Ipsy Review – August 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. I was expecting this bag to be canvas from the spoiler pictures, but it is actually a much more durable vinyl-type material.
And it is gorgeous too!
Now onto the items!
Formula X Nail Color in Dollface – 4 ml Value $3.80
This high-shine ballet-slipper pink creme is my new favorite color! And I got full coverage with only 2 coats! Here it is on:
Trust Fund Beauty Liquid Lipstick in K, Bye – FULL SIZE! Value $22
This is a dusty rose, highly pigmented lip color. It isn’t completely matte, but close. I really like the formula – it wasn’t drying, and this shade worked well for me, too. (Swatched in picture below.)
NYX Born to Glow Liquid Luminator in Sunbeam – .5 oz Value $6.25
This luminator blends out really well. (Which is a good thing since it is pretty pigmented – blended and non-blended swatches below.)
I liked that I could make this a very subtle highlight that gave me a dewy finish. (And this is 5/6 the version of the full-size, too!)
Jersey Shore Cosmetics Mongongo Lip Conditioner – FULL SIZE! Value $10
This lip balm is one of my favorite Ipsy discoveries of all time. I didn’t think a lip balm could be that stand out of a product – but the formula is amazingly moisturizing, and the Vanilla Coconut flavor is phenomenal.
(If you’ve tried this lip balm and feel the same way, let me know. Hopefully, I’m not the only person who is obsessed with it!)
Marc Anthony Deep Hydrating Conditioning Treatment – 50 ml Value $3
This is an in-shower treatment. After shampooing and rinsing your hair, you let this sit for a few minutes before rinsing out. I definitely could tell my hair was softer after using it, but now after seeing some reviews of this product, I’m wondering if I was supposed to use the entire tube in one treatment? (There is a foil packet available in the same size – which seems like a one-time use product to me.)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $45. That’s pretty great for a $10 subscription box (And that’s not counting the value of the makeup bag!) I really love all of the items included this month, too!
What do you think of the August Ipsy Glam Bag? What was your favorite discovery?