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Ipsy July 2021 Review: GRACE & STELLA, FIRST AID BEAUTY, And More!

Naomi Pandolfi
ByNaomi PandolfiJul 28, 2021 | 7 comments

Full Contents for Ipsy Glam Bag July 2021

3.9 overall rating
1896 Ratings | 383 Reviews

Ipsy is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. Each month you get five full-size or deluxe-sized products, plus a cute makeup bag.

This is one of our top recommendations if you are looking for a subscription box - the value and sample sizes are amazing. (Check out our list of the best beauty boxes for 2021 and our reviews of Cheap Subscription Boxes for more recommendations!)

(FYI – Just like Birchbox, Ipsy sends out many different variations of their bag each month – so my review is just one of the bag variations you might receive!)

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Bag for Ipsy Glam Bag July 2021

About Ipsy Glam Bag

The Subscription Box: Ipsy

The Cost: $12.00 per month + free U.S. shipping. Save with an annual subscription.

The Products: Full-sizes and samples of makeup and beauty products. (Plus a makeup bag!)

Ships to: The U.S. for free and Canada for $2.95

Delivered via: DHL or FedEx + USPS

My Ipsy Glam Bag July 2021 Review


Included is a product card that lists the products in your Glam Bag and their retail value.


Each month, Ipsy subscribers get a makeup bag in addition to their items. This month's theme is "Stay Golden," and the bag is a beautiful gold color with gold and teal hardware. I love this bag; it's simple yet elegant.


GRACE & STELLA Foaming Face Wash, 60 ml - Estimated Value $7.20 (Buy a full-size 150 ml for $18.00)

I love the brand Grace & Stella and I absolutely LOVE their foaming face wash. I’m so happy to receive this product again and in a travel size — perfect for a summer getaway. It’s a super gentle fragrance-free cleanser that pumps out in a luxurious light, airy foam. After every use, my face feels refreshed and clean, without feeling dry or tight. This cleanser efficiently removes dirt, oil, and impurities without stripping skin. 


NEOGEN DERMALOGY White Truffle Serum in Oil Drop, 15.5 ml - Estimated Value $10.85 (Buy a full-size 50 ml for $35.00)

I’m always a bit skeptical of oil-based serums — because your girl has the greasiest t-zone out there. But this Neogen Dermalogy White Truffle Serum in Oil Drop is great. A drop or two is plenty for my whole face, and the product absorbs super quickly and doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily. My skin feels smooth and soft and looks radiant after application. Formulated with white truffles, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid, this serum is designed to take dull, dry skin to a more hydrated, plump, and luminous place.


KOKIE COSMETICS Full Face Sponge in Purple, 1 CT - Full Size $5.00

This Kokie Cosmetics Full Face Sponge came just in the nick of time. I was in desperate need of a new makeup sponge. My old sponge is permanently stained with foundation no matter how many times I attempt to clean it. This cute lavender-colored sponge is super soft and is great for applying liquid and cream-based products. It blends beautifully without leaving behind any streaks or cakiness. Since the sponge is so soft, it does seem to absorb product but it is very easy to clean.


Saint Luxe Clear Brow Gel, 5.8 ml - Full Size $16.00

I have some wild and unruly brows, so clear brow gels are a go-to in my basic everyday routine. Saint Luxe’s clear brow gel is ultra-lightweight and doesn’t leave my brows feeling stiff or sticky. But what really sold me was the fact that the product doesn’t flake once it dries. The applicator has a small spoolie at the end for precise and controlled application. This brow gel held my wiry brows in place all day long leaving me with a polished, put-together natural look.


FIRST AID BEAUTY Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer, 0.34 oz - Estimated Value $5.76 (Buy a full-size 1.7 fl oz for $30.00)

I have tried First Aid Beauty’s Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer before and I loved it. It feels cool and refreshing on my skin, it smells great, applies smoothly, and works well under my foundation. This primer has a 3-in-1 nutrient-rich formula that nourishes and hydrates skin while prepping your face for makeup. I love that the product is free from artificial fragrances, alcohol, and dyes.

Verdict: This month’s Ipsy Glam Bag featured products that I use and will always need. I'm very happy with the beauty sponge and the brow gel... I was in URGENT need of both. I'm also a huge fan of the Grace & Stella Foaming Cleanser, and I love the hefty size of this sample. I also got to try a new-to-me product, the Neogen Dermalogy White Truffle Serum in Oil Drop. With a retail value of $44.81, this month's Ipsy Glam Bag delivered some main staples and new discoveries!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but sign up now to get the August bag!

Good to Know: Ipsy sends out variations. You may get a completely different bag than me.

Value Breakdown: At $12 for this box, I calculated a value of $44.81. Here's how that breaks down per item:

  • Cleanser: $1.93
  • Serum: $2.91
  • Sponge: $1.34
  • Brow Gel: $4.28
  • Primer: $1.54

Alternatively, each of the 5 items has an average cost of $2.40.

Check out all of our Ipsy reviews and the best beauty subscription boxes of 2021, as recommended by our readers!

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Naomi Pandolfi
Naomi Pandolfi

Naomi Pandolfi is a skincare obsessed subscription box junkie who is always on the hunt for the best curl defining cream. She is a producer and contributing writer at several online publications, including MSA, The Knockturnal, and Hey Beauti Magazine. Naomi is also the Head of Development at Starfury Productions and is dedicated to helping Black, minority, and underrepresented creators develop and sell projects.

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I get this bag occasionally but I’ve been disappointed the last few times. (Not even worth $12…) Aren’t Grace and Stella and the Saint Luxe “brands”pretty much products anyone can order from AliBaba and just slap their name on them. These boxes need to stop that…I would rather pay more or have one less product just to know the products are fully vetted and safe.

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Autumn P

Nice bag & review! I LOVE-Love-love tht Neogen White Truffle Serum In Oil! I was skeptical about the oil part too at 1st…But, after a few minutes it didn’t seem like had put oil on my face, yet left me with a nice luminous glow that lasted all day. When I run out of what I’m using now, I will be purchasing some of that. (I just wish Ulta, or somewhere I could run in had it instead of ordering online & paying for shipping & all that, though).

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Cat Galea

Over all July bag was ok would have given it 5stars but again I had to write in to CS to find out why they still hadn’t shipped out the bag received it Monday they shipped out on the 13th I live in Austin bag came from Dallas also received another boring brown copper eyeshadow 3rd month in a row hoping that I will not be disappointed for August

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Beverley King

I have tried cancelling my Ipsy bag and Ipsy plus bag at least 4 times now. I have never received an email to confirm the cancellations. Nothing wrong with the boxes, but for financial reasons I am cancelling. Please respond. Thank you.

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Beverly, this is an independent website about subscription boxes, that offers reviews and information about Ipsy among other subscriptions. They are not Ipsy and cannot assist with your Ipsy subscription. You will need to contact Ipsy directly for assistance: [email protected]. Or you can cancel your subscription yourself through their website or their app (under your account, there is an option to “manage membership”).

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Did you try filling out the form online?
Also, even though I get their advertising emails fine, the cancellation email went straight to my junk folder. Might want to check that too.

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Beverly, the MSA site is not affiliated with Ipsy. You need to contact them directly. I recommend trying their dedicated customer service Twitter account, IpsyCare. Or visit help.ipsy.com to go through the bot to contact customer service via email.

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