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Ipsy Glam Bag Plus April 2021 Choice Time

It’s time to pick three of the items for your April 2021 Ipsy Glam Bag Plus!

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus recently announced Ultra Personalization – subscribers will be able to choose 3 of their 5 full-size products every month! Choice will be open on the 2nd. You also have the option to skip Choice and let Ipsy choose all 5 items for you. You will also have access to Add-Ons on the 2nd.

FYI – Your product selection will be based on your profile and availability

At the bottom of the choice page, click “Confirm & Shop Add-Ons”. You also have the option to skip Choice and go straight to the Add-Ons. In that case, Ipsy will choose all your Glam Bag Plus products for you.

Here are all the items Ipsy is sending to subscribers this month. (You’ll receive 5 of them in your glam bag):

Which product are you choosing for your April 2021 Ipsy Glam Bag Plus?

And if you are new to Ipsy Glam Bag Plus, it’s $25 a month. Check out our Ipsy Glam Bag Plus reviews to see what you can expect each month.

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  1. For the first time since fall I’m disappointed in my options. My bag doesn’t have the value it usually does and I’m not even sure if I’m going to want to use some of the products I’m getting. My options were so bad that for at least one category I didn’t want anything at all. I’ll probably give at least some of the products to my daughters. They like trying out stuff but the oldest just turned 18 so none of them have their own subscription. There are several options listed above that I would have loved to have even though they are cheaper options like TheBalm palette. I have two palettes from that brand and really enjoy them. At least two of the options listed above I received in previous Glam Bag Plus bags and I’ve only been subscribed since last summer.

  2. I got 2 lip oils and for add ons got one lippie and one balm. Ipsy chose the brushes and a Dr. Botanicals butter for me. I love masks, so I chose the mud mask, too. I was really bummed the nail polish didn’t come up as a choice, but I love lip oils and glossy lippies during the summer, so I’m excited to get this box! I just wish they would stop sending the bags. They are just a waste for me.

  3. I was expecting to be offered one of the palettes and wasn’t. It’s maybe the first time getting Plus without any eyeshadow. I can’t complain because they chose Honest foundation and I did want that. Also the Dr Botanicals rescue, Vitabrid cream, Avant primer, Beau Gachis brush set. A very skincare heavy month. Could’ve done without yet another set of brushes.

  4. I wasn’t offered the Honest Foundation. Bummer. It was my goal product. I am still happy with everything I picked.
    I am a sucker for Balm packaging. So cute.
    I chose the shampoo bar over the higher value Avant. That was a struggle. I have so many serum etc and almost out of shampoo so had to be wise instead of price conscious lol.
    I am ending up with 2 palettes and definitely don’t need any more palettes but ipsy chose one and the Balm is just too fun.
    I wish I had been offered the girlactic too.
    I think I am getting the lemon serum and hmmmm I forget what else.
    The 3 things I wanted werent offered
    Overall a good month anyway

  5. When does choice close? I logged on this morning to see my choices but couldn’t decide. When I went back in this evening, my choices were all different and not what I wanted. Not sure what to do

    • It’s open on the 2nd and 3rd, if you log out without selecting, your choices will change each time.

    • It closes tomorrow afternoon. Yes, they change, probably with inventory. So the sooner you pick, the better.

  6. I was really happy with my box, and I didn’t really expect to be! Ipsy picked the VB mascara and the lemon moisturizer. I picked the Nue serum, Then I Met You moisturizer, and Seraphine lip mask. I have a little redness to my face so I’m psyched about all the cica and other skin calming ingredients. I added on the squalane oil and the B plus moisturizer. Really pleased.

  7. I have 2 accounts with Ipsy – one profile is skincare only and the other profile is makeup only. This is what I am getting this month:

    Skincare profile:

    Ipsy Picks
    1.Dr Botanicals Lemon Superfood moisturizer
    2. Beau Gachis No. 7 brush collection

    My Picks
    3. The Nue Co. The Pill Serum
    4. Honest Beauty Cream Foundation in Linen
    5. Ofra Liploss in Pink Panther

    Makeup Profile

    Ipsy Picks
    1.Trestique Color+Contour and Bronzer
    2.Beau Gachis

    My Picks:
    3.The Balm Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette
    4.Mischo Beauty – Nail Lacquer Duo
    5.Vitabrid C 12 – (I have received this twice before and will give away)

    Under both profiles Ipsy chose brushes for me, as well as brushes were a choice for both in category 3.

