Ipsy Glam Bag April 2014 Overview

After a few months on the waitlist, I finally was subscribed to the Ipsy Glam Bag and received my first bag for April 2014. After hearing lukewarm reviews about the Birchbox, I thought the Ipsy bag would be better for me as it is more makeup-centric.

This month's Glam Bag theme is Beauty Rocks (perfect timing for the music festivals like Coachella). For $10, I got three full size items and two deluxe samples.

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The items I received in the bag were a Benefit Cosmetics Lollitint mini, Cailyn Cosmetics Tinted Lip Balm in Acid Pink, City Color Cosmetics White Gold Shadow & Highlight Mousse, Kiss Looks So Natural Eyelashes in the Shy style, and Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Black Velvet.

Of the contents, I'll get the most use out of the Urban Decay eyeliner and the Eyelashes. Black Velvet looks like a deeper black than Perversion or Zero but due to the matte finish, it isn't as creamy. The Kiss Eyelashes are great for a subtle daytime look.

The Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm is too drying to use as a lip balm (although it is pretty fair at being a matte lipstick), I'm too much of a blush doof to use the Lollitint well, and the City Color Cosmetics Mousse is good as an eyeshadow but too strong to use as a cheek highlight.

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What's the value of the bag?

Benefit Cosmetics Lollitint (Mini): 2.5 mL/.08 oz valued at $5.71
Cailyn Cosmetics Tinted Lip Balm (Full Size): 4 grams/.14 oz for $19
City Color Cosmetics White Gold Shadow & Highlight Mousse (Full Size):  2.6 grams /.092 oz valued at $3.99
Kiss Looks So Natural Eyelashes in Shy: $3.99
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Black Velvet (Mini): .02 oz valued at $10.00

Total Bag Value: $42.69.

Although I wasn't too fond of a lot of the bag, I was happy enough with the Urban Decay Black Velvet Eyeliner and Kiss Eyelashes that the whole bag is worth it to me plus I didn't have to pay for shipping.

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