Ipsy Review – January 2018
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 one has mesh detailing, bold neon colors, and feels very ’90s to me!
Now, on to the items!
Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo – .9 oz Value $9
I love Oribe products – they make my hair smell amazing, and they work really well, too. This is your standard dry shampoo formula – goes on clear, helps absorb oil. (It does NOT add texture.)
Mudmasky Sleep Repair Renewal Nourishing Mask – 15 ml Value $20.75
This mask is ingredient-conscious and designed to smooth, hydrate, and repair skin overnight. It absorbs almost instantly, felt gentle on my skin, and my favorite part? No added fragrance!
theBalm Mary Lou Manizer – 1.05 g Value $2.96
This is a shimmery champagne-colored highlighter that is easy to blend and subtle to wear. It also can double as an eyeshadow. (And theBalm always sends out small samples, so it’s a good eye-shadow size, anyway!)
(Swatched in lower photo.)
Dirty Little Secret Eyeshadow in Sangria – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $12
This eyeshadow is shimmery, super pigmented, and almost creamy in texture – no fallout! Here it is swatched beneath the highlighter:
SLMISSGLAM L36 Tapered Highlight Brush – Value $12?
(This brush is sold in a set, so I’m estimating on the value.)
I love getting makeup brushes in subscription boxes, and I think it is even better when the brushes are sparkly and pink! (This brush is designed for highlighter and bronzer application.)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $56.71. I’m happy with that value. All the items are usable, and the mask is a nice luxe skincare treat! (And while the bag design doesn’t exactly fit my aesthetic, I have to give Ipsy props for not playing it safe with their glam bag designs!)
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $10 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Dry Shampoo: $1.58
- Highlighter: $.52
- Eyeshadow: $2.12
- Mask: $3.65
- Makeup Brush: $2.12
- 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 January Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?
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