IPSY Glam Bag Plus Review – July 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 June 2020 Review
Here is our info card complete with all of our items.
Our bag this month is lilac vinyl with a powdery finish. It features a very nostalgic palm tree travel design.
Now, on to the items!
Salmon Vgene Hydro Active Eye Cream, 25 mL
I couldn’t find this stuff sold from a site that I can personally vouch for, but I did scan the ingredients and see some goodies: green tea extract, niacinamide, ceramides, squalane, collagen, and more. Little bit of alcohol on the tail end of the list, but not all alcohols are drying and sometimes they are in there for texture or viscosity. I actually liked the feel here too because it was kind of like a heavier gel-cream that was cooling and absorbed well. It certainly added instant smoothness and hydration to my skin.
tarte SEA Surfer Curl Volumizing Mascara, 9 mL – Retail Value $23.00
I really wanted to love this mascara because I like tarte in general, but this left weird little micro clumps all over my lashes that quickly started to flake off. They weren’t noticeable to anyone but me, but I have used better formulas for sure. This kind of surprises me because I really like this brand. Might just be the one product that really doesn’t do much for me.
Playa New Day Mist 3-in-1 Styler Refresh, 5.4 fl oz – Retail Value $24.00
This was my choice item!
Sure, this is a dupe for me. But it was a dupe of my own doing! I LOVE this stuff. It’s great for me because I wash my hair like every 3rd day but I often need a little refresh and volume in between. A few spritzes of this mist on my hair (I flip my head upside down) and it looks refreshed, volumized, and beachy. And the scent is so good! It’s beachy, but not tropical, with notes of neroli, sandalwood, just a touch of coconut, and musk. I get asked what perfume I am wearing all the time!
IL MAKIAGE Color Boss Multi-Dimensional Eye Color in ‘Shopaholic’, 2.5 g – Retail Value $29.00
I am always a little skeptical with eyeshadow singles. If you are coming to this unboxing party solo, I want to be impressed. This formula is indeed pretty impressive! Literally, it is smooth as velvet and the pigment is outstanding. The compact itself is also weirdly heavy and feels rather luxe. The downside with this shade is that I think a wilder or more unique color might have been more exciting since it was a single, but I can’t deny this shimmering champagne will get loads of use!
Loads of pigment!
REALHER Eye Am Amazing 24HR Eyeliner in ‘Black’, 0.3 g – Retail Value $16.00
Black eyeliner is one of the things on my beauty profile that I have marked to not receive often, but here is a nice black pencil in my box! This formula is fine. It applies easily and is very smooth. I feel like the longevity is pretty standard for pencil-types. Ultimately this will be a re-gift because I rarely use eyeliner, but if you do, this one is nice. Can we see some colorful eyeliners, Ipsy? Pretty please?
Verdict: This month, my IPSY Glam Bag Plus has a value of at least $92 before the value of the eye cream which I couldn’t verify from a site I felt great about. I actually didn’t love this assortment so much. I mean, I am stoked to have another bottle of my fave Playa spray, and the eyeshadow was lovely, but the mascara and eyeliner were snoozy and not the best performance-wise on my face. Fingers crossed for more sparks next month!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You’ll likely start with August 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 July IPSY Glam Bag Plus? Which items did you get?