Here is what I received in my Ipsy Alter Ego Bag for October 2015.
- Royal & Langnickel Medium Eye Shader Brush
- theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Committed
- Aurora Gel Effect Nail Lacquer in Inky Dinky
- Ayres Hand Cream in Pampas Sunrise
- Peter Lamas Naturals Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial Scrub
Royal & Langnickel Medium Eye Shader BrushYou cannot have too many makeup brushes. The more you have, the less often you need to do a brush-laundry night. More rotation. More drying time. Less over-use and damage. Why am I hunting for excuses? Gimme all the makeup brushes!
theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick in CommittedI am a sucker for matte liquid lipsticks and recently bought the shade "Charming" from theBalm - it is a lovely dusty mauve. This is more of a peachy-pink nude. I will swatch both shades for you together later.
Aurora Gel Effect Nail Lacquer in Inky DinkyI love blue nail polish. This is a lovely midnight blue that is super-shiny at first swatch. And gel effect without the hassle of LED curing sounds like a great idea to me.
Ayres Hand Cream in Pampas SunriseYou can never have too many hand creams either. This contains lemongrass and patchouli and is paraben- and cruelty-free. I am adding this to my travel bag.
Peter Lamas Naturals Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial ScrubAh, there is the pumpkin-skincare I was expecting. This organic, vegan and cruelty-free scrub smells yummy, and is basically fine orange grit in a clear gel base. I have not tested it for long, but at first use, it is less abrasive than I expected. The delicious fragrance alone is enough to make me want to try out other Peter Lamas products.
VerdictI am SO glad this bag does not contain travel-sized hair sprays or pencil eyeliners. I like and will use everything I got. There is a full-sized makeup brush and a nail polish, and a mini liquid lipstick, and just two out of five are skincare products. Overall, a very good bag this month.
The November 2015 Ipsy bag contains a mini Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara. TBH, I am not jumping with joy at the prospect, because I just bought the whole Sephora Favourites Lash Stash and have enough mascaras to last me through 2016. I hope the other four products are good enough to make up for it!