ipsy Glam Bag Review - March 2017 - Beauty Subscription Box

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This review was written by Hayley. 

What is it?
ipsy Glam Bag
How Much? $10 per month, plus $4.95 shipping to Canada. Prices in US dollars.
What’s in it? 4-5 beauty products every month

ipsy is a San Francisco based beauty subscription that sends a trendy Glam Bag filled with with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. ipsy uses ipsyMatch to help tailor a custom Glam Bag that matches your current style and beauty preferences. Once you've received your Glam Bag, you can head over to the ipsy Community to watch tutorial videos from ipsy's well-loved YouTube Creators, play along with the ipsy stylists, learn new beauty tricks using the same products they are using, and participate with your favourite Creators in monthly looks. As a bonus, you can review your Glam Bag and products each month to earn points towards free products.

ipsy is $10 per month, or $110 per year. Shipping is an additional $4.95 per bag. Prices are in US dollars, and with exchange you can expect it to cost around $20 per month. ipsy ships mid-month and takes 7-10 days to arrive.

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March's bag is themed Tres Jolie.

About the Bag

1. It has a cool new design that you'll flip for 
2. It makes us soooo psyched for spring 
3. It's a chic, pale pink shade (that's totally on trend)


I first spotted this month’s Glam Bag theme on ipsy’s Instagram Story.  

Make sure you follow ipsy on Instagram for tips and sneak previews!

Each month Ipsy sends a sneak peak email where you can view what your products are going to be before they arrive. Here's what my dashboard looked like:
Something I noticed this month is that when you login to your ipsy account online or using the app, you can click on your various products and then you can select “learn more”. Once inside, ipsy lists some reasons “Why you’ll love it” and at the bottom of each product page, there’s also a “How to use it” section with detailed instructions, tips and photos. This is impressive, especially if you receive a product that’s outside your comfort zone.

Here's the app view:


Without further ado, let's take a look at the March Glam Bag: 
First look!

tarte cosmetics tarteist quick dry matte lip paint in rosé (1 ml, $3.33US)
The velvet matte finish nails all of our Goldilocks criteria; neither too matte, nor too glossy. An extra coat can change the whole look and pump up the color dramatically, always a nice option when you’re going from day to night.
This is a fantastic lip product - I applied this before work and it lasted through breakfast, coffee and lunch without budging. The colour is a rosy nude and a nice addition for Spring. 

Neogen Coconut Milk Pure Mild Cleanser (25ml, $6.33US)
As if we need more reasons to heart coconut oil, in cleanser form it softens, brightens, and hydrates skin. This formula transforms from creamy to sudsy! We’re pretty much addicted to washing our face because of this guy.
I took this cleanser on my recent trip to Las Vegas and it helped to keep my skin soft even though the water is very hard and the temperature was hot. It has a nice, subtle scent. 

Dirty Little Secret Cosmetics Blush in Kitty Pink (Full Size $14.00 US)
This dusty peach shade looks gorgeous on any and every skin tone. Seriously! Try it on all your friends. It’s perfectly blendable and buildable, so you can pack it on for more concentrated color or dust on softly for a sheer finish. A long-lasting formula means cheeks will stay rosy all day long (because ain’t nobody got time to reapply).
I love blush and was happy to see this one in my Glam Bag. The colour looks nice with my fair complexion and I found it easy to build up and blend with my highlighter.

Marc Anthony Deep Repair Aloe Vera & Jasmine Conditioning Treatment (50ml, $2.99 US)
Banish pretty much any kind of tress stress with this mighty mask! It hydrates, softens, and adds shampoo commercial shine. Rich enough for super dry hair, but not so heavy that it will weigh down fine locks, it works on all textures.
This conditioning treatment smells delicious. It made my hair look and smell great.

PÜR Cosmetics Disappearing Ink 4-in-1 Concealer in Light (2ml, $13.14 US)
Like the ultimate makeup magic trick, this has a unique “Diamond Complex” to reflect light away from imperfections. It’s also full of good-for-your-skin ingredients, and we’re all about two-for-one benefits.
This is a very tiny sample. I’m in shock with how well this concealer covers. I was able to cover some blemishes as well as use it to brighten my Vegas-induced bags. This is definitely a product I will need to buy.

The March ipsy Glam Bag included five products and had a retail value of $39.79 US. This box cost me $20.47 CDN with exchange. Only one of the five products is a full-sized sample, so it's not a great month for value. Though I'm still quite happy with my Glam Bag this month, as I will or have used each product.

What did you get in your Glam Bag this month?

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Review written by Hayley.
Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up

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