    Category 1 was basically the same under both profiles. I’m not seeing that much of a difference in the offerings in general considering I have 2 polar opposite profiles. Interesting.

    The upside is I get 10 full size products a month and wind up spending less on add ons.

  8. I’m very excited about my bag this month!!
    Ipsy picks:
    Victoria Beckham mascara
    Dr. Botanicals lemon rescue butter

    My picks:
    -Honest beauty foundation (hard to pick between this and Then I Met You but I have plenty of moisturizer right now)
    -The Nue pill serum
    -Ofra lipgloss in Golden Rose

    Well rounded and I will use everything in it. Happy I got the choices that I had my eye on for this month. Now off to manipulate my preferences so I can hopefully get what I want for GBX 🤞🏼

  9. Ipsy picked
    VB Mascara and Dr Botanicals Rescue Butter
    My Picks
    Grace&Stella mud mask
    Cocokind Cleanser
    Shaina Miami brush set
    pretty happy overall

  10. I’m super happy with my box! I got:
    Belle en argent eyeshadow palette (YAY! It’s gorgeous!)
    Dr Botanicals lemon moisturizer
    Akar lip treatment (yay!)
    Vitabrid C-12 serum
    Then I met you moisturizer. For some reason I had to try this! Lol
    But 5/5, will use everything!

  11. I always disappointed with spoiler but ipsy plus made me surprised lol
    So I believe if spoiler worse and worse, my plus choice will be better one.

    The best skincare / makeup balanced month ever.

    Ipsy’s pick
    – Item Beauty Fast Pass AHA Gel Cleanser ( Cleanser’s always welcomed to my stash)
    – Pixi Beauty Flawless Beauty Primer ( interesting !)

    My pick
    -Vitabrid C12 vitamin C dual drop Serum ( I used it before . it’s amazing and expensive one)
    -Derma E hydrating Night Cream ( love derma e. Their items very sooth, hypo-allergic)
    -Honest Beauty Everything Cream Foundation Sand ( I wanted to try honest beauty ! yay ! )

  12. I got so excited that ipsy was offering a shampoo bar. I was about to buy one anyway in part of my journey to explore plastic-free products. I know the retail value isn’t very high, but I love the “trying new things” aspect of subscription boxes.
    I hope to see more choices like this.

  13. As always, I didnt love the spoilers but ended up loving my bag. The Pill serum looks interesting and it’s nice to see Avant in Ipsy. I’m glad I rolled the dice for $25.

  14. Very bad choices this month only reason I keep this sub is because of the glam Bag X next month

    • I am getting the regular bag, paused Plus and my X is still active. You didn’t have to pay for Plus, if you didn’t want it. Do you get the regular bag? If not, you can do that and not worry about it.

      • The opposite happened to me. I sub to GBP and X, paused my GBP in March, and my X got removed. Reactivated GBP in April to get the X in May and no luck I have to resub to X from scratch and now I’m on the waitlist for August X 🙁

      • JoannaNYC – you do have to keep one of them active. I have kept the regular bag active, only pausing Plus. When I paused Plus, a message popped up that the regular bag would now be upgraded to X, in May. If you activate the regular bag, and keep it active, you can pause Plus without worry. I hope you’re still able to get May!

  15. Very bad choices this month only reason I keep this sub is because of the glam Bag X next month

  16. Best Plus bag in awhile! I got:

    Ipsy chose:
    —BELLE EN ARGENT Panchromatic Eyeshadow palette (looks pretty for spring! hope the quality is good)
    —BEAU GACHIS No. 7 Brush Collection

    These are perfect for me as these are 2 things I love to receive.

