While I was in college, I started experimenting with more and more makeup, and it turns out that I really enjoy makeup. A couple of my friends joined a subscription service called Ipsy, and I was super jealous, so now that I have a steady income and a credit card, I wanted to give it a go.
For $10 a month, Ipsy sends you a makeup bag and five personalized products (often trial sizes). When you sign up, you take a beauty quiz, so that they can learn a little bit about what kind of products you like/are interested in. What I really like about this is that they send many different brands of makeup, allowing you to potentially try out high end items without paying the high end prices.
All of my everyday makeup is drugstore makeup, and my most expensive regular purchase is my foundation, which is still only $8. I’m hoping that through this subscription service, I can decide whether or not I should be spending more money on my everyday makeup, if I’m missing out on something great.
Here’s what I received in my July Glam Bag:
- An Aqua Makeup Pouch
- “Half Caked” Lip Fondant in Girl Crush
- “Pureheals” Charcoal Mask
- “Eyeko” Skinny Travel Size Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black
- “Ellen Eden” Pressed Eyeshadow in Harmony
- “Iby Beauty” Eyeshadow Fluff Brush
I tested all these products out today when I received my July makeup bag (right on time by the way), and so here are my initial thoughts.
I really like the lipstick. It dries down really fast, and I was originally a little apprehensive about the orange-ish shade, but it’s completely matte, doesn’t transfer, and it’s very different from anything else I have.
I was most excited for the mask, and it disappointed me the most. I have a cheap peel-off mask from Walmart that works better than this one.
The eyeliner is a little hard to work with, but it looks great, and I think if I can get used to the applicator, I’ll really like it.
The eye shadow isn’t a color I would normally pick out for myself, but it makes a great blush. The eyeshadow was a little beat up when it arrived, but it’s still usable.
To me, all makeup brushes work the same to me as long no bristles fall out, so this brush works just fine.
After I received my bag, I was given the opportunity to rate the items in my bag in return for points. These points can be used in the future for bonus items in a glam bag.