November 27, 2012

2012 November Ipsy/ MyGlam Bag Review

This is my second month with Ipsy and I have never been excited on what will come the next month, and the next, and the next! There's just so much make-up for the price of $10! 
*They started this month to ship to Canada, and I think they get theirs at $15/month which is still a bargain for the sample products in the bag!
Ipsy made it very interactive with its Ipsy members by giving you your own profile at their site: There you will find Challenges that is related to what you received in your bag for the month. Every month are different challenges that can win you more beauty products! It really brings out the make-up fiend in you! 
I am no make-up pro but I recently just started building my make-up collection and learning a few tricks that I have learned from my fave beauty gurus on Youtube. And Ipsy is the place where I get to share and find tips and tricks on make-up, nails, hair and whatevers in trend with other Ipsy members! 
I can sum up Ipsy as the place for Make-up/ Beauty Lovers! Everybody here is encouraged to show their own style and their individual beauty.
On to this month's beauty bag! They themed this month's "Party Perfect", which was great timing since I had a wedding party to attend to during the Thanksgiving weekend, and this bag was very handy. I left the brown bag at home since it looked cheaply made, but it's good to store my lips in my drawer!

Chella Defining Eyebrow Gel: OMG! There is such a big difference with a brow that isn't defined and filled in, and a brow that is well groomed! I have noticed on my pictures how my eyebrows looked great and  just picture perfect! This clear gel did an awesome job keeping my bushy eyebrows in place all night. This is defnitely one step I would not miss when I go get ready for a night or day out!

For the wedding, I went for a "retro-glam" Look. With my perfect groomed eyebrows I just went for a simple cat-eye and a touch of smokey eye. With the help of. . .
TheBalm Meet Matt(e) sample eyeshadow in "Matt Batali": which was a dark gray shade, it helped me capture that smokey matte eye look which I didn't want to be overpowering since I wanted my lips to stand out that night. This sample came in a cute little case that has a magnetic closure just like how their palettes come! This is great to have when travelling or just need a touch-up so it's good for the make-up bag!

Starlet Intense Eyeliner in Black: Came in handy when I was tight lining my upper and lower water lines. This was also great to do a subtle smoke on the eyes. Just draw a line on the upper lid and smudge, and whatevers left on the brush can be smudged on the bottom part of the eyes!  

To finish my look for the night, I went for the Dark Red Lips, which is the trend for the Fall. I have always been a fan of dark red lips since I have dark pigmented lips the nude or pink lipsticks don't look good on me. With my tan complexion, a dark red lips looks more natural for me. Plus it makes me look more glammed and sophisticated =) After putting my favorite lip product of the moment: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in Crush, I added the. . .
bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Daredevil: This leaves a slight tint of that dark red on your lips. And the shine was just perfect to help my lips stand out on my look. I'm never a fan of lip glosses because of the tacky feel to them but you don't get that with this lip product. It actually leaves a minty or cooling effect on my lips which I loved. Throughout the night though, I had to retouch my lips since it is not long lasting. 

Unfortunately, most of the pictures that night were all taken under a dimmed lit room, my make-up doesn't show well =( The best one I found is this: 
 *not the most flattering angle but im loving my eyebrows here and my lips* this is my first time trying out this night out look and i'm loving it! 
Last thing in the bag was a Nailtini Nail Lacquer in Millionaire: I love this polish! It's my first glitter polish! This had mostly gold little tinsels in it, with a few red and teal ones. It's like a New Year's Eve confetti in a bottle! It was  overwhelming to see all my nails on glitter so I came up with this look to help me transition to an all-glittered nails =) I just added some oomph to my favorite polka dot nail look by dotting some of this polish right in the middle of the big dots and add small dots all around the nail. Top coat is your friend here to keep the look last longer.

Overall, I love this bag! These products are so versatile, I can use them with my everyday look; use them when I go travel; use for touch-ups for a day-to-night look or give my look a little glitter or "oomph" if I'm feeling bold and daring that day. 

I forgot to mention with every Ipsy monthly bag, they include a card with discount codes on the products from that month if you are interested to purchase full size of those products. I unfortunately threw out my card already but if you click on the product names above it should take you to the Ipsy page where they have the discount codes, and I will try to do this with every blog review of my Ipsy bags from now on so you can all check out the discount codes if you're interested in purchasing one! "Sharing is caring!" I am not sure how long the discounts are since I haven't really tried to purchase one yet. I am very satisfied with my samples that I have been receiving that's why I haven't really bought any full sized products of these great brands! *I do regret not getting the full Meet Matt(e) Palette but I'm over it! 

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