IPSY Glam Bag Plus Review – October 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
Our IPSY Glam Bag Plus October 2020 Review
Here is our info card for the month. No specific item list this time.
My drawstring bag arrived with a golden illustration on one side and some shimmering gold text on the back.
Now, on to the items!
LOVE+CRAFT+BEAUTY Warm Rituals Eyeshadow Palette – Retail Value $35.00
IPSY chose this item for me!
The color story of this palette is really lovely, and it feels very different than a lot of others I have in my collection. It is an assortment of 3 shimmering shades and 3 mattes. The shimmers outperform the mattes (just look at them!!) but the mattes were still super smooth and wonderful for building up natural shadows. The star of this palette for me was ‘Pyrite’ for sure. It is such a gorgeous green and it brings out the green in my mostly brown eyes beautifully.
Top to bottom: Pyrois, Faunus, Pyrrah. Agnt, Toraja, and Pyrite.
This is just ‘Pyrite’ on my lower lid with a little bit of ‘Pyrrah” above it up to my brow. It’s a very easy and simple look that I really like. My lip color is featured a little further down!
Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Setting Powder in Translucent, 12 g – Retail Value $34.00
IPSY chose this item for me!
This was another instant win. I really like this powder! I have been really focusing on my skincare routine and aside from some mask related spots, it’s looking pretty good! I really only need some powder like this to soften out a little of my natural redness and this stuff does the job fine! (of course, I also use a highlighter too!) I love the way this loose powder is contained under a mesh net to keep me from spilling it everywhere. It feels like literally nothing on my face but makes a huge difference in how my complexion looks.
HAUS Laboratories Le Riot Lip Gloss in ‘Chaser’, 5 mL – Retail Value $18.00
This was my choice item, though I picked the shade ‘Screamer’ and received ‘Chaser’ instead.
Here is the gloss I mentioned in my photos! I love this stuff. Sure, I chose a different color. But I am pleased to report that I think this one is pretty enough to keep! It is a super shiny and sheer burnt red-brown shade that is just a little vampy but wonderful for fall. I love it on my lips solo but it would totally add some drama to your favorite cream lipstick. You can see that it does show when you have pressed your lips together (you can see a line on my upper lip in those pictures) but it doesn’t really bother me in person. I also was wearing a pretty thin coating in those shots and with a little extra this isn’t an issue at all. The texture is a little heavy but soft and slick rather than sticky. It also doesn’t really have a scent. I would happily add a few more of these to my collection.
Love this so much.
DR.LIPP Lip Tint 3 Pack in Sweet Potato, Red Radish, and Elderberry, – Retail Value $23.00
This was my choice item!
Most days I am not wearing eyeshadow or bold gloss, but I always have something on my lips and I prefer a little tint to enhance my smile. This trio has sheer red, pink, and berry shades to choose from. The formula itself is very nourishing though it does have lanolin inside, so if you avoid that, beware. Lanolin comes from sheep’s wool and it is one of the only things that keeps my lips from cracking during the winter. Out of the three shades, I think the berry is my favorite, closely followed by the red. The pink shade doesn’t really look like anything on my lips.
Top to bottom: Red Radish, Sweet Potato, and Elderberry.
Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener in ‘Aurora’, 1.4 g – Retail Value $24.00
This was my choice item!
My last item is a very pretty shimmering stick that can be used to enhance and brighten the area around my eye as well as a highlighter. I like creamy formulas like this right under my brow (I have one that sits lower than the other so it gets more sparkle to make it look a little more arched!) and also on the inner corners of my eyes to brighten them up. This stick is so smooth and blends like a dream, and the soft shade would be universally flattering on anyone.
Pretty and shimmering.
Verdict: I absolutely loved my IPSY Glam Bag Plus this month! The ability to choose 3 items is really a game-changer and pretty much guarantees a good bag. I loved everything inside this month. Really! Even the two items IPSY selected were winners. I also love that I kind of have a whole holiday look from this bag between the powder, shadows, shimmering stick, and gorgeous gloss. That is a win! My total value lands at $134 for the bunch which is stellar for a $25 bag.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You’ll likely start with October as your first month. As of publication, there was no IPSY waitlist!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $25.00, meaning you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Lovecraft Beauty Palette $6.53
- Tarte Powder $6.34
- HAUS Laboratories Gloss $3.36
- DR. LIPP Trio $4.29
- Thrive Causemetics Stick $4.48
Alternatively, each of the 5 items has an average cost of $5.00.
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What do you think of the October IPSY Glam Bag Plus? Which items did you get?