I spent a lot of time thinking about whether or not I wanted to subscribe to ipsy. They definitely give me more than the $10 a month I paid in, but am I actually using $110 of product?
If you’re not one of those people that find numbers and lists soothing, a conclusion write up is at the bottom.
Items I used up are bolded and go towards the total, items crossed out were trashed or given away.
Trestique Mini Porcelain Concealer – $10.83
EYEKO Skinny Liquid Eyeliner Travel Size in Black – $13.20
Winky Lux Double Matte Whip in Angel Food – $5.85
Hanalei Lip Treatment in Rose – $6.67
tarte cosmetics Amazonian clay waterproof bronzer – $11.23
AURORA Pro Cover Up Concealer in Pale Ecru – $8.00
Crown Brush SS035 – Medium Face Contour Brush – $6.99
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara – $6.33Juara Rice Facial Cleanser – $5.45
Steve Laurant Precision Tip Liner in Black – $24.00
Luxie Rose Gold Medium Angled Shading Eye Brush 207 – $12.00Pixi by Petra Beauty Blush Duo in Peach Honey – $7.00*
Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Radiance Primer – $9.75
Manefit Beauty Planner Mask – Mugwort, Astringent + Pore Care and Beauty Planner Mask – Lily, Whitening + Brightening – $6.00 **
Adesse New York Organic Infused Gel Effect Nail Lacquer in Deception – $18.00
*I estimated this price because you can’t buy this blush without a brush anywhere.
** Okay, yes, I technically used these. They were single use and hurt me, so I trashed them EMOTIONALLY.
Total Used: $23.27
Total Trashed: $62.61
Total in Limbo: $65.42
Possible Total: $151.30
First Three Months Subscription Conclusion
There’s still a chance that I use $110 of product, so ipsy isn’t a total bust yet! However, I do think that I’d be getting a lot more enjoyment out of $110 of makeup if I were picking it out myself.
I don’t plan on purchasing any of the items that I’ve used. I thought that part of the fun of ipsy was to try new things without paying full price for them right away. I also thought I’d be getting some nice lipstick.
Just send me a bag full of lipstick, ipsy.