Birchbox Vs Ipsy – November 2016
The Birchbox vs Ipsy post series compares my Birchbox and Ipsy subscription every month to give you a good idea what you can expect from the two most popular beauty subscription boxes. (And since both boxes are $10 a month, it seems fair to stack them up against each other).
If you are interested in finding other great beauty boxes, check out our Top 15 Beauty Subscription Boxes for 2016!
FYI – I pay for both of these subscriptions, and as a regular customer, I get one of many variations available each month. So while one month alone might not be enough info to make a decision, looking at the results over several months should give you a good picture of what to expect with each box.
In general, I would recommend Ipsy if you are looking for full-size products, but keep in mind that they send a variety of price point items. (Some high-end, some drugstore).
Alternatively, Birchbox mainly sends out high-end items, but their sample sizes are smaller, and full-size items are somewhat rare.
Number of items: 5
Full-size items: 0
Deluxe size items: 1
Brands featured: Ardency Inn, Benefit, BalanceMe, No. 4, Juliette Has a Gun
Categories featured: Skincare (1) Makeup (2) Haircare (1) Fragrance (1)
Total Value: $42.30
Number of items: 5
Full-size items: 2
Deluxe size items: 0
Brands featured: NUXE, TheBalm, Formula X, OFRA, SLMissGlam
Categories featured: Makeup (2) Skincare (1) Tools (1) Nail Polish (1)
Total Value: $46
Verdict: It’s another tough month to pick a winner! I’m going to have to go with Birchbox this month since all products worked for me (even the perfume is growing on me). And with Ipsy, the mascara ended up being a disappointment. Both boxes are still a great value, though!
What did you think of the November Birchbox and Ipsy boxes? Which one was your favorite?