Ipsy Glam Bag - November 2017 | Frankly Kiersten Reviews


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. 

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

There is now a Glam Bag Plus for $25/month. I get that bag (box) in addition my regular one now. My second, regular ipsy is with the profile slightly different to get a variety of products.

Check out other ipsy reviews here.


A tarte blush? SOLD.



There was another shade option for this bag. I liked both this and the gold one that I could have received but both were still a little small for my preference.


Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer and Setting Spray ($0.53) - Seriously, we couldn't get a spray that actually could be used more than once? This is just a waste of plastic in my opinion.

Crown Brush C141 Small Chisel Brush (3.99) - This is a really good blush brush. It picks up a good amount of product without it being too dense and giving you clown cheeks. It isn't the best quality brush I've used by any means, but it's a solid brush.


tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush (Quirky) ($7.77) - This is one of my favorite blushes I've ever received or purchased. It's a gorgeous coral shade so it's not too pink or too orange, it's just the right amount for my skin tone! 

Naked Cosmetics Mother Nature #06 ($14.99) - I admit, this looks pretty bad in the container. It looks like a musty brown. Swatched, however, it's this gorgeous duochrome of blue and purple with a brownish base. The swatch below is just a single swipe with my finger and you can just see the pigment.

'tini Beauty Barfley Highlighter (Candlelit) ($12.00) - This is such a vibrant almost white highlight. I wasn't expecting it to be an actual highlight on my face but it is and more. I actually could see this being too white for a lot of people's tastes, but I really liked this shade for me.


Swatches top-bottom: 'tini Beauty, Naked Cosmetics, Tarte.


This bag was valued at $39.28. At the beginning of this review, it really felt like Ipsy had cheaped out, but it got better in the end. I really loved the makeup products in this bag and the other two were still okay.

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.