Ipsy Review – October 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!)
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This month the theme is Alter Ego, and the bag has two different sides:
This is one of my favorite glam bags in a while. (Yes to all things gold!)
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!
MICA Beauty Cosmetics Cream Eye Shadow in Bronze – FULL SIZE! Value $15
This is an Ipsy exclusive item. (I’m guessing it will launch at MICA Beauty soonish). The color is shimmery and super pigmented, but it is also very easy to blend, so you can keep the look a little subdued if you like. (Swatched below). I’ll probably use if for layering, since the straight-up copper look doesn’t work for my skintone.
TheBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick in Committed – 1.2 ml Value $3
I lucked out – this Committed shade is perfect for me! The formula has a minty vanilla flavor, and in one coat it gives you a matte finish. Here it is swatched:
Lavanila Pure Vanilla Perfume Roller Ball – 5 ml Value $12
I really like Lavanila deodorant, but I had never tried their perfume before. This is one of the few perfumes I’ve come across that is made with all natural ingredients. It smells exactly like how you would expect – it’s a sweet vanilla scent! Now I want to try their Vanilla Coconut and Vanilla Lemon perfumes!
BWC Premium Botanical Fragrance Free Lotion – 2 oz Value $1.50
This lotion is vegan, plus paraben and fragrance free. The formula is lightweight and moisturizing, and I’ll keep this in my purse as a hand lotion. I don’t like to wear too many competing scents – so this is a good fit for me.
Royal & Langnickel Moda Medium Eye Shadow Brush – Value $5?
(I couldn’t find this exact product on their site, so I’m estimating the value). This brush is vegan/synthetic, and it has a “silk touch” no-slip rubberized handle. I’m always up for getting more beauty tools in subscription boxes, and I think ipsy send out makeup brushes often.
Verdict: This month’s glam bag has a value of about $36.50. It’s a great value for a $10 makeup subscription (and that’s not even factoring in the value of the makeup bag). I like all my brands and products this month, so I’m happy!
What do you think of the October Ipsy Glam Bag? Which products are you getting this month?