As many of you know, I subscribe to Ipsy. Each month, I receive an Ipsy Glam Bag full of beauty samples. People often ask if it is worth the $10 per month subscription price. Getting a cosmetic bag of beauty products is priceless to me, but some folks might need a little more convincing. I’ve highlighted my January 2015 Glam Bag below. I just got my February Glam Bag today – so that review will be posted soon. In my review, I’ve included the product, the benefits (as claimed by the product), the size I received and the value compare to the normal retail size and price. Ipsy often includes a discount if you decide to purchase the retail product – I’ve included that info as well. Keep in mind that Ipsy Glam Bags vary by person. What you receive is based on the profile you established.
Hikari eyeliner in Storm (Slate Grey)
Benefits: Mechanical eyeliner with smooth application
Ipsy Size: 0.2 g (full retail size)
Ipsy Value: $13.00
Ipsy Deal: 30% off any purchase of hikaricosmetics.com
My thoughts: I’m really picky about my eyeliner so I decided to pass this one off to my 14 year-old daughter. Her feedback was not so positive. She indicated that it went on really light and barely showed up.
Pacifica natural mineral eyeshadow in Ethereal
Benefits: Formulated without parabens, mineral oils, petroleum, etc. No animal testing and 100% vegan and cruelty-free.
Ipsy Size: Full size but sold as part of larger palettes. Palettes include 4 shadows for $14.00.
Ipsy Value: ~ $3.50
Ipsy Deal: 20% off any purchase at pacificabeauty.com
My thoughts: I like this color (a goldish beige) but I have found that this line of eyeshadow to go on very light. However, this color may be a perfect for highlighting the brow bone area.
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Moisturizer
Benefits: Contains organic antioxidant-rich jojoba and shea, Vitamin C, evening primrose, linseed and borage seed.
Ipsy Size: 0.26 fl oz (retail size: 1.7oz @ $65)
Ispy Value: ~ $10.00
Ipsy Deal: 20% off any purchase at juicebeauty.com
My thoughts: I love getting any type of moisturizer. I am still looking for that perfect moisturizer so I am open to trying any. I also travel a lot and sample sizes are great for my trips.
Probelle Into The Blue Nail Lacquer
Benefits: high gloss, long-lasting, DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free
Ipsy Size: 0.5 oz (full retail size)
Ipsy Value: $6.00
Ispy Deal: 20% off purchase at pro-belle.com
My thoughts: Although this blue nail polish is really bold, I think it will make a fun toe nail polish color.
Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush
Benefits: 100% synthetic bristles
Ipsy Size: full retail size brush
Ispy Value: $9.99
Ipsy Deal: 50% entire purchase at elizabethmott.com
My thoughts: I can’t wait to try this shadow brush. I’m really picky about my makeup brush but can never have too many!
Total Ipsy Value: ~$42.49
photo credits: ipsy.com