Ipsy December 2012 Bag {Review}

I have been an Ipsy (formerly Glam Bag) subscriber for about 6 months now. I used to subscribe to Birchbox also, but dumped them after being disappointed for several months in a  row. I’ve rarely been let down by Ipsy and December is no exception.

Here is what I got for my $10 subscription:

Super soft gray silky bag with a pink “ipsy” branded liner, perfect to hold lip glosses and things in a purse (or diaper bag, in my case)

  • Mai Couture Highlighter Papier  (from ipsy: Add radiance to desired areas of your face and body. The shimmering highlighter paper from Mai Couture will illuminate any dullness for a glowing complexion.) I look forward to using this for the holiday season! I think this was a full size was included, worth $28!
  • NYX Loose Pearl Shadow: (from ipsy: It’s not hard to sparkle with one of NYX’s ultra-shimmering loose shadow powders that can be used on eyes, cheeks, even lips. These finely-milled mineral eye shadows are high-impact, long-lasting and a little addictive! Just the sparkle you need this holiday!) Full size was sent, worth $3.
  • Mirabella Prime for face and eyes: I LOVE primer and can’t wait to use this! (from ipsy: Prime for Face and Eyes weightless, oil-free formula glides onto help promote long-wearing makeup. Vitamin E works as an antioxidant to smooth out lines as it moisturizes and protects skin. Prime provides a silky feel to the skin as it aids in repairing cellular damage. Application: Use a small amount and lightly pat into skin.) A full size tube was included this month- worth $29!
  • Be a Bombshell Lipgloss: love the name of this color! I have certainly days where I live up to the name. This will be a great lip gloss for Christmas parties. A full size tube was included- worth $13!
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Gilde-On Eye Pencil: I am a huge fan of Urban Decay and use their NAKED pallet eyeshadow every day. I have no doubt that this eye pencil will be a great addition to my makeup arsenal. A full size pencil was included- worth $19!
There you have it, my bag was worth $92 if I had bought all of the items separately (not including the cute bag). I can see myself using most of these often, with the exception of the lip gloss. I’m not brave enough to wear bright red lips all of the time, maybe someday 😉
If you’re a fan of subscription services, give Ipsy a try– I’ve never been disappointed and I’m always impressed by what they send me for just $10 a month!
Ipsy has no idea that I’m writing this review, I just love reading what others got in their bags 😉


  1. says

    I used to be a Birchbox subscriber too but have been disappointed, Ive had Ipsy for about 4 months and i love EVERY bag I got so far and love the full sized products.

  2. says

    You are the reason I got ipsy. I actually cancelled my Birchbox in favor of ipsy after the boxes were consistently better. I have loved each and every ipsy box I’ve gotten so far! My gloss this month was RED RED RED. I’m a little intimidated to wear it!

  3. carlibell says

    this is actually not a full size pencil! its their travel size, fulls are close to twice the length, but hard to sharpen so they need to be long to account for what is wasted. :/