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Ipsy Reveals Are Up for the January 2017 Glam Bag!

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The January 2017ย Ipsy reveals are up!

Here is what I will be getting in one of my Ipsy subscriptions:

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What are you getting from Ipsy this month?

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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

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176 Comments

  1. I’m excited that my request for January 2017 worked! I am obsessed with the blue color of this bag-makes me think of Cinderella ๐Ÿ™‚

    *Manna Kadar Cosmetics Paradise Blush (one of my favorite eyeshadows is Manna Kadar so I have high hopes for this blush)
    *pur~lisse Blue Lotus Seed 5-in-1 mud mask + exfoliant (exciting)
    *TEMPTU Base Smooth & Matte Primer (might swap this, I’m not a fan of primers but I am a fan of smooth matte)
    *theBalm Cosmetics Bahama Mama Bronzer (I will probably swap this. I have a lot of bronzers and I have the Bahama Mama blush that is just ok on me).
    *IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illuminaton Anti-Aging Concealer (My request worked! I am very excited for this!)

    Any bag twins out there? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Not a twin but a close cousin! Mines the same except I’m getting the Real Chemistry Luminous Peel.
      Can’t wait to try that new IT COSMETICS concealer- some same it’s better than the original one. I’m always happy with my IPSY sub.

  2. Did not see my combo listed so:

    Pretty Woman nail polish
    Crown Contour Blush Brush
    Pur-Lisse Blue Lotus
    Smashbox BB
    Ciate Lip gloss

    Actually pretty pleased!

    • Bag twin! I’m pretty pleased as well! ๐Ÿ˜

  3. I am content with my nag. Not thrilled, not unhappy. I got:

    Smash box bb cream – what I wanted!
    Naked Cosmetics pigment in Desert Sunset #02
    SLMissGlam brush
    Clinique makeup remover – super boring, have a ton, but will get used.
    Rimmel London lip balm – NOT excited about this in any way… booo

    • Bag twin!

      I’m new to Ipsy, so I am excited to try these. I’m intrigued by the lip balm. The container is fancy looking for a balm – looks more like a lipstick. Have you tried it before and that’s why you said “booo” or is it just not appealing to you because you’d rather have a gloss or color?

    • I have that lip balm and it smells amazing! It works well. I like it!

  4. I’m not seeing my bag match yet:
    Pretty Woman nail polish
    Note Fragrance Pink Peony
    Trust Fund Beauty Lip gloss
    Pacifica Blushious-Wild Rose
    Manna Kamar Fantasy 3 in 1

    • I got the same bag as you! I am very excited for it!

  5. Ipsy finally gets me! Great bag for me for January!!

    ๐Ÿ˜†Trust Fund Beauty
    Lip Gloss in Method to the Madness or Blame Game (hoping for darker shade but would like both)

    โ˜บSmashbox Cosmetics
    Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 in Light or Light Medium (I work from home so this stuff is great for daily use & to not use up my good foundation!)

    ๐Ÿ˜†Pacifica BLUSHIOUS in Wildrose (love blush and this color looks beautiful!)

    ๐Ÿ˜†Ciatรฉ London GELOLOGY Top Coat (needed a new top coat & this sounds amazing! Hopefully it works as good as it claims.)

    โ˜บ-417 Hand Moisturizer (can never have enough of this stuff living in the desert! Hopefully it smells good and is not greasy.)

    • We almost got the same bag, except instead of the smashbox BB cream (which I would have LOVED) and the hand moisturizer I am going to receive the “Real Chemistry Luminous 3 minute peel” and the “Bahama Mama Bronzer” which I’m kind of excited about!

      • That peel is amazing stuff! I had it from BB and it was one of the coolest products I’ve tried. I used it after I had burnt last summer and was peeling really bad and that made my skin completely even and soft in only one use! I was very glad I didn’t have to spend weeks peeling!

  6. I’m happy with my bag.

    Star Crushed Minerals Eyeshadow (pretty color)
    SL Miss Glam Brush (I requested)
    pur-lisse Blue Lotus Mud Mask (I love masks)
    TEMPTU primer (looking forward to trying)
    Ciate Gel Top Coat (Yesssss!)

    • I got exactly the same bag. I’m cool with it but have gotten a lot of eyeshadow of late.

    • Bag twins! I requested the pur~lisse mud mask, so I knew I was getting that. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love Ciate London nail polish, but unfortunately I already have the geology top coat mini that I got in the Ciate London advent calenter in December. There’s no way they could have known that though, so I’m happy to have a backup of it. I am on eyeshadow overload (thanks to boxycharm!) but that is a pretty everyday neutral color so I’ll get use out of it. Meh to another crease brush, but it is cute! The only thing I am really not liking at all is the Temptu primer. Why oh why would they send me a mattifying primer when my skin is as dry as the Sahara desert?! If they looked at my profile quiz they would have known that this product absolutely won’t work for me. ๐Ÿ™ Although I’m not entirely thrilled with the contents of my bag, I can’t really complain for only $10. Just getting the mud mask I requested, the nail polish from a brand I love, and the cute bag this month makes it worth it, in my opinion. Love ipsy and their customer service is amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I’m getting 2 products that aren’t on my profile. I sent them a email. I don’t know if they can switch them. I HATE perfume samples. I hope they can’t switch them. The Other is a blush.

