ipsy Subscription Box Review – June 2015

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ipsy June 2015 Subscription Review - "Swim Into Beauty"
ipsy June 2015 Subscription – “Swim Into Beauty”

ipsy is $10/month and sends its members a beautiful Glam Bag with 4-6 deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Their bags always have an incredible value (well over the $10 cost) and I am always amazed at how they do it. I don’t always love everything in the bags, but I always always think it was worth my $10.

ipsy June 2015 Subscription Review - "Swim Into Beauty"
The Package

ipsy ships via DHL Global Mail.  It starts out with DHL and is delivered by USPS.  Bags typically ship around the 10th and take under a week to arrive.

ipsy June 2015 Subscription Review - "Swim Into Beauty"
First Look

ipsy packages everything (well if it fits) into that month’s makeup bag. I actually peeked at my ipsy so long ago that I had pretty much forgotten what was coming.  They released the Sneak Peek Glam room SO early this month!

ipsy June 2015 Subscription Review - "Swim Into Beauty"
The Card

The June 2015 ipsy theme was “Swim into Beauty” and included the following items:

~IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil (Universal Taupe) ($12): I am happy with the brush end of this, but I try to stay away from brow pencils.  Sometimes it’s necessary when I over pluck, but it doesn’t happen too often.  The brush though, I need that. I get bad “bedhead” on my lashes and I will use the brush end to fix that.

ipsy June 2015 Subscription Review - "Swim Into Beauty"
IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil
ipsy June 2015 Subscription Review - "Swim Into Beauty"

~tre’StiQue Mini Shadow Crayon ($11): This is a new (to me) brand and I love the color on the lid is the actual color of the crayon!  I don’t know that I have gotten a crayon like that before?  This color is much darker than I expected, but I was really impressed with the coverage. In the swatch below I swiped that across my hand one-time.  One time and that is the result. Impressive!

ipsy June 2015 Subscription Review - "Swim Into Beauty"
tre’StiQue Mini Shadow Crayon
ipsy June 2015 Subscription Review - "Swim Into Beauty"

~Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick (Melted Candy) ($8.40): This color is SO bright.  SO bright.  I am a fan of Too Faced Melted and like the coverage, the lasting power, etc., but this color.  Wow!

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick
ipsy June 2015 Subscription Review - "Swim Into Beauty"

~AURORA Gel Effect Nail Polish (4 Alarm Fire) ($8.99): I am cracking up because this is almost exactly the same color as the Too Faced I received and this is called “4 Alarm Fire”. LOL.   In a nail polish form I love this color.  I am going to paint my nails with it the next time I do my nails.

ipsy June 2015 Subscription Review - "Swim Into Beauty"
AURORA Gel Effect Nail Polish (4 Alarm Fire)

~BioRepublic SkinCare Sheet Mask Trio ($14.95): I love sheet masks, but they make you look beyond crazy when you are wearing them.  For real.  I have to make sure the kids are in bed so I don’t scare them. I tried the Aloe Rescue last night and it felt amazing on my skin and left my skin soft and moisturized.

ipsy June 2015 Subscription Review - "Swim Into Beauty"
BioRepublic SkinCare Sheet Mask Trio

~The Bag: I feel like ipsy has really been stepping it up lately with their bags. I have been loving them! I used to not know what to do with them, but lately I have been storing samples in them that I want to use in my downstairs bathroom, to help organize my purse, in the car, pretty much everywhere!

ipsy June 2015 Subscription Review - "Swim Into Beauty"
The Bag

All totaled I came up with a value of $55.34 for the June 2015 ipsy bag.  I liked this month’s bag, but I didn’t love it. I think maybe if the Too Faced was a different shade I would have been liked it more.  Still it was totally worth $10 and I am still curious how they put together such a great valued box every month!

Did you get this month’s ipsy bag? What variations did you get? And what’d you think? If you are interested in subscribing or interested in learning more, click here. Oh and if you want to skip the Wait List, but don’t feel like sharing on Facebook (or don’t have a Facebook), e-mail ipsy Care and they will take you off the list and get you subscribed right away!


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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Erin

    I can’t remember where I saw this, probably IG, but did you see the girl that has created mini cross body purses from her ipsy bags?? They’re adorable!

    1. Lesia

      Dear Erin:
      I saw that one too! So cool! She is talented.

  2. HeatherP

    I like your bag contents. I got the same shadow stick. I like those to smudge my liner under my eyes so its not a sharp line. I also got ofra turquoise liner, I was blown away, its such a gorgeous color. I really like your brow pencil, I may try to trade for that.

  3. Jen H

    I love the Too Faced Melted Chihuahua – try that one!

  4. Lesia

    I love the contents of your bag. Crossing my finger that i get the same!

  5. Alecia

    I wish I knew what your preferences were on Ipsy….your contents are always so much better than mine!

    1. Jennifer

      I just looked it up for you (I haven’t looked at the quiz in ages):

      ~SkinTone: Medium
      ~Eyes: Brown
      ~Hair: Dark Brown
      ~Style: Simple
      ~ipsy Stylist: Blank
      ~Makeup Comfort: Somewhat Comfortable
      ~Makeup Adventure: Blank
      ~Brands: I have a zillion checked
      ~Types of Makeup Products: Powder, Blush/Bronzer, Mascara, Lip Gloss, Brushes, Tools
      ~Skincare / Haircare & Nailcare: All Checked
      ~Usually Shop for Products: All but TV / Online are checked
      ~Describe Skin Concerns: Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Oiliness & Large Pores and Acne & Blemishes
      ~Describe Your Hair: Split Ends

      I haven’t taken the quiz in ages (probably since I signed up years ago) so I didn’t even know about some of the questions. Regardless, I left it as is. Hope this helps!!

      1. Alecia

        Thanks!!! 🙂

  6. Caitlin

    I love your bag! I was happy with mine. I got the Smashbox primer, a Nuxe exfoliator, a Cumcumber mask, the pencil eyeshadow in green, and a Formula X mini nail polish.

    If you’re willing, I’ll totally trade you something for the Too Faced Melted! I’m dying to try that, and that color is right up my alley 🙂

    1. Jennifer

      I’ll just send it to you! I swatched it on my hand (obviously), but it’s never touched my lips!

      1. Caitlin

        Aww thanks Jen, you’re too sweet! I’ll send you an email. And I’m a long time reader, so if I see an item that you say you want to trade for (I notice that from time to time, but not always a box I get) I send one your way!

  7. shawna

    Don’t be afraid of the eyebrow pencil! I got the same one… Just lightly used it on my brows and then used the brush… looks super natural and not overdone but makes them look a little more polished. Love it!

  8. Chelsea

    This is my last Ipsy bag…i’ve gotten so many bags from them filled with USELESS make-up for me.

    I even went to the website and redid my profile and reviewed a bunch of items.

    i don’t need eyebrow pencils, I have think, full eyebrows.
    The color lipstain was bright pink which does not go with my pale, redhead compexion.
    The other items were forgetable.

    So disappointed…AGAIN…I’m unsubscribing.

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