Ipsy Review #2 – November 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.
This is one of Liz’s top recommendations if you are looking for a beauty box – the value and sample sizes are amazing. (Check out her 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.
There are two color variations this month. You’ll either receive this blue version, or a yellow version with a bronze accent.
Now, onto the items!
IT Cosmetics CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream, Medium – 4 ml Estimated Value $5
This CC Cream is so easy to apply and I’m super impressed with the coverage. It glides over my dry skin without looking patchy and covers any redness. Plus, the high SPF helps protect. I see a full size of this in my future. (Swatched in lower photo.)
Manna Kadar HD Perfecting Powder – 2.6 g Estimated Value $5.80
This is a nice finishing powder that leaves no white cast and mattifies without drying. I’m glad I got this with the IT Cosmetics CC Cream this month because they make a great pair. (Swatched in lower photo.)
MAKE Lip Gloss in Abalone – 4 ml Estimated Value $16.67
This lip gloss is a brown-toned mauve and is moisturizing and non-tacky. It has a hint of mint too! (Swatched in lower photo.)
Benefit They’re Real Mascara – 3 g Estimated Value $8.40
This is such a hyped mascara so I’m glad I got it to try. I love the results, long separated lashes, but I’m not crazy about the wand. It has hard plastic bristles that can be a little irritating on the lash line.
Marc Anthony Hydrating Coconut & Shea Butter – 20.7 ml Estimated Value $3.30
I’m always happy to try any product to bring some moisture to my dry hair. This oil treatment smells nice and helps smooth my curls after sleeping on them. I only need a drop or two to get results without weighing my hair down.
Here are the shade swatches: CC Cream, Finishing Powder, Lip Gloss.
I used all of the makeup products here. The CC Cream does a great job of smoothing out my skintone and blurring imperfections. I have been dealing with an eczema flare up around my eyes and it does a good job of toning the redness down without accentuating dryness. The finishing powder helps decrease any shine and sets the cream in place.
Verdict: My first Ipsy Glam Bag had a value of $39.17 and I’m happy with it. The IT CC Cream is a new favorite for me and I will use everything else too. I think Ipsy is a great value for $10 + free shipping.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $10 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- IT Cosmetics CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream: $1.28
- Manna Kadar HD Perfecting Powder: $1.48
- MAKE Lip Gloss in Abalone: $4.26
- Benefit They’re Real Mascara: $2.14
- Marc Anthony Hydrating Coconut & Shea Butter: $0.84
Good to know: Ipsy sends out variations. You may get a completely different bag than me.
What do you think of the November Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?