Ipsy Bag Creme Lipstick by Forever 21

Hey everyone!

I’m back with the Ipsy November unboxing bag that has this nice creme lipstick Berry shade. It comes in a black plastic packaging and the great part of this lipstick is that it has a transparent bottom for easy pick me up color shade identification.

love and beauty berry lipstick

Okay, maybe I have high expectation on this brand but this creme lipstick really falls short. No doubt that it glides smoothly and actually it’s jut too moist for a creme lipstick in my opinion. It feels more like a lip gloss than a creme lipstick. The other downside is that this formula tasted strange (like kerosene). One thing that push me away from a lipstick is the strong smell and taste. I was really put off by the taste on this one.

color swatch color transfer

Color Swatch and color transfer 

It has some shimmer finish. This lipstick bleeds and color transfer very easily and my lips feels oily and I just have to rub them off immediately after trying. Sadly, this is a no no for me 😦

closed up lips

Lip color with lip liner (from NYX)

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Kissable lips (color transfer)

Any who, it has very good pigment formula coupled with a sheer finish. Overall I feel not comfortable wearing it on my lips because of the smell and taste. Frankly, I’m not impressed at all with this lipstick and will not repurchase it. This is my take and my opinion only and it may work for others but definitely not for me. I don’t plan to wear this Forever 21 lipstick again.

Have you tried any lipstick that doesn’t work on you? If yes, which brand? Let me know below. I love to hear your experience.

Thanks for reading.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

November Ipsy Glam Bag – Girl Meets Glitter!

Hey guys!

I just received my November’s Ipsy bag yesterday. Since I’m always excited to unbox my Ipsy Glam bag, I’m doing a special edition posting today to share what I’ve got in my November’s bag. This month’s bag came in a plastic silver metallic glitter purse by Forever 21. The theme is Girl Meets Glitter!

There are 5 beauty products in this glam bag. Let’s see what’s in:-

Ipsy bag

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Ipsy Glam Bag for November ~ Girl Meets Glitter!

bomshell submissive love and beauty

1) Eye Base by Be A Bombshell (value at $14.00, net wt: 0.09 oz) in submissive ~ received in regular size

Submissive in Bronze has an intense creamy bronze with gold shimmer. Formula is highly pigmented, a long lasting product that can be used as a single cream color or used as an eye base to build color. Lovely shimmer finish.

2) Love and Beauty Creme Lipstick by Forever 21(value at $3.80, net wt: 0.0105 oz in regular size) in Berry ~ in regular size

This lipstick in Berry shade has lots of glittery finish. I did a color swatch and it glitters. It has creamy texture combined with rich pigment formula. Forever 21 lipstick glides very well and it feels moist. Available in 12 beautiful shades to choose from.

marc anthony hair spray starlooks eyeliner (2)

3) Oil of Morocco by Marc Anthony(value at $8.29 for regular size of 8.8 oz) received travel size

This hair spray comes in a travel size packaging. Supposedly, gives hair more volume, shine and extra hold.

4) Gem Eye Pencil by Starlooks (value at $17.00) in Ultra Orchid ~ received in regular size

Oh wow! This year’s pantone color is velvet orchid and I’m glad to get this one for the holiday seasons. It’s metallic glitter and so soft in texture. It glides effortlessly and so high pigmented. Would be perfect to wear as eyeliner as well as eye bases.

temptu

5) S/B Highlighter by Temptu (value at $27.50 regular size net wt: 1 fl oz) ~ received in sample size

Sample I received was in 0.1 fl oz in a tiny tube bottle. Available in 4 different shades. It claims to brings a natural radiance to the complexion with colors designed to highlight and emphasize eyes, cheeks and other features. Long lasting for all day wear. A choice of 4 different shades.

Total bag value: $70.59.  

Since, I’m more interested in testing makeup than hair and skincare products, Ipsy is my personal favorite. It consistency delivers phenomenal value and different established makeup brands that I really love. So far I’m liking it since I always love to try on new makeup and brands.

For this month’s glam bag, I would say I’m not very keen with all these glittery products but hey, it’s for the holiday season where sparkles and glitters are so in. Therefore, for special occasion it is.

The subscription of Ipsy glam bag is available online. I’ve put a link here . The cost is $10.00 a month on a rolling subscription or $110 for 12 months subscription free delivery in the United States and about $4.75 shipping cost for Canada. Best thing is that you can cancel anytime. It will be a nice experience to discover new makeup products for just $10 a month. How cool is that?

Have you subscribed to ipsy subscription? Please leave comment what you got this month.

Thank you for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo