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Ipsy Review #2 – June 2018

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Ipsy
4 overall rating
1863 Ratings | 350 Reviews

Ipsy is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. Each month you get full-size or deluxe-sized products, plus a cute makeup bag.

This is one of Liz’s top recommendations if you are looking for a beauty box – the value and sample sizes are amazing. (Check out our 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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Ipsy June 2018 review

About Ipsy

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: the US and Canada

Delivered via: USPS

Visit the Ipsy Swap Page to swap for any of the items you see in this review!

Ipsy June 2018 Review

This month’s bag features makeup and hair care. Let’s see what I got!

The theme for this month is “Flying Colors” in honor of Pride month. The included info card encourages subscribers to be themselves and support others and the LGBTQ movement!

Each month, Ipsy subscribers get a makeup bag in addition to their 5 items.

This month, subscribers will receive yellow, blue, or red.

Ofra Cosmetics Blush in Melon, 4g

Ofra Cosmetics Blush in Melon, 4g – Estimated Value $15 (I couldn’t find this individual pan sold separately so I link to another of Ofra’s blushes that is the same size.)

Holy moly…this stuff is pigmented! One tap into the pan with a blush brush (see below) grabs way too much product so I have to dab it onto a tissue before applying. Besides it being a little intense for my skin tone, it blends well and has a matte finish.

Firma Beauty 102 Elite Blush Brush – Retail Value $17.99 (found here for $15.99)

This vegan and cruelty-free blush brush is perfect for swirling blush onto the apples of my cheeks. It’s super soft and fluffy so blending is a breeze.

Pure Brazilian Leave-In Conditioner, 1oz

Pure Brazilian Leave-In Conditioner, 1oz – Estimated Value $3.83 (buy a 6.78oz bottle for $26)

This smells sooo good. It’s like breathing in a tropical smoothie. I love a good leave-in conditioner spray for refreshing my waves on non-wash days. This one boggles me a little because the ingredients list online says it doesn’t have silicones but the ingredient list on the bottle lists dimethicone as the second ingredient. I try to stay away from silicones in my hair but this smells too good to not use.

K. Voss Macaroon Lip Balm, .25oz

K. Voss Macaroon Lip Balm, .25oz – Retail Value $14

Another staple in my routine is lip balm. I keep it everywhere. The thin, non-sticky consistency of this balm is nice and the taste is subtle but sweet. It keeps my dry lips moisturized when worn alone and prevents the dreaded cracky lip look when layered over long wear lip colors.

M·A·C Little Lipglass in C-Thru, 2.4g/.08oz – Retail Value $10

I’m happy to see a MAC lip product included because I’ve been wanting to try one. This is a thick gloss that leaves a slightly sticky yet super hydrating finish. It lasts for quite a while because of how thick it is. Unfortunately, this shade is almost the exact color of my skin so my lips look like they disappear when worn alone. I do like it layered over liquid lipsticks though.

Liz also received this lip gloss in her June Ipsy bag!

Here are swatches of the lip gloss and blush.

You can see how flushed my cheeks are right? I had to blend some tinted moisturizer over the blush because it was just so intense. I’ve also layered the MAC lipglass over a liquid lip color that tends to be too dry. It made it much more comfortable to wear and still lasted for hours.

Verdict: This box has a value of $60.82 which I think is great for $10. I’m pretty happy with my items this month. My favorites are the blush brush and the lip balm. Ipsy is a great way to try new products without much risk and I hope next month includes more new products and brands.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, if you sign up in this month, you’ll get next month’s box as your first box. (Check out our Ipsy Spoilers to see what’s coming up next)

Good to know: Ipsy sends out variations. You may get a completely different bag than me.

Value Breakdown: At $10 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Ofra Blush: $2.47
  • Firma Brush: $2.96
  • Pure Brazilian Conditioner: $0.63
  • K. Voss Lip Balm: $2.30
  • MAC Lipglass: $1.64
  • Bag: Not counted toward value

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Tiffany Waldorf
Tiffany Waldorf
Tiffany found out about subscription boxes from a friend who followed MSA. The curiosity started with mystery beauty boxes and grew into an addiction from there. Beauty, clothes, home...she loves the sight of a subscription box in the mail.

Tiffany Waldorf
Tiffany Waldorf
Tiffany found out about subscription boxes from a friend who followed MSA. The curiosity started with mystery beauty boxes and grew into an addiction from there. Beauty, clothes, home...she loves the sight of a subscription box in the mail.
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14 comments

Sara

What a great bag! You look beautiful by the way!

Jeanine

I just had a question for Tiffany…your brows look amazing!! What product/products do you use on them??? Thanks

Melissa

I also feel so confused about the pure Brazilian. I was looking forward to it until I saw it was basically all silicones.

Eve

For what it’s worth, I think the blush looks lovely on you. With the blending and mellowing you did, the color is a nice fit for your skin tone.

Butterdaisy

I agree!

Michelle Bross

I third that it’s lovely on you!

Jessi

I also got the K-voss lip balm, the ofra blush, and the mac lipglass but i got the shade nymphette. I always LOVE my ipsy bags, I’ve been subscribed since feb. and have never not been happy with them. I get Allure and birchbox too, thinking of canceling my birchbox, but ipsy is a keeper!!

Sharon in SE TX

Thanks for the review, Tiffany! I received the same blush and looked like Raggedy Ann the first time I tried it. I’m going to be less heavy handed when I try it again and maybe try tinted moisturizer too.

Cher

I never get bags like this.

MzBev

That’s what I was thinking as looking through her review. My bag’s have been averaging about $30-35 RV, which is still over the price BUT it kills me when there are bags like THIS, in the same month where mine was half of it! Ipsy claims all bags are close in RV, each month. Not!

Rebecca

I am getting some serious crapola in my ipsy bags. I am giving them 1 more chance. Your bag was awesome. My bag was……not.

Rosemary

Neither did I, which is why I cancelled.

Suz

Its funny cos i wouldnt have cancelled if i got this bag

sharryberry72

Agree 100 percent!

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