ipsy Review – May 2023

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ipsy Review - May 2023

ipsy Glam Bag helps you discover your new faves with five personalized, deluxe-size beauty samples (worth over $50) sent in a cute makeup bag. You also get to choose one product for your bag each month, making this treat to yourself even more fun. Their bags always have an incredible value (well over the $13 cost), and I am always amazed at how they do it.

Cost: Glam Bag: $13/month (as reviewed). BOXYCHARM: $28/month. Icon Box: $58/quarterly
Ships To: United States and Canada including overseas military installations via DHL.
Coupon Code: N/A

ipsy Review - May 2023

ipsy ships via USPS.

ipsy Review - May 2023

Typically ipsy will try and pack everything in your bag. If something is too big (usually makeup brushes) they will be loose in the bubbler mailer.

ipsy Review - May 2023

My May 2023 ipsy included the following items:

First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Niacinamide Brightening Cream (3mL) ($7.20): I have been testing out various eye creams lately so I was excited to get this. This is an illuminating eye cream that visibly brightens, hydrates, and smooths the eye area while helping to reduce the appearance of dark circles over time.  I don’t love it. I don’t feel like it did a great job with my puffy eyes. But I did love trying it and it saved me from buying a full-size.
ipsy Review - May 2023

Pear Nova Lunar Lip Stylo in Gravity (full-size) ($18.50): Gravity is a creamy dark brown shade. It’s such a pretty color and the formula is great.
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Glow on 5th Plush Skincare Headband ($12): I think I am the only person who didn’t already own a headband like this, so I went ahead and selected it as my choice item for the month. I’m so glad I opted for it and it makes nightly skincare so much easier.
ipsy Review - May 2023

Refreshments Brilliant Body Bar in Coconut Colada ($9): I don’t think I have ever received a Refreshments item in my ipsy? I don’t typically use bar soap, but my husband does so I passed this along to him. It does smell great and he will totally use it, so it’s a win.
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So Rich Single Highlighter in Medium Bronze (0.01oz) (~$7.50): Such a pretty shade!  It’s not too dark and just gives me a great glow.

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The Bag: Fun! It’s giving tropical vacation vibes. They always have a fun zipper pull on their bags too and this hot pink one is no exception.

All totaled my May 2023 ipsy had a value of about $54. Not my favorite ipsy ever, but still a solid month.

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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!

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