    • They cant switch them, but you can request to opt out of up to 3 items for future bags, and they are really good at honoring those requests. I opted out of hand creams/face creams and nail polish and haven’t received any of those items since I opted out ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Thanks I’ll do that.

      • How do you opt out of getting certain products?

        • All you do is send them an e-mail and request to opt out of up to 3 items. I’ve requested to not get hand cream, face cream, or nail polish. You can opt out of these items for either 3-5 months, or request to opt out of them for the duration of your subscription. I have not received the items I opted out of since I requested to opt out. I love how accomadating Ipsys customer service is.

          • Awesome! Thank you so much. I will be doing this for at least frangrance and nail polish. My 2 least favs in subscription boxes. Thanks!

    • Ipsy emailed me and can’t change this month’s bag. Asked Ipsy if I could Opt out on perfume samples and blush. I have allergies to some scents and I have red checks. I don’t use blush because I don’t need it. I use bronzer instead. Ipsy emailed and their going to try and make sure I don’t get perfume or blush. I’m so happy now!!!!

  8. I didn’t see my bag twin, this is mine:

    Sally’s Box – 2 masks
    Pretty Woman nail polish (hoping for the light pink!)
    Crown Brush C405 contour blush brush (yay!)
    theBalm bahama mama (sigh at bronzer, but will get used as eye shadow)
    Naked Cosmetics pigment in Desert Sunset #02

    • Bag twins!

    • I am also getting this bag! Excited for all of these except the tiny bronzer.

  9. I’m pretty excited about my bag. I love mud masks and lip balms.

    Crown Brush
    C405 Contour Blush Brush

    Smashbox Cosmetics
    Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 in Light or Light Medium

    Rimmel London
    Lip Conditioning Balm by Kate Moss

    pur~lisse
    Blue Lotus Seed 5-in-1 mud mask + exfoliant

    IT Cosmetics
    Bye Bye Under Eye Illuminationโ„ข Anti-Aging Concealer

    • This might be the bag I envy most! I got an angled Crown Brush a few months ago, and at first, I rated it poorly because I didn’t think I would ever use it, but I started using it for blush and really like it now. I wanted the Smashbox, Rimmel, and IT too, but no luck.

      • Aw! Hopefully you get another Crown brush in the future. I don’t think I’ve tried anything from them yet.

    • bag twins! I think this is a great set of products. Very happy!

    • How do you know what is coming in your bag? I see was accepted for January and paid but I see a huge page of items which I assume I’m not getting all of

  10. Not seeing a bag twin yet, soโ€ฆ

    -Crown Brush C405 Contour Blush
    -Trust Fund Beauty Lip Gloss
    -Jelly Pong Pong Coffee+Coconut Lip Scrub
    -Naked Cosmetics Pigment in Desert Rose #02
    -Ciatรฉ London GELOLOGY Top Coat

    • Coffee Coconut lip scrub?! That sounds amazing.

      • My mom might try to take it away from me because of the scent.

    • I am your bag twin!

      I’m pretty happy – if I could pick items from the entire list of what is available in January, these would all be toward the top. Apparently the new rating system is working, at least for me ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Yay! The only thing I really have any bag envy for is the SLMissGlam brush, but at the same time, I have fewer face brushes than I do eye brushes so I may get more use from the Crown brush. I’m sure I’ll get to try an SLMissGlam brush eventually, whether it’s through a subscription bag or because I buy myself a set.

  11. Another great bag for me! I’m getting..

    Trust Fund Lip Gloss in Madness or Blame

    SLMissGlam brush (Yay these brushes are super cute)

    Real Chemistry 3 minute peel (meh)

    Temptu matter primer

    Pacifica blush in Wildrose (this is the item I picked for my January bag)

    • How did you pick an item?

  12. I’m getting

    Pink Peony Parfum- This sounds really nice, I like getting fragrance, if I don’t like one I just chuck it.

    SLMissGlam Brush L34 I got a brush from this brand before a few months ago it had little gems on the ferrule Its one of my go to’s right now for days where I keep my shadow to one or two colors. so jazzed to get another from this brand.

    ModelCo Blush in Peach Bellini I see a lot of people being bummed about getting it, I got another shade ( Cosmopolitan) a few months ago ( might have been last year I just added it to my regular rotation) and like it so I’m happy to get another shade, especially one that’s lighter colored so it is better for “natural” days.

    F.U.N Lacquer in TGIF I saw a lot of girls raving about this in the spoilers posts, but haven’t seen anyone else actually getting it, Looks like a fun color, I’m excited to give it a try.

    Manna Kadar Fantasy 3-in-1 Eyeshadow Only thing I’m kind of unsure about in my bag this month, I have a LOT of rose gold toned shadows but enjoy trying new formulas, and like colors like this outside of a palette for quick apply days.