    I chose:
    —GIRLACTICK Jello Gloss Balm (I have this and LOVE it, one of my absolute faves)
    —MISCHO BEAUTY Nail Lacquer Duo in Worthy and Diana (like these names and pretty colors for spring/summer, always love getting polish)
    — VITABRID C12 Vitamin C Serum (my skin loves Vitamin C so excited to try this–anyone have a review?)

    My categories were more balanced this time around (I’ve done that email survey twice now) and it was pretty easy to choose. I try to take a quick look at each product and push myself to try things I wouldn’t normally, but I also know what I like and it was nice to get a perfect assortment for my preferences this month. Good luck everyone!

  17. Not impressed with my choices this time. I did not need more serums yet the value was a lot higher then the soap I d use. I wish that the choices would all be around the same value. $15 value for a hair shampoo soap or $85 for a serum. The other choice was a lip oil i wanted yet once again the value was a lot lower then the face oils

    • I have to remind myself of this too — but sometimes it’s helpful to think of the value to YOU, as opposed to the retail value. A $14 hair shampoo bar that you’re actually using is more valuable than an $85 serum sitting a drawer while you’re waiting to use up your other serums.

    • The value is five dollars per item. That’s what you paid. You pick the items you’d enjoy and use.

      • Exactly.

      • Perfectly stated. Everything is $5 and pick what you’ll use not what is most expensive.

      • This is how I think of it, 5 bucks each to try. I’ve enjoyed using lots of the items I’ve received the last few months I’ve been subbed. Some haven’t been perfect, which get gifted/put in the yard sale pile. Even though I have plenty of back stock, I find GBP too good a deal to skip!

  18. Ipsy picks:
    Victoria Beckham Mascara
    Dr. Botanicals Lemon Rescue Cream
    My Picks:
    Babe Lash
    Nue The Pill Serum
    Shaina B. Eyes on Miami brush set

    I had hoped the nail polishes wouldn’t be in the same category as other things I wanted, but oh well.

  19. Here’s my bag…

    Ipsy picks
    -DR.BOTANICALS Lemon Superfood all-in-one Rescue Butter
    -BEAU GÂCHIS No. 7 Collection

    My picks
    -SERUMKIND Purple Cabbage Drop
    -THE NUE CO The Pill All-In-1 Serum
    -SHAINA B MIAMI Eyes on Miami Brush Set

    Everything I wanted was lumped into the same two choice categories, so it was hard to pick but I had to go with the serums. Definitely don’t need all these brushes, but maybe I can swap them for some of the stuff I missed out on. Though once I have them in my hands I might end up keeping them because I’m a shameless brush hoarder. Overall really happy with my bag.

  20. Ipsy Chose:

    THISWORKS – Deep Sleep Body Cocoon

    I chose:

    SERUMKIND – Purple Cabbage Drop
    THE NUE CO – The Pill All-In-1 Serum
    VITABRID C12 – Vitamin C Dual Drop Serum


    JULES SMITH BEAUTY – Gloss in Bling Berry
    VERIPHY SKINCARE – 20/20 Eye Cream

    Kind of a serum heavy bag, but it was either serum or lip stuff this round, and the serums won.

    • Same for me, except at last minute decided to get the Girlaktik lip instead of the cabbage serum, since I have enough serums to last me a few years, lol. Excited to try the Nue serum tho.

      • I added the Girlaktik on to my regular bag, it was too interesting to pass up!

  21. Absolutely love my Plus! It never disappoints me.

  22. This month sucks. I wasn’t offered any of the eyeshadow palettes nor the Ofra lip gloss which I would have loved.

  23. My choices were very lip heavy this month but this is completely fine because all I really wanted was the Akar lip balm and the Ofra lip gloss. Both of which were choices for me in different categories, thank goodness. My last choice was the purple cabbage serum from a S. Korea brand which I’m super excited for. I don’t need another serum but Korean products have never steered me wrong so I’m excited to give this a try. I almost chose 3 lip products but I refuse to buy celebrity touted products.

    • I can’t wait to try the purple cabbage serum.

      • I know Alice! The more I think about it the more excited I am.

