I love receiving my Ipsy Glam Bag every month. It’s kind of addictive, especially when you’re frugal and want to enjoy little luxuries. 😉 Every Glam Bag comes with items that are supposed to work best for your skin or complexion. They can be hit or miss, but I don’t mind. I’ve found products I love enough to buy and products I’ve actually thrown away because they were too far off the mark for me. Here’s a look at what came in my September Glam Bag.
THE CRÈME SHOP 2-in-1 Facial Foam Cleanser
I wanted to like this cleanser, because foam generally works well for cleaning my oily skin. Unfortunately, this product left a filmy residue. Not a product for me, or people with oily skin in general, but maybe for someone else!
ELIZABETH MOTT Face Primer
This product works perfectly to prepare, prime, and smooth skin for make-up. I smoothed it on, waited a few moments, and then on went the makeup. It lasted throughout an event I attended and kept my skin surprisingly matte, which I LOVE. Especially considering I was walking around in 90-degree heat and have oily skin, keeping it from going shiny is a feat few other products have achieved. This product is a keeper.
LXMI Créme Du Nil
Looks, feels, and smells like your grandmother’s moisturizer. This stuff is far too rich for oily skin like mine. I really wanted to like it, but it’s thick and heavy. Just ‘too much moisturizer’ for what I need, but probably better for someone with skin that needs this kind of hydration.
KATHERINE COSMETICS Eyeshadow in Espresso
Love, love, love this shade! It’s the perfect brown – a medium brown that you can blend to be a bit more sheer or make darker. Gives a nice, subtle crease shadow as well as color along the lid. Works for both day or night. Nice if you want the smokey eye look, but don’t like to use gray or go too dark.
LUXIE BEAUTY Wonder Woman Detail Tapered Blender 140
What a fabulous brush. It’s perfect for blending concealer under the eyes. The bristles are soft, yet firm thanks to the tapered texture. Also great for blending in other smaller areas.
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