Ipsy Review – August 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 one is a bold orange fabric with yellow trim and a yellow zipper tassel pull.
Now, on to the items!
SLMISSGLAM Rose Gold Blusher Blush – Value $12?
How fun is this glitter handle and gold metal accent?
These synthetic bristles are super soft, too. The brush works great for applying/blending out blush, highlighter, and bronzer.
HUDA Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Trophy Wife – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $20
This is a deep rosy pink with cool undertones – pretty much my go-to shade in lipstick.
The formula is great, too. Long-lasting, non-drying, and great pigment. (Swatched in lower photo.)
Ciate London Glow-To Highlighter in Moondust – 1.5 g Value $9.60
This is a super shimmery pressed powder rose-gold highlighter. A little goes a long way, and it’s easy to blend out.
Here it is swatched beneath the liquid lip:
Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara – 4 g Value $8.97
I wanted to love this mascara (it gets great reviews), but the formula was just too wet for me. I was impressed by the length I could build, but the lash separation wasn’t great.
CAUDALIE Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence – 5 ml Value $1.40
This essence is designed to treat dark spots and help skin appear brighter. You apply it before your serum, and it’s very lightweight like a water. (In general, if you forget the order to apply skincare items, go from lightest to heaviest). I normally love Caudalie items, and this one felt fine on my skin, but I wasn’t a fan of the fragrance.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $51.97. I think that’s a great value, and even though every product isn’t for me, there were plenty of items I loved, including the full-size Huda Beauty lipstick!
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 August Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?