fivezero's Ipsy Glam Bag "Volume Up" (June 2017)

Ipsy — June 2017 Glam Bag “Volume Up”

I usually don’t get my Ipsy Glam Bag (referral link) here in Canada until the middle of each month, at the earliest—and yet, yesterday, the twelfth, I got my shiny hot pink June bag!

This month was the first time I tried emailing Ipsy to request an item to be included in my bag—apart from the one time they emailed me to let me try out a new system (I chose a mini of Ciaté Liquid Velvet Matte Lipstick in Pin Up).

From the initial list of spoilers released by Ipsy, I thought a black Make Up For Ever eyeliner was the best option I had (it wasn’t a great list! I’m not a huge black liner person) so I went ahead and asked if I could get that in my June bag. Customer service was happy to oblige.

Of course, a while later I saw more spoilers which included some great options I’d have picked instead (see my list below of other June items that Ipsy sent out). Boo! I actually think it makes more sense for me to just let Ipsy pick for me from now on, unless I see an item in the spoilers that I truly want. They’ve actually been doing a pretty great job for me—if only I could convince them that it’s OK to send me more than one nail polish per month!

Ipsy Glam Bag, June 2017, Volume Up

Ipsy June 2017 Glam Bag: “Volume Up”

Image: ipsy.com

What I Received

  • Dr. Lili Fan Probiotic Recovery Cream (20 mL sample; 50 mL full size US$68)
  • Kokie Nail Polish in Atlantis At Last (16 mL full size; US$6)
  • Luna by Luna Eyeshadow in Jace (1.5 g full size; US$15)
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil in M-10 Matte Black (0.8 g mini; 1.2 g full size US$21/CA$25)
  • NYX Whipped Lip & Cheek Soufflé in Plush (8 mL full size; US$6/CA$9)
  • Ipsy makeup bag

Glam Bag Cost

$10 + $4.99 (shipping to Canada) = US$14.99

Total Bag Value

$27.20 + $6 + $15 + $14 + $6 = US$68.20

fivezero's Ipsy Glam Bag, June 2017, Volume Up

fivezero’s Ipsy June 2017 Glam Bag: “Volume Up”

Image: ipsy.com

Ipsy Coupon Codes

  • Dr. Lili Fan: 10% off any purchase with code IPSY (through 07/31/2017; US only)
  • Kokie: 25% off any purchase with code ipsy25 (through 07/31/2017; US & Canada only)
  • Luna by Luna: 20% off any purchase with code IPSY20 (through 07/31/2017)

There are currently no codes offered for MUFE and NYX, so I’ll just mention these discounts for two great Canadian brands (since I would have loved another Trust Fund Beauty nail polish, or either of the two Vasanti products on offer this month, the face scrub and the lip gloss):

  • Trust Fund Beauty: 30% off any purchase with code IPSY30 (through 07/31/12017)
  • Vasanti: 30% off any purchase with code IPSY30 (through 06/30/12017; US & Canada only)

Here are some more detailed product shots:

Dr. Lili Fan Probiotic Recovery Cream (sample)

Dr. Lili Fan Probiotic Recovery Cream

20 mL sample; 50 mL full size US$68

I am really getting into skincare these days (forced because my skin has been so troublesome of late), so this sounds very cool! The sample size is 20 mL, which is nice and ample. [Made in USA.]


Kokie Nail Polish in Atlantis At Last

Kokie Nail Polish in Atlantis At Last

16 mL full size; US$6

OH YES I got a nail polish! I love this cobalt blue, and I have to say that even though Kokie’s polish retails for a mere $6, it looks somewhat more expensive. The bottle is adorable and also much larger than it appears to be. It’s like if someone made a cute little mouse the size of a bunny! [Made in USA.]


Luna by Luna Eyeshadow in Jace

Luna by Luna Eyeshadow in Jace

1.5 g full size; US$15

$15 for an eyeshadow made in China!

Luna by Luna Eyeshadow in Jace, label

Seriously though, this does not look like the packaging of a $15 eyeshadow. Don’t get me wrong: it’s cute, blue, and is reasonably sturdy, but if you asked me what the MSRP was I’d guess about $7.50 max. Regardless, the color seems versatile and it’s a good choice for my warm skintone. I wonder if it could double as blush. [Made in China.]


Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil in M-10 Matte Black (mini)

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil in M-10 Matte Black

0.8 g mini; 1.2 g full size US$21/CA$25

This swatched smoothly, and it passed the rub test well. The finish is definitely matte and quite black. I don’t use black liner all that often, but I didn’t have a matte one so it’s nice to have this! It’s 2/3 of the full size, as well, so as a sample it’s very generous. [Made in Germany.]

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil in M-10 Matte Black (mini), swatch


NYX Whipped Lip & Cheek Soufflé in Plush

NYX Whipped Lip & Cheek Soufflé in Plush

8 mL full size; US$6/CA$9

I’m usually not fussed about receiving NYX products in my Ipsy bag, because the products are hit and miss for me, and they’re just so affordable and easy to find. Still, I like that it’s usually a full-sized item, and I think always a lip item for me. This is one of those combo lip and cheek products, which I invariably only ever use on my lips because I like deeper shades on my lips and lighter shades on my cheeks. Plush, a soft mauve-based pink, does look reasonably well-balanced, though, so maybe it actually will do double duty well! [Made in China.]
NYX Whipped Lip & Cheek Soufflé in Plush, swatch


Ipsy Glam Bag Volume Up makeup pouch (June 2017)

Ipsy Glam Bag “Volume Up” makeup pouch (June 2017)

Ipsy Glam Bag “Summer Friday” Makeup Pouch

Eek, no likey. The stylized lips do remind me of the Make Up For Ever lips—I’ve never liked their logo, either. The idea is that Ipsters speak up (to go along with this month’s “Volume Up” theme), which is a fine and excellent sentiment with which I fully agree. But I think Ipsy are also going for a bit of a Roy Lichtenstein pop art look here, particularly with the addition of the comic book dot effect, and the execution is just…not good. Well, it’s only a makeup bag.

Ipsy, Volume Up June 2017, letter to Ipsters

Glam Bag Verdict

Once again, I got a nail polish, and it’s a brand that’s new to me, so I’m happy! I will certainly be able to try using everything I got in this month’s bag, so well done to Ipsy once again.

Some other Ipsy items for June 2017 that I would have liked to try:

Happy Tuesday!

‘Cause you made it all the way down here, I’ll leave you with a tune. Here’s “Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna, from 1986.

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8 thoughts on “Ipsy — June 2017 Glam Bag “Volume Up”

    • LOL it does seem like maybe I should just smear Activia yogurt on my face, right?

      And OMG I didn’t know Walmart sold Kokie in Canada! If I like the one I got I will be forced to trek out to Wally World. Thanks for the heads up! 😁

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  1. My Ipsy June glam bag came with an exploded bottle of nail polish!! I’m happy that it came in bubble wrap, but I would like to get it replaced with possibly some black eyeliner or something that won’t explode in the heat of Arizona!

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