Ipsy Glam Bag Review: March 2017

Ipsy Glam Bag Review: March 2017

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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.

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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.

Ipsy Glam Bag Review March 2017

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!

Tarte Delish

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.

Ipsy Glam Bag Review March 2017

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.

Jessica Lam

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  • I love the lip color ! it looks so pretty on you!


  • I thought about subscribing to the Ipsy bag so this was a really helpful post – there are so many subscription beauty services lately and it’s hard to keep track of what items comes in what bag and such.

    • I wanted to try (I think it’s called) Birchbox, but I don’t think it’s available to Canadians! Ipsy is really fun though 🙂

  • Atsuna Matsui

    I’ve been hearing a lot about ipsy in the recent months and I’ve been considering to try it myself. It’s such a great price for all the sample items you get!


    • It’s so worth it! I’m super glad I decided to go for it 🙂

  • Ciara Salloum

    That lip colour looks stunning on you! I really want to try the Ipsy bag! I love the idea of being able to try out minis before committing to buying the full product!


    • Thanks Ciara! It’s fun being surprised with new products haha!

  • Great choice of products. Thanks for sharing.

    Kisses from Berlin
    Valentina | DAILY SUIT

  • Very useful post – thanks for sharing


  • pennyanddash

    I love the Ipsy bag cause you can try so many products! The tartist lip cream is one of my favorites 🙂


    • I think there’s a Tarte lip paint in the Sephora birthday gift too, so I’m excited for that hehe!

  • Mary Duggan

    I’ve always wanted to try out Ipsy, thanks for showing off yours! The products look high-end.

    Xo – Mary / easilyinspired-blog.com

  • Greta Hollar

    Love the color of that lip paint! Gorgeous!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • Casey

    These products look great! I definitely need to try this service!

  • That Tarte lip color is gorgeous! Looks like a great bag!

  • mckenna bleu

    I love that tart lip color!

  • I’ve heard SO much talk about Ipsy over the years but have never decided to subscribe. I always like reading and watching reviews on YouTube before every purchasing beauty products, so that’s probably why. 🙂

    I know the quality wasn’t the best when Ipsy first started, but from the looks of this bag, it seems like they’ve stepped up their game. That lip stain looks GORGEOUS on you, Jessica!

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    • I used to watch Michelle Phan but I never really cared about Ipsy – after seeing so many beauty bloggers post about the glam bag this year I had to try it out! Thanks so much Bria! <3

  • All my friends are obsessed with Ipsy and I’ve been meaning to try it! As someone who never knows what to try next it’s perfect!


    • It’s so much fun haha, I’d love to subscribe to more like this!

  • Wow! I am lovin’ everything in this month’s ipsy bag, especially the tarte lip paint! I love how nude/brown it is. 🙂 I’ve been trying to get on the ipsy list for a long time but the waitlist is soooo long! 😮

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/gozon-spring-styles/

  • Ahh it looks amazing! Lovely lip colour! I wish I could afford beauty subscriptions like this! They always look awesome! X

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

    • You should definitely try it out one day if you’re able to! 🙂

  • This month’s glam bag looks awesome! That lip color is stunning on you!! I cancelled my glam bag a few months back because I have so many products I need to use up. I do plan to resume it in a few months though. Have you ever heard of or used Boxycharm? They send full-size products for $21/month.

    • I have so many products I need to use up but I love getting more haha! I haven’t heard of Boxycharm but I’ll check it out – thanks Nicole!! 🙂

  • Kimberly Hsieh

    Ohh love that lip color! The bag for the month is also super cute heh
    xo, http://www.lovekimber.com

  • Rachel Li

    I am in love with that lip color!! Also the eye shadow seems so pretty!


    • I’m obsessed with it – I’ve been wearing it almost everyday haha!

  • thesofieyahdiaries

    I have so many samples to begin with that I don’t know if I want to spend money to buy samples haha but also sometimes the products are pretty amazing xD

    • I always get samples when I order from Sephora but I go through them so quickly! And this is a great way to try out new products that aren’t in those single-use packs that Sephora gives out haha