Ipsy Glam Bag Plus Review – May 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!)
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About the Ipsy Glam Bag Plus
The 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
Our Ipsy Glam Bag Plus May 2019 Review
Now, on to the items!
Illamasque Lip Contouring Pencil in ‘Lust’, 1.4 g – Retail Value $21.00
We received two lipliners in this box. This first shade (Lust) is a very pretty darker mauve with berry undertones. The formula glides on effortlessly and stayed in place for a few hours before I noticed any real movement. This is a great color for someone like myself who loves pink lipsticks.
Illamasque Lip Contouring Pencil in ‘Media’, 1.4 g – Retail Value $21.00
This color was actually very similar to the other just lighter. Colorwise, it was another win for me personally, as I love pinks. It might have been nice to see a little more variety between the two shades, but I can’t complain because I will absolutely use both! The formula was identical, as was the staying power.
Wander Beauty Wandress Seascape Eyeshadow Palette, 9.4 g – Retail Value $25.00
This palette is beach themed and exceptionally sparkly! There is actually only one matte shade in the bunch (Sand Dollar) and it is a very pretty warm brown/tan. The other shades are inspired by the ocean, and include champagne (Champagne Harbor), rose gold (sea salt), copper (Golden Reef), pale green (Sea Foam), and a striking blue (Coastal). The pigment is great and they are incredibly smooth.
Go-To Face Hero, 1 fl oz – Retail Value $34.00
I have never tried anything by this brand so that was exciting. The packaging couldn’t be cuter, covered with quirky instructions and funny notes about the formula. This oil is a blend of 10 different skin-loving oils, including Buriti, almond, jojoba, and macadamia. It doesn’t absorb as quickly as some other oils, but the hydration effect is worth it. It also smells delightfully sweet. Use this before bed to wake up with glowing skin.
YENSA Tone Up Primer Essential Glow, 1 fl oz – Retail Value $35.00
Some of you may know that I have been on a quest for the perfect summer skin replacement for foundation. You all recommended some amazing BB and CC creams as well as some tinted primers too! This item falls into that latter category and it might just end up in my summer rotation. Although it looks flesh colored straight out of the tube, it goes on with no noticeable color but does somehow bring a glow to my face. There is no shimmer or sparkle, so I think this glow is from the formula evening out my skin tone. It has a soft semi-matte finish and smells very clean. It also has some really great ingredients (squalane, shea, seaweed, etc) that make my skin feel hydrated and happy!
IL MAKIAGE Icon High Volume & Intense Curl Mascara, 6 ml – Retail Value $25.00
I don’t really need more mascara right now but are any of us not constantly searching for the next holy grail lash-loving mascara? This wasn’t HG for me, but I didn’t dislike it. It gave my lashes length but not a ton of volume. The bush is one of those silicone bristle types, which can be super hit or miss for me personally. It wasn’t clumpy and stayed on my lashes all day.
Verdict: This box has a value of $161.00. That is pretty fantastic for a $25 box filled with full-sized products. I think the variety was a little off for me this round. I would have liked maybe one lip pencil instead of two similar ones and might have preferred to not get mascara. Otherwise, I really thought the palette was stunning and I loved the oil. The primer was the major standout item for me personally, and I can’t wait to use it as the days get hotter! This is a great value box and I recommend it for anyone looking for an affordable assortment of well-curated full-size items.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: This box cost $25. Here is approximately what you are paying per product:
- Illamasqua Lip Pencil ‘Lust’ $3.26
- Illamasqua Lip Pencil ‘Media’ $3.26
- Wander Beauty Palette $3.88
- Go-To Oil $5.28
- YENSA Primer $5.43
- IL MAKIAGE Mascara $3.88
Alternatively, each item has an average cost of $4.17.
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What do you think of the May Ipsy Glam Bag Plus? Which items did you get?