Ipsy Glam Bag Plus Review – October 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.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (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
Check out all of my Ipsy Glam Bag Plus reviews!
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.
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!
EYEKO Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $22
This is a pitch black, precise liquid eyeliner. Easy to use, and that’s good because it is smudge-proof as soon as it sets!
(Swatched in lower photo.)
SMASHBOX COSMETICS Cover Shot Eye Palette in Bold Glitter – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $29
I have a ton of palettes thanks to subscription boxes, but I don’t have any like this! Every shade is packed with pigment and glitter! And it’s surprisingly pretty easy to blend out, too.
(Swatched in lower photo.)
MORPHE High Impact Highlighter in Extra – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $14
This highlighter is a peachy gold, with lots of micro shimmer. I swatched it with a heavy hand below so you could see the color and shimmer, but one soft brush stroke is the perfect subtle highlight application for me!
Here it is swatched beneath the eyeliner and the palette:
Those eyeshadow colors!
PURLISSE Blue Lotus Seed Mud Mask + Exfoliant – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $48
I’ve sampled a lot of Purlisse over the years, but this mask is actually new to me! You apply a thin layer, let it dry (about 10 minutes), then remove with water in circular motions. (The mask has fine exfoliant particles, so you benefit from those when you remove it!)
I loved how clean and smooth my skin felt after removing it, and it was gentle on my skin, too.
LXMI Pure Nilotica Melt Nourishing Balm-to-Oil – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $28
This balm is just one ingredient: 100% organic cold-pressed Nilotica Fruit Butter. I’ve sampled this brand before and liked it, so I was excited to see this in the box. The formula is a thick balm (you have to work to get it out of the tube!) and a little goes a long way, so it should last me for a while. It takes a bit of time to absorb, but I love that it didn’t have a greasy finish some balms can have.
It’s great for any dry skin (elbows, cuticles, ankles, etc.) and also works as an overnight mask.
TARTE Maneater Voluptuous Mascara – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $23
I didn’t think tarte could do any better than their Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara (my all-time favorite), but this one is a serious contender. It has a short-bristle brush which allows you to get really close to the lash line, and the lash definition is amazing! I applied multiple layers to get the volume + length I wanted and had zero clumping issues. Tarte, you’ve done it again!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $164 not counting the makeup bag. I think that’s amazing for a $25 box! And this is one of those boxes where I liked everything even more after I tried it, so I’m very happy with the selections this month. (I pay full price for tarte mascara if I have to, so this is essentially like getting everything else in the box for $2!)
FYI – Every subscriber received 6 products this month from this list of 8. So your Glam Bag Plus box may vary slightly from mine.
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 November. If you want an Ipsy Glam Bag Plus subscription, get on the waitlist here.
What do you think of the October Ipsy Glam Bag Plus? Which items did you get? (If anyone got the POPSUGAR Lip Balm, let me know if you recommend it!)