Ipsy Glam Bag for April: Review, Pics, Swatches!

Ipsy Glam Bag

Ipsy is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. For only $10 a month you get a great mix of full and sample size beauty products from great brands and a cute makeup bag too! I particularly like the Ipsy Glam Bag because for the most part, they keep your coloring and preferences in mind. If you ever decide to join, please use my link here. 

April’s theme is Beauty Rocks! The bag has a cute record player design on it–there may be some of you (little whippersnappers) that have probably never seen a “record player” much less used one. I will refer you to the logo on the Ipsy Bag to see what one actually looks like.  :) I’m pondering how these items fit with a rock music theme, but whatever, I like the products so I don’t really care.

Ipsy April (2)

Let’s take a look at what’s in the bag!

Elizabeth Mott Pop! Goes the Shadow in Champagne – Full size Value $12.99

This is a nice eye shadow in a nice shade. I have lots of this color but I still like the soft texture and pretty sheen I get from this shadow and it’s great for brightening if are tired or lacking sleep. I’ve never tried this brand so it was fun to give it a go. I would re-purchase and buy other shades.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Black Velvet – Deluxe sample – .03 oz vs .04 oz for the full size version Value $15

Score! Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencils haven’t reached cult status for nothin.’ Black Velvet is a deep, inky black and of course we know how long these last without smudging or flaking!

Mary Kay at Play Jelly Lip Gloss in Teddy Bare – Approx. value $10

Teddy Bare is a true nude, it looks like a pale opaque peach swatches, but only shows as a light sheen on my lips; there is virtually no pigmentation. On more pigmented lips, I’m not sure it would look like anything other than a clear gloss. It’s very sticky and is too reminiscent of a teen gloss you would buy at Claire’s for me. I will probably give this to my teenage neighbor.

Ipsy Swatches

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant -Sample, approx. value $10

I’ve had very good luck with Dr. Brandt products so I was happy to see this in my bag. The microderm beads are very fine which is a good thing; no tearing of delicate skin, and the smell is a pleasant citrusy scent. I will definitely use this. Too bad the full-size price is $78!

Dr. Brant Microderm

Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus Humidity Resistant Volumizing Spray Mousse – Sample, approx. value $5?

I have used this product before and although I like it, I do prefer other brands like Rock Your Hair.



TokyoMilk Swatch

Bonus Items:

Tokyo Milk Dark Lip Elixir #36 Salted Caramel & #42 La Vie En Rose ($7/each): This was the bonus gift this month for referral and review points. I thought I got one Toyko Milk  when I redeemed my points, so when two showed up in my bag, I was thrilled! I’m still not sure if it was a mistake or not, but I have seen others receive two also so I think the bonus was actually two–another score! These lip elixirs are like buttah!  #36 Salted Caramel smells exactly like it’s name. The scent of #42, Le Vie En Rose is like a fine fragrance. These feel fab on lips and the tins are actually quite large. The tins are adorable and can be reused for any number of things, if you are ever to finish one! Love these and that is saying a lot because I do not like lip pots.

Bottom Line: Another win for Ipsy! I’m totally happy with my bag this month, the value is $67–not bad for $10! If you would like to try Ipsy, do me a favor and use my link here!


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  • Jess Scull

    Amazing bag from Ipsy yet again!!

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      They do such a great job.

  • http://www.geniabeme.com Eugenia

    I need to get off their waiting list! I want bags!!

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      For sure, I personally think for the money it’s the best one.

  • http://www.mybeautyjunction.com Renu

    Gorgeous box! I wish some of the other subs would learn from Ipsy.

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      I agree, in a year, I’ve only one bag I wasn’t crazy about.

  • http://www.norahlovesmakeup.com NORAH

    Looks super cute and including a high end brand like Dr Brandt is a bonus

  • http://www.CosmeticSanctuary.com Lisa Heath

    love my ipsy bag! Great review!

  • http://www.neversaydiebeauty.com Allison@neversaydiebeauty

    I thought it was a good month too. I’m curious to try the Tokyo Milk products one of these days. Glad I got the Berry Me red MK at Play 😉

  • http://www.makeuplifelove.com Jamie @ Makeuplifelove

    That Tokoyo Milk Elixir sounds awesome. I need to start referring people. lol.. I am in love Ipsy, so much better than my Birchbox subscription. Great post.

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      Totally agree. I dumped Birchbox a long time ago.

  • http://www.katstayspolished.com Kat Dinges

    I was so happy with mine! I got the UD liner and the MaryKay gloss too!

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      What do you think of the gloss? I wasn’t impressed

  • http://beautyjudy.com BeautyJudy

    I was happy with my bag, too! Except my Black Velvet was not in typical UD formula! It dropped dots of product under my eyes as I applied and it was hard to apply, not smooth like all my other 24.7 liners. I must’ve gotten a bad one!!! I haven’t tried the eye shadow yet, but based on your swatch, I must do that tomorrow!!!!

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      Oh no, sorry to hear that.

  • http://www.glamorable.com Anastasia

    Love your bag! I grabbed two Tokyomilks, too :)

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Courtney

    I love Tokyomilk Dark Salted Caramel!

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      Doesn’t it smell awesome?

  • http://www.beautybymissl.com Leelo R

    What an amazing bag!

  • http://www.xonoelle.com Noelle

    I loved my bag as well. I only received one TokyoMilk! Wahh :( They’re so awesome.

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      Awww, sorry Noelle

  • http://mynewestaddiction.com Laura My Newest Addiction


    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      Me too!

  • http://www.pammyblogsbeauty.com Pammy

    I have really been loving IPSY lately! You got a great bag, too, this month!

  • http://www.hairsprayandhighheels.net Ange

    Oh this bag might be enough to make me resub!

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      You should, I can honestly say there have only been 2 bags I was meh about.

  • http://www.thefabzilla.com Kath TheFabZilla

    TokyoMIlk is one of my favorite lip balm!

  • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com Honeygirlk

    Great bag :) I’m still waiting on mine, the tracking says it should arrive on May 5th :/ You got great goodies.

  • http://www.theplasticdiaries.com/ Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    I’ve seen quite a few variations on the April bag and I’ve been impressed by them all.

  • http://www.SetinLacquer.com Kelly R

    I love this month’s Ipsy bag!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    Loved this months bag! I’m sad I missed that bonus, I’m hearing such good things!

    • http://www.primebeautyblog.net cindy

      They have it again Brooke!

  • http://www.betzysmakeup.com/ Betzy Carmona

    I subscribe maybe once a year but I always leave because I never end up using the stuff from it, but it looks like a great month.

  • http://www.everydaybeautyblog.com Ashley

    Amazing bag!

  • http://slashedbeauty.com Miranda

    I really dig the bag this came in :)

  • http://www.manifestdestany.com Destany

    I love Ipsy!! I’m only on my 3rd bag right now, but they are worth it!

  • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia – Lit From Within

    I love Ipsy! I’d love to try those Tokyo Milk products, but not sure I want a lip balm that smells like perfume! Is that weird?

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com Sheila (Painted Ladies)

    I loved my Ipsy this month!

  • http://blog.mycosmeticbag.com/ Chrissy

    wow this is a GREAT box – it’s making me want to subscribe now!

  • http://www.glamour-zine.com kristyn

    i really need to sign back up, their bags are always awesome now