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Ipsy Glam Bag Review #2 – January 2020

Ipsy is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. Each month you get full-size or deluxe-sized products, plus a cute makeup bag.

This is one of Liz’s top recommendations if you are looking for a subscription box – the value and sample sizes are amazing. (Check out our list of the best beauty boxes for 2020 and our reviews of Cheap Subscription Boxes for more recommendations!)

(FYI – Just like Birchbox, Ipsy sends out many different variations of their bag each month – so my review is just one of the bag variations you might receive!)

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

About Ipsy Glam Bag

The Subscription Box: Ipsy

The Cost: $12 a month + free US shipping. Save with an annual subscription.

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

Ships to: The US for free and Canada for $2.95

Delivered via: DHL or FedEx + USPS

Visit the Ipsy Swap Page to swap for any of the items you see in this review!

My Ipsy Glam Bag January 2020 Review

My bag this month features skincare, makeup, and a makeup brush. Let’s see what I got!

A card with information about the month’s theme, your included items, and other Ipsy info is provided.


Each month, Ipsy subscribers get a makeup bag in addition to their items. This month featured a white and grey marble with a pink interior.


Ahava Dead Sea Water Mineral Hand Cream in Sea Kissed, 40 ml/1.3 fl oz – Estimated Value $9.18 (Buy a 3.4 fl oz full size for $24)

I have very dry hands and use moisturizer multiple times a day so I love trying new hand creams. This is a great sample size! The scent is lovely – light and relaxing – and the texture is rich without being greasy and leaves my hands feeling velvety.


Luxie Beauty 560 Medium Fan Flawless Brush – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $18

I’m pretty sure I have my preferences set to no brushes, but I still receive one every once in a while. I already have several fan brushes so I’ll give this to a friend. Aside from that, the quality of this brush is good and the pearl handle and rose gold ferrule are pretty. The bristles are vegan and cruelty-free.


Bellápierre Cosmetics Mineral Lipstick in Ruby, 3.5g – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $20

I’m really impressed with the silky, lightweight feel of this lipstick. The cool-toned, vibrant red shade is pretty but a bit too bright for me on its own but looks nice layered with a deeper lip pencil. I don’t get much in terms of moisture from the formula but it does last a while.


Morphe Fluidity Full-Coverage Concealer in 1.55, 4.5 ml – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $9

Admittedly, I don’t incorporate concealer into my daily makeup routine. But, there are still times when I need more coverage than my foundation provides. The lightweight formula covers any redness I have without looking cakey and gives me a full day of wear without much breakdown. The shade is perfect for my complexion too! And the price…wow.


Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original, 7 ml/0.24 fl oz – Estimated Value $1.33 (Buy a 100 ml full size for $19)

I use the 2-step cleansing method every night – starting with a cleansing balm followed by a creamy cleanser – so this is a great sample for me. It performs just as well, if not better, than my go-to balm and removes all of my mascara, lipstick, and sunscreen without much work. There is fragrance in it (I prefer fragrance-free) but it is so light I can hardly detect it.

Swatches of the Bellápierre lipstick and Morphe concealer.

Here, I’ve been wearing the Morphe concealer (around my eyes, nose, and chin) and the Bellápierre lipstick for about 6 hours. I’m impressed that I don’t have flaking, creasing, or cakiness under my eyes and that the lip color is still hanging on after coffee and lunch.

Verdict: I’m pretty happy with my Ipsy Glam Bag selections this month. I’m glad I was able to try the Morphe concealer and Banila Co cleansing balm. I don’t need another fan brush, and I expressed no interest in brushes in my preferences, but I’ll give it to a friend. The total value of the products in my Ipsy Glam Bag is $57.51. I think it’s great to be able to try all of these products for just $12 a month.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Possibly! As of publication, there was no Ipsy waitlist. Check here to see what month you’ll get first.

Good to Know: Ipsy sends out variations. You may get a completely different bag than me.

Value Breakdown: At $12 for this box, here is what you are paying (approximately) per item:

  • Ahava Hand Cream – $1.92
  • Luxie Beauty Brush – $3.76
  • Bellápierre Lipstick – $4.17
  • Morphe Concealer – $1.88
  • Banila Co Cleansing Balm – $0.28

Alternatively, each of the 5 items (not including the makeup bag) has an average cost of $2.40.

Check out all of our Ipsy reviews and the best beauty subscription boxes of 2020, as recommended by our readers!

Visit the Ipsy Swap Page to swap for any of the items you see in this review!

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Written by Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany found out about subscription boxes from a friend who followed MSA. The curiosity started with mystery beauty boxes and grew into an addiction from there. Beauty, clothes, home…she loves the sight of a subscription box in the mail.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Cheap Subscription Boxes, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: ipsy | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. Anyone interested they reopened the Add-ons. They ship free and separate from your monthly bag. I originally ordered the pillow spray and it was delivered with my bag and I just ordered another one with no issues.

  2. That lipstick color does look great on you.

  3. Love the concealer… ordered two additional tubes on an auction site. So happy that the shade was correct!

  4. My fave item was my Morphe concealer. Great performance and Ipsy sent the correct shade.

  5. Great review and great lipstick color on you! If you email support @ Ipsy you can officially opt out of brushes (instead of the rarely option on your profile) and then you won’t get any for the length of time you select…

  6. I got the same items in my bag. I was happy that there were three full size items, however,I wasnt a fan of the color of the lippie(for me) or the Morphe concealer(not good quality-but Morphe isn’t known for high quality items). Fav items were the brush and lotion.

    Anyway, you look lovely!

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