January 2015 ipsy Glam Bag Review & Swatches

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The theme for the January 2015 ipsy Glam Bag is Fresh Start. Definitely an expected theme for the first month of a new year!

January 2015 ipsy Glam Bag Review

This month the bag is textured with white on one side and royal blue on the other. There is a contrasting orange zipper and dangly ipsy tag. I'm actually loving the bag this month, it doesn't seem as immature as some of the other ones we've received in the last few years.

What’s inside?

From J. Cat Beauty, FANTABULOUS Gel Eye Liner. The shade I received is in Blue Black which I am super excited about because I just do not want another black eye liner lol This is a fabulous color when you want something more amped up than black and don't want to go to crazy. The formula on this liner was smooth and easy to use, lasting all day!

From Manna Kadar Cosmetics, Sheer Glo. The shade included is described as a Universal Shade, but it does seem to lean warm. As it's blended out it becomes a glowy golden peach. This will be lovely to use particularly in the Summer for a subtle highlight.

From Pacifica, Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow. The shade I got is in Ethereal (others may receive the shade Treasure) and it's a pearly cream shade - perfect for highlighting the eye or using at the inner corners. The formula is soft and nicely pigmented. Love this!

January 2015 ipsy Glam Bag Swatches

From Real Techniques, Fine Liner Brush. This is a wonderful product to get in this months bag and it paired perfectly with the gel liner! Real Techniques brushes are great quality and while this isn't my favorite brush for applying liner (I like a firmer, slanted brush) I will definitely get use out of it.

From Nourish Organic, Renewing Eye Cream. This eye cream includes Argan oil and is said to provide rich hydration around the eyes. I can't speak to long term benefits but it did feel nice and absorbed quickly. I wasn't a fan of the scent but it's not a deal breaker.

Also shown is a set of Nail Decals from Wrap Artist, which I turned in some of my ipsy points for. I haven't used them yet but I have a few nail art ideas coming up that will hopefully work out & I can share them with you!

ipsy glam bag review january 2015

This month has a nice mix of fabulous makeup products - I really think that liner is going to be a new staple. This month was definitely worth the $10 I paid between that liner, the full size shadow and makeup brush.

Ipsy has profile pages, so here is mine. There is also a pretty decent referral program in place. You refer friends and redeem points to get a sweet little bonus in your next bag (use the points to choose your own!). I’ve gotten some really fab full sized products but definitely read the description because some of them are a lot of points for just a sample size. Previous bonuses have been from NYX, Tarte, Revlon and more! Note: These points DO expire. I didn’t know that until recently when I was logged in and noticed my point total… I left for dinner and came back and it was 300 points less. I wish I’d have known that ahead of time so I could have spent them, but hopefully this message will help you out so you don’t lose your points!

Here is where you can go to subscribe to ipsy for a Glam Bag.

What do you think about the January Glam Bag? Are you going to subscribe for February? I’m always excited to see what they have in store!

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