ipsy January Glam Bag – Fresh Start

The theme of this year’s first Glam Bag is nothing short of appropriate. A new year calls for starting off with a clean slate, or from ipsy’s point of view, “A kickoff so clean the possibilities are endless.”

Here’s what I received in my bag:


  • BellaPierre Shimmer Powder in Whesek
  • Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush
  • La Fresh Eco Beauty Be Good. Good Day. Moisturizer
  • Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow in Treasure
  • Velvet 59 Velvet Rose Lipgloss in Noisette

I liked 3 out of the 5 items I received.


La Fresh Eco Beauty Moisturizer – I used this before heading to work this morning. The consistency wasn’t too thick, and it didn’t feel heavy on my face. The scent was OK. I would describe it as “earthy” , but it was light enough to barely notice. I’ll continue to use it until it’s finished.

Pacifica Eye Shadow – I have a few shadows that are similar in color (copper/brown with a bit of shimmer), so this was easy to like. I wore it during the day while running errands one afternoon, and it lasted well into the evening. Also, a shadow that doesn’t crease is a bonus.

Elizabeth Mott Shadow Brush – Haven’t used it yet since I have quite a few shadow brushes already. The bristles are really soft, however. Saw some good reviews with this from other ipsy members, so I’ll get around to it eventually.


BellaPierre Shimmer Powder – Disclaimer: If it has a hefty amount of shimmer in it (makeup specifically), I probably won’t use it. Not really a fan of the stuff, and unfortunately this wasn’t a product to sway my opinion. The color is a dark shimmery gray. The swatch on my hand doesn’t look too bad. I would use this as a liner or maybe in a smoky eye, but I’ll probably just end up giving it away.


Velvet 59 Velvet Rose Lipgloss – Although the color of this was nice and neutral, it felt sticky and needed retouching. Not only did the description of the product state that it smelled like roses, it also tasted like them. Nope, nope, nope! If the flavor of a lip product doesn’t resemble anything close to something edible, I’d rather prefer it have no scent at all.

I do hope that I end up liking all of the products from at least one of these ipsy bags that I get this year. I’ll just have to see what happens next month.