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Ipsy October 2016 Glam Bag Sneak Peek!

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Ipsy 2015 Spoilers

We have aΒ spoiler for the October 2016 Ipsy glam bag!Β Check out the bag design:



What do you think of the glam bag design for October? UPDATE – looks like the color emojis may not be on the bag design itself, but the black and white designs on the bag should be there!

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Written by Liz Cadman

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  1. Their

    • I take somebody’s October bag if they don’t want it.

  2. IM SOOOO PUMPED !! cant wait to see what i get my first month πŸ˜€

  3. If you look up Valfre Ipsy you will see what the bag really looks like. Stop freaking out – it’s actually really awesome.

    • AMEN!! I love this bag!! Also for everyone who does not want to be offended just sign up for Love + Blessed box! Everyone needs to grow up on here! I’m s Lutheran I attend worship almost every Sunday but this is wayyyy blown out of perportion! It’s only as religious as you make out to be!! #HowOldAreWe ????

  4. Ipsy took the idea from Boxycharm August box ( imojis )

  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this bag. This and June’s are my absolute favorites so far

  6. Omg I’ll love this bag πŸ™‚ <3

  7. Cute bag-might have to sign up again.

  8. Hmmm, not too sure about this one :/

    But what the heck, October sneak peek?!?
    Where is September’s?? Lmao. :O

    • Hello Nicole I think I know you, lmao you must know Mike!!

  9. Is it just me, or is Ipsy putting out more and more patterned bags designed for 10 year olds?

    With the exception of August’s gourgeously designed bags, can we have more simplistic and sleek? I would have loved to see Black or a Deep Purple bag for October. Add a rhinestone Skull or Black Cat and there you go.

    Enough with these are fully tacky bags that we are embarrassed to carry!

    • I understand what you are saying, Noelle, but some people are excited about the October bag. I don’t care for it either, but you can’t please everyone all of the time. There have been a few bags I didn’t care for so I gifted them. Besides, who needs that many make-up bags anyway?!

      • Well first off, technically we pay for them. So whether we need them or not is irrevelent. Some may need them all. Some may give them away. Either way, we pay for them, so what we do with them is our choice.

        I would take a guess that they would please MORE of their customers who PAY for these bags if they kept the designs simplistic.

        It’s not really fair to say, “Well if you don’t like them, just give them away!”. I hear that a lot and I think it’s a cop-out. When a company is repeatedly making designs that customers feel the need to “give away”, obviously they should open there eyes and realize they need to relook at their designs.

        Ofcourse, it could be a part of one big conspiracy for customers to give the bags away so those who get the bags might decide to become new customers? Maybe. Or they just need a new design team or a panel that decides what design would “best fit” the majority of their customers.

        I’ll continue to stick with Ipsy because I have been a faithful customer for years. I have had great bags and horrible bags, but you can’t beat any of it for $10. You get what you get. I just wish they would pay more attention their customer feedback.

        • Personally, I’d love a deep purple or black but rhinestone designs? Not since I was a tween.

        • Well, I pay for my bags and I love this design and the graffiti design from a few months ago. There are a few designs I didn’t like but I’m hardly going to complain that I paid for this as if only my opinion mattered.. I’d be pretty bummed if they did only simple bags because people insisted that my and others’ preferences were insignificant compared to some.

          • Well said πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ it’s crazy to be that upset over a cosmetics bag that a lot of others will enjoy

        • I like the bag design. I read alot of comments and I’m starting to think people just like to complain. About everything. If u want a simplistic bag go buy one

        • They should have guest artists or real live proficient graphic designers with taste design the bags. Not everyone who subs with Ipsy is a toddler! πŸ™‚

          • No everyone wants boring bags

          • Are you for real? We pay 10.00 a month for a cosmetic bag filled with five samples and you want a graphic designer to design the bags? How much is that going to cost Ipsy? Then how much would we pay for it .I suggest you go buy the high dollar bag you want Ipsy to design for you .I keep asking myself is this lady kidding ?she has to be high or something

          • This comments r πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ grafic designer bags and ppl making comments to that over a 10$ cosm bag and samples and some full or deluxe size. I have SUPER happy with my bags the last several months i do review I post pics and stay active with profile some I left blank and has been much better since. I have played with that and gotten some really great bags lately. It’s just so funny to me how ppl carry on over them. Money is money and doesn’t come easy. But u got love and laugh when reading some of the commentsπŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ’Ÿβ™₯οΈπŸ˜‚πŸ’šπŸ’–πŸ’‹β€οΈπŸ’“πŸ˜˜βœ¨πŸ’žπŸ’“πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜€πŸ˜œ

          • Just so you know- I am a happy LONG time subscriber of Ipsy. Since the beginning! But….

