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Posted by Liz Cadman on Apr 21, 2013 in Blog, Glam Bag, Ipsy Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews | 9 comments

Ipsy Glam Bag Review – Monthly Makeup Sample Subscription – April 2013

Ipsy Glam Bag Review - Monthly Makeup Sample Subscription

My Ipsy Glam Bag arrived later than most Ipsy bags this month since I was on the waiting list. I also received a different bag with a note explaining that the April bag didn’t meet their standards, so they sent this one instead. A little confusing, and this makeup bag had such a strong chemical smell I had to throw it out after taking these pictures. But enough complaining about the bag – on to the part that I actually wanted – the makeup!

Ipsy Glam Bag Review - Monthly Makeup Sample Subscription

The Box: Glam Bag by Ipsy

The Cost: $10 a month (free shipping)

The Products: Full size and samples of makeup and beauty products

Ipsy Glam Bag Review - Monthly Makeup Sample Subscription

Sation Nail Lacquer in Of Corset I’ll Call You - FULL SIZE! Value $5

This nail polish is 3-free, and I always have room in my nail polish collection for a classic pink shade!

Ipsy Glam Bag Review - Monthly Makeup Sample Subscription

Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Blush in Beach Please – FULL SIZE! Value $16

This color is a little intimidating in the palate, but gave me a nice natural blush when applied. FYI – this is a highly pigmented color, a little goes a long way!

Ipsy Glam Bag Review - Monthly Makeup Sample Subscription

MICA Beauty Cosmetics Shimmer Powder in Earth 2g – Value $12

Big Sexy Hair Powder Play – 2g – Value $2

 

Verdict: I’m pretty happy with the April Ipsy Glam Bag. The value is great (approximately $35) and I’ll try all the items. Also, all the beauty products are either full-sized or deluxe sized – no foil packets! What did you think of the April Ipsy Glam Bag?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 50 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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9 Comments

  1. Oh, that’s odd that you got a different bag…everyone else got the white one. Mine had a smell too, so I let it air out overnight and everything was fine.

  2. I got a different bag – don’t remember a smell at all. ah well!

  3. I would like to sign up with Ipsy but I wasn’t really impressed with this bag so I’m gonna wait till May to sign up so there is no chance I would get this bag.

  4. I got that same bag with the same note. I didn’t notice much of a smell from mine, but I’ve heard that complaint from a lot of other people who got that bag. Apparently on a lot of the pink and white bags the pink color bled? Either way I’m all about getting more makeup bags.

    My blush arrived exploded and I got the other nail color which I thought was pretty hideous. Thankfully they’re sending me a new blush and all of the other products were hits for me.

  5. “Your April Glam Bag (the bag itself) did not meet ispy’s high quality standards, so we are sending you April’s Pretty in Pink products in a different bag (yes, the bag arrived with a really bad chemical scent/scent is abating over time)”… BUT…

    please don’t worry – we’ll be including a brand new April Glam Bag next month when we send your regular May shipment!

    So we will be receiving the April Glam Bag ALONG with our regular May shipment!

  6. If the April bag didn’t meet their standards, then why did they send it out? Yours is way prettier than mine was; plain white with a pink zipper. Why on earth would you make a makeup bag white?! I’m jealous of the earth pigment. I got pink eyeshadow, which really looks dreadful on most people. The nail polish is VERY sheer; I had visible nail line after 4 coats.

  7. I wonder what was wrong with the white/pink bag that I received prior! I actually loved the bag this month, and it’s strange that they sent you a new one and you couldn’t even keep it anyway because of the smell! At least the products inside this month were pretty excellent! :)

  8. LOL I guess I got the bag that wasn’t up to their standards then. It’s just a white bag with a hot pink zipper and a hot pink-and-white striped “ipsy”-logo lining inside. And now I just examined it thoroughly to see what’s wrong with it. Couldn’t find anything. :)

    You’re right – when I saw the blush at first, I thought, “Woooo! No way!” But it actually looks quite pretty on.

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