Ipsy Review – July 2018
Ipsy is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. Each month you get full-size, deluxe-sized, or sample 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 holographic turquoise is so fun! I love this zipper style, too.
Now, on to the items!
Sundays Nail Polish in No. 45 – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $18
This sky blue nail polish is vegan, 10-free, and non-toxic! Two coats to full coverage for a high-shine creme finish. Here it is on:
Briogeo Scalp Revival Cooling Jelly Conditioner – 22 ml Value $3.36
I really like that the Briogeo brand is ingredient conscious, but I seem to have a 50% success rate with their products. And I think this conditioner falls into the fail category. You use this like a regular conditioner, but you apply from scalp to ends, and massage into your scalp for 15-20 seconds. The massage part was great. The peppermint is refreshing, and my scalp still is feeling the cooling sensation post-shower.
The downside for me? It didn’t leave my hair feeling hydrated. I ended up applying a conditioning balm almost immediately after my shower because I was hating how dry my hair was feeling.
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Creme in C211 -1.4 grams Value $8.80
This lipstick formula is creamy, moisturizing, highly-pigmented, with a satin finish = A+! The cool pink shade is my favorite lip color, too!
(Swatched in lower photo.)
Manna Kadar Flawless Finish Dual Powder in Flawless Linen – 2.64 g Value $10.20
This foundation has a matte finish and is designed to be used in different ways. You can use it with a light hand to set makeup, apply with a dry foundation brush to get light-coverage, or with a damp beauty sponge for more coverage. I found the formula to feel silky, and while I couldn’t get the truly full coverage I wanted, it works as a setting powder for me.
Here it is swatched (you can barely see it) beneath the lipstick:
BKR Paris Water Balm – 2.64 g Vakye $9.90
(This is about half the size of the full-size version.)
Hands down, my favorite discovery in the box! This lip balm is super hydrating, provides a gorgeous shine (without any stickiness), and is just as lovely as it looks! (Plus it’s ingredient conscious and fragrance-free!)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $50.26. I think that’s a great value, and I’ll use everything in the bag. (Plus the holographic bag itself is so cute!)
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 July Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?