Ipsy Review – February 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.
I love the blush pink with the black lace accent. So pretty – and perfect for February!
Now, on to the items!
Bubble T Macaroon Lip Balm in Lemongrass + Green Tea – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $4.19
First, major points for adorable packaging!
This twists open to reveal a yellow tinted lip balm:
I love lemongrass, so I was expecting this to be my new favorite lip balm, but the scent is pretty muted. That aside, the balm is very moisturizing and provides a nice sheen.
Clinique POP Lip Color + Primer in Love Pop – 2.3 g Value $11.20
More cute packaging! This lipstick is super moisturizing, creamy, and comfortable to wear. It has a satin finish with a micro-shimmer – this is the perfect lipstick for someone who wants to try a shimmery look on their lips but doesn’t want light-reflecting sparkles!
The berry shade works well for me, and I’m pleased with the pigment, too! (Swatched in lower photo.)
Pacifica Beach Crystals Eyeshadow Palette – Estimated Value $10?
(This palette was made exclusively for Ipsy, so I’m estimating value based on other Pacifica eyeshadow palettes.)
This is normally the part in the review of a Pacifica makeup product where I say I love their ingredients, but I wish their products had more pigment. Not today! I was pleasantly surprised by the pigment throughout this palette!
Here are the shades swatched beneath the lipstick:
Beautiful shimmers, with good pigment! Great job, Pacifica!
Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in Wine O’Clock – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $15
Ipsy described this nail polish as “Ultra-opaque,” but I couldn’t get full coverage with two coats, so I was a little disappointed in the formula. Here it is on:
Pretty color, high shine creme, but didn’t last long without chipping.
English Laundry Pour Femme – 10 ml Approx Value $25
This perfume has notes of jasmine and chocolate. I’m not a big perfume person, so this will be given to a friend, but I appreciate that ipsy:
- Doesn’t often send perfume.
- When they do send perfume, it’s a travel size spray, not a tiny vial.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $65.39. I think that’s a great value, and I’m happy with the sizes of the items and the glam bag design this month, too! Not every item is a hit for me, but I still definitely came out ahead only paying $10 for this box!
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $10 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Lip Balm: $.64
- Lipstick: $1.72
- Palette: $1.53
- Nail Polish: $2.29
- Perfume: $3.82
- 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 February Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?
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