Sunday, December 18, 2016

What's The Big Fvcking Difference? Ipsy vs. Birchbox

I love my subscription services. From Amazon Prime to Netflix, Ipsy, & Birchbox, I dabble in a little bit of everything. I thought it might be helpful to break down the difference between two of my favorites. Maybe I'll keep this as a running thing, differentiating between similar products. We'll see.

I love cosmetics, cheap price tags, and getting things in the mail. Along came Birchbox and Ipsy. For $10 a month, each company sends you a box tailored to your personalized beauty profile. 


The biggest difference between these two beauty sub services is that you get your Ipsy in a cute zippered pouch; while Birchbox comes guessed it. A box. A cute box, but definitely not as useful as Ipsy's adorable pouches. 

In terms of product, it's a tight race. Each come with 5 product samples per month. (This month Ipsy threw in 3 face masks, so technically there were 7 items.) Both services, send you items from well-known companies like Benefit, theBalm, & tre'StiQue. Both services have also introduced me to new products and companies that I can't live without now. 

Ipsy Glam Bag:

Each month your glam bag has a theme, which makes it a lot of fun. November's glam bag theme was RockStarlet. (Last month's was Black Magic, because Halloween.) Reviewing each item you receive earns you points that you can cash in for rewards. The items change often and range from full-size cosmetics to makeup brushes. I will say, it seems to take me forever to rack up "points" and even longer to find something I love in the rewards store. But that's just me. Ipsy also has major giveaways, which is always a win. 


Birchbox allows you to choose one of your samples each month in order to really customize the experience. They also have a points system. But the points convert to actual money that you can use to shop via Birchbox. If you haven't already checked out what you can buy from them, you really should. They carry EVERYTHING! I've managed to use my points to buy things like the  Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit to my beloved Benefit Erase Paste, without spending a single dollar of my own. In terms of shopping, Birchbox slays Ipsy.

Bottom line, I love them both so I subscribe to both. But if someone put a gun to my head......

Birchbox wins!

Do you guys subscribe to either of these? 

This post does NOT contain affiliate links, I'm just sharing my opinion. However, if you should feel compelled to sign up for either service, feel free to sign up under me so I can cop a few extra points. 

Birchbox refer a friend link is HERE.
Ipsy refer a friend link is HERE.

1 comment:

  1. I love the Ipsy pouches! You can reuse them & put them in your purse for extra organization. Lol the Birch boxes are cute too tho. Thanks for sharing.