    All in all I am happy with my bag, wish I had gotten the IT Concealer, but maybe my turn is coming if not I’ll probably break down and order it somewhere else. As I like the original and would like to try this one. Nothing seems like a dud right out the gate for me this month.

    • Twins! I’m thrilled with this bag! I’ve gotten manna kadar colors before and they are super pretty!

    • Regarding the Model Co blush in peach bellini. I got this a bag or so ago and so did a lot of others. Its making the rounds. Can’t recall if it was Ipsy or another box but I know that is a reason I would be bummed to get it. It’s a color I can and won’t wear so it’s been gifted.

      • Ah that makes sense I only do ipsy and sometines boxycharm so I rarely see repeats. I can see how blush would be annoying to get duplicates of since one goes a long way. I’m fair so I hope the peach works out. I guess I’ll see.

  13. SOOOOO EXCITED FOR MY FIRST BAG!!!!!!!

    -Temptu Base Smooth & Matte Primer
    -Trust Fund Beauty Lip Gloss
    -SL MissGlam Blend Beauty Brush
    -Pacifica Blush in Wild Rose
    -Real Chemistry Luminous 3 Minute Peel

    • That sounds like a pretty awesome first bag!

  14. I’m pretty happy with my bags. I am tired of that Manna Kadar Fantasy Blush (and Bronzer), though.

    Bag #1:
    -Pretty Woman Nail Polish in I Canโ€™t Deal or Iโ€™m Not A Ballerina (I’m hoping I don’t get pink! If so, it will be listed for swaps.)
    -Smashbox BB Cream (keeping)
    -Lasting Smiles Passionfruit Mango Lip Balm (keeping)
    -Pacifica Blushious in Wildrose (keeping)
    -Manna Kadar Fantasy 3-in-1 Eyeshadow (swapping)

    Bag #2:
    -Trust Fund Beauty Lip Gloss in Method to the Madness or Blame Game (keeping)
    -SLMissGlam Blend Beauty Brush L34 (Keeping, I love these brushes. They have gemstones!)
    -Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel (swapping since I have a few of these already)
    -Temptu Base Smooth & Matte Primer (probably keeping)
    -Pacifica Blushious in Wildrose (swapping since I am getting in Bag #1)

    • Hey I use that Manna Kadar as an amazing eyeshadow all of the time! I’m a pro makeup artist, it’s in heavy rotation. Try it! Looks great on eyes on most skin tones wet or dry

  15. This month is better than last month but I am not happy I am getting another brush. I have gotten brushes five months in a row. Enough already.

    *Sallys Box Masks
    *Smashbox BB Cream
    *SLMissGlam Brush
    *Rimmel Kate Moss Lip Balm
    *IT Eye Illumination Concealer

    As long as they send me the right colors for the concealer and BB cream I’ll be pretty happy. I can’t wait to try the lip balm.

    • While I don’t like sheet masks, I think the rest of your bag sounds fantastic! I wish I would have got the Smashbox. My bag is pretty good overall and I’m sure I’ll get $10 worth of value out of it, but definitely would have liked to try it. I guess I can always ask Sephora for a free sample!

      • I am obssessed with sheet masks so I’m really happy with those. Ipsy did a good job this month and so far I have not gotten the items I have opted out of. What are getting in your bag?

        • I’m getting the following items:

          โ€“ SLMissGlam Blend Beauty Brush L34
          โ€“ ModelCo Blush in Peach Bellini
          โ€“ Manna Kadar Fantasy eyeshadow
          โ€“ Jelly Pong Pong Coffee + Coconut Lip Scrub
          โ€“ Ciate Gelology Top Coat

          It’s a pretty good bag, but the Manna Kadar is a dupe for me, like many people, and I’m not in need of anything other than the brush. I would have liked to get the Smashbox BB cream, IT cosmetics concealer, and Rimmel lip balm, so I have a bit of bag envy. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • I sued to hat sheet mask because they are drippy but lately I have found most to be non drippy. Following 10 step Korean skin care philosophy, I double was, tone, serum, mask then rub in excess, then eye cream and night cream. My skin is looking great. Excess liquid from the mask is rubbed on neck and body.

        • Used to hate not sued to hat. Sorry.

        • I follow korean skin care routine also. I use essence also though. The sheet masks are great and any excess I use on my neck and feet. My feet look great! I also use modeling masks, bubbling masks, sleeping masks, eye and lip masks and hand and feet masks. I am obssesed!

  16. I can’t believe it,this bag is PERFECT for me. I am getting:
    Manna Kadar Blush
    Pretty Woman Polish
    Pink Peony Parfum
    Rose Gold Tweezers
    Smashbox BB Cream
    ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  17. I’m getting:
    1. Pretty Woman Nail Polish in I Can’t Deal or I’m Not A Ballerina-I’d prefer the pink since I already own several gray nail polishes
    2. Star Crushed Minerals Metallic Eye shadow in Aged to Perfection Champagne-I like the color, but I already have a lot of eye shadows
    3. Jelly Pong Pong Coffee + Coconut Lip Scrub-Yay! I love lip scrubs
    4. SLMissGlam Blend Beauty Brush L34-This is what I asked for. I love brushes. I keep them in square holders and fill the bottom with marbles and coffee beans!
    5. Trust Fund Beauty Lip Gloss in Method to the Madness or Blame Game-Both are nice but I like Blame Game more. I love the fact that they have Madison Miller trying on the glosses she is my favorite beauty vlogger

  18. Not happy with this sub anymore

    • SAME.

