Monday, February 26, 2018

Ipsy Glam Bag - May 2017 | Blog My Backlog

What is Ipsy?: Ipsy is a monthly subscription that sends 4-5 beauty/makeup products plus a different makeup bag each month. They also have a referral program where you earn points. Be sure to use your points within a year of earning them, though, because they do expire. They have expanded the points program to give you additional points by sharing your bag and following their content creators on social media accounts!

How Much is Ipsy?: Ipsy is only $10 per month shipped to the United States or $10 plus shipping ($4.95) to Canada. 

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Oh lord, a clear plastic makeup bag. I get serious school vibes from when they thought mesh or see-through backpacks would possibly be mandated when I was rocking my 'cool' bags.

Summer vibes? No. Summer in Georgia is under-boob sweat and frizzy hair, not fun days outside with drinks and friends.

I really dislike this bag. I get the point of plastic bags and summer and blah blah, but this screams 'kid' to me. The ice cream is cute, but the feel of the plastic is just unpleasant.

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter (Sin) ($9.18) - This is a STUNNING highlighter. It's a gorgeous and creamy pale gold that sits nicely on your skin. It's a very pale shade so it works for my skin tone but for those darker than me, you might not necessarily like this highlight. I like packing it on with a tapered brush for a nice pop.

Jelly Pong Pong Supercharged Eyeshadow Duo (Electric) ($22.95) - Holy crap at this price. I checked three times to see if I had missed a decimal but this really is the size they send if you buy from their website. It's a lovely formula, creamy and applies well (with a finger or a dampened brush, not a fluffy brush) but there's no way I would spend that much money on this tiny duo. 

Luxie Beauty Brush (660 / Precision Foundation Face Brush) ($23.00) - To be frank, I don't know how to apply foundation with this style brush. This does a great job applying blush and bronzer, it disperses product very well without killing a product, but I struggle still with how this is a foundation brush. 

Adesse New York Gel Effect Nail Lacquer (Surfer Girl) ($18.00) - Let me name my issues with this before doing a review. This is a 12-free polish, meaning it's free of a ton of chemicals that sound dangerous but that also aren't normally found in nail polishes. Really, anything over five-free causes my eyebrow to raise and actually makes me less inclined to buy it (saying your product is x-free to try to have more customers buy makes me angry). The color is lovely but I didn't see any 'gel effect' from the polish. Save your money, buy a drugstore or indie polish and reapply after a week, get your nails done at a salon, etc. 

Mellow Cosmetics Creamy Matte Lipstick (Nude) ($13.00) - This has become one of my go-to lipsticks when I don't want to think about what lip product I want to wear. The formula is amazing, creamy and feels very nice on, but dries down to a nice and wearable matte. I can't say enough good things about this product. My one issue is that to buy just one lipstick, you have to pay $8 in shipping! That's absurd, in my opinion.

Urban Decay Highlight, Jelly Pong Pong Duo, Mellow Lipstick.

This bag was valued at $86.13, well over the cost. I liked all of the products and as long as I don't have to pay absurd costs for some of these products, I'm happy with them!

As always, let me know what you thought of this bag in the comments!