Ipsy Review – April 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!
This is one of my top recommendations if you are looking for a beauty box – the value and sample sizes are amazing. (Check out my list of the Top Beauty Boxes for 2016 and our reviews of Cheap Subscription Boxes for more recommendations!)
(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 ipsy subscribers get a makeup bag in addition to their 5 items. This month’s design isn’t my favorite, but it’s not bad!
Now onto the items!
Crown Brush C427 Duo Fiber Blush Brush – Value $9.50
I somehow manage to get makeup brushes in almost all of my ipsy bags and I’m always happy to have more! This one has two indents to make holding the brush easier too:
Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics Blush + Contour Palette – FULL SIZE! Value $18
I was surprised to see that this is full-size since it is on the smaller side for a blush/bronzer – only 2 grams. I’m also a little bummed that it got a little destroyed in shipping, but I should be able to fix it with some rubbing alcohol.
The pigment is good, but not too heavy – good for building color but not accidentally overdoing contouring. (Swatched below)
tarte cosmetics LipSurgence™ lip crème in wonder – 1.6 g Value $12
Yay for tarte! This was one of the spoilers this month, and I finally got a tarte item in my ipsy bag! The color is pretty bold, but I can tone it down a little with doing just a quick swipe on my lips. Plus I love the minty flavor!
Nth Degree Moroccan Argan Oil & Keratin Hair Serum – 10 ml Value $1.40
This serum/oil can be used on wet or dry hair, smells great, and gave my hair some shine – all good!
Adesse New York Organic Infused Nail Lacquer in Irina – FULL SIZE! Value $18
At first, I wasn’t too excited about getting another nail polish from Ipsy – even though I love a good grey/lavender creme! But then I read that this is a gel-effect polish and gets great reviews for not chipping, so I can’t wait to try it!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $59. That’s amazing for a $10 subscription box (And that’s not counting the value of the makeup bag!) I wish my blush/bronzer duo would have arrived in one piece, but besides that I really like every single item – I’m very happy with my bag this month!
What do you think of the April Ipsy Glam Bag? Which products did you get this month?