Ipsy Glambag June 2014 • via ClothingCult.com

ewg skindeep cosmetics database score 4Be A Bombshell Lash Out Mascara – parabens, no cones (an ingredient that rules out makeup for me personally), but it’s not waterproof. Mascara as I’ve said before I will accept a little less healthy for the waterproof tradeoff.   This is a 4 with the skin deep cosmetics database (reminder: low numbers are healthier! with 10 being the worst.)

ewg skindeep cosmetics database score 4DERMAdoctor DD Cream Dermatologically Defining BB Cream with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – cones rule this one out for me. Ingredients aren’t too bad though with the skin deep consmetics database ranking it a 4.


ewg skindeep cosmetics database score 5Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray – no cones, but it has added fragrance.  This ranks a 5 with the cosmetics database … and would rank lower if they hadn’t added the fragrance. I’m debating giving it a try anyway since I’m curious how it compares to the old discontinued John Frieda Beach Blonde Ocean Waves.


ewg skindeep cosmetics database score 3Nicka K New York Shimmer Eyeliner – cones rule this one out for me. It’s fairly healthy though since it ranks a 3 with the cosmetics database.


ewg skindeep cosmetics database score 4NYX Butter Gloss in Eclair – no cones but it has added fragrance. I’ll probably give it a shot since it’s only a 4 with the cosmetics database. It would be MUCH healthier if they hadn’t added the fragrance though.


(And a very cute patterned Rebecca Minkoff cosmetics bag!)


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4 responses to “Ipsy Glambag June 2014”

  1. GoSteelerz Avatar

    Thank you so much for listing which items have parabens in your reviews. I’ve been on the fence about purchasing any beauty subscriptions since I wouldn’t be able to look at the ingredients beforehand. I most definitely appreciate you taking the extra time to include that information in your posts.

    1. Keep in mind that it’s very hit and miss each month as both ipsy and birchbox are not focused on healthy products. Some months I get boxes that have healthy products I’ve never seen or heard of and it makes it worth it.

      You may be interested in Goodebox though which is more focused on healthy products and has been a box I’ve been thinking about adding to my subscriptions.

      I still PERSONALLY react to cones which are in a fair number of the healthy products which means that Goodebox would still be hit n miss for me and at $18/month instead of $10/box/month that ipsy and birchbox are. My odds are just better with ipsy and birchbox because of the cones issue that breaks out my skin.

      Goodebox tells you what they like about a product but they don’t seem to list out the ingredients so you are left trying to find ingredients on the product site and sometimes those just list KEY ingredients instead of a full list.

      Ipsy lists out full ingredients for all products.

      Birchbox lists out ingredients on most of the products they ship.

      That makes it easier for me to run reports on both the Ipsy and Birchbox products I get as well.

      Anyway – glad I could be of help!

  2. Thanks so much for doing the ewg research on your Ipsy bags! I just opened my Ipsy June bag today and been liking the NYX butter gloss, Beach Waves hair and the Laneige foundation sampler I got. but the Be a Bombshell mascara terrified me with the smell and it came out really dry (not much product). and I was alarmed to see the ingredients contained propylparaben which ewg lists as “8” i.e. toxic and I definitely stay away.. Anyway just wanted to leave a comment in appreciation for your ewg research/analysis on the ipsy bag items 🙂

    1. I really appreciate the feedback on this! I’m glad others are also finding it useful! 🙂