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IPSY Monthly Beauty Subscription Reviews – March Glam Bag “Destination Beauty” Review

Ipsy Monthly Beauty Glam Bag Subscription Review – March “Destination Beauty”

Ipsy March Glam Bag Review

Let me start off that I am not a glam girl.  I have had one pedicure and manicure in my lifetime.  I buy makeup at Wal-mart.  My beauty “routine” is foundation and mascara.  All other things are based on whether I have time (which is rare). Recently, though, a friend of mine posted a link to an Ipsy bag subscription.  I clicked over and the more I read, the more I thought, “This looks like an inexpensive splurge that I can look forward to each month.”  For only $10, I get (typically) 4-5 beauty items, a bag, and shipping.  This allows me to explore some higher end beauty items without breaking the bank.  I love that Ipsy also gives a quiz to find out a person’s beauty profile (hair, skin, and eye color, etc.) and what types of beauty items a person is most interested in.  This quiz can be updated each month.  In addition, I can review items and have found that my reviews influence the next bag I get.

March was my first month for a beauty bag.  Sometimes when signing up, people are put on a waiting list.  Since I posted an Ipsy link on Facebook, I ended up not waiting at all.

Here is what I received with each item’s approximate value:

  • Destination Beauty Bag: Eh…didn’t love the pattern.  I don’t need bags anyway, so I’m never all that concerned with what the bag looks like.  It is a plastic (vinyl?) small bag.
  • bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie™ Lipstick – Get Ready shade (sample size): The color is darker and more vivid than I would typically go for.  I usually just pat it on my lips and get enough color for my preference, then I go over it with lipgloss. It’s a nice purse size. This sample was 1.5g.  A full size lipstick sells for $18.  The site doesn’t give the size of the full-size lipsticks in grams, but I think it’s safe to say a trial size would be about 1/3 the size of the full-size lipstick.  My estimate of value – $4 to 6.00
  • NYX Love in Rio Eyeshadow – Bikini Bottom (full size): Colors:  Silvery Pink Bronze, Deep Bronze – These are nice safe colors for my style, and they seem to work well.  I’d say they’re similar in quality to something I’d pick up at Wal-mart.  Value – $6.00
  • Chella Eyeliner – Indigo Blue (full size):  I’m 38 years old, and blue eyeliner is not something that I’d normally consider wearing.  I tried it on and hated it.  Later I tried doing a thin line above black eyeliner and it actually looked alright.  Not something I would normally wear, but the eyeliner itself is good quality and might be something I’d consider in another color (if the price wasn’t so high).  Value – $24.00
  • Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer (sample size):  This product goes on a bit peachy, but the peach doesn’t show under my foundation.  I think it does help even out my skin tone, and it has a slight bit of a glow to it.  Just wish it came in a lighter shade. The full size version (30 ml) is $22.00 .  My estimate of value – $8.00

Total Estimated Value of Items in the bag:  $42.00

I didn’t receive anything in my Ipsy bag that caused me to go on a makeup shopping spree at any of the brands.  Had I wanted to buy something, though, Ipsy does provide codes each month for every beauty item they send out that month (even the ones that weren’t chosen for your bag).  Although I didn’t fall in love with any of the items, I will use the majority of them.  I love that I received $42.00 worth of product for $10 (including shipping).  What a fun way to try out new beauty products!

March’s items were:

Ipsy Beauty Items - Glam Bag - March



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