ipsy review August, 2016

Ipsy is a subscription that delivers full and deluxe sized beauty products with a makeup bag to your door every month!


This month’s theme is “Sugar Highness.”


The Goods

1.      Intense Eyeshadow in Spice Market – Nomad Cosmetics. Regular price: $6.00


Taking inspiration from all around the globe, Nomad Cosmetics brings you shades inspired by destinations and named after local landmarks to bring a place to life. Adventurous products with long lasting formulas, high pigment shades and oils that condition the skin. They know that great beauty can be discovered anywhere. Enter the market of Marrakesh. Baked shadow in a rich copper shade that transports you. Blendable, buildable and long lasting. I put mine on before work and right now it still looks like it did when I applied it hours ago. I’m impressed!

  1. Paris Pro Series Applicator Sponge – Beau Gâchis. Regular price: $14.00


This Beau Gâchis Paris Cosmetic Applicator Sponge is made with exclusive microscopic open-cell structure design so you can apply makeup perfectly and flawlessly. This latex-free sponge is safe for those who are allergic or sensitive to latex. And even though this sponge is water loving and works best wet, it can also be used dry if that is what you prefer.  I believe you can never have too many sponges, so I was happy to add this to my collection. This morning when I used it I got my hands wet and used them to dampen the sponge a little bit before I used it to apply my foundation, and it applied the makeup smooth and even. It is a super high quality sponge for makeup application!

  1. Mongongo Lip Conditioner in Vanilla Coconut Cream – Jersey Shore Cosmetics. Regular price: $15.00


Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo Nutrient Dense Lip Conditioners leave lips silky- smooth, luscious and hydrated! Lips feel amazing. Mongongo oil has hydrating, regenerating and restructuring properties and offers a unique protection from UV and environmental pollutants in skin applications. Mongongo oil is rich in calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper and anti-oxidants. Cruelty-free. Enjoy the health benefits of all natural, organic and non-GMO ingredients. When I put this on I was shocked at how freaking smooth and moist this was (yes, I said moist). This is the most refreshing lip product I have ever used, too bad it’s $15.00!

  1. Deluxe LipSurgence Lip Crème in Wonder – Tarte Cosmetics. Regular price: $12.00

This perfectly pretty poppy shade is infused with their famous maracuja oil for a standout softening and creamy feel. Jojoba seed oil, shea butter and vitamin E moisturize throughout the day. Easy-glide pencil tip makes applying just the right amount simple. Hydrating formula keeps lips looking youthful. This lip color is budge-proof, waterproof and sweatproof. I was impressed by how pigmented this was even with just one layer. I love that this is also moisturizing, because I can’t stand matte lip products that make my lips dry. This is a great color and quality.


  1. Makeup Cleansing Wipes – Symphony Beauty. Regular price: $2.00


These gentle facial wipes instantly cleanse and remove makeup and oil while they nourish and hydrate. These wipes help unclog pores and clarify. Soothing extracts deliver long-lasting moisture. Sulfate-free. Alcohol-free. Paraben-free. Symphony Beauty Box brings together cutting-edge Korean innovations with luxurious formulas and natural botanicals in perfect balance. These wipes have a wet, creamy feel and when I took my makeup off with these I liked that I was cleaning off my face and moisturizing it at the same time. My waterproof eyeliner was no match for these wipes either, which is great!

  1. Free Makeup Bag.


Illustrated by ipsy founder Michelle Phan to inspire the beautiful dreamer in all of us.  This isn’t my favorite makeup bag ipsy has had, so I’ll probably give this to a friend.


The products in the months box are worth $49.00. That’s like 5x the $10.00/month cost of ipsy, so I’d say that’s an AWESOME value, duh! I love everything in this box. This morning I used the sponge to apply my foundation, the eyeshadow, the lip color AND conditioner, and I used the wipes last night for my makeup and so far I like every item in this box. The makeup and accessories are all such high quality and this subscription is a huge value to me.

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Ease of Cancellation

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