Ipsy Glam Bag June 2016

ME!!

Hey everyone!  Welcome to another Glam Bag review!

This month’s theme is: Rebel Rebel

 …and this bag totally speaks to me.

Below is a shot of my June bag:

Ipsy Rebel rebel June Glam Bag

Ipsy is a monthly subscription service.  Each month, subscribers will receive an awesome Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using. All for only $10 a month.

I have been a member for more than 3 years and I absolutely love it.  I have discovered so many excellent products through Ipsy!  I may not always love everything I receive but for only 10.00 a month it is such a fun surprise to look forward to each month!  Ipsy spotlights numerous brands each month and you will generally receive something from 5 of them!  In addition to the products received you will get discount codes from most brands…even the ones that you do not receive!  This months’ discounts include but are not limited to: Biossance, Pacifica, Jersey Shore cosmetics, Smashbox, Peek Cosmetics,  and many more, the discounts range between 10% -50% off purchase (averaging at 20-25%) and are occasionally a dollar amount.  They sometimes include a gift with purchase.

Ipsy also offers curated sets and other products throughout the month that can be purchased at a special price!  I LOVE THESE!  Current set specials available are from: Juice Beauty & Mirabella.

Another perk is the point system.  You can review your bag and items each month to save points for additional products!

Ipsy also has a giveaways section.  Every month, you can win AMAZING hauls from their Glam Bag partners..and let me tell you there are SO many great ones each month…This month there are contest/giveaways from: Hey Honey, Urban Decay, The Balm, Patchology, Klorane, Rodial, Clarisea..and more!

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The Goods:

Matt Kumar The Balm

The Balm Cosmetics Meet Matt(e) Trimony: Eyeshadow Single Mini.  Full Singles $5.50

The Balm is one of those brands that have grown on me.  I once was annoyed over receiving these teeny little samples but each time I tried them, despite their tiny nature, I liked the products.  I have so many of them now, it’s like I have a little kit.  The packaging is fun and I like this shade which is really pigmented with a nice texture and finish.

meet matt(e) eyeshadow swatch

Arm Swatch

crown brush 3 shade bronzer

Crown Brush 3 Tone Bronzer: Product is Full Size? $???

Unfortunately; as you can plainly see, this baby did not survive its trip here in the pink bubble mailer.  I’m not really one to mess with a crumbling, destroyed product so I’m going to go ahead and dub this product review as: undecided. 😉

Crown brusg 3 tone bronzer

Here; you can kind of see the three tones. 😦

Clarisea SeaSalt Solutions exfoliating mask

clariSEA  Deep Pore Detox Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Mask: Deluxe Mini.  Full Size is 4oz $18.00

I love a good masking product and these mix it yourself versions bring out the chemist in me.  To mix; it is simply two parts mask, 1 part water. (tbs, 1/2 tbs) This mask is made of a mix of charcoal and kaolin clay, meant to draw out impurities from the pores, clear blackheads and decrease excess oil. This mask is meant for use once or twice a week and claims to reduce breakouts and heal existing breakouts more quickly, without the allover dry feeling that you get from similar treatments.  I liked this mask and tend to agree, it did not make my face feel nearly as dry as similar treatments and it made for a good week end face detox.

detox face mask

up close

clarisea mask swatch

mixed

formula X Wingwoman

Formula X Nail Polish in Wingwoman:  Polish Mini.  Full Size is $10.50

I own quite a few Formula X nail polishes and I like the formula of the polish, the ease of application and find it wears well with my favorite top coat.  This shade, Wingwoman, is pretty fabulous, and fitting; as it is very female super hero.  It’s kind of a hot magenta red and I totally dig it.

Formula X Wingwoman nail polish

Swatch

be a bombshell

Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Pout Potion: Product is Full size $14.00

be a bombshell; here is a brand that Ipsy has been using from the very beginning, more so in my first year than recently, but I have never been a fan of the brand.  When I saw my bag content with this product, I liked the shades shown, so I remained hopeful.  I received the shade ‘Secret’; a soft nude pink and I love it.  The formula is pretty good too, it’s not your typical gloss, not too shiny, doesn’t wear right off.  You can get pretty good coverage with it or apply a small amount, blot your lips together, and go for a more subtle look.  Either way, it totally works for me.

I liked this month’s bag, a bummer about the bronzer, but I like all of the other products.  The bag itself is really cool so I was looking forward to that alone.  Definitely worth the 10 bucks.

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15 thoughts on “Ipsy Glam Bag June 2016

  1. I always really enjoy seeing everyone’s variations. That shade from The Balm is impressively pigmented. I might have to grab one of those palettes next time I see them on Hautelook. Make sure you contact Ipsy about the broken bronzer if you haven’t already. I know they’re pretty good about either sending replacements or refunding.

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    1. Yes! I see the Balm on Hautelook at times too. Amazon has some discounted products as well. I have a palette in my cart as we speak..it’s a bit of everything. They have so much more than I realized. I will contact Ipsy, in the years I have been a subscriber this has only happened to me once and it was my very first bag! They sent me a new bag!

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