Ipsy Review – February 2015
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!
Mitchell and Peach Floral No. 1 Fine Radiance Face Oil – 10 ml Value $23
I was excited to try this face oil since the ingredients are advertised as all natural, and the size is half the size of the full-size version. I was surprised to see that the ingredients listed on the bottle don’t match up with what is listed on ipsy’s site, or any shop listing I could find for this product. The main difference I noticed was that my bottle lists Parfum (synthetic fragrance) as an ingredient, where the ingredients listed online list various natural oils. In general I try to avoid added synthetic fragrance in skincare products since my skin is somewhat sensitive, so this was a disappointment. (I’m also wondering why ipsy has samples with a different formula that what is normally sold from this brand).
That being said, I still wanted to try out the oil. It absorbs quickly and is very moisturizing, so I’m happy with that part of the formula. I’m not sure if I love the scent though.
I do like the scent of this volumizing spray! The scent is fresh, and the formula is lightweight. Plus it can work on damp or dry hair.
City Color Creamy Lip Stain in Flirtini – FULL SIZE! Value $5
Model CO Cosmetics Blush Cheek Powder in Cosmopolitan 01 – .12 oz Value $9? (I can’t find the size of the full size version online, so I’m assuming this is half the size).
This lip stain is highly pigmented and gives a matte finish. The formula is good, but this color isn’t a good look for me.
While I’m not sure how the size of this blush compares to the full-size version, the sample will last me a long time. It’s very highly pigmented which means I only need one sweep of the brush for full color!
Emite Makeup Eyelash Curler – Value $25
I always like getting makeup brushes and tools in subscription boxes, so this eyelash curler is a win.
Verdict: This bag has a value of about $63.50. The value is great for the $10 cost. While I won’t use every item in the box, I still will use enough to make this bag a good deal for me, so I’m happy with the February ipsy bag. (Plus I think the makeup bag is cute this month too!)
What do you think of the February ipsy bag? Which items did you get?