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IPSY Beauty Editors Share Their Favorite Products From April’s Glam Bags

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As beauty editors at IPSY, we try out a ton of products (and we mean a ton). Hundreds of products come across our desks every single month. And while we’re busy swatching, swiping, and testing so that we can give you all the tips and tricks you need to know—we’re also keeping mental notes of our personal faves.

Want to know what IPSY beauty editors are coveting this month? Here are all the products we’re crossing our fingers we get in our own April Glam Bags (and stealing from work if we don’t).

Marta Topran, Editorial Director

FIRST AID BEAUTY Facial Radiance Pads

1. FIRST AID BEAUTY Facial Radiance Pads

“Legit the easiest way to incorporate exfoliation into your routine. These glycolic and lactic acid-infused pads can be used every night to help stimulate cell turnover and promote smooth, glowy skin.”

GOLDFADEN MD Wake Up Call Overnight Regenerative Facial Treatment

2. GOLDFADEN MD Wake Up Call Overnight Regenerative Facial Treatment

“I love a product that works while I sleep. This overnight cream from one of my fave brands has retinol to help smooth lines over time, plus avocado oil to help me wake up with skin that looks healthy and plump.”

REN CLEAN SKINCARE Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask

3. REN CLEAN SKINCARE Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask

“This exfoliating mask is like a refreshing fruit salad for your skin. It’s got papaya, pineapple, and passion fruit—all loaded with enzymes and acids that help to resurface the skin for a glowy complexion.”

Pia Bhattacharya, Senior Beauty Editor

ITEM BEAUTY Overdew Xtra Intensive Moisturizer Mini

1. ITEM BEAUTY Overdew Xtra Intensive Moisturizer Mini

“Argan oil, murumuru butter, magnolia extract—this stuff reads like spring in a bottle. It’s full of my fave moisturizing ingredients (my dry skin loves argan oil), and really delivers on hydration without feeling greasy or sticky.”

MILK MAKEUP Kush High Volume Mascara Mini

2. MILK MAKEUP Kush High Volume Mascara Mini

“I read that this stuff is made with heart-shaped fibers, then spent a significant amount of time procrastinating work and studying the wand for them. I’m equally obsessed with the volume and lift this gives my lashes—it’s also super comfy and doesn’t flake off. Love it for a falsie-effect without the struggle.”

WANDER BEAUTY Wanderess™ Glow Highlighter in After Hours

3. WANDER BEAUTY Wanderess™ Glow Highlighter in After Hours

“I tend to collect a lot of highlighters, but never wear them. It’s a bit of a struggle to find one that looks natural (not chalky) on my medium brown skin. This champagne pearl shade gives me the perfect hint of glow and blends on so smoothly. It’s my go-to for days when my complexion needs a little boost.”

Hannah Cassidy, Senior Beauty Editor

KOKIE COSMETICS Crystal Fusion Liquid Eyeshadow in Polaris

1. KOKIE COSMETICS Crystal Fusion Liquid Eyeshadow in Polaris

“Lately, I’ve been swapping out my bold shadow looks and leaning into cream shadows and natural, dewy skin. This creamy shadow is my new everyday staple. The liquid formula and shimmery rose gold flecks give an understated (and seriously beautiful) glow that I just can’t get enough of.”

ITEM BEAUTY Fast Pass AHA Gel Cleanser Mini

2. ITEM BEAUTY Fast Pass AHA Gel Cleanser Mini

“The benefits of AHAs without the irritation? Sign me up. While my skin needs regular exfoliation (especially with mask wearing), leave-on treatments can be overly drying. Adding this cleanser into my P.M. routine has been a total game changer. ”

KOSETTE SALT Body Scrub

3. KOSETTE SALT Body Scrub

“Now that my legs are finally starting to see the light of day, I’m giving them a little extra TLC. The charcoal and gray sea salt in this scrub leave my skin gleaming and perfectly prepped for self-tanner.”

Maddie Aberman, Beauty Editor

TATCHA The Water Cream

1. TATCHA The Water Cream

“Generally, gel moisturizers just don’t cut it, even for my combo skin...until I tried this cult favorite. Now I get the appeal. It absorbs almost instantly, leaves zero residue for makeup or skincare layering, yet my skin feels so hydrated and plump after. It’s magic.”

SUNDAY RILEY A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum

2. SUNDAY RILEY A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum

“There are a lot of ingredients that claim to be anti-aging heroes, but dermatologists agree that you only need one: retinol. I’m obsessed with this serum because it contains a 6.5 percent retinoid blend, so I know I’m getting a potent dose.”

PACIFICA BEAUTY Wild Hemp Eye Shadows in Quartz, Dusty, Smokey Quartz, Tiger, Crystal Flower

3. PACIFICA BEAUTY Wild Hemp Eye Shadows in Quartz, Dusty, Smokey Quartz, Tiger, Crystal Flower

“As a self-admitted eyeshadow newb, this compact palette of rich, warm neutrals has a special place in my heart. I’ve tried it all (a solid wash of color, a cut-crease, a smoky eye) and you can’t go wrong with these shades. I’ve been reaching for it every day.”

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Article Last Updated April 1, 2021 12:00 AM