            No offense, do your research first. Ipsy made 150 million in revenue last year and the company is valued around 800 million. This doesn’t include the revenue from the Youtube beauty vids. As a company they are always looking to expand and better what they have. Paying for a graphic designer would not only be beneficial, but not even that costly! Consumers wouldn’t even have to endure a monthly price increase. As a company grows, they make more money and spend more money. A graphic designer would easily be budgeted. To me, I think it would be smart for them to do. All part of the growth and to help get more subs and keep the ones they have.

            Also, as just a personal idea of my own- I think since they are so involved with us on FB and Instagram, etc., they should let us pick the bag once in awhile! Meaning to present 3 bag designs and let us vote. We won’t know for which month it’s for and the results will be a surprise in the mail. Just an idea I thought would be fun!

          • No offense,I don’t need to do my research! Im perfectly happy with my Ipsy bag. I pay 10.00 a month to try fun makeup and it comes in a cute bag, the end have a great dayπŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™Š ps I never complained I like the holloween bag preview

          • PSS ,your idea sounds fun

    • You are SO right! Ipsy bags have become so so sooo tacky. Lately they’ve looked like something you would pick up in the kids aisle at Toys R’ Us. They really need to hire some designers with a bit of style. For a company that makes its money from trends, the bags are ridiculously un-chic.

  10. I am soooo glad they are doing a “theme” bag. I’ve wondered why they don’t do this. I guess after reading all these awful comments, I see why. I hope they continue!

    • I’m glad they’re doing a theme bag too,I can’t believe how much these women sound like five year olds throwing a temper tantrum ,because they didn’t get what they wanted.Its a bag for Christ sake I haven’t loved all the bags. But I’m ok with that because I want what comes inside the bag .You can’t always get your way sometimes it’s sombody else’s turn.I quote the song I used to sing to my children as they were growing up can’t always get what you want !! Think of it as its not your turn and stop raining on everyone else’s parade and let them enjoy their holloween bag .The end have a great day

      • Amen!

        • AMEN X 2 !! I think it’s s fun bag & im 44. I think we have a lot of Crybabys on here! It’s not a 100.00 bag for Petes sake!!!

  11. Meh. I’m unsubscribing after September’s bag, just so I can get my rewards and call it quits. I prefer Sephora play and I’ve only had 2 months compared to 10 months of Ipsy. Ipsy repeats like crazy, I’m sick of eyeliners and mascaras, ugly lippies, & never getting the hyped up products. Byyyyye Felicia.

    • Right! I had to unsubscribe to ipsy because I never got the products I wanted, I always got some weird brands I’ve never heard of so I was always like meh about each ipsy bag but I’m never disappointed with my sephora box which is why I cancelled ipsy this month

  12. I love ipsy ,and this glam bags are to die for,but let me tell you that not everyone celebrate halloween and I personally will not keep this bag so by all means that my $10, on the month of october will be a waste then, if this is the case, because I dislike very much this celebration and I do respect others ppls opinion and lifestyles but ipsy shouldn’t be making a design on a special event or celebration and think that everyone will agree with the theme , we are all individuals and I think it is not fair that I have to trash this halloween bag just because ipsy wants to celebrate halloween and I have to loose part of my money, this is my opinion and with all respect I stand behing every word .

    • Nelsa, I understand and respect your feelings. If you don’t want to spend your money on the October bag, I think you can cancel or suspend your subscription for that month and then just resubscribe for November. Or you could just keep the items and give the bag away. Just a thought.

    • I would contact them to ask whether they will be willing to ship your items in an old ipsy bag rather than the one that offends. I’d be interested to know if they will accommodate! πŸ™‚

      • Me too!

    • You will still recieve your goodies, if you don’t like the bag you can put it up for swap? I personally love the bag & I celebrate Hallowen so for me I’m happy about it! It’s about High Time they did somthing fun like this! ?

      • I agree to the fun bags,i love holloween it’s such a fun day

    • I agree with you

    • Well, the bag doesn’t appear to say anything about Halloween on it. Just a bag with some skulls and spiders.

