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October 4, 2014

ipsy glam bag review | september.

pacifica eye liner pencil 'gun metal' // cailyn art touch tinted lip gloss 'basic instinct' // nyx hot singles eye shadow 'addiction' // crown brush infinity shadow/crease duo brush // alterna hair care caviar cc cream 10-in-1 complete correctionThis month's bag was kind of a rocker chick theme, which worked out in most ways for me though I wear simple makeup. The eye liner pencil is a really nice gun metal grey color (hence the name), which I think will look really great smudged out as a top liner, and it's super creamy so that should be easy to achieve. The lip gloss isn't exactly my color but it's a nice formula so I'll probably find some way to wear it, possibly over top of something else. The CC cream smells delish and seems like it will be a good hair mask/leave in based on what it claims it does (locks in moisture, heat protects, softening, anti-breakage, etc.), which are all things that my poor, thin hair needs. The brush is a welcome addition to my collection because it's dual sided, soft, and you can really never have too many shadow brushes, especially when you're too lazy to clean them often (watch this video to see how I clean mine). And finally, the NYX shadow is the only thing that I'm a bit disappointed in. I don't love the shade at all, which annoys me because I've done the ipsy profiling thing a million times and there's no reason why they should be under the impression that I'd ever put a coppery purple eyeshadow on myself, but in general, the NYX shadows aren't even that great. They're buildable, but kind of chalky and not very pigmented. An okay bag all things considered, but I'm starting to feel like my ipsy love may be coming to a close after almost a year of monthly bags.

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