Ah, beauty subscriptions! A little bit of luxury and surprise delivered to your mailbox every month. Here’s what I got in my ipsy Glam Bag this month.
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What is ipsy?
Ipsy is a beauty subscription service that sends you 5 products (usually 3 deluxe samples and 2 full size products) in a cute little bag with different themes for $10.00 per month.
When you sign up for the service, there’s a quiz to find out what what you like and what your beauty concerns are to help tailor the bag to you. After you get your bag, you can then review the products you got on ipsy’s site to help further tailor future Glam Bags to your liking and earn ipsy points that you can redeem for featured full-sized beauty products. (The points do expire, so that’s something to be aware of.)
How long does it take to get great Glam Bags?
That is variable. Some people seem to get a great selection of stuff in their Glam Bags right off the bat. For others it takes a while. I’ve had my subscription for 3 years or so now, and I still get duds in my bags. Granted, at this point I don’t review the products anymore, but I did review my bags every month for a year or two. Most of the Glam Bags I’ve gotten have been pretty good. As far as I’m concerned if I like 3 products out of every bag, it’s a winner!
What did you get this month?
This month my Glam Bag was a blue tri-color zipper bag for ipsy’s Flying Colors theme celebrating Pride Month. This bag was available in 3 colors: red, blue, or yellow. I’m pretty sure the bag color I received was completely random.
What about the products?
City Color Cosmetics City Chic Eye Shadow in Skinny Latte.
I’ve gotten a couple of other City Color eye shadows over the course of my ipsy subscription. I like these. These eye shadows tend to be fairly pigmented, apply smoothly, and wear well. This icy champagne color is a good summer shade for easy, shimmery, one-shadow looks. This is one of the full-size products in the bag. The City Chic eye shadow singles are $3.99 on the City Color site. City Color Cosmetics is cruelty free.
PS Cosmeceuticals Infused Nail Laquer in Georgia Peach.
This company claims that it’s nail lacquers are infused with grapefruit seed extract “known for its medicinal use as an anti-microbial/anti-fungal.” This bright peach nail color is vegan and cruelty free, as well as non-toxic and 10 free. It’s also a full-size product, and this sells for $14.99 on Amazon. (Their site, pspolish.com, takes you to an Amazon listing when you click on a polish.)
I’m just glad ipsy didn’t send it in pink. I’ve been telling ipsy to quit sending me pink stuff for years because they usually send things in colors of pink that I can’t or don’t wear. It goes on a bit streaky and takes about two to three coats to get full coverage. It’s pretty, but it is definitely a toe color for me. Super bright, super pastel, super peachy. If you have darker skin or a tan, this color would be stunning on you!
Oooooooh! I’m excited about this one! Innisfree is a K-beauty brand that I am familiar with and have been interested in trying. I keep reading that the green tea line is very good for oily and aging skin. This is a 1 ounce deluxe sample, but it should be enough to get a good feel for the product. This goes in the skincare routine after cleansing, toning, essences, and ampuoles, but before any lotions or creams. The full size is 2.7 ounces and costs $25.00 on Innisfree’s US site.
This is a cute little eyeshadow brush. It’s a flat shader brush with synthetic bristles and a skinny handle. I’ve gotten several Luxie brushes over the course of my ipsy subscription, and I really like them. All Luxie brushes are vegan and cruelty free. Obviously, this is also a full-size product. This brush goes for $12.00 on the Luxie Beauty site.
Oh, my! That’s a SUPER long name. Usually, you have to pay premium prices for something with a name that long! All joking aside, this is the product I am least excited about. I do like masks, but this seems like a masks that doesn’t really suit my needs. Yes, I have oily skin, but I don’t really have blackheads.
This beauty company has been around since before I was in high school. (By the way, the number part of the company’s name is pronounced ten-OH-six.) I will try it, but I have a feeling this is going to be a bit too harsh for my skin at this point in my life. This is a 1 ounce deluxe sample, but the 3.4 ounce full-size is available at Ulta for $6.99.
So, what do you think? Is this bag a winner?
Overall, I’d say yes. There’s only one product in this bag that I am not thrilled about, so that makes this one a winner.
If you add up the MSRP of the full-size products, at minimum I received $31.00 worth of products for $10.00. I’d be guessing at the value of the two deluxe samples, so we won’t factor those in. I’d say that this bag was definitely worth the money. Good job, ipsy! Keep ’em coming!