Hello there, May Ipsy bag.I wasn’t all that thrilled when I saw my product reveal earlier in the month, but held out hope that I’d be happier with everything once it arrived. Was I? Read on!
If you’re new here, Ipsy is a beauty subscription that sends subscribers a monthly “Glam Bag” full of cosmetics and beauty accessories for just $10/month. When you sign up, you take a “beauty quiz” to determine your likes/dislikes, makeup preferences, etc. This helps Ipsy learn which products to send in your Glam Bag. Each bag will contain 4-6 full sized and deluxe sample sized products from top cosmetics brands.
A lot of different variations are sent each month, so you’ll see that other subscribers may have gotten totally different products than you did. Hopefully your beauty quiz answers match you with products that most meet your needs… But honestly, even if you only like one or two of the products, for $10 shipped it’s still a pretty good deal.
Let’s see what’s in my May Ipsy bag!
The bag – Meh. While I like the canvas(?) material, I’m not too keen on the design. I guess I’m not makeup-obsessed enough to appreciate it?
PIxi by Petra Beauty Bronzer (~$10?) – I never use bronzer, so this is a total miss for me. Even if I did use it, I have a very pale complexion and this is way too dark. Ah well.
Bellapierre Gel Eye Liner in Ebony ($14.99) – Okay, this I like. A full-sized eye liner in the shade I wear on a daily basis. Awesome. This single product alone pays for the entire cost of the bag.
Bare Republic Naturals SPF 30 Mineral Face Sunscreen Lotion (~$3) – Lightly tinted, mineral sunscreen for the face. 100% natural and chemical free. My current moisturizer also contains sunscreen, so I don’t really have a use for this… Though I suppose I could use it on my body instead. (I think?)
Luxie Beauty Tapered Blending Eye Brush ($12) – I’m always happy to receive vegan-friendly brushes! This has synthetic hair bristles that are coated with an antibacterial solution for minimal brush cleansing. Plus, it’s pretty. 😉
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil & Bonus Lip Gloss (~$4) – I don’t use lipstick or lip gloss, so I’m not too excited about this one. Urban Decay is a good brand though, and I’m sure lots of people would be happy to receive this… I’m just not one of ’em. 😉
I didn’t *love* this month’s Ipsy bag, but it wasn’t terrible either. Although I won’t use the majority of the products, the ones I will use (the eye liner & brush) more than make up the cost of the monthly subscription. All totaled, the value for my May bag is roughly $44!
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May 2015 Ipsy Review
While I won’t be using 3 out of the 5 products, I’m still not too bummed about my bag. The eye liner alone more than pays for the entire thing and I’ll definitely use that. The vegan brush is nice too!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
Disclosure: I purchased this box on my own. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.