Ipsy Review – August 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
Visit the Ipsy Swap Page to swap for any of the items you see in this review!
At first look it was somewhat surprising to not see larger items! (I’m used to lots of full size items from Ipsy!)
Manna Kadar Sheer Glo Shimmer Lotion – 8 ml Value $7.80
Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo Lip Balm – FULL SIZE! Value $5.50
Coast Scents Sampler Quad – Value $2?
(This little eyeshadow quad is so tiny I used a quarter to show scale). I’ve sampled all these products before and the Jersey Shore Sun lip balm is my favorite – I love that it’s all organic!
Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil in Plushie – .03 oz Value $15
This Body Creme is from a brand that’s new to me, and I’m a fan! (Natural citrus is one of my favorite scents for lotions, and this one is very refreshing and lightweight).
I’ve sampled Urban Decay’s 24/7 liners before and they are amazing. They go on smooth and don’t budge. I also never need to buy full-size versions because the samples are practically full-sized. This Plushie color is a pretty bright purple for me though, I would have preferred a darker plum shade.
From what I can tell on Instagram, everyone either got an Urban Decay liner sample, or a Perversion mascara sample. I really wanted to try the mascara so I’ll probably end up swapping for it!
Verdict: I paid $10 for my Ipsy glam bag, and I received about $34 worth of products. The value is good, I think I’ll use everything, I just wasn’t super wowed by the bag this month. (I think that’s in part because I subscribe to a ton of boxes so I get a lot of duplicates).
What did you get in your Glam Bag this month?