Ipsy Review – May 2014
Ipsy is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. Each month you get full size or deluxe-sized products, plus a cute makeup bag. I think it’s one of the best value beauty subscriptions and a great way to build out your makeup collection on the cheap!
(FYI – Just like Birchbox, Ipsy sends out many different variations of their bag each month – so my review is just one of the bag variations you might receive!)
The Subscription Box: Ipsy
The Cost: $10 a month (free shipping)
The Products: Full size and samples of makeup and beauty products. (Plus a makeup bag!)
Ships to: US and Canada
Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask – 60 ml Value $4.80
Hang Ten Classic Sport SPF 50 – 1 oz Value $3
First, I just love the bright and summery packaging of these items! And I was thrilled to find out that the Hang Ten sunscreen line is made by Coola, and uses organic ingredients (and is free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, etc). I will definitely buy more of this sunscreen for the summer!
Revlon Colorburst Matte Lip Balm (No. 205) – FULL SIZE! Value $9
Pacifica Natural Beauty Eye Shadow Duo 2 – Value $5?
I love the Pacifica brand so I had high hopes for this eye shadow, but unfortunately I didn’t find it to be very pigmented at all. It took multiple applications just to get a subtle color, so I don’t think I’ll be switching over to Pacifica eye shadow any time soon.
Eau Thermale Avene – 50 ml Value $9
I love water mists for the summer, so this item is another win for me!
Verdict: I paid $10 for this bag and received about $31 worth of beauty items. I’m happy with the value, and I think I’ll use everything except maybe the Revlon lip balm, and the Pacifica eye shadow (sadly). I also really like the bag itself this month – the print is cute, I like the canvas material, and it doesn’t smell like chemicals!
What did you get in your Ipsy bag this month?