Ipsy Review – July 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
bareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream EyeShadow SPF 15 in Divine Wine – .03 oz Value $5.40
Pure-lisse SPF 30 Sunscreen – .5 oz Value $16
This bareMinerals eye shadow sample is so tiny, but it turns out a little goes a long way (it’s about a third of the size of the full size version). I absolutely love it too! It goes on as a liquid creme, and you have about 15 seconds to smudge it as much as you want before it sets. This color is perfect for a more natural smokey eye look with my skin tone, and it seriously stays put. I want to buy it in a few more colors now!
Also, I’m officially declaring that this is the summer of Pur-lisse SPF and Water Infuser bottles! (At least it feels that way from subscription boxes). I can always use more SPF and like this brand so it’s a win for me.
Elizabeth Mott Tints & Sass – FULL SIZE! Value $23
Whet Nail Lacquer in Facetious – .3 oz Value $9
I first assumed this nail polish was full size, but the full size version is .5 oz. I think the color is a little too bold for me to pull off, so I will probably swap it. (I like that it’s 3-free and vegan though!) I think the lip and cheek stain will get swapped too since I prefer cream lip tints and blushes.
Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Get Layered Flash Dry Thickening Spray – 1.3 oz Value $3
I don’t use hair spray everyday, but I’m always looking for a product that adds volume without stickiness. I just tried this one out and I’m pretty pleased with the results so far – we’ll see if it lasts the whole day!
Verdict: I paid $10 and received over $50 worth of products! Even though I won’t use everything the value is always great for me, and I am in love with the bareMinerals eye shadow, so that alone makes this a great Ipsy month for me! (The bag is not a hit for me though – it has that chemical smell I’ve noticed in some Ipsy bags from previous months).
What did you get in your Ipsy glam bag this month?