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Ipsy Glam Bag Plus May 2021 Spoilers

We have spoilers for the May 2021 Ipsy Glam Bag Plus!

Here are some of the products they are sending this month. Not all subscribers will receive all items:


FENTY BEAUTY Flypencil Longwear Pencil Eyeliner in Cuz I’m Black

HAUS LABORATORIES Glam Attack Metallic Créme in Gunmetal

HEY HONEY Open Your Eyes Lifting Eye Serum

MANIME Stick On Gel Mani Floral Cuticles

TARTE Maracuja Juicy Lip in Orchid

VIOLET VOSS Windflower Fun Sized Palette

ILLUMINATI COSMETICS Illuminati x Isa Palette


What do you think of the spoilers?

And if you are new to the regular Ipsy, it is a $12 a month beauty and makeup subscription box. Check out all of our Ipsy reviews to see what’s been in past boxes. And check out our Ipsy Spoilers to see what’s coming up in future boxes! Ipsy Glam Bag Plus is $25 a month. Check out our Ipsy Glam Bag Plus reviews to see what you can expect each month.

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Comments (30)

  1. TWO new eyeshadow palettes?! Nobody has enough eyes or even eyelid room to justify the monthly surplus of eyeshadows; I’m literally giving them away left and right at this point.

    Luckily Dr.Brandt and Tarte are good brands, at least, although unsure about the products themselves.

    Would really like a good new foundation, instead.

    • Yes!! Omg I’d rather have foundation or powders

    • Agreed. Honestly, I’m tired of eyeshadow palettes. I understand that people love them, though; I just wish that they were optional items that we’d get only if we chose them. ❤

  2. I’ve already received a Haus Lab metalic liquid eyeshadow a few months ago from Ipsy. Knowing them they’ll do what they did to me before and have it there and say because it’s a different shade it’s not a dupe. I’ve also already had the Hey Honey Open Your Eyes in a previous bag. I got the Shaina B Miami Brush Set this month as one of my choice items for April. My choices were pretty bad other than those brushes so I’m glad to get them but not glad it means my choices for May are going to either be dupes or more limited.

  3. Everything looks great except that Illuminati garbage, the nerve to even put that crap in boxes.

    • This is my first time ever hearing of this brand, yikes! Is it that bad? :-O

      • Ms. Mimsy did a review of this pallet and you could feel her pain reading the review.

      • It’s that bad. In fact, it looks like we may have another Dirty Little Secret here. Illuminati Cosmetics LLC is listed on Dunn and Bradstreet as a company with two employees, and if you google the street address listed, it’s a very residential area. The principal is a Candace Stanley, and if you google her name it pops up that she is “CEO” of Appeal Cosmetics. Another very iffy brand just now popping up in sub boxes. BTW none of this info is available on the poorly designed websites for either “brand”. Illuminati doesn’t even have a basic “About” section on their site. Oops, I mean “her” site, since I don’t think it’s an actual beauty brand with its own product designers, formula developers, etc.

        Rule of thumb, if it’s a brand I haven’t heard of (and true “Indie” brands are legit, unlike these fake brands just buying $1 mass-produced wholesale palettes and slapping their own cover design on the cardboard), I look up its website. After viewing a few, you’ll get a feel for which are probably legit.

  4. I really enjoyed the Mani Me stickers I got from Allure, but the whole thing with them is that they’re sized for your nails. I wonder how they will be sent to subscribers.

    • They will probably do things the same way as Allure did but have this as the only design available unlike Allure which had five options (I think it was five).

  5. Those stick-on nails are incredibly cute! I still haven’t tried the Dashing Diva ones that I have. I have a feeling that they’re going to be a disaster lol.

    • I wear the Dashing Diva nails all the time. I personally like them better than Color Street. I’m a teacher and wash my hands like 20 times a day. They last about 10 days on me. Plus they have so many cute styles to choose from.

    • I just tried my mine. I only did my pinkie nails for now to test their longevity but it was super easy with no mess and no fuss. I’m not sure I even did it entirely correctly but it’s been a few days and they still look perfect! The only thing that I noticed was there is a pretty bad “chemically” smell when opening the package but I figure that’s the trade off for not having to go through the hassle of actually painting my nails!

