Ipsy Review – July 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!
Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo Organic Lip Balm – Value $10
I love this lip balm, but I’m a little surprised it retails for $10! I love the vanilla coconut flavor, and it adds a good amount of shine too.
Crown Brush Tweezers – Value $10.50
These tweezers are pretty good. They don’t compare to my favorite slanted pair of tweezers, but they’re a good backup pair to put in my travel case. (Tweezers seem to be the one item I always forget to pack when I travel!)
Octavio La Playa Sea Salt Spray – 2 oz Value $7.75
I tried this spray out on dry hair, and I like the beachy scent. The formula also is pretty lightweight. I never have too much luck with sea salt sprays, but I’ll give this one a proper test on damp hair soon.
Jelly Pong Pong 2-in-1 Eyeliner & Shadow in Bronze – FULL SIZE! Value $16
This eyeliner/shadow has a subtle amount of shimmer, and a lot of pigment. It glides on easily too. (Swatched below).
Aurora Gel Effect Nail Lacquer in 4 Alarm Fire – FULL SIZE! Value $8
This nail polish has the gel polish look, but the standard nail polish formula that can be removed with regular nail polish remover. Sounds good to me! The color is pretty bold for me, but that’s what summer is for!
Verdict: I like my Ipsy bag this month. It has a value of about $52.50 – which is amazing for the $10 cost. (And that’s not even including the value of the makeup bag). I’ll use everything in this bag, and the sample sizes are great too. (I think the only thing I’m disappointed in is not getting the Tarte bronzer that was in the first spoiler!)
What did you get from Ipsy this month? (And if you got the Tarte bronzer, is the packaging as fabulous as it looks in the spoiler picture?)