Ipsy Review #2 – May 2020
This is one of Liz’s top recommendations if you are looking for a subscription box – the value and sample sizes are amazing. (Check out our list of the best beauty boxes for 2020 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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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 May 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 Glow, inspiring this beautiful pink and yellow ombre bag!
First Aid Beauty FAB Pharma Arnica Relief & Rescue Mask, 0.34 oz – Estimated Value $3.55 (Buy a full-size 3.4 oz $32.00)
I am a huge fan of First Aid Beauty; their quality is phenomenal, perfect for sensitive skin, and as a bonus, the products are fragrance-free. I’m always excited to receive a FAB product. This FAB Pharma Arnica Relief & Rescue Mask is formulated with arnica to promote accelerated healing and reduce inflammation. The mask is what I would call “ultra” hydrating and left my skin soft and glowing.
Be Your Inc.redible Self With NAILS.INC Nail Polish in Lilac Grove, 10 mL – Full Size! Retail Value $11.00
I’m pumped to receive a nail polish this month, especially with all my local nail salons still closed. This Be Your Inc.redible Self polish from NAILS.INC in the color Lilac Grove has a brilliant wide flat brush for smooth and easy application. One coat of this beautiful spring color was more than enough, the polish went on opaque! With a long lasting and quick drying formula, this product is a definite win!
tarte SEA Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask in Strawberry Jelly, 0.1 oz – Estimated Value $7.00 (Buy a full-size 0.2 oz $14.00)
A tarte product! Ipsy is just crushing it for me this month! This tarte SEA Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask in Strawberry Jelly not only smells absolutely divine, but it is also incredibly hydrating. It instantly began nourishing my dry, chapped lips. With just a hint of a sheer pink color, this lip mask is all kinds of flirty summer fun. The product is rich with a fun jelly texture that isn’t sticky. The tube is the tiniest sample size I’ve ever seen, but I’m still thrilled to have received it.
Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara in Black, 0.1 oz – Estimated Value $8.33 (Buy a full-size 0.3 oz $25.00)
This product is… Bah, humbug. Sure, it’s useful and an essential staple in most beauty regimens, but Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara in Black, I have it and have received it from Ipsy previously. It’s a great product, but how many does one girl need? This product does have a unique hooked applicator that grabs, separates, and lifts each lash. With a curve setting and long lasting formula, this water-resistant, rich black mascara is perfect for everyday wear to make your eyes pop.
SLMISSGLAM SS57 Brush – Full Size! Retail Value $18.50
Now this SLMISSGLAM SS57 brush is gorgeous. It has a pink glitter sparkly handle with two gems adorning the ferrule and pink and white ombre bristles. The problem is, Ipsy has sent me a ton of beautiful fluffy eyeshadow brushes and I use… one. This brush has a soft, fluffy head of bristles that is perfect for blending eyeshadow on the lid or in the crease of your eye. Eyeshadow connoisseurs and pink lovers alike will love this product.
Verdict: This month’s Ipsy Glam Bag had some products I’m pretty excited about. I think the Be Your Inc.redible Self nail polish in Lilac Grove is my top pick out of this month’s box. The brush was a great design that added to the quality of the polish. Application was smooth and the polish dried quickly. The tarte lip mask is another win for me. I love the sweet fruity smell of the strawberry jelly and the fun texture of the product. The FAB mask is another product I’m excited for. With my sensitive skin, the FAB brand in particular is always great to receive. The Benefit mascara is a strong product and an everyday staple for most of us, but with the excitement of the other products in the box, this one was a little humdrum for me. If you’re looking for a solid everyday mascara that will give you bold lashes and make your eyes pop, this may be a product for you to try. The SLMISSGLAM SS57 brush is absolutely glamorous to look at, but at this point, Ipsy has sent me quite a few eyeshadow brushes, and I really only use one. But if you’re someone who experiments with multiple palettes and colors of shadow, an extra brush is always a plus and this one has a great aesthetic to boot. This month had a nice value estimated at $48.38. 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 $48.38. Here’s how that breaks down per item:
- FAB Mask: $0.88
- Nail Polish: $2.73
- Tarte Lip Mask: $1.74
- Benefit Mascara: $2.07
- SLMISSGLAM Brush: $4.59
Alternatively, each of the 5 items has an average cost of $2.40
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What do you think of my May Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?