Ipsy Glambag Plus October 2018 Review

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Ipsy Glambag Plus is the upgraded version of the monthly Ipsy Glam Bag. For $25 a month, it contains 5 full-size products from brands you love, plus a deluxe makeup bag with every third shipment. The promised value of each box is $120 worth of products. It will contain variations, but there are far fewer compared to the regular Ipsy Glam Bag. Be sure to continue to rate and review your bag to help personalize it to your needs. Check out our Ipsy Glam Bag explainer to find out every detail of this subscription!

The bottom of the lid of the pretty pink box has some advice to share:

Don’t be pretty like them, be pretty like you.

There’s a mini magazine that came with the upgraded box, unlike the glam bag which only has a card without individual item details.

Each page features a specific product and its description.

Aside from product descriptions, the mini mag also provides a to-do list with the upgraded glam bag.

The pictures are all high-quality.

The creator also shared some tips on how she expresses her unique beauty.

The makeup items that the mag featured made me really excited to dig into the box already!

Everything in my Ipsy Glam Plus bag!

For starters, here’s the new glam bag from my upgraded box… And it seems like the pouch also upgraded! Nice!

Unlike the usual glam pouches, I think it is wider and can contain more items, aside from the box’s inclusions.

It has a zipper enclosure to keep all your stuff secured inside.

Yep, definitely, there’s more room for more items!

First things first, I had two bonus items not officially part of my box.

BONUS Dirty Little Secret Cosmetics Baked Highlighter ($14) Gluten-free and cruelty-free, this baked highlighter also gives your skin a radiant glow.

It has a soft formula that glides gently on the skin,  making it extremely easy to apply and blend evenly.

It also has a satin finish that shimmers, making you look more glowing. It can either be applied for a subtle glow or built up to a create a blinding highlight.

BONUS Elizabeth Mott Tapered Blending Brush ($16) This brush is made of synthetic fibers. The tapered blending brush is used to buff and blend shadow to give you a perfect eye makeup look. You can easily take care of this brush as the fibers are easy to wash and does not shed. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free.

Now on to the official items in my Glam Bag Plus!

Morphe High Impact Highlighter ($14) I got this highlighter in lustrous peachy gold, and the effects are fantastic!

Morphe’s High Impact Highlighter is a creamy, zero-gravity highlighter that helps to create explosive, prismatic effects that make you look radiant.

The compact also comes with its own mirror, so you can focus on the prominent areas of your face to apply the highlighter on. You can apply it on your forehead, high cheekbones, nose bridge, browbone, eyelids, cupid’s bow, and the center of your chin. I love this champagne highlighter!

Now, you’ll never wonder why a girl with winged eyeliner is late!

EyeKo London Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Black ($22) Now, it will be easier to do and draw winged eyeliner because of this precise pen. It’s smudge-proof, budge-proof, and even fool-proof!

You can easily create thick feline flicks or finely defined lines to accentuate your eyes. Aside from the unique long-lasting formula that creates a color-intense and smudge-proof finish, it also has the perfect shape, size, precision that gives you control on how you want your liner to look. This is definitely one of my favorite liner pens to date.

Smashbox Cover Shot: Bold Glitter Eye Palette ($29) I am also really excited to try on the shades of this bold glitter palette!

The palette comes with 8 gorgeous and shimmery shades namely Glonut, Greyscale, Gold Digger, What The Fleck?, New Money, Seapunked, Pinky Ring, and Let’s Reflect.

Even the palette is shimmering. Its size can fit most of my makeup pouches.

The pigment-powered colors of this palette are truly beautiful, and the colors don’t fade easily, saving me more time spent for touchups or worrying that my makeup is fading.

The colors are really vibrant, and the audacity is there. It’s a really stunning set of colors and absolutely fabulous for holiday looks!

Tarte Cosmetics Maneater Voluptuous Mascara ($23) I love it when my lashes look gorgeous and I love it more when I get a mascara that doesn’t flake or clump my lashes… Tarte’s voluptuous mascara can do that!

It’s formulated with jojoba that soothes and conditions my lashes by keeping them hydrated, strong, and protected. The carnauba wax ensures a smooth application that lengthens and volumizes the strands. It also comes with a fluttery, full and big brush that that coats and curls the lashes evenly.

Ciate London Dewy Spritz Luminous Prime & Set Spray ($25) The box also included this lightweight, pearlescent mist that is used to prep, prime, and set. It contains hyaluronic acid and green tea extract that hydrates and illuminates skin before product application. You can also use this to set your look by spritzing some after application, and the iridescent pearls create a subtle and naturally dewy glimmer.

LXMI Pure Nilotica Melt Nourishing Balm-to-Oil ($80) The nourishing balm-to-oil treatment deeply hydrates dry and damaged skin, and smoothens visible imperfections as well. It contains organic Nilotica Reserve from the Nile Valley.

The first Glam Bag Plus Members will get a bonus full-size product aside from the top five picks. I love it!

Vita Liberta Body Blur ($4.52) My bonus item is this skin finish. Its formula hides imperfections and reflects light for HD-ready skin. It eliminates skin problems such as uneven tone, texture, redness, and dullness.

I’m overwhelmed about how many items the box has, and I’ll try to fit them all inside the pouch!

What an upgrade! I am happy with my previous Ipsy Glam Bag, but this Ipsy Glam Bag Plus definitely exceeded my expectations. I’m truly impressed! All the makeup items are great, especially when it completes the products I’ll need to complete my eye makeup routine. The curation even included skin care products, and they’re all full-sized! The pouch is really pretty too, and I love how big it is compared to the pouches I am getting from the regular Ipsy subscription. I can almost fit all the box’s contents in it and include more. I am also looking for a multi-purpose product and I’m glad to get the spritz which I can use a primer and a setting spray. Everything is handy and I will have fewer worries when I need to use a product when I am out and about. I definitely love this upgrade, and I’m looking forward to more popular and big brands they’ll include in the coming months!

If you’re interested, you need to have an active Glam Bag membership in order to upgrade to Glam Bag Plus. Existing Glam Bag members get first dibs on the Glam Bag Plus Waitlist. Make sure to watch your email for upgrade offers to get on the waitlist.

What do you think of Ipsy Glambag Plus?

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  • shauna urban

    Looks amazing & I can’t wait to geet it!!!


    I’m absolutely in love with the upgrade!! So much so I’m done with Boxy after December. Ipsys October box was amazing and my November box is even better. My favorite item from October’s box was the mascara. I love what it does to my lashes. Thanks for reviewing I’m sure those interested in signing up really appreciate these kind of reviews. Thanks for all the time and effort you put in to each and everyone!

  • beccaox

    The review says you received a bonus for being in the October Glam Plus but the review included 6. I believe the eyeliner was the 6th bonus item for everyone.

    You received 3 additional items, not just the first two.