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Ipsy Glam Bag: August 2013 Reveal



I recently subscribed to the Ipsy Glam Bag because I love my Julep Maven subscription so much I wanted more surprises.  After some research Ipsy looked like the best option for Canadians as far as cost/value.  I’ve been patiently waiting for my first Glam Bag and it finally arrived!

Each month, Ipsy subscribers receive a beautiful Glam Bag with 4-5 deluxe samples or full-sized beauty products.  The cost is $10 a month (or $110 for a full year’s 12 Glam Bags) which is pretty reasonable.   Shipping is free in the US but Shipping to Canada is USD $4.95 per month.  

Let’s take a look at what I received this month and see if I got my moneys worth!


So this months theme is “Glamour Academy”.  They all appear to be deluxe samples rather than full sized products, but let’s take a closer look.


Michael Todd -Pumpkin Mask:  Nutrient-Rich Facial Mask

30 ml / 1 oz travel size

Value is $10

I could feel is tingling/burning a bit on my face so I assume it was doing something.  My skin did feel pretty nice once I rinsed it off and I can only assume I will notice the effects more with regular use.



Smashbox – Photo Finish Foundation Primer

7.1 ml / .25 fl oz Mini tube

Value is $6

I’ve never used a primer before.  I generally use concealer and then powder foundation.  I was really surprised by how matte this goes on and what a difference it really makes, especially when applying my foundation or BB cream.  I think I am sold on this one.


MICA Beauty Cosmetics – Shimmer Powder in 17 Bronze

2.50 gm / 0.1 oz

Value is $14.95

Shimmery eye-shadow,  It’s pretty but nothing really remarkable.



Pixi – Lash Booster Mascara


Value is $

I wear Mascara everyday.  I have long thick lashes but because they are so light they are almost not even noticeable  unless I am wearing mascara.  So I know a few things about it.  This one went on easily with no clumping and the brush kept my lashes separated and more natural looking.  I was surprised to find that it seems to be waterproof as it didn’t go on the way most waterproof mascaras do but also didn’t smudge during a shower.  It did come off nicely with eye makeup remover though.


Urban Decay Revolution lipstick in 69

0.04 oz deluxe sample size

Value is $9.78

I don’t wear lipstick and I am pretty sure that when I filled out my quiz I said so.  This is a super bright red with pink under-tones which is far off from my more usual natural look.  I found it smoothed on very well, has a matte look and lasted for ages without needing to be re-applied.


This is the look I put together with this months Glam Bag.  

I’m pretty happy with what I received this month.  I wish I had received anything but the lipstick but I guess I can force myself to wear it.  Who knows, I might grow to like wearing lipstick. 


Sunday 14th of September 2014

I am not a lipstick girl either, but it does look good on you

kathy downey

Friday 12th of September 2014

Wow,only 10$

kathy downey

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014

you look great beautiful colour for you

Susan T.

Saturday 28th of December 2013

I am so jealous that you got the lipstick. It looks really great on you!

Heidi C.

Monday 19th of August 2013

You look so pretty in the pic! I just signed up as well so I am looking forward to my first shipment!