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Ipsy... beauty by you Reviews

Positive Reviews

Dashery

A Nice Box to Try if You're New to Subscriptions

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Pros: full sized products or deluxe samples. excellent price and value, consistent, helpful customer service

Cons: frequently reuses the same brands, lack of variation in product types, personalization is very unreliable, poor points system

The best things about Ipsy are it price, the generous product sizes, and the number of products (4-5 but usually 5) you receive. This subscription will really help you stock up on makeup. There are some obvious drawback but I still think it's worth the price. You should be aware that their test to personalize each subscriber's products is far from perfect; you will most likely get products in colors you wouldn't normally touch. As such, Ipsy is not ideal for those who have very rigid preferences. Also, this bag is very makeup heavy; there are skincare, brush, and hair care options but expect to get a lot of makeup. I think Ipsy is the best if you're just trying out...
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Negative Reviews

Lyllis

in the end, it wasn't for me

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Pros: some full-size products, reasonable cost

Cons: focus is on glam looks, many products are low-end and low quality

I've been an Ipsy subscriber for about 7 months, and I'm going to drop my subscription.  For me, there were two major downsides to the service: 1.  Ipsy's focus is very much on the 'glam'. In their profile quiz, they do allow you to select natural/subtle/sporty looks as your preference, but the majority of their products each month don't fall into those categories.  I've gotten ultra-long false eyelashes, silver glitter eyeliner,  glitter eyeshadow,  bright blue sparkly eyeshadow, bright blue ink eyeliner.   I knew that was their focus when I subscribed - it's hard to miss when their featured looks are multicolor cat-eyes and rhinestone nail decorations - but I'd hoped they offered a...
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More Reviews

trishaem

Love this subscription box

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Pros: Price, deluxe size samples, makeup bag, some personalization

Cons: personalization not perfect, long waitlst time

I've been getting Ipsy for a few months now, and have been really satisfied overall with what I have gotten. Most of the brands I have sample so far have been new to me. I have not loved everything I have gotten, but was happy to at least try it out. That's what these boxes are for: to try things out, see if you like it. I wish their points system was a little better. I don't really refer people because I don't like to put those kinds of things on my Facebook, so I probably wont ever get enough points to get anything with it. Ipsy is mainly makeup with skin care stuff thrown in, so I enjoy that. I don't complain if I get something I don't like. You take a beauty quiz so thy get an idea of...
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Boulderbon

Just keeps getting better!

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Pros: Inexpensive, good quality items, never a foil packet!

Cons: Absolutely none

I've been an Ipsy subscriber for over a year now, and it just keeps getting better and better!   If you are a looking for a beauty subscription then this is your one stop. If I were to only get 1 subscription a month then this would hands down be my choice. This subscription is mainly makeup plus they also include a cute makeup bag every month.   They have also just added a referral program. If you refer 2 people you will get 1 extra item the following month, each month they change the bonus item.
laurenproartist

My favorite monthly box

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Pros: inexpensive, great product, consistent, great size

Cons: not always name brand

I have been receiving this box for 6 months now and I've loved every box sent to me. The amount of product you receive it amazing. I've fallen in love with tons of brands I had never heard of before until they were sent to me in my monthly box. I also subscribe to Birchbox which I like too, but Ipsy is by far the best. Highly recommended.
GlamBabe

Great way to start your Beauty Sample Experience!!

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Pros: No foils, small companies, new products, many full size

Cons: Too many of the same brands each month, often need to trade

I think Ipsy is super fun and just a blast. There are always full size items in there, the samples are large, no foils and a cute bag to boot! I'm very happy with Ipsy and highly recommend them. They are the perfect inexpensive way to add to your collection. Go for it today!!
3Babydolls

I am so happy I subscribed

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Pros: Inexpensive, FUN, get to try new things

Cons: None really

I am not going to say i have loved everything they have sent me. What i will say is the the whole Ipsy experience for me is so much fun.  I love the anticipation, the spoilers, the unboxings, getting a small  gift in the mail every month!  Also trading and chatting about it with my friends. I will stay subscribed as long as they are in buisness! It is a little bit of extra happy in my month! Love it. 
Sumayyah

Favorite Sub Of Them All!

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Pros: Unbeatable Value

Cons: Takes a while for GlamRoom to update

I'm always excited for my Ipsy Glambag to arrive! I basically stalk the website until my Glamroom updates (admit it: you do it too!).  I have tried a million different subs and this is the one that I absolutely will not cancel.  For ten bucks a month, you just can't beat it!  Even if you don't love everything you get, just trade it or gift it!  Always a great value and really fun to get!
BeautyRx7

Love my Ipsy Bag -check out my monthly unbaggings!

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Pros: quality products, inexpensive, fun, great value

Cons: sometimes the colors chosen aren't my favorite

I love my Ipsy bag subscription. I have had it for 3 months now and am always impressed by the value and size of the items compared to how much we pay for it. I do monthly unbaggings on my youtube beauty channel if you'd like to see what I got! www.youtube.com/beautyrx7
sleepykat

Ipsy is a keeper for me.

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Pros: Low price, quality products, sneak peeks, fun variety, coupon codes for sampled brands.

Cons: Tracking information is unreliable. Products are not as tailored to your preferences as they advertise.

If you like variety and are a little adventurous, this is an excellent subscription. I find ipsy to be exciting and fun. It's a nice spin that there is a cute little makeup bag each month. They are not afraid to send bold shades of makeup. I have definitely discovered new brands and products that I love from sampling them in my Glam Bags, and some of the coupons that are offered are quite nice. Anything that I don't use is easily traded or gifted. If their shipping were a little better, I would rate ipsy at 5 stars for my personal tastes. (Please keep in mind that I haven't disliked any of the subscriptions that I have tried, so I am possibly easy to please in this area.)  ...
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nscott84

Hit and miss

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Pros: swap forum, variety of products, comes in makeup bag, inexpensive, good customer service

Cons: beauty profile really doesnt help individualize for bags

Ipsy is pretty hit and miss. I've subbed with several different boxes so I can say that Ipsy is one of the better ones out here but overall month to month I never know if I will be happy with my bag. Now, unlike other subs they do pack your goodies in a cute makeup bag that fits the theme for that month but they say they use your personalized beauty profile to help find products best suited for you but there is a disconnect somewhere. I got things I would use before they startes the "personalization". Since then I've been disappointed. I was so happy to find they have a swap forum. Another great idea specific to Ipsy. Customer Service is also so nice and helpful! :-)
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