IPSY Glam Bag Plus Review – May 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!)
FYI – In case you missed it, we partnered with IPSY to send some MSA Insiders the May IPSY Glam Bag Plus. We asked them to try all the products and let us know what their favorite item was. Check out this post to see what they thought too!
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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 May 2020 Review
Here is our info card complete with all of our items.
Our bag this month is a very summery blue to yellow ombre style fade, complete with a sunny yellow interior (with metallic flecks!) and coordinating zipper tassel.
Now, on to the items!
Coloured Raine Vineyard Soiree Eyeshadow Palette
Good to know: While Coloured Raine is typically made in the US, this is an IPSY collab item that was manufactured in China.
I think if I had to guess, I would say purples are totally the shade least represented in my palette collection. This assortment of 6 shades is inspired by wine and it has 2 mattes and 4 shimmers. These applied much better with my fingertip than a brush, but I found the pigment level to be good. My favorite shade was the 4th one, a wine shimmer with golden sparkles inside! I also really loved the frosty lilac color. It is the 90s in a very good way! While these could have been a little bolder, I am excited to add this to my collection.
These are so pretty.
Mudmasky Aftermask Vitamin Serum, 30 ml – Full Size! Retail Value $53.86
Many of you already know that I tend to avoid clay masks because they dry me out. I usually treat them more as a spot treatment sort of deal. This after-mask serum might change that a little! It is meant to be applied after clarifying masks with clay and provides hydration that is much needed along with seaweed extracts that nourish the skin. It is also pH-balanced and feels great on my face! I can see myself using this anytime I need a little moisture boost, after masking or not.
Wander Beauty Frame Your Face Precise Brow Gel – Retail Value $22.00
I am an avid Glossier Boybrow enthusiast, but I also sometimes like a clear gel on my brows. I generally also love Wander products, but I found this gel didn’t have the hold or sculpting power my wild crazy brows needed. My mom actually requested I be on the lookout for clear brow gel for her, so this won’t be going to waste, and it will likely work much better with her brows which have softer hair.
Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in ‘Homeslice’, 6 lm – Full Size! Retail Value $20.00
Tarte makes one of my preferred matte lips, and I am loving this peachy nude shade that arrived in my bag! It is neutral enough to feel natural but the peachy tint makes it feel special. This formula doesn’t dry my lips out like some others, but I still like layering a little balm on top for a more satin finish.
Pretty, pretty, pretty!
Girlactik Skin Glow Duo in ‘Sunset’, 8 g – Full Size! Retail Value $26.00
Finally, our last item is by a brand I like more and more as I try items from them. US-made Girlactik has some really great formulas and these creamy sheer highlighters are no exception. These pack a ton of sparkle, so a little goes a long way. I like to use them on a bare face to add dimension and shine to my cheekbones, the tip of my nose, and above my cupid’s bow. I also thought they were gorgeous on my eyelids and collarbones. One color is more of a nude light and the other is a pale peach shade with golden shimmer inside. Both also smell wonderful!
Really liking this sheer creamy wash of shimmer.
Verdict: This month’s IPSY Glam Bag Plus has a value of at least $121.86 even without the value of the Coloured Raine palette which I couldn’t locate/verify. This is pretty great for a $25 box! I liked that it was a nice mix of familiar brands and new ones, and I am especially into the high-value Mudmasky serum. The palette was full of pretty shades, the lipstick looks great with my complexion, and the cream highlighters were awesome! I am less into the clear brow gel, but that is mostly the fault of my eyebrows, and not the product itself. All in all, this was a fun and well rounded Plus bag with great value.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You’ll likely start with May as your first month. As of publication, there was no IPSY waitlist!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $25 meaning each item has an average cost of $5.00.
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What do you think of the May IPSY Glam Bag Plus? Which items did you get?