Ipsy Glam Bag Review - August 2018 - Beauty Subscription Box

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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 1-2 weeks to arrive.

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August’s Glam Bag - Confidence level: selfie with no filter.

"This bright orange pouch adds a pop of color to your summer looks & is fab for stashing your summery faves."

This bag is cute and I love the tassle!

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!

EAU THERMALE AVÈNE Cleanance Gel (50ml, $5.81 US)
Gentle and soap-free, this formula cleanses, moisturizes, and fights acne without stripping your skin or making it feel dry. It’s formulated with thermal spring water, which is famous for its softening and calming benefits.
This cleanser is awesome! It took off all of my makeup and left my skin feeling so fresh!

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Color Pencil in Walnut (0.6g. $7.66 US)
We love a multitasker, so we feel like we hit the jackpot with this pencil that works as both an eyeliner and lip liner. This smooth operator is so creamy and glides on gorgeously without tugging or pulling. It’s long-wearing, so your lip and/or eye look will stay put all damn day.
I first used it as an eyeliner, and I wasn't thrilled with the shade for that, but I like it much better as a lip liner! Glad it can do both.

SERAPHINE BOTANICALS Lychee + Gold - Full Size ($14 US)
It’s ultra-blendable, super buildable, and made from 99% natural ingredients like lychee and chamomile that give your skin a boost of hydration. The peachy, rose gold shade has a light sheen and looks pretty on so many skin tones.
I love this blush. The soft pink is beautiful on my skin tone and the gold highlights are stunning. I have received this same blush from ipsy in the past.

12 BENEFITS Instant Healthy Hair Treatment (1.5oz, $5.50 US)
Want healthier-looking hair on the double? This miracle mist has all of the benefits of a hair mask, minus the waiting time. 12 Benefits isn’t just the name. This stuff seals color, smooths frizz, moisturizes, detangles, protects from heat styling, strengthens, adds shine, repairs split ends, shields from chlorine, prevents sun damage, softens, and improves hair texture. (Go ahead, count ‘em.)
I am mostly blonde so of course my hair is a bit dry. This gave my hair shine and softness instantly, without weighing it down or making it look greasy.

THRIVE CAUSEMETICS Liquid Lash Extensions in Black - Deluxe Sample ($11.20 US)
This volumizing, lengthening formula does exactly what it says. One swipe made our skimpy lashes look *so much* like extensions. An innovative comb-shaped wand adds definition, separates lashes, and helps prevent clumping. The formula is infused with the very cool sounding Orchid Stem Cell Complex™ (which stimulates lash growth) and soft fibers (which give you dramatic length and lift).
This mascara is the best. It doesn't flake, clump or cause watery and itchy eyes. I am in love with it. My lashes appear to be longer and more visible. It’s easily removable and it doesn't run down your face when it gets wet either.

The August ipsy Glam Bag included five products and had a retail value of $44.17 US. This box cost me $20.08 CDN with exchange. There was one full size product, one travel sized samples and three deluxe samples. I am most excited about the THRIVE CAUSEMETICS Liquid Lash Extensions this month as it definitely helps me feel Selfie-with-no-filter-confident. Did your Glam Bag help make you selfie ready 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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