    • The photo shoot is a Wiccan Worship Ceremony. So I guess I will be cancelling. The bag doesn’t bother me nearly as bad a the photo shoot. I loved ipsy… Bummer.

      • That’s too bad. I wonder who they’ll offend during the winter holidays :/ It’s a shame they didn’t think about that and pick a less religously and culturally sensitive theme for their shoot.

  13. This is going to be the first bag I don’t want to keep. πŸ˜‰ I’m a girlie girl. I’m sure there are a lot that will love it though, and it’s their turn!

  14. I think the bag is collaboration of something. The tag says Ipsy X ??? It might just eba scull but I. Think it will be a nice one.

  15. I hope the Emolia r on there. I don’t like all black and white and could do without the spider. I think those glam like skulls I can’t remember what they r called would have been cuter than a black white with spiders and skulls. I can deal with skulls but think they should bling them out. Want a cute, GIRLIE, BLINGY BAG myself. Like this months was pretty. I got the purple one. Would be cool if sometime we could choose one out of two or three bags. And not limited stock so no stressing over it and trying to get the one u want. I have REALLY been enjoying my bags the last several months. The products inside is what I mean. They bags have been cute. I left a cpl ?s blank and since have had Great bags. I always review in their site also. Truthfully. Thanks so much. Love sneak peaks. Wonder if Sep. not too exciting since not hyping it up as this one. I can’t imagine them skipping a bag that’s what half of its all about. We will get Oct. in a Black mailed? I love the lady on IG that upcycles the mailers and bags into ADORABLE things. Like wedge heals with June bag and the little purse probably for decor made out of pink mailer. They show her art on their site if anyone wants to see gets she does. She has a You Tube channel also showing how she makes things. All should check it out. Something with curl in the name I think. Bad memory. Thanks so much. Love sneak peaks. Lol it’s COOL.

    • Is it sugar skulls you were thinking of ,I love sugar skulls

    • The emojis are not on the bag.

  16. The emojis are an attempt to cover up what the bag for October will look like. I think they have caught on that we live for those sneak peeks on snapchat and they dont want to reveal it completely yet to keep some mystery!!

  17. Not for me. And certainly not “glam” IMO but can’t expect a winner every month I guess. To each thier own. I loved the graffiti bag a couple months ago, but not this one, go figure. (I blame the spiders, icky)

  18. So does this mean no glam bag for September?

    • No september bag?????

      • That’s what I was wondering

    • I’m sure it’s just that they were super excited about this fun bag has nothing to do with September .October is just such a fun month to play with .Its one of the best months out there Lol I was born in October

  19. I was disappointed last year when there wasnt a Halloween inspired bag, so happy they are having some fun with it this year! ?

  20. Love it!!!

  21. Ugh, I hate holiday themed bags. I just want a pretty design like this last months. Can they please not or can I opt of a plain or old bag I don’t have? This is rather ugly.

    • I agree, I’m so disappointed in the design, it doesn’t appeal to me at all

    • I wonder if they can just use older bags for those that object to the October bag. I know they reuse extras in some ipsy offers; so that should be doable if the logistics of packing them works out.

  22. I would have preferred a day of the dead skull or maybe a vampire countess similar to the girls on the current month’s bag. This just doesn’t impress me.

    • I would never like that type bag.

      • Me neither. The vampire anyway. I do like sugar skulls.

  23. After being so impressed by the last bag, I expected more from Ipsy for October… But I am still looking forward to the make-up coming inside the bag. That is all that really matters.

  24. That bag is really cute ,I love themed bags

  25. Ooh, Halloween! Ears perked up!

    Agree with other commenter, though, get those darn kids out of the picture.

  26. This one I will give away immediately. Spiders are my worst fear and having them on the bag ruins it for me!

  27. I have wondered why they NEVER do a holiday themed bag, like NEVER in the years I’ve been with them. Glad to see a holiday bag this time! I hope they do more holidays next year.

    • They did a heart design for the February bag.

    • I love this Halloween design – hope they do a classy Christmas design – or a winter design. Ooh a fall design with Autumnal colors – leaves.

