This month Ipsy has created a beauty bag with out of this world products. The stars of this month are Luxie 524T brush, Pur-lisse Blue Lotus Balancing Moisturizer, ADESSE New York Organic infused nail treatment, Elizabeth Mott Colour is BAE lip lacquer and Too Faced better than sex mascara. A beautiful galaxy themed bag was included to hold all the universe in. I usually wait till the end of the review to show how much this bag was worth in Canadian Dollars, this month I'm too excited so I'm dropping it now. Rockstarlet bag with these products is worth a whopping $107.00 CAN with the current exchange rate!! Let's get into the break down shall we?
Luxie 524T Brush | Rose Gold Duo Fibre Brush- This brush is made of synthetic hypoallergenic hairs that are super soft to the touch. The aesthetic design is very eye catching with the pale pink handle attached to the rose gold ferrule. Designed to work with cream, powder and liquids to obtain a desirable application. Luxie is vegan and cruelty free, while providing a wide variety of brushes and eye makeup to choose from. I personally will be using this brush with my highlighters. The size makes it convenient for traveling. They have coated the hairs with an anti bacterial solution to keep the build up at bay. I still recommend cleaning your brushes to keep them in good condition. Full retail value $24.13 CAN
Pur-lisse Blue Lotus Balancing Moisturizer- Suitable for all skin types with the recommendation for normal, dry and sensitive. Perfect for this mid November time of year, my skin tends to be a combination of all three coming into winter. Does anyone else have the same problem in November? This moisturizer's main function is fine line prevention. Key ingredients include blue lotus a antioxidant known for its anti inflammatory benefits. Vitamin E to improve skin texture and premature ageing. White tea to add anti bacterial properties keeping acne at bay and help smooth the skin thats raised. To retain moisture on dry skin it also contains french marine plants. Use this day and night after cleansing for best results. Full retail value- $55.00 USD/ 50 ml = $78.87 CAN size in bag was 15ml making it $16.50 USD/ $22.20 CAN
ADESSE New York Organic Infused Nail Treatment- This is a brightening base coat used to treat and prevent nail discolouration, from free radicals and environmental stress. Formulated with bamboo extract, keratin protein, white tea extract and vitamin E. The blend of these ingredients prime and protect the the nail and cuticle. You can apply this alone or under a nail polish. Due to the organic and natural ingredients keep in mind this does have an expiry date. My expiry is 06/19 it was formulated on 07/16. Key to keep documented that its made without toluene, DBP, formaldehyde, resin or camphor. The company does not test its products on animals. Full retail value $18.00 USD = $24.18 CAN
Elizabeth Mott Color is BAE lip lacquer- Shade moxie mauve. This full coverage lip lacquer dries down to a matte finish. The aroma of this product is fruity. The wand applicator makes the application very easy to guide the product along the lips. The initial formula is creamy and shiny, within minutes it dries down to a matte muted rose colour. I personally find the final stage to be a tad sticky. It's more of a dry stick than a hair stuck in it wet stickiness. The colour alone though does have full pigmented coverage that does not apply streaky. Full retail value $20.00 USD/ 5g 0.17 oz = $26.86 CAN The size we received in the bag was 4g 0.14oz making it $16.00USD / $21.49 CAN
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara - Formulated with acacia senegal tree extract with the purpose to thicken the lashes while nourishing the hairs. I have bought this product in the past in full size, resulting in me being truly impressed with the way it makes my lashes appear. I will insert before and after pictures of the mascara at work below. Trust me it is worth the hype this product has been raved about city to city. My lashes appear fluffy and full, the dark black shade really makes them standout. The hourglass wand really distributes the product evenly pushing them up and winging the hairs out. The more applications you do the fuller they appear, that being said don't worry about transfer it's smudge proof. Sephora sells this travel size that was in this months bag for full retail $15.00 CAN
I'm giving Novembers bag a 9/10, I really loved the theme and the wide variety of different products to try. I'm only docking one mark due to my personal preference of non stick lip products. Overall I'm glad I did not miss out on this galaxy themed star bag. I will repeat again this bag was worth $107.00 CAN full retail and only cost $20.00 CAN per month. In the states it's only $10.00 USD, sadly us Canadians have to pay double that price due to shipping. Still worth it for an amazing deal!