Ipsy Review – June 2020
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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 June 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 Make Waves, inspiring this adorable clutch covered in sunbathing beauties of all shades.
ESSENHERB Tea Tree Foam Cleanser, 30 mL – Estimated Value $3.00 (Buy a full-size 150 mL $16.00)
I’m obsessed with Korean beauty products and I love this tea tree foam cleanser. Its creamy foaming texture left my skin feeling clean but not stripped or dry. It has a very light, natural scent that reminds me of a spa treatment. With tea tree leaf extract as the main ingredient, this cleanser is great for sensitive and blemish-prone skin, as the tea tree kills acne-causing bacteria and reduces excess oil, redness, and irritation. This is definitely a product I would consider purchasing for my own skincare routine in the future.
Kismet Pure HOUSE OF MAKEUP Nail Lacquer in Frozen, 11 mL – Full Size! Listed Value $4.19
I really liked the color of this frosty pale blue nail polish from House of Makeup. It has a long lasting gel-like finish and handles wear and tear very well. The only downsides are that it took four coats for the polish to become opaque and took longer than I anticipated for it to dry. If you have that kind of time, the beautiful color is absolutely worth the extra work. The large cap comes off and there is a tiny handle underneath for precise and controlled application. The product’s formula is free of harsh chemicals found in most polishes and also contains vitamin E to help nourish and promote nail growth.
KVD VEGAN BEAUTY Lock-It Setting Powder in Translucent 1.4 g – Estimated Value $2.40 (Buy a full-size 19 g $31.00)
This KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Setting Powder in Translucent has a very lightweight formula and application is completely translucent with no dry or chalky build-up. Some powders will make my skin look pale and my foundation cakey, but this universal translucent shade is perfect for all skin tones. It absorbs quickly and locks in foundation while reducing shine for flawless all-day wear. I appreciate that the product is vegan and not tested on animals, which is an added plus for the product. The brand’s clear separation from Kat Von D and some of her controversial opinions is also refreshing.
OFRA COSMETICS “Soho” Highlighter, 10 g – Full Size! Retail Value $35.00
OFRA COSMETICS always makes incredible highlighters, and I’m thrilled to receive this FULL-SIZE product in an Ipsy Glam Bag! This Soho highlighter has a beautiful champagne peach tone with a pearl illuminating undertone. A little bit goes a long way with this highlighter; it will definitely make your cheekbones pop. The unique formula is a liquid-to-baked technology, ensuring the best color and sparkle every time. The product goes on smoothly with an almost creamy texture. I love the shimmery sheen it gives and how it highlights the high points of my face.
PAPA RECIPE Eggplant Clearing Mud Cream Mask, 15 mL – Estimated Value $1.72 (Buy a full-size 100 mL for $11.40)
This Eggplant Clearing Mud Cream Mask from Papa Recipe is a beautiful shade of purple and glides on easily, and after rinsing off, it left my skin feeling super soft, smooth, and clean. The creamy mask has a slightly grainy texture that gently removes dead skin cells with a natural exfoliant of finely milled walnuts. This mask kicked my breakout in the butt and with zero added fragrances was perfect for my sensitive skin. The eggplant extract hydrates while the kaolin clay purifies pores and controls sebum production. I absolutely love this mask.
Verdict: My favorite product from this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag was definitely the Tea Tree Foam Cleaner from ESSENHERB. I love how clean and refreshed it left my skin feeling. I loved the House of Makeup nail polish color, Frozen, but wasn’t a huge fan of the watery formula. The Papa Recipe Eggplant Clearing Mud Cream Mask is another favorite from this month. With the hot weather coming up, my pores tend to get clogged more often, and having a mud mask greatly benefits my face. I absolutely love the shade “Soho” highlighter from OFRA COSMETICS and the flirty summertime glow it has. The KVD Lock-It Setting Powder is a solid product to receive; nothing too exciting, but I do enjoy that the powder is actually translucent. The month’s Ipsy Glam Bag was solid value-wise, but I would have expected to see something with SPF in a June “Make Waves” themed bag. This month had a nice value estimated at $46.31. 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 $46.31. Here’s how that breaks down per item:
- Cleanser: $0.78
- Nail Polish: $1.08
- Setting Powder: $0.62
- Highlighter: $9.07
- Mud Mask: $0.45
Alternatively, each of the 5 items has an average cost of $2.40.
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What do you think of my June Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?