November Ipsy Glam Bag Reveal: Lancôme, Tarte & MAC

Happy November!

I’ve decided that posting my Ipsy Reveal posts later towards the end of the month works better – it gives me more time to truly test each of the products.

That being said, I would like to emphasize that all opinions are my own, period. I will not recommend anything that I don’t love.

Let’s get started!

Bang Beauty Lip Gloss in Spice

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I have to be honest — I wasn’t super excited to get my hands on another lip gloss – when I think of lip gloss, I just think sticky mess.

This is a really good, universally flattering shade, but I’m not too keen on the formula – lip gloss just isn’t my thing. I may use it every now and then to give my lips a break from my usual matte lipstick.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Feisty


I was thrilled to receive yet another Tarte product in my Ipsy bag this month. I have a few of these blushes – and I just love each and every shade. This helps give your skin a natural-looking boost of color – its not too pink. I like that it can also be used as an eyeshadow.

Lancôme Hypnose Drama Instant Volume Mascara

Every month, you have the option to redeem your points for a product of your choice. I redeemed a fair amount of my Ipsy reward points for this mascara, but I wish I hadn’t. For a product that got a LOT of hype – and has the word ‘drama’ in its name – it’s just OK. It’s your average mascara – lengthening-wise, it isn’t anything to write home about.

Skin Iceland Berry Lip Fix

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In this cold weather, you really can never have too many lip care products. This item isn’t your typical lip balm – I love how the formula is almost like a gloss without being sticky. It’s super hydrating and smells amazing – what’s not to love?!

Doucce Freematic Highlighter


I am a fan of the Doucce brand – I discovered their MaxLash Volumizer Mascara through Ipsy and it has become one of my favorites.  This highlighter has a beautiful gold sheen, and adds a subtle but buildable glow to your complexion.

My only issue is with the packaging. It’s just a pan – no palette hold it together. Of course, you could put it in a z-palette but you shouldn’t have to.

Brands like Tarte produce miniature versions of their products – for example the blush – while still putting it in a travel-friendly, cute compact. I wish this product had been packaged like that.

MAC Prep +Prime Natural Radiance in Yellow

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Yaaas, MAC. I absolutely love how this feels on my skin and its easy, lightweight feel. It’s also super moisturising! I will definitely be running to my nearest Sephora and purchasing a full-size item of this product as soon as I run out.

Overall, I am satisfied with this month’s Ipsy bag – I was able to discover some great new products AND discover some new awesome brands. What’s in your Ipsy bag?

Published by lisa

I write about books, fashion and all things beauty on my blog, Lipstick and Literature.

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