Ipsy is a 10$ per month makeup subscription. Each month they send out a Glam Bag that is filled with five makeup and skin care items based on a previously filled beauty profile. I have been subscribed since October of 2018 and I have never regretted it. One of the perks of being a subscriber is access to the Ipsy store where they have all kinds of brands from Absolute New York to Z Skin Cosmetics, and a lot of other brands in between such as MAC and Too Faced. Items sold at are eligible for Ipsy cash, which is up to 30% cash back (depending on the brand). As a bonus perk, Ipsy offers weekday deals that are even up to 95% off of their original value. Well, that one time it did. It mostly ranges from 50% to 75%, which is still a super awesome deal.
Let’s get back to the items!
The bag for this month is plain black with an imprint of a masque. It is very Halloween appropriate. It feels like a faux leather material. Inside of the bag I received three makeup items, one skincare item, and one brush.
1. MAC Lipglass mini lipgloss in shade Love Child
As soon as I pulled this out of the makeup bag I nearly squealed from excitement. I always wanted to try the Lipglass but I have always said: “maybe next time”. I finally was able to try it, and the value of that mini gloss covered the cost of the Glam Bag. That is already a double YAY. The shade was very gorgeous and deep but not dark. this was the shiniest lip gloss that I have ever used.
2. INC.redible You Glow Girl Iridescent Jelly in shade Cosmic Blur
Wow. Just wow. I was amazed and confused when I saw this highlighter(?). It was a gel that had purple iridescent sparkles. I still have no clue how this is supposdto be used, but I managed to make it work as an eyeshadow topper. I am yet to experiment with this product on my lips.
3. Naked Cosmetics loose eyeshadow pigment in shade Rain Forest
Any eyeshadow on the green spectrum will forever hold a place in my heart. It is my favorite color. I do not have much experience with Naked Cosmetics but this pigment had me stunned. It was so sparkly as a swatch and kept that same intensity when applied on the eyelid.
4. Beau Gachis angled eyebrow brush
Normally when I would receive a brush from ipsy it would be a fluffy blending brush, or a highlighting brush. I am so excited to see that they are diversifying them.
5. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
The first time I ever came across this brand I noticed that it had a slightly soapy smell. Not exactly the good soap either. This moisturizer, on the other hand, had no scent at all. It was pleasant, even though I do prefer items with a nice aroma to them. I was happy to find out that this could be used as a face moisturizer. I wasn’t greasy and it absorbed very nicely. This product alone may have changed my mind about this brand.
So let’s get to the overview!
With each month I am more and more impressed how the items chosen for my glam bag are suited to my tastes. All of them seem to fit right in my tastes, even though some of the item I may find more exciting than others.
- MAC Lipglass mini lipgloss in shade Love Child – $10
- INC.redible You Glow Girl Iridescent Jelly in shade Cosmic Blur – $12 for full size
- Naked Cosmetics loose eyeshadow pigment in shade Rain Forest – $14.99
- Beau Gachis angled eyebrow brush – $9.95
- First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream – $12 for full size
I always find that the sizes of products are very good for multiple uses. They are very often deluxe, travel, and sometimes full. The tiny sample sizes are not very common. The Glam Bag will forever be my favorite subscription. I can not wait until the Glam Bag Plus will be available for all Ipsy subscribers!