For those of you that aren’t familiar, the IPSY bag was created by Youtube sensation Michelle Phan. Each month subscribers receive a glam bag in the mail with either deluxe or full size sample beauty products in addition to a cute make up bag. I’ve been a member for four years now and I love it. It’s nice to get a package in the mail every month for only $10 on products you already know you’re going to need. It’s especially great for those who like to try new brands and experiment with products to figure out what works for them.
When becoming a member you’re asked a series of questions through a beauty quiz. This is how the IPSY team is able to customize your glam bag each month in accordance with your features and personal preference. They have a different theme for their glam bags every month and for the month of May the theme is “Summer Friday.” They ship to U.S. and Canada and are delivered via USPS.
Caked Makeup Lip Fondant-My first impression is that I absolutely love the packaging. The lipstick has a cake/vanilla like scent which literally makes me want to eat it. HAHA! The top of the tube has cute little sprinkles and icing on it. The color I received in my bag was “Low Key.” I definitely think it’s a good color to use either day or night. The texture of this formula is a velvet mousse-like feeling on the lips. I wore the lipstick for a day and completely forgot I was even wearing any. It’s definitely not over-drying and has a matte finish. The best part is that they are 100% vegan and cruelty free. Caked Makeup Lip Fondant OVERALL RATING-THUMBS UP 👍
Vasanti BrightenUp Exfoliating Cleanser-My skin felt so refreshed and clean after just one use. This product is formulated with papaya enzymes which help to smooth your skin’s surface and uncover a healthy vibrant glow. It has been referred to as the “miracle product’ because it has Dermatologist-grade microderm crystals that work to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars and blemishes. For best results it’s recommended to use 3-5 times per week. It’s also paraben, sulfate, and vegan free. Vasanti BrightenUp Enzymatic Face Rejuvantor OVERALL RATING-THUMBS UP 👍
SUPERHERO Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara-I only used this mascara on my lower lashes because I currently have lash extensions on my top lashes. This mascara is super pigmented and definitely creates a dramatic effect on the eyes. It gave my lower lashes so much length and volume they literally looked like spider legs. The mascara is formulated with collagen to condition your lashes with every coat. The only downfall is if you’re planning to use this at the beach or pool this summer they aren’t waterproof. IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara OVERALL RATING-THUMBS UP 👍
Pūr~lisse BB Tinted Moist Cream-This product comes in three different shades, light, medium, and dark. I received medium and thought it was a perfect match for my skin tone. I love how natural this BB cream looks and how it applies so evenly. I used it under my eyes and on a few acne spots and it blended very well. I always stress how important it is to wear sunscreen and as an added bonus it is SPF 30. Purlisse BB Tinted Moist Cream OVERALL RATING-THUMBS UP 👍
Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlight-This product wow’ed me! I received a sample size in the color Sin but I wish it would have been full size. Wishful thinking, right? HAHA! I would have to say that this is by far my favorite item in my glam bag. It really does last eight hours and gives the perfect pop of shimmer. I’ve been using the Too Faced Ray of Light highlighter but this product took the icing on the cake. I plan to use this during the summer to enhance my tan glow. Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlight OVERALL RATING-FAVORITE THUMBS UP 👍
OVERALL MAY IPSY GLAM BAG RATING-THUMBS UP 👍
I’m very pleased with all the products I received in my May Ipsy glam bag. I definitely think the popsicle/ice cream make up bag added a cute touch. Speaking of ice cream, its 90 degrees out today and I’m definitely taking my daughter out for a cold treat tonight. HAHA! Let me know if you decide to try any of these products and if you’d like me to do a review of my Ipsy glam bag each month. For those of you that are interested and curious I’ll add a link to subscribe. IPSY GLAM BAG
With love, laughter, and happily ever after