ipsy Glam Bag - December 2016
Nyx Cosmetics - prismatic shadows
"Live in a world of kaleidoscope color with our Prismatic Shadows. Mix and match any of these 12 brilliant metallic shades to achieve a fun stunning eye look in seconds."
I was sent the colour Jaded, (PS11), which is described as a "deep green with light green shimmer".
Nyx Prismatic Shadows, 1.24 g, retail for approx. $7.99 CAD ea.
Tarte cosmetics - maracuja oil
"A vegan face oil for a healthy-looking, radiant complexion with no greasy feel.
This powerful, precious skin care oil is cold-pressed from the maracuja fruit, naturally rich in brightening vitamin C and replenishing essential fatty acids to nourish, protect, and feed your skin. Harvested from the best in nature to restore balance and harmony, you can apply a few drops of this daily moisturizing face oil to quench dry skin and seal in hydration, as the gentle multitasker helps calm excess sebum production on oily and acne-prone skin. You can also mix it with your foundation for enhanced moisture and antiaging benefits with a dewy, radiant finish. The weightless, hypoallergenic formula helps visibly firm and soften without clogging pores, and works to provide an antioxidant barrier against environmental attack."
The full size of this oil, 1.7 oz/ 50 mL, retails for appox. $60.00 CAD. I was sent a sample size of 7 ml, which holds an approx. value of $8.40 CAD.
City Color - be matte blush palette
"City Color Be Matte Blush comes in twelve ultra matte colors, giving your cheeks a rich but natural look. This blogger favorite blush is formulated with ultra-fine pressed powder, making for easy-to-blend application. The strong pigmentation allows you to apply lightly for an elegantly subtle glow, or increase color for a dramatically bold look. Ideal for all skin tones and shades."
Be Matte Blush is sold in singles, (Net Wt. 0.314 oz. / 8.9 g), for $3.99 USD ea. These blushes are not available in this particular palette form, but are part of the regular blush line. Each blush contained are 2.35 g ea., making each blush valued at approx. $1.05 USD ea. for a total of approx. $3.15 USD.
Mint Pear - Beauty Blending Sponge
Designed for allover coverage, precision application. Ideal for blending hard-to-reach crevices of the face and work with all makeup formulations. Minimum product waste. Use either wet or dry with primers, foundations, powders, cream blushes, and any other complexion product.
Retails for $20.00 USD
Cake Beauty - Heavy Cream Intensive Hand Repair Balm
This supremely hydrating formula renews and protects hands for immediate and long lasting results. Made with 20% shea butter, this warm french vanilla scent melts into skin. This product is: Cruelty-free. Vegan. Natural ingredient-driven. Gluten-free. GMO-free. Paraben-free. Phthalate-free. Made in Canada.
The full size is 100 ml and retails for approx. $22.00 CAD. I was sent a 30 ml sample size, which holds an approx. value of $6.60 CAD.
Cake Beauty - cake heavy cream Ingredients:
Water/Aqua/Eau, Butyrospermum Parkii (shea butter), Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Stearic Acid, Aleo Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit oil, Ascorbic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Punica Granatun (Pomegranate) Extract , Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Pinus Strobus (White Pine Bark) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Algae Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia (Coneflower) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, BHT, Disodium EDTA
This month's ipsy Glam Bag has an approximate value of $54.11 CAD after current conversion rates. Which is actually quite high for ipsy, for the most part. The only item that isn't new to me in this bag, is the Tarte Maracuja Oil. I use that oil on a regular basis as part of my night time routine. I love it. The other items are mostly new to me and I haven't had the chance to fully test them out yet. December is a busy month as is! Did you receive ipsy this month? Share what you got in the comments section!