      Even the item I requested for my bag on the 6th! isn’t in there.

      I only got ONE thing I MIGHT use. That’s if it smells good on me (the NOTE perfume.)

      Ipsy has been terrible for me for months. Can anyone reccomend a subscription that’s heavy on the make-up that’s less hit-or-miss? Frankly at this point I don’t care about the customization because for all my reviews and their profile quiz Ipsy might as well be sending me a random bag every month. >:(

      • Have you tried BoxyCharm? It’s not as customizable as ipsy, but it’s more makeup focused. It’s a little more expensive ($21 a month), but you get 5 full sized products instead of little samples, and the boxes retail value usually exceeds $100 a month. It’s only $11 more a month than ipsy, but so much more worth it, in my opinion.

        • I’m not too happy with Ipsy anymore either. I’ve subbed for 4+ years and stayed I think due to the price point but I only get something I’m happy with every 3-4 months, and it’s just an item here and there. I just subbed to BoxyCharm, I’ve been reading you get lots of value and makeup. I sub to a lot of boxes, though ๐Ÿ™‚ Too many. Sephora Play is one I really love, high end products, but they are sample size. I don’t mind that, though, because I really enjoy the luxe idea. Usually they are products I’ve really been coveting and they arrive at the exact time!

  19. ipsy, you are consistently delivering!

    my bag: sallys box masks (looks like 2!)
    slmissglam brush
    temptu primer
    manna kadar blush
    naked pigment

    so happy about the masks and the brush, I always enjoy primer, and I’m not going to gripe over blush or eyeshadow. i’ll use everything yet again! whatever they are doing with their system, they are doing right!

    • We are bag twins!!

  20. Happy with my bag:

    -Sally’s box face mask
    – It undereye concealer ( I requested this)
    – Blush from Modelco
    – Rimmel lip conditioner
    – Smashbox bbcream

  21. Pretty happy, my bags have been a lot better the last couple months.
    -It Cosmetics concealer (my choice)
    -Ciate topcoat(just ran out, yay!)
    -Trustfund Beauty lipgloss
    -Purlisse blue lotus mud mask(Love getting masks)
    -Manna Kadar blush in Paradise, this is the only thing I’m not happy about only because I already have it, but I like it a lot and use it all the time so it’s OK! Overall, ipsy is becoming one of my favorite subs again with my last couple of bags!

    • Bag twins ๐Ÿ™‚ I am excited for this bag, too.

      • Bag triplets! I’m really excited for this one too!

  22. Does anyone know if I resubscribe now if I will get the January bag? I really love that bag!!

    • I resubscribed on Monday and wasn’t out on a waiting list,so hopefully you’ll get it. O would email them just to be sure though.

      • Actually I just checked my account and it doesn’t show my reveal for the bag, so I’m not sure if I am receiving it… Might be because I resubbed on Monday that it’s delayed.

        • Email them! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • I emailed them and was told I was off of the waitlist! yay ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m just waiting to see my glam bag spoilers now (for some reason they still aren’t showing up).

    • I resubscribed Monday and February will be my first bag according to customer service.

    • I’m fairly sure if you sub after the their billing period ( 1st to 3rd of the month) you receive the next month’s bag, so if you sub now you’ll get February and not January.

      • I think you have to sub before the billing period. I subbed on the 1st and I did actually end up getting the bag for that month, but not until the 20th or sometime later in the month, so I think it was just that they happened to have extras and if they hadn’t I would have gotten the next month’s bag.

  23. It Cosmetics concealer (my choice)
    Ciate topcoat
    Purlisse mask/exfoliant
    Trust Fund lip gloss
    Pacifica blush

    I’m pretty happy with mine! I got the concealer I wanted and will use everything else (even though I have tons of lip gloss at the moment and don’t need it).

  24. I’m getting
    Manna Kadar paradise blush
    Mintpear collagen serum
    Smash box bb cream
    It cosmetics bye bye under eye concealer
    Temptu matte base primer
    Overall it’s a good bag. I’m glad that if I had to get a Manna Kadar product that it wasn’t the dreaded 3 in 1 fantasy stuff that’s been in everything lately!!

    • We are box twins! I requested the MintPear Serum (last month) and the It Cosmetics (yesterday) but since I did that late clearly I just got lucky ๐Ÿ˜Š. I am very happy and excited and this is my 3rd bag, so far so good.

      • Box triplets! I’m happy to try new primers and BB creams. I’m curious about the Pearmint collagen serum, it’s $29 by itself!

        • Oops meant mintpear!

