Cost: $10.00 USD per month + $4.95 USD shipping (Canadians only. U.S. orders ship free.)
Availability: USA and Canada
Once you’ve signed up for your Ipsy Glam Bag, each month a cute little cosmetics bag — filled with deluxe samples and full-size beauty products (makeup, skincare, haircare, and nailcare) — will be delivered straight to your front door.
- Refer friends to Ipsy to get extra products (like Urban Decay eyeshadow or Nicole by OPI polish) in your Glam Bag
- Discount codes in your Glam Room for all the items received in your bag should you want to buy more
Patience, as I’ve said before, is a virtue all Canadians should aspire to when embarking on their beauty box adventures. Anything you subscribe to from the U.S. will have to clear customs first, and that can take awhile.
Ipsy has great tracking. Once my email arrived, I was able to see every step of my bag’s journey. It arrived via Canada Post expedited parcel service in approximately two weeks from the ship date.
Worried about duties? You shouldn’t be. There are no duties or taxes on Ipsy glam bags. Click here to read more from Canada Border Services about importing goods by mail.
BENEFIT COSMETICS Benetint | Price: $6.00¹
The apples of my cheeks already have a bit of a red flush naturally, which means blush is something that I use only occasionally. So I skipped using Benetint as a cheek stain and tried it on my lips instead. Sadly, this stain has not earned a place in my makeup bag. What’s the point of using a lip stain if you need multiple coats to achieve any kind of colour payoff?
BH COSMETICS California Collection Sampler | Price: $2.70¹
BH Cosmetics is a new-to-me brand, so I was excited to try out their eye shadows. First impressions: the paper packaging is adorable and the shadow colours Hollywood, San Francisco and Malibu are gorgeous!
Urban Decay owns my soul, when it comes to eye shadows, and the only shade in this sample palette that holds up to my high standards pigmentation-wise is the golden “Malibu.” Which is a shame, since “Hollywood” is such a pretty purple I’d wear it all the time if it wasn’t so sheer.
POP BEAUTY Pouty Pop Crayon | Shade: Coral Crush | Price: $4.69¹
Crayola wax crayons are my favourite artist medium for colouring books, so you can imagine my delight at receiving a crayon for my lips!
Everything in the product description is true. This crayon is a pretty coral pink shade that applied smoothly and kept my lips soft. POP Beauty, you have a new fan!
COOLA Face SPF 20 Rose Essence Tinted Moisturizer | Price: $4.87¹
I can never have enough tinted moisturizer — it’s my go-to foundation for the hot summer months. This sample from COOLA is really nice. It adds just the right amount of colour to my pale skin and I smell as pretty as a flower!
I’m going to add this to my wish list so that I don’t forget to buy a full size tube next summer.
SEXY HAIR Weather Proof Humidity Spray | Price: $7.80¹
I haven’t tried this sample out yet, so I can’t comment on how well it controls frizz. I’ll try to remember to update this post, once I actually get around to using the spray.
Once again, Ipsy delivers another great bag. The total retail value of the products in this month’s bag was $26.06¹. What did I pay? About $15 bucks. ($10 + shipping + USD to CAD conversion). This is the lowest valued bag received in the three months that I’ve been a subscriber. My fingers are crossed that the value doesn’t decline any further in future months, or I’ll have to seriously consider cancelling.
If you’re not an Ipster yet…what are you waiting for?! Join in on the fun by signing up here using my referral link.
– Alicia ♥
- Ipsy: “On The Wild Side” June 2013 Glam Bag Review (colourmebblog.com)
- Ipsy: May 2013 Glam Bag Review (colourmebeauty.wordpress.com)
- Review! Ipsy Glam Bag July (yourfairygodmothers.wordpress.com)
- “Beach Beauty” July 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag Review & Swatches (wayfaringbeauty.com)
¹Based on full size prices. Benetint= $30 ÷ 12.5 ml = $2.40 x 2.5 ml = $6.00. California Collection Palette= $17.95 ÷ 20 items= $0.90 x 3 shadows= $2.70. Pouty Pop Crayon= Set of 6 kit price of £18.00 ÷ 6 crayons = £3.00. Converted to USD = $4.69. Coola Face SPF20= $36 x 0.23/1.7 fl oz= $4.87. Sexy Hair Weather Proof Spray= $18.95 x 1.4/3.4 oz= $7.80.