Friday, November 15, 2013

Ipsy, Is It Worth It? November 2013

Welcome back to my blog where today we are discussing November's Ipsy bag. If you aren't aware Ipsy is a monthly subscription service priced at $10 per month. However, the value is always more than $10. The theme of this month's Ipsy bag is Glam It Up which is well suited to the upcoming party season. 

The first product is the Pixi Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched which is a great shade for my seriously fair complexion. It's great for giving my entire face a little color but it's a bit to shimmery for a contour. As you can clearly see this color is not orange at all and do not look muddy. Great bronzer and generous 3.2g size. The full 10.21g size sells for $18.00 and comes with a kabuki brush. I will guestimate a value of $5.00 since it did not come with a kabuki. 

Pixi Subtly Suntouched Top with Flash; Bottom without

Next is the full size Starlooks Gem Eye Pencil in Amethyst. It is such an amazing shimmery purple which is simply stunning. This gorgeous pencil is valued at $14.00

 HSI Professional Argan Oil Leave In Hair Treatment makes your hair silky and shiny. It also is a great thermal protector. A 2 oz. bottle sells for $29.99 making this 5 ml size $2.54.

Caviar Cocktail by Nailtini is a stunning shimmery gunmetal grey perfect for pairing with the seasons rich jewel tones. I am looking forward to this color gracing my nails. This full size product is valued at $13.00

Next up is probably the most disappointing product of the bunch em Lipstick in Cupcake Pink. Let me clarify, the lipstick itself feels great on the lips. It's creamy and smooth; yet, doesn't feel to heavy. The problem is that the pigmentation isn't all that great. It took 7-8 swipes to get the swatch on the left. Poor pigmentation is probably for the best as this color is not well suited to me. Keep in mind that I have an extremely fair complexion and this color is much to light for me. I am hoping to be able to wear it over a deeper lipstick since it does have a great shine to it. This full size item retails for $16.50 

The sixth and final item is the Be a Bombshell Lip Crayon in Shameless is a deep berry shimmer which is absolutely perfect for fall and winter. this formula is creamy and slightly sheer but can easily be built up to a beautiful opaque color in a couple of swipes. This full size lip crayon sells for $14.00. 

The grand total of this month's Ipsy bag is $65.04! Completely amazing for a $10 subscription. Ipsy you knocked it out of the ball park this month!! Thanks for an amazing bag! 

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