    • I think the blush will be the next thing in everything, cause I got one from Benevolent, lol. At least it’s pretty and can be used as a bold eyeshadow too.

      • I got this blush in my benevolent box too. I was a bit sad to see it in my ipsy bag, but I do like it. I just would have liked something else since I already have it.

        • Ditto, except I got the Fantasy. Also pretty, but I barely use it as is and don’t need a second one!

    • I agree about that Manna Kadar product. I think it’s the new 3-in-1 Fantasy shade or bronzer/highlighter duo that was in every box last year. I’ll be getting that blush as well, and already received two last month from different boxes, so this will be my 3rd. I do like the color though, so I’ll be keeping it.

  25. I’m pretty damn thrilled with my bag this month. I got:

    – Sally’s Box mask set (YESSS)
    – Pretty Woman nail polish in either a gray or pink color (hoping for the gray, but either is fine)
    – the SLMissGlam brush (I requested that one!)
    – Coloured Raine matte lip paint in Mars (I’ve wanted to try CR for ages now and I love this color!)
    – ModelCo blush in a peach color (meh)

    Plus I redeemed last month for a full sized Lime Crime metallic. 4/5 for this bag which is pretty good!

    • Holy crap I just looked it up and apparently the Coloured Raine lipstick is full size? And a dupe for KVD’s Lolita? So that means I have like 4 full sized products in this month’s bag? Ipsy really knocked it out of the park this month!

  26. I’m getting:
    -Manna Kadar Cosmetics Paradise Blush
    -Trust Fund Beauty Lip Gloss in Method to the Madness or Blame Game
    -theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer
    -Jelly Pong Pong Coffee + Coconut Lip Scrub
    -Ciatรฉ London Gelology Top Coat

    I don’t use bronzer…I’m super pasty, and contouring is not my thing. (I will strobe on occasion, so highlighter or illuminator are cool with me.) But they haven’t ever tried to send me a bronzer before (and this is my 8th bag!), so they don’t know how much I’m opposed to bronzer.

    Everything else sounds fab, and I believe that three of them are full sizes! I know the lip scrub and the top coat are definitely full sizes, and I think the blush might be as well (their website doesn’t say how big the full size is, but a full size powder blush can be anywhere from 3-6g, and Ipsy says it’s 3g). If I’m right about which ones are full size, then the full sizes alone add up to ~$55, which would make this the second highest value bag I’ve received from Ipsy.

    • most of thebalm products make really nice eyeshadows, given their size I have always preferred to use them that way. I’m with you on bronzing and contouring I’m not a Kardashian!

    • Box twins! ๐Ÿ™‚ Overall, I like my bag, but I thought it was interesting how they included both a blush & bronzer in the same bag. I’m most excited to try the lip scrub.

  27. I’m excited about my bag!! I hate theBalm samples just because it’s so useless to try to use as anything other than eyeshadow but I don’t hate it. I’m most excited about the powder stuff!!!

    Crown contour/blush brush

    clariSEA Instant Glow Lavender Powder Exfoliant

    Temptu primer

    Manna Kadar eyeshadow

    TheBalm Bahama Mama

  28. Beyond happy with my January bag! Pretty woman nail polish, Note fragrance, ModelCo blush, Smashbox camera ready bb cream and Manna Kadar eyeshadow.

  29. This is only my second bag and I’ve liked/loved both bags so far, so I feel like I’m pretty lucky. There’s only really been one item in each that I couldn’t use, but could pass on to someone else. I have a question for you ipsy veterans, though:

    What do you do when you start to get too many of an item you like, but can’t use up fast enough to get a new one of every month? For things like eyeshadows, blushes, etc., I really do genuinely enjoy and use them, but the sizes are way too big for me to use up even if I put on makeup every day, which I generally don’t. Do you rate it low, or do you just save them up/give them away? I’m reluctant to give them a low rating because it’s not like I never want to receive them, I just want to receive them less frequently. Thoughts?

    • You can email ipsy customer service and opt out of an item. You can either do it indefinitely (which I did with eyeliners), or you can have them just hold off for a period of time.

    • I change my profile (the survey) about every six months to reflect products that I am more in need of at that time. Between that and my reviews I get a pretty good rotation of products. It’s not perfect and i do get some repeats and similar items time to time (this month for example) but overall I personally feel like Ipsy does a good job of matching up products based off of your individual reviews and beauty profile.

      Also, the new “opt out” option that ipsy is featuring where you can state a type of item (brushes for example) that you don’t want to receive seems like it could help out, I personally have not tried this as I am usually happy with my bags, but seems like it might be beneficial for what you are trying to do. I believe you can only opt out of one type of item at a time, but I also believe that you can change this from time to time.

      • It is my understanding that you can opt out of three items by emailing Ipsy care. That was my experience ๐Ÿ™‚ I would advise you to email them that you would like to opt out of eyeshadows, then whenever in the future you would like to receive them– let them know again.

