Ipsy Review – April 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. I know this isn’t everyone’s favorite design, but I am loving this bag!
It’s made of a faux vinyl/leather material, with a slightly fuzzy lining, and a zipper closure:
Now, onto the items!
Glamour Dolls x Lisa Frank Angle Blush Brush – Value $5
YES!! This is the highlight of my Ipsy bag this month! What a childhood flashback. Lisa Frank all the things!
This brush has a rainbow unicorn handle, with soft, pink-tipped brush bristles
Now I need an entire Lisa Frank makeup brush collection! (And I’m definitely intrigued by this Trapper Keeper palette!)
Jesse’s Girl Liquid Eyeliner in Black – FULL SIZE! Value $7
This eyeliner is a great basic liquid liner.
The slim tip allows you to control how thick of a line you want, and the marker application goes on smoothly, too. It’s pretty smudge proof, too. (Swatched in lower photo.)
Ciaté London Mini Bamboo Bronzer in Palm Island – 2.2 g Value $6.16
I’ve sampled Ciate makeup before, and their pressed powders have such a silky finish! This bronzer has great pigment and a matte finish. Here it swatched beneath the eyeliner:
H20+ Beauty Elements Keep it Fresh Face Cleanser – 2 oz Value $10
This cleanser has a fresh, water lily scent, and it didn’t strip my skin of oils. It didn’t do a great job of removing makeup, but was perfect post-makeup wipes!
Luseta Beauty Volume Reviving Dry Shampoo in Potpourri – 50 ml Value $3.20
This dry shampoo goes on clear and added no weight or texture to my hair. It’s great if you are looking for a barely there dry shampoo, but the scent was a bit too fragrant for me.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $31. That’s on the lower end for Ipsy, but still great in general for a $10 beauty subscription box. While some of the items were nice to have but not super exciting (eyeliner, bronzer), the bag and the Lisa Frank brush cover the flash I needed from this bag!
What do you think of the April Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?