My First Ipsy Glam Bag

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I am the first to admit that makeup is not my thing. Fashion I get – makeup, I’m trying. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate makeup, when it does work out for me. I am no makeup artist, but with my very first Ipsy Glam Bag arriving in the mail, I wanted to try my skills with it.

Here is my review of the October Ipsy bag.

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First I started with the Hey Honey Come Clean mineral face scrub. As per directions, I put it all over my face and then added water. This turned the scrub (which feels like something you would put on in a spa) into a lotion. After massaging this in for one minute, I rinsed it off with cool water. My face felt incredible afterwards.

Second I put on my favourite, and daily, face primer, Step 1 by Make Up For Ever. I then put on my concealer by Sephora to hide some of my imperfections. To smooth it all over I used my Laura Mercier powder foundation, which I put on with my Sephora foundation brush.

Next step was trying out the Touch in Sol Browza eyebrow brush and pencil from my glam bag. I first brushed my eyebrows to find out where they needed to be filled the most. I then filled the thinner parts. I usually use a powder in my eyebrows, so I found that the pencil was harder to use.

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To stay with my every day routine I used my Urban Decay Naked Basics palate to apply a subtle smokey eye.

I am quite pale so to give some colour to my face I use my MAC Bite of an Apple matte blush (from their Disney collection) and top my face off with Benefit Hoola bronzing powder. I use the bronzing powder on my T-zone, as well as my cheeks, on top on the blush. I only use a touch of each so that it doesn’t look noticeably fake.

To finish off my eyes, I switched from my usual Benefit BADgal mascara to try Hello Lashes mascara by IT Cosmetics. I loved this mascara because the brush had different angles to reach every eyelash. Another plus was the handle was spongy so if you have a tight grip, the lid won’t hurt your hand.

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Lastly, I tried theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes liquid lipstick. I really liked the consistency of this lipstick. It wasn’t too runny but wasn’t too sticky either. It dried right away and felt weightless. The colour (committed) was great too!

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If you’re a fan of make-up, or you’re just starting to play around with it. I highly recommend signing up for a monthly Ipsy Glam Bag.

While I had so much fun playing with new makeup, Benefit products are still my first choice. What is your favourite makeup brand?

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