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IPSY Glam Bag Plus March 2022 Review

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Mar 18, 2022 | 8 comments

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus
4.2 overall rating
250 Ratings | 36 Reviews

IPSY Glam Bag Plus is a $28 per month subscription box from IPSY. Every month you’ll receive five full-sized beauty products. The box will have a retail value of at least $120. (This box was voted as one of the best makeup subscription boxes and best beauty subscription boxes by MSA readers!)

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First Impressions

 

As always, my goodies arrived in the pink IPSY bubble mailer and a drawstring back. The March design is a bold geometric design.

Here is the info card.

Now, on to the items!

VITABRID C12 Wrinkle Serum, 1.01 fl oz - Retail Value $72

 

Note: IPSY chose this item for me.

I don't think I have ever had my socks totally knocked off by a product from this brand, but I am feeling pretty fond of this one. It has a lot going for it: niacinamide, loads of different peptides, and vitamin C. It also has a very nondescript sort of texture that doesn't really smell and absorbs quickly. It leaves an immediate smoothness and firmness which is nice to see since these sorts of serums can often take months to really start showing off. Even if it is just a little hint of promise, its nice to see something instantly. Time will tell if this hold even more promise, but for now I am pleased that it layers well underneath my SPF during the day and feels nice!

SEOULKLEEN Probiotics Balancing Cleanser, 3.38 fl oz - Retail Value $25

 

Note: IPSY chose this item for me.

I love the chance to try new cleansers! This one is Korean and a kind of foamy cream sort of hybrid which I worried would feel drying, but don't worry, it wasn't. It lathers up nicely and does a great job of removing makeup and leaving skin feeling fresh but not stripped. I also loved the generous size!

BRIOGEO Farewell Frizz Creme, 4 fl oz - Retail Value $24

 

I chose this item.

If you read my reviews often, you know I enjoy how Briogeo products work, but I am not crazy about the sweet smell. And since I am fragrance obsessed, that is a deal-breaker for me personally. So why did I choose this? My mom LOVES it. And mom gets what she wants if I can help it! She is the type of lady who never really treats herself, so if I see a choice item I know she loves, I snag it. She heat styles her hair daily and since she has this gorgeous grey 'do, it is prone to frizziness and dryness. She likes that this protects her ends from getting "crispy" and gives her a little control and shine all in one. And I am just here to make her happy. So she gets this pick.

SKYLAR Vanilla Sky Rollerball, 0.33 fl oz - Retail Value $29

 

I chose this item.

Speaking of scents, SKYLAR is one of my favorite perfume brands! They make clean and conscious scents that are healthier than many others on the market but still have that luxe perfumy scent that I love. And most of their scents are totally wearable but have something wonderfully weird and unique about them. This one is a dirty vanilla, with notes of hot caramel, coffee, and woods. I worried the coffee might be a turn-off (I don't like coffee) but it actually adds a more spice-like element to this scent that is super interesting. This kind of feels like more of a cold-weather scent but I could see it working well on evenings even in the heat. It has good projection and about 4-5 hours of longevity on my skin.

ABOUT-FACE by Halsey Light Lock Lip Gloss in 'ANGEL ON FIRE', 4.3 mL - Retail Value $18

 

I chose this item.

This is a repeat for me, but I snagged it again because I love the texture of this shimmering mauve gloss. it also smells great, somewhere between lavender and mint and wears a lot like a moisturizing balm but with the benefits of pretty and natural color. I also really love the pretty faceted tube.

Verdict

This month's IPSY Glam Bag Plus was a winner for me. I enjoyed everything inside (even though one item was a gift!). The highlights for me were the perfume and the cleanser, though I also loved the repeat lip gloss and the wrinkle serum. This bag truly had a little bit of everything inside! The total value of my haul was $168 which is awesome for a $28 subscription with 3 of the 5 items being customized by me. 

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To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You'll start with March as your first month. As of publication, there was no IPSY waitlist!

Cost Breakdown: This box costs $28, meaning each of the 5 items has an average cost of $5.60. 

Alternatively, here is the cost breakdown per item:

  • Serum $12.00
  • Cleanser $4.17
  • Hair Creme $4.00
  • Perfume $4.83
  • Lip Gloss $3.00

What do you think of the March IPSY Glam Bag Plus? Which items did you get?

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Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

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8 comments

Ann

Good luck trying to discontinue this service. I tried to stop it from the first bag. I’ve been receiving the same things now for five months. They won’t stop coming.

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Melissa

I’ve been skipping the Glam Bag Plus every month. It’s easy to do on the website. Have you tried just skipping?

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Snow

The comment censorship seems to have increased a lot. Making an opinion about too much plastic surgery should hardly be considered harsh or inappropriate. I guess it’s a faux pas to encourage people to accept themselves for who they are…

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Melissa

I think some comments are just taking a long time to show up for some reason. I had a comment that didn’t post for almost a day.

I made a lot of comments today, and most of them posted right away, but one didn’t, and I am wondering why because all it said was pretty innocuous as far as I was concerned. Not sure if it’s stuck in the “machine” or what.

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Snow

Personally I don’t think I would use something called a “wrinkle” serum. Try as we might, ageing happens. No potion is going to turn back the hands of time unless a person takes more drastic measures. And at some point unfortunately, all those procedures weirdly seem to morph a person into a cast member of Cats. I’ll take the wrinkles.

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Ks

Wrinkles are caused by a lot of factors and can be minimized in a lot of ways. Nothing to do with plastic surgery. Hydration, sun protection, exercise, and healthy diet all help. However, topical products can also increase plump appearance of skin and decrease dryness/damage.

My great grandmother died with barely any wrinkles and zero surgery.

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Alice

All my Mom ever used was Oil of Olay, and when it became available…OofO with spf of only 15…and she had no wrinkles when she died in her 80s. We spend a lot of time outdoors, too. I’m in my 60s and I have no wrinkles. Only in recent years have I used higher spf products than my Mom’s tried and true OofO.

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Dea

The faux pas is that Vitabrid employs people who don’t understand basic language. The product should have been named “anti-wrinkle serum.”

I’m looking forward to trying it (will it give me wrinkles, going by its name?), if DHL ever decides to turn my bag over to the postal service.

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