Ipsy Review – January 2016
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!
Mr. Write (Now) Eyeliner from theBalm Cosmetics in Jac -FULL SIZE! Value $17
All subscribers received a shade of this eyeliner for their January glam bag. (Kind of amazing since it covers the cost of the subscription with just this one item!) I love that the shade I got isn’t just another black eyeliner. (I get way too many of those in subscription boxes). This shade is a bronze, and it goes on SO smoothly! It has good staying power too. (Swatched in lower photo).
Beau Gachis Paris Smudge Brush – Value $12
Ipsy tends to send out a lot of makeup brushes – and I love it! I can’t remember the last time I bought eyeshadow brushes. (Thanks, subscription boxes!)
Hikari Cosmetics Cream Pigment in Mink – FULL SIZE! Value $13
Here is a closer look at the eye shadow:
This is a cream-to-powder shimmery eye shadow. I like the coloring, and it isn’t super pigmented, so you can get a subtle look if you prefer. I swatched it below (the color shown took 3 swipes to get that amount of color).
Pur-Lisse Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Eye Adore Serum – 7 ml Value $30
Wow! The full-size version of this serum is 15 ml and costs $65! I was not expecting this little sample to be so valuable! The formula itself is refreshing and gentle on my skin, so this is a win!
Mitchell and Peach Body Cream in English Leaf – 1 oz Value $8.30
I’m on the fence with this body cream. The formula itself is great – moisturizing and absorbs quickly. I’m just not sure I like the fragrance, though. I keep smelling it trying to decide, so I definitely don’t hate it…
Verdict: This box has a value of about $80! That’s amazing for a $10 subscription box. (And that’s not counting the value of the makeup bag!) I’ll use everything with the possible exception of the body cream, so I’m happy. What do you think of the January Ipsy Glam Bag? Which products did you get this month?