About the Subscription: Beauty products that are from the drugstore, high end, and independent brands. Can be full-size but are most often deluxe samples.
Subscription Duration Bags are sent monthly
Price: $10 / month
Due to everything we had going on during the months of September and October, I missed sharing the September Ipsy Bag and almost missed sharing my October Ipsy Bag Review! Luckily, I remembered about my October Ipsy Bag Review with a few days to spare. I’m actually going to share a look and list of the items I received in my September bag as well towards the bottom. If you want to know what was in my September and October Ipsy Bags and what I thought of them, just keep scrolling!
Ipsy’s October Theme and Bag
The theme for the October Ipsy Bag was Spellbound and I think the bag itself really goes with that! This month’s bag was a maroon color with a faux lace design printed on the top of it. The zipper pull was in the shape of a bat with Ipsy printed on it. My only issue with the bag for October is that the shape of the bag actually makes it a little difficult to get larger items in and out of the bag. If you have smaller items then this would be great for that but if you’re wanting to put lip or eye liners in it, you’re going to have some problems.
The first item in my October Ipsy Bag is a sample of the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion, which is a matte black shade. I actually have the full-size of this eye pencil and LOVE it so this will be going into the giveaway pile so that one lucky subscriber will be able to enjoy it as well. More details on that soon!
The second item in my October Ipsy Bag is a sample of the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara, which I have tons of samples of and I also have the full-size as well. I really do like this mascara and recommend it as one for others to try as well. Since I have so many samples of this it would normally go into the giveaway pile as well, however, there is no seal on the tube so instead it will be going to a friend or family member.
The third item in my October Ipsy Bag is a sample of the Hey Honey Trick and Treat Concealer. I thought at first that this was a gimmick item but it turns out that this is an actual product sold by Hey Honey! The Trick and Treat Concealer is an Active Propolis Cream Concealer so it treats as well as conceals and a little bit goes a LONG way!
The fourth item in my October Ipsy Bag is the Context Vitamin C All Day Eye Cream and it is full-size! This eye cream is supposed to be revitalizing and hydrating and have preventative botanicals with in it. My first impressions of it are that it’s not really a cream so it’s very runny which can make it difficult to apply to the eye area. I’ll have to use it a bit more and report back on it!
The last item in my October Ipsy Bag is the Meech and Mia Loose Eyeshadow in Beige and it is full-size! Products like this are why I love subscribing to beauty subscriptions. This is a brand I’ve never heard of and, honestly, probably wouldn’t have tried on my own. However, since it was my Ipsy bag I gave it a try. So far my only issue with this eyeshadow is that the brand uses a sifter style jar and they put a sticker over the sifter for shipping, like most companies do. Most companies usually use clear stickers with a pull-tab on one side so it’s easy to remove and gain access to the shadow but Meech and Mia did not do this and that sticker was on TIGHT. While I appreciate the safety of my shadow it was a little annoying trying to remove. As for the shadow itself, it’s a gorgeous color but I’ll have to play it some more to find out about wear time, blendability, etc.
October Ipsy Bag Value
|Urban Decay Eyeliner||0.04 oz.||$20.00||0.03 oz.||$15.00|
|Tarte Mascara||0.24 oz.||$23.00||0.10||$9.58|
|Hey Honey Concealer||0.5 oz.||$36.00||0.27 oz||$19.44|
|Context Eye Cream||0.5 oz.||$35.00||—||$35.00|
|Meech and Mia Eyeshadow||1.2 grams||$11.50||—||$11.50|
September Ipsy Bag
As you can see the September Ipsy Bag was a black, faux-studded bag with black tassels that have Ipsy in gold. Charlotte, the co-founder of Korean Beauty site Soko Glam, was the guest editor for the September bag. Due to this each bag contained one Korean Beauty item which for my bag was the E Nature Sleeping Mask. All of the items from the September Ipsy Bag are listed below with their values!
|E Nature Birch Juice Hydro Sleeping Mask||2.5 oz.||$28.00||0.4 oz.||$4.48|
|Feel Renewed Pumpkin Walnut Facial Cleanser||4 oz.||$28.00||$1 oz.||$7.00|
|Pixi Beauty Blush Duo in Peach Honey||0.36 oz.||$18.00||0.16 oz.||$8.00|
|Smashbox Photo Finish Primer in Radiance||1 oz.||$39.00||0.25 oz.||$9.75|
|Luxie Eye Brush in 207 Medium Angled Shading||1 brush||$12.00||—||$12.00|
Final Thoughts on September and October Ipsy Bags
Out of the two bags October for sure had the better value, $90 versus $41, but I think that I really liked the items that came in the September bag more. September had more items that I hadn’t tried but wanted to and you can never go wrong with an extra makeup brush! That’s one of the reasons I love Ipsy, sometimes you have bags that have less product value but more personal value and sometimes it’s the opposite.
Ipsy Subscription Verdict
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