Ipsy Review – 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. 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.
There are two color variations this month. You’ll either receive this blue version, or a yellow version with a bronze accent.
Now, on to the items!
Ouai Hair Oil – 10 ml Value $6.22
This is a hair oil designed to help tame hair, protect it from heat, and give it moisture and shine. I found it to be lightweight, and I love that Ouai products almost double as a hair perfume as well. (If you aren’t into fragrances, this won’t be for you, though.)
IT Cosmetics CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream in Light – 4 ml Value $5
Honestly, I’d consider this more of a liquid foundation than a CC cream because of the full-coverage, but that’s just semantics – this formula is awesome. (I’m a big IT Cosmetics fan.)
I love the full-coverage, it’s super easy to blend into skin, and the added SPF is always nice! (Swatched in lower photo.)
MAKE Lip Gloss in Abalone – 4 ml Value $16.67
This lip gloss checks all the boxes. Good pigment. Good shine. No stickiness! (And the minty flavor is a nice bonus!)
(Swatched in lower photo.)
tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Fiesty – 1.5 g Value $7.77
I love tarte and I love their blush, so this is a stellar subscription box item for me! The formula is ingredient conscious, highly pigmented, and goes on so smoothly. It has a matte finish, and you can easily build color. (Plus there’s no fallout with this powder, and it stays put once it’s applied!)
Here it is swatched with a few swipes above the CC cream and below the lip gloss:
Skyn Berry Lip Fix – 5 ml Value $5.83
This clear lip balm is moisturizing, adds sheen, and has a fruity flavor and tingly finish!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $41.49. I’m really happy with the value, and I like all of my items this month – all great brands!
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $10 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Ouai: $1.50
- IT CC Cream: $1.21
- MAKE Lip Gloss: $4.02
- Tarte Blush: $1.87
- Skyn: $1.40
- 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 November Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?