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Weekend Review: November Ipsy Bag

Weekend Review: November Ipsy Bag

Yay for another Ipsy bag! And yay for finally getting another blog post up! I know I don’t have a large reader base right now, but I do apologize for my absence to those who do follow this blog. This semester has been amping up my stress level exponentially over the last few weeks. And I know, it’s college and to be expected. But I’m still getting used to the whole blogging thing, and I’m trying to stay more disciplined in writing and posting at least weekly. I definitely have not held to that very well, but I am working on it!

On that note, let’s jump right into what I thought of this past month’s Ipsy bag. Spoiler alert: I LOVED it.

Clark’s Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask

Let’s start with what I wasn’t in love with. I’ve actually received this product in an ipsy bag before, and I wasn’t thrilled to get it again. It claims to double as a mask and a moisturizer. In my opinion, trying to do both just made the formula too heavy to be a nice moisturizer, but not dense enough to hold to the skin as a mask. Overall, not a fan. But, if you’re in the market for a very creamy, ultra-moisturizing dry skin fix, maybe give this one a try?

Youth to the People Age Prevention Cleanser

I’m not usually a fan of cleansers in Ipsy bags, but I’ve been fairly impressed by this one. I love the idea that all the ingredients are healthy and natural and things you could literally eat. It also foams pretty well, and the formula is light but goes a long way. It is a simple, refreshing product that is great for anyone looking to try a new natural facial cleanser for a healthy, revitalizing wash!

 

Crown Brush C141 Small Chisel Brush

 

I am, on the other hand, always a fan of brushes in Ipsy bags. This one did not disappoint. It is the perfect size and shape for contour and bronzing. Neither of which I usually do very often, but this brush has definitely brought me around to it! I still don’t contour heavily, but the brush has a perfect texture for a subtle application of bronzer to add dimension. It seems sturdy and like it will last me forever too, which is great!

 

MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance

 

One thing I love about Ipsy is the opportunity to try products I never would have purchased for myself. I am not usually a high-end makeup shopper, but this product may just be a re-purchase! This primer doubles as a highlighter, adding a light shimmer and glow underneath your foundation. The formula is light and goes on feeling like a moisturizer. I’m kinda in love. Definitely recommend, especially if you’re into the glow-y highlighted look without all the blinding shimmer.

(Click the picture to shop!)

Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Feisty

 

Another new favorite, instantly. This blush, true to Tarte’s standard, is a perfect go-to shade. The color fits my skin tone, although it requires a little building on my darker undertone in order to really show up, But I like that it is not overpowering and can be worn very subtly. The shade feisty is perfect and wearable with almost any look! All in all, this is definitely another highly recommend.

(Click the picture to shop- Feisty is not currently stocked, but other AMAZING shades are!)

 

Nice work this month, Ipsy!

 

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