Why I Unsubscribed from Ipsy

Usually this post would be about the products I got in my July Ipsy bag. After last month’s bag though, I decided to unsubscribe. 

Why, you may ask? It came down to three big reasons:

  1. Ipsy never listened – Seriously…they didn’t. I would review every bag’s products and still didn’t get what I asked for. No, Ipsy, I don’t like nude eyeshadows, blushes or boring nail polishes! It got tiresome receiving the same types of products over and over again.
  2. Money – When it came down to it, I didn’t want to keep spending $10 a month for a bag I didn’t always like. Between Ipsy and Sephora Play, the latter always has great products and is worth the money more so than Ipsy.
  3. Brands that didn’t work – I get that Ipsy’s big appeal is drugstore brands. But most of these brands were poor quality and if I’m subscribed to a makeup bag, I expect the best products, not some crappy ones thrown in by Ipsy.

So yes…Ipsy was a great subscription service when I first got into makeup. But now these reasons are more important to me. For the time being, I will stick with Sephora Play because I trust the curators more!

Thanks for reading, my loves πŸ™‚ til next time

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37 Comments Add yours

  1. RachelW says:

    Interesting read! Love how honest you were!

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  2. Stiina U. says:

    Thank you for this review. I considered joining ipsy but when one of my friends gave me products she couldn’t wear, I reconsidered. I still don’t wear those products really…. I rather just go into Sephora or Ulta myself and pick things out I know I’ll wear. Will you be doing reviews Sephora Play?

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    1. Yes I do monthly reviews on Sephora Play! The July review will be up tomorrow so don’t miss it

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  3. almayerich says:

    I absolutely agree!!! I left Ipsy over a year ago and I’m now subscribed to Sephora Play and Boxycharm. I highly suggest checking those out if you don’t already get them!

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  4. Liv Sampson says:

    I agree with you! I had to unsubscribe from Ipsy as well because no one is paying attention to my reviews, and I kept getting the same things that I didn’t want: blush, make-up brushes that don’t work well, lipsticks in the wrong color, etc. I’m looking into subscribing to Sephora play soon

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    1. Yes you should! Just know there is a waitlist and I was on it for 3 months. But trust me Sephora Play is so much better than Ipsy

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  5. Thanks for being honest Brooke. I only have FFF and i LOVE it. It’s every three months I believe and you get the best of the best!

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    1. I’ve never heard of FFF!

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      1. I’m going to look it up now, thanks!

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  6. I initally read your glowing review of the July IPSY bag and then read this, which I was kind of like, really? So I got a little confused. But I’m finding I may cut ties with a subscription service or two soon myself.

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    1. The June Ipsy bag was good. But I’ve been with Ipsy for almost 2 years and many of the products I receive are things I’ve requested not to get. I got frustrated with that but subscription boxes can’t all be perfect right?

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  7. emmajonesx says:

    Ugh I completely agree! Especially that they don’t listen to reviews πŸ™„ x

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    1. Ya that really bothered me!

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      1. emmajonesx says:

        Very unprofessional!

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      2. I agree! I don’t think I’ll subscribe to Ipsy ever again

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      3. emmajonesx says:

        Nah me neither! I do like the sound of Sephora play though

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      4. You should try it! I’ve had it since October of last year and I love it

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      5. emmajonesx says:

        Definitely gonna try πŸ˜„

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      6. Just as an fyi though there is a waiting list for Sephora Play

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      7. emmajonesx says:

        Ah okay, thanks !

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  8. Are there any other worthwhile beauty bags besides Sephora PLay? I really want to try that now.

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    1. I’ve only tried Ipsy and Sephora Play so I’m not sure but I’ve heard birchbox and boxycharm are both good

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  9. makeupnewbie22 says:

    I unsubscribe and resubscribe to ipsy all the time. I keep resubbing because I need beauty boxes, but many wont ship to Alaska 😭 So I always go back to ipsy. I am currently subscribed to ipsy and Birchbox and I’m about to ditch them both for good. When I move, I am immediately sigbing up for boxycharm and the allure beauty box.

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    1. I want to try boxycharm but it’s more money so I’m not sure

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      1. makeupnewbie22 says:

        Everyone says it is the best!

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      2. I’ve heard that too so I think I might check it out

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  10. I used to get Ipsy, but last year I unsubscribed cause I was tired of always getting Cargo cosmetics (which I wasn’t a fan) and although I do like nude eyeshadows, they always sent the same shade of nude or they’d send me glosses which I don’t use. Not to mention that I’ve gotten the same brand of exfoiliator like 6 times! I decided to go with Sephora Play instead.

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    1. Ya Sephora Play is the better option in my opinion!

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  11. Kadii says:

    This is interesting!!! How long were you receiving the ipsy bag ?

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    1. Since September of 2015!

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      1. Kadii says:

        Oh okay that’s a good bit of time

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      2. Ya so I learned what I liked about the bags quickly and then when I tried to change my preferences Ipsy wouldn’t listen to what I wanted. That to me was the biggest disappointment

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      3. Kadii says:

        Oh yeah! I had to call customer service to make changes I don’t think it registers to them when you do it online for bag fillment and all. As a PM and a consumer I understand both sides

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      4. Makes sense. That’s good to hear! But ya overall I was displeased with Ipsy for a while

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