Ipsy Glam Bag Plus Review – August 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 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: The US
Delivered via: DHL, or FedEx + USPS
Our Ipsy Glam Bag Plus August 2019 Review
Now, on to the items!
theBalm Cosmetics In the Balm of Your Hand Greatest Hits Volume 2, 19.77 g – Retail Value $32.00
Even though I often find some of the names of theBalm items a little *cringe* I always like their formulas and the focus on more natural and incredibly wearable shades. A palette like this is exactly the sort that I would regularly reach for. In fact, the only shade I wouldn’t use would be the bronzer! I like that a little highlighter was included too, meaning this is a nice palette for taking on trips if I don’t feel like bringing along a bunch of separate items to make sure I have blush, eyeshadow, and shimmer covered.
The eyeshadows top to bottom: Matt Reed, Firm, Alice Cooper, Matt Russon, and the Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter.
Top to bottom: Bahama Mama bronzer, Downboy, Fratboy, and Houndstooth
F.A.R.A.H. Brushes Show Me Magic Brush Set – Retail Value $50.00
The handles on these brushes are lovely and crystal inspired! I do have to say that $50 feels a little spendy for them, but I am quite biased from loving my MorpheMe brushes. These are all synthetic bristles and they are really dense and fluffy!
Smith & Cult Nail Polish in ‘Forever Fades Fast’, 14 ml – Retail Value $18.00
I am a Smith & Cult junkie, and whenever I get anything from this brand in a box I am really, really happy! They have such a unique look to them and I find that enjoy the formulas. This nail polish is a beautiful ballet pink that is very girly but also understated and neutral. The coverage is also pretty good too! In the image below I used three coats to cover my dark navy gel polish.
Note to self: No more dark gel polish!
AHAVA Hydration Cream Mask, 3.4 fl oz – Retail Value $33.00
This is not my favorite brand in general, but I actually did really like this product. It is a mask you can wash off or choose to leave on, meaning when I fall asleep in it and forget to wash off, my face is still ok the next day! It is specifically meant for dry skin, which suits me perfectly, especially with colder months coming up. Keeping dry patches at bay is always a struggle! It has a very soft clean scent.
Purlisse Blue Lotus Essential Daily Moisturizer SPF 30, 1.7 fl oz – Retail Value $45.00
Finally, our last item is a daily moisturizer with SPF 30. I wear sunscreen every single day and I like formulas like this that are lightweight and don’t leave that filmy feeling of sunscreen behind. This cream absorbs easily and leaves your skin with enough moisture to look great while still being a great base for makeup. It has a very light scent that I had a hard time placing.
Verdict: This box has a value of $178.00 which is great for a $25 box. I thought my assortment was really solid, and I can’t say anything was a ‘miss’ this month. The palette was perfectly in line with my makeup shade preferences and I enjoyed the two skincare-focused items. I will never complain about a Smith & Cult product and the brushes were also very pretty and of good quality. This box always delivers on value, and continues to be one of my top choices, especially if you are a sucker for full-size goodies!
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: This box cost $25. Here is approximately what you are paying per product:
- theBalm Palette $4.49
- F.A.R.A.H. Brush set $7.02
- Smith & Cult Polish $2.53
- AHAVA Mask $4.63
- Purlisse SPF 30 Moisturizer $6.32
Alternatively, each item has an average cost of $5.00.
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What do you think of the August Ipsy Glam Bag Plus? Which items did you get?