Cost: $10/month + Free Shipping.
What you’ll get: You’ll receive 5 mix of full-sized and deluxe-sized beauty products tailored to you in a collectible bag. You complete a beauty profile upon joining and the products you’ll receive will be matched based on that. You can update this profile any time and you’ll also be able to review the products you receive for points which you can redeem towards a selection of beauty items.
Ipsy always ships their glam bags in bright neon pink padded envelopes. It stands out in your mailbox and you can’t miss when it actually arives!
Ipsy is very similar to Birchbox where all subscribers receive different variations in their bag, and is mostly dependent on the answers you give in the Ipsy beauty quiz. They try to give you products that match your needs and concerns so not everyone will get the same items. And you can retake the beauty quiz at anytime if you feel that the products didn’t really match you.
This review is for my profile so it’s just one of the many variations that they sent out.
This month’s theme is “Très Jolie” so the design of the glam bag is both chic and feminine. I actually love this, it definitely can double as a pretty clutch and not just a makeup bag!
A closer look at the bag shows the zipper pull with the Ipsy branding, as well as the raised design that’s on one side of the bag.
And here are my Ipsy March 2017 items:
Items in Detail:
Elizabeth Mott Blending Brush. Value $15
I always feel extra happy when I see a beauty tool inside my Ipsy bags! And a blending brush is definitely one I can use. The synthetic bristles are not only cruelty-free, but they’re super durable. It’ll be perfect for applying and smudging cream shadows, since they won’t absorb too much product.
Eyeko London Fat Brow Liquid Liner in Light to Medium, Full Size. Value $22
A full sized brow product, yessss! I always always have to do my brows since I’m not one of those who are blessed with full brows (I see you Cara Delevingne), so a stash of brow products are a must in my makeup collection.
To be honest, I’ve never used liquid liners before for my brows, so this will be a first. But I use pencils a lot, so why not. Plus it doubles as an eyeliner too, score!
Tarte Cosmetics Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Vibin
Deluxe Sample Size 1 ml/.034 fl.oz., Value $3.50
I’m a big fan of Tarte cosmetics so this was another happy find! This liquid lipstick dries quick, is full coverage, and also transfer-proof. The color Vibin is described as a wine color and it’s a medium dark red color that will surely vamp up your LBD.
Here’s how the color looks on lips (from Tarte’s website):
I can’t wait to try this on and compare with my Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. If the staying power is just as potent, I might have to start a new lipstick collection!
Neogen Coconut Milk Pure Mild Cleanser
Deluxe Sample Size 25 ml, Value $6.50
Note: This tube has an inner foil seal
“Formulated from coconut oil and coconut extracts, this one-step creamy smooth cleansing formula containing coconut extracts and natural oils works to initially breakdown even stubborn makeup when applied by massaging onto the skin. After massaging thoroughly for a couple mins, the formula transforms into a luxurious foam lather upon contact with water, for a finishing deep cleansing and complete rinse-off of makeup and impurities from the skin.”
I like that this cleanser is mild and it’s formulated without harmful chemicals so my sensitive skin can rejoice. It’s also Made in Korea, so for all you K-beauty fans out there, this just might be one cleanser you should try!
Cake Desserted Island Supreme Body Mousse
Deluxe Sample Size 30 ml., Value $3
Note: This tube has an inner foil seal
A whipped body lotion with extreme hydrators that will leave your skin lightly scented and highly moisturized, yes please! And the scent is also lovely, it’s a mix of Tahitian vanilla and coconut. Plus this product is Made in Canada and is Cruelty-free, Vegan, Natural ingredient-driven, Gluten-free, GMO-free, Paraben-free and Phthalate-free.
My Thoughts: I LOVED this month’s glam bag and items. Not only did I get a blending brush, but also a full sized brow product and a Tarte liquid lipstick… I can’t help but feel like I hit the jackpot! The Eyeko brow liner itself is worth $22, double the cost of the subscription, so that was already a great deal! I know that every month there are a number of glam bag varieties sent out, but what I found helpful is to rate your products everytime and make sure you update your profile as your needs change everytime. This will help in getting Ipsy to match the products they send with your preference. When I do this, I find that I get more items that match my needs versus when I don’t do it. And this month was a total hit! I even love the glam bag design. Now I’m off to rating these products and hope that next month will be another great glam bag!
Interested in subscribing? You can go to www.ipsy.com to join and start receiving your own monthly glam bags!
|Elizabeth Mott Blending Brush||$15|
|Eyeko London Fat Brow Liquid Liner||$22|
|Tarte Cosmetics Tarteist Lip Paint||$3.50|
|Neogen Coconut Milk Pure Mild Cleanser||$6.50|
|Cake Desserted Island Supreme Body Mousse||$3|