Ipsy Glam Bag Review for October 2018

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In this post I am going to share my Ipsy Review for the month of October 2018. For only $10 a month, ipsy sends out full- and deluxe-size samples of beauty products. The reason the ipsy Glam Bag is one of my favorite beauty subscriptions, is because they tailor the contents to your profile. 

You also have the option to add-on 3 additional deluxe samples for $3 each or 3 full size items for $12 each. You can mix and match deluxe and full size samples, it just can’t be more than 3.

I’ve written more about the Ipsy Glam Bag here.

What's included in the ipsy Glam Bag?

Much like my September 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag review, I didn’t record a video or take individual product photos, but I still listed out what was included below. Here’s what I got in this month’s subscription:

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

A cult favorite, this is a luxurious body cream with a pistachio and salted caramel fragrance. It is infused with caffeine-rich guarana and is supposed to help tighten skin.

  • Made in the USA
  • Formulated without gluten, phthalates, parabens, propylene glycol, synthetic colors, PEGs, and petrolatum.
  • Does not test raw ingredients on animals
  • Cruelty free and vegan

Full size price: $45

Full size amount: 8.1 fl oz / 240 mL

Final thoughts: While I did like this all-over body lotion, I can’t see myself paying this amount for a moisturizer. It was creamy and bit thicker than lotion, but it wasn’t as thick as I had expected.

Where to buy

Sundays Nail Polish in No. 18 Deep Plum

Sundays is a nail polish formulated with your well-being in mind. No. 18 is a deep plum shade.

  • Cruelty free and vegan
  • 10 free
  • Does not include dibutyl phthalate, toluene, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, parabens, and tert-butyl hydroperoxide

Full size price: $18

Full size amount: .47 fl oz / 14 ml

Final thoughts: This is a very pretty color and I’m happy to have it. I don’t think I would spend $18 on a nail polish though.

Where to buy

M.A.C Little Lipglass in Oh Baby

Golden bronze with glitter lip gloss.

  • From their website regarding animal testing: "M·A·C does not test on animals. We do not own any animal testing facilities and we never ask others to test on animals for us. While some governments conduct animal testing to prove safety before they will allow us to sell our products, M·A·C has never tested on animals and we continue to be a leader in the movement to end animal testing globally. To this end, we are proud to partner with IIVS (INSTITUTE FOR IN VITRO SCIENCES) to expand the use and acceptance of non-animal testing methods worldwide."

Full size price: $17.50

Full size amount: 0.1 fl oz / 3.1 ml

Final thoughts: I don’t like the formula of MAC lipglass. Also, I feel like bronze colors don’t look good on me.

Where to buy

So Susan Color Trip High Intensity Color Pigment in Myseterious

High pigment makeup powder that can be used for face, eyes, body or hair.

  • PETA Certified Cruelty free, not tested on animals, and vegan
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-comedogenic
  • No mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, or gluten

Full size price: $18

Full size amount: 0.08 oz / 2.3 g

Final thoughts: I really likes this. The color is very bold, so it’s not something I would wear regularly, but I will definitely use it from time to time.

Where to buy

Beau Gachis Eyebrow Brush

A standard eyebrow brush.

  • Never tested on animals but some brushes contain animal hair

Full size price: $9.95

Final thoughts: One of my favorite items to receive in a subscription box are brushes. I feel like they are the most valuable because it’s something you can use over and over again for years. I have a few “travel size” eyebrow brushes so I’m happy to finally have a full-size one. Bristles are soft.

Where to buy

Add On Items

SLMissGlam L50 Lilac Sparkle Eye Blender

A very girly blending brush.

  • Cruelty free

Full size price: ?

Final thoughts: I like the shape of the bristles, but they weren’t as soft as other synthetic brushes. I feel a tiny scratch when I use this brush. You can feel the texture of the glitter on the handle and I don’t like these colors for a makeup brush which isn’t a big deal but when you add them up, I feel like there are better brushes out there.

I had a hard time finding this brush, even in a different color on the website, so I’m not including a link below.

Half Caked Lip Fondant in Lover Boy

Matte lip color with a mousse-like texture that is supposed to be long-lasting, non-drying, buildable and smudge-proof. Lover Boy is a deep magenta shade.

  • Cruelty free and vegan

Full size price: $16

Full size amount: 0.24 fl oz / 7 ml

Final thoughts: Mousse lip products feel weird to me. Is it just me? It’s a pretty color that I will wear from time to time though. 

I couldn’t find this shade one their website so here’s the link to all of the other colors.

Buxom Cosmetics Full-On Lip Polish in Dolly

A plumping lip gloss in a beautiful shimmery mauve shade. The plumping gives your lips a tingly sensation that you normally don’t experience with other lip products.

  • Vitamin A and E
  • Not tested on animals

Full size price: $21

Full size amount: 0.15 oz / 4.44 mL

Final thoughts: I’ve always like Buxom lip glosses and this one is not different. This is a pretty mauve shade that also looks great on top of other lip colors.

Where to buy

Is ipsy Glam Bag worth the price?

Yup, I think so. I love trying new products from brands that are new to me or even brands that I’m familiar with.

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