MyGlam December Bag
MyGlam is a monthly subscription beauty bag created by Michelle Phan.
MyGlam is your go-to community for discovering and sharing the best beauty and style products for you. Membership to the community is free and includes all videos, news and interactive Q&A’s. For $10 per month, you can subscribe to the Glam Bag and receive 4-5 new beauty products each month in a cute makeup bag. These full-sized beauty products or deluxe-sized samples will be accompanied by beauty inspiration videos from top stylists.
By receiving the Glam Bag, you’ll be able to participate along with the stylists at home with the same products that they will be showcasing. You are also encouraged to create and share your own videos! Finally, you’ll be able to ask questions for the stylists in monthly interactive Q&A’s.
Blush Papier by Mai Couture (50 sheets for $17.50)
A delicate, sheer blush pressed into an easy-to-apply paper.
Mai Couture Blush Papier delivers a shimmering, sheer dose of color to the apples of your cheeks without the burden of a brush. This perfect on-the-go blush that can be applied anywhere, anytime. Give your complexion an instant glow by keeping this close by. Papiers come in a chic wallet case.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
Parabens & Talc
I received Sunset Blvd, a peachy-pink shade. I rubbed and rubbed and nothing show up on my skin. I don’t know why someone would even want to rub their face with paper with a full face on.
A lengthening, curling, volumizing, and conditioning mascara.
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! 4-in-1 Mascara is what we call a push-up bra for your lashes—a 4-in-1 (lengthening, curling, volumizing, and conditioning) dermatologist- and clinically-proven to increase the appearance of lash volume by 424% after applying giving dramatic, thick and sexy lashes.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
This mascara contains Skinvigorating ingredients like rice bran wax to help lengthen lashes and carnauba wax, an emollient wax that ensures a smooth application. ProVitamin B5 treats and thickens lashes, olive esters condition, treat, and protect lashes, and the mascara also contains mineral pigments known for their soothing and softening properties. Dermatologist-tested.
I haven’t tried this yet. I don’t need to open up another mascara yet.
Eyeshadow Primer Potion by Urban Decay (Full bottle $19)
A sheer nude eye shadow primer.
Packaged in a new squeeze tube with a precise needle nose, Eyeshadow Primer Potion is an ultra-sheer, totally nude base that glides onto the skin. The original, award-winning formula disappears instantly and is the ultimate eye prep for smoother, more vibrant shadow and all-day wear with absolutely no creasing.
Now this extraordinary elixir comes in an easy-to-squeeze tube so you can control how much you apply. You also get more primer in every tube – 11 ml instead of the original 10.
I have a couple of trial sizes and a full bottle of this primer potion. It’s a decent primer but I prefer Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
Soft Matte Lip Cream by NYX ($6 but can be found for $4)
Neither a lipstick nor a lipgloss, this creamy lip color has a matte finish.
A new kind of pout paint that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also leaves lips soft and moisturized.
To achieve best results, exfoliate your lips before applying, then build up color intensity by applying a few layers. The long-lasting color will leave a stunning statement.
Size: 0.05 oz
This was my first NYX Soft Matte glosses and I like the formula and color payoff. Exfoliating your lips before you wear it is a must.
A pigment-rich eyeshadow.
This product is an industry favorite and Urban Decay’s best-seller. The shadow is loaded with color, with very few binders (the stuff that holds shadow together), resulting in beautiful color that blends easily and lasts. The subway token compact comes complete with a window (see the shade without opening), and snaps shut with one hand – no more lost lids.
Professionals, celebrities, and makeup junkies swoon for these high-intensity shadows. This shadow can be used wet for more intense color or try it as a liner. Sin is a light shimmering, champagne color.
Size: 0.05 oz
This shadow felt like velvet and it gave a great payoff. I’ll be purchasing more UD shadows now.
NYX Soft Matte in Tokyo and Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sin
I’m definitely keeping the subscription, MyGlam is the only all cosmetics monthly subscription box that features well-known brands. Only issue that I have is with my broken mirror on the bag and MyGlam has yet to respond to my email about it.