Ipsy Review #2 – July 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 2017 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 all about the Sanrio character Gudetama!
If you aren’t familiar, Gudetama is a lazy egg! Even his zipper pull is phoning it in:
“Meh…” And the lining of the bag is a matching yellow:
The bag has a pearlescent finish with a subtle texture. (If you aren’t feeling this bag, I’m guessing it will be popular on swaps and eBay with Gudetama fans.)
And the bag came with a note explaining the #ipsyovereasy theme:
Now, on to the items!
TonyMoly I’m Real Lotus Mask Sheet – Value $3
Props to Ipsy for counting two sheet masks as one item!
TonyMoly I’m Real Green Tea Mask Sheet – Value $3
Confession – besides the scent, I couldn’t really tell a difference between the Luminating and Skin Purifying masks! Both left my skin feeling super hydrated and soft – but no real differentiators!
Chella Eyebrow Cream in Tantalizing Taupe – .046 oz Value $19.90
(Update: I originally thought this was full-sized, but it’s about 3/4 sized.)
This eyebrow cream has an angled brush on one end and the eyebrow cream on the other end:
Now, if only they had somehow found a place to hide a spoolie – this would be the perfect eyebrow tool! The pigment of the eyebrow cream is great – almost too great! (I’m used to eyebrow powders that I have to build up, but this eyebrow color is pretty intense!)
Ofra Cosmetics Victory Eyeshadow – Value $10
This is a single pan eyeshadow – perfect for adding to a z-palette.
The color is a taupe-brown with a metallic finish. The pigment is excellent, and it’s a very wearable shimmer for me!
(Swatched in lower photo.)
Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer – 3 g Value $10.30
Tarte is one of my all-time favorite makeup brands. They are ingredient conscious, and their formulas work SO well! And this bronzer is incredible. I usually opt for a matte bronzer so I can avoid an overly shimmery look, but this bronzer has just the right touch of subtle shimmer to give you a beautiful, natural glow.
Here it is swatched beneath the eyebrow cream and the eye shadow:
Avene Mattifying Toner – 25 ml Value $2.75
This toner is designed to cleanse your skin, tighten your pores, and mattify your complexion. I found it to be gentle, but it left my skin feeling super clean. And I *think* I noticed some subtle mattifying benefits. Nothing too impressive there, though!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $49. That’s good for a $10 beauty subscription box. And for me, it is one of the best Ipsy glam bags I’ve received in a while! Great brands! Full-size products! And an adorable little glam bag!
What do you think of the July Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?