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Ipsy Reveals Are Up for the January 2016 Glam Bag!

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The January Ipsy reveals is up! (Thanks for the head’s up, Marcy!)

Here is what I will be getting in one of my Ipsy subscriptions:

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What are you getting from Ipsy this month? Any good samples?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

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  1. I got –
    Hanalei Sugar lip scrub
    theBalm Mr Write (Now)
    Jelly Pong Pong mascara
    City Color eyeshadow trio
    Pur-lisse eye serum

    I switched to Ipsy when I got bored with birchbox (it seemed like I was just getting the same box over and over, I’d had the subscription so long ?) and so far, the only things I’ve received from Ipsy that I’ve loved are the bags. Every month they list the products and I get all excited because there’s a ton I’d love to try, but none of them are ever in my bag. If I’m lucky I get one or two items I like, but it’s rare. I keep retaking the quiz to see if I can figure out how to get the stuff I’d like, but so far nada. At this point, I’m still getting them because I keep forgetting to cancel the subscription, and I have a bunch of points to use. I usually give the bag contents to my niece, she’s just starting to learn how to do makeup, so this way is actually cheaper than going out and buying a bunch of makeup for her to practice with.
    But she doesn’t get the bags, those are super cute, they’re mine.

  2. the Balm eyeliner is indeed full size folks

  3. I’m getting the same serum and eyeliner

  4. Has anyone not received a shipping notice for their jan ipsy bag? I normally have received an email by now.

    • Bon Bon, I haven’t received my shipping notice/tracking info either.

      Mercury’s in retrograde so delays will happen. hahaha

    • I got my shipping notice today. it looks like many were expecting their notices much earlier.

  5. theBalm Cosmetics Mr Write (Now)
    Hikari – Cream Metallic Pigment Shadow
    PEEK Beauty – Natural Stain Brow Powder
    Beau – Smudge Brush
    Lip Balm in Peppermint Creme

    Rather excited for this brow powder! 🙂

  6. I am receiving:
    Hey Honey Open Your Eyes eye contour lifting fluid
    treStique lip pencil (this is a repeat for me from my November bag)
    theBalm Mr. Write Now eyeliner
    Lasting Smiles peppermint creme lip balm
    City Color eyeshadow trio

  7. Here’s what I’ll be receiving for January:

    theBalm Cosmetics Mr. Write (Now) Eyeliner
    Beau Smudge Brush
    Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow
    Salon Perfect Perfect Brow Pomade
    Lasting Smiles Lip Balm in Peppermint Creme

    I’m pretty neutral with this bag. I don’t really love or hate it. I’d probably be happier if I would’ve received the cleansing cloths. I read a review of the Perfect Brow Pomade that said the light brown shade worked better than the dark brown shade for dark brows. I guess I’ll see. Would’ve loved to receive the PEEK Beauty Natural Stain Brow Powder.

  8. I’m getting:

    Marsk Mineral Eye Shadow
    Hanalei Sugar Lip Scrub
    The Balm Mr Write Now Eye liner
    Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes Curl Mascara
    Pur~lisse 4-In-1 Blue Lotus Eye Adore Serum

    For the first time, in one year of getting Ipsy bags, I’m VERY excited to get my bag. Not that my products have sucked, it’s just this is the first bag where I’m excited about more than 2 items to try out. The only “whatever” in this bag, for me, is the mascara (I’m all mascara’d out from all of my sub boxes!) but I can deal with that. LOL.

  9. I’m getting:
    TheBalm Mr Write Now
    Hikari Cream Pigment
    Beau Smudge Brush
    Pur~lisse Blue Lotus Eye Adore Serum
    Mitchell & Peach English Leaf Body Cream

  10. January 2016 Glam Bag

    – theBalm Cosmetics Mr. Write (Now)
    – City Color Cosmetics Eyeshadow Trio in Falling Leave
    – Beau Gâchis® Paris Smudge Brush
    – pur~lisse BLUE LOTUS 4-in-1 Eye Adore Serum
    – Hanalei Sugar Lip Scrub

  11. I’m not terribly excited about this month’s bag as I’m not getting anything I would typically use.
    But, I knew after hearing the theme since I’m a mascara and go kinda girl when it comes to eyes. Here’s what I’m getting:

    Mr. Write (Now) pencil
    MARSK mineral eyeshadow (won’t use)
    OFRA Eyebrow Pencil (definitely won’t use)
    Same Smudge Brush as you (won’t use)
    Lasting Smiles Peppermint lip balm (probably the only thing I’ll try but chap stick doesn’t exactly get me excited)

    This is my 3rd month with Ipsy and the first month I’m getting so much I won’t use so we’ll see how future bags go…

  12. I’m getting:
    The Balm Mr Write (Now) eyeliner
    Coastal Scents Pearl Shadow Angle Brush
    Skyn Iceland Glacial Cleansing Cloths (travel size)
    Lasting Smiles Peppermint Creme Lip Balm
    City Color Eyeshadow trio

    I’m excited about the shadow brush and I really need a new lip balm although I’ve never heard of Lasting Smiles. Of course I’ll always use cleansing cloths.

