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.
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?