ipsy Glam Bag Review - June 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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June's theme is Volume Up. The "loud and proud pouch is a not-so-subtle reminder to *always* speak your mind"!

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:
When you login to your ipsy account online or using the app, you can click on your Glam Bag 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.

First look inside the June Glam Bag

NYX Professional Makeup Whipped Lip & Cheek Soufflé in Plush - Full Size ($6 US) 
This pretty little two-timer can be used on your lips AND cheeks—perfect for the matchy matchy monochromatic look we keep seeing everywhere!
This colour is gorgeous. I don’t love the idea of using it on my cheeks, but it’s nice to have the option if I’m ever in a crunch. This month ipsy has even made a video for this product so ipsters can make the best use of their product.

City Color Cosmetics Bold Brow Eyebrow Powder in Medium - deluxe sample (0.8g, $1.60 US)
Blah brows? No thanks. This duo of matte powders creates soft, subtle definition without looking way harsh.

I don’t think I’ve ever received a brow product from ipsy before. I’m excited to give this brow duo a shot as I will be able mix the shades to come up with the perfect one for me.

Dr. Lili Fan Probiotic Recovery Cream - (20 ml, $27.20 US)
We already know that probiotics are good for our insides (that’s why we OD on yogurt, right?), but they’re also AMAZING for our skin. That’s why we’re super obsessed with this probiotic-infused moisturizing miracle cream!
I don’t love creams however the probiotics along with the peptides and vitamins in this formula makes me curious. Summer is the perfect season to try out a new cream due to all of the extra sun exposure.

DOUCCE Maxlash Volumizer Mascara - deluxe sample (6ml, $11 US)
We’re kinda self-conch about our puny lashes, but this lash-fattening formula makes our fringe look insanely lush, fluttery, and fab. Instant confidence boost!I love the Doucce brand already! 
I have received this product before in another beauty box and its actually amazing. This mascara is very black, adds lots of length and volume and is my newest favourite mascara. I’m happy that this sample is purse-sized as the full sized tube is not made for the purse. Ipsy also created a video, “7 life-changing mascara tricks” that you can check out here.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua XL Eye Pencil in M-10 Matte Black - deluxe sample (0.6g, $11.50 US)
Because YOU draw the line, and YOU get to call the shots, this waterproof baby literally stays put until you decide it’s quitting time. (Just make sure you have some good makeup remover on deck!)
I love eyeliner but usually stick to liquid. This liner lasts forever! I put a sample line on my hand and went all day with it and it did not budge. This will be useful on the hot, sweaty Summer days.

The June ipsy Glam Bag included five products and had a retail value of $57.30 US. This box cost me $20.74 CDN with exchange. The NYX lip and cheek souffle was the only full-sized product and the rest are deluxe samples (But still good sizes). I’m happy with my Glam Bag this month and am excited about the Doucce Maxlash Mascara and the NYX Lip and Cheek Souffle. What was your favourite product 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


  1. Some nice mix of t hings for you to try out.


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