Birchbox Vs Ipsy – January 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.
Number of items: 7
Full-size items: 0
Deluxe size items: 2
Brands featured: TONYMOLY, RE:P, Goodal, IPKN, Manefit Beauty
Categories featured: Skincare (6) Makeup (1)
Total Value: $20.40
(FYI – this is the curated box from Birchbox. Subscribers get to pick one sample and be surprised by the rest, or get a revealed curated box).
Number of items: 5
Full-size items: 3
Deluxe size items: 1
Brands featured: Pur-lisse, theBalm, Hikari, Mitchell and Peach, Beau Gachis Paris
Categories featured: Makeup (2) Skincare (2) Tools (1)
Total Value: $80
Verdict: Ipsy is the winner for me this month – the $80 value is insane for a $10 beauty subscription! Plus the eye cream, theBalm eyeliner, and makeup brush are already in heavy rotation in my beauty routine. (Who knew after all these boxes I would be delighted by an eyeliner?)
I still am happy with Birchbox this month, though. I knowingly picked the curated box for this month, and I love that I got to sample so many new Korean beauty brands. (Sometimes it can feel like I see the same brands every other month, so this was a great change!)
What did you think of the January Birchbox and Ipsy boxes? Which one was your favorite?