Ipsy Review – April 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!
Julie G Nail Color in Damsel – FULL SIZE! Value $4
While this isn’t a nail polish brand I get excited about, it’s a lovely bright pink creme – perfect for summer!
Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive – .26 oz Value $5
I believe I have this in a full size or deluxe size from another subscription, so I’m fine with getting a travel size too. I like pretty much everything I’ve tried from Juice Beauty, and this “peel” is extremely gentle – it leaves my skin softer, and while it doesn’t have dramatic results, I like it and use it often.
Starlooks Lipgloss Mini in Cuddle – Value $4? (no size listed)
This lipgloss is a tad on the sticky side, but I do like the subtle shimmer and color it provides. It’s probably not something I’ll use often because of the stickiness though.
Jor’el Parker Femina – 8.8 ml – Value $21
I didn’t know this was a Harvey Prince brand until I looked up the value! (I feel like Harvey Prince has been in so many subscription boxes lately). I like the scent, and I appreciate that it is a rollerball.
theBalm Nude Dude Eyeshadow in Flirty – Value $3
This is the item that I believe all ipsy subscribers received this month. (I’ll probably try to swap for a few more shades – I love the colors of their Nude Dude palette, and the packaging is fun!)
This Flirty shade didn’t go on as heavily pigmented as the swatches on their site show, but that’s fine with me – it’s a nice subtle everyday color with just a hint of shimmer.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $37. That’s a great value for a $10 beauty bag – though I wish the majority of the value didn’t come from a perfume. I’m happy with the sizes of all the items this month, and I think I received a good variety of items: the makeup, nail polish, skin care, perfume categories are all covered!
And I think the actual bag itself is great this month too! What did you get from Ipsy this month?