Ipsy Glam Bag Plus Review – March 2020
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 Ipsy Glam Bag Plus
The Subscription Box: Ipsy Glam Bag Plus
The Cost: $25 a month (free US shipping)
The Products: Full-size makeup and beauty products every month.
Ships to: The US for free and Canada for $2.95
Our Ipsy Glam Bag Plus March 2020 Review
Here is our info card complete with all of our items.
Our bag this month is a mix of neon yellow, teal, and pale blush faux leather with envelope-style closure.
Now, on to the items!
The Coffee Scrub Coconut Body Scrub, 50 g – Retail Value $21.99
The first time you open this: beware! Tap the top a few times or prepare for coconut and coffee-scented explosion, complete with coffee ground confetti. This stuff literally looks just like coffee straight out of a bag and it is a pretty awesome exfoliator (although, messy!). The grounds themselves create a nice exfoliation buffing sensation while the coconut oil leaves your skin hydrated. I liked using this on my legs in the shower. It smelled really great and left them feeling silky smooth. This mostly made up for the rinsing I had to do to get all the leftovers out of my shower when I was done.
theBalm Cosmetics Autobalm GRL PWDR Cheek Palette – Full Size! Retail Value $26.50
I am a blush enthusiast, even though I am kind of ruddy naturally. There is something I just love about getting rid of all my natural redness with concealers and foundations then putting a better version of my rosy cheeks back on top, complete with a little extra shimmer! This is a set of three matte options in a peach, berry mauve, and warmer pink bronze. You can mix and match them and then even use the 5th shade to turn it into a shimmer finish. All arrive in a very cute compact!
Top to bottom: Houston St, Bourbon St, Bleeker St, and Fifth Ave
(MALIN+GOETZ) Revitalizing Eye Gel, 15 ml – Full Size! Retail Value $42.00
I tend to hoard eye creams because I am really concerned about my undereye skin and its tendency to be really, really dry. This was a new one for me, and I was interested in how it was more of a gel than a cream. This made application a breeze and also had a nice cooling effect. The included card suggests tossing it into the fridge for a little bit before application which added even more chill factor and depuffing power. The power players here are soy peptides that brighten skin, botanical extracts which soothe and soften, and diamond powder for some help evening out skin tone.
Seraphine Botanicals Luna Liner Water-Resistant Liquid Eyeliner, 2 g – Retail Value $18.00
Black eyeliner is a bit of a snooze product for me, but at least this one is from a brand I really like! It is a true black and has a thicker marker tip. It is water-resistant, vegan, and cruelty free!
Dark black, little bit of sheen.
Complex Culture Precision Concealer Brush – Retail Value $26.00
This is the 3rd or 4th brush I have gotten from this brand (all have been different!) and I absolutely love them! They are so gorgeous to look at and the brush heads are so fluffy and dense. They pick up and blend product like a dream. This brush is really unique because the head is a triangular wedge shape, perfect for applying makeup under your eye area with great coverage that also covers the little corners and crannies. I love how easy it is to create a soft and crease-free finish.
Yensa Super 8 Lip Oil in ‘Pink Shine’, 6.8 ml – Full Size! Retail Value $28.00
I have had a pretty good run with lip oils. They speak to my love of glossy lips while still looking super low-key. This one also is very nourishing, which is just another win. The sheer pink is downright lovely! The formula has a slightly sweet scent which is pleasant, and the finish is nonstick. I consider this a win.
Verdict: This box has a value of $162.39 which is awesome for a $25 box. That is a mighty good deal! There were some great items in my Plus Bag this month. My favorites? The blush palette, concealer brush, and the eye gel. I was less crazy about the coffee scrub and eyeliner, but the rest of the bag more than made up for those items, at least for me!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You’ll likely start with March as your first month. As of publication, there was no Ipsy waitlist!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $25. Here is approximately what you are paying per product:
- The Coffee Scrub $3.38
- theBalm Blush Palette $4.08
- (MALIN+GOETZ) Eye Gel $6.46
- Seraphine Botanicals Luna Liner $2.77
- Complex Culture Brush $4.00
- Yensa Lip Oil $4.31
Alternatively, each item has an average cost of $4.17.
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What do you think of the March Ipsy Glam Bag Plus? Which items did you get?