Ipsy Review – March 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!
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels (2 sets) – Value $7.50
These are free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic fragrance, synthetic dye, etc. I love the ingredients, and all the reviews I’ve seen for these indicate they are very refreshing, so I’m excited to give them a try!
NYX Butter Lipstick in BLS17 – FULL SIZE! Value $6
I believe all subscribers get a NYX Butter Lipstick this month. This is one of my favorite shades ever – it’s a great neutral with a hint of pink/mauve.
Pixi by Petra Eye Shadows in Apricot Glow – Value $4
I like the Pixi brand, and I think these are both very flattering shades great for every day wear. They are highly pigmented, and the shades applied more matte than I was expecting.
Equitance Brightening Serum + Spot Corrector – .2 oz Value $25
This serum is 1/5 the size of the full-size version and it is supposed to “zero in on the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark discoloration.” Ideally I prefer my serums to be free of synthetic fragrance and parabens, so this might not be for me.
Evelyn Iona Concealer – Value $9? (The size isn’t labeled, so I’m guessing it is half the size of the full-size version)
I’m so excited I received this item in my bag! Evelyn Iona is a new-to-me organic beauty/makeup brand, and I was hoping for this concealer since I saw it as a March spoiler. I like the coverage of the formula, and this shade works well for my skin tone so I guess I lucked out twice!
Verdict: My Ipsy bag this month has a value of a little over $50. I think the value is great, the makeup bag is cute, and I’m happy with the mix of makeup and skincare items.
What do you think of Ipsy this month? Which items did you receive?