December 2018 Ipsy Bag


So, I recently re-subscribed to Ipsy, and I have to say, the bags have gotten a million times better than the last time I was subscribed.  So here I am sharing my December 2018 bag:

The bag this month is a gold sequined bag, I forgot to take a picture of. 😅

The products in the bag were:

1. Generation Clay Ultra Violet Brightening Purple Clay Mask

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Product Description from Ipsy: This mask is packed with Davidson Plum, a super fruit that acts as a natural alpha-hydroxy acid to help gently brighten, exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin.  It’s also loaded with powerful ingredients like witch hazel to clear up excess oil, vitamin E to moisturize and protect, and desert lime to help increase collagen production.

Price: The full-size mask costs $39 for 2.1 fl oz of product.  The sample received is .51 fl oz.  This makes this sample worth approx. $9.47

Rating: I’m rating this product 2/2.  I was very excited to receive this brightening mask.  I have some acne scars and dark spots still, so I am very happy to receive products to deal with this situation.  I don’t know the results long term, but I had a happy experience with this mask.

2. Luxie Beauty Precision Blending Eye Brush 243

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Product Description from Ipsy: The soft synthetic brushes blend eyeshadows easily onto our lids.  The tapered tip gets color into small areas, like the inner corner and crease of your eyelids.  The size and shape of the brush head picks up just the right amount of color for a controlled application when applying eyeshadow to the outer corners of your lid.

Price: $12

Rating: Luxie brushes are amazing and this is no exception.  Plus, you can never have too many brushes.  I’m rating this 2/2.

3. TheBalm Cosmetics Nude Beach Eyeshadow in Bootylicious

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Product Description from Ipsy:  This satiny-soft eyeshadow is triple-milled, meaning the powder pigments are at their finest consistency and last longer when applied and blend like a dream.  It looks so good applied dry, but adding a little water intensifies the color and makes our eyes really pop.  Bootylicious is a beautiful bronze with reddish undertones from the brand’s Nude Beach palette.  All of THE BALM’s products are paraben-free (good for you) and cruelty-free (animal-friendly).

Price:  The Nude Beach palette retails for $36.  I’m assuming this pan is the size of the single eyeshadow.  I can’t figure out if the size on theBalm website is for the whole palette or just one shade (I think it’s the palette, but I’m not sure).  So dividing the total cost for the 12 shades brings this Ipsy sample to about $3.

Rating: 2/2, do I even need to explain?  theBalm shadows are very good quality, and this is a different enough neutral for me to use a lot.

4. Ciaté London Glitter Flip Transforming Glitter Liquid Lipstick in Infamous

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Product Description from Ipsy: There’s more than meets the eye with this transforming lip color. It goes on a pretty metallic matte but transforms into a glistening glittery finish in just 2 minutes.  Sparkles can be uncomfy to wear, but this stuff is so cushiony, you won’t even know you’re wearing it.   The sparkling berry shade is so festive, so fun, and *so* gorg on all skin tones.   It’s good for you (and the earth) too. This shimmery stuff is formulated with environmentally friendly mica glitter and 100% vegan ingredients.

Price: This lipstick retails for $19 in the size of .10 oz.  For this .05oz sample is worth about $9.50.
Rating:  I love lip products, other than blushes, this is my second makeup obsession.  I will rate this one a 1/2.  The product is good, but I just don’t enjoy the color or the glitter.  It’s not my style.
5. Nomad Cosmetics Around-The-World Light Infusion Holographic Illuminator in Ko Pha Ngan Moonlight

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Product Description from Ipsy:  Made with prismatic pearls, these pigments can amp up your look with some serious event-ready glam.  The silky powder is infused with sunflower seed oil to help nourish your skin.  Versatility alert: it doubles up as a pretty, ethereal eyeshadow.   This illuminating wonder gives every skin tone a glow.  It was inspired by Ko Pha Ngan (an island in Thailand), which sounds as dreamy as this highlighter looks.

Price: The full-size highlighter retails for $17.00, which makes this sample costs approx. $2.43

Rating: This is my first time hearing about this brand, so it is fun receiving something new to try.  It seems to be great quality, but I’m just not a fan of the shade for highlight.  Will try it as eyeshadow and see.  I’m rating it a 1/2.

6. F.A.R.A.H. Brushes Tapered Blending Brush 35E

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Product Description from Ipsy: No need to stash this baby away in your makeup kit—that chrome handle is made for showing off.  The tapered tip of the bristles lets you sweep on shadow precisely and effortlessly without fallout.  Use this versatile tool with *all* of your powder and cream shadows to effortlessly blend and diffuse, creating a softer look.

Price: I can’t find this exact style brush on Ipsy, but all the other 35E brushes available cost $10, so let’s assume this one also costs $10.

Rating: I’m not rating this because this one is an additional product as a gift but FYI, you can never have too many brushes. 😉

Total Ipsy Bag Products Value: $46.40
Ipsy Bag Rating: 8/10*

My Ipsy bag rating is as follow: 2-I love the product, 1-I like the product, 0-I don’t like the product.

Did you receive a December Ipsy bag?  What did you receive?

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5 thoughts on “December 2018 Ipsy Bag

    1. I didn’t post last month’s bag, but it was really good too. I got a mascara, an eyeshadow brush, a Tarte blush, a moisturizer and a theBalm liquid highlighter. I find the bags are really good now, and I’m happy with my decision to be back.


      1. I also have Boxycharm. I haven’t received my December box yet, but I will post it once it gets to me. I also tried Birchbox, but I wasn’t a fan. I received more skincare than makeup so I cancelled.


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