What’s Up With The First Ipsy Glam Bag Plus?

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The first Ipsy Glam Bag Plus is finally here! However, was the beauty box paid by Ipsy subscribers up to par with the influencer box, or was the Ipsy Glam Bag Plus bait and switch of Ipsy Influencer Box?

October 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag

Received The First Ipsy Glam Bag Plus

Thanks to a list on MSA I received the first Ipsy Glam Bag Plus! MSA is the real one for helping their frequent readers out!

If you love your subscription boxes, MSA comment section is where the action is at!

In fact, when I am bored, I just head over to their comment section – an overall great website for updates on various subscription boxes.

Plus, it’s really a great site for subscription-based companies to gain a better understanding of how they can improve their services.


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Ipsy Influencer Box

The Ipsy influencer box sent to influencers to promote the new Ipsy Glam Bag Plus subscription service was a great box.

Many of the products in the box are products in high demand, with great reviews on sites like Sephora.com.

Plus, none of the products were highly discounted or discontinued.

Let’s take a look at the products that were sent to influencers.

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  • Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Cream – Retail Value: $19.00
  • Morphe 15H Happy Hour Eyeshadow Palette – Retail Value: $16.00
  • Buxom Lash Mascara – Retail Value: $22.00
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush – Retail Value: $29.00
  • Sunday Riley C.E.O. C + E Antioxidant Moisturizer – Retail Value: $65.00

Ipsy Influencer Box Total Value

$151.00 + Value of Makeup Bag

First Ipsy Glam Bag Plus

While I personally wasn’t expecting the same products that were given to the influencers, I was expecting products of the same caliber.

Let’s take a look at the products that were sent out in the first Ipsy Glam Bag Plus.

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  • Tarte Maneater Voluptuous Mascara – Retail Value: $23.00
  • Ciate London Dewy Spritz – Retail Value: $25.00
  • Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Bold Glitter – Retail Value: $29.00
  • Morphe High Impact Highlighter in Extra – Retail Value: $14.00
  • Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black – Retail Value: $24.00
  • Purlisse Blue Lotus Seed Mud Mask + Exfoliant – Retail Value: $29.97

First Ipsy Glam Bag Plus Total Value

$144.97 + Value of Makeup Bag

Who Ipsy Glam Bag Plus Is Perfect For

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus is perfect for someone who is building their makeup collection.

The value is undeniable there, with the majority of the product’s retail value above $20.00.

Advantages Of Using Ipsy Glam Bag Plus or BoxyCharm

Subscription services like Ipsy Glam Bag Plus and BoxyCharm give you the opportunity to try full-size products at a significantly low price, you just can’t beat that when you’re starting out.

Now if you have friends and family members who work at these department stores who are willing to use their discounts just for you then that’s a different story.

Overall, the services are a great way to try products on a tight budget.

First Ipsy Glam Bag Plus Real Value Or Bait and Switch

Even if the box was bait and switch to some degree, it doesn’t mean that there wasn’t any value. Surely Ipsy first Glam Bag Plus was valuable.

However, depending on who you ask you may receive a different response simply because what’s valuable to one person may not be valuable to another.

Going through the comments on MSA some people liked the products they received in their boxes while others were disappointed.

It’s only natural because you cannot please everyone.

However, overall the box was good, but I don’t think it was better than October 2018 BoxyCharm.