Ipsy Review – September 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 black fabric with white lashes painted on, and platinum faux leather trim and zipper tassel pull.
Now, on to the items!
Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara – 3.5 g Value $8.84
This is the best new mascara formula I’ve sampled this year! It gave my lashes incredible volume, length, and I had no clumping issues. I will definitely buy this in the future!
BELLÁPIERRE COSMETICS Matte Mineral Lipstick in Incognito – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $20
This formula gives full coverage in one swipe, the formula isn’t too drying for a matte finish, and the color is a good neutral pink for my skin tone. Here it is swatched:
SMASHBOX Photo Finish Primerizer – 4 ml Value $4
I’ve been using primer/moisturizer hybrids lately since my skin is so dry, and I really liked this one. It feels great on my skin, it gave me just a little bit of hydration, and my foundation has stayed put all day.
MARC ANTHONY Bye.Bye Frizz Miracle Treatment – 1.01 oz Value $2.97?
This hair mask is free of Sulfates, SLS, Parabens, and Phthalates! It’s designed to help moisturize hair and fight frizz. You only need to apply it for 1-3 minutes post-shampoo, then rinse off. I was happy to see that it didn’t make my hair greasy, but it didn’t do much for moisture. (I think I noticed a very subtle difference in moisture and softness.)
BRTC Vitamin F Velvet Mask – Retail Value $4.50
(For this sample, Ipsy included two masks as a duo.)
BRTC Vitamin C Velvet Mask – Retail Value $4.50
The Vitamin F mask is designed to help hydrate and moisturize skin, and the Vitamin C mask is designed to help brighten uneven skin tone. Out of the two, the Vitamin F was my favorite since it was scented with Lavender vs the artificial fragrance in the Vitamin C mask. Neither were groundbreaking amazing masks for me, so I wouldn’t buy them in the future, but they were good enough!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $44.81 I think that’s a great value, and even though every product isn’t for me, the mascara discovery alone was worth the $10 cost in my opinion!
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 September Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?