  24. Ipsy chose:

    Victoria Beckham Beauty Mascara
    Pixi Beauty Primer

    I chose:

    Then I Met You Gel Cream
    Neuma Scalp Therapy
    Ofra Lip Gloss in Pink Panther

    This bag is AMAZING. I love getting hair care products in Ipsy and my husband is stoked for the scalp treatment. Gel moisturizers work the best on my skin and I can never get enough mascara and lip products! I’ve also been needing a good primer. 5/5 this month!

  25. Funny…I did not get to pick out a lot of these items…they were not listed on my site.

  26. It seems like there’s definitely more “new” items this month than the repeats of the last couple months, so that’s good.

    I skipped this month & I think it was a good choice for me, since what I’m seeing from people’s possible bag combinations probably wouldn’t have made me happy for $25 (mostly I haven’t yet seen a combo with even 1 Ipsy-assigned item that I’d like, so that’s already $10 of value to make up).

  27. Everything I actually was excited for and wanted was in the same choice category. 😕

    • Is there still a survey link at the bottom of your confirmation email? If so, let them know!

    • Same here. I used to be subscribed to GB a while ago. but was getting a bunch of items i did not need, so, I cancelled. Decided to resub after seeing spoilers for April. Well, needless to say, i am probably going to cancel. I specifically put that i do not need brushes and that i am not comfortable using makeup, and Ipsy chose a brush set for me. Then I put that i have an oily skin, and Ipsy chose face butter for me. And to add insult to my injuries, the items i was interested in were placed in same choice category, and other two categories had nothing interesting for me at all.
      So, the only item i am excited about it is the The Nue Co The pill all in 1 serum. I do understand that this serum in itself pays for the entire box and that i can donate the rest of the items. However, I have been feeling down lately (like a lot of us right now) and I was hoping this box will lift me up somewhat, but I am stuck with a feeling that those $25 could have been better spent on something else.

  28. Ipsy chose:
    – This works Deep Sleep Body Cocoon
    – Belle En Argent eyeshadow palette

    I chose:
    -The Nue Co The pill all in 1 serum
    -Avant Skincare pro perfecting collagen primer
    -Serumkind Purple Cabbage Drop

    My bag is skin care heavy this month but I’m not mad about it. The eyeshadow palette looks very pretty and is the one I’d have chosen out of all the eyeshadow products for April’s Ipsy plus

    • My Ipsy choice are same two as yours!

      • Let’s hope we’ll be positively surprised by the products ipsy chose for us :)!

  29. I am so upset – and before I continue, let me preface this by saying yes, I know, #firstworldproblems, but TBH, with everything going on over the past year, my sub boxes were/are a very welcome (dare I say needed?) bit of happy in my life. So, I made my selections this morning and when I went to submit, I got an error message, something along the lines of a product no longer being available and that I needed to select an alternate (odd, bc I jumped on early, very shortly after choice opened, but whatevs). When I went to do so, it immediately took me to a screen showing completed selections that did NOT match my choices for 2 of my 3 picks. What the heck?!? And they were things I definitely did NOT want – and of course the one pick that I *really* wanted wasn’t the one that did match (that one was an item I didn’t particularly want but picked bc the other options were worse, sigh). So now 2 of my 3 selections aren’t actually my picks and I don’t want them at all, 1 of Ipsy’s picks is something I’d already gotten with points (I get it, it happens), and the other Ipsy pick plus the one pick I made that stuck are not of much interest to me. So basically, some sort of technical glitch has resulted in a bag that completely sucks for me. I did reach out to customer service and I’ve asked them to fix my selections. I’ve never had this happen before so I’m really afraid they are going to tell me they can’t do anything about it and try to placate me with a few hundred points. Ugh.

    • Last fall I resubbed just because I loved a bag design. My contents weren’t anything amazing but I was really excited about the bag and an add-on. A week after it shipped I realized it was lost in transit. I asked CS for help. They said I had to wait three weeks and contact them again. I waited but they never sent a new bag or email me back. I only got a refund after calling my credit card company. Later the design appeared as a mystery bag, but the website wouldn’t let me check out. Every time I think about resubbing I have to talk myself out of it because their CS flat out refuses to help me.