      So far I love them! They look great and after I had applied them I noticed I did not have to be super careful like you do when you actually paint your nails, ya know? They don’t smudge or budge.
      I think these will be my go to for now!

      There are a few videos on Youtube that are pretty helpful too.

      • I guess I can’t mess them up more than I already do with polish lol. I’ll have to give mine a try!

  6. Looking good! Would love the tarte, the Violet Voss palette or those mani gel sticker things. SUPER cute and glad they including more nail items.

    Hope I don’t get that Illuminati palette–just not my colors and based on other comments.

    LOVE the name of the Fenty eyeliner.

  7. Thanks Marion! I appreciate the feedback! Always good to know from someone who has experience! I have heard good things about Menagerie too!

  8. Very excited about next month, hopefully it’s not as lip heavy as this month

  9. Most of these actually look good to me… had me contemplating reactivating my old account so that I can get both Plus and X in May, and then I remembered that X is $55 already, so maybe I don’t need to be spending an extra $25 that month. 😂

    (Still trying to justify it by reminding myself that I skip Plus most months….)

  10. Gotta laugh at the “vacuum cleaner” product 😆

  11. I think I like these spoilers better than some of the glam bag X spoilers. Too bad none of these will be choice items for that.

  12. Great spoilers! I am underwhelmed this month, but next month looks awesome!

  13. 💘 Dr Brandt products I’ve had in the past and have wanted to try this one!
    The ManiMe stick-on nails are super cute!
    The Violet Voss palette looks nice, I’ve wanted to try that brand for a while now.
    I just finished up my Ultra-Personalization for April and now I’m already thinking forward to May!

  14. Looking forward to the Tarte and Fenty!

  15. Looks nice, may have to sign back up! Love the colors in the Illumanti palette, but don’t have much experience with the brand. What are everyone elses opinions? Are they any good?

    • The worst. They’re private label junk. Illuminati is the from the same person who runs Appeal (via her Linked In, you could see that the prices she charges sub boxes is typically $1 a unit, then she and BoxyCharm & Allure, etc, claim that, for example, the $1 lipstick is “luxury cosmetics” worth $21. 2000% markup!!!).

      Even knowing all this, when I received this exact Illuminati palette in my “premium” BoxyCharm, I did try it on the off chance it was OK. The shadows applied fine & initially looked cute, but faded to nothing within a few hours. I’ve never had any other shadow, even dollar store quality stuff, perform that poorly.

      There’s also plastic glitter in this “eye” palette, so be aware of that.

      • Wow and good to know! I can always rely on Marion for up to date information on these private label items 👍

        I really wish sub boxes would stick with legitimate brands. I don’t sub to certain beauty subs for this very reason (that and awful customer service.) They may not be as popular, but that is why I love a lot of the smaller, niche type skincare boxes. You know you aren’t going to be duped by some ridiculous 2000% alibaba mark up inside.

    • If you’re looking for someth similar to the Illuminati color story, I can personally recommend the Nomad Tokyo Harajuku palette.

      Another one I’ve had my eye on, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet, is the Pastel Pup palette from Menagerie Cosmetics. (I’ve only heard goods things about Menagerie’s formula, but since I do have the Nomad palette, I haven’t been able to justify buying another pastel one.)

      • I’ve been wanting that Nomad palette forever, I love their eyeshadow formula and that pastel palette is just too cute. I think your praise of it finally has me ready to go order it! Thank you Marion

    • That llluminati palette came in Boxycharm awhile back. It’s trash. I literally threw it in the trash after depotting one shade which was kinda like a blueish shimmery topper and the only pan in the whole palette worth anything but still not good. Not pigmented, crazy fall out. Doesn’t last at all, even with primer. As soon as I swirled a brush in the first pan, I was disappointed. I hope it’s a choice item because this palette is dollar store junk and I don’t recommend this to anyone.

  16. Paused for a few months, but I like these products. Will be getting this one! Finally!

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