      • That would be neat! I love the Halloween bag! You have a great idea for Nov & Christmas too!! Bring on the Holiday Bags!!! ? ?? β˜ƒ

  28. The picture showing the glam bag shows it as it is coming out of the shipping bag. I think the color emojis are part of the design. (think back to that loud rebel bag!) The big black thing in the middle looks like a fly. The gold book is probably a witch’s spell book, the purple orbs crystal balls, colored masks, and of course there has to be red lipstick. I love Halloween, creepy cute can be fun, but not kiddo cutesy. They have really been missing the boat on the bags for quite awhile. I miss the bags that were a bit of glam and no cheap plastic feeling material. Since this is such an early sneak peak, maybe it’s a way to get feedback on the design ideas? One can only hope. ?

    • Well, on my phone the thing in the middle looks like a fly! On my computer it’s a spider. Even looking at this on my computer, I still think the color imojis are a part of the bag. I really don’t see where they are covering up any other designs. But again, once Ipsy gets all this feedback, they may change up the design.

    • I’d rather is was all black and grey – not cutesy. I’m not ino frou frou or kiddie-cute styles.

      • Yeah, all black and white, grey would be much better. If the emojis are brightly colored like in the picture above, it really makes its childish. And ironically, the bag isn’t scary, so it would be appropriate for younger ages even in a black, white, grey color scheme.

  29. It looks fun although I don’t like things with spiders on them. And September does come before October last I knew. I love Ipsy regardless and now that my August bag has officially shipped and is moving I am counting down the days until it arrives and I am looking forward to what next month has in store.

  30. I LOVE Halloween and all things spooky. I’ve wanted the Spooky Box for so long, but the international shipping is too much to justify. This might make me feel a little better about that. πŸ™‚

    • What’s the Spooky box?

  31. not my style – nice “adult” fall looking bag would have been nice.

    • I’d love that – delicate leaves….

  32. Adorable!! ? I love spiders! Halloween is my favorite holiday!! My August bag was fabulous! Can’t wait to see what’s next! ?

  33. can’t wait for this!!! i love halloween !!!!!

  34. I really hate spiders so I could do without that big ugly arachnid!

    • It looks like there won’t be any spiders on it, those are emojis. There will be lipsticks and vampire mouths, maybe a spider web.

      • I was just thinking that could be a PLASTIC SPIDER. There is a lot more comments in here now and don’t know if anyone will see this. But u never know. I blew up the pic to try to figure it out. Can’t really tell. Some of the emojis over lap.

  35. I’m thinking we’ll see some vampy (that’s a word right?) type makeup. Dark lip and eyeshadow colors.

  36. ICK

  37. That is absolutely adorable!!!!

  38. Halloween is my favorite and I love holiday themed stuff! I’m excited!

  39. Personally I DON’T like this bag!!!

    • I don’t like it either. Some bags have been better than others, but this is the first one I won’t want to keep. Clearly, we’re in the minority, but I really don’t like it at all. I hope there’s not a Christmas-themed bag. Those of us who don’t celebrate Christmas would appreciate something with more of a winter theme. πŸ™‚ I would rather see bags with season themes rather than individual holidays. Just stating my opinion in case someone from Ipsy is reading here! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      • Winter theme could be so pretty – iridescent snowflakes – or a white on white subtle snowflake design.

        • I agree Laura!!

  40. What a childish look for the bag. Thankfully, I know a nine-year-old who will accept it.

  41. Anyone know of any spoilers for September yet? This is a cute shoot tho ?

    • yeah, was wondering why we get October before September, but I’m not complaining, I LOVE Halloween!

  42. Adorable! Can’t wait.

  43. Yay, I’m excited about a spooky bag! Hopefully we don’t all get black lipstick, though! XD

  44. It looks like the emojis are covering up the real design. Here are other designs under the emojis, such as the fangs. Also, the picture is black and white but the emojis are not.

    • You are right! Thanks, I just updated the post!

      • So easy via computer to take out color where you want, so the background being black and white doesn’t mean anything other than it could have been photo-shopped.

    • I hope you are right because the colored emojis look too jumbled up! It might be cute without all that extra stuff πŸ™‚

  45. I love that bag! I don’t remember holiday themed bag designs when I was subscribed last year.

  46. I was going to cancel but I’ll wait for the bag too

  47. Must remember to subscribe in October to get that cute bag! lol

  48. I love it!! Was going to cancel but it looks like I will stick around just for that bag

  49. wait…. did they skip september spoilers. why jump to october already???

    • I think they just wanted to give a sneak peek of their Halloween inspired shoot on Snapchat so we got a sneak peek in advance πŸ™‚

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