Ipsy Glam Bag January 2015 review

Ipsy's January 2015 beauty bag is themed Fresh Start.

Ipsy Glam Bag January 2015 review

Having observed the contents of the Ipsy Glam Bags regularly for quite a while now, it is my - extremely unscientific - hypothesis that the bags get better in Winter before falling into a rut after the first quarter of the year. However, I hope "Fresh Start" means we will have consistently good bags this year.
Take the January bag, for instance. Four full-sized products with one travel-sized tube, compared to the August 2014 bag, which had one full-sized product - a lip balm. Also, I like this month's blue-and-white bag which will hold a few essentials in my desk.

Check out the contents of my January 2015 Ipsy Glam Bag below.


I received:

  1. Coastal Scents Liquid Eyeliner in Jet
  2. Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow brush
  3. Hey Honey! Take it off Exfoliating Honey Peel Mask
  4. Malin+Goetz Mojito Lip Balm
  5. Pacifica Mineral Coconut Eyeshadow in Ethereal
Ipsy Glam Bag January 2015 review


Coastal Scents Liquid Eyeliner in Jet

Ipsy Glam Bag January 2015 reviewI already have the J.Cat Fantabulous Eyeliner from a previous Lip Factory box, so I am glad I got the Coastal Scents one, and even gladder that it is liquid - my preferred eyeliner formula. The applicator is felt-tip and not a brush. Here is a somewhat narcissistic swatch. While I will be using this, I hope Ipsy does not make black eyeliner - especially those mini pencils - a regular feature of each bag over a continuous period, as they did before. 
Ipsy Glam Bag January 2015 review

Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow brush 

Oooh, you can send me any number of brushes in beauty boxes, thank you! I love this soft, densely packed pink brush for packing colour on the lids. Bristles are 100% synthetic. Maybe a blending brush or a face brush next time, Ipsy? Or would that be gilding the lily?
Ipsy Glam Bag January 2015 review

Hey Honey! Take it off Exfoliating Honey Peel Mask

You can send me any amount of face masks as well. This gel mask sample is probably good for two uses and contains AHA. Trying it out this weekend, mostly on Sunday.
Ipsy Glam Bag January 2015 review

Malin+Goetz Mojito Lip Balm

You had me at mojito. This is paraben-free and is not tested on animals. Why aren't more lip balms wine- or pina colada- or even beer-flavoured instead of plain old strawberry and orange?
Ipsy Glam Bag January 2015 review

Pacifica Mineral Coconut Eyeshadow in Ethereal

This cruelty-free eyeshadow was supposedly the star product in the January bag but to be honest, it is not my favourite. First of all, there was a Pacifica eyeshadow duo in June or July or so, and sending pretty much the same thing six months later is not the wisest way of pleasing your subscribers. If they must have sent these out, why not go in for non-neutral shades which people may not already have? I would love an outlandish lime green shadow in a beauty bag, since I wouldn't normally buy that shade.
Ipsy Glam Bag January 2015 review

Verdict

A really good bag this month; I liked everything except for the Pacifica eyeshadow. I hope they continue to have more full-sized products each month rather than those miserable 2ml tubes. February spoilers have just come in and there's a full-sized angled brush OR China Glaze polish OR eyelash curler OR NYX eyeliner pencil OR Rob Scheppy for Tini eyeshadow, apart from four other products. Eeeep! I hope I get the angled brush or the CG polish. Keeping my fingers crossed!
Stay tuned for another unboxing post tomorrow - no, it isn't a Memebox.

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  1. That brush is really pretty! I don't like the eyeshadow either, a bit too plain!

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  2. I loved the brush as well, it's surprisingly higher quality than I expected.

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  3. I've always wanted to try Malin+Goetz products, and a mojito doesn't sound bad right about now. I like the brush, too.

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  4. I liked my ipsy bag this month. I got the Pacifica Ethereal shadow and I really like it. I got the Bellapierre metallic blue-grey loose shadow and the two shades look great together :)

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  5. I'm a fan of the lotions by Malin+Goetz so I bet I'd like that lip balm!

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  6. I, too, hope that black eyeliners in every bag are not going to be the norm. I think I have a lifetime supply!

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  7. Oh I would have liked to try that mask.

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  8. LOL me too! I used a few as stocking stuffers and still have enough!

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  9. This is my first Malin+Goetz product and I'm loving it so far!

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  10. It smells great! I need to try out the lotions.

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  11. I agree! You can never have too many all-over-shadow brushes; they help defer washing-up by another day.

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  12. Yes, it is overkill since that shade appears in just about every palette.

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  13. I love your Bellapierre shadow! It's a great idea to send out two shadows when they're including a shadow brush.

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  14. Nice selection. I love the Malin + Goetz mojito lip balm!

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  15. Mojito lip balm?! Does it taste yummy? I bet I would eat the entire thing up before it could do anything to my lips.

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  16. That brush is gorgeous!! Not a bad bag this month!

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  17. I didn't know Coastal Scents had a liquid eyeliner! It looks pretty good. :)

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  18. Looks like a great bag! I got that Mojito balm in an Ispy bag and I love it!

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  19. I really loved that coastal scents liner when I first got it but it seemed to go bad really quickly-- funky scent and all

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  20. Too bad the eyeshadow was boring!

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  21. Too bad the eyeshadow was no good!

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  22. I really like that brush, I've been using it quite often. The shadow was a hit for me, I love all things Pacifica! :)

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  23. I like the eyeshadow brush, just because it's hot pink. Lame excuse, I know :-)

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  24. I really liked what I got this month, as well!

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  25. I got the same eyeshadow in my bag, but the rest was different. What a fun mask to try!

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  26. I got the same things! I love the brush and eye liner!

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  27. I got the lip balm too and I love it!

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  28. So far, it's kind of tasteless :( I wanted it to taste of apple mojito.

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  29. Me too! It smells amazing!

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  30. Oh no! I wonder when that will happen to mine :(

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  31. Me too, it smells amazing!

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  32. Yes! I can't wait for next month!

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  33. It does! It gives a smooth line.

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  34. LOL I love that it's hot pink too, and not another meh-black or brown brush.

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  35. I love everything, except maybe the eyeshadow, this month.

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  36. The pink brush is so cute!

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  37. The mask sounds really interesting. Adorable brush!

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  38. I really liked this brush too!

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  39. I've been debating getting an Ipsy subscription because of how often they give you full size things.

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  40. That eye liner looks gorgeous!

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