First let me say, beauty subscriptions are amazinggg!! It allows us to be able to try products from various brands at a very affordable cost; so basically if you are really into beauty products, you will save a whole lot by subscribing.
Also, I am talking various brands in makeup, hair and skincare etc; from around the world. If that’s not enough, I will say this, “it feels like opening up a present to yourself every month”. Once we discover new brands, we discover new favourites, allowing us to perfect our look.
That being said, let’s get into the December Ipsy Glambag review. Now, I know it’s way late but let’s blame that on shipping and the holiday madness.
The Makeup Bag
As an Ipsy subscriber, every month you will receive a Glambag (basically a makeup bag). December’s bag was cute, it lived up to it’s wintry theme. Lovely material coloured in silver with a strip of glitter at the top and finished by a teal zipper. It’s simple, classy and elegant and I definitely see myself using this bag.
The OFRA long lasting liquid lipstick in Ipsy UNZIPPED.
The most amazing thing about this lipstick is the 30% off code I received to use at OFRA cosmetics. Now, this lipstick reminded me of my Huda Beauty Liquid Matte lipstick in Gossip Girl. They are both rose pink, which compliments my complexion quite nicely. However, I have to say, this lipstick sadly does not live up to its long wear name tag, the Huda Beauty Lipstick does this much better. On the plus side though, it’s very lightweight, while wearing it I forgot I was wearing lipstick and the smell is great.
Glamour Dolls x Lisa Frank Stargazing Shimmering Eyeshadow
I have never used anything from Glamour Dolls but I believe that a collaboration with Lisa Frank is a brilliant idea. It really brings the theme of glamour alive. For those of you who don’t know who Lisa Frank is, gooogle it. This eye shadow is amazing, very lightweight and super pigmented. It’s also a very good quality and there is no flaking. While I am not into single eye shadows, I will definitely be wearing this, especially at the inner corners of my eyes. As a bonus, I really do believe it can be used as a highlighter. Oh and this product is cruelty free.
Trestique mini brow pencil in espresso
For all you brown gals, this colour is perfect for your brows. It’s a very sleek looking roll up pencil and the product has just the right density. This brow pencil makes your brows look very natural and it’s easy to apply. I definitely see myself purchasing the full size in this pencil. Now, if you already have dense brows, just pass on the pencil.
Smashbox always on gel eyeliner in fishnet
Super creamy, pigmented and easy to apply. I love this eyeliner but I don’t like the fact that I have to use a sharpener. A roll up version of this eyeliner would add so much to this product. However, it’s long wear and doesn’t smudge very easily.
Quai Hair oil
I am caught in the middle with this product. While it’s producers boasted about the smell, I am not sure what they were talking about. I guess, it has a very mild flowery smell, kind of like a water nut lily. Now I gotta say, I am not too much into flowery smells, it raises my sinus. However, it really puts my hair in its place. Super moisturizing and very lightweight, this oil feels a bit like condom lubricant.
Overall, I liked my December bag and I found a favourite item, the trestique brow pencil and I’ll be thinking about the Smashbox eyeliner.