Ipsy Glam Bag helps you find your Alter Ego this October

Ipsy Glam Bag, October 2015
Ipsy Glam Bag, October 2015

It’s IPSY time!! The theme this month is Alter Ego which fits the month of October but doesn’t necessarily fit the bag I received. Whateva!! I go with the flow and I like this flow a lot. As you probably know IPSY is a monthly  subscription service for $10 including shipping. Every month the metallic magenta bag opens up to a cosmetic bag filled with a variety of products. Most bags are different so when you find reviews of IPSY it’s fun to read what everyone received.

IPSY cosmetic bag side view
IPSY cosmetic bag side view

The bag itself is gold on one side and black patent on the other (alter ego AHA). It’s smaller than some bags I’ve gotten and it’s dressy looking so it would fit well in a purse you’d use for date/party night.

Normally there are a few full size products in the IPSY bags but this month I only received one – a black Coastal Scents XPress Line Eyeliner Pencil valued at $2.95. Not to complain but I can’t believe how many black eyeliners I end up with!!

Nourish Organics Argan Face Serum and Scrub Me Body Scrub
Nourish Organics Argan Face Serum and Scrub Me Body Scrub

Two skincare deluxe samples were in my bag. The Balanced Guru Scrub Me Body Scrub was bulging out of the bag so it was the first item I found. This is described as a very gritty scrub although you can use it on your face but gently please. Instead let it take care of your feet, legs, elbows – all those rough spots that need to be scrubbed clean. The formula is enriched with raw sugar, organic coffee, coconut oil, babassu oil and cocoa butter. A full size is 8 oz/$23 making this 1 oz size worth about $3. What is great about it is that it’s organic and cruelty free so we have to love that.

The Balanced Guru Scrub Me Body Scrub
The Balanced Guru Scrub Me Body Scrub
Nourish Organics Pure Hydrated Argan Face Serum
Nourish Organics Pure Hydrated Argan Face Serum

Nourish Organics Pure Hydrated Argan Face Serum (0.5 fl oz) is another organic product that uses Moroccan Argan Oil to hydrate and replenish, Apricot Kernal Oil to restore and soften, plus Rose Hip Oil to smooth the texture of your skin. This fragrance free treatment is also gluten free and vegan. A full size is 0.7 fl oz for $24 making this 0.5 fl oz size worth $17.50.

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes
theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes
theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes
theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes in Committed

At last – cosmetics. Two cosmetic items graced my bag this month with the first being a very small tube of theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes liquid lipstick. This is a long last formula in a matte finish which we all know is THE thing to wear this year. The shade is called Committed and is described as a pinky nude. Totally not a pinky nude on me so maybe this IS for my Alter Ego. theBalm’s website does a nice job of showing the shades so if you are interested check that out. It is long lasting and it is very matte. A full size is $17. My guestimate for this sample is $4.

Laura Geller Blush-n-Brighten in Tropic Hues
Laura Geller Blush-n-Brighten in Tropic Hues

Last is my favorite item in my IPSY bag! Laura Geller Blush-n-Brighten in Tropic Hues was a pleasure to find inside and a pleasure to use. I’m trying very very hard not to buy blush since I own dozens of them so seeing this prettiness in my bag brought me a big smile! The Blush-n-Brighten blushes are baked for 24 hours on terracotta tiles although I don’t think Laura actually does this work herself (wink). “Infused with antioxidants centella asiatica and white tea extracts, these Baked Blushes deliver flattering color with a hint of radiance!” The blush is beautifully pigmented so a little is more than enough. I like using a small brush that will diffuse the color so it’s not too dense on me. The swirls of color are bronze, coral and pink. It’s a warm shade on me but neutral warm. A full size is $27 and this baby is 0.4 oz. but I’m not sure how big a full size is. I’ll guestimate again and say it’s a value of $12.

IPSY Glam Bag for October 2015
IPSY Glam Bag for October 2015

Total value this month is around $40 but I did have to guess prices. I like that this is a well rounded bag even if it’s not my favorite month. But I got to try new products, I have one saved for a giveaway (the Coastal Scents pencil), and I have a new favorite with the Laura Geller baked blush. That’s worth $10 in my book! What do you think of this month’s bag? Did you get any of the same products? — Marcia

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  1. Valerie C. | 13th Oct 15

    I got mine too. No LG Blush…I wish that one was included 🙂

  2. Natalie Brown | 13th Oct 15

    I haven’t received my bag yet but I do know that I’m getting this liquid lipstick. No, not a pinky nude. lol It’s pretty though for Fall. I’m so envious of the blush! Wow – Score for you!!

  3. Renu | 14th Oct 15

    So THAT’s why it’s called Alter Ego – I wondered! Matte Hughes Committed and Charming have been on my wishlist and I was looking forward to a flash sale from theBalm. Hope I get this – the shade is right up my alley.

  4. [email protected] | 14th Oct 15

    I just got mine yesterday afternoon and my bag was totally different except for theBalm liquid lipstick that I love. Wish I got the Laura Geller blush!

  5. Heather | 14th Oct 15

    OOh I wish I have gotten the LG blush so pretty!

  6. Amber | 14th Oct 15

    The LG blush is gorgeous!! I need to try the Balm liquid lippies. I like that color! The serum and scrub sound great too. Both great natural brands! I always roll my eyes when I get more black eyeliner too. lol

  7. Miranda | Slashed Beauty | 14th Oct 15

    Um, heck yes to the LG blush! The bag is cute!

  8. Kim | 14th Oct 15

    The scrub and serum sound like they would be nice.

  9. Erika | 14th Oct 15

    The bag is kind of chick looking and the blush is really pretty.

  10. XO, Noelle | 14th Oct 15

    Whomp. This bag makes me miss my subscription to Ipsy 🙁 Looks wonderful!

  11. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 14th Oct 15

    I totally get the black eyeliner comment. I have TONS of them from bags, GWP’s, etc. I love the Laura Geller blushes so that’s a win and I like the color of theBalm lippie but I would be a little disappointed in this bag.

  12. Kath TheFabZilla | 14th Oct 15

    The products are nice but they don’t seem to scream Alter Ego to me…maybe if they included vampy and dramatic products then yeah….

  13. Mercedes | 15th Oct 15

    Not sure I would have loved this bag, but it wasn’t bad. Ipsy is so hit or miss for me.

  14. Justina | 15th Oct 15

    I like what you got!

  15. Jess | 15th Oct 15

    Ooh! I love the shade of that LG blush!

  16. Anastasia | 15th Oct 15

    So jelly about that blush!

  17. Stephanie Louise Telford | 15th Oct 15

    Love the Laura Geller!

  18. Laura MyNewestAddiction | 15th Oct 15

    I am always so amazed how all the bags are so different.

  19. Kendra | 16th Oct 15

    Gorgeous blush!

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