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Your IPSY Glam bag will come in the brand's standard pale pink bubble wrap mailer. When you open it up, you can always expect to find a makeup bag storing your new beauty products and an info sheet with additional details. This month's bag was a repeat I've received before rather than a unique bag, which is out of character for Ipsy. My box also shipped a little later than usual because I couldn't resist adding this BTS x Amore Pacific lip mask set as an add-on to my box.
The Breakdown – What’s Inside My July 2023 Ipsy Glam Bag
Generation Skin Revitalizing Hyaluronic Acid Eye Patches, 2 ct - Estimated Value $12 (buy a box of 5 for $30)
I am a big eye mask fan (so much so these were my choice item of the month), and I thought these were solid performers. I didn’t like them enough to pay $6 per pair individually for them, but they did a nice job of soothing the delicate skin under my eyes and adding a boost of hydration thanks to the Hyaluronic acid. The black color does make these stand out among my eye mask collection, too.
Keys Soulcare Golden Cleanser, 30 ml - Retail Value $12
I’ve been able to try a few of the Keys Soulcare products thanks to subscription boxes, and I like that this cleanser is made with turmeric, Manuka honey, and chamomile. I would be happier if it didn’t have the added fragrance to give it the sage and oat milk scent, but honestly, I don’t find the scent to be that noticeable. I feel like this does a good job of cleansing my face when there isn’t anything on it, but this isn’t what I would want to reach for if I had a lot of makeup on
Toyfactory Niablend Serum Concealer in F2, 6 mL - Estimated Value $12 (buy the 15 mL version for $30)
I was excited about all of the good skincare-loving ingredients this concealer is made with. Formulated with niacinamide and described as having a “built-in serum,” this is a buildable coverage concealer designed to keep your skin hydrated. This showed a lot of promise, but the shade F2 is too dark for my fair complexion.
Give Them Lala Beauty Sugar Lips Exfoliating Lip Scrub, 15 mL - Retail Value $22
My lips have honestly been giving me a hard time these past few weeks (I think they got sunburned?), so I was very happy to see this full-size exfoliating lip scrub in my Ipsy bag. This is a super moisturizing scrub with only a touch of grit thanks to the shea butter, beeswax, peptides, and jojoba esters. I personally thought the sugar was the perfect choice for this scrub, but if you’re wanting a really gritty scrub this may not be strong enough for you.
Seraphine Botanicals Amla Nude Silky Nude Eyeshadow Palette in Dawn Light - Retail Value $34
This eyeshadow quad from Seraphine Botanicals is just a beauty. Both the shimmer and matte formulas are buttery smooth, and I thought they all had great pigment (no issuers with chalkiness here). The shades are very wearable neutrals that blend really nicely,
Here is the palette swatched with the concealer swatched underneath.
Value – Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $13
- Generation Skin: $12 → $1.69
- Keys Soulcare: $12 → $1.69
- Toyfactory: $12 → $1.69
- Give Them Lala Beauty: $22 → $3.10
- Seraphine Botanicals: $34 → $4.80
Value Breakdown: This month everything in my Glam Bag added up to $92. Alternatively, it breaks down to paying $2.60 per item, not including the actual bag.
I think this was one of the better glam bags I've received from Ipsy in a while! Other than the concealer being a little too dark, everything in my bag was pretty great. This is definitely one of the higher-value bags I've received in recent memory, too. My favorites from the bag this month would be the lip scrub and the eyeshadow quad, but overall I am happy with this month's bag. At $13, this is a tough subscription to beat- especially when every month you get to choose one of the items they send.
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Other Things You Should Know
Am I able to customize my bag? Yes, towards the end of each month you are given the ability to choose one product to be included in next month's Glam Bag!
What do you think of my July 2023 Ipsy Glam Bag?