  30. I’m happy with my bag which is a relief since I disliked last month’s bag. I’m getting:

    – ciate nail polish top coat
    – n’vive healing cream (perfect for winter)
    – It Cosmetics concealer
    – Pacifica blush
    – the balm Bahama Mama (i own this and use it as contour)

  31. I didn’t have super high hopes for this month, but I think I got a pretty decent bag!

    It Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination concealer (happy)

    Briogio Rosarco blow dry protector (I air dry so this has zero use for me. Also, sooooo sick of this brand!)

    Trust Fund Beauty lip gloss (looks good)

    Pacifica blush (bleh.)

    Jelly Pong Pong lip scrub (could be great!)

  32. Bag twins Liz! Happy to see I got the Trust Fund gloss as that was my requested item and none of the 3 products I opted out of.

  33. I like 4 of 5 items this month so that’s pretty good. ๐Ÿ™‚

    – Pacifica Blush (I emailed and asked for this)
    – Jelly Pong Pong Coffee + Coconut Lip Scrub (yay!)
    – Ciate Gelology top coat (yay!)
    – Trust Fund Beauty (either color would be fine for me)
    – Bahama Mama Bronzer (boo – I never use bronzer. I could use it as eyeshadow but have so many neutral shades already)

    • I hate bronzer too. I emailed Ipsy and opted out on bronzer/contour. Now I only have to worry about receiving bronzer in every other sub…

      • yeah, i’m going to ask to opt out of bronzer too. I was hoping that since summer was long gone, maybe we’d be safe for a bit. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  34. I hate that ipsy uses facebook for everything- skip the waiting list, choose the product, find out what is in your bag. I do not have facebook account and have no intention to get one but it really irritates me how ipsy pushes you to do everything through facebook.

    • Contact them. A lot of times they will work with you.

    • That is precisely why I cancelled with them as I didn’t have a FB account and at that time the only way you could review (as far as I knew) was via FB or Twitter. Even though I think this has now changed I was so frustrated with what I did receive I just switched to Sephora Play, and I like it a lot.

      Plus, I just don’t really fit in with their targeted demographic and some of their posts/pics/emails were a bit offensive in their choice of language/slang. I don’t want a product that is ‘cute AF’

      • I know this is probably cheating but I just created a twitter account only for ipsy purposes. It doesn’t have my full name or anything and I have zero followers and I don’t actually post anything. As long as you have twitter, you can reject the Facebook share option. It’s worked perfectly to get off of the waitlist, review products, etc.

        • Lol same here ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I have what I call a Fakebook account. It’s facebook with made up name and I’m only friends with “Ipsy”. I set it up to skip the waitlist and now use it to see my bags.

      • Just uncheck the Facebook and other one when you want to see your bag and it will let you.

        • Thank you!!! I never realized I could do that. It just worked. Thank you again!!!

        • That’s the best advise/tip I ever got. It worked! Thank you so much. I was getting so frustrated with the facebook push I was on the verge of canceling the subscription

    • I do not have Facebook either so I emailed them and they replied immediately:

      “Thanks for writing, and I’m sorry for any frustration you’ve experienced with our Skip the Wait feature!

      Our intention for Skip the Wait is not to prioritize Facebook users or promote Facebook, it’s just meant to be an extra “thank you” to our biggest fans who are helping us grow the community by sharing ipsy and the Glam Bag program with their friends.

      We’re constantly experimenting and rely on our member feedback to help us determine what’s popular, so thank you for sharing your thoughts. We’ll most definitely be working on additional ways to offer sharing that aren’t exclusive to Facebook.

      In the meantime, I’m happy to manually move you off of the Waitlist now. You’re all set to receive your first Glam Bag soon!”

  35. Here’s mine:

    – Pretty Woman Nail Polish in I Can’t Deal or I’m Not A Ballerina

    – Crown Brush C405 Contour Blush Brush

    – Trust Fund Beauty Lip Gloss in Method to the Madness or Blame Game

    – Naked Cosmetics Mica Pigment in Desert Sunset #02

    – -417 HAND MOISTURIZER

    Frustrated to get nail polish yet again…. I’ve never checked a preference for it and can’t wear it because of caregiving.
    The only really useful item is the hand cream… can never have enough in pockets and purses during winter! The other items are okay but I already have more than enough brushes and eyeshadow.

    • Email Ipsy and request to opt out on nail polish. You can opt out on three products. CS responded to my opt out request within hours.

    • You could probably use the nail polish on your toes…just a idea.

    • Ugh. I wanted that brush and eyeshadow. *sheds a little tear*

  36. Excited here. I emailed them requesting the pacifica blush. So I am getting the pacifica blush, 2 sallyโ€™s masks, briogeo rosarco, slmissglam brush and the trust fund lip gloss! Not too shabby!

