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IPSY Glam Bag Review February 2023

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakMar 3, 2023 | 0 comments

4 overall rating
1809 Ratings | 296 Reviews

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.


This month's bag was a fun one that featured a marbleized pattern of pink swirls on one side and a solid red color on the other side with "self-love is the best love" printed in gold font near the bottom. The zipper pull is also in the shape of a heart!

The Breakdown – What’s Inside My February 2023 Ipsy Glam Bag

Clinique All About Clean Liquid Facial Soap Mild, 30 mL - Estimated Value $3.50 (buy the 6.7 oz version for $23.50

Clinique has three variations of this cleanser (extra mild, mild, and oily skin), and the mild version we received is one I would classify as kind of the ~classic~ Clinique cleanser. It has a clear gel texture that doesn't emulsify but it doesn't foam up, either. It had a light fragrance that I personally found pleasant, and it didn't strip my skin while it gently cleansed. When I rinsed it away my skin felt clean but not dry or tight.

TonyMoly Watermelon Dew All Over Serum, 15 mL - Estimated Value $1.88 (buy the 120 mL version for $15)

This watermelon serum from TonyMoly is super lightweight- perfect for the upcoming warm months that Louisiana seems to have in abundance. The formula is 50% watermelon extract and it also has Centella, and aloe and it’s designed to reduce inflammation, hydrate, and support your skin’s moisture barrier. This is the kind of product that is nice as-is, but feels like a treat if you pop it in the  fridge and then apply it when needed (such as after a steamy shower or a long afternoon chilling poolside).

Callyssee Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Americano, 0.9 g - Retail Value $22


I may be an anomaly but I really enjoy receiving liquid eyeliners in subscription boxes. I just seem to go through them quickly and hate paying full-price at Sephora or Ulta for them. It’s always fun to receive a non-black shade like this espresso brown color, too- it still is super wearable without being as harsh. The felt tip of this liner gave me good control, and the liner stayed exactly where I put it without any smudging. I’m a fan, and I think it looks nice with the other makeup products sent in this month’s Glam Bag.

WingMe Cosmetics Ambitious Eyeshadow Duo in Rose & Crushed, 0.08 oz - Buy the full-size palette for $24


If you like these eyeshadow shades, the only way to get more of them is to purchase the full-size Ambitious Violet palette from WingMe. I'll let y'all be the judge of whether or not that's smart marketing on their part, but I will say I was really pleased with the performance of both the shimmery champagne shade "crushed" and the matte berry shade "rose." The matte wasn't dry or chalky the way some mattes can be, and the shimmer brought the sparkle. I thought they were really pretty paired together, too, and also looked nice with the Callyssee eyeliner in this month's bag. You can see it swatched below.

Seraphine Botanicals Cherimoya + Fig - Long Lasting Vegan Lip Stain in Latte, 0.07 oz - Retail Value $18

I like this brand- they’re a vegan brand that focuses on making plant-based formulas, and I always find the boxes of their products to be so pretty. This lip stain is more like a liquid lipstick in texture rather than a true lip stain (which to me traditionally have very thin textures that actually stain my lips). It had a comfortable finish but I could definitely feel it on my lips, and the brown tones of the “latte” shade aren’t the best match for my complexion, in my opinion (though I could definitely pull it off if I wanted to).

Here is the lip stain swatched below the eyeliner and above the eyeshadow.

Value – Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $13

Value Breakdown:

  • Clinique: $3.50 → $1.00
  • TonyMoly: $1.88 → $0.54
  • Callyssee: $22→ $6.30
  • Seraphine Botanicals: $18 → $5.16
  • WingMe Cosmetics: N/A

Value Breakdown: This month everything in my Glam Bag except the eyeshadow added up to $45.38. Alternatively, it breaks down to paying $2.60 per item, not including the actual bag.

Key Takeaways

I thought this was another really solid glam bag from Ipsy this month! I like that the three makeup products can make a cohesive look together if you choose to use them that way, and both of the skincare products worked for my skin.  While this bag may technically be on the low end of values of what I have seen from Ipsy, it didn't feel that way because two of the items we reiceved were full-size and none were super tiny. The value was $4.62 shy of the promised $50 value Ipsy says will be in each bag every month, but I am pretty confident the value of the WingMe eyeshadow meets or exceeds that- so to me Ipsy is still meeting their claim. At $13, this is a tough subscription to beat- especially when every month you get to choose one of the items they send.

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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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