Ipsy Glam Bag Plus Review – April 2019
Ipsy Glam Bag Plus is a $25 a month subscription box from Ipsy. Every month you’ll receive 5 full-sized beauty products. The box will have a retail value of at least $120. (This box was voted as a best makeup subscription box and a best beauty subscription box by MSA readers!)
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!
Benefit High Brow Pencil – Retail Value $22
After falling in love with Benefit’s Shy Beam in my last Ipsy Glam Bag Plus, I was more than pleased to see another Benefit item this month!
This highlighter pencil is soft, creamy, and so easy to blend. The color is a soft pink with a matte finish. It’s great for a subtle highlight under your brow, and very easy to blend out with a brush or just your finger. I love that it’s super easy to use and doesn’t look like I’m wearing makeup, too. It’s now part of my daily makeup routine! (Swatched in lower photo.)
Lovecraft Beauty Blush Palette – Retail Value $39
I have to be honest, I was surprised that this retails for $39 because the packaging doesn’t seem reflective of that price point. (I’m thinking of tarte packaging/prices as a comparison.) But minor packaging thoughts aside, I really liked these formulas. The colors are all matte (which is generally my preference for both blush and bronzer), and wow – they are pigment-packed! I recommend using a very light hand in applying – a little goes a long way!
(Swatched in lower photo.)
Laura Sanchez Moods Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette – Retail Value $35
Two palettes in one box = impressive! 👏 This one has some BOLD colors, and while I don’t often reach for those kinds of eyeshadows, I really appreciate that ipsy is mixing it up every month. (As much as I love a neutral brown palette, I don’t want one every single month!)
And if you aren’t loving the bold eyeshadow colors, the good news is that this palette also includes two highlighter shades, and the pink eyeshadows can double as blushes!
The pigment is good throughout, and the shimmers really stand out. Here is the palette swatched beneath the Benefit pencil and the blush palette:
I wore the two brown matte shades today and found that they stayed put all day.
Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes – Retail Value $55
This item alone is worth the cost of the box for me! Goldfaden is a great skincare brand that is also ingredient-conscious, so I was thrilled to see this in the box!
This eye cream is designed to reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines. I’ve been using it day and night for about a week now, and I really like how gentle it is on my skin. It’s hydrating and lightweight enough to use before makeup, too.
Paris Hilton ProD.N.A. Dual-Action Cleansing Gel – Retail Value $29
I knew Paris Hilton was still releasing new fragrances but did not know she had a skincare line, too. This cleanser is gentle, foaming, and didn’t leave my skin feeling dried out. The scent is light and fresh (I think I detected cucumber) and I’ll finish the tube. Would I buy it in the future? No – nothing outstanding in the formula for me, but it’s a solid addition to the box when to be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect from her brand.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $180! I think that’s incredible for a $25 box that sends only full-size items! I think Ipsy Glam Bag Plus is one of (if not the best) beauty subscription boxes right now. I’ll use everything in this box, but the stand out items for me are the Benefit highlighter pencil and the Goldfaden eye cream.
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 April Ipsy Glam Bag Plus? Which items did you get?