ipsy review October, 2016

Ipsy is a subscription that delivers full and deluxe sized beauty products with a makeup bag to your door every month!


This month’s theme is “Black Magic.”


The Goods

  1. CabanaBoy Blush – theBalm Cosmetics. Regular price: $1.40

CabanaBoy Blush’s  subtle shimmer catches the eye while plum undertones provide a glow that is oh-so-natural, whether you are pool-side, beach-side or bed-side. This blush gives a natural glow and has just the right amount of shimmer for any occasion. This blush looks really similar to NARS Oasis, I like that this is dark enough to actually work for me because a lot of times these subscription boxes include really light blushes that look the opposite of blush on my dark skin lol.


  1. Aqua Moist Gel Cream – Sally’s Box. Regular price: $4.30

Powerful flower water from Provence roses, chamomile and lavender goes deep beneath the surface of your skin for the ultimate moisture bomb. This refreshing gel cream feels cool to the touch and is made with deep sea water to soothe skin with natural minerals and aloe vera water for a much-needed hydrating wakeup call. Yes, yes, YES this has sodium hyaluronate, my #1 favorite ingredient for skin care products which is awesome because I usually give away creams and lotions that do not use this ingredient. If you’ve not read why I love this, use the search box in my “about” page and search Sodium Hyaluronate because I don’t want to have to explain it every time I talk about it.

  1. Fierce Flicks Eyeliner – Ciate London. Regular price: $19.00


Become a liner pro with Ciate London’s Fierce Flicks felt liner. Formulated for intense, super-black colour pay-off, dramatic wings and feline flicks are no match for this easy to use precision tip! Glide the liner from the inner corner of the eye using the fine point. Turn on its side to create thicker, bold look. Wow I was so super impressed with this eyeliner! It goes on BLACK like as black as it gets in one application, I don’t have to re-dip since it comes out of the tip, and I can easily make a razor thin line and slowly rotate it to get a bit thicker at the end. My picture is my everyday wear, but for weekends this can effortlessly create a dramatic cat eye as well. Yay!!

  1. Liquid Lipstick in Mysterious Mocha – Cosmoholic. Regular price: $15.00


This liquid lipstick contains intensive hydrating agents along with rich pigments that leave lips with long-lasting color and moisture to give you the best lip therapy and bold color combined. Apply Cosmoholic and you will enjoy your shiny, juicy lips for hours! Vitamin C and E, jojoba, macadamia nut oils, and green tea protect lips from UV rays while moisturizing and restoring your lips as well as provide anti-aging properties. I love the mirror on the side to make sure I’m applying it right, and the full size versions even have an LED light for applying in the dark! I love this mocha color, I’m a big fan of pinks and browns and this color fits right in with my style.


  1. Lips 101 After Hours – Preventative Measures 101. Regular price: $13.00


This innovative balm releases moisture over the course of hours, so lips feel smooth throughout the day. A medley of naturally great ingredients and superfruits save your lips from dryness. Extra hydration gets activated when your lips are pressed together. This works great as a lipstick base, lipstick glides on easily after application. In Lips 101 after hours, they have formulated the product to intensify relief to cracked, wrinkled and dry lips by increasing the anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory delivery system technology. I can never have too much lip balm, the more advanced the better so I’m super excited to use this until it runs out, then I have to switch back to my affordable lip balm haha.

FREE GLAM BAG. This month’s Halloween themed Glam Bag is really cool! I have so many makeup bags though so I will probably give this to my sister who collects spooky themed stuff.



The products in the months box are worth $52.70. That’s like 5x the $10.00/month cost of ipsy, so I’d say that’s an AWESOME value! I loved this bag, too. The blush works great with my skintone, the lipstick is a badass mocha color and glossy, the gel cream has Sodium Hyaluronate, and the eyeliner is absolute perfection. I’m very happy with everything I got this month! The makeup and accessories are all such high quality and this subscription is a huge value to me.

Sign up to get your Ipsy Glam Bag for only $10.00/month using this link!

Ease of Cancellation

To cancel your active subscription: Log into your ipsy account and click “My Account.” Go to the “Subscription & Purchases” section and click “Cancel Subscription.”


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