Ipsy Review – July 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!)
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 we get a holographic bag with a umbrella print on top. I like it!
Now onto the items!
Mellow Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadow in Plum – FULL SIZE! Value $8
I LOVE the pigment and subtle shimmer of this eyeshadow! It has a nice gold undertone too – very wearable and still unique in my eyeshadow collection. (Swatched in lower photo.)
bareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Swag – 2 ml Value $8.30
This is my favorite discovery in the box! This swag color is a super wearable mauve, and I love the formula, too. It has a chocolate cake batter scent, goes on so smoothly, and the matte finish isn’t nearly as drying as some matte lip products I’ve tried. I ended up applying a clear lip balm over it for a little extra moisture, though.
Here is the lipcolor and eyeshadow swatched:
The colors even look good together!
Shray Queen Bee Mask – Value $6
Shray Ms. Amazing Mask – Value $6
This sheet mask is honey-infused and designed for treating acne and redness. I’ve sampled non-sheet honey masks before, and they can get pretty sticky, so I was hoping this one would bring the benefits of honey without the stickiness!
And I lucked out – no stickiness, and this mask was pretty gentle and hydrating, too. I also like that this is a 10-minute mask – I don’t have as much patience as I should with masks!
I’ve sampled this Ms. Amazing mask before, and it is also very hydrating and gentle. It is scented with fragrance though, so if you have sensitive skin and need to avoid perfume in skinare products, I wouldn’t recommend it.
Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in No Filter – FULL SIZE! Value $15
This is my new favorite nail polish color. It’s such a subtle grey/lilac creme – a unique take on a neutral nail.
And the formula is great, too. I was surprised to see I got almost full-coverage with only one coat. Here it is on with two coats:
Not Soap, Radio Joy Inducing Hand/Body Lotion – 20 ml Value $1
This lotion is lightweight, absorbs quickly, and the lemon + sugar scent is so fresh! I just wish the sample size was larger – I already want more!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $44. That’s pretty great for a $10 subscription box (And that’s not counting the value of the makeup bag!) My favorite item is the bareMinerals liquid lipstick, with the Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish at a close second – but really I like and will use everything!
What do you think of the July Ipsy Glam Bag? What was your favorite discovery?