Introducing the ultimate upgrade to your beauty game: the IPSY Icon Box. This quarterly, limited edition box is filled with 8 full-size products, valued up to a hefty $350 – and you get to choose 3 of them yourself! But that's not even the best part. The Icon Box is specially curated by some of the biggest names in the beauty biz, giving you the insider access you've always craved. Plus, the box also includes 5 Power Picks – products and brands so incredible, they were handpicked by a different celebrity. And did you know it's only $58 a quarter (this is in addition to your normal IPSY membership cost)? It's no wonder that beauty lovers everywhere are counting down the days until the next Icon Box drops in August, November, February, and August. Trust us, you won't want to miss this box!
With the arrival of spring comes a renewed sense of energy and optimism that's hard to resist. There's something about the warmer weather, longer days, and blooming flowers that feels like a fresh start. It's a time to shed the winter blues and embrace all the possibilities the new season brings. So, “Let Yourself Bloom” with this quarter’s ICON Box! Step out of your comfort zone, try some new beauty products, and take advantage of renewing yourself. There's no better time to let yourself shine. You deserve it!
IPSY kindly sent us this box to review.
IPSY ICON Box May 2023 Review
Now, let’s take a closer look to see what I got!
JLO BEAUTY That JLO GLow Serum – $79 Value
Have you heard about the new JLO Beauty That JLO Glow Serum? This gel serum is a true multitasking powerhouse, giving you surface tightening and lifting that you can feel immediately. And that's just the beginning. Japanese rice sake and yeast-derived ferments work together to soothe, brighten, condition and plump the look of your skin – all while the JLo Beauty Olive Complex delivers clinically shown, all-day moisturization and a superstar glow. With its innovative formula and incredible results, it's no surprise that this serum is valued at $79.
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Soft Glam II Mini Eye Shadow Palette – $29 Value
If you're a makeup maven, you're probably already familiar with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette. But now, the brand has released a travel-friendly version of the beloved palette with the Soft Glam II Mini Eyeshadow Palette. This little baby packs a big punch with six of the original Soft Glam shades and two from the Norvina palette.
With a mix of matte, satin, and metallic finishes, you'll be able to create endless looks from a subtle daytime glow to a full-on smoky eye for a night out on the town. And can we just talk about these shades for a second? Dusty Rose, Sultry, and Mulberry are giving us all the fall vibes, while Orange Soda and Dreamer are perfect for brightening up the lids during the warmer months. Plus, with the ultra-matte and fully pigmented formula, these shadows blend like a dream. I can’t wait to take this mini palette on my next trip!
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Brow Genius Brow Serum – $65 Value
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Brow Genius Conditioning Brow Serum will give you the ultimate brow makeover. This multi-benefit formula blends six rejuvenating ingredients into one smart serum that works now and later to give you the brows you've always wanted. Packed with powerful ingredients like peptides, panthenol, and Korean ginseng, Brow Genius is designed to nourish, tame, and thicken your brows, leaving you with a fuller, smoother, and more manageable look that's sure to turn heads. But don't just take our word for it – Brow Genius has been clinically proven to reduce breakage by 52%, strengthen hair surface by 52%, and increase texture, smoothness, and softness by a whopping 85%.
EARTH HARBOR Glow Juice Enzyme Refining Mask – $40 Value
Oh, the thrill of trying out a new mask! And Earth Harbor's Glow Juice Enzyme Refining Mask lived up to the hype. The vibrant purple hue lured me in, but it was the impressive list of natural ingredients that won me over. The blend of red seaweed, fruit enzymes, white willow bark, and aloe leaf juice left my skin softer and smoother than before. And the best part? It did all of that without any irritation. Glow Juice knows how to multitask, and even works as a leave-on spot treatment for those stubborn problem areas. Plus, the fact that it's vegan, cruelty-free, and packed with organic ingredients made me feel even better about slathering it on my face. If you're looking to combat dullness, redness, acne, excess oil, or large pores, I would highly recommend Glow Juice a go.
GLOW RECIPE Guava Vitamin C Bright-Eye Gel Cream – $38 Value
Say goodbye to tired, droopy eyes with GLOW RECIPE's Guava Vitamin C Bright-Eye Gel Cream. This potent yet gentle eye cream is here to save the day! With its unique blend of illuminating and firming ingredients, such as guava and green caffeine, you can visibly brighten dark circles and rejuvenate tired eyes in no time. Plus, the 10% encapsulated vitamin C complex gently releases over time for maximum brightening with minimum irritation. What's not to love? But that's not all – this lightweight gel cream is perfect for daytime use too. It absorbs quickly and even helps your concealer blend seamlessly. No wonder it won the Best Eye Cream award at the 2022 Byrdies Beauty Awards!
BEAUTYSTAT Universal Pro-Bio Moisture Boost Cream – $50 Value
The BEAUTYSTAT Universal Pro-Bio Moisture Boost Cream is a game-changer for anyone who struggles with dry, lackluster skin. This unique moisturizer is packed full of probiotics, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides to give your skin the hydration boost it’s been craving. And let’s talk about the texture, shall we? The light-as-air gel cream hybrid is the perfect balance between a weightless gel and a silky cream.
After using it for a week, my skin felt noticeably softer and looked more plump and glowing. Plus, the 24-hour hydration means I don't have to worry about reapplying throughout the day. I highly recommend giving this moisturizer a try – your skin will thank you!
MAC Magic Extension 5MM Fibre Mascara – $26 Value
Ladies, listen up! If you want to take your lashes to the next level, say hello to MAC Magic Extension 5MM Fibre Mascara – the Holy Grail of mascaras! This little beauty in a bottle will have you looking like you've got lash extensions on for days. The 5mm-long fibres in the formula will give you the most dramatic false-lash look you've ever seen. Plus, it comes with a tapered 5G brush that delivers insane volume and precision curl from root to tip. And the best part? The formula contains natural oils and waxes that condition your lashes, so no more putting your lashes at risk with falsies or eyelash extensions. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I tried this mascara!
TOO FACED COSMETICS Killer Liner 36 Hour Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil – $23
Too Faced has an eyeliner that's going to last all day and night in their Killer Liner 36 Hour Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil. This little magic stick will give you total control and precision, allowing you to create the sharpest killer lines that are guaranteed to last for 36 hours straight.
That's right, this eyeliner is non-flaking, transfer resistant, and waterproof, so you can keep your look intact, no matter what you're doing. Plus, it's cruelty-free, paraben-free, and vegan, so you can feel good about your purchase.
After trying the items in the May 2023 IPSY Icon Box, I had a great experience with the product selection and found some real gems that stood out to me. I absolutely fell in love with JLO BEAUTY's That JLO GLow Serum- it's given my skin an incredible radiance and glow, and I'm hooked. Though I found all of the other products to be amazing, this serum was definitely a highlight for me. As for eyeshadows, ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Soft Glam II Mini Eye Shadow Palette made every look effortless and easy, blending so seamlessly for an even finish. The line-up also included ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Brow Genius Brow Serum, EARTH HARBOR’s Glow Juice Enzyme Refining Mask, GLOW RECIPE Guava Vitamin C Bright-Eye Gel Cream, BEAUTYSTAT Universal Pro-Bio Moisture Boost Cream MAC Magic Extension 5MM Fibre Mascara and TOO FACED COSMETICS Killer Liner 36 Hour Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil. Coming in at $350 in retail value (for a small upgrade price of $58), this was an amazing box full of amazing beauty and skincare items! To make sure you get yours in time for the next season, don't procrastinate – don't miss out on the next IPSY Icon box!