Ipsy Review – May 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 2018 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 travel/passport theme, with a solid back:
Now, on to the items!
KOKIE COSMETICS Nail Polish in Fresh Picked – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $6
This formula is 3-free and made in the USA.
The color is a pale pink creme with a high shine finish and full coverage in two coats.
Here it is on:
I really love this shade! It lasted for two days without any chips – probably would have lasted longer if I had remembered to put on a top coat.
HUDA BEAUTY Faux Mink Lash in Jade #13 – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $23
I am SO thrilled to see Huda Beauty in Ipsy glam bags! (Ipsy is also sampling a Huda Beauty lip liner this month. You can see all the possible samples here.)
These lashes are double stacked and arranged in a criss-cross pattern to enhance root volume. (FYI – these do not come with lash glue.)
TONYMOLY Painting Therapy Pack – 10 ml Value $2.17
This clay mask contains bamboo charcoal “which helps to extract impurities and break down dead skin cells so skin is cleansed from the inside out.” You leave it on for 10 minutes, remove with water, and you’re done! My skin felt so much softer and smoother after using this.
APHRODITE Olive Oil Face Scrub – 15 ml Retail Value $3.99
This brand is new to me, and I like it! The formula is 97.6% natural, and ingredient-conscious. The scrub is also gentle is enough that it should be fine for sensitive skin, too.
FIRST AID BEAUTY Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum – 7.5 ml Value $9
First, the bad news. This tube is mostly air. The good news? The formula is lovely. It’s a soothing gel that absorbs almost instantly and provides hydration. (Another ingredient-conscious item, too!)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $44.16. 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:
Good to know: Ipsy sends out variations. You may get a completely different bag than me.
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