October is my favourite month of the year. It's the month I celebrate my birthday and my favourite holiday all in one. This months bag was literally a little birthday gift to myself. Inside the bag was a Makeup Forever HD foundation, Model Co brow pencil, essence waterproof eyeliner, pur-lisse lip nourisher, and teeez cosmetics lipstick. Below is my review and breakdown of each product, plus the retail value in Canadian dollars based on the current exchange.
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation - I will start with the most anticipated product in my bag. This foundation is very lightweight on the skin and does not leave a cake residue on the skin. Formulated with film and tv lighting in mind it looks great at any angle, and bright lights are not a reason to hide with this foundation. Try to take a photo with your HD camera, you will see what I mean. I applied this with a foundation brush, then used a beauty blender to further blend it into my skin. If you have any events to go to that will have lots of photography I recommend this foundation. Sephora carries this line in 40 shades, retailing at $52.00 CAN for 30 ml. $8.65 CAN for the 5 ml size in bag.
Essence Cosmetics Superfine Eyeliner Pen - Waterproof
This black felt tip pen does have amazing precision for creating a cat eye where you can customize the width of the line. The tip moves nicely to guide the line depositing even colour. The claim to be waterproof is about 30%. When I put it to the test it's waterproof when the water glides over it. I then rubbed it with my finger with the water and it started to break down, fading to nothing. As long as you don't rub your eyes, this will stay water proof. Full size $2.99 USD = $3.95 CAN We received the full size in the bag.
Teeez Cosmetics Eve's Ready to Wear Lipstick in Shade "Romantic Red"
This lipstick is formulated with mango to repair dry, chapped lips. The application is very smooth and even with the distribution. This buttery shade is beautiful for the fall season, even the winter months this would be acceptable for the holidays. I tested it for the ability to be smudge proof, it did not pass the test. My finger smudged it all over the place, would not recommend kisses with this one. This has a fruity flavour, not a bad bonus. Full Retail $22.00 USD = $29.05 CAN
Model Co' Instant Brows Dual Ended Brow Pencil - This product is very easy to control to create a natural filled in brow. I really like that it has a brow groomer on one side. How many times have I forgotten my spooly somewhere when I needed it for my brows. The design makes this product super easy to travel with. This Australian based company really came up with a natural looking shade as well. I'm pleased that I received this in the October bag.
PUR-LISSE Daily Lip Nourisher with Mango and Shea Butters- formulated without petrolium this instead uses mango seed butter that contains vitamins A,C, &E. Also contains sun protector Rice bran oil and Jojoba oil to help with chapped lips. It does not have much flavour to it, an feels hydrating on the lips. Full Retail Value $16.00 USD .38oz 11g = $21.13 CAN . I'm estimating the size in the bag to be around $6.00 CAN.
October's Black Magic Glam Bag is estimated to be around $58.45 CAN at full retail value. Not a bad deal considering it only cost us Canadians $20.00. This is such a fun way to treat the beauty lover in you each month. I will hopefully be uploading a instagram picture of my makeup using all these products at once. My instagram is Tyla_Carmela, to keep up to date on new looks and every month I review the IPSY bag received. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!