Ipsy Review – April 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 month’s bag has a butterfly print on one side, a lilac panel on the back, and rose gold hardware accents.
Now, on to the items!
Delectable Triple Moisture Body Lotion in Coconut & Cream – 2 oz (Travel Size) Value $6
(Good to know for swapping – this item has an inner foil seal.)
With a name like “triple moisture”, I expected this to be a decadent body cream, but it actually is a pretty light lotion. No complaints, though, because it’s hydrating, absorbed almost immediately, and has a sweet coconut scent!
Bellapierre Banana Setting Powder – FULL SIZE! Value $35
This yellow setting powder is designed to help counteract redness and discoloration. (Great for setting concealer for undereye circles, too.)
It has a translucent matte finish, but I was surprised to see that there are some very fine micro shimmer particles in the mix! Nothing blatantly sparkly, though.
Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Miss Conduct – .03 oz Value $5.54
This is a cool berry shade with excellent pigment. The formula lasts for a while, wears down nicely, has a matte finish and wasn’t drying!
(Swatched in lower photo.)
TRUST FUND BEAUTY That Glo Tho Liquid Highlighter in Lit – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $20
This liquid highlighter has a subtle rose gold tint, and it’s pretty easy to blend (but this is a shimmery highlighter – not for subtle looks!) I was also a little disappointed that this tube was about half air. Considering the full size of this highlighter is only 8 ml, we’re already at a smaller size.
Here it is swatched above the Smashbox:
Biorace Pore Tightening Pearl Clay Mask – 1 oz Value $6.44
I love that the instructions are to “apply an appropriate amount of clay mask.” Thin? Thick? Who knows – just keep it appropriate! 🙂
This clay mask is designed to help reduce the appearance of pores and brighten your complexion. You put it on for 10-15 minutes, allow it to dry (it tightens a bit), then remove with warm water.
It left my skin feeling smooth, soft, and clean – I’m happy!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $72.98. 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! Every product worked for me this month!
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $10 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Lotion: $.82
- Banana Powder: $4.79
- Smashbox: $.76
- Highlighter: $2.74
- Clay Mask: $.88
- 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 April Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?