyeshadow primer. I’ve got a sample of this and I mainly use it for swatches. It’s a very wet formula so you need time to let it dry before applying any shadow. This is a little more brightening than other e/s primers since it has light reflective properties. I’m happy to see this in my bag since I go through a lot of primer. (value about $6)

Avene Soothing Moisture Mask

Avene Soothing Moisture Mask

As the “mask queen” it’s nice to have one that’s new to me especially when it’s from a respected skincare brand. Avene Masque apaisant hydratant aka Soothing Moisture Mask will be a good way for me to try out this brand though I’ll save it for winter when my skin is more dehydrated. A full size is $26 for 1.7 fl oz while this is 0.16 fl oz making it worth about $2.50. I expect to get 2 uses out of it depending on how much I use.

Ipsy Glam Bag, September 2015

Ipsy Glam Bag, September 2015

September brought me approximately $38.50 worth of products that I’ll happily use. There are no duds in the bunch which is a nice way to start fall. If you haven’t subscribed to IPSY yet, I recommend that you do. For a while they were closed to new subscribers but they reopened the process. The worst that can happen is you’ll change your mind after a month and cancel if your bag is an “eh” bag instead of a happy bag like this one. — Marcia

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