The Beauty Quadrant: Glam Bag Plus December 2019!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! I am back with another subscription!

Glam Bag Plus December 2019!

Well guys it is the final Glam Bag Plus of 2019! I have been enjoying it so far and glad to try new items from many other brands. I am thinking of doing a post on my favorite products from subscriptions after this one. Anyways, this is the second tier in Ipsy where you pay $25 for a box and a makeup bag and the box contains five items from more prestige and luxury, even some indie. Let’s see what I got!

Complex Culture Press & Set Contour Brush: First up is a brush by Complex Culture. These guys sound new to me because I have not seen them until now. I know this month you get some brushes either in this box, the regular Glam Bag, or even the Ultimate if you’re lucky. I ended up with the contour brush which I have felt like I am somewhat lacking in since I have been contouring the outer parts of my face. This brush is vegan and cruelty free with a velvet style handle and the bristles are made for setting and glow without streaking nor being blotchy. When I saw this brush it looked more like a powder but I will use it for its intention. I was surprised by its retail price being $35. When you look at it you’re spending less than an Artiste brush if you remember those and it does feel fancy to me.
Ittse Van Ness Eye Shadow Quad: Next is an eye shadow quad from Ittse. I remembered when I first got back into Ipsy I got an eye shadow from these guys and was really impressed. I was about to choose one of the two shadow quads they were offering this month but got Van Ness instead. This is a magnetic pallet which comes with four shadows and from what I saw in my peripherals that it’s very neutral. I remembered getting a magnetic pallet with six shadows from these guys a year ago and they are very neutral and some sparkle in the mix. I will have to see how they apply on the eyes since I haven’t tried it yet due to just getting my box after all.
111 Skin Cryo Activating Hydro Gel: Next is a product from 111 Skin. I heard of these guys through the regular Glam Bag and was surprised by the price of this product. It is over $200! Damn! Sunday Riley does not have anything on this but some luxury skin care doesn’t always work for everyone. Even Sunday Riley’s C. E. O. Moisturizer from GB Plus boxes ago was proof enough. Let’s see what this thing has to make it so expensive. This moisturizer is backed by science with Hydro Filling Spheres, Lotus Extract, and it’s supposed to help with pollution and other factors that cause aging and it’s lightweight. Okay, the science part makes sense but the lotus not so much because the Purlisse Blue Lotus Eye Cream is around $76 with that ingredient alone. I am kind of skeptical about this stuff and I will use to see how it goes since my skin does get dry even out here on the coast but it has been behaving due to using sheet masks and moisturizers. Let’s see how this stuff interacts with my skin and go from there.
Evalue Sin Care Hydrating Serum: This was the item I chose and it’s from Evalue Skin Care and it’s their hydrating serum. When I was choosing my product for this box I had a hard time and when I saw this I had to have it and here’s why! This product has three hydrolonic acids to help rise to the skin to help with hydration and helps tired skin. I know my skin is not wrinkly yet but I did run out of the Touch & Sol one and since that was more of oily skin I figured to get this one since this helps with more dry skin people like me. I did find it slightly drying since I tried it yesterday, forgot this morning, but hey so far it is the first day so I have to keep using it.
Illumasqua Liquid Eyeliner in Black: Last item in the box is from Illumasqua and it’s a pen liner in black! I am glad to get another since I was on my last pen liner at the moment. I can’t wait to open this one up so I can start using it for work since I use these for work and they stay on. I am not sure what is going on with my eyes at the moment they always want to water, I think it’s due to allergies since pollen likes to go nuts even around our apartment outside. I will have to see how this goes!

Add-Ons: I only got three add-ons this month and they are the Tarte Double Duty Shape Tape Setting Spray, the R+CO High Dive Moisture Plus Shine for my hair, and the Colored Rain Highlighter in Selfie. I almost went for the setting spray from Tarte as my choice but decided to buy it to see how it goes since I did enjoy the primer and did run out of that when I got the full size. I hope it’s as moisturizing as the primer so can’t wait to use it. The R+Co was something I was surprised by since I didn’t know what it was at first and saw it was for leaving in the hair which I don’t mind something new for my hair, and the Colored Rain Highlighter is something new to me since I want to try more of this brand after hearing so many good things about it!

Well guys that is it for this post! This year was great for what I had gotten from Glam Bag Plus. I started off strong and ended with a good note after signing up for this tier of Glam Bag. I hope next year will keep on going great since I have tried really good products from this box. What is next? The next RangerStop interview and of course my favorite items from all the boxes! Stay tuned!

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