Ipsy Review – May 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!
Each month you get a makeup bag with your subscription. I really like the design this month! And I love the canvas bag is lined with a nylon interior making it easy to clean.
Luxie 205 Tapered Blending Brush – Value $12
I love getting makeup brushes in subscription boxes! This brush is very soft, and it gets bonus points for being cruelty-free!
Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray – FULL SIZE! Value $24
I can’t believe they sent the full-size version of this spray! I’ve sampled the travel size versions before thanks to a few subscriptions, and it is a great volume spray.
NUXE Face Cleansing and Make-Up Removing Gel – .5 oz Value $1.40
I’ve sampled NUXE products before thanks to Birchbox, so I’m guessing I’ll like this cleanser. (I can already tell I like the scent).
Jesse’s Girl Pure Pigment Eye Dust in Brown Sugar – FULL SIZE! Value $5
I was happy to see that this eyeshadow has an almost matte finish (not much shimmer). I have a ton of shimmery eye shadows in this shade, so at least this keeps it different and good for everyday makeup looks. (I’ve swatched it below).
This lip gloss gives a ton of pigment and shine. It’s almost pretty long lasting – I tried out the purple Bittersweet shade, and my lips are still purple after eating dinner. (Also – who knew I would like purple lipgloss? It’s a bold look for me, but I think I’ll try to find a similar shade in a lip product that is a little more sheer).
I’m impressed with the size of the Ozone 24/7 lip liner – it is 3/4 the size of the full-size version. It also glides on easily just like the name claims!
And here are swatches of the lipgloss colors and the eyeshadow:
(It took some work to get those urban decay glosses off my wrist!)
Verdict: This month’s Ipsy has a value of about $59. I think that’s incredible for a $10 a month subscription, and I still can’t believe I got a full-sized Oscar Blandi product! I think I’ll use everything included, and the purple lipgloss pushed me out of my makeup comfort zone in a good way!
What did you get from Ipsy this month?