Ipsy December 2016
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City Color Be Matte Blush Trio
Shades: Guava, Blackberry, Fresh Melon
Full Size Price {per blush}: $3.99
Sample size value is approximately: $2.99
This is a trio of matte blushes that is formulated with ultra-fine pressed powder, making for easy-to-blend application. The strong pigmentation is intended to allow you to to apply lightly for an elegant subtle glow or increase color for a more dramatic bold look. It also claims to be ideal for all skin tones and shades. The three shades in this pack are Guava, Blackberry, and Fresh Melon. I found that each shade was extremely pigmented and applied with ease but trust me that a little does go a long way. The staying power of each shade was decent but I would see the need to reapply if you wanted the fresh look all day. Overall, I really enjoy the formula and would purchase the full size and other shades.

Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco Deep Hydrating Conditioning Treatment
Full Size Price: $2.99
I have tried several Marc Anthony hair products before and really do enjoy them so I was excited to give this product a try. This is a deep hydrating conditioning treatment that claims to restore, fortify, hydrate, color protect, and nourish. It contains argan oil and keratin. To use this product you simply shampoo as normal, then apply the product and let it sit for several minutes before fully rinsing. I found that it made my hair extremely smooth and easy to brush through. I also really enjoy the scent it carries as it is slightly sweet. This is the first full size product this month and I would repurchase it.

Benefit the POREfessional face primer
Full Size Price: $31.00
Sample size value is approximately: $4.22
This is a balm made to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines for smoother skin. It is a translucent formula which contains a Vitamin E derivative known to protect skin from free radicals. It is oil free, complements all skintones, and can help makeup stay put. I applied this under my makeup and did feel that it helped decrease the appearance of pores in some of my trouble areas and I felt it overall made my foundation look more smooth. I will be purchasing the full size of this product. 

INSPR Duo Brow Highlighter
Full Size Price: $12.00
This is a duo brow highlighter that has a velvety smooth texture which allows for easy application and blending. It claims to be ideal for all skin tones and is a two in one product as the pink highlight hue will define and highlight the entire eye area as the white shimmer end will brighten when applied to the brow bone. I really enjoyed how easy this was to apply and it did blend out evenly and easily. The shimmer end is pigmented enough that it highlights for an all day glow. From my research, this does appear to be the second full size product this month. I would repurchase this product.

tarteist glossy lip paint
Shade: wcw
Full Size Price: $20.00
Sample size value is approximately: $3.33
This is a vegan friendly, pigmented lip paint that has a lip gloss formula and shine to it. It contains concentrated mineral pigments which claim to deliver rich, lip-smoothing pigment while nourishing and softening skin. While this is a gloss like product, it is pigmented enough to be applied on it's own, in my pictures I have nothing on my lips but the lip paint. It does stay quite tacky even after it fully sets, it doesn't dry matte and does keep the glossy look. The staying power is fairly decent but it will start to fade after eating and drinking. I enjoy this color as I find it to be a great red shade for the holidays. I would consider purchasing the full size version and other shades.

My December Glam Bag is valued at $25.53.
I pay $10.00 a month, so I received an additional value of $15.53.
Overall, I really enjoyed this month's bag as it contained all new products to me and most are from brands I already enjoy. My favorite product from this month is the blush trio.

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Disclaimer: I am an affiliate with City Color Cosmetics but did not receive the product mentioned in this post for free. All other companies mentioned are not affiliates with this site. The Ipsy link used in this post is my referral link, I will receive points to purchase products only if you subscribe. All pictures and opinions are my own.

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