Ipsy Review – June 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 month’s design is a polka dot canvas bag with a smile!
The bag is lined in black, too.
Now, on to the items!
Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in Game Changer – FULL SIZE! Value $10
I like the Trust Fund Beauty nail polish formulas, and I’m always happy to see them in an Ipsy glam bag!
This shade is a fluorescent coral high-shine creme. Here it is on:
Full coverage with two coats.
NYX Whipped Fouette in Plush – FULL SIZE! Value $6
I was disappointed in this as a lip color (not pigmented enough), but I love it as a blush. (It’s a lip and cheek soufflé.) The finish is matte, and it’s super easy to blend.
(Swatched in lower photo.)
theBalm Balm Springs Blush – .8 g Value $3
I’m consistently impressed with theBalm’s pressed powder products. Even though the samples are annoyingly small, it’s enough to test out the blush.
This dark rose color is very wearable for me, and I’ve found that the long-lasting promise holds up, too! The pigment is great, and very buildable.
(Swatched in lower photo.)
City Color Shimmer Shadow in Cheers to Life – FULL SIZE! Value $4
This eyeshadow is so impressive! It is intensely pigmented and shimmery! The texture of the formula almost feels creamy, too.
Here it is swatched below the NYX, and theBalm:
Delectable Triple Moisture Body Lotion in Coconut & Cream – 2 oz Value $3.50
(Good to know for swaps – this product has an inner foil seal.)
First, some good facts about the ingredients in this body cream It is: Cruelty-free. Vegan. Natural ingredient-driven. Gluten-free. GMO-free. Paraben-free. Phthalate-free. Made in Canada.
The formula isn’t greasy at all. In fact, it absorbed almost instantly into my skin. And the sweet, coconut scent might not be for everyone, but I’m a fan. It’s very summery to me!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $26.50. That’s good for a $10 beauty subscription box. (And that’s not counting the value of the bag.) But it is pretty low for Ipsy! If you are thinking of subscribing, I think it is safe to say that this is on the low end of what you can expect in terms of value.
This month’s Glam Bag didn’t feel low value to me, though. 3 full-size items! And the Delectable body lotion is a great sized sample, too.
What do you think of the June Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?