Ipsy – May 2015


If you’re not familiar with it, Ipsy is a $10 (USD)/month subscription service (shipping included for the US; with an additional shipping fee for Canada).  Each month, subscribers receive 4-5 deluxe sample or full-size beauty and skincare products.  You also get a (sometimes) cute makeup bag containing all of the samples.  This month’s bag is canvas with a highlighter yellow lining, designed by Breakups to Makeup.

If you find yourself interested and want to sign up using my referral link, you can click here.  If you want to sign up sans referral, this link’s for you.



First up we have Briogeo’s Rosarco Milk, a leave-in conditioning spray.  The Rosarco name comes from the oil blend – rosehip, argan, and coconut oils.  This spray is meant to moisturize, strengthen, and soften while protecting against heat and UV damage.  I used it on the ends of my hair and did notice that my hair was softer and less frizzy.  The consistency of the product is similar to a thin lotion, and the scent is lightly floral.

The full size (5.1 oz) is $20, making the sample (1 oz) worth $3.92.


I have yet to try the Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches, so I don’t have anything positive or negative to say about the product.  What I can say is that I have used Klorane’s Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover and really loved it. Both products have the same cornflower extract, so I have high hopes for the patches.

The full size (7 sets) is $21, and the two sets I received are worth $6.



I also received the Skone Pretty Eyes Automatic Eyeliner in Navy.  The color isn’t a true navy; it’s a bit more light than you’d expect from the name.  It applies smoothly, but didn’t set well on its own, so I recommend using a shadow to help it stay in place.  I haven’t tried it on my waterline, but I wouldn’t expect the liner to last long. Then again, it could surprise me!

This is a full size liner and retails for $15.


Next up is It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+, which I’ve had on my “to try” list for ages.  The shade I received is Medium, and though it’s a bit too dark I may get some use out of it during the summer.  This CC cream is full coverage, and definitely does a good job covering redness and dark spots.  It has a citrus scent that is subtle and not at all overpowering.  The one con for me is that it seems more suited for dry skin… the finish on my skin was a little too dewy.  Perhaps it will perform better for me in autumn and winter, when it’s less humid?

The full size (1.08 oz) is $38, making the sample (0.135 oz) worth $4.75.



Finally we have the item I was most looking forward to after seeing my bag spoiler – Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Ozone.  It’s a clear pencil that’s meant to prevent lipstick feathering and act as a lip primer.  In both of those regards, I’d say it’s successful.  I don’t have many issues with feathering, but the little I used to see was kept in check and it certainly increased longevity. It’s worth noting that Urban Decay makes a thicker pencil (Ultimate Ozone) that is better suited for use as a full lip primer.

Also included were tiny samples of their Revolution High-Color Lipgloss in Failbait (medium pink) and Bittersweet (darker purple).  I haven’t tried ’em yet.

The pencil retails for $20, and the sample (which is 3/4 of the full size) is worth $15.



Box Value: This month’s Ipsy bag is worth $44.67.

If you subscribe to Ipsy, what did you receive this month?


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