Ipsy Review – June 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.
Subscribers will either receive yellow, red, or blue
I love the heart zipper pull detail, too.
Now, on to the items!
M·A·C Little Lipglass in C-Thru – Retail Value $10
This mini lipgloss has a sweet (think cupcake) flavor, sheer beige pigment, barely-there shimmer, and high-gloss.
The formula is a tad sticky, but it didn’t bother me. This beige color does not work on my natural lip color, but it’s a great topper for toning down a bold liquid lipstick.
(Swatched in lower photo.)
BEAUTY FOR REAL I-Line 24-7 Eyeliner in Whiskey – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $14
This eyeliner is pretty much perfect. It glides on easily, sets quickly and becomes smudge-proof, and the bronze color has excellent pigment and shimmer. (And bonus points for not being another black eyeliner!)
(Swatched in lower photo.)
NOMAD COSMETICS Illuminating Highlighter in Midnight Sun – 1.5 g Value $2.55
At first, I thought this was a full-size eyeshadow pan, but it’s a lil’ baby highlighter!
This is a great highlighter for all. You can do a few sweeps with a brush and get a barely there glow, or layer it and really build the highlight. The shimmer is super fine, so this looks lovely for everyday looks. It’s easy to blend out, too.
Here it is swatched beneath the lip gloss and above the lip liner:
DR LILI FAN PROBIOTIC SKINCARE Probiotic Eye Repair Cream – 8 ml Value $10?
(FYI – I can’t find the size of the full-size version, so I’m guessing on the value.)
This eye cream is designed to help eliminate puffiness and fight signs of aging. I was impressed with how decadent it felt on my skin, and yet it still absorbed quickly!
FORMULA 10.0.6 Three Times Sublime – 1 oz Value $2.06
This formula works as both a mask and a scrub. I tried it as a scrub, liked it (it wasn’t too harsh), but then realized I’m allergic to one of the ingredients! (Red 40 lake dye.) This is one of my personal pet peeves that probably doesn’t apply to most people, but I wish companies didn’t add artificial dyes to things that don’t need color like cosmetics. Oh well!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $38.61. I think that’s a good value. This isn’t one of my favorite Ipsy bags, but it’s still definitely worth $10 to me.
To Wrap Up:
Good to know: Ipsy sends out variations. You may get a completely different bag than me.
What do you think of the June Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?