Ipsy Unbagging | January 2018

Hello! Today I am sharing with you what I received from Ipsy for the month of January. Ipsy retails for about $10 USD and (with shipping) $20 CAN. I decided to try out the subscription late last year in the fall and so far it’s been pretty good. Let’s see what I got in this month’s bag!

First, I love the design of the bag this month! I think it’s my favourite bag I’ve received so far! It’s super fun and I love the colours and fabric choices they went with.

The first product I received in the bag was from Absolute New York in that lovely gold shade. It’s a nice colour, but I already own plenty of beautiful gold shades so I might just pass this on to my sister. It just didn’t impress me with the pigmentation. 2/5

The next item I received was a mini dry shampoo from the brand Oribe. I have difficulty using dry shampoos. I follow the instructions outlined on the ones I’ve used in the past and I don’t feel like they work for me. I did use this once but I couldn’t actually tell you if it worked or not. 2/5

I received a liquid lipstick from the brand So Susan in the shade Pumpkin. It’s a beautiful colour and I tested it out when I wore it to work yesterday. It is the quickest drying formula that I’ve ever used and it has the staying power for sure! I find it a little uncomfortable because it is so dry, but it only started to irritate my lips about 3-4 hours in. I think if you like the dryer liquid lipstick formulas, this is definitely a brand to try. 4/5

I also received the mini Mary-Loumanizer from The Balm. It is such a small sample! I own the full size so I’ll be passing this along to my sister. It is a very beautiful highlight, but I feel as though The Balm has gypped customers with how tiny the sample is. 5/5

Finally, the last item I received was a charcoal wash off mask from the brand Global Beauty Care. The pouch is large enough that I could get about three uses out of it. I tried this the other day and while I felt like it did the job it was supposed to, washing it off was a little difficult as the gray colour kind of moved about and almost looked to stain my face. I will use this again but at the end of the day before bed. 4/5

Swatches from top to bottom: gold eye shadow, Mary-Loumanizer highlighter, So Susan liquid lipstick

Overall, I was not super impressed with the products in the bag. I really liked the face mask, the liquid lipstick and if I didn’t already own it, I would have liked receiving the Mary Loumanizer. Out of a potential score of 25, I am giving this bag 17/25.

I have not yet tried other beauty subscription services. I would eventually like to try BoxyCharm but to be honest, I am a little concerned with how much per month it will cost me as I live in Canada.

What did you receive in your Ipsy this month? Do you think it would be worth it to try other beauty subscription services?

Have a great day!

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