January Ipsy Glam Bag Review

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I’m kind of a sucker for beauty subscriptions. I have scaled back recently to save some extra money, but I still kept my subscription to the Allure Beauty Box (highly recommended) and the Ipsy Glam Bag.

I am still pretty new to the Ipsy Glam Bag, and I don’t know if I will keep the subscription for a long time, but two things really stood out to me about this one:

  1. You get a beauty bag with very purchase instead of a bulky, wasteful box.
  2. The price is right at only $10 per month.

Like most beauty subscriptions, you fill out a profile and Ipsy will curate your bag to fit your preferences–so if you never want to get eyeliner, you won’t. You can review products so they get to know your tastes better, and you can purchase full size items for a discounted price. Each month also has a “theme,” although they’re sort of nebulous, in my opinion. But hey, the bags are cute! Here’s what I thought of my January Ipsy Glam Bag.

Ciaté London Fierce Flicks Precision Tip Liquid LinerThis is a black liquid eyeliner with a “precision tip” that is supposed to help you get the perfect cat eye. The tip is indeed very pointy and easy to use, but I don’t see it replacing my beloved Stila Stay All Day anytime soon.

Alterna Hair Care Caviar CC Cream 10-in-1 Complete CorrectionThis is a hair treatment that does 10 things, hence the name: moisturize, smooth frizz, protect against heat, repair breakage, strengthen, protect from UV rays, soften, style, add shine, and treat split ends. It’s also “infused with real caviar,” which feels a little extra. Since I have very fine, very straight hair, I usually don’t love leave-in conditioning treatment, so I might give this away. It smells very nice, though!

Purlisse Beauty Blue Lotus Seed Mud Mask + ExfoliantI have to admit, I was kind of bummed that this mask wasn’t blue. It’s a purifying/detoxifying mud mask that has a bunch of stuff in it, including blue lotus seeds, ginger, and mushrooms. It’s a little tingly to start, but then feels nice, and my skin felt very clean and bright after using it. I wouldn’t recommend it for dry skin.

TheBalm Beauty Mary Lou-manizerTrue story, when I read the name of this, I was like WTF is a manizer? Then I realized it was a highlighter. Oh, ha ha. Luminizer, I get it. This brand has a cute pin-up vibe, which is fun, but the sample for this is so small. The color is nice, but yeah…small.

Kokie Cosmetics Kissable Liquid Lipstick–I got the color “Mad About Mauve,” which is just a pretty basic nude mauve color. I did not like how this felt on my lips–I’m really picky about my liquid lipstick–and I wasn’t really a fan. It was way too drying for me.

The bag: The theme this month was sporty and the bag (shown above) is very cute and I love the bright colors. This is what I like best about Ipsy…the bag alone would cost $10 at Target or something, and I got to try a bunch of products along with keeping it.

If you want to subscribe and get your own Ipsy Glam Bag, you can sign up using this link.  If you’re already subscribed, what did you get in your January Ipsy Bag? Did you like it?

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2 thoughts

  1. Enjoyed reading your thoughts about Ipsy (I’d like to hear what you think of Allure, too–I’ve not tried that one!). I was a subscriber for about a year, mainly because I like little bags and surprises in the mail. I gifted most of what I received because I’m allergic to a lot of random things and don’t really wear makeup kind of ever. I’d still rec it for 3-6 months just because I have a whole bin of little lotions and lipsticks and masks and things that I’ll be using up forever, and I use the little bags for tons of things in my purse.

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