Why I quit Ipsy and Birchbox
The two main reasons I cancelled my subscriptions to both are these:
1. Never really getting a "personalized" selection of products. In both services you fill out a profile about yourself, that is suppose to help you receive products that are suited to what you like. I repeatedly said NO perfumes and continued to get them.
I tended to get make-up products that seemed suited for a teenager. Young, glittery eye shadows, glittery highlighters, and Barbie, bubble gum pink lip products. So I ended up with a drawer full of unused, unwanted make-up.
2. Obscure brands. Now I don't mind trying new products and brands-there are many that I would like to try, but with these subscriptions you get brands, not only that you've never heard of, but a lot of foreign brands. Now my problem (and worry) about that is that you never know what you're really getting, and putting on your face. I'm sure other countries have different regulations (or not) about what they can put in their products, some may have no regulations like the FDA we have here in the U.S.
So, for me, spending the $10.00-$20.00 a month is a waste. I could just save up the money and try a product that I've been wanting to try, or just try another subscription service altogether.
FYI: I'm checking out a new subscription service called "Beauty DNA", which I should get this week. Stay tuned!