January 2017 Ipsy Glambag Review


If you have not already heard of Ipsy but you love trying new make-up, I’m not really sure what rock you’ve been living under but get out of it. This is not a sponsored post by any means (I don’t have enough klout for that) but for $10 I’ve been getting sample and full-sized make-up items monthly and I love it because a lot of them are things I’ve wanted to try but not wanted to spend the full $30+ on to find out I hate them. I actually just hate spending $30+ dollars on make-up I like too because that is too much money for a broke college kid that just likes to paint her face.

In this month’s bag, I got five different items: a primer by Temptu, an under-eye concealer by It Cosmetics, a BB cream by Smashbox, a lip balm by Rimmel London, and a moisturizer by H2O+ Beauty. Pictured are the primer, BB cream, and concealer, all of which I tried for the very first time this morning when I was getting ready for work and obviously, I started with the primer.

Now the order of what you use when is a little bit wonky to me because people will do their eyes up all the way without having put on foundation first when it is call foundation, but I know that primer comes before anything, except moisturizer. This primer felt like a moisturizer in a little droplet bottle. It was very different than the primer I usually use which is from L’Oreal, but I made sure my face was covered and then I moved on to the BB cream. This went on as normal foundation does and felt light and finished more matte than I was expecting. Under-eye concealer is still a bit of a foreign concept to me but I tried it anyways, throwing it on as a highlighter as many beauty gurus do. This finished more shiny, but once I covered it in powder, everything looked as it should.

I like all three of these items a lot, particularly the BB cream. It went on smoothly and easily and drying into a light, matte finish is everything you want in the things you’re caking to your face. I’m not about to run out and buy any (I still have a lot of tarte Amazonian Clay foundation) but I would consider using this again in the future, when my broke college kid budget has an increase in the make-up category.


2 thoughts on “January 2017 Ipsy Glambag Review

  1. Very informative, but also has a relaxed and humorous feel to it. For non make-up wearers, the tone of it is what keeps you reading, so great job on that. I think the fact that you used a photo of the actual products is really effective, and your first hand thoughts and experience with the products is really helpful in selling the piece. I think its really good that its almost like an advice column in a way, especially when you talk about the prices of the sample kits in order to save money. I think you did a great job on this post and on the site in general, again for non make-up users this is really informative and helpful.


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