Ipsy Review #2 – April 2020
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(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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About Ipsy Glam Bag
The Subscription Box: Ipsy
The Cost: $12 a month + free US shipping. Save with an annual subscription.
The Products: Full-sizes and samples of makeup and beauty products. (Plus a makeup bag!)
Ships to: The US for free and Canada for $2.95
Delivered via: DHL or FedEx + USPS
My Ipsy Glam Bag April 2020 Review
Included is a card that usually details each of the items.
Each month, Ipsy subscribers get a makeup bag in addition to their items. This month’s theme is Full Bloom, inspiring this beautiful pink floral patterned bag! I also absolutely love the unique wooden hardware on the zipper, with “IPSY” etched into it.
Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel, 7.5 mL – Estimated Value $9.00 (Buy a full-size 50 mL $60.00)
I’m always excited to get a Murad product. The brand has excellent skincare formulas, in my opinion. This lightweight water gel moisturizer is perfect for the upcoming warm weather. Its oil-free formula moisturizes skin without clogging pores. As someone with oily skin, I love that this product was included. In the summer, I tend to have breakouts when moisturizers are combined with a hot summer day.
Kismet Pure Vitamin C Primer, 10 mL – Estimated Value $15.33 (Buy a full-size 30 mL for $46.00)
This primer has an amazing silky smooth texture. I love the way it feels on my skin, almost like a protective layer before applying makeup. The formula is infused with vitamins to brighten and nourish skin over time. The product also has a very subtle shimmer to it, giving skin a healthy-looking glow.
Sugar Cosmetics Wingman Waterproof Eyeliner in I’ll Be Black, – Full Size! Listed Value $11.99 (similar products found here for $15.99)
If you’re into cat eyes and dramatic wings, this may be the eyeliner for you. The felt tip is awesome: incredibly narrow for precise application. I found the product could be applied smoothly and was easy to control. I do love the dark true black color and the waterproof formula.
Kokie Cosmetics Be Bright Illuminating Concealer in Golden Beige, 0.2 fl oz – Full Size! Retail Value $8.00
I found this concealer to be extremely lightweight and full-coverage. The shade was a fairly close match to my skin tone and went on smoothly and lasted all day. It quickly evens out skin tone and blends easily into your makeup or skin. I’m very happy to have received this product. Especially with the summer coming, these lightweight formulas are coveted.
Neogen Dermalogy Real Vita C Serum, 10 g – Estimated Value $7.28 (Buy a full-size 32 g for $23.31)
I’m super excited about this product because it is one of the first ever vitamin C serums I’ve seen that also provides UV protection. With the summer coming, I like to know that my skin is protected, and this product also ups collagen production, fades dark spots, and brightens skin. I do have to say, it has an odd and strong citrus scent that I don’t love. I also think the packaging could be more conducive to easy application. As is, you have to be very careful that you don’t pour too much product out at once.
Verdict: I think this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag had a great mix of products that highlighted the Full Bloom theme and the coming warm weather. I absolutely adore the little bag and the unique wooden hardware on the zipper. I am always excited to receive a Murad product; the brand has always treated my sensitive skin well. I love the Nutrient-Charged Water Gel. The two full-size products included this month, the Kokie Cosmetics Be Bright Illuminating Concealer and the Sugar Cosmetics Wingman Waterproof Eyeliner, are both wins in my book. I’m also excited to continue using the Neogen Dermalogy Real Vita C Serum, and I’m thrilled that the product also offers UV protection. The Kismet Pure Vitamin C Primer has a quite unique texture that I am interested in applying to my routine. I have to say, this month was pretty strong for Ipsy, in my opinion. This month had a nice value estimated at $51.60. That is great for a $12 subscription!
To Wrap Up:
Good to Know: Ipsy sends out variations. You may get a completely different bag than me.
Value Breakdown: At $12 for this box, I calculated a value of $51.60. Here’s how that breaks down per item:
- Murad: $2.09
- Kismet: $3.57
- Sugar Cosmetics: $2.79
- Kokie Cosmetics: $1.86
- Neogen Dermalogy: $1.69
Alternatively, each of the 5 items has an average cost of $2.40
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What do you think of my April Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?