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IPSY Glam Bag February 2022 Review

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakMar 1, 2022 | 4 comments

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IPSY is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. For $13 per month, you get five full-size or deluxe-sized products, plus a cute makeup bag.

This is one of our top recommendations if you are looking for a subscription box - the value and sample sizes are amazing. (FYI – Ipsy sends out many different variations of their bag each month – so my review is just one of the bag variations you might receive!)

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First Impressions

 

Your IPSY Glam bag will come in their standard pale pink bubble wrap mailer. When you open it up, you can always expect to find a makeup bag storing your new beauty products and an info sheet with additional details.

Every month you receive a makeup bag in addition to your five products. This month's bag was a red bag covered with pink hearts and had a heart-shaped gold zipper pull!

The Breakdown – What’s Inside My February 2022 Ipsy Bag

Kokie Cosmetics Gel Ink Dual-Ended Eyeliner, 0.58 g - Retail Value $9.00

 

I am very much a fan of liquid eyeliners over pencil eyeliners, but I still think it's kind of nifty that this dual-ended eyeliner has both. Both ends are black, with one end being a gel pencil that glided on smoothly and the other end having a finely-tipped felt liner, and I found the formula to be pretty long-lasting.

Here is the liquid eyeliner swatched above the pencil.

Belle en Argent Reframing Tinted Brow Gel in Dark Brown, 3 ml - Estimated Retail Value $7.71

Tinted brow gels are just about the only way I will do my brows, so I love receiving them in boxes and trying out new ones. This one from Belle en Argent was new to me, but I was really pleased with how it added pigment and filled in some spots on my brows while also gathering unruly hairs to make them look tamer. After the gel was applied, the hairs still felt soft rather than having the crunchy feeling some brow gels provide. Overall, I really liked this!

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, 5 mL - Estimated Value $8.33 (the 12 mL version retails for $20)

I do not understand why this mist is so expensive. I get that’s it’s both skincare and a makeup setting spray formulated with a proprietary blend of hyaluronic acid and red algae while also being made with three signature Japanese superfoods (green tea, rice, and algae), but the price just feels really high for what it is. That being said I have had a full-size version of this mist before, and the packaging on the full size is absolutely stunning. I never actually used it much a few years ago when I had it, but sampling this reminded me that I do enjoy using it. I’ll set this aside for the next time I travel because I always like to have sprays like this with me in my makeup bag, and I do love getting Tatcha in my Ipsy bag even if I wouldn’t pay the retail price for it.

Go-To Skincare The Removalist, 20 mL - Estimated Value $11.08 (the 65 mL version retails for $36)

I was wary of this mask because I treat all clay masks with caution, but this one actually surprised me. For a clay-based mask, this was surprisingly hydrating, and it didn't leave my skin feeling dry or tight at all the way most clay masks do. It wasn't too hard to remove and rinse away from my face either, which is another thing that made this stand out from typical clay masks. Go-To says this mask is safe for all skin types, including sensitive, and my dry, sensitive skin would have to agree. While I don't reach for clay-based masks often, this is a good one to have handy when I feel like my skin is congested or producing more oil than normal.

Naked Cosmetics Peppermint Lip Scrub, 6.5 g - Retail Value $11.99

 

This was my choice item for the month, and I was expecting this lip scrub to be a lot, well, scrubbier. It definitely has more of a balm consistency than a scrub. There is some grit in the formula, but it's not a lot. When I was trying it out and realized how balmy the texture was, I realized I was going to need to scoop some of the product out to actually get some of the exfoliating sugar on my lips. Once a big scoop was on my lips was when I remembered this was a peppermint lip scrub, thanks to the tingle that I was then feeling on my face. I enjoyed it, though, and while this wasn't the most exfoliating lip scrub I've ever used, my lips still did feel softer when I was done.

Value – Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $13

Value Breakdown:

  • Kokie Cosmetics: $9→ $2.43
  • Belle en Argent: $7.71 → $2.08
  • Tatcha: $8.33 → $2.25
  • Go-To Skincare: $11.08 → $2.99
  • Naked Cosmetics: $11.99 → $3.24

This month everything in my Glam Bag added up to $48.11, which is pretty solid for a $13 subscription box.

Key Takeaways

I really enjoyed my February Ipsy bag- all of the products were hits for me. More importantly, all of the items sent in my glam bag this month are products I used on a regular basis (a mask, black eyeliner, tinted brow gel, skincare...), which tells me that the Ipsy algorithm is really starting to get me. I thought the value of my glam bag was really solid this month, and I appreciate that two of the five items were actually full-size (the eyeliner and lip scrub). Ipsy is one of the most affordable subscription boxes out there, and I love being able to look forward to getting my new bag every month (and being able to select one item in each month's bag, too).

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Other Things You Should Know

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but sign up now to get the March bag!

Am I able to customize my bag? Yes, towards the end of each month you are given the ability to choose one product to be included in next month's Glam Bag!

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Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

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4 comments

Michelle

I can say that I haven’t had these problems, yet anyways. I love getting my ipsy bag I started with the glam plus bag and just a couple days ago I switched to get the glam plus x bag I guess we’ll see if switching subscriptions in the middle like I did worked out or if I don’t get the bag. I try to come back and let ya all know but I have been pleased with all the products I get in reach bag.

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Cynthia pride

I been a customer of ipsy for about 2yrs they have the best make-up but getting the product is bad I am also a Glam plus & a Glam X the refreshment package too. Sometime I dont even see my product at all for month and this is comin out of my bank acct.that sad.I think when customer doesnt get there ipsy ur company should return their money but u keep it that wrong. U need to find a better way so that customer can get their ipsy. Also when someone tell u that they didn’t receive their product u should replace the product but ipsy will disappear without response to the customer. Name Ms.G. I will b what for someone let me n

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Irene Mosca

I purchased Ipsy for my granddaughter Francesca to to shipped to her home for Christmas. She received the free introduction but has never received her first or second shipment. $13.78 was deducted from my credit card Feb 1. I tried to contact Ipsy, it is impossible. Very disappointed as well as my granddaughter.
Irene Mosca

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Aidan

Well here it is March and I am still waiting for my February bag to arrive. My bag said it should be delivered today (after an original date of 2/26) but it has been sitting in a warehouse for a week. I know that there are issues, but the excuses are feeling a bit old.

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