ipsy Glam Bag - September 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. 

Check out other Ipsy reviews here.


Look at this selection.



I like the look of this bag but I did give it away like I do almost all of the bags. They aren't really big enough for me to carry products and my mom's friends (and their kids) love getting bags.


As long as it's not a 'girl boss' (which just reminds me of MLMs).


Pretty Woman Nail Polish (Girl Boss) ($7.99) - Ugh. See above. This is a gorgeous polish, though, so I'll deal with the name. I haven't yet swatched it so keep an eye out for that post!


Luxie Beauty Brush (Medium Angled Shading - 207) ($12.00) - I LOVE Luxie Brushes so getting another one is always a score. They pick up just the right amount of product and distribute it perfectly. I'd love to have a full set of these.


re:p. Bio Fresh Mask with Real Calming Herb ($4.92) - This was a huge pass for me. I'm very against using clay masks on my face because I do get such dry skin and they've always made my skin drier and I never see any benefits from them.


Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer ($9.23) - Used to, the original Smashbox Photo Finish Primer was the only one I'd use. I've branched out since but I was interested in this because it's supposed to be moisturizing. I do like it as a more radiant primer but I still have to use my pore-filling primers around my nose and on my cheeks.  


Elizabeth Mott Pop! Goes the Shadow (Gunmetal) ($4.55) - This is a super stunning eyeshadow. It's the perfect shade to pop on your lid for a fancier traditional smokey eye or blended all over for an easy day look. My only complaint is I wish I could pop the pan out easily and put it in a magnetic palette.


Swatches L-R: Pop! Goes the Shadow, Smashbox Primer.


This bag was valued at $38.69, a very good value for the bag cost! I loved almost everything and there was a good variety of products in the bag. Honestly, they could send four crap products and a Luxie brush and I'd probably still be happy.

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

Kiersten Faythe
Kiersten Faythe

A lifestyle blog focusing on makeup, subscription boxes, and nail polish.