Another bag that was just okay. I haven’t gotten a bag where I really loved all of the products in quite a long time. Looking at the other products offered this month, there are so many I would have loved to have gotten. Ipsy really needs to let us pick which products we want each month. Or at least let us pick some of them. They say that they go by your beauty preferences and reviews in order to pick your products, but I honestly think the whole thing is just randomized. Especially since they send me similar shades and products over and over again, even when I said I don’t like something.
I think Ipsy could have came up with something better for October/Halloween, but I do like the masquerade theme. I also like the red color. I think a vampire theme would have been cool though.
Murad: Essential-C Cleanser
I was so hoping for a cleanser this month since I’m running low, so I was so happy to see I was getting one. I really love this cleanser too! It has Vitamin C in it, and it has such a refreshing citrus smell. It also has a nice gel texture and seems to remove makeup and residue pretty well. I would definitely buy this again.
Buxom Cosmetics: Lip Polish (in shade Dolly)
I couldn’t wait to get this because I loved the color in the tube. It’s just the type of lip shade I would wear. However, once I put it on I discovered that it’s very sheer. It does have a slight tint, but it’s not very noticeable. It mostly looks like I’m just wearing clear gloss. It’s also a little sticky, which is why I’m not a big fan of glosses to begin with. This is supposed to be a lip plumper, but I didn’t really notice any change in my lips. Of course I never really do with lip plumpers. However, I do like this product for one reason. It has an intense cooling sensation on the lips. Not a stinging feeling like some plumpers have. This feels like you just put mint on your lips, and I love it.
Aphrodite: Olive Oil Deep Cleansing Face Mask
I love face masks, but this one didn’t really stand out to me. Although I’ve only used it once so far, so I definitely need to use it again. It didn’t dry my skin out, which is always a good sign. Along with olive oil, this mask also has witch hazel and aloe vera in it, which I love about it.
Nomad Cosmetics: Northern Lights Eyeshadow
This color looks gorgeous in the pan, but I didn’t really like this at all when I used it. I tried to use it on my lids, but it didn’t blend very well and looked kind of splotchy in spots. I think I’m just going to use this to wear under my eyes like an eyeliner from now on. Hopefully that will work out a little better for me.
Sundays: Nail Polish in No. 18
I don’t mind receiving nail polishes, and this one was pretty good quality. It lasted about four days before it started to chip, which is pretty good. With a lot of polishes, I find they will chip within a day or two. My only issue with this is on Ipsy’s end. They literally sent me the exact same shade (in another brand) last month. However, the two polishes do look different in the tubes. I received the Trust Fund Beauty last month, which appeared to be a brighter red. This one looked darker and more vampy. However, I applied them both to my nails just to see, and they are literally identical. You can’t tell which nail I put which on.