Ipsy Glam Bag Jan 2017 Unboxing & First Impressions

Hello, hello!

Just a little unboxing and first impressions for you today for January’s Ipsy Glam Bag. This month’s theme was Metropolis, and the bag is a silvery blue perforated faux leather with a silver lining (visible through the cut outs).


Let’s take a look inside this month’s bag! *Descriptions in Italics are from the Ipsy website*

Up first is theBalm’s Bahama Mama Bronzer:

Ipsy Glam Bag Jan 2017

When you get back from a beach vaycay, your skin looks sun-kissed, not orange, right? Point being, any natural-looking bronzer is going to have brown undertones, and this one nails it. And since it’s matte, you can also use it to contour, as shadow, or to fill in brows.


I was surprised that I liked this one, but it is a nice natural looking, matte bronzer – even on my pale face! I just have to be careful and apply with a light hand. A cruelty free brand!

Ipsy Glam Bag Jan 2017

The second product is the Briogeo Rosarco Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant Crème:

This silicone-free hotshot smoothes, boosts shine, tames frizz, and protects hair up to 425°F. Plus the ingredient list is totally hair care #SquadGoals: Rosehip oil shields hair from UV damage, argan oil combats frizz, coconut oil seals in moisture, and algae extract strengthens hair.

Ipsy Glam Bag Jan 2017

I was super happy to get this one as it was on my wishlist after trying the Don’t Despair, Repair Hair Mask. I try not to heat style my hair, but I occasionally use my hair dryer in the winter time, so this is perfect. Review to follow once I’ve used tested it out! Another cruelty free brand!

The third product is the Pur~lisse Blue Lotus Seed 5-in-1 Mud Mask & Exfoliant:

As a rule, mud masks can be well, messy, but this one makes you feel more like you’re at the spa than running a tough mudder. It also does about 10 million amazing things for your complexion (we’re talking brighten, detoxify, tighten, and soothe, all while gently exfoliating), thanks to a power combo of ingredients including blue lotus seeds, bamboo, white clay, ginger, and mushroom.

Ipsy Glam Bag Jan 2017

I’m not testing out any new skin care products until next weekend, but I can tell you that my skin liked everything that I’ve tried thus far from Pur~lisse. Review to follow once I’ve tested it out! Another cruelty brand!

The fourth product is the Naked Cosmetics Mica Pigment in Desert Sunset #02:

Made with the most vivid pigments, so we get more color on our lids. And the gorgeous shimmery champagne shade is still giving us a buzz.

Ipsy Glam Bag Jan 2017


Ok, this loose shadow pigment is GORGEOUS! Although the Ipsy description is champagne, on me it pulls more rose gold in tone! I’m not 100% sure of this company’s cruelty free status – still researching. If you know, please tell me!

Ipsy Glam Bag Jan 2017

And the fifth and final product is the SLMissGlam Blend Beauty Brush L34:

No boring brushes here! Of course we totally love the purple handle (side note: it’s not only pretty, but much easier to find in an overcrowded makeup bag). The ombré bristles are made of a super soft synthetic material, and the shape is ideal for applying color either just in the crease, or all over your lid.

Ipsy Glam Bag Jan 2017

I love getting brushed in my Ipsy Glam Bag, it is a great way to expand your brush collection, and test out different brands. This brush has super soft synthetic bristles. The brushes are hand crafted and cruelty free!

I was super happy with this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag. Were you happy with yours?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription. And, as always, my opinions are my own!

38 thoughts on “Ipsy Glam Bag Jan 2017 Unboxing & First Impressions

  1. I just ordered a whack of TheBalm products off Hautelook yesterday. I was hoping that Bahama Mama Bronzer would be on the sale but it wasn’t. Ah well.
    Oooh that Naked Cosmetics looks gorgeous!

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  2. Thae Bahama Mama bronzer is everything for my pale skin perfect bronze shade with ashy undertones with no oringy pigments in it. It is perfect bronze matte shade with great quality powder 😍

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      1. It is perfect undertone for pale skin and it is not overly pigmented so you can’t make mistake. Better than expensier bronzers that I had tried 🙂

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  3. i think I rec’d 3 out of 5 products in this bag already. I hope I won’t receive them again this time.. the Naked pigment is really nice though.. I used to reach for it a lot before. ☺

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      1. The pigment is really pretty and the eyeshadow from theBalm is really good too.. and the packaging is soo darn cute! Hehe

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