Ipsy Review – November 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!)
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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
Delivered via: USPS
Visit the Ipsy Swap Page to swap for any of the items you see in this review!
I love the it Cosmetics CC cream, and I was planning on purchasing this concealer, so I was thrilled to get this in the box. The formula is slightly tacky at first, but they instruct you to put it on the back of your hand first and warm it up with you finger tip before applying. (This gets rid of the tacky feeling). The coverage is great, the medium shade works with my skin tone, and it lasts all day. I will be buying the full size version when this one runs out!
Temptu S/B Highlighter – .1 oz Value $2.75
Be a Bombshell Cosmetics Eye Base in Submissive – FULL SIZE! Value $14
This highlighter looks white in the tube, but it actually has a lot of pink undertones when applied. It’s a very fine mirco shimmer (which I like – I can’t pull off the blatant sparkles-on-the-face-look), and a little goes a long way, so this tiny tube should actually last me about 10 applications.
This eye shadow base is meant to be used as the first layer with powdered eyeshadows. It’s relatively sheer and adds a lot of shimmer – I haven’t been able to test out it’s full staying power yet, but so far I like it. (And I usually don’t like most Be a Bombshell Cosmetics items)
Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Hairspray – 1.5 oz Value $1.50
J.Cat Wonder Lip Paint in Red Paint – FULL SIZE! Value $5
This hair spray has a sweet/fruity smell. It’s unique for hairsprays, but I’m not sure if I love it yet.
At first when I saw this J.Cat lip tube I thought it was Lip Tar! (They really did a good job making their packaging look the same). This color is way too dark for me, so I may end up swapping it.
Verdict: I paid $10 for this box and received about $33 of makeup items. (Plus a festive glitter makeup bag!) I’m happy with the value, and I’ll use almost all of the items, so I definitely got my money’s worth this month.
What did you think of the November Ipsy bag? What was your favorite item?