I first heard about Ipsy through a friend who was raving about her first Glam Bag. What is a Glam Bag you might ask? It’s a colorful envelope you find in your mailbox that contains a bag of beauty products. Well yes, but it’s so much more than that! Anyone from the beauty enthusiast to a makeup novice can all benefit from this subscription service.
Founded by Michelle Phan, YouTube beauty guru, blogger and, entrepreneur, Ipsy offers deluxe samples and full-size beauty products for subscribers to sample. For $10 a month, you are introduced to a wide array of products that are picked out by Ipsy stylists. In conjunction with the samples sent, you can watch tutorials on how to use different products from your monthly Glam Bag. What an innovative concept!
Being a blogger gets a bit overwhelming in terms of the amount of products I test out. Subscribing to Ipsy has allowed me to try products before making the splurge. In addition, it has broadened my knowledge and introduced me to brands I didn’t even know existed. Michelle and her team do a great job at picking products to fit all consumer needs. Whether it be natural products, hair care and/or popular brands like The Balm or Benefit; Ipsy has you covered. I’ve received samples from brands of all price points. If you’re looking for affordable makeup, look no further!
For the price, you can’t beat the service. You get 4-5 products each month to try out along with a cute reusable bag. The bags do get a bit excessive so my only feedback would be the bags to be optional. I would be ok with receiving my products in the shipping envelope sans bag. In my opinion, the star products are the blushes and makeup brushes. I have no desire to buy blush at the moment and when the time comes, I will repurchase what was sent to me through Ipsy.