If you subscribe to any subscription boxes, you’ll know how exciting and fun they are. It’s like receiving surprise gifts every so often! I spent a lot of time researching ones I wanted to subscribe to, and Ipsy is so far the only one. I’d love to try the Pusheen subscription box, but it’s about $100 with shipping costs and I personally don’t think the products I’ve seen in the box are worth the price.
You might’ve already heard of the Ipsy Glam Bag – it’s a subscription service by Michelle Phan where you receive a mixture of sample-sized and full-sized beauty products once a month.
I received my first ever Ipsy Glam Bag last month and I really liked it! I love the idea of sampling different products I never would’ve tried otherwise. For me it’s roughly $20 including tax and shipping, so I definitely think it’s worth it.
In my glam bag I received Tarte’s Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Delish, mPrincess’ Pressed Eyeshadow in Chestnut, Dr. Brandt’s Microdermabrasion Mini, Eva NYC’s Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer, and Vasanti Cosmetics’ Professional Contour Eyeshadow Brush.
The Tarte lip paint doesn’t look that impressive in the tube, but when you apply it on it looks stunning. It’s a gorgeous rosy mauve shade and it’s super long-lasting. It also feels a bit drying, so I always make sure to moisturize my lips beforehand. I’m obsessed with this colour and I’m going to get the full size once I run out!
The mPrincess pressed eyeshadow is very creamy and it’s pretty sheer at first application, but it’s very buildable. The colour is pretty much exactly what you see in the container.
I wasn’t too excited with Dr. Brandt’s Microdermabrasion as I’d already received it as a sample from Sephora and I wasn’t a fan of it. It’s supposed to buff away dead skin cells, enhance the radiance of your skin, and minimize the look of lines, spots, and uneven texture, but it didn’t really do anything for me.
It is insane how well the Mane Magic Primer detangles your hair. To make sure I wasn’t just imagining things, I tested out combing my hair before and after spraying the primer, and it really did work! If you have dry or dead hair from dying it a lot, you’ll love this product.
The Vasanti Cosmetics eyeshadow brush is very fluffy and it does a pretty good job of blending. I don’t really need anymore brushes as I already have my core ones, so I hope I don’t get one in next month’s bag.
For everything you get, even if most of it is sample-sized, $20 is definitely worth it. I think it’s only $10 for my American friends, but I’m not sure about additional shipping costs. I’d recommend trying it at least once and seeing how you like it – this is only my second bag and I’m hooked already!
You can subscribe to Ipsy here.
Do you subscribe to any subscription boxes? I’d love to hear about them – I’m on the hunt for more!
P.S. if you liked this review, be sure to check out my Arbonne beauty review.