Originally Posted by yousoldtheworld
I've been with them consistently since the beginning, except for a couple of months after last Feb. I mean, it's pretty simple why I stay with them - I have liked every bag. Yes, there are a lot of repeat brands, but I always end up using everything and every bag is a good value, so for me it's not all about discovery...it's a combination of discovery, value, and fun. I get way more use and excitement out of the things I get from Ipsy than I ever did from Birchbox, for example, which is why I cancelled BB (twice, lol). For me, it's more exciting to get a full sized makeup item from a brand like NYX than it is to get a tiny foil of moisturizer from a brand that is new to me, but I could barely afford,especially after trying only such a small amount, for example.
Of course, it's not for everyone and I get why some people don't love Ipsy. We all want different things from our subs, and that's why I usually have a few different ones at the same time...so each can serve a different purpose. :)
I agree with this. IpsyMatch is not always my friend (still mad that I didn't get Pacifica in my May bag... but I went and "loved" all of their products on Ipsy's site, and got the Pacifica BB Cream this month, so I know they're trying!), but I have found SO many things that I use regularly! And about half of my other discoveries come from the chatter on these boards while we're waiting for spoilers!
Some of my "finds":
The Balm (got the Matt Batali shadow in my first bag, Nov 2012, and I'm now obsessed with the whole line!)
Josie Maran Argan Oil
UD Revolution Lipstick & 24/7 Eyeliner
Demeter Salt Air Perfume
Bare Minerals lipgloss
Also, not sure if anyone saw this on Ipsy's FB, but the next Sneak Peek will be on Tues, 9/3! (at least, I hope they meant 9/3 and not 9/23!)
P.S. So happy to see your excitement for September's sneak peeks! Due to the long weekend, we will continue posting them on Tuesday, 9/23, when we get back into the office.