Ipsy Glam Bag Plus Review – September 2018
Ipsy Glam Bag Plus is a $25 a month new subscription option from Ipsy. Every month you’ll receive 5 full-sized beauty products. The box will have a retail value of at least $120. And you’ll receive an actual makeup bag once a quarter.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. FYI – this first box was available to a limited amount of people selected by Ipsy for the first round, but some subscribers will get the option to upgrade their subscription to Ipsy Glam Bag Plus starting with the October box. I wanted to review it since there are so many questions about this subscription and to give you an idea of what you can expect. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Ipsy Glam Bag Plus
The Cost: $25 a month (free shipping)
The Products: Full-size makeup and beauty products every month. (Plus a bonus makeup bag once every 3 boxes!)
Ships to: US
Delivered via: USPS
Each quarter, Ipsy Glam Bag plus subscribers will get a premium makeup bag in addition to their 5 items. (That means you’ll receive a box of 5 beauty items every month, but a glam bag only once every 3 boxes.)
This one is a beautiful faux blush suede with burgundy accents. And there’s an outside card pocket:
Here I am holding it to give you a better sense of scale:
This box also comes with a card detailing the items included:
Now, on to the items!
Morphe 15H Happy Hour Eyeshadow Palette – Retail Value $15
This palette is a mix of warm browns and peaches in matte and shimmer finishes. Excellent pigment, and easy to blend, too. Very impressive for a $15 palette!
(Swatched in lower photo.)
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Risque – Retail Value $29
I love tarte and I love their blush, so this is a stellar subscription box item for me! The formula is ingredient conscious, highly pigmented, and goes on so smoothly. It has a matte finish, and you can easily build color. (Plus there’s no fallout with this powder, and it stays put once it’s applied!)
Here it is swatched beneath the eyeshadow palette:
Sunday Riley C.E.O. Moisturizer – Retail Value $65
This moisturizer is designed to help hydrate skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It has the subtle sweet citrus scent of CEO products that I love, the hydration is amazing without being greasy – I love this cream! (And you can use it day and night.)
Buxom Lash Mascara – Retail Value $22
I’ve yet to find a Buxom mascara that I didn’t love, and this one continues that streak. It’s great! The formula doesn’t clump at all, and it provides good volume and length. On the drama scale of 1-10, I’d give this about a 7. It’s a little more natural looking than some high-impact mascaras, and it’s perfect for everyday use for me.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream – Mini Size (75 ml) Retail Value $20
If you haven’t tried Bum Bum cream yet, it’s pretty amazing. First, the Pistachio + Salted Caramel fragrance is amazing! The formula absorbs quickly, is super moisturizing, and has the added benefit of making your skin look tighter – perfect for legs!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $149 not counting the makeup bag. AMAZING for a $25 box! If Ipsy can keep this up every month, I think this will be one of the most popular beauty subscription boxes! I love the mix of makeup and skincare, too.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but current Ipsy subscribers may be eligible to upgrade their subscription with the October box. (If you signed up for the early access waitlist by 9/7, you will be among the first to receive a Glam Bag Plus box. The ipsyCare team will reach out to everyone individually about what to expect next.)
Good to know: Ipsy sends out variations. But Glam Bag Plus subscriptions will have fewer variation options than the standard $10 Ipsy Glam Bag.
What do you think of the September Ipsy Glam Bag Plus? Are you going to upgrade when you get the option?