Hi there! I love the idea of subscription boxes. I wanted to try it a few companies and see what I thought was best and what kind of different products I could discover. I started with Ipsy Glambag because it was 10$ a month… ok there is a small catch. For Canadians, with the exchange rate and the shipping, this Ipsy Glambag cost me 19,20$. You get 5 samples or full size products and a makeup bag. I like the idea of getting a new makeup bag every month!
There is another small catch, when you sign up, you are automatically on a waiting list. To get off the waiting list, you have two options: wait many months, always hoping it is finally your turn or send an invite to 10 girl friends on Facebook, subscribe to Instagram channels and Youtube channels. I didn’t like that I was forced to do all these steps to skip the wait. But I did them anyway because who likes to wait?
The box is shipped on the 15 of each month and you can get a sneak peek of your subscription box via their website, or on Instagram and Facebook. Personally, I like to be surprised when I receive my box. I also had to unsubscribe to their Instagram channels. But maybe I am the weird one.
Enough talking, here is what I got :
I try this Pūr~delicate gentle soy milk cleanser and makeup remover from Pūr~lisse:
I was expecting the texture to feel like a exfoliating cream, however the cleanser was very liquid. At first I thought I needed a lot to clean my face, but a little will do. I must say it works magic on mascara. I didn’t need to rub off the mascara very long, my eyes were rapidly and completely free of any trace of make up. The only thing it left my skin a little dry, but I always use a moisturizer after my cleanser. Thumb up for this one.
I tried this Butter lipstick from NYX in the shade Little Susie BLS12:
It was my first time trying a NYX product. I have no idea where I can purchase this brand besides the internet. This lipstick deserves to have the word butter in the name! It is so creamy. I loved it. It is no opaque but you can add a few layers to make it darker. Warning ladies, it is NOT stained proof!
I tried this Pixi by Petra eyeshadow in the color Apricot Glow:
When I swatch the colors on my hand, the colors are very pretty, but when I put it on my eyes, half way through the day, it loses its pigmentation. Maybe I would have more chance with eye shadow primer or setting spray.
I tried this Crown brush (AC012 shadow/crease duet):
I used the brush to apply the Pixi eye shadow. The brush was very dense, which I liked because it picks up more makeup to apply on your eye lids. The brush was very soft. It was also the first time I use a crease brush, it helps giving your look a better finish. The only thing that bothers me, I put my makeup brushes in a small vase and I don’t like when the brush is in the bottom. I feel like it could pick up some makeup that fell into the vase or squish the brush tip and ruin it.
Overall thoughts: It was a good bag. The only brand I had heard of before was NYX, so I was excited for that. The Pūr~lisse was a good discovery for removing mascara. I think I was expecting a little bit more high-end samples, from the unboxing I had previously seen, but still a very good Glambag.
If you are interested in trying Ipsy you can use my referral link: https://www.ipsy.com/r/2kpn8
I will be happy to hear about your thought about this subscription bag.
Have a nice day!