    • I’m so sorry this happened! I hope they fix it for you. And don’t beat yourself up—as I see it, every little bit of happiness really counts right now and since ipsy is my only sub anymore, I can relate to being so disappointed. I really look forward to it every month. Crossing fingers for you!

    • I hope Ipsy can fix this for you!

    • Well, now I have moved from being upset to being furious (yes, still with the #firstworldproblems). The first CS agent basically said, whelp, once you choose your items you can’t change your choices or cancel, but hey, we really think you should try the products and be sure to leave a review to help us choose your assortment. Oh, and as a “gesture of our appreciation for you” we gave you 600 points (which wouldn’t even get me a full sized product, what a joke). The first CS agent clearly didn’t understand what happened, i.e. that Ipsy’s website screwed up my choices and randomly assigned me things I never selected. So I wrote back again in excruciating detail what happened and how it was Ipsy’s error and not mine, and the second CS agent gave me the exact same response as the first agent (including a bunch of copy/paste sentences). I wrote back again asking to be connected with a supervisor. It is shocking to me that a company would expect a customer to accept and pay for an error that was entirely the company’s fault. I understand how, for example, it’s not Ipsy’s fault if USPS loses a shipment, but this was a technical error with Ipsy’s website – yet they want me to suck it up and pay for the wrong products. I have always had good experiences with Ipsy’s customer service, so I’m dumbfounded by this along with being furious.

  30. Ipsy Picks:
    *Victoria Beckham Mascara
    *Trestique Color + Contour Bronzer Stick

    My Picks:
    *Then I Met You Calming Tide Gel Cream
    *Cocokind Oil to Milk Cleanser
    *Cela Creme de la Creme

    Love the variety in products, looking forward to this month’s bag!

    • So someone was actually ASSIGNED the Victoria Beckham mascara! Wow. I wanted to take it if it was a choice for me, and it wasn’t. I refused to pay $18 for it as an add-on. But I didn’t know if it would actually be pre-selected for someone. Thanks Vic!

      • I hope you were happy with your choices. I’m a mascara addict and I read that it’s a tubing formula so I’m looking forward to trying it.

      • The Victoria Beckham mascara was an Ipsy choice for me as well along with the Dr Botanicals Lemon Moisturizer….

      • I have two Plus accounts and the mascara was actually assigned to me in both.

    • I received the mascara as an item that Ipsy picked for me too! But I also am a mascara addict and usually pick the mascaras in my choice items, so it fits my profile. I hope that other people were able to get it too- it looks amazing. Always thrilled to try a new mascara! 🙌
      My other items…
      Ipsy picks:
      -Trestique Color + Contour Bronzer Stick 😕
      My picks:
      -THE NUE CO The Pill All-In-1 Serum 😀
      -ONE/SIZE Point Made 24-Hour Gel Eyeliner 🙂
      -JUICE BEAUTY Prebiotix Instant Flash Facial 🙂

      • Ipsy pick the V B mascara for me. I love mascara the one product I never go without. Happy with everything I got.

  31. My bad was just meh, it was very lip heavy this month which is a little annoying but i chose:

    item beauty lite sauce balancing gel moisturizer for oily & combo skin ( more of a dry/combo skin gal but I think this will be fine)

    Ofra cosmetics lip gloss in golden

    Lauren Conrad beauty the lipstick in shell ( been wanting to try something from her so this is exciting)

    Ipsy chose:
    Beau gachis no. 7 collection ( you could never have to many brushes)

    Pixi beauty flawless beauty primer( I was needing a new primer so excited for this as well)

    • Since the Lauren Conrad lip gloss was spoiled early, I had time to do some research on it & heard that it has a light rose scent. Do you know if the lipstick does, too?

      • Hey Marion, I went to check on her website and look at the reviews and as far as I can tell, I don’t think it scented as no reviews said anything about its scent but if I find out otherwise I’ll be sure to let you know

  32. I’m pretty pleased with my choices this month. Ipsy chose the trestique bronzer (already have, not impressed) and the beau gachis brush set (don’t need or want), but I was able to choose the honest foundation, the nu pill serum, and the item beauty lip quip. My three choices make the bag for me.

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