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January Ipsy Glambag

I just received my first Ipsy Glambag in the mail yesterday.

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I chose Ipsy because they offer a selection of 5 beauty products per month for $10. Some of these items are travel sized, and that seems to be a turn off for some, but actually, for me, that was more of a selling point. The way I see it, I am in this to try out new products right? If I don’t like something why do I want a full-size version of it? Seems a bit wasteful to me to have a high-end full-size product that I will either throw away, give to someone else, or just let sit in my drawer till it expires.

I am fully aware of some of the bad reviews, but I wanted to see for myself, and I just want to say, I am not displeased with what I got this month. I am still skeptical though and plan to see what happens next month before I decide if I plan to keep my subscription or cancel and try one of the other subscriptions available.

I won’t pretend that I am up to date on the latest and best in the beauty world, and those of you who read this blog regularly know that I don’t post often about this type of thing, but I am a 39-year-old woman who has been wearing makeup every day for the last 26 years give or take. I do know what I like, and I am fairly competent in the application of cosmetics, so I like to think that maybe I can put something helpful out there to those of you who like me, are making an effort to venture a little farther into beauty land as of late.

I thought I would share with you what was in my bag this month and what I thought of each product, so this morning, I created a look using each and every one of the five items that were sent to me (and a few of the things I already have in my collection).

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My bag consisted of:

  • ELLA EDEN Pressed Eyeshadow in Julia
  • SLMISSGLAM SB68 Eye Brush
  • ILLAMASQUA Colouring Pencil Lip Crayon in Lust
  • EYEKO Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner in Black
  • PURE BRAZILIAN Leave-In Conditioner

First off, I LOVED the conditioner. It smelled fabulous, my hair was super easy to comb while it was still wet, and after my blowdry it smelled nice, was very soft, shiny and manageable and had great bounce. I didn’t even have to use the mousse I normally use for volume, my hair did it all on its own!

For the look above, I used the SLMissGlam eye brush to sweep the Ella Eden shadow all over my upper eye area from the lashes to the brow bone. This brush was nice and soft, and picked up the color well. I usually prefer my eye brushes to be a little stiffer because I feel like I have more control this way, I will probably use it mainly for when I want just a light dusting of glitter, or for blending. The Ella Eden shadow was really nicely pigmented, went on smoothly, and had a nice iridescent sheen to it. It kind of reminded me of a seashell. It was a little understated for my taste, so I used a deep wine color that I already had and just built it up a little in the crease, and blended. Beautiful. Then I used the Eyeko liner to make a simple winged look. It was a nice deep black, and it was easy to apply both thick and thin lines. It performed just as a liner should no more, no less. I finished the eye look with a pair of thin wispy strip lashes that I trimmed to 1/3  and applied to just the outer third of my lashline, a fast single swipe with my Lancome mascara, and an off white liner for the waterline.

There were no highlighters or foundation products in this bag, so I used my own primer, foundation, blush, and highlighter, but I didn’t do anything fancy, and I didn’t do any contouring because I wanted to keep the Glambag products center stage.

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For my lips, I simply shaped and lined my lips with the Illamasqua pencil, then used it to fill them all the way in, and topped it with a clear lip balm. The pencil went on smoothly and filled nicely, it didn’t feel dry or heavy and the color was nice and rich. I was expecting it to be a little more berry and a little less pink/nude, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I have to say it wasn’t my favorite color ever but it didn’t suck, so that’s ok. It lasted a good long while as well. Overall, nice product, I would love to try it in a color I think better suited to me.

As I said above, overall, I was pleased with this bag. I feel that they sent me products in accordance with what I had put into my profile. The price is definitely right, and I had no issues with shipping or customer service. I can’t wait to see what they have for me in February!

Are you an Ipsy customer? How are you liking their service?

Did you cancel your Ipsy subscription? Why? I would love to hear in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

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7 thoughts on “January Ipsy Glambag

  1. I’m an Ipsy customer and absolutely love it. I especially love when I get mascaras and primers. What’s your favorite product to get in your glam bag?

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    1. My favorite thing this time was probably the shadow but it’s only my first month. My favorite things are highlighters and anything for eyes.


    1. OMG thank you! I’m blushing now! ❤

      I did really like the bag this month, and for $10 it's really a good value. Even a travel size makeup product lasts a decent amount of time. At least for me it does. Let me know what you decide to go with and I will keep posting about my experiences with mine! Thanks for reading!

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  2. Hi there! I was an Ipsy customer for over a year and I had a lot of fun with it. I enjoyed trying brands that I had never heard of before. I also did Sephora Play for about 6 months before cutting it out of my budget while pursuing other goals…… It’s good to have a friend you can swap samples with as well. This makes me want to go back!! LOL Thanks for the read!

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    1. Oh I never thought to see if I had a girlfriend that had a sub for swaps. Great idea!!!!! Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the post! Thanks for reading!


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