  37. I’m getting:

    –NOTE Pink Peony Fragrance
    –Smashbox BB cream
    –Pacifica Blushious
    –Kate Moss/Rimmel Lip Balm
    –Naked Mica Pigment

    This is the first Ipsy bag that’s been a bummer for me. 2 products that I put in my profile I never want ( the blush and the BB cream), another champagne colored eye shadow, in a messy pigment form, no less (I’ve had really bad luck with pigments in the past…love the color and lasting power, hate the looseness). I chose the fragrance and I can always use another lip balm, especially in the winter. Just really surprised at being kinda bummed about the bag for the first time in 2 years, especially since there were so many products that were part of my profile. Oh well…it’s only one month ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I have the ELF cosmetics glitter “brush” and it works really well with loose shadows like the mica pigment. I’m not sure they still sell it, though. It’s a little silicone paddle thing that the pigment sticks to and you use it like a brush to apply it. It’s very precise and has almost no fallout.

  38. My bag is okay, but nothing super exciting. I’m receiving:
    Briogeo Blow Dry Cream-booo
    Trust fund beauty lip gloss-dont use
    Mint Pear collagen serum-boring
    SLMissGlam brush-like this
    Temptu Primer-excited to try

    I’ve never swapped before, but thinking I might swap my trust fund beauty lipgloss. How does swapping work exactly?

    • Swapping is awesome and easy to do. You need to sign up and it took a couple months for me to get accepted. It’s worth it to trade for stuff. You can literally find anything on this site that comes in a monthly box. I love it!

  39. I have mixed feelings about my bag. I’m getting:

    -Manna Kadar Cosmetics Blush

    -Temptu Base Smooth & Matte Primer

    -theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer (not a fan of the small size, but I LOVE the blush sample I got a few months back)

    -Global Beauty Dead Sea Wash Off Mask

    IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Illuminating Concealer (the 1 I requested, however I think I should have chosen light instead of medium).

    I can’t say that I’m happy, but I can’t say that I’m disappointed either. I’m just feeling meh I guess. Not a “wow” bag, but not a “wtf” bag either. Lol.

    • I have the regular IT Cosmetics undereye concealer in medium, and I think it’s more of a light-medium. Maybe the illuminating one will be the same. I have a light-medium complexion, and the medium is definitely lighter than my skin tone.

      • Thanks, I’m hoping it’s on the light side. At first, I chose light, but after looking on the Sephora website, it said the light shade was for very fair skin, so I changed my option to medium. I’m not Casper light, but I’m not tan either. I’m somewhere in between lol. I use the Maybellene Fit Me concealer in Light right now, so if it’s too dark, maybe I can mix the two.

        • Lol, I hope it works for you! You’ll want to warm it up between your fingers before applying it and you need very little each time. I also recommend blending it with a concealer brush. I’m trying to get the hang of applying it now, and it started off a disaster, lol. I used too much, didn’t warm it enough, couldn’t blend it well, and it just looked like fake skin above my cheeks. I think I’m gradually getting better at it. ๐Ÿ˜„

          • I totally second this– warming the product up before applying is vital for smoooooooth application ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. I’m jealous of Liz’s bag!

    I’m getting:

    – ModelCo blush in Peach Bellini (I JUST gave this same blush away!)
    – Make Up Forever Camera Ready BB Cream (Excited to try!)
    – Rimmel London lip balm (Boo!)
    – Manna Kadar eyeshadow in Fantasy (Already have – currently trying to give it away!)
    – Global Beauty mud mask (Will use)

    Completely underwhelmed this month – but I really like the actual bag.

    • I actually wish I got the Rimmel lip balm! In the videos, they keep saying it feels really nice and smells good, and I love lip balms and treatments. If it’s sealed, I’d be up for swapping.

      • I will be getting this in my bag and I have too many lip balms, is be up to swap

        • I’ll keep an eye out for when people start listing it!

      • I just bought a bunch of new lip balms, so I’m set for awhile. I may be interested in swapping, although I’m not on the swap site. I don’t know if the balm will be plastic-sealed or not, but if it isn’t, I’m definitely not going to try it on or swatch it.

        • You should get on the swap site! I think I was only on the waitlist for a week or so. But be warned, it’s just as addicting as MSA spoilers!

          • I joined the waitlist, although I probably shouldn’t have…

          • I’ve been on the waitlist for weeks ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

          • I hope you two get accepted soon! Maybe it took more than a week for me and I just don’t remember. The past few weeks have felt like months too me, so who knows!

    • Bag twins! I’m a little underwhelmed myself, but I know it could be worse ๐Ÿ˜‰

  41. Alright so let’s start off by saying I was already feeling not good about my January bag because my Yahoo Mail doesn’t like me sending Ipsy emails and an error occurs every time I try and they never send. I tried to reach out to Ipsy on Instagram to be able to pick my choice for my Jan. bag (IT Cosmetics concealer) and they never got back to me. I just hoped I’d end up with it.

    This is my 3rd month with Ipsy and my 2 first bags were just okay. Not very exciting but still a couple items I’d use. My jaw literally dropped when I saw my items this month…I’m not excited about ANYTHING.

    I’m getting:
    -Manna Kadar Cosmetics Paradise Blush- Not only do I have blush unchecked on my profile but I have almost every kind of make up unchecked and pretty much all of the skincare products checked. What the heck.

