October Ipsy Glam Bag First Impressions

Hello, hello!

My Glam Bag only arrived last week, and to be honest, I was a little underwhelmed this month by its contents. The bag itself, however, is super cute and I love it!

Ipsy Glam Bag Oct 2016

This month’s bag was designed by Valfré – I really love this month’s bag! Onto the unbagging!

Ipsy Glam Bag Oct 2016

The first product is the Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil. I was super excited about this one since I’ve yet to try a cleansing oil that I haven’t liked! I’ll be testing this out in about two weeks (or so) as I’m currently taking a slight break from testing new facial skincare products. Here’s what it says on the Ipsy website:

Come into bloom. Nutrient-rich camellia oil from the Goto Islands moisturizes as it removes makeup and cleanses. That’s what we call flower power.

  • Ready for liftoff. Leaves no residue behind whatsoever.
  • Rice bran oil hydrates and makes skin feel silky.
  • Just say no to irritation. Mild enough for all skin types.

This is a cruelty-free brand according to my research.

Ipsy Glam Bag Oct 2016

The second product is the Ciaté London Fierce Flicks Eyeliner. I guess that I doomed myself into getting a black eyeliner every month because I had originally said that you can’t have too many black eyeliners. I’ll be passing this onto someone who will use it as I already have too many black liquid eyeliners (that I rarely wear). Here’s what it says on the Ipsy website:

The little black dress of liners. One sweep of this intensely dark shade is all you need to create a chic look. Easy to apply and goes with everything.

  • Exacting standards. Precision felt tip makes drawing thin or winging out simple.

  • It’s not going anywhere, thanks to the long-lasting and budge-proof formula.

  • Keep it smooth. Glides on, even over eye shadows.

This is a cruelty free brand according to my research.

Ipsy Glam Bag Oct 2016

The third product is VINTAGE by Jessica Liebeskind Brighten and Define Eyeshadow Palette in Vanilla / Espresso. This “palette” is tiny. I already have similar colours so I’ll probably pass this onto someone who will use it. Here’s what it says on the Ipsy website:

Black and white and pretty all over. Two matte shadows that really make our eyes pop. If we had to pack only one palette, this would be it. #Essential

  • The softer side. Velvety texture glides onto lids.
  • Add some sweetness. Creamy vanilla shade brightens.
  • Double up on espresso. Deep brown-black creates the perfect lines.
This brand seems to be cruelty free based on my research.
Ipsy Glam Bag Oct 2016
The fourth product is the Lovely Sarah Jessica Parker Fragrance Rollerball. Description is taken from the Ipsy website:

Every girl’s dream. Whether we’re feeling like a Carrie, a Miranda, a Samantha or a Charlotte—this silky white amber scent is just our type.

  • Feminine and a bit fantastic. Goes from office hours to after hours.

  • Top notes of mandarin, bergamot and rosewood set a dreamy tone.

  • Patchouli, cedarwood, white amber and orchid release the sultry side.
The description sounds like a scent that I would love. But there is something about this fragrance that my nose does not like. I’ll be passing this one onto someone who will use it.
 Ipsy Glam Bag Oct 2016
The fifth and final product is the TrèStiQue Matte Lip Crayon in shade Belize Bordeaux. Description is taken from the Ipsy website:

Lips on lock. Creamy and lightweight formula glides on smoothly and leaves a long-lasting matte finish. Our go-to for a perfect pout.

  • Super cute cap is made to stay put—so the color doesn’t dry out
  • Won’t emphasize lines or imperfections on lips (like many other crayons do)
Belize Bordeaux is a lovely matte wine shade. I do find it to be a little drying, but still wearable with a bit of lip balm added once it starts to feel dry.
This brand seems to be cruelty free based on my research.
Ipsy Glam Bag Oct 2016
Overall, this month’s bag was underwhelming for me. I am only excited about the bag itself and the Tatcha Cleansing Oil. The TrèStiQue Lip Crayon is ok, but the other three products (Ciaté Eyeliner, Lovely SJP Rollerball and Vintage by Jessica Liebeskind) will be passed on to someone who will use them.
I am happy that Ipsy seems to be mostly sending brands that seem to be cruelty free based on my research. *If you know any brand research is incorrect, please let me know, so I can correct my info*
Were you happy with this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag?
Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!
Disclosure: I pay for this subscription.


36 thoughts on “October Ipsy Glam Bag First Impressions

  1. I loved the bag this month, too. Sorry you can’t use a bunch of stuff in yours (those black eyeliners! haha). I like the look of that Tatcha oil, though! Fingers crossed next month’s will be great!

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  2. Ooh interested to hear about the Tatch cleansing oil. I don’t like the brand but I’m curious about how the product performs.
    You’re right, the only other thing I like is the pouch itself!

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  3. I guess you CAN have too many eyeliners! Sorry that you didn’t like your bag. I would be underwhelmed too. Maybe next month is better – usually bags closer to the holiday are good.

    How cute is your little devil! He’s my favourite part of this unboxing and he didn’t even come with the bag!

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