What is Ipsy?
Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription company founded by Jennifer Jaconetti Goldfarb, Michelle Phan and Marcelo Camberos in 2011. The beauty subscription cost $10 per month free shipping for customers in the US. For $10 you receive a glam bag with five sample-sized beauty products. I have been subscribed to their monthly glam bag for a while now but during that period I have subscribed, unsubscribed and resubscribed. The last time I unsubscribed was for a valid reason.
Why I Decided To Cancel Ipsy Subscription
I was just sick of getting more than one type of lotion in my bag. I don’t mind getting lotions but a hand, face or body lotion in the same glam bag was a no for me. This also happened on several occasions. I was done collecting traveling size face, hand and body lotions but this wasn’t the main reason I unsubscribed.
What really Pissed Me Off
So putting the lotion situation aside what really pissed me off was the day I received a foundation sample to try and it was far from my foundation shade. That was certainly the last straw. I was like after you had me use my time to fill out information about my skin type and shade etc. you’ll are still going to send me a shade that is so off I can even dust some powder on my face to make it work! I was so pissed I unsubscribed immediately.
Ipsy Subscription Again
However, sometime late last year I subscribed again. Yes, they got me with a very enticing email! The email stated a couple of changes they made to the service and I was intrigued so I gave them another try. I figured if they messed up the first month then that would be it for me. For the most part, I was expecting them to mess up, but so far I have enjoyed the samples I receive.
Gift Ipsy Subscription
For a makeup or beauty junkie, I believe an Ipsy subscription would be a great gift. It will give them the opportunity to try new beauty products. This will also help them save on beauty products since they will most likely purchase beauty products they actually like and enjoy based on their experience rather from information gathered online. I know I would definitely welcome an Ipsy subscription as a gift. I think it’s great for a makeup or beauty enthusiast.
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So Is Ipsy Worth it?
So, finally, should you bother with Ipsy? I say give them a try if you want to sample new products monthly. However, definitely check out other Ipsy glam bag reviews to read what others think about the service. One of the good things about the service is if you don’t like it after your first month you can always cancel without any penalty and resubscribe later on if you wish to. As a result of using Ipsy’s monthly beauty subscription, I have found some of my favorite products and I have also avoided purchasing the full-size version of what I believe are the worst products. So for $10 a month free shipping, I am okay with them for now especially since most of the products I get in my bag cost way more the cost of the bag.
Other Monthly Beauty Subscription Services
There are also other beauty subscription services like:
I heard great things about Sephora Play and Target Beauty Box so I am definitely considering giving them try.
Have you tried Ipsy’s glam bag or any other monthly beauty subscription service? If yes, what did you think about it?