Hey Beauties! Here is my December Glam Bag from Ipsy.
Be sure to check out the end for giveaway details! Enjoy!
The bag this month is a slender pencil-case shaped makeup bag in a shiny pewter/gunmetal grey colour. It would work as a small clutch if you just wanted your basics!
The inside of the bag is really cute! It is bright pink with “ipsy” written all over the inside. As always the inside is an easy-to-clean material, making it ideal for carrying makeup.
First up: NYX Ultra Pearl Mania loose eyeshadow in #20: Mocha Pearl. I have never worked with NYX loose eyeshadows before, and in general I tend to stay away from them (Except for Bare Minerals) because they are so messy! This was no exception. The packaging on the sample isn’t the greatest, and upon opening it to examine the colour more closely, it went everywhere! =/
It is a beautiful shade though. A really nice shimmery taupe-gold kind of colour. It would be a great way to add just a little “something” to a neutral eye look. I am going to try this out for sure! I think it would look great just pressed on the lid to complement an otherwise all matte look.
Next Up: MAI Couture St. Barts highlighter paper. I have gotten blush sheets from them before in another beauty box, and these are the same idea. This pack contains 25 sheets of highlighter paper that you can tear out and just gently rub wherever you want some shimmer. They are ideal for traveling or having in your purse for on-the-go touch ups! They are really pigmented, I think I would only need half a sheet to highlight my entire face. They are also Talc free and paraben free, which is always a bonus =).
I tried to swatch it for you, but it was tough! You can kind of see the square outline where I started. It gives a beautiful peachy-champagne shimmery highlight. It could easily double as blush for a day of toned-down cheeks. This was just one gentle sweep, which shows you how much colour comes off! They have a silky feel to them, and the staying power is pretty good on my arm. I will try these out and let you know how they do on my face!
This next product is the giveaway product! =D
It is a travel-sized Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner pencil in “Zero” which is black. The reason I am giving this away is that I already have one! I love these pencils. I have a travel set of 4 browns and this black, and I wear them all the time. They glide on so smoothly, and last for ages (even on my oily eyelids!). No swatches of this one because I didn’t want to mess it up =).
This is by far the most exciting product in this bag for me. It is Be A Bombshell Cosmetics lip gloss in “Hot Mess”. This colour, OMG! It is a bright fire-engine red. So amazing!! Perfect for a statement lip, especially over the holidays when this came! It is smooth, and not too sticky, and extremely pigmented. And full size products are always awesome! I have loved everything I have received from Be A Bombshell so far, a new brand that I have been introduced to through my beauty box subscriptions =). This product doesn’t have any fragrance to it, it just kind of has “makeup-smell”, but only if you stick your nose in it =P
This will show you how pigmented it is. This is one swipe with just the product that came out on the applicator. Love it!
Finally, we have Mirabella Prime For Face and Eyes. A silicon primer that they say “slides on the skin creating the perfect base for any mirabella foundation”. This basically exploded everywhere when I opened it. I’m not sure if the elevation change coming up to Wyoming messed with the pressure inside the tube? But it wouldn’t stop coming out! I tried a bit on the back of my hand, and it felt very similar to my Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, and it looks the exact same. If I can figure out how to make it not spew everywhere when I open it it will be perfect to take travelling.
Ok: now for the giveaway details.
I will be giving away the Urban Decay pencil in Zero to one person, anywhere in the US or Canada. This is my first ever giveaway, so the rules will be simple:
1) Follow this blog
2) Subscribe to my YouTube Channel
3) Leave a comment here with your info so that I know you follow/subscribe, and tell me your favourite makeup product!
4) If you are under 18 please have your parents’ permission, as I will need to ask for your mailing address if you win.
5) For a bonus entry, follow me on twitter! @wstcoastbeauty
I will leave this open for 2 weeks (We are moving across the country next week, so it will take me a while to get back and check on this!). You will have until midnight on Monday January 21st (EST) to enter. Good Luck!! Please leave only one comment per person, you can have a maximum of 2 entries each (including twitter bonus).