Ipsy Review – November 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 is another great bag design in my book!
Look at this zipper detail:
The bag is made from a type of neoprene material, and lined in silver.
theBalm Mad Lash Black Mascara – 2.5 ml Value $5.60
I like theBalm, so I was excited to try this mascara! Unfortunately, it just wasn’t a good formula for me. I found it to be too goopy, and it didn’t provide enough lash definition.
Formula X Nail Polish in Huntress – 4 ml Value $3.50
This nail polish is a deep emerald green with a subtle iridescence. Here it is on:
That’s with only 1 coat, too!
SLMissGlam W20 Angled Eye Brush – Value $12?
I seem to always get makeup brushes in my ipsy bags! (I can’t remember the last time I actually bought a makeup brush!)
This one is extra cute too! Pink (cruelty-free) bristles and some sparkle, too!
NUXE Nuxellence DETOX – 15 ml Value $13
This is a great size for a serum sample! It should last me a few weeks. I like the formula, too. It absorbed quickly and left my skin feeling very soft.
OFRA Cosmetics Banana Powder Godet – Value $12
If you aren’t familiar with banana powder, Here are the basics from OFRA:
With a light banana scent, this pressed matte powder is versatile and can be used to:
- Conceal dark circles underneath eyes.
- Set concealer.
- Highlight underneath eyes, the brow bone, the bridge of the nose, the middle of the forehead and the chin.
- Complete your look as a luxury finishing powder.
- Act as a light matte eye shadow shade.
I’ve tried this out for concealing dark circles and it was a no-go. I need a lot of concealer to cover up my undereye dark circles, so I would say this method only works if you really don’t have a lot to cover. I do like the powder for setting concealer and as all over finishing powder, though!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $46. That’s great for a $10 subscription box (And that’s not counting the value of the makeup bag!) Almost every item this month was a hit for me – and all the sample sizes are great, too.
What do you think of the November Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?