Review: Ipsy December Glam Bag

Hope everyone had a nice holiday!

Today I’m back to work so I thought I would start my day by doing a review on my December ipsy bag.

This month I received:

  • Rodial GlamoLash Mascara XXL
  • Luxie Brush Precision Shader Onyx 239
  • Smashbox Always On Gel Liner in “Fishnet”
  • Pixi by Petra Mesmerizing Mineral Duo in “Orchid Ornament”
  • Skyn Iceland HydroCool Firming Eye Gels *Redeemed points for*
  • First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser

Rodial Mascara

Description: 

  • Besides delivering major volume, it’s made with beeswax to condition your lashes, collagen for shine, and carnauba wax to prevent the formula from clumping when you apply.

  • The rich, black color goes on smooth and keeps your lashes lifted for hours (no need to reapply).

  • The bristles are designed to grab onto every lash, and coat them in color from root to tip.

Review:

I had never heard of this brand prior to getting this.  I can’t say I’m very impressed with it.  It doesn’t do much, even with lash primer.  It goes on very light, and I like a big thick fat bold lash!  Ended up giving this away!

Pixi by Petra Eyeshadow Duo

Description:

  • It’s got two shadows made with super-fine minerals that reflect light and make imperfections hard to see.

  • Want to amp up your look at night? Just add water. These silky pigments get intensified when applied wet.

  • Orchid Ornament is a peachy champagne shade paired with a shimmery plum—and they’re both inspired by gemstones.

Review:

I have seen this brand a lot at Target, but never tried anything before.  I really like this little duo, the shades are very easily blended and smooth!  I use it for a “lazy” makeup day when I don’t feel like going all out!

Luxie Precision Shading Brush #239

Description:

  • This angled brush helps you evenly blend shadow into your crease (try using it in a windshield wiper motion), making a smoky eye easier than ever.

  • OK, it works like a dream, but it also looks amazing. How chic is that onyx handle?

  • The super soft bristles are synthetic, so no furry friends were harmed in the making of your fluffy new brush.

Review:

I’m never a complainer when it comes to brushes!  I like to use this one for adding shadow to the outer crease and blending it out.  It’s soft, but firm enough to pack on shadow!   I really like Luxie brushes, and have a couple in my arsenal already and they don’t disappoint.

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Smashbox Always On Gel Liner

Description:

  • You know how some longwear eyeliners are insanely hard to blend? Not this one. It glides on smooth and stays creamy just long enough to smudge with abandon.

  • It lasts a full 24 hours. We lined our eyes in the AM, amped it up in the PM, and still looked gorgeous and smoky ‘til 2AM pizza.

  • We’re not crying, you’re crying (aka it’s waterproof) and will def stay put through your next rom-com marathon.

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Review:

This is literally the 10th black eyeliner pencil I’ve received.  I used it on my lower waterline, and it doesn’t glide on easily in my  opinion.  I like Smashbox, don’t get me wrong, but this is better for using as a lid liner for making a cat eye- it’s easy to wing out and stays put!  I usually prefer using a gel liner with a brush and don’t usually use pencils for my daily look, but this is pretty good!

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser

Description:

  • We’re obsessed with this super gentle (but hard-working) cleanser that refreshes, removes makeup, and digs deep to clear out our pores.

  • It’s infused with a botanical antioxidant blend that won’t leave your face with that uncomfy tight feeling.

  • The whipped formula is fragrance-free and fab for all skin types (yes, even sensitive!).

Review:

OH YES!  I am in love with this face wash!!!  This stuff suds up easily, which if you have been reading my reviews, you already know that I love super sudsy cleansers.  It is truly unscented too, which I like because even with Clinique and Philosophy’s cleansers they all claim to be unscented, yet still have some kinda weird smell to them. It makes my face feel oh so clean and soft.  I may end up buying this full size when I run out!

The Bag

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I think this month’s bag is gorgeous.  So frosty looking and sparkly!  I use all of these pouches for everything, and they really come in handy for carrying your license and keys when you are out and about!

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