Ipsy Review #2 – August 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 August 2020 Review
Included is a card with a few notes on some ingredients.
Each month, Ipsy subscribers get a makeup bag in addition to their items. This month features a silver holographic bag. As a lover of holographic anything, I approve.
LAB for You Tomato and Pumpkin Sheet Mask Duo
As someone who wears like, probably a sheet mask a day, I am always thrilled with more. WFH has turned me into a mask lush. I also really enjoy weird vegetable infused ones so this duo of tomato and pumpkin tick all my boxes. I was kind of bummed the tomato one didn’t smell like tomato, but I guess that would be super weird. Both of these fit really well and were covered in clear serum that was runny, but not in an unpleasant way. Both gave my skin a nice dewy boost and left it feeling soft.
KISS & SMINK Matte Creme Lip Crayon in ‘Tavarua’ – Retail Value $20.00
Though this is a lip crayon, I would say it also makes a very pretty eye shadow stick! The brown is very soft and has a slightly pink tint that is very soft, feminine, and pretty. It has more of a matte finish but is very soft and blendable. This is a new brand to me but I am very into the periwinkle packaging and formula!
H2O+ Hydration Oasis Refreshing Gel Moisturizer, 0.34 fl oz – Estimated Value $7.56 (Buy a full-size 1.7 fl oz for $37.80)
This made-in-Japan hydration gel feels so nice on sun-kissed skin! Seriously refreshing and instantly cooling to my pink cheeks. It is super lightweight too, making it a nice choice for a daytime moisture boost. Inside this thicker blue gel is a blend of ingredients that actually are a lot less familiar to me than so many other formulas but rank really high with my ingredient dictionary! The majority of them are “skin-identical ingredients” which are naturally found in the skin and assist in moisture and texture. A little of this stuff goes a long way, so this tube will last quite some time.
Hey Honey Trick & Treat Lip Balm Watermelon Balm with Natural Tint, 5 mL – Estimated Value $4.60 (Buy a full-size 15 mL for $23.00)
This was my choice item!
I couldn’t resist this cute tinted balm! It has such a nice watermelon scent and is thick and smooth. I really like this stuff. Its natural pink shade enhances my natural lip color but also works well with lipsticks I might want to add a little soft shine to. My lips feel nicely moisturized by this long-lasting balm, and I would totally take more of this!
This isn’t blended all the way because you wouldn’t be able to see it! Really happy with this match.
TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, 5 mL – Estimated Value $6.00 (Buy a full-size 40 mL for $48.00)
My last item is a dewy skin mist (three of my favorite words) from Tatcha. Believe it or not, even after all of the boxes I have reviewed, I still don’t see this brand often. I think maybe I’ve had a foil sample before? Hmm. Either way, I obviously loved this. It was refreshing and set my light makeup beautifully, and added just the tiniest bit of dew to my face. You can also use this solo and its great. Inside is a blend of hydrating oils that feel lightweight on skin. There is a little bit of alcohol in here but it is pretty far down on the ingredient list and my dry skin didn’t seem to care at all.
Verdict: I enjoyed my August Ipsy Glam Bag very much. In fact, everything was a winner this month. The value was also quite nice: $38.16, even without the masks which I couldn’t verify pricing from a site I trust.
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, each item has an average cost of $2.40. (I considered the mask duo as one item in this calculation.)
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What do you think of my August Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?