ipsy Glam Bag Subscription Review – February 2018
As a long time ipsy customer I have grown to really enjoy my bags, but some are hit or miss. This month’s was no exception, although overall I like it!
What is ipsy? This beauty subscription started in 2011 and features 5 products. You can tailor the items you get by logging into your account and selecting your preferences. When you get your bag you can review the items to get points for freebies and your bags are tailored even more to you. Best of all? It’s just $10 a month!
Read on to hear my thoughts…
A neutral blush cotton with black lace edging and zipper top.
This month’s bag wasn’t my favorite one ever. Although I think it’s cute I am not a fan of the color. But you know, it’s a bag – and all ipsy bags are well made and totally usable, even if the aesthetic isn’t my favorite.
Seraphine Botanicals Lychee + Gold
It ticks all the blush boxes: It’s ultra-blendable, super buildable, and 99% natural. The pretty peachy, rose gold shade looks gorg on literally all skin tones. It’s infused with lychee and chamomile extracts for a super subtle, glowy flush of color.
Ohh this is a really pretty shade. Not too pink, not too brown, it’s a beautiful hybrid of the two tones. It feels a little powdery but goes on beautifully. I see this in my regular makeup routine because it seems to go with everything. $14 Retail
SAND & SKY Brilliant Skin Pink Clay Mask
It’s made with pink Australian clay (we’re obsessed with the color) that draws out toxins from your skin, absorbs dirt and oils, and fights damage caused by pollution. It’s packed with nourishing ingredients like aloe vera, mangosteen, and organic licorice that help tighten pores and brighten your complexion—and it’s gentle for ipsters with sensitive skin. No animal testing went into this product. Slather it on and relax with your furry friends (they won’t mind).
I have had this sample before and although I loved the formula, I was annoyed that the sample size was deceiving. $49 Retail for a full size.
TRÈSTIQUE Mini Eye Pencil in Swiss Chocolate
Liquid liner-phobe? No prob. This creamy gel formula glides on like a liquid, but is wayyy easier to use. It lasts for 16 full hours—aka from your early AM meeting until your post-dinner cocktails (and then some). This ultra-versatile pencil’s possibilities are endless. Going for a super fine, subtle line? Done. Into creating a killer smoky eye? Smudge it out. Feeling something in the middle? Go for it!
Ok, so I made the mistake of trying this out as a brow pencil. Um, no. It is way too soft and dark and I looked like I was gonna cut a bitch. As an eyeliner it’s nice to smoke out but I don’t generally wear brown liner. Maybe the brown liner look is something I should try more of? $10 Retail.
BLAQ Meteor Shower
Ok guys, this grainy-textured scrub is made with actual meteorite powder. Yup, from space. We’ll let that sink in. Curious about where your Meteor Shower landed? Track it using the code on the back of the package at meteor.blaq.co. Activated charcoal detoxifies your skin by drawing out impurities from your pores so you’ll feel squeaky clean after you use it. It leaves teeny little particles of shimmer on your skin, so you’ll have an otherworldly glow after you shower with it.
This product scared me. I mean – meteorite dust?! Hello, NASA? Yeah this is BLAQ. We need some meteorite dust. Why? Oh, just for a skin scrub… That’s how I imagine the conversation starting. Anywho, I tried this in the shower and I think I may have used to much of the concentrated product because my arms looked like they were covered in ash. I tried to rinse but I still looked a bit like Burt from Mary Poppins so I ended up using a second scrub to get the residue from the first scrub off, thus defeating the purpose of getting a glow. I kinda want to try this again, but this time correctly. BTW – I did track my meteorite dust – it’s from Agoudal, Morocco from a metor that landed there in 2000! $24.95 Retail
LUXIE BEAUTY Blending and Shading Eye Brush 249
One brush to get any eye look you dream up? You bet. This ipster-exclusive, double-sided beauty is tapered on one end (for packing down your powder shadows) and fluffy on the flip side (for oh-so-easy blending). It’s too cute to not show off. The rose gold handle is très chic. The super soft bristles are synthetic, so no furry friends were harmed in the making of your fluffy new brush.
I feel like it’s really hard to go wrong with Luxie Brushes. I have several from past subscription bags and I use them regularly. I also love brushes! This dual ended brush is great for laying that pigment down on my eyelids and blending. The bristles are soft and hold a lot of color. This brush is exclusive to the bag but Luxie Eye Brushes range from $10 – $21.
Favorite: Seraphine Botanicals Lychee + Gold Blush
Least Favorite: BLAQ Meteor Shower (but it’s really not bad, I just need to try again).
This bag is one I pay to subscribe to and this post is not sponsored.