Ipsy GlamBag March 2014 Review, Pictures

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Buckle up, ladies, we’re about to go to an adventure: Destination – Beauty! This month Ipsy has a super catchy theme, and a great selection of new samples to try. March 2014 Glam Bags contained only four products, but in this case it was quality over quantity, which I am perfectly fine with.


Each month subscribers will receive a new Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products customized according to your beauty profile. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using, all for only $10 a month.
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Ipsy GlamBag March 2014 – contents

Pixi Beauty Flawless Beauty Primer

Chella Indigo Blue Eyeliner – felt tip

Chella Indigo Blue Eyeliner

NYX Love in Rio Eye Shadow Palette in “Bikini Bottom”

bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in “Get Ready”

Pixi Beauty Flawless Beauty Primer – sample vs full size

bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready – The shade is just gorgeous, and it’s actually quite a bit pinker than pictures on bareMinerals’ own website. These lipsticks are among the brand’s best-selling products, however I’m probably not going to purchase any other colors, because this formula didn’t last very long on my lips, compared to my usual lippies.

NYX Love in Rio Eye Shadow Palette in Bikini Bottom – A few months back I sampled this palette in different colors via Beauty Box 5. This time I was actually hoping to get some fun colorful new shades to play with, however, I got a neutral one. The colors include silvery pink, bronze and deep bronze shades, which is a pretty nice set and it would look especially gorgeous on tanned skin. I have very similar colors from other brands in my collection, so I will be passing it on to a family member.

Chella Indigo Blue Eyeliner – The packaging of this eyeliner visually reminds me of Eyeko :) Chella says that this formula is water-resistant, smudge proof, quick drying and lasts all day, but from personal experience it was not water-resistant at all, and also it felt surprisingly dry for a liquid eyeliner. I wanted to like it, but unfortunately, the formula left a lot to be desired, and the shade didn’t flatter my complexion or eye color.

Pixi Beauty Flawless Beauty Primer – Actually, I already own a full-sized bottle of this primer, but I don’t cover my entire face with it. On those days when I need to add some glow to my skin I mix a few drops with my foundation, and gives me that lit from within look. Also, sometimes I would use it as a soft highlighter. [P.S.: I bet you’re sick with me babbling about truffles, but this primer actually contains truffle extract to tone and hydrate!]

I thought this bag was incredibly fun, and I can definitely see a lot of subscribers happy with their samples. Something I forgot to mention, this month’s bag was actually designed by a young artist Klari Reis, and the pattern is just a small piece of her San Francisco map. You can check more of her art at www.klariart.com

Do you subscribe to Ipsy? What do you think about my March bag?

Product Retail value
bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick $7.50
Chella Indigo Blue Eyeliner $24.00
NYX Love in Rio Eye Shadow Palette $6.00
Pixi Beauty Flawless Beauty Primer $11.60
Box Retail Value $49.10

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05596048246341033409 Jamie Lewis

    Loved this bag and the super cute bag that it came with. Such good quality of the bag. And the products inside this month were great. Great post. I love seeing what other people got.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Oh thank goodness someone else here thought the bag itself was cute, after reading the angry comments on Ipsy’s Facebook wall I started wondering if I might have terrible taste :) Glad you also loved the products!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17834763159275759889 daydreaming beauty

    I received some of the same items. I got the other eyeshadow palette, which is gorgeous. I love the colors in your NYX palette. I’m such a sucker for neutrals! Too bad the eyeliner didn’t work!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Haha, you and me both! I love those shades too, but I already own something very similar. Neutrals are easily giftable, so i’m sure I’ll find someone to give it to :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01332733129306921237 Eugenia

    I need to get IPSY bags again!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Haha, well, they can be a hit and a miss :) I swear, we got enough Be a Bombshell and NYX to last a lifetime.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02471214814439532799 XO, Noelle

    I liked my bag but that NYX palette and that Chella eyeliner look so nice!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Your bag was awesome!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18216953827184781132 Nidia Doherty

    I got the same bag, and like you, was hoping for the bright eyeshadow palette! Great tip on mixing the primer with foundation for a little glow – I need to try that!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Glad you found that tip useful, I’m sure you will be happy with the result.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18258981367274097933 angelicaleeanne

    I got the Bora Bora eye palette, the same lipstick, and Pacifica body butter, and nail polish. At first I loved it, but I haven’t figured out how to use the eyeshadow yet (to make it look good while making it go well with my skin tone and eye color), and the body butter kind of smells like play doh. The nail polish I have to get used to, it’s a beautiful color, but it is textured and that’s really weird to me. The lipstick is perfect though. But I love the bag it came it! It’s my favorite actual makeup bag yet.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      That sounds like a great bag! You could use those eyeshadows as an eyeliner, alone or together with the black liner. I tried this trick before when I was first getting into brights, and it looked subtle and fun. Also, i agree, the textured polish definitely takes some getting used to, but it’s so unique :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18258981367274097933 angelicaleeanne

      That’s a great idea!!! I just currently used some great black shadow as liner, and it worked so much better for me than pencil liner. Thanks for the idea :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15132929731958788929 Kat Dinges

    I got the lipstick and primer in my bag. I was SO happy with mine this month…the past 2 months were sorta meh for me.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      I know the feeling of getting meh bags, but it’s good to know you loved this one :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

    The Pixi looks really nice

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      I’m glad you like it :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00017098579421961734 Leelo R

    Seems like a great bag!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      It really was!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15124856951385357354 Cosmetics Aficionado

    Wow you got great stuff!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Thank you, I’m glad to hear that you like this month’s Ipsy bag :) This was one of their best months for sure.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08199445695610808770 Angela Peters

    This month had fabulous stuff! LOVE

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      I so agree with that!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288907297882702063 Kelly Ruiz

    I love this month’s box!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      It was great, and all bag variations were awesome :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

    This month looks fantastic. I love that pixi primer!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      It’s a good one indeed as long as it’s used properly :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12373027910619247431 Kimberly Purcell

    My eye went right to that lipstick. I love the neutral-ish color.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      I know right? it’s so pretty and totally wearable :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17655590282581447029 Justina Gemignani

    Why am I not subscribed to this? I really need to be!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      To be honest, not all bags are as nice as this one, but if you want to pay someone $10 to be surprised with a random assortment of makeup, Ipsy is the way to go.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05711155913023457796 Miranda Mendoza

    Awesome bag this month. The chella pen looks awesome, love the color!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      It’s a lovely color, too bad the formuls didn’t work out.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04200843118365935194 Kath TheFabZilla

    Not subbed to Ipsy yet, I think I should!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      They LOVE sending lippies, so if there was one sub I’d recommend for you Kath, it would be Ipsy :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05113868628730289912 BlushingNoir

    I got the same bag! The Chella is beautiful but doesn’t work/last well =(

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Bag twinsies! :) I was disappointed with Chella as well.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00414156315051959980 PaintedLadies

    I was really impressed with this bag – great value for the $10.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Agreed, the value was fantastic, even though there were only 4 products :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17203899757128581331 Betzy Carmona

    It’s always a good month with ipsy :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      Haha, that is so true, Betzy :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05869731250920873554 Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    I’d be very happy with the NYX trio. I love those!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341355410180547032 Anastasia S.

      It’s a great trio, and the colors are super wearable!