Ipsy Review – March 2017
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 bag is one of my favorite ipsy designs of all time!
One one side, it has a honeycomb weave pattern with grey accent thread.
And the other side is a soft, velour-like fabric in a beautiful blush pink.
The bag is lined, and it has rose gold zipper hardware. Gorgeous! And I think this could definitely work as a foldover clutch, too!
Now, onto the items!
Tarteist Lip Paint in Vibin – 1 ml Value $3.33
This Glossy Lip Paint is a gloss/stain hybrid, and I found that it delivered pretty well on each front. The finish wasn’t super shiny on my lips, but it gave me a lot of moisture with a hint of shine, and the color worked well too – great pigment! (It doesn’t have the same staying power as a typical stain, though.)
(Swatched in lower photo.)
MPrincess Pressed Eye Shadow in Chesnut – FULL SIZE? Value $11.50
This eyeshadow is 1.7 grams, and I’m guessing it is the full-sized version. (I can’t find sizing info on their site.)
It’s a shimmery bronze, and the formula is creamy, so you can easily apply it without any fallout. The pigment is good, too.
Here it is swatched beneath the tarteist lip paint:
Vasanti Contour Eyeshadow Brush 4 – Value $21
This is a high-quality, soft bristle brush. It’s designed to be used for shading and contouring the eye area. (You can use it for applying concealer, too.)
Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator – .25 oz Value $9.90
This item has been showing up in a few of my subscription boxes lately, and I love it!
If you aren’t familiar with this exfoliator, it’s a highly-rated cult favorite beauty product!
The formula is an ultra-fine scrub you can use 1-2 times a week. I love the minty fresh scent, and how smooth it makes my skin feel. (I’ve seen a lot of reviewers mention it helped them with whiteheads/acne, etc.)
OUAI Treatment Masque – 1 oz Value $13.30
This hair mask has the signature OUAI scent. I wouldn’t recommend OUAI products if you are trying to minimize the scents in your products, but otherwise, it’s like wearing a lovely fragrance in your hair!
This mask is on the thinner side, but as someone who has often over applied masks and wound up with greasy looking hair, that’s fine by me.
You leave it on for 5-10 minutes then rinse out – easy enough! It definitely made my hair feel softer, and I like that you can use a smaller amount as just a regular conditioner, too.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $59. That’s great for a $10 subscription box. (And that’s not counting the value of the makeup bag!) This is one of my higher value ipsy glam bags in a while, and I’m really happy with it. The sample sizes and brands are great, and THE BAG! STUNNING!
What do you think of the March Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?