Beauty Review: November Ipsy Bag

Beauty Review: November Ipsy Bag | Writing Between Pauses

This month's Ipsy bag is probably my favorite ever. I love this bag. The physical bag itself, actually: mustard yellow with a beautiful, glittery gold accent. It's much larger than the past few bags and I can see myself genuinely using it for travel. 

I also loved every single thing in my bag. Some were bigger winners than others, but there is nothing in this month's bag that I would not want to use. Let's dive in! 

1. Naked Cosmetics Loose Pigments Mother Nature #06 ($14.95 value)

This is a loose pigment eye shadow. Not my favorite way to wear eye shadow, to be perfectly honest! I find loose pigments to be incredibly, unnecessarily messy. However, this color is really pretty. It's kind of hard to describe; in the tin, it looks dark brown, but once you start layering it on, it's not very dark and is more of an iridescent copper color with a aqua blue shift. It's very pretty! It's definitely not an "I would wear that every day!" color because it is so hard to work with, but I do genuinely like it. I've been using it to highlight my inner corner when I go for darker eyeshadow looks.  

2. Crown Brush C141 Chisel Brush ($5.69 value) 

I just told Danny the other day that I needed a new blush brush--and look what's arrived! This is a pretty dense, medium sized brush that would be perfect for subtle contouring and applying blushes. I've stopped contouring recently (just so much work!) so I've been using this for blush; it gives me a lot of control over blush and the bristles are soft enough to blend well. 

3. SKYN Iceland Berry Lip Fix ($14 value) 

I love a good lip balm (even though I do suspect lip balms are a conspiracy to make us spend money). This one is especially lovely because it has a wonderful berry scent. It is very thick and long lasting as well. I had a pretty bad cold this past week and I've been dabbing this on the skin underneath my nose to help it heal; it has been doing wonders! 

4. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Feisty ($29 value)  

I love Tarte blushes so I was so excited to see this in my bag! I have the shade Paaarty (which was in the free Sephora birthday gift this year) and now I have Feisty. Feisty is a warm, tan color. Definitely more of a summer, bronzey look, but still lovely when mixed with a darker, more purple shade. Tarte blushes are so long lasting and creamy, it's really hard to go wrong with them! 

5. ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Satin Lip in Calypso ($6 value) 

I'm a sucker for a liquid lip, so you won't be surprised to learn that this is my absolute favorite thing in the bag! Calypso is a dark, pink-tan shade that is so, so pretty; it dries down so smooth and lovely. It's not transfer proof, but it does look amazing on. I was so nervous about which shade I would receive, but I'm so happy with Calypso; it's the perfect lip to replace my summer favorite (Wet'n'Wild Liquid Catsuit in Rebel Rose).

Final Thoughts

All in all, this month's bag is valued at $69.64. That's pretty good for a $10 subscription! As well, I like nearly everything in the bag! I would honestly repurchase any of these things, except perhaps the loose pigment eyeshadow; that is something that I would probably try to find in a dupe version!  

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