Ipsy Glam Bag Review [June 2017]

Hello friends! I’m back with another Ipsy Glam Bag review for you. Hey, did you know that you can earn points for reviewing your glam bag products on the ipsy website? Yep, and if you save up enough points, you can cash them out for some sweet makeup! I’m saving up for the Salt’s Alive Face and Body Polish. 

Here is the bag, and its contents. This month, I received a face mask, a face wash, mascara, blush, and a lip product. I love the look of the bag; it’s sassy and perfect for summer. Let’s dive into the products!

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First, we have a glacial face wash by Skyn Iceland. This is a deluxe sample that retails for $6. When I was in Iceland in January, I actually saw a stand of Skyn Iceland products in the airport and was really tempted to buy some! They were very expensive though, so I resisted. I think it’s awesome that I finally get the chance to try out one of their products. This is a foaming cleanser that contains soothing ingredients such as white willow bark. This works well with my sensitive skin, and I have already used up most of the tube.

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The next product I received was the Hey Honey Detoxifying Mud Mask. This was my first time using a proper brown mud mask; prior, I have only used white clay masks. This is a .5 oz sample size, which would retail for around $18. This did not bode well with my skin; I ended up getting several cystic pimples around my nose, and I don’t plan on using this again. It seems to have good reviews so far, so I think it would work well if you aren’t acne prone.

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On to makeup! First, we have a Maxlash Volumizer Mascara by Doucce. This is a sample size that retails around $10. Maxlash is a beautiful, jet black mascara with a chubby wand. Wands like this typically make it hard for me to get the lashes towards the inner corner without stabbing myself in the eye, but that’s my fault. I like this mascara; it doesn’t do the best job lengthening lashes, but it does make them seem quite thick and lush. I already have pretty long lashes, so I am okay with this.

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Next, we have blush from The Balm, in the shade “Balm Springs”. This is a rosy pink shade  with a buildable, natural looking color. This sample is .8g, which would retail for about $3. This blush is beautiful, but I do wish the sample size was a bit larger. It is really hard to get the product on my brush, when the pan is only 2 centimeters.

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Finally, we have the NYX whipped lip and cheek souffle, in the shade Pink Cloud. This was a full size product that retails for $6. I have been subscribed to ipsy for a year, and this is the first product that I have truly hated. It is poorly pigmented, patchy, and draws attention to the slightest crease or chap on your lip. It moves around, never really sets, and transfers ridiculously easy. 30 minutes after applying, you couldn’t tell I was wearing it anymore. It’s a cheap price, and cheap quality. This is a bummer, because I usually love NYX lip products!

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Here is my makeup of the day; I prepped my skin by using the mask and the cleanser. I then incorporated the mascara, blush, and lip souffle into my look.

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I usually love my Ipsy bags, but I wasn’t a fan of this month’s bag. I will give it a rating of 3/5. I really love the face wash and the mascara, but the mud mask breaks me out and the lip souffle is just awful. I’m still going to stick with Ipsy though, because this is the first time they’ve let me down in a whole year. That’s a pretty good track record, if you ask me! I hope you guys enjoyed this review. 🙂 Did you get the same things in your bag?

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