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October Ipsy Bag Reviews

October Ipsy Bag Reviews

Honestly, there’s no happier moment than checking your mailbox at school and finding out you have a package. Better yet when you go to pick it up and you can see it on the mail shelf because it’s a bright shiny pink package. Thanks to my sporadic Ipsy subscription, I just got my October package a few days ago!

I’ve been an on-and-off subscriber to Ipsy. It’s affordable at only $10/month, but sometimes when I’m at school and don’t have steady income that’s just not feasible. A girl’s gotta eat.

But this last month I re-subscribed because I was craving some new products to try out. I have been pretty impressed with what I’ve gotten! Let’s take a look.

Nail Medic Charcoal Infused Nail Polish (Shade: Lava)

Lava is a gorgeous matte lavender-grey described on the Ipsy website as “a not too prissy way to wear pastel.” The formula was a good consistency and went on smoothly. I have trouble keeping nail polish on my fingers in general. But I’ve had this one on for almost three days now with no chipping or cracking! Definitely recommend, especially in this shade.

The claim of this product is that it is infused with actual charcoal bits that protect your nails from toxins and pollutants. I haven’t really had the time to observe the protecting effects since receiving my bag. But my nails do feel a bit tougher with the polish on, not sure if that’s the charcoal doing its job or just the fact that I have nail polish on.

Context Skin Vitamin C All Day Eye Cream

I’m not a huge eye cream person, but I’m always up for trying new things. This eye cream is as lightweight as they come I think, and I did appreciate that. Some eye creams I’ve tried are basically another lotion that I have to put on top of my face moisturizer. This cream blended right into the skin and had a cooling effect.

The brightening effect I’m a little skeptical of. Although as I write this I’m checking out my under-eye circles after just having put some of this on and they do look a little less terrifying.

If you’re looking for a lightweight, refreshing eye cream and eye creams are your thing, go for it! I would definitely recommend trying it out.

Furless Black Beauty Blending Crease Brush

I love getting new brushes in my Ipsy bags! I don’t refresh my brushes often enough at all. And when I do buy new ones, they’re usually pretty cheap drugstore ones. Nothing wrong with those, and some of my favorites are inexpensive ones from Elf Cosmetics. But when I get to try one that’s a little higher end, I love it!

This brush is perfect for blending, and I’ve used it a couple times for that already. It is soft and very pliable and picks up product nicely. Nothing bad to say about this one! Definitely would recommend, and I am looking forward to trying more brushes from the brand as well.

JM Solution Water Luminous Jelly Cleanser

I’m currently using my Clean & Clear skincare, but like I said, I always like to try new things. This “jelly cleanser” is definitely different from any cleanser I’ve tried. Out of the tube, it’s pretty much like squirting clear jelly onto your hand. With my Clean & Clear cleanser, a little bit goes a very long way, and you only need a little water to foam it. Compared to that product, the jelly cleanser was a little more finicky with the foaming thing. I had to use a good-sized amount of cleanser and about a palm of water to get a good foam. The foam that forms is fairly insubstantial, so a little bit actually doesn’t go that long a way.

Overall, I’m sure it’s a good cleanser that gets the job done. I just probably wouldn’t purchase it again for myself, and I’m not sure if I would recommend it over other cleansers out there.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder

I’m a sucker for a good powder, and this one was not bad at all. The claim of reducing pores I’m not convinced of exactly. But the mattifying effect was great, and it lasts fairly well! As a pressed powder, it’s a great way to quickly touch up or buff on over foundation and concealer to set. I wasn’t blown out of the water by this product, but it was not bad either. I would recommend it as a translucent pressed powder. However, if you are looking for any coverage or a loose setting powder, I would look elsewhere.

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