Ipsy Glam Bag Unbagging and Review for March 2015

Rounding out the month of March, we have the Ipsy Glam Bag! As usual, let’s start out by going to the video:

Do you like how my daughter was like, “To hell with mommy’s videos, I’m gonna be as loud as possible!” XD

Breakdown time!

Butter Lipstick from NYX Cosmetics: Starting out the products, we have a lovely tinted butter lipstick in the shade, Pops. It is super-creamy and feels great on the lips, though it’s not incredibly pigmented, so keep that in mind when considering what shade you might like. This is a full-sized item, of course, and retails for $6.
pur~delicate Gentle Soymilk Cleanser & Makeup Remover: This is a soap-free, non-foaming facial cleanser that is supposed to be very gentle on the skin. I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet, but I’m looking forward to it. A 5.6 oz bottle of this cleanser retails for $36, making my sample of 1 oz worth about $6.50
Concealer by Evelyn Iona Cosmetics: I’ll be honest, I wasn’t 100% certain what this was when I first took it out of the bag, because all that’s written on the container is Evelyn Iona, and it’s a pretty tiny container so I doubt it will go very far. But I’ll give it a try! A full-sized product costs $18.75, and that makes my sample worth about $4.
Mineral Eyeshadow by Marsk: This little pot of loose eyeshadow comes in the shade, Fifty Shades, which is an absolutely gorgeous silvery grey that I can’t wait to try out. I think it will look absolutely amazing with some super-black liner and mascara. As near as I can figure this is a full-sized product, worth a whopping $22.50
London Collection Body Lotion from Gilchrist & Soames: Containing a mixture of botanicals of red tea, soy, ginkgo biloba, grape seed and milk thistle, this lotion makes a lot of claims. I don’t know if those claims are justified or not yet, but I tried a dab of it on my hands and I have to admit that it was pretty damn creamy and smooth. I’ve got high hopes. A full 8 oz bottle retails for $16, so my 2.5 oz sample is worth about $5.

Total approximate value of bag: $45
Total cost to me: $15

So as you can see, right off the bat, this is one of the best bags I’ve gotten as far as value, mostly because of the eyeshadow, which is super-high-quality and quite expensive as a result. Honestly though, I think my favorite product (thus far, since I haven’t really tested them all out) is the Butter Lipstick, which just feels super-nice when applied and has just enough of a tint to be delicate and lovely.

As a whole, I’m definitely happy with this month’s bag, as I’ve been happy with almost every bag I’ve gotten. Keep up the good work, Ipsy!

Did you receive an Ipsy Glam Bag for March? Were your items similar to mine? What was your favorite item? Least favorite? Please share!

Also, a reminder that I am running a contest throughout the month of March. For each comment you post on my blog throughout the month, you will receive one entry toward a draw for a hard-copy of my zombie apocalypse novel, “Nowhere to Hide”! Please note that in order to accept the prize, I will need you to give me a mailing address where I can have the book sent. If the winner drawn did not intend to enter the contest and/or does not want the book, I will draw another name. Please also note that obvious spam/duplicate comments/etc. will not be counted toward an entry…play fair! And good luck!