So I’m not sure how I feel about the Ipsy Glam Bag these days. I’ve had a subscription for almost two years now and I’m drowning in little cosmetic bags. Plus, I’m usually only into one of the five items included. This month is no exception.
The January Ipsy Glam Bag arrived in my mailbox yesterday afternoon (and thank goodness because I was coming up dry for ideas of what to write today). The card included in the pink, bubble envelope indicated this month’s bag was heavy with products for eyes.
The first item I pulled out was Fairy Lashes Curl mascara from Jelly Pong Pong. I’ve never seen this brand in any beauty subscription box or store but the The Jelly Pong Pong website shows this mascara retails for $21.95. I pulled the wand out and the formula looks a little thin but hey, I’ll try at $22 mascara. Why not?
Next was a sample size of Eye Contour Lifting Fluid from Hey Honey. It’s basically a firming gel made with green tea extract that works for all skin types. It has pretty good reviews. I only wish Ipsy included deluxe sample sizes.
A mineral eyeshadow from Marsk in the color You’re Toast was next. It’s considered to be a nice neutral brown but I think it looks like copper. You can use this powder wet or dry and I think it will work with my hazel eyes but if it ends up too glittery it will end up in the trash.
The Balm’s Mr. Write (Now) eyeliner in Jac B. Bronze looks gorgeous. I was disappointed to see the tip break on the pencil when I swatched it but I was impressed with the staying power. The swatch didn’t smudge one bit.
Last up was a sample size of body cream from Mitchell and Peach. I’ve seen products from Mitchell and Peach in other beauty subscription boxes and bags. This is a throw away item. Why include a body cream in a bag filled with eye products? It has a nice scent but hand creams are a dime a dozen.
I can’t decide if it’s time to quit Ipsy. I don’t even remember what I paid for this subscription but if that $22 mascara is any good then it will have paid for itself this month.