  13. I am getting:

    theBalm Cosmetics Mr. Write (Now)
    Pixi by Petra Mesmerizing Mineral Duo in Lavender Bloom
    Beau Gâchis® Paris Smudge Brush
    pur~lisse BLUE LOTUS 4-in-1 Eye Adore Serum
    Mitchell and Peach English Leaf Body Cream

    So Flipping excited!

  14. I’m getting:
    Mr Write Now eyeliner
    Marsk mineral shadow
    Coastal Scents Pearl Shadow Angle Brush Large
    Pur-Lisse Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Eye Adore Serum
    Lasting Smiles Lip Balm (peppermint).

    At first I wasn’t very excited but it looks like the eyeliner is worth $17 and the Pur-lisse serum is $65 for a full size. The sample they show looks to be just under half the full size so the value of this bag is really good.

  15. Signed up in a moment of weakness. As soon as I saw what I am getting I unsubscribed. Pure crap, including an Aveno lotion sample, a City Colors eyeshadow trio, and an Ofra brow pencil. I now remember why I unsubscribed in the first place. Lesson learned…again. Sigh…

    • Yep, I am done too! The Aveno sample done it for me, the nail in Ipsy’s coffin for me. Not to mention that 4 out of 5 products are all eye or eyebrow pencils and I will never use any of it.

    • I’ve never heard of ofra. Is it a really bad brand?

      • Ofra is a wonderful brand not particularly cheap. They make good lip and eye products. I have more of their long wear liquid lipsticks (which are $20-$22 a piece and I have 6 shades) than anything, but their eye liners stay put and work.

        • Nikki, thank you for your reply! im looking forward to trying the eyebrow pencil myself. Glad to hear it’s a good quality product. I don’t know too much about all these different makeup brands. I’m learning. ?

  16. Bag twins!!

  17. Same bag except I got the hey honey eye contour cream instead of the purlisse. Not bad at all this month.

  18. I’m getting the Mr. Write(now eyeliner, Pixi by Petra eyeshadow duo in Lavender Bloom (I really like lavender/purple eyeshadows, so that’s good), a Skone Cosmetics smudge brush, Burt’s Bees cleansing oil, and Hanalei Sugar Lip Scrub. I’m not really excited about any of it, but will definitely use it all — so overall, it’s a good bag, not great but not terrible. And I absolutely love the bag itself.

    • Lol I think your bag is awesome!! The eyeliner alone is worth almost twenty bucks and that sugar acrub for your lips is heaven!!

      • I agree! I’d love that bag! 🙂

    • This is what I’m getting! I don’t like the bag so I will give it to one of the kids. The stuff inside doesn’t look too bad, though, so I’m glad I’m getting stuff that I can use!

    • Bag twin!

  19. I’m getting
    Mr write now eye pencil
    Blinkle shimmer eye shadow
    Jelly pong pong fairy lashes mascara
    Ofra universal eyebrow pencil
    Skyn Iceland cleansing face wipes

    I’m happy with my bag. The jelly pong pong mascara is what I look forward to trying the most! Anyone ever sample this?

    • Bag twins! I’m really interested to see what color I’ll get for the
      theBalm Cosmetics Mr. Write (Now). I found my HG liquid lipstick on ipsy, Meet Matt(e) Hughes by theBalm, so I’m hoping it’s a winner. I loved Meet Matt(e) so much I bought every single color.

      • I like both colors of the mr write now they’re giving out! I got the Matt Hughes too and like it. What does “HG” stand for? I’m so not with it. Lol.

        • It stands for Holy Grail. 🙂

      • Is the color shown in your reveal not necessarily the color that you get? Obviously, I’m new at this! 🙂

        • Victoria, when you click on the product, the mr write now eyeliner, it gives you a description. It says ipsters will receive jack b. Bronze or Scott b. Bordeaux. My bag shows the bronze color but I don’t think that necessarily means I’ll get that one, I think! ?

          • Yeah, I saw that! I assumed what is pictures is the one that was selected for us! Oh well, we will all see soon! Lol ?

    • Getting the exact same bag.

      • Everyone gets the same bag.

        • I think she means the same products.

    • bag twins … i won’t use the brow pencil but i will use everything else…

  20. I’m getting the same bag. I’m ok with it except I’ve got the mitchell and peach before from them.

  21. My bag is horrible. City color shadow trio, balm pencil, a shading brush, Tucker Ashley eye cream, and Nourish Organics face moisturizer for dry skin…my skin is oily. Oh well, guess they can’t all be winners

  22. I’m getting the Mr. Write Now, the same smudge brush, and the body cream, too! I’m also getting an eyeshadow trio, and the other eye serum.

    I’m happy about the smudge brush and the eye serum, and I can always use more body cream. I have so many eyeshadows and eyeliners already that I don’t see myself ever using these, and the bag isn’t my style.

    Overall though, not a bad month!

  23. Omg got mine too I got same except a marsk eyeshadow in gold and I got a peppermint lip balm which I’m stoked for!! Every month I love IPsy every month they make me smile and I get excited for the sneak peeks. They are unbelievably cheap and send quadruple the amount of $ in products! Who doesn’t love IPsy!!!!

  24. I’m getting the same bag! I’m very happy with it! I also am excited that it looks like the eyeliner is full size( if you look at the website it is the same size)

    • How do you tell which sizes you are supposed to get?

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