March's glam bag features a NYX Lipstick, Temptu Liquid Bronzer, Essence Brow tint, Beau Gachis Paris eyeshadow brush and Dead Sea elements mud mask. In this review I will give my first impressions, Canadian Price breakdown. All prices are based on the current exchange rate unless sold in Canada. To sign up for Ipsy or for more information go to www.ipsy.com
NYX Liquid Suede - Shade "Soft Spoken" . This lipstick glides on very smooth, and has a matte finish. There is absolutely no gloss or sheen to the finished application. The shade Soft Spoken is a muted rose, there are 11 other shades to choose from in the collection. Soft spoken is in the same shade range as M.A.C "Whirl" with just a bit more of a muted rose pigment. It's a fairly close dupe if you were looking for more affordable. I did put it to the test of eatting and drinking, it did not last threw the meal unfourtunatly. The long lasting effect is true if you don't eat. In total this is not a lip stain, but does have amazing colour pay off. NYX is 100% cruelty free brand, they have been certified. Full Size $10.00 CAN we received the full size in bag.
Temptu Warm Glow Bronzer - The bronzer has a very natural colour, that contains shimmer in it for the glowy effect. This is not a matte bronzer for contouring, more of a finishing bronzer for all over. I have been applying this with my fingers and blending it out with a beauty blender. The original packaging is a pod to put inside an airbrush applicator. That application will give a different effect and finish than how I'm applying it. My skin does look refreshed after applying this where the sun naturally hits. On the website you can buy this bronzer and a highlighter duo pods for $65.00 CAN 8ml each. This shade is versatile on all skintones, and does not strike or create patches. The colour is transfer resistant , though I did notice the shimmer transferred. The bronzer is perfect for summer due to it being sweat resistant. The liquid is very light weight, non comedogenic and hypoallergenic. Temptu has a very impressive history in the beauty industry. It has been used on movies, tv, runways, and photoshoots with some of Hollywoods elite. Some of their work includes " The Voice", Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Nicole Kidman, Italian Vouge, Givenchy and Jean Paul Gauitier runways. Over the years they have created and enhanced makeup applications. I could not see on the website myself about cruelty free. Threw the research of others they state their finished products are not tested on animals. The formulas are not certified vegan. Full size $32.50 CAN 8ml. We received 7.5 ml in our bag.
Essence Make Me Brow - eyebrow gel mascara "Browny Brows 02" This is a perfect dupe for benefits give me brow, the tint is very pigmented. The formula contains fibers to fill in any spare hairs on the natural brow, to achieve a full natural looking brow. I did not find the brush hard to work with. It was a clean and simple application with no transfer past the brow hairs. The wand applicator is a bit longer than the Benefit gimme brow. It holds more product in one application, eliminating the double dip. I will be using this back and forth with Benefits gimme brow, because I'm still such a fan of that one as well. Though I dislike using it everyday because of the price. This product will help balance out the use. Essence is free of animal testing and IS AVALIABLE at CANADIAN SHOPPERS DRUGMARTS. $2.99USD 0.12fl oz Roughly $4.00 CAN. We received the full size product.
Beau Gachis Paris Eyeshadow Brush. Made from high grade animal hair and synthetic hair, natural wood and cooper . The brush can be used with loose or cream eyeshadows. The hairs are extremely soft on the lid and looks sophisicated and professional with the black and silver colouring. This is a family owned business that was inspired by their daughters. Founded by Bill & Robin Guess in 2013. Their story is inspiring and can be found on their website. $12.00 USD = $15.61 CAN
Dead Sea wash off mud mask My skin felt extremely good after using this mud mask. Sea salts and mud masks have been my favourite since learning body mud treatments in college. I use masks on a weekly routine to improve my skins texture. I love the packaging of this with a cap, that way you don't feel pressured to use it all at one time so it doesn't dry out. This mask can be used on the face and body. The salts and minerals come from the Dead Sea in Isresl. People travel from all over to bath in the mud found there. The mud from the Dead Sea is so high in minerals it can be traced back thousands of years for its healing properties on the skin. I was not disappointed to receive this product in my IPSY bag. $10.00 USD for 5oz = $13.00 CAN Best $13.00 spent on Mud . We received 1oz in our bag $2.60 CAN
This months bag was worth $64.71 CAN!! Very excited to continue using these products 🤗