Ipsy Review – October 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 bag has a lace print with a matte finish. And a somewhat subtle nod to Halloween:
Yay for a bat zipper pull! (Last year’s Halloween bag is still my favorite, though!)
Now, on to the items!
Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Nude Collection in Shade 47 – FULL SIZE! Value $5
LOVE this color! It’s a warm pink neutral – totally wearable! And it’s moisturizing, creamy, and well-pigmented!
(Swatched in lower photo.)
Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer in Light – .5 ml Value $5.25
I use Smashbox foundation primer all the time, and this lid primer works well, too. (It reduced eyeshadow fallout and creasing.)
The light shade also is close to my skintone, so it can double as concealer in a pinch. Here it is swatched above the lipstick:
Context Vitamin C All Day Eye Cream – FULL SIZE! Value $35
Wow! Full-size eye cream! I haven’t had a high-value ipsy bag in a few months, and I’m happy to break that pattern!
This formula is lightweight, hydrating, absorbs quickly, is fragrance free, and ingredient-conscious! Pretty much a dream eye cream!
BLAQ Mask – 15 ml Value $7.25
I was SO pumped to try this mask! (I’m pretty addicted to Biore Pore Strips, and I’m always looking for any product that helps clean out pores!)
To use it, you apply it to clean, damp skin, then let dry for 15-20 minutes. (I recommend trying this on your nose and forehead post-shower when your pores are opened up.) And after trying it out my nose I can confirm that it actually works! Complete with the somewhat gross but satisfying pore dirt visible on the mask when you pull it off!
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Finishing Powder – 3 g Value $9.67
I love IT Cosmetics and was so excited to try this when I saw it in my glam bag!
The translucent powder is designed to help mattify skin, hide pores, and give you an airbrushed like finish. It definitely delivered on all those things, but at varying degrees. Matte finish? Check! Hidden pores? Eh…I can still see them, but they are less noticeable. Airbrushed finish? Pretty much! This gave my makeup a flattering blur effect, and my skin felt a little more silkier to the touch, too.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $62.17. That’s double the value of my glam bag last month! (And it is great for a $10 beauty subscription!) Even better, all these items are great fits for me, and I got to try some new products/brands that I love!
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $10 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Lipstick: $.80
- Lid Primer: $.84
- Eye Cream: $5.63
- Mask: $1.17
- IT Cosmetics Powder: $1.56
- 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 October Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?