Ipsy Review – August 2015
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!
(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!
Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Volumizing Blow Dry Spray – 1 oz Value $3.50
This spray is paraben and phthalate free, and designed to give your hair more volume when applied to damp roots before blow drying. I’ve only just sampled it on dry hair, so I can’t weigh in on the effectiveness just yet, but so far it gets an A+ for scent. (I’d probably keep using it even if it didn’t give me volume!)
LATHER Ultra Mild Face Wash – 1 oz Value $3.17
(Good to know for swaps – bottle has inner protection seal)
This cleanser is paraben and sulfate free, and made for sensitive skin. I like the scent, and the formula seems gentle to me – this is going in my travel bag.
Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in Elegantly Wasted – FULL SIZE! Value $15
I may be in the minority, but I almost always like getting nail polish in subscription boxes. (I don’t think I’ve actually bought a nail polish bottle in years!) I like this dark lilac color, and the formula is 5-free and vegan/cruelty-free.
(Also – I probably spent too much time looking at the names of other polishes, but anyone else think the name of the white nail polish is pushing it a little?)
Hikari Lip Gloss in Merlot – FULL SIZE! Value $13
This lip gloss gives a lot of color and a decent amount of shine too. It definitely gave me that stained lip look. (It’s a smidge sticky though).
Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eyeliner Pen in Black – FULL SIZE! Value $19
This eyeliner went on so smoothly (I just sampled this in plum too). It’s not too exciting though since it is just another black eyeliner in this subscription addict’s collection!
Both swatched below:
Verdict: This box has a value of about $54. Almost every month Ipsy impresses me with what you can get for $10! Plus the makeup bag is so cute this month too! I think I’ll use everything in this box – not sure if I’m in love with the lipgloss formula though.
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