I just received my very first glam bag from ipsy. Want a sneak peek at what is inside? Ready, set, glam!
About the Glam Bag
Did you know that you can receive various makeup products from popular beauty brands in ipsy’s monthly Glam Bag? Although, if you want to stop receiving monthly Glam Bags you can cancel anytime.
The Glam Bag is filled with beauty products picked just for you. First, you take the Beauty Quiz. Your answers help ipsy personalize products to your tastes and look.
This aqua pouch included my 5 personalized picks based on my beauty quiz. The products mentioned in this post are all you need to dive into the lazy days of July.
Glam Bag: Sebamed
A liquid face and body wash that is great for putting oiliness in check. The Sebamed sample that I received came in a 1.69 oz bottle. Why you’ll love it?
A cleanser you can use on your face and your bod? Sounds too good to be true, but this gentle formula is packed with nourishing ingredients like pentavitin and allantoin that allow it to deep clean without stripping your skin of moisture. So, it is safe to use all over your body. Pentavitin is a plant-based ingredient that is similar to structures naturally found in your skin. It binds with your skin cells to help them lock in moisture.
Allantoin, extracted from the root of the comfrey plant, naturally smooths, softens, protects, and boosts hydration. This cleanser is 100% soap-free. How does it get you squeaky clean? Regular soaps are made with fats, oils, and alkaline solutions that when combined with high pH levels, can dry out your skin. On the other hand, soap-free cleansers replace the harsh stuff with more moisturizing ingredients and humectants (ones that attract water) to lift away dirt and oils and keep you hydrated and comfy.
Sebamed is also hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. For those of you with sensitive skin, it is safe for you! How to use it:
- Wet your skin in the shower.
- Apply 2-3 quarter-sized dollops into the palm of your hand.
- Add water and lather it up.
- Apply it all over your face and body, avoiding your eyes.
- Rinse away with warm water.
In the morning, I washed my face with Sebamed. I noticed that throughout the day my T-zone area was less oily than it usually is.
Glam Bag: Sage Cosmetic
Also, I received a nail polish from Sage Cosmetic in the shade “Red Carnival.” This red-orange, 9.5 ml is 15-free. Meaning it is void of 15 chemicals including formaldehyde, parabens, sulfates, and phthalates that are harmful to your health. Sage Cosmetic polishes are like nails. The chip-resistant formula lasts much longer than most, but it will not stain your nails or take forever to remove like some polishes. Red Carnival is a glossy red with orange undertones that looks just like candy. For example, candy corn.
Tip: In a rush? To speed up drying time, dip your nails in a bowl of ice water for 10 seconds.
Glam Bag: Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume
This minimalist, fresh, and clean 5 ml fragrance is hypoallergenic and ideal for those who do not normally wear perfume. It is composed of a single note, called cetalox, which is usually used in perfumery as a base note. Here it adjusts to your personal chemistry and leaves behind a clean, fresh scent.
A fragrance is personal, so you will love all the ways to wear this one. Spritz it on alone, layer it with other perfumes to create a custom scent. Just remember, you do you. Can you say high fashion fragrance alert? The brand was founded by Romano Ricci (great-grandson of fashion icon Nina Ricci).
Below are 4 different ways to apply this scent
- Spray two pumps into a bottle of unscented body lotion to create a light scent you can apply all over.
- Lightly mist it onto your hair before twisting it up into a bun. When you let your hair down, you will also release the fragrance.
- Make it last by spraying it on inside of your elbows instead of your wrists. Your wrists rub against sleeves, watches, and other things throughout the day that can alter and fade the scent.
- Create a soothing, scented linen spray by adding two-three pumps of fragrance into a small spray bottle filled with water. Then, spritz it on your bed and/or curtains to scent your room.
I sprayed the fragrance on the inside of my wrists. After a full day of wear, the scent still lingers on the insides of my wrists.
Glam Bag: Smashbox Cosmetics
In my beauty quiz, I told ipsy that I wanted to give Smashbox Cosmetics a try. In my bag was a Studio Skin Concealer in Dark, which is actually light for my skin tone. Additionally, I can use to highlight the bridge of my nose, chin, forehead, under my eyes.
Have you been searching for a concealer that does it all? This one works wonders on dark circles, hyperpigmentation, blemishes, and redness. Long-lasting, waterproof, and sweat-resistant so feel free to make a splash at your summer pool parties.
This 2.7 ml sample is great for people with oily skin such as myself. The creamy, oil-free formula dries down to a soft-matte finish and it does not feel heavy on your skin. The coverage? Medium to full and very buildable.
For example, I have oily skin. Most makeup products especially concealers and foundation leave me with a shiny finish. Thus, matter finishes are an oily girl’s best friend.
2 Ways to use this Concealer
- To conceal dark circles: Apply in an upside down triangle shape to your under the eye. Gently blend into your skin with a sponge or small concealer brush. Repeat on your other eye.
- To define your lip line: Dot concealer around the outside of your lip line and blend with a concealer brush. Then apply your lip color.
Glam Bag: SUGAR Cosmetics
Based on my quiz, ipsy thought I might want to switch it up with a pop of color. I’m a color enthusiast so they were right! I received the Stroke of Genius Heavy-Duty Kohl in 03 Green Light.
Want a fun way to switch up your eyeliner looks for summer? Just add color. These bold, bright eyeliners are super-pigmented, waterproof, and last for up to 8 hours without smudging or fading. The smooth, wax-based formula glides on easily so it won’t tug on your lids when you apply.
The 03 Green Light is a vibrant, metallic green and weighs in at 1.25 g. As a matter of fact, all SUGAR Cosmetics products are 100% cruelty-free.
I love how green, blue, and purple eyeshadows look on melanin. For this reason, I was excited to try the Green Light eyeliner. Occassionally, I like to experiment with hues of blue or green.
How to Use it or Create a Bright Green Graphic Eye
- Line your upper lash line, thickening the line as you reach the outer corners. Then, flick your line out and up.
- Line the inner corners of your eyes in the shape of a sideways “V”.
Ipsy’s Glam Bag is a great idea to try beauty products before you buy them. However, I wish that the sizes of the samples in their subscription box were much larger. Ready to dive into summer? My 5 Glam Bag picks, pool-ready makeup bag hopefully provided you with a ton of inspo to help you make a splash.
In conclusion, if you are looking for an inexpensive way to try beauty products, give ipsy a try. What were your favorite products from this Glam Bag? Share with me in the comments.
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