This month Ipsy really put together something special & very makeup related.With a bag of all makeup & one nail polish the value is way past the $10 the bag cost to purchase. Plus, this month we received 6 products. I think they added the EM by Michelle Phan as a kind of “extra” which was smart. I’ve seen lots of reviews on EM products, some favorable & some not so much so I was very interested in trying it for myself! Keep reading to see mini reviews & swatches of the items I received!
The items I received in the Ipsy November 2013 bag:
Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Lip Crayon in Hot Damn– I love lip pencils & automatic twist ups are my heart song. So easy to use! This is a very bright red shade & actually feels like more of a satin rather than a matte or glossy finish. This has some very fine shimmer in the formula as well which makes it appear more interesting. I actually like that this isn’t your expected holiday red.
Starlooks Gem Pencil in Topaz– This is a normal eyeliner pencil (as in you have to sharpen it) but it is super creamy & pigmented. I’m not sure why it is called topaz because it is definitely a silver…but whatever. This is a nice shade for the winter season & it applies without tugging. You can smudge it out so this might even make a nice base?
Nailtini Lacquer in Champagne– Another Nailtini! I actually enjoy getting nail polishes in my Ipsy bags so I look forward tot his. I love this shade, it is a champagne-ish rose gold. I haven’t applied this yet but it is a metallic with some ultra fine shimmer throughout. Pretty!
Pixi Beauty Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched– I wouldn’t call this a bronzer, even on my super fair skin. This is almost a slightly bronze shimmering finishing powder? I have no idea how I’m going to use this, it goes on super light but I don’t really reach for bronze-y highlights. This is going to take some thinking.
BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow in Aphrodite– I absolutely LOVE this shade, it is so pretty! This is a cranberry based burgundy baked eyeshadow that can be used wet or dry. I love the red tones that shine through & pink-ish shimmer when the light hits it. So lovely. I’d actually be interested in picking up this palette since the single is apparently from the full sized palette & they aren’t sold as singles.
EM Michelle Phan Creamy Color Classic Lipstick in Nude Lace– I was really excited when i saw I was receiving this lipstick in my IPSY preview but I was pretty bummed in person for one reason: wayyyy too brown for me! I don’t think I can pull this off without looking like a 90s reject because I’m so fair. Anyway, the basics: wonderfully creamy, very pigmented in one swipe, & the packaging feels very heavy & luxe. I’m impressed overall (good thing since it costs quite a bit!) but I wish I had gotten a shade I could use, probably something with more pink.
Swatches left to right: Em Michelle Phan Creamy Color Classic Lipstick in Nude Lace, Starlooks Gem Pencil in Topaz, Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Lip Crayon in Hot Damn, BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow in Aphrodite, & Pixi Beauty Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched.
Overall I’m really happy with the overall value of this bag. in case you aren’t familiar, Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription service that costs only $10. Please use my referral link if you choose to sign up, I really appreciate it! I think they did a nice job choosing products I’d use for a night out & throughout the holiday season. My least favorite thing about this month? I think the bag looks & feels super cheap…I won’t be using this. I consider this an “extra” though so it doesn’t phase me much.
What did you get in your Ipsy bag this month? Anything I should check out? Any products you want to see in a look or tutorial?