Ipsy Review – December 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 has a faux pebbled leather exterior on the back with a gold sequin front, and a zipper tassel pull.
And inside the bag is lined in pink:
I think this could easily double as a clutch – it feels like a perfect sparkly accessory for a New Year’s party outfit!
Now, on to the items!
MORPHE Lip Crayon in RSVP – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $9
This lip crayon is highly pigmented with a matte finish. It’s non-drying and wears down nicely to a berry stain look. Here it is swatched:
Trust Fund Beauty I Kaled It – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $15
This is a high-shine ivy green creme. Two coats for full coverage, but it took a while to dry.
I normally don’t wear dark colors, so this isn’t something I would pick out myself, but that’s one of the reasons I love subscription boxes – it’s good to push myself out of my beauty comfort zone!
F.A.R.A.H 35E Brush – Retail Value $10
This is a bonus item all glam bag subscribers received this month! Its a synthetic bristle brush designed for blending shadow. I love all things gold so this is a fab brush for my collection. It has an indent to make it easy to hold, too.
And my bag included another brush, too:
Luxie 243 Precision Blending Brush – Retail Value $12
I’m always happy to get Luxie brushes in subscription boxes! This one is made for precise blending at the crease of your eyelids.
Hey Honey Relax! Propolis & Honey Soothing Moisturizer – 12 ml Value $7.20
This moisturizer is designed specifically to soothe redness + irritated skin. I don’t have those skin issues currently, but I can always use hydration and a gentle formula, and this feels great. It absorbs quickly with no greasy finish, and I like the scent, too.
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads – 10 count Value $5.35
If you aren’t familiar with First Aid Beauty facial radiance pads, they’re a bit of a beauty cult classic!
The pads are formulated with the right amount of lactic and glycolic acid so that you can use them every day. They’re great for exfoliating, toning, and brightening skin – even on sensitive skin!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $58.55 (not counting the makeup bag). I think that’s a great value, and I absolutely love the glam bag design this month, too!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! As of publication, there was no ipsy waitlist. Check here to see what month you’ll get first. Make sure to sign up ASAP if you want to get the December Glam Bag!
Good to know: Ipsy sends out variations. You may get a completely different bag than me.
What do you think of the December Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?