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.
It’s been a pretty hectic month, so I haven’t tried most of these items. Quoted descriptions are from Ipsy’s site or the brand’s site.
BelláPierre Cosmetics VolumeLash Waterproof Mascara (full size, $20) – “The flexible brush perfectly separates and coats every single lash, so your fringe looks completely full and defined. Even though it’s waterproof, a makeup removing wipe will take it right off, no tugging or rubbing (or lash damage) required.”
Luna Cosmetics Highlighter in Calypso (full size, $23) – “With just the right mix of both cool and warm undertones, the pale lavender shade flatters any and every skin tone. Easily layerable, one coat is pseudo-sheer, adding more on top puts you into serious strobing territory. A baked formula = a creamy and velvety texture.”
NYX Butter Lipstick in Ripe Berry (full size, $6) – “Right now this satin finish is our goldilocks texture. Glossy is too much. Matte isn’t doing the trick. But this is just right! These are so insanely creamy that there’s no need to use lip balm beforehand.”
Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in $12 Latte (full size, $15) – “Going above and beyond much of the competition, these super shiny formulas are 10-free. Equally fab, the brand is vegan and cruelty free.” Though it is described as a “deep grayish-purplish-brown”, it really just looks brown on the nail.
MOR Rosa Noir Hand & Body Milk (full size $36; sample value $2.16) – “It does exactly what a good hand cream should do: hydrate (using shea butter and macadamia oil), without leaving hands so slippery or greasy that you can’t do anything.” The scent includes notes of wild rose, hibiscus, and fig.
Bag Value: ~$66