Alter Ego: Ipsy's October 2015 Glam Bag

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Hey everyone,

Today's blog post I'm going to be sharing with you Ipsy's October glam bag: Alter Ego.


This month glam bag was called Alter Ego so you can explore the other side of you. It feature products from It Cosmetics, The Balm, Nourish Organic, Beauty Without Cruelty, Nourish Organic, Royal and Langnickel, Aurora, MicaBeauty, Touch in Sol, Pur~Lisse, Vasanti Cosmetics, Dr. Bandt Skin Care, Lavanila Laboratories, Ayres, Coastal Scents, Aromachology, Skone Cosmetics, Eau Thermale Avene, Crown Brush, Hey Honey, Laura Geller New York, Delectable, KBShimmer, Peter Lamas, It Hair Care, Eva NYC, Girlacktik Beauty, LeeAnni Eco, Tarte, Balanced Guru, Emite Makeup, and Dose. 

October 15 Glam Bag: Alter Ego 

The products I got were Royal and Langnickel standard eyeshadow shade brush, The Balm Cosmetics Meet Matte long lasting liquid lipstick in Committed, Beauty Without Cruelty no scent body and hand lotion, It Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5 in 1 mascara, and Nourish Organic pure hydrating argan face serum. 

It Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5 in 1 mascara

The first product I got was It Cosmetics Hello Lashes 5 in 1 mascara. It's shown to increase the volume of your lashes by 430%. It's supposed to cover your mascara, primer, growth serum, tint, and curler. The want is create so you can separate your lashes while giving them lift and oophm. It even has a ball on the tip so that you can get the smallest of your lashes or bottom lashes. I love this mascara. I already fell in love with It Cosmetics after going to Generation Beauty. I've tried their 3 in 1 tightline mascara and I was very impressed. This mascara definitely didn't let me down. Take it from someone who has very thin, sparse, and short lashes. The mascara definitely gave me volume and length so it was actually noticeable when I put on my sort of thick eyeliner as well. I always have trouble finding a mascara that actually shows my lashes, but I was surprised with how well my lashes came to life when I used this product. It's definitely a product that I incorporated into my everyday makeup routine.

Beauty Without Cruelty Fragrance Free Body and Hand Lotion 

The next product I got was this Beauty Without Cruelty Fragrance Free Body and Hand Lotion. This lotion contains Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Kukui Nut OIl, and Aloe Vera just to name to a few things. It's intended to moisturize, soften, and protect your skin. It's 100% vegan, cruelty and paraben free. If you want, you can even add your own essential oils to your lotion to give it a sweet scent. I love this lotion because it's perfect to take with you to class so you're not constantly smelling the room up with your product when you need to moisturize your hands. It's not too oil or too thick either so it applies very smooth and leaves your hands and bottom feeling like a baby's bottom.

Royal and Langnickel Eyeshadow Shader Brush 
The third product I got was this Royal and Langnickel Eyeshadow Shader Brush. These brushes are always color and they are 100% vegan. The are water resistant handles that even have a no slip grip! Talk about easy application ;). They're synthetic brushes that you can even use wet or dry, how awesome is that! What I love about this brush is that it isn't too fluffy. The brush overall is a little flat but it has enough bristles that you can pick up even cream eyeshadows too! I used this to apply a cream shadow on my lower lash liner for my Alter Ego look. I was able to get enough product AND apply it well. Using a patting motion helped get the payoff color very well and it was so easy to clean afterwards. I just use a little bit of baby shampoo and extra virgin olive oil.

The Balm Meet Matte Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Committed

The fourth product I got was The Balm long lasting liquid lipstick in Committed. Let me first start off by saying this isn't the best formula that I've used for liquid lipsticks. To me, it took a lot longer to dry and it had a little bit of a sticky appearance to it. It wasn't my favorite but I did really love the color. This lipstick is intended to be long wear. It has a vanilla mint flavor which smells really good. You're also able to build up the color payoff that you want. This is a pinky nude lipstick color.

Nourish Organic Argan Face Serum
The last product I got was from Nourish Organic and it's their Argan Face Serum. I never really used a serum before so I was very excited to try this! This is not only a serum but it's also intended to really hydrate your face. The Moroccan Argan oil is intended to hydrate your skin, apricot kernel oil is intended to moisturize and soften your skin, while the rose hip oil smooths the texture of your skin AND helps to even out your tone. This product is Vegan, fragrance free, and gluten free. It's also intended to brighten your skin tone, even it out, and smooth your texture. My best tip for this is to make sure you use it on a cotton ball or cotton pad. I never used a serum before so when I went to use it, it just came pouring out of the container. I would highly recommend using something to apply this to your face instead of using your hands. I loved how it made my skin feel and I used this underneath my makeup to give me a great hydrating barrier before my makeup. I don't really know how to use a serum but I'm going to start using it at night to hydrate my skin.

This was the look I came up with using all my products. As you can see the lipstick is a very nice nudish but pink lip. I used to shadow brush to apply the blue cream eyeshadow on my lower lash line. I also used It Cosmetics mascara on both my lashes and my lowers lashes but my eyeliner is pretty thick so you can't see it. This was an Alter Ego look for me because I tend to stay away from too much color especially on the eyes. I'm used to just wearing a winged eye and some dark or red lipstick. This time however, I really tried to incorporate more color by using the pink lipstick and the aqua cream shadow. This is also an Alter Ego look for me because it a different style for me. My style is more classic but with a modern twist to it so it was definitely fun to do. I loved all the products in my glam bag and I really loved this month's theme. It was perfect for me to try out new brands and I just love how great Ipsy is. Remember you can sign for Ipsy by going to their site. It's only $10 a month and you get a great glam bag too. I forgot to mention, the bag is gold on one side and a shiny black on the other. The bags also reflect the theme of the month and that's the best part. So from one beauty lover to another, see you soon! 

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