Ipsy seems to be one of those things that people either really love or really hate.
Here are some of the pros and cons of this bag.
Pro: This is delivered in a cute little bag that you can use for many different things. Use it as makeup bag to hold and sort your new little goodies, keep your on-the-go makeup kit on hand in your purse, or use it as a little clutch.
Con: Their shipping is Really Slow. My bag was shipped on the 23rd. And it won’t be here until tomorrow or the day after.
Pro: It’s cheap. It’s only $10 a month. with no Shipping fee. (U.S. only. Shipping fees for Canada.) (Hence slow shipping above.) But that’s almost like paying for the bag and getting the makeup for free.
Con: Sometimes the wait list takes a while. there is always a “Skip the wait list” option where you share stuff about them on your social media to help get the word out. And BOOM You’re off the wait list and get your bag the next month.
Con/Pro: You get to try new things. This can be good or bad depending on how adventurous you are. When you sign up the first thing you do is take a beauty quiz telling what you like. Only problem is when you skip clicking on something you don’t like, it doesn’t guarantee you won’t get that item. They sometimes send you something you didn’t specifically say you like so you can try something new. I never would have known I like liquid lipstick, that lip scrubs are awesome, or what a Mood Matcher lipstick even was without this service.
Pro: Points. Every time you review one of the items you get in your bag, you get points. If you let these build up enough you can get some Really cool stuff as a bonus with your next bag. (I’ve gotten a full size brush and full size leave-in conditioner. for only 250 points each. Which is actually really low.)
Pro/Con: The size of the products you get. Sometimes you can get a bag where pretty much everything is full size or deluxe size. Sometimes you get a bag full of tiny stuff. It just depends on what is in the bags that month.
Con/Pro: Most bags are different. Sometimes you may see someone who got the exact same stuff as you in their bag. But not always. Because of this, if you and some friends or family are all subscribed to Ipsy and some of you don’t like what you got in your own bag, you can set up a trade with your friends. So all of you are happy.
Pro/con: Sometimes you won’t get name brand items. (It’s ten dollars. Don’t always expect name brand full size items for ten dollars.) But, if you get a drug store brand it means if you love the product and run out it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to get more.
Yes sometimes Ipsy is a gamble. But, I think it’s fun. And I love to try new makeup. I’ve been with Ipsy Since October 2015 and hope to be with them for a long time.