Ipsy Glam Bag Plus Review – June 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 June 2019 Review
Now, on to the items!
JOLII COSMETICS Luxe Crème Matte Trio in Scuro, Lilla & Amore, 2.5 ml each – Retail Value $54.00
When I read the spoilers for this month, I thought these might be minis because it seems crazy to get a set of three full-sized lippies. They are indeed full size and the colors are gorgeous! My favorite would 100% be Lilla, the PERFECT smoked lavender for my skin tone. I also loved Scuro, a deep purple wine, though it might be a bit too dark for summer. The final shade is Amore, a bright, classic red. Unlike many matte liquid lipsticks out there, these somehow maintain a velvet finish that never completely dries down, meaning my lips don’t get uncomfortable and flaky. I also tried a gloss on top which worked really well, especially if you don’t love a matte finish.
Top to bottom: Lilla, Scuro, and Amore
SUNDAY RILEY C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream, 1.7 oz – Retail Value $65.00
Good to Know: ipsters who get this bag are guaranteed the item above OR the 111SKIN Vitamin C Brightening Booster ($180.00 value).
Yaaaaaas. It is always a good day when I get a Sunday Riley product. My skin loves this brand! I already own both the C.E.O. Oil and the C.E.O. Serum, and use them regularly. I have noticed much brighter looking skin from these products, even when my face is dry and cranky. Vitamin C is a wonderful ingredient to add to any anti-aging routine because it helps your overall skin texture and boosts collagen production, which then minimizes those pesky fine lines. This formula is on the heavier side, but it does absorb quickly, leaving behind a velvety finish with no film or greasiness.
Tetris x ipsy ‘Game On’ 6 Eyeshadow Palette, 13.5 g – Listed Value $24.00
Good to Know: This is one of two possible palette variations you might see in your bag! Want more Tetris x ipsy deets? Check out my review of the full collection (and my eye palette makeup looks!) here.
This was my favorite palette from the entire collection, so I am happy to see it again! There is something so appealing about the mix of totally wearable neutral shes with the bolder mustard yellow and saturated navy. This palette can deliver natural workday appropriate lids or something bolder and more artistic with ease. The shadows have a ton of pigment and blend easily.
From top to bottom: Game Changer (matte), Game Day, Game Night, Stack It Up (matte), Block Party, Game Over (matte).
Generation Clay Purifying Pink Clay Mask, 2.1 fl oz – Retail Value $29.00
If you read my reviews, you likely already know this is not my type of product. I have super dry skin and anything with clay is a big no-no for me. My husband, on the other hand, has oily skin so he was our test subject for this mask. It does go on a true pale pink (much to my delight and Will’s disdain) but as it dries it turns more of a cream/white color, so you know when it is ready to be washed off. In a show of solidarity, I tried a patch on the back of my hand so we would have two opinions on this. Will thought it was extremely drying, which he loved. I thought the same, but for me, this was not a selling point. Both of us thought that it made our skin feel really tight. I think if you have oily skin and are concerned about cleansing and minimizing your pores, you will probably love this. If you are like me and you are already dry as a desert, this will make your skin feel even more parched and tight and send you running for your most powerful moisturizer.
Pixi by Petra Lash Lift Mascara, 0.28 oz – Retail Value $18.00
This mascara is interesting. It features a big hollow brush with a second tony brush nestled inside like some sort of eyelash wand Russian nesting doll. You can access them each separately with different twistable handle pats. At first, I thought this felt a little gimmicky, but I have loved nearly everything I have tried from this brand so I decided to give it a go. I like the formula of the mascara more than the brush itself, it is really glossy and a true black. The larger brush did a fine job coating most of my lashes and I used the smaller for the shorter hairs and corners of my eye. I am not super conscious about coating every lash, so I feel that this fancy brush might be wasted on me, but if you are more of a lash perfectionist, this might be a really fun option for you.
Verdict: This box has a value of $190.00 which is incredible for a $25 box. I would have been happy paying $25 for just the Sunday Riley cream! I loved the liquid lipsticks and the Tetris palette is still one of my favorite color combos in any palette I have gotten this year so far. The clay mask was not my thing at all, though Will might use it ever so often. The mascara was a solid addition, though not super exciting. Even though I wasn’t in love with everything this month, I can’t deny the massive value in this box and I am more than happy with it.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: This box cost $25. Here is approximately what you are paying per product:
- Jolii Liquid Lipstick Trio $7.11
- Sunday Riley C.E.O. Cream $8.55
- Tetris x ipsy Palette $3.15
- Generation Clay Mask $3.82
- pixi by Petra Mascara $2.37
Alternatively, each item has an average cost of $5.00.
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What do you think of the June Ipsy Glam Bag Plus? Which items did you get?