Birchbox Vs. Ipsy [August]

Today we're talking about Birchbox vs. Ipsy

I have been an Ipsy subscriber for almost a year now and I have really enjoyed the products I have been sent. My favorite part about Ipsy though has to be the bags you get each month. These have really come in handy for day-to-day use and even more so for traveling.

I started subscribing to Birchbox after watching several unboxing comparisons/ reviews on youtube. This is my second month and I am still not totally sure what I think of it.

Anyways, lets get into the products!

Birchbox Items:
eh. this product smelled amazing however, I did not feel that it gave me much volume. It was also very sticky 

LAQA& CO Lippy: $20 (in mixtape)
the color (mixtape) that I received was not a great color on me. However, I loved how pigmented and moisturizing the lippy was. I wish I would've gotten it in the Humble Brag color. 

I was not a fan of this moisturizer at all. I felt like it made my skin 10x more oily than it already is. I put it on before my make up and I felt like it also prevented my makeup from staying put. 

yes yes yes yes yes *insert praise hands emoji here* this stuff is literally liquid gold. I wish it wasn't so expensive but, it is definitely worth it! (a good dupe would be the NYX Matte Finishing Spray)

this was great! the smell was amazing and I am a lover of all oils. Oils can do so much for your hair- especially for girls with curls. 

Overall, I was a bit underwhelmed with my Birchbox this month. As this is only my second box, I will give BB three more months to see how the products go. 

Ipsy Items:
Skone Lip/Eye Pencil in Wine: $4
helloooo fall! I would definitely not use this as an eyeliner but, I will certainly be reaching for this color as a lip liner in the fall! 

Starlooks Eye Liner Pen: $19
definitely a holy grail liner. this is a liquid gel liner and the way the tip is designed, it gives you a great amount on control for the perfect winged liner

Hikari Lip Gloss in Salsa: $13
no. just no. the color. the formula. the packaging. no.

I really like the concept behind this brand (beauty without cruelty) but, it didn't really do much for me.

Jessie's Girl Eye Shadow Primer: $5.99
 I have used and received this primer before and I like it. it gives a shimmer without being too overbearing. 

Obviously, the Birchbox products retailed for much more than the Ipsy ones. However, my Ipsy bag definitely took the cake this month! 

Do you subscribe to Birchbox or Ipsy? Which is your fav?


  1. I've been so curious to see a side by side comparison of these two boxes. You've given me something to think about! I was leaning towards the Birchbox but now I'm not so sure :)

  2. I've been curious about Birchbox. Ill continue to see how you like it before I order it. I love ipsy though. You can't go wrong for ten dollars.

  3. I really really want to try these boxes! I don't know why I haven't yet- you might just have given me a push to actually do it! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I used to subscribe to Birchbox but I wasn't ever using any of the products and it was just filling my cabinets up so I unsubscribed.

  5. I don't get Birchbox, even though I want to try it sometime. I have been getting ipsy for 2 months now and so far really do enjoy the products. I'm revealing mine next week!

  6. I don't get Birchbox, even though I want to try it sometime. I have been getting ipsy for 2 months now and so far really do enjoy the products. I'm revealing mine next week!

  7. I used to subscribe to both of these in the past. Personally, I think Birchbox has more value if you like trying mid range and ipsy has more value for budget beauty. That said, I'm not a huge fan of subscriptions because I just don't end up liking the things I get most times so maybe I'm just picky. great comparison post!

    stop by and chat ♥

  8. Hmm, I subscribe to Ipsy and have always loved my boxes, but....IDK. Birchbox is looking pretty good.

    Sarah Noel |

  9. Both of these look great, however I've never subscribed to either. All these products look amazing :)

  10. I use to subscribe to Birchbox but my boyfriend made me pick one so I stuck to Ipsy. Better quality products. :)

  11. I love these kind of posts! I had Ipsy for a while and got tired of receiving products that I just didn't use, but now I'm kind of wishing I still had a subscription box. Please keep doing these!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  12. Seriously haven't heard of any of these brands! Always interested in finally purchasing one of these!


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