Ipsy Glam Bag Plus Review – April 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 April 2020 Review
Here is our info card complete with all of our items.
Our bag this month is a pretty pale mint color covered in abstract flowers. The zipper has a really cute branded wooden pull ring, too.
Now, on to the items!
Ciaté London Triple Shot XXL Mascara, 8 ml – Full Size! Retail Value $22.00
I am not too excited for a black mascara, but they do arrive in boxes pretty frequently. This one worked really beautifully on my lashes, giving them loads of length and a nice amount of volume, but not really much curl. My only real complaint is that there were some little tiny clumps when I used it, but you did have to be really looking to see them.
Lavido 2 in 1 Purifying Facial Mask and Exfoliator, 50 ml – Full Size! Retail Value $36.00
The first thing I noticed about this product was that it had this really nice natural scent that reminded me of clay and an herb garden. I liked it a lot! This is a two-part sort of deal, providing both exfoliating and mask benefits. Simply rub it onto your skin in circular motions then leave on for about 15 minutes. Once you wash it away your skin looks really bright from the exfoliation but also feels great because the mask was moisturizing.
Shaina B. Cosmetics Mini Miami Blush and Highlight Palette – Retail Value $20.00
I love blush. Even as someone with a redder skin tone, it is probably my favorite makeup product. This palette has 4 different shades inside. The first is a champagne shimmer highlighter, follower by a whisper soft pink highlighter. There is also a gorgeous matte blush and a shimmer blush. All of these applied so well with a fluffy brush and give a very diffused natural effect to my skin. I also love how large each pan is because my bigger fluffy brushes have plenty of room to dip!
These are really pretty! Top to bottom: Sugar Bomb, Guava Glow, Rosa, and Bricknell.
Céla Creme The Very Best Crème Rose, 4 oz – Full Size! Retail Value $39.00
I have tried another cream from this brand and loved it, but sadly the scent of this version did absolutely nothing for me. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE rose scents. Big time! This was more of a fruity floral that just didn’t jive with my sniffer. It was just too sweet and the notes of apples and peaches totally drowned out any real rose scent. The good news is that this stuff feels amazing on your hands and the packaging is gorgeous, so if you end up liking the smell more than I did, this is such a great addition this month for you!
tarte Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner in ‘Black’, 0.11 g – Full Size! Retail Value $24.00
Finally, our last item is a black eyeliner pen. I was totally underwhelmed at first, even though this is one of my favorite cosmetic brands, but then I noticed this is double-ended and has a creamy pencil on one side and a marker-style liquid tip on the other. That is pretty freaking practical! I tested both out and was surprised that the cream was significantly more waterproof than the marker, though both were gloriously dark and smooth.
I like that this has both cream and liquid options. Very smart!
Verdict: This box has a value of $141.00 which is great for a $25 box. Was it the most exciting Ipsy Plus bag I have ever opened? No. I wish there had been items other than black mascara and eyeliner. But the ones they sent were solid, so that is something! The cream would have been a home run with a different smell, and I have to say I loved the exfoliator-mask combo. The palette was the high point for me personally. I can never have enough blush.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You’ll likely start with April 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:
- Ciaté London Mascara $3.90
- Lavido Exfoliator $6.38
- Shaina B Palette $3.55
- Céla Cream $6.91
- tarte Eyeliner $4.26
Alternatively, each item has an average cost of $5.00.
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What do you think of the April Ipsy Glam Bag Plus? Which items did you get?