Ipsy Subscription Bag Review

I have been a subscriber of the Ipsy Glam bag since 2013 and for some reason it never occurred to me to show you the bag and it's contents until now! lol (it's ok to laugh at me, it was pretty silly) Ipsy is a monthly makeup sampling service. For just $10 a month, they send you a little makeup bag with samples and/or full sized products. Each month follows a theme and they send along a little card to introduce you to that months theme. 

So this is what is in my March Glam bag that just came in the mail. This month is called Floral Fantasy and of course it has an adorable little floral bag to go with the theme!


march ipsy glam bag samples

What is in the Ipsy bag?


  • NYX Cosmetics: Butter Lipstick
  • pūr~lisse beauty: pūr~delicate gentle soy milk cleanser & makeup remover
  • Boo-Boo Cover-Up: Boo-Boo Cover-Up: Medium Shade
  • Dr. Brandt Skincare: pores no more anti-aging mattifying lotion 
  • VINTAGE by Jessica Liebeskind: Illuminating Face Highlighter

I didn't get to try them all yet, but I will be sure to let you know if there are any stand out products! As with most subscription services, you get a more personalized selection by filling out the questions in your profile that's on their website. Trust me, I received a lot of stuff I wouldn't use the first few months! Then I found the profile and filled it out. I've used almost everything I've gotten in my bags since!

Ipsy is the cheapest subscription box that offers at least some full sized products. All the other boxes at this price point send all trial size products, like Sephora's Play! The down side to Ipsy though, is that you may receive products from brands you've never heard of before. While I have found a few great products that I normally wouldn't have tried, I have not repurchased most of what came in my Ipsy bag.

Don't get me wrong...it is a great deal and some of the products are excellent quality! I just find it off putting that I have to order the products online. I prefer things I can pick up when I'm at the mall, ya know? While Ipsys products might be full sized they are more likely to have indie brands or new products that are just starting out.

You can get your own Ipsy glam bag at Ipsy's website. I hear the waiting list is kind of long now, so be prepared. It was only a week or so back when I started, but I have heard that now you can invite friends to speed up the process. If you do sign up, I appreciate you using my referral link! Ipsy gives points for referrals, FB and twitter shares which can be redeemed for free products! Bonus!

If you're not sure if you'll like what's in an Ipsy bag, try my trick for determining what is really in a subscription bag or box. Just use social media to help you find out what they really send in these mystery boxes!

Update: as of 2019 I am no longer a subscriber to Ipsy.  I have since joined Allure and Birchbox and have active subscriptions. I have subscribed to Boxycharm but left amid the rumors they have their products filled in PRC (China). I will continue to write about each subscription box as I order then since I get so many messages about them!

Let me know what you think if you get a subscription!

~L    

10 comments:

  1. I was hoping more came in the bag. #productreviewparty

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    1. This month was kind of skimpy! I've had bags that had a ton in them but every once in awhile I get one that doesn't seem 'full'. Hopefully it will be better next month!

      ~L

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  2. Wow, I didn't realize Ipsy had a long waiting list. They must be doing really well. #ProductReviewParty

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    1. It surprised me too! My daughter has been on the list for 3 months now! Another friend told me she was on the list for a few months, then referred people and got approved in a few days. They don't say it's a requirement though....so I'm not sure.

      ~L

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  3. Not bad for $10 - thanks for sharing (finally) - #ProductReviewMom

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    1. Some months are definitely better then others! (sorry if you clicked my link before and it went nowhere, I was having a template problem)

      ~L

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  4. Seems great!! Looks like a fun bag of goodies! #productreviewparty!

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    1. There are a few things here that I can't wait to try!
      Thanks for stopping by!

      ~L

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  5. I got the same bag. I felt like this month was a good one! Visiting from Product Review Mom's Linky.

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  6. Really a lot of fun for only $10. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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