Ipsy Review – December 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 is one of my favorite designs of the year – I love the ice blue and silver winter colors, and the band of glitter is a perfect accent!
(One word of warning though, there is a small amount of glitter fall out.)
Now, on to the items!
Barefoot Venus Wild Flower Mini Instant Hand Repair – Retail Value $6.50
This cream delivers on the “hand repair” promise! It’s a rich formula that absorbs almost instantly and doesn’t leave a greasy finish. I normally prefer unscented hand creams, but this floral one is subtle, so it doesn’t bother me.
Seraphine Botanicals Orange + Cream Lip Polish – FULL SIZE! Value $18
This might be my favorite item in the box. It’s ingredient conscious, and I love the orange creamsicle flavor!
Smashbox Always On Gel Liner in Fishnet – .03 oz Value $13.50
True to its name, this eyeliner glides on and stays put. The pigment is excellent, and it doesn’t budge once it sets after a few seconds! Here it is swatched:
Lottie London Nail Polish in riot! – FULL SIZE! Value $8
This is a micro shimmer blue nail polish that feels very appropriate for winter!
Here it is on:
I got nearly full coverage in one coat, but add two coats just to be covered. (It takes a while to completely dry.)
MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash – 1 g Value $1.77
This is a tiny mascara sample, but I like the formula! Great length and lash separation with multiple coats – not so much with volume, but the resulting look is natural, long lashes!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $47.77. I’m happy with that value, I love the bag itself, and everything is usable for me, too!
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $10 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Hand Cream: $1.36
- Lip Scrub: $3.77
- Eyeliner: $2.83
- Nail Polish: $1.67
- Mascara: $.37
- 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 December Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?