I blogged one year of my Ipsy Subscription bags! So now I’m answering the question I get asked all the time: Is it worth it? I’ll tell you about my experience and let you decide for yourself.
Outlined below are my favorite products I received in my different bags. I did like at least one thing in most of the bags. Some of the products I loved and you’ll see which ones. I’ve also linked each respective blog post so you can see everything I did get in each month’s bag. At the end of the blog, I’ve calculated what the full-size products would cost if you bought them at a store.
NYX Professional Makeup Butter™ Lipstick in Ripe Berry ($6)
I loved this product so much I went out and bought another color. The perfect light lip product that moisturizes and gives great color.
I really just loved the bag from this month. I use it every day in my purse.
THEORIE – Marula Oil Transforming Hair Serum
I really loved this hair oil. It smelled great and made my hair so soft.
Glamour Dolls x Lisa Frank Angle Blush Brush (6.99)
You’ll find every brush I got in my Ipsy bags in my favorites because I really loved getting new brushes. This one was so cute, too.
Luxie Beauty – Luxie Dreamcatcher Precision Foundation Brush 660 ($23)
Another brush, another happy Michaela.
Urban Decay – Afterglow in Sin – Powder Highlighter
I love Urban Decay and this was the perfect highlighter. I used it all summer and I really didn’t make a dent. It wasn’t a huge sample but a great size. I reach for it often.
Skone Cosmetics Insanely Intense Tattooed Waterproof Eyeliner ($15)
I used this eyeliner for months—until it was dried to the bone. This eyeliner was deep in pigment and stayed put all day. I was really sad when it ran out. I need to figure out where I can repurchase it!
IBY Beauty Crease Brush ($8)
This brush is so precise. I love it for really defining my crease color for my eyeshadow.
Hanalei Lip Treatment in Rose ($6)
I use this product weekly. It has lasted a long time even though it’s a pretty small tube. My sister also loves this lip treatment. Every time she is over she uses some. I am definitely repurchasing this when I run out.
tarte Amazonian clay waterproof bronzer
I am a big tarte fan, and I love any product that I get from them. This bronzer is the perfect color too. I find myself reaching for it daily.
Hikari Cosmetics Shimmer Bronzer in Flush ($17)
I usually reach for this bronzer and use it as a blush. When all the colors are mixed together, it gives off the perfect amount of color for cheeks.
Luxie Beauty Luxie Rose Gold Medium Angled Shading Eye Brush 207 ($12)
By the time I decide to end my Ipsy subscription I may have close to a full set of Luxie brushes, which I am more than okay with.
tarte deluxe lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara
I loved this sample so much so that I bought two full sized mascaras after I ran out of the sample. This is my favorite mascara to date. I honestly probably would’ve never tried it if it weren’t for Ipsy too.
SKINFOOD Egg White Perfect Pore Cleansing Foam
I keep this face wash in my travel bag. It lathers up great and makes my face feel so clean after using it. I love taking it on the go.
MARC ANTHONY Hydrating Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Oil Treatment
I love the way this hair oil smells. It adds great shine and softness to my hair when I use it. I looked into buying more of this oil but it seems Marc Anthony has been redoing some of their product and I couldn’t find this exact one.
ORIBE HAIR CARE Gold Lust Dry Shampoo
I always heard great things about this dry shampoo so I was so excited to try it. Everyone who raves about this is right. It has a great smell and works great to give second day hair a new start.
SLMISSGLAM B36 Tapered Highlight Brush ($20)
I love makeup brushes.
TARTE Deluxe Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Quirky ($21)
I love this blush. It is the perfect color and it wears great.
DIRTY LITTLE SECRET COSMETICS Eyeshadow Crayon in Fetch ($14)
This is one of my favorite eyeshadow colors. It is the perfect shade for a natural look but also stays great. It also doubles as an eyeshadow base for me. I’ve never been one to use eyeshadow crayons but I loved this one.
SERAPHINE BOTANICALS Lip Polish in Orange + Cream ($18)
My lips are no longer dry! I love the smell of this lip polish. When I use it I just want to sniff it for hours. It works so well to buff off dead skin from lips. I pretty much use this every week.
CIATÉ LONDON Fierce Flicks Liquid Eyeliner ($19)
I love a good liquid eyeliner so I was happy to try a new one out. At first I wasn’t sold on this one as it transferred some but I found that was because I was rubbing my eyes too much. When you don’t rub your eyes this eyeliner will stay in place… lesson learned.
SO SUSAN Liquid Matte in Pumpkin ($14)
This long wearing, great smelling and beautiful lippie is one I like to have with me one days I know I can’t be reapplying my lipstick. It will stay all day so I love that.
There’s the recap of the products I have especially loved in my Ipsy bags. Of course, there are some products that I got and used maybe once or twice that now sit at the bottom of my sample bag but for the most part I loved my year of Ipsy.
I spent $110 on my first year of Ipsy. These full sized favorites equate to $199.99. My year’s worth is even more than that considering I don’t have prices of the sample products!
So the verdict is, if you’re on the fence of signing up for Ipsy, I say go for it. I have loved getting new makeup products every month. As you can tell, I’ve found a lot of favorites that I probably wouldn’t know of if it weren’t for Ipsy. I have signed up for another year of bags and couldn’t be more excited.
If you want to sign up, here’s a link you can use. I don’t get commission from this link but I do get points added to my account for referring friends. If you sign up, let me know. I’d love to share even more things I love about Ipsy.
I had fun blogging about my year of Ipsy bags and I hope you enjoyed reading them.