Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014

Cost: $10 monthly (includes shipping)

How it Works: Ipsy sends you 4-5 products each month based on your answers to your "Beauty Quiz" which you fill out prior to joining. You can change your Quiz answers at any time.

Shipping Schedule: Begins shipping approximately on the 10th. 
This is also the day you can see your "Glam Room"

Rewards System: Ipsy is not a bag you join for the rewards system. You earn points by joining (100pts), referrals (250pts), reviewing each item you receive (10pts each), and several Facebook interactions (varies). The points expire a year from the date of earning them. Ipsy doesn't have a "store", just three items that each cost 1000 points. These items change as they go in and out of stock. 

Refunds: Contact CS if any issues occur with the bag or items and they are usually pretty good about either replacing individual items or the entire bag.

Cancellation: Very easy. Just use the cancellation option on the website or email CS. There is no phone number listed to call.

My Quiz Answers: 
Personal Style: Classic, Professional, Retro, Natural, Simple
Comfort Level: Very Comfortable
Adventurous: Very Adventurous
Makeup Products: BB Cream/Primer, Eyeliner, Blush/Bronzer, Eye shadow, Brushes, Tools
Skin Care Products: Cleanser, Moisturizer, Treatment, Masks, Nail Colors
Skin Tone: Light
Skin Concerns: Redness, Oiliness, Acne

Bare Minerals - Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready ($7.00?)

This is a lovely pink lipstick that goes on super smooth! I really, really like it which surprised me since I wouldn't necessarily expect Bare Minerals to make sure a good lipstick. When I think of Bare Minerals, powders come to mind due to using their mineral makeup for years. This mini is the perfect size to throw in your bag too! This was a great sample for me, which I think makes it the first sample I have gotten from Ipsy that made me truly happy!

Chella - Pen Eyeliner in Indigo Blue ($24.00 - Full Size!)

Let's follow up the star sample of the bag with the dud sample - A bright blue eyeliner pen. I saw I was getting this when my Glam Room updated and was so disappointed. There is no time I would wear this, outside of a costume. Other Ipsters seemed excited about it though, so I'm tossing it in the ol' trade pile for someone else to enjoy.

NYX - Love In Rio Palette in No Tan Lines Allowed ($6.00 - Full Size!)

I was so excited about this sample I could wait for the picture before swatching it out! When looking over the options for these palettes, I was really hoping I would get one with a shimmery medium brown, and I'm so glad I did! The highlight is practically not there at all, but the medium and dark browns are quite lovely. I think these colors will work well for work. Can't wait to try this out!

Pixi Beauty - Flawless Beauty Primer ($9.00)

Can we say "shimmer bomb". I might try to use this as a highlighter, but I'm not so sure about using it as a primer. Most primers I like are very silicone based (hence the slick velvet feeling), but this one just feels like a typical liquid. I also generally use primers to blurr out pores, and this one seems like it would do the exact opposite. I'll try it though!

Total Value: $46.00

Final Thoughts
Even with guessing the lipstick value, this bag is worth just under $50! Disappointed that there were only 4 items in the Ipsy bag this month, but the items I got were pretty stellar! The eye shadows and lipstick will become part of every day looks for me, and I am looking forward to experimenting with the Pixi primer. The eyeliner was a total fail, but hey, you're not going to love everything.

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