Ipsy Review #2 – September 2017
Ipsy is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. Each month you get full-size or deluxe-sized beauty products, plus a cute makeup bag. I think Ipsy is perfect for anyone who likes to discover and try new beauty items before committing to full-sized products!
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The Subscription Box: Ipsy
The Cost: $10 a month (free shipping) or $110 for yearly subscription
The Products: Full-size and samples of makeup and beauty products (including makeup, skincare, hair care, and nail care), plus a makeup bag!
Ships to: U.S. and Canada
Delivered via: USPS
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Visit the Ipsy Swap Page to swap for any of the items you see in this review!
Ipsy’s theme for this month is ‘Like A Boss’. On the back of the card, they featured Charlotte Cho, the co-founder of Soko Glam.
This month’s makeup bag is a simple black clutch with golden zipper, with a faux pyramid stud texture, perfect for everyday.
Now, onto the items!
I always love receiving brushes from Ipsy because this item alone already covered the price of the box! This soft brush did a great job blending my eyeshadow (even though I’m far from being an expert) – and a perfect size to contour my nose, too.
Pixi by Petra Beauty Blush Duo in Peach Honey – Value $4?
(Like Liz said, this blush duo is only available in full size when paired with a Kabuki brush, so to estimate value, I’m cutting the value in half. Assuming the full-size blush is $9, and the brush is $9.)
Even though this product is a little less than half of the full-size version, it’s still a great size sample. The lighter side is a champagne color with golden undertone and the slightly darker color is a peachy-rose gold color. Both colors are shimmery and didn’t really show up on my skin as a blush, so I used them as a highlighter instead. The texture was soft and buttery, and it gave a really nice glow on my skin.
Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer Radiance – 0.25oz Value $9.75
This primer is going to be perfect for someone who already has a great skin and only need a subtle glow without any coverage (aka – not for me). It gave a beautiful glow, but didn’t help blurring out my pores or smoothen my skin texture, plus when I applied my foundation, the glow effect is gone anyway.
Here is the primer swatched below Pixi Blush Duo.
NEOGEN Dermalogy White Truffle Serum in Oil Drop – 15ml Value $10.50 (Full Size 50ml, $35)
I love this serum in oil for my morning routine because it’s lightweight, absorbed really fast, and leave zero oily/stickiness on my skin. It gave my skin instant hydration and glow, plus it doesn’t have any perfume-like scent, so I think it’ll work for sensitive skin, too.
Pretty Woman Nail Polish in Girl Boss – Value $7.99
The brand is vegan and cruelty-free, and I love this pale lavender shade! It applied smoothly and you get full coverage in 2 coats. It lasted me about 5 days without chipping too.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $44, which is on the lower side of Ipsy. On top of that, there aren’t many items that I fell in love with, so this is just an okay month for me. I will still use up most of the samples, though.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, if you sign up in this month, you’ll get next month’s box as your first box. (And Ipsy is often in waitlist mode, so sign up asap if you are interested.)
Value Breakdown: At $10 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Luxie Beauty Luxie Rose Gold Medium Angled Shading Eye Brush: $2.71
- Pixi by Petra Beauty Blush Duo in Peach Honey: $0.90
- Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer Radiance: $2.20
- NEOGEN Dermalogy White Truffle Serum in Oil Drop: $2.37
- Pretty Woman Nail Polish in Girl Boss: $1.81
- Bag – Not counted toward value
Good to know: Ipsy sends out variations. You may get a completely different bag than me.
What do you think of the September Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?