I haven’t reviewed my Ipsy bags in forever, so I figured January was a good time to start again. 🙂
If you still haven’t heard, Ipsy is a beauty subscription that sends subscribers a monthly “Glam Bag” full of cosmetics and beauty accessories for just $10/month. When you sign up, you take a “beauty quiz” to determine your likes/dislikes, makeup preferences, etc. This helps Ipsy learn which products to send in your Glam Bag. Each bag will contain 4-6 full sized and deluxe sample sized products from top cosmetics brands.
A lot of different variations are sent each month, so you’ll see that other subscribers may have gotten totally different products than you did. Hopefully your beauty quiz answers match you with products that most meet your needs… But honestly, even if you only like one or two of the products, for $10 shipped it’s still a pretty good deal.
Let’s see what’s in my January 2017 Ipsy bag!
January’s bag featured a mesh-type design with dark silver/gray fabric over a lighter metallic one. Not my favorite bag, not not bad. It did have a bit of a funky smell when I first took it out of the mailer, but it has since gone away (thankfully).
Nail polish is one of my favorite things to get in my Ipsy bag! This one is a pretty pale pink and boasts a formula that’s both 5-free and vegan-friendly. Yay!
A blush brush with an angled head designed to hit all the curves of your face perfectly, so you can blush, highlight, and contour with ease. The bristles are made from natural goat hair fibers, so it’s definitely not vegan-friendly.
A buildable lip gloss in “Blame Game” — a pinky toned brown shade. It’s highly pigmented, moisturizing, and said to be non-sticky. I only wear neutral colors, so I was hoping I’d get the other shade sent to subscribers (Method to the Madness) that was a lot less bold than this one. Ah well.
-417 Hand Moisturizer (~$5)
My hands have been wicked dry lately, so I’m totally up for trying some new moisturizer. Ingredients include evening primrose oil, olive oil, shea butter, plant extracts, and minerals from the Dead Sea. It absorbs in seconds and has a nice, fruity scent.
A pretty champagne-colored shadow with plenty of shimmer. It’s made with the highest quality 100% oxidized mica for deeper and richer color pigments and is totally free of talc, oils, waxes or fillers.
As usual, I won’t use everything in my Ipsy bag, but it’s still completely worth the $10/month cost of the subscription. My favorite items were the pretty pink polish and hand cream. January’s total retail value was roughly $57! Woah! 😀
Wanna check out Ipsy’s Glam Bag for yourself? Take their style quiz and then decide if you’d like to subscribe! (You’ll definitely get your money’s worth!)
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome