Ipsy: Our August bags

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Our bags have been shipped and we're anxiously waiting for our bags but the Glam Rooms have opened up so at least we know what to expect!

NOTE: At this time I don't have exact weights of all the items. I'm basing some of the values off images I've seen of products. I'm excluding the final bag value because I'm missing the weight of the mascara sent however everyone is getting the mascara so regardless of that value my eldest daughter's bag is still almost $16 less than our bags. I'll update this one again once I have the actual weights.

Update: I've updated the value of the BB cream since the weight is 0.34 oz not 0.24 oz (adds $1.60 more value) and the value of the mascara now that I have the weight.

My bag:
  1. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick
  2. Pixi Lash Booster Mascara in Blackest Black
  3. MicaBeauty Eye Shadow in Bronze
  4. Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub
  5. Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream
Bag value: $40.15

The eldest's bag:
  1. Pixi Lash Booster Mascara in Blackest Black
  2. Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub
  3. City Color Cheek Stain
  4. noya Lip Balm   
  5. Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream
Bag value: $24.85

 Middle daughter's bag:
  1. Pixi Lash Booster Mascara in Blackest Black
  2. MicaBeauty Eye Shadow in Bronze
  3. Michael Todd Pumpkin Nutrient-Rich Facial Mask
  4. noya Lip Balm
  5. Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream
Bag value: $41.52

Youngest daughter's bag:
  1. Pixi Lash Booster Mascara in Blackest Black
  2. MicaBeauty Eye Shadow in Bronze
  3. City Color Cheek Stain
  4. Michael Todd Pumpkin Nutrient-Rich Facial Mask
  5. noya Lip Balm
Bag value: $34.36

So much for bags being more equal value because there is almost a $16 difference between what my eldest daughter is getting to what the rest of us are getting. Ipsy should not have sent such a low ball bag and even if you factor in the mascara value the fact is that everyone is getting that mascara which means that particular bag is almost $16 LESS than other bags.


Item values/retail prices:
  • Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick, 0.03 oz; value $7.33
    (full size 0.09 oz, $22)
  • noya Lip Balm; retail $3.99
  • Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub, 1 oz; value $5.29
    (full size 3.4 fl oz, $18)
  • Michael Todd Pumpkin Nutrient-Rich Facial Mask, 1 oz; value $10
    (full size 3.4 fl oz, $34)
  • Pixi Lash Booster Mascara in Blackest Black, 0.105 oz; value $7.14
    (full size 0.25 oz, $17)
  • MicaBeauty Eye Shadow in Bronze; retail $14.95
  • Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream, 0.34 oz; value $5.44
    (full size 1 oz, $16)
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, 0.25 oz; value $9
    (full size 1 oz, $36)
  • Chella Dazzling Dark Brown Eyebrow Color Pencil; retail $18
  • City Color Cheek Stain; retail $2.99
  • NYX Rouge Cream Blush; retail $6 (note: at this time I have only seen the cream blush sent out not the mosaic or powder blush)
  • Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer In Mai Tai; retail $13

Edit #2

MissTrix on MakeupTalk has done some sluething to what bag is getting what color of UD lipstick or what flavor of Noya lip balm. Here's what she's found.

If you are getting an Urban Decay lipstick then you will get Anarchy if you bag contains:
  • charcoal, Mica, Pacifica
  • charcoal, Mica, Chella
  • charcoal, Nyx, Pacifica
If you are getting an Urban Decay lipstick then you will get 69 if you bag contains:
  • pumpkin, Smashbox, Mica
  • pumpkin, Nailtini, Mica
  • pumpkin, Chella, Pacifica
If you are getting the Noya lip balm and a cheek product (NYX or City Color) you will get the Vanilla lip balm.

If you are getting the Noya lip balm but no blush/cheek product then you'll get the Cherry flavor.
Using her information I should be getting the UD lipstick in Anarchy while the eldest and youngest daughters get the vanilla Noya and my middle daughter the cherry Noya.

Edit #3
One of the MUT members confirmed the UD lipstick sample as being 0.03 oz not 0.04 oz so I've updated the price.

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5 comments

  1. I got an identical bag as your eldest daughter, I must say that as a canadian subbie paying $15 for this bag I do often feel like I get the least value. I always seem to get the items with least monetary value in my bags which tends to frustrate me because i feel like I'm paying an extra $5 per bag which is quite a bit. I would have loved the nailtini polish or the pumpkin scrub. I mean this bag is alright, probably one of my least favs but atleast It's given me some brands I've never tried before. Hopefully I'll be more of a fan after using the products.

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  2. Yeah, I definitely felt more excited other months when my bag was worth over $60 versus this month's worth only $24.85! I like some of the products, but I could have certainly tried the $2.99 cheek stain on my own if I wanted to, you know?

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  3. Thanks for the breakdown. I have a different variation. I'm getting the Pixi mascara, charcoal scrub, Noya lip calm, Chella pencil and Pacifica BB cream. Part of me glad it's some taking into account preferences; the other would like the values to be more even. Now I'm considering if I should sub for a second bag. Am I supposed to answer the questions differently?

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  4. Love your ipsy posts; keep up the awesome work! I received the Pixi mascara (of course), Michael Todd scrub, Mica eyeshadow, Chella brow pencil and Noya lip balm in vanilla. So I guess the prediction that vanilla = cheek product is out.

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  5. I received the Pixi mascara (of course), Michael Todd scrub, Chella pencil, Mica shadow and Noya balm in Vanilla which throws off your lip balm prediction. Maybe I'm an outlier. Thanks for all the info in this post! Love your blog!

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