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IPSY Beauty Editors Share Their Favorite Products From May’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 May Glam Bags (and stealing from work if we don’t). 

Marta Topran, Editorial Director

GOLDFADEN MD Pure Start Detoxifying Facial Cleanser

1. GOLDFADEN MD Pure Start Detoxifying Facial Cleanser

“This is the best of both worlds when it comes to cleansers: it has all the makeup and gunk clearing power you want plus it leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated. Win-win!”

ORIGINS Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores

2. ORIGINS Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores

“This is the OG of pore purifying masks. I’ve used this stuff on and off for years, and always come back to this classic formula. It uses charcoal to purge pores and keep breakouts at bay.”

SOL DE JANEIRO Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

3. SOL DE JANEIRO Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

“Best. Smelling. Cream. Ever. Seriously, after a year of not being able to travel anywhere, this tropical treat is the momentary escape we all need. Plus, it leaves skin feeling velvety soft.”

Pia Bhattacharya, Senior Beauty Editor

COMPLEX CULTURE Easy Crease Definer

1. COMPLEX CULTURE Easy Crease Definer

“I thought I had every eyeshadow brush I’d ever need until I tried this one. It’s got a unique three-sided tip that’s perfect for smudging shadow along your lash line or blending it onto your eye crease. This one tool is now the MVP of my brush stash—there are so many ways to use it!.”

JONTEBLU Felt Tip Eyeliner Pencil

2. JONTEBLU Felt Tip Eyeliner Pencil

“Hello, eyeliner hoarder, here. I love experimenting with eyeliner formulas, but this is one that I return to time and time again. It glides on so easily and doesn’t budge—at all. I love that I can wear it from a.m. to p.m. without touch-ups. And it doesn’t try out fast like some felt tip liners.”

KINSHIP Self Reflect Probiotic Moisturizing Sunscreen Zinc Oxide Broad Spectrum SPF 32

3. KINSHIP Self Reflect Probiotic Moisturizing Sunscreen Zinc Oxide Broad Spectrum SPF 32

“I wear SPF—but do I love SPF? Not until I met this stuff. It keeps my dry(ish) skin comfy and hydrated without feeling greasy. Plus, it’s got turmeric which has so many skincare benefits like calming inflammation and fighting free radicals. I love it to moisturize and protect in one step.”

Hannah Cassidy, Senior Beauty Editor

HANALEI COMPANY Kona Peptide Eye Cream

1. HANALEI COMPANY Kona Peptide Eye Cream

“I know better than to rub my eyes, but allergy season got the best of me (sorry delicate under eye skin!) so I’ve been reaching for this eye cream nonstop. The creamy texture absorbs quickly, plumps up my stressed skin, and slightly illuminates the area.”

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Mini DIPBROW® Gel in Taupe

2. ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Mini DIPBROW® Gel in Taupe

“Kind of like SPF, brow gels are a non-negotiable for me and my nonexistent eyebrows. I wipe a little excess off, brush my brow up into place, define the outer tail edge with the tip, and boom—perfect brows, every time.”

HELIOS Nail Polish in I Lilac You

3. HELIOS Nail Polish in I Lilac You

“This lilac is *the* shade for spring and summer—it screams cool girl (just pair with chunky gold rings) and seriously pleases the Y2K preteen in me. The 13-free polish formula has a gel-like finish, so it looks like I hit up the nail salon pros when in reality I only traveled to my couch for a baking competition show binge.”

Maddie Aberman, Beauty Editor

BLISS Makeup Melt Gentle Jelly Cleanser

1. BLISS Makeup Melt Gentle Jelly Cleanser

“For a diehard oil cleanser user like me, it takes a lot for me to make a switch in my makeup removal-skin cleansing routine. After just one use, this jelly cleanser found a permanent spot in my stash. It gave me the speed and ease of a makeup wipe (without the waste!) and the thorough cleansing of an oil (without the mess). I’m totally sold.”

ITEM BEAUTY Lip Quip in Come Thru

2. ITEM BEAUTY Lip Quip in Come Thru

“This lip product was love at first swipe. It feels like a lip balm, gives a little sheen like a gloss, and leaves the prettiest subtle tint that works just as well with my no-makeup makeup days as my full-glam nights. What more could you want? I’ll wait.”

JULIETTE HAS A GUN Lady Vengeance

3. JULIETTE HAS A GUN Lady Vengeance

“If a night out drinking dirty martinis with your girls had a scent, this would be it. It’s warm, slightly sweet, and totally intoxicating. Plus, it lasts all night. Just one spritz on my wrist got me compliments hours after application.”

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Article Last Updated April 30, 2021 12:00 AM