Ipsy Review – January 2019
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 2019 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 pale blue striped fabric exterior, bright pink accents, and a matching pink zipper pull.
And inside the bag is lined in pink, too:
Now, on to the items!
THEBALM COSMETICS Alternative Rock Vol. 2 Blush in Bare Minium – 1.5 g Value $2?
This peachy pink blush has a matte finish, excellent pigment, and it’s easy to blend. (For size reference, this is about the size of a regular eye shadow pan.)
ILLAMASQUA Colouring Pencil Lip Crayon in Lust – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $22
This is a cool red that went on smooth with great pigment. It had good staying power for a pencil liner, too. Here it is swatched beneath the blush:
(That blush swatch is heavy handed to best show color, but it blends out well.)
LUXIE BEAUTY 1010 Small Contour – Value $32?
I love this ProTools line from LUXIE! The matte black finish is makes it feel great to hold, and the indent helps, too.
The synthetic bristles are super soft, and this brush is great for blending out contour powder.
VDL Lumilayer Primer – 5 ml Value $4.33
First the bad news, this tube was practically empty. The good news? I did like the formula! It gives your skin a luminous finish that you can use as your primer pre-foundation, or you can use it without any makeup on top, too.
YENSA PUMPKIN TURMERIC 2-in-1 Radiance Polishing Mask – 15 ml Value $20
First, this smells great. (It immediately reminded me of Fall.) And second, I love a 2-in-1 mask. You leave it on for 10 minutes, then massage away with warm water and you get the added benefit of exfoliation, too. It left my skin feeling SO smooth.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $80 (not counting the makeup bag). I think that’s a great value, and I absolutely love the glam bag design this month, too! It’s got a fun pajama vibe!
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 January Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?
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