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.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!