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Ipsy Review – November 2013

Ipsy Review - November 2013

Ipsy is a monthly makeup and beauty subscription box. It’s only $10 a month, and I’m always impressed with how many makeup items you get each month for the price!

Ipsy Review - November 2013

The Subscription Box: Glam Bag by Ipsy

The Cost: $10 a month (free shipping)

The Products: Full size and samples of makeup and beauty products. (Plus a makeup bag!)

Ships to: US and Canada

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Ipsy Review - November 2013

Be a Bombshell Lip Crayon in Hot Damn – FULL SIZE! Value $14

em Michelle Phan Lip Gallery Creamy Color Sheer Lipstick in One True Kiss –  FULL SIZE! Value $16.50

I was SO excited to see Michelle Phan’s new makeup line em featured in this box! Now of course I want to buy all the makeup on her site because the video tutorials and makeup swatches are so helpful!

(I really hope we see more em products in future ipsy bags!)

Ipsy Review - November 2013

Starlooks Gem Pencil in Mirage – FULL SIZE! Value $14

Pixi Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched – 3.2 grams Value $5

I love pixi beauty products, so I was thrilled to find their bronzer in my Ipsy bag! This is definitely a subtle shade like the name suggests – perfect for winter!

Ipsy Review - November 2013

BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow in Eclipse – Value $2

Nailtini Nail Polish in Caviar Cocktail – FULL SIZE! Value $13

Verdict: I love that everything in this box is either full sized or deluxe sized. I paid $10 for this box and received about $65 worth of makeup products – I think Ipsy is getting more amazing every month! I also like that this month’s glam bag could double as a wristlet!

What did you get in your November 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 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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Comments (20)

  1. I love the value more than the picks. I have only opened and the lip crayon (Shameless) and I love it. I would trade anything but the eyeliner for the other color crayon or another Shameless stick in a heartbeat. I received champagne polish (already have), my eyeshadow shade is Neptune (not a good color for me) and I received the em mascara in black. I got two full size mascaras from other sub boxes so I can live without it. I got the Summertime bronzer.

  2. I was really happy with the amount of full size products in the more than the actual products sent. I got the em lip balm in an orange color but its completely sheer, The bronzer doesn’t really show up on my skin, and the lip pencil is way too red for me to wear. I really like the champagne color nail polish, I don’t have a color like that yet!

  3. Just when I was about to cancel…. this month is SO good! I hope December’s bag has more great finds like this! Jealous you got the lipstick – I got the mascara which is so useable and practical but way less fun =)

  4. I got the BH Cosmetics eyeshadow in Sun, which is a poor match for my skin tone so will have to give it away or use it mixed up with something else >.>. Out of all the colors I’m annoyed they gave me the one that doesn’t really show on my skin.
    I got the pixi bronzer in subtly suntouched which is OK, I like the Amethyst eyeliner. I’m ambivalent about the EM mascara but the waterproof aspect is good since I was looking for one.
    The nailtini in champagne is nice. I’m not going to use the bombshell because I’m one of those ingredient junkies but looking at the list makes me wary. All in all, I feel it was OK.

  5. The em “tinted” lip balm that I received had zero pigment to it, unfortunately I have yet to read one positive review on any of the products in the line. I hope Ipsy scraps it for the future.

  6. I got:

    Glamglow – was disappointed, but LizM loves it so I have hope.
    em mascara – not thrilled
    Starlooks pencil in Amethyst
    and the rest the same as you.

    What a fun surprise for $10!

  7. I got the same things you got. This was my first ipsy bag and I absolutely love it.

  8. This was my first Ipsy bag and I am very impressed!

  9. I got my bag today and I LOVE IT!

    – Glam Glow YouthMud Exfoliating Treatment
    – EM Lash Gallery mascara
    – Pixi Beauty Bronzer in “Summertime”
    – Starlooks eye pencil in “Topaz”
    – Nailtini in “Champagne”

    I’m so happy I got the Glam Glow. I LOVE, LOVE that product. It’s the best mask. Now, I have the old version, but maybe this is the same thing. It’s expensive, but when my local beauty store has it on sale, I buy a couple. I can’t wait to try the EM mascara. The rest of the stuff is great too.

    • I forgot to add that I also got the Bombshell lip color in “Shameless.” I really like Bombshell’s liquid eye liner, so I’m excited to use this product.

  10. Wasn’t super impressed with mine this month. But I guess the nail polish is worth the cost of the bag alone and that’s the one item I really like. I got nail polish in Champagne, em Lip balm ($15 value), Starlooks eye liner in Topaz, lip crayon in Hot Damn (not my color at all!) and a sample size of Tresseme Hair Spray.

    • I got the same as you, colors and everything 🙂 Love my bag, and it added up to a total of over $70! Hope December goes better for you!

    • Did you try the lip crayon anyway? I thought the same as you, it looks sooooo bright red, but I ended up trying it and surprisingly it looks great on and is not at all bright red like it looks!

      • Right? I just got my bag and put on the lip crayon and the red is so pretty! My husband isn’t a fan of very “made up” girls and even he really liked it!

  11. I got this bag, except I got different colors! I got the lipstick in Hug Me, the nailtini in champagne, starlooks in topaz, and the bh eye shadow in Aphrodite.I LOVED my bag so much!!! The EM lipstick is amazing!!!

  12. Just finished painting my nails with my nailtini. Love my monthly Ipsy bag!!

  13. I got pretty much the same box, except I got em lip gloss instead of lipstick and I got Cailyn eyeshadow instead of the other eyeshadow. My nail polish is champagne. I just love the box…perfect colors for me!

  14. Wow!!! Great one, now I’m totally bummed that I didn’t get off the waitlist until the December bag 🙁

    • Me too but I’m still excited to see what’s coming next month!


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