Hello and happy Sunday. I recently got an email from Ipsy saying that my one-year subscription was over and so my membership got cancelled. I’m not going to renew it because I’m moving abroad next month and I seriously need to save…don’t laugh, I’m not joking. A few weeks ago, however, I got this cool idea that I had sort of tried in both my unboxings and some of my “Empties” post, and it’s looking at the full-size/ full-price version of the samples I’d gotten and tell whether I’d buy them or not. Let’s get started, shall we?
Full-size: Because it’s a brush, I got the real deal in my glam bag as opposed to a mini version.
Full price: $23
Buy? Yes/No? Why? I use this brush every day to apply my primer, and I absolutely love it. I would not repurchase it once I decide to throw away the one I have, and in all honesty, I wouldn’t have considered buying this brush hadn’t I gotten it in my glam bag. I’m not a fan of spending that much money on makeup-related items, especially if I’m only getting one brush as opposed to a whole set.
Full-size: I got the full-size version of this duo in my glam bag.
Full price: $22.95
Buy? Yes/No? Why? The shades of this duo are cute, okay? And if this were the only one eyeshadow duo I owned, I’d be able to manage with it everyday, despite the fact that both are shimmers. That being said, I would never pay that much money for a tiny little thing with two shadows, when I can pay under $10 for a Covergirl palette that has eight shades (and yes, including mattes).
Full-size: I got a sample in my glam bag (8mL or .27 oz). The full-size version has 15mL or .5oz.
Full price: $14
Buy? Yes/No? Why? Would I pay $14 for a lip balm? Not in a million years. Why? Because even though this is a good product, I don’t think it’s worth that amount of money. Even if it was half the price, I’d still think it’s way too much. I realize I may be coming off as stingy, but, honestly, some products are so extremely overpriced it’s absurd.
Full-size: I got a sample in my glam bag (2.4g or .08 oz). The full-size version weighs 6.8g or .23 oz.
Full price: $26
Buy? Yes/No? Why? Brands like Urban Decay make me want to consider getting a sugar daddy because I think that’s the only way I could afford their products. I envy beauty gurus that get this stuff for free because I honestly would never think about spending nearly $30 in a single highlighter.
Full-size: I got a mini version of the pencil.
Full price: $12
Buy? Yes/No? Why? Ask yourself right now: would I honestly spend $12 in an eyeliner? I would probably think about it, if it weren’t a pencil eyeliner you actually have to sharpen. I mean, honestly, I don’t care how great this is, I’m not going to pay all that money for a pencil eyeliner.
As you can see, I’m obviously not a fan of spending a lot of money on a single item, and I think that there are many overpriced products and brands out there. I like Ipsy as well as other subscription boxes because they allow me to try these products and brands without going broke or feeling guilty afterwards. In the comments below, tell me if there’s anything I shared in this post that you’d buy and why.
Love, Miss Camila