Alright everyone, this month I am on top of the November Ipsy Glam Bag! I was rather behind getting the October bag up but I resolved to get my November review up in the month I received it in. This bag was much better than the October Ipsy Glam Bag IMO, the curation suited my tastes a lot better and all the shades suited me — unlike last month’s brow gel!
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The November Ipsy Glam Bag
I particularly love the colour block pattern on the glam bag itself this month. The only thing I would change is the pink Ipsy zipper, it would be cuter with just a plain metal tab. I dunno, maybe that’s just a me thing. Anyways, the bag is cute but I’m going to have to donate another to make room for it!
Ipsy really needs an opt out feature that saves a dollar on the bag, I just have way too many!
The theme this month is Be Present.
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
A mini Tarte Shape Tape Concealer was my item of choice for November and I’m excited about it! I’ve been hearing people rave about Tarte Shape Tape for years, but I’ve never tried it myself. It’s an Ulta exclusive so Sephora has never stocked it. And due to Covid 19 the Ulta expansion into Canada has been put on hold, or else scrapped entirely. The only other way to get Shape Tape where I love is to order directly from Tarte, as far as I know.
This concealer is supposed to be great for cut creases and high coverage concealing in general. It also contains shea butter, mango seed butter, and licorice root extract for hydrating and smoothing the skin. I’ve been wearing it for about a week now and I’m really impressed with it! I was expecting it to be extra thick and heavy, like my current full coverage Covergirl Trublend Concealer but it’s not thick at all. Yay!
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Moisturizer
I’m almost certain I’ve tried the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Moisturizer before, but I can’t remember when. I’m hoping that it will be deeply nourishing because winter is sucking all the moisture out of my skin.
The formula is definitely lightweight, and it has almost a silk-like quality to it. Brands often seem to think that dry skin types should be using ultra thick, heavy face creams but I personally can’t stand them! I prefer gel type formulas, or light silky lotions like this! So far I’m enjoying it, but we’ll see if my skin becomes drier or more hydrated with extended use.
Complex Culture Overtime Contour Powder
Ooooooh a Bronzer!! It calls itself a contour powder but it’s warm enough against my skin that I would rather use it as a bronzer. For me contour products need to be cool toned to have the sculpting effect most people want from them. This cruelty free & vegan brand is completely new to me. They don’t appear to have a lot of products on their website.
This is definitely a sample mini, but it’s still a good size. The packaging feels cheap, especially in comparison to the carton it came in. The outer packaging was this grey cardboard carton with silver writing, which felt super fancy to me but the inside is just cheap plastic. I’m sure that it was intentional since this is a sample size.
Anyways, I love the shade, it’s not too orange and should be good for warming up my skin in the winter!
MOTD Cosmetics Perfect 10 Tapered Face Brush
Uhhh, ok Ipsy, I know I said I didn’t need any brushes but this brush is soooo soft! They were right, I love this! Even though my makeup brush collection is overflowing from it’s containers I still love a new fluffy face brush. One of these days I’ll have to go through and declutter old brushes I don’t need, but that day isn’t today.
This Tapered Face Brush from MOTD Cosmetics reminds me a lot of the Aesthetica brush I got from boxycharm in their Boxy Bash themed box back in May of 2018. I also featured the brush in a post about Holy Grail Products I discovered from Subscription Boxes, so you can imagine I’m thrilled to have a similar brush!
I love face brushes of this particular shape. You can use them for pretty much anything! Honestly I only use three or four face brushes. Don’t think that you need a million different brushes, you definitely don’t!
Kokie Cosmetics Soft Glow Highlighter
This is my first Kokie Cosmetics product! I have seen the brand around on instagram and on subscription box review blogs, but this is my first opportunity to try the brand. This is my third highlighter from Ipsy this year, and I love them all! Last month I got the Pure Nude highlighter from Ipsy, and in the June Glam Bag I got a gorgeous highlighter from Ofra. Keep em’ coming Ipsy, keep em’ coming.
This highlighter gives you a soft, diffused golden glow that I think is stunning. It doesn’t grab onto texture and can be layered or applied wet to build intensity. I’m a fan!
What did you get in your November Ipsy Glam Bag?
My Ipsy bag for November feels very sophisticated this month. I love that all these products go well together, sometimes the curation feels very random. My products are all centred around glowy flawless skin and I’m loving it!
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