This month Ipsy showed up on 13th beating Birchbox and Beauty Box 5 by a couple of days. Of course I was unable to resist the temptation to pick at my Glam Room when it became available. Which for some reason happened only on 12th, not 10th of the month. So the contents of my bag was not a total surprise for me. However, shades of some items remained a mystery until I got the bag.
November bag contained:
– GlamGlow Treatment
– Starlooks Gem Eye Pencil in Ultra Orchid
– Cat Lip Paint in Mad Splatter
– be Detecteble hand cream by Cake Beauty in Coconut & Cream
– Be a Bombshell Shadow Base in Submissive (is there a single Ipster who didn’t get it this month?)
The silver bag with hot pink zipper is the least favorite one in my limited experience with Ipsy. Plus it leaves traces of glitter on my hands every time I touch it.
Starlooks pencil was sent out in two colors – Ultra Olive and Ultra Orchid. Even though, I’m slightly overwhelmed with purple eye liners that I recently received from my subscriptions, I’m glad Ipsy sent me the purple one, as the other one would not work for my green eyes. This pencil is very creamy and glides on easily. Unfortunately, it smudges and fades just as easily, and generates epic glitter fall out. Which is really disappointing, since I like the color. Despite its name this shade is very wearable. I’m currently experimenting with applying it over various shadow primers, and that seems to somewhat help with fading/fall out problem.
J Cat Lip paint was an interesting experience for me. The lip paint is very pigmented, and a little goes a long way. Applying small amount (literally a drop) results in stain-like matte finish. More liberal application results in glossy finish and a punch of color. Mad Splatter is not a color I would have picked for myself, but playing with it is fun. It may be a good color for a night out. The only thing I don’t like about this product is faint paint-like smell. By the way, getting it off my forearm was not an easy task.
Jury is still out on BaB shadow base. On one hand I’m a bit wary of this brand, after reading numerous bad reviews of their products. On the other, I like a chance to form my own opinion and I have a soft spot for shimmery nudes. I’ll give BaB shadow base benefit of a double, and experiment with it some more.
be Detecteble seems to be your average hand cream. When first applied it smells like a coconut, just as the name suggests, but in a few minutes the scent morphs into something utterly unpleasant.
I didn’t get a chance to try GlamGlow treatment yet, but I’m looking forward to that.
Bottom Line: a decent bag, but I can’t help, but feel that it could have been so much better.