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See How IPSY Beauty Editors Are Building Their Perfect August Glam Bag Plus


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.

Luckily for us (and you!), those favorites are more likely than ever to end up in our bags. That’s because this month we’re launching Ultra Personalization for Glam Bag Plus. Every month, from the first through the third, you get to choose three (!!!) of the five full-size products in your Glam Bag Plus, shop for amazing Add-Ons, and see what two products IPSY has selected just for you. All of this means you can build your perfect bag every single month.

Want to know what IPSY beauty editors are coveting this month? Here are all the products we’re choosing, adding on, and crossing our fingers IPSY includes in our own Glam Bag Plus.

Marta Topran, Senior Editorial Manager

CIATÉ LONDON Watermelon Translucent Powder

1. CIATÉ LONDON Watermelon Translucent Powder

“My new makeup routine has become way less complicated these days—thankful for Zoom’s built in filter effect! But one thing I’m not skipping is a light dusting of translucent powder to keep my shine in check all day long. I love that this one disappears on all skin tones and never feels heavy or cakey.”

COMPLEX CULTURE Plush Powder Brush

2. COMPLEX CULTURE Plush Powder Brush

“This is my favorite brush of all time! It’s the perfect density and softness to gently and lightly apply just the right amount of finishing powder, and it feels SO soothing on your face. Since I’m lazy, I also use it with bronzer when I want a nice, diffused, and believable glow.”

BRIOGEO Be Gentle Be Kind - Avocado + Kiwi Mega Moisture Protein Mask

3. BRIOGEO Be Gentle Be Kind - Avocado + Kiwi Mega Moisture Protein Mask

“I’m a new BRIOGEO convert (late to the game, I know!). Since it’s been over seven months since my last hair cut, using a nourishing mask has been extra important to make sure my ends don’t actually look like it’s been forever since they’ve been trimmed.”

Hannah Cassidy, Beauty Editor

ESTATE COSMETICS Bailey Eyeshadow Palette

1. ESTATE COSMETICS Bailey Eyeshadow Palette

“I cannot resist a bold eyeshadow palette—even in a work-from-home situation. Bailey Sarian (an amazing YouTuber) truly captured the ultimate Los Angeles sunset in her collab with ESTATE COSMETICS. Bonus? The nine shades somehow seamlessly work together no matter how you pair them. Plus, the names are super cute—as a new owner of a pair of skates, the purple ‘Roller Skates’ shade felt like a summer must.”

MURAD Perfecting Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++

2. MURAD Perfecting Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++

“With my skincare rituals in full force, I’ve put my go-to foundations on the back burner for the summer and have embraced the SPF-as-makeup life. MURAD has totally knocked it out of the park with this perfecting sunscreen! It’s got an SPF 30 (derm recommended minimum) broad spectrum coverage to keep me protected, while fatty acids and pore-blurring ingredients give a dewy, my-skin-but-better effect. Now I just need to remember to reapply...”

GLAMGLOW Brighteyes Illuminating Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream

3. GLAMGLOW Brighteyes Illuminating Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream

“My sleep schedule has been completely out of whack lately, and the AC is cranked up, which has created a ripe environment for puffy, dry under eyes come morning. Since I’m not wearing as much concealer these days, this eye cream is the perfect visual pick-me-up. It plumps, perks, brightens (thanks to a slight shimmer), and now has a permanent spot in my a.m. routine.”

Pia Bhattacharya, Senior Beauty Editor

CALLYSSEE Better Bean Clean Face Coffee Cleanser

1. CALLYSSEE Better Bean Clean Face Coffee Cleanser

“Fact: I am not a morning person—never have been, never will be. So when I finally get up after hitting snooze two to three times, I need an immediate boost. The first thing I do every morning is wash my face to wake myself up a bit—and on days when I’m struggling, this coffee-infused cleanser does the trick. It’s made with coffee Arabica seed extract that doubles as an amazing exfoliator (so I look bright and fresh), and it has a light minty smell for an extra boost that helps me take on the day.”

WANDER BEAUTY Brow Gel in Clear

2. WANDER BEAUTY Brow Gel in Clear

“I seriously can’t remember the last time I was able to have my brows threaded—and without regular maintenance, mine can get pretty unruly. I usually shy away from brow products because they can make my brows look too dark, but this clear gel formula has me hooked. It keeps my brows in place, and I can’t see a thing—no weird shine, no flaking—just well-behaved brows that make me feel way more put-together.”



“If it says HUDA on it, sign me up. I’m already a super fan, and this bundle is pretty much a dream come true. I love the Mauve Obsession Palette for its warm shimmery shades that actually pop on my medium tan skin, and they seriously last for hours. Plus those lip colors are so creamy and easy to use (a.k.a. perfect to swipe on before a Zoom call).”

Maddie Aberman, Beauty Editor

LAURA GELLER Kajal Liner - Bronze

1. LAURA GELLER Kajal Liner - Bronze

“No matter how hard I try, I just can’t seem to master powder eyeshadow. Choosing the right shades to pair seems daunting, and blending has never been my forte. That’s where this cream shadow stick comes in. It requires zero tools other than my fingers, blends in seconds yet lasts all day, and the bronze color is a fun take on an everyday neutral. My favorite way to use it: Trace it directly from the stick across my lash line (the messier, the better), then buff over the line using my ring finger to diffuse the color.”

GOLDFADEN MD Doctor’s Scrub Ruby Crystal Microderm Exfoliator

2. GOLDFADEN MD Doctor’s Scrub Ruby Crystal Microderm Exfoliator

“Nothing can compare to the level of smooth your skin feels after an in-office microdermabrasion facial, but this scrub is the closest thing I’ve found for at-home use. The creamy scrub is packed with tiny yet powerful exfoliating crystals. After one use my skin is silkier, my other skincare absorbs easier, and makeup goes on better. I like to use it once a week as a deep clean and detox for my skin.”

SUNDAY RILEY Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream

3. SUNDAY RILEY Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream

“My morning routine used to consist of three separate serums, a moisturizer, and a sunscreen (what can I say, I’m a little high maintenance when it comes to skincare), but this lightweight lotion takes care of four of the five in one step. Papaya enzymes and one percent alpha-arbutin brighten, hyaluronic acid deeping hydrates, and a blend of lightweight oils and tamarind extract nourish. After I use this in the a.m., all I need to do is top my skin with sunscreen.”

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Article Last Updated July 22, 2020 12:00 AM