Ipsy Glam Bag Plus Review – December 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.
(FYI – moving forward, this subscription will not include a bag.)
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. Ships to: US
Delivered via: USPS
Check out all of my Ipsy Glam Bag Plus reviews!
This box also comes with a card detailing the items included:
Now, on to the items!
First, the bag!
This bag/clutch features reversible sequins in navy blue and silver:
And it has a zipper closure:
I love sequins + sparkle for the holidays, and I like that this bag is just as sparkly as the $10 glam bag, but still different!
One thing to call out, though – this is the last bag Ipsy will be sending in their Glam Bag Plus subscription.
ESTÉE LAUDER Pure Color Love Lipstick in Flash Chill – Retail Value $22.50
First, this lipstick tube is gorgeous! And I was pleasantly surprised by the formula, too. This looks like a bright orangey red in the tube, but it actually applies somewhat sheer. It has a satin finish, with a somewhat subtle shimmer throughout. I think this would make an excellent lip topper to layer on top of your favorite liquid lipstick for a change. Or you can use it solo.
LANCÔME Le Monochromatique in A La Mode – Retail Value $25
This creamy pressed powder is my favorite discovery in the box! It’s so pigmented, the micro-shimmer is gorgeous, and it’s easy to blend, too.
Lancome designed these to be used for eyes, lips, and cheeks, but for this shade and my skin tone, only eyes will work.
(Swatched in lower photo.)
SMITH & CULT Book of Eyes Palette in Mannequin Moves – Retail Value $44
This palette features a quad of champagne and mocha colored hues:
This is a lovely little palette of shimmers + mattes, and the pigment is great throughout. The colors are very wearable for me, too. (P.S. If you aren’t familiar with this brand, you may think your palette arrived dented, but that’s actually the design!)
Here are all the shades swatched beneath the lipstick and the Lancome Le Monochromatique :
F.A.R.A.H BRUSHES Gold Face Brush Trio – Retail Value $34?
This set of brushes features gold metal handles, and super soft synthetic bristles.
Here is a closer look at each brush:
Large Powder Brush 50F
This brush is designed for loose overal powder application like setting powder.
Large Angled Contour 30F
This brush has angled bristles for a more precise application. It’s great for blush, highlighter, bronzer, etc. And it can be used with cream or powder/wet or dry.
Stippler Brush 40F
This brush can be used with dry or liquid makeup (think foundation) and the densely packed surface helps give you a flawless finish.
111SKIN Vitamin C Brightening Booster – Retail Value $180
This skin treatment is so lightweight – it feels like water! It absorbs almost instantly, or you can blend it with the moisturizer of your choice! The formula is designed to help diminish dark spots and make your skin look brighter and healthier.
I LOVE that ipsy included a full-size of such a pricey skincare item. This line is one of the brands I always notice on the Net-A-Porter Beauty section, and have wanted to try! So far, I love how quickly it absorbs and it was gentle on my skin. Hopefully, by the time I finish this bottle my skin’s appearance has improved.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $305.50. I think that’s AMAZING for a $25 box! And 4 out of the 5 items each had a retail value at or over the cost of the entire box! 3 makeup items, 1 set of brushes, and a skincare item is a good mix of items for me, too.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? If you want an Ipsy Glam Bag Plus subscription, get on the waitlist here.
What do you think of the December Ipsy Glam Bag Plus? Which items did you get?