Kat Stays Polished | Beauty Blog with a Dash of Life: September Ipsy Glam Bag: Makeup Look & Swatches

September Ipsy Glam Bag: Makeup Look & Swatches

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hey guys! I'm back with another Ipsy Glam bag! This time it was a TON of eye stuff, but I'm pretty okay with that. I can use everything so it wasn't a disappointment at all. As always, the breakdown of the products and value will be down below.

September 2013 Ipsy Bag

  • Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm - Big Apple: 0.14oz size for Ipsy | Full size is .16 oz: $19. I'm counting this as basically full size. It's going to last me FOREVER!
  • Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter crayon: Full Size is $18. This one looks to be almost full size but I'm not sure. Again, will last me forever.
  • Elizabeth Mott It's So Big Mascara: 4ml About $10 | Full Size 10ml $19.99
  • Nyx Single Eye Shadow Hollywood: Full Size $4.50
  • Starlooks Kohl Eye Pencil in Obsidian: Full Size $12
Basically, the total retail value of this bag is about $63.50...maybe $60 if the Chella is not full size. Again, completely WORTH my $10 this month.

Okay, so now for my thoughts on each of the products. I'll have a completed look as well as a video at the bottom of the post!

So, i was completely impressed with my Cailyn gel eye liner from my June Ipsy bag so I was hoping that this tinted lip balm would have the same payoff. It totally did! I applied this over a sheer lip balm and it stayed on for hours! I went out to dinner with some friends over the weekend. I had this product on for about 6 hours or so before my lips started peeling. I didn't have my sheer balm with me so I couldn't moisturize. Still, this lasted a lot longer than any other lip product I own.

September 2013 Ipsy Bag - Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm

I don't have a highlighter pencil or product so I was happy to get this one in my bag. It goes on smooth and it blends out nicely. Because you don't need much of this, it's going to last you a while, even if you use it every single day.

September 2013 Ipsy Bag - Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter

I don't yet have a GREAT volumizing mascara. This one appears to have a fibrous formula which will lengthen and volumize your lashes. It did that, for sure, but I don't think this one is waterproof. I have an issue with mascaras that aren't waterproof. For whatever reason, I NEED my mascaras to be waterproof always.

September 2013 Ipsy Bag - Elizabeth Mott It's So Big Mascara

I love Nyx products, but the color payoff with this one is close to nil. I will use this more as a highlighting color or for my inner corners. It has an amazing amount of SPARKLE, but the opacity sucks.

September 2013 Ipsy Bag - Nyx Eye Shadow Hollywood

Finally, my Starlooks kohl eye pencil. It surprisingly went on fairly smooth for me. It didn't take long to line my lash line and I didn't have gaps or pulling. It might be a pain to have to sharpen this after so many uses, but hey, when I want soft and smoky eyes, I'll turn to this pencil right here.

September 2013 Ipsy Bag - Starlooks Eye Pencil Obsidian

So that's it for the products! I created a very quick look with all of this so be sure to check it out!

Watch the video to find out how I got this look using ALL the products in my bag this month!

What's your favorite item from this month?

If you're convinced that this is a GREAT deal each month, join me and the rest of the Ipsy community HERE.

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  1. Neat bag! The lip balm is so cool, I like how the lip brush is in the lid! haha

    xo Maddy

    1. Yes! So convenient! You just have to remember to wash it! =)


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