Ipsy Glam Bag Plus Review – July 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: DHL, or FedEx + USPS
Our Ipsy Glam Bag Plus July 2019 Review
Now, on to the items!
IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara in ‘Super Black’, 9 ml – Retail Value $24.00
Another day, another mascara! My collection is really impressive. Luckily (or unluckily?) I have eyelashes that are like chameleons. One day, they are great! Another day, the mascara that was perfect the day before looks terrible. Sometimes one eye looks incredible, while the other set of lashes is just like.. missing for the day or something. Where do eyelashes go on those days where they are MIA? Sometimes I feel like I should put up Missing Lashes fliers on my local telephone poles. I have never tried this brand’s mascara so that was a plus! It was a solid formula and coated my lashes well, giving them both length and definition. Was it groundbreaking? No. But it earned a place in my stash.
Touch in Sol Pretty Filter Waterfall Glow Cream, 1.76 oz – Retail Value $34.00
I wanted so badly to love this cream. The packaging is gorgeous, I loved the gel-like formula, and it was a pretty shade of pale pink! It also has hyaluronic acid, so you know it is a moisture bomb. I thought the lightweight formula might be great for summer daytime use, but the finish was just so sticky on my face. It felt more like a layer of film than a product that had truly absorbed well. If it was heavier, I might consider using it at night (when I don’t give two figs about tackiness!) but I need more moisture while I sleep.
YENSA Tone Up Primer Essential Glow, 1 fl oz – Retail Value $35.00
I just received this back in my May Ipsy GBP so I was a little disappointed to see it again so soon. Don’t get me wrong, I really, really like this product. It evens out my skin tone just enough for a no foundation look, though it also works beautifully under concealer, foundation, and powder. It is also pretty hydrating for a primer and feels like nothing on my skin. I don’t want to sound like I am complaining about getting a repeat item that I would likely want to buy again, because I’m not. I think I just get really excited about new products from this sub.
Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette in ‘Bronze Sands’ – Retail Value $45.00
This palette is SO freaking pretty. Like, stunning. I love Huda Beauty and I have had really good luck with her items I have gotten in boxes. This palette might be a little too warm for me in its entirety, but let’s go through some more factual observations before we dive into that. This quad is composed of one cream and 3 powders. The cream is a base to apply before the other shades. It is kind of like a strobe cream made of gold. The three powders are for setting, sculpting, and flushing. The only real issue I have with this palette is the cream formula because it is just way too gold/warm for me. I think I am going to treat it like a cream eyeshadow instead. I can make the other three shades work as long as I use an extremely light hand. I probably would have benefitted from the lighter version of this palette, but these colors are so gorgeous I am willing to make it work for me.
Top to bottom: Barbados (cream), Maldives, Aruba, Bora Bora.
Pixi by Petra Glow Mist, 2.7 fl oz – Retail Value $20.00
Finally, our last item is one I like very, very much. I am a big fan of keeping a mist of some sort in my purse for multiple reasons, the most important being hydration and dewiness. This mist is a mix of aloe, propolis, and other skin-loving ingredients. I like to spritz it on throughout the day when my dry skin starts looking a little dull and find that it gives my face a little pick-me-up while refreshing my minimal makeup.
Verdict: This box has a value of $162.00 which is incredible for a $25 box. This box is always worth it for me, even with the misses. How can I complain about that value? My favorite items would be the primer, the Huda quad palette, and the mist spray. Those three items alone total $100, which I would still be thrilled with for this inexpensive sub. The mascara is useful, if not exciting, and the cream will go to a friend who I hope will have better luck than I did.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: This box cost $25. Here is approximately what you are paying per product:
- IT Cosmetics Mascara $3.70
- Touch in Sol Glow Cream $5.86
- YENSA Primer $5.40
- Huda Beauty Palette $6.94
- Pixi Mist $3.09
Alternatively, each item has an average cost of $5.00.
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What do you think of the July Ipsy Glam Bag Plus? Which items did you get?