    -SLMissGlam Blend Beauty Brush L34- Sure I have tools checked but only because I’m hoping for a blending sponge or any other type of tool that ISN’T a brush. I won’t use this.

    -clariSEA Instant Glow Lavender Powder Exfoliant- I’ll at least try this.

    -TEMPTU Base Smooth & Matte Primer- The two make up products I had checked were primer and concealer so this makes sense but really isn’t exciting to me.

    -theBalm Cosmetics Bahama Mama- Again…what…the…heck…

    I might be being a little harsh but how did I end up with 4/5 make-up related things when I have all skincare items checked but no make up???? I’m most likely just gonna canceling because none of this is worth $10 to me. Sigh.

    • Ipsy tends to do a lot of make up products, if you aren’t already, or haven’t before birchbox is the same price point and is more skin care heavy, that may ease some of your troubles. I haven’t tried beautyfix but have read a lot of people on here saying its really good and more skin care friendly.

      Sometimes I think a certain sub just isn’t right for us, sounds like Ipsy might not work for your needs and wants.

    • Two things…you can give preferences to Ipsy? How do I not know this and how do I do it?

      Also, if you don’t like makeup, this is not your sub. It’s trendy and makeup/nail heavy. Try Birchbox, LookFantastic, and Allure…all of those normally have 0-1 makeup item, even though I have said that makeup is my first choice. Glossybox is more of a mix, but Ipsy is heavy on the makeup and nail color.

      Sadly, I am getting Manna Kadar Paradise blush, which wouldn’t bother me except I just got it in my Onyxbox for December. Wish I was getting Trust Fund Beauty’s lip color instead. ๐Ÿ™

  42. Bag One:
    -SLMissGlam Blending Brush (yay)
    -Borigio Blow Dry Cream (boo)
    -Smashbox BB Cream (boo)
    -IT Illuminating Bye-Bye Under Eye Concealer (boo)
    -ClariSea Instant Glow Exfoliator (yay)

    Bag Two:
    -SLMissGlam Blending Brush (no complaints on two)
    -Rimmel London Lip Balm
    -ModelCo blush in Peach Bellini (boo)
    -Naked Cosmetics pigment
    -Sally’s Box mask duo (Granny is gonna love these)

    I feel like the product selection this month is great. And the brands/products offered are looking up since ipsy’s “face lift” a couple months ago. But I don’t think ipsy is getting it right for me right now. My mother’s and granny’s bags have been fabulous for them and mine are hitting below the belt. Maybe I’ll email customer service and say no more blushes/bronzers and things will get better! But hey, at least there’s no black eyeliners this month!!!

    • Hi Mary! What is your skin tone? If you will be receiving Light Medium in the Smashbox BB cream and the IT Cosmetics in Medium, I would be happy to swap with you!

      • I am a light/medium person as well! I will let you know. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

        • Ok! You can click my name to see my listings on my swap page. I’ve got a variety of items, so let me know if something interests you and I can reserve it if you think you’ll want to swap for these!

  43. Pretty Woman
    Nail Polish in I Can’t Deal or I’m Not A Ballerina

    Trust Fund Beauty
    Lip Gloss in Method to the Madness or Blame Game

    The Vintage Cosmetic Company
    Rose Gold Tweezers

    Jelly Pong Pong
    Coffee + Coconut Lip Scrub

    Naked Cosmetics
    Mica Pigment in Desert Sunset #02

    I am happy with my bag! This is my 1st one.

    • Great bag! I have 3 of the same items, but with the Crown contour blush brush and -417 hand moisturizer. Definitely jelly about the rose gold tweezers, I honestly think I have received a brush in every bag since march 2015. Also I’m still bummed about not receiving the lip scrub in Boxycharm last month. I honestly can’t complain, I’ve been with Ipsy long enough to realize that liking 3/5 items is a huge victory ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • Bag Twins! Its my first month too

  44. Super stoked this month!

    Trust Fund Beauty Lip Gloss in Method to the Madness or Blame Game

    pur~lisse Blue Lotus Seed 5-in-1 mud mask + exfoliant

    TEMPTU Base Smooth & Matte Primer

    theBalm Cosmetics Bahama Mama

    Ciatรฉ London GELOLOGY Top Coat

    For the first time in months, I’m really excited about my bag. I selected the Purlisse mask this month – I have many of their other products, but not the mask. Love Trust Fund and both colors are perfect for me. The top coat is completely useable and I’m up for trying another primer as I still haven’t found my HG.

    • Now that I know that the Trust Fund lip gloss has a variant color, I’m glad I didn’t get it because the Blame Game looks like a mauve, my worst enemy, and I’m sure that’s what I would have gotten, lol. The Method to the Madness looks pretty though!

  45. Liz, your bag looks pretty great! I have bag envy for your lip gloss and Smashbox BB cream. Here’s what I’m getting:

    – SLMissGlam Blend Beauty Brush L34 – Yay!
    – ModelCo Blush in Peach Bellini – While I really don’t need any more blush for a couple more years, this does look pretty and I’ll try it
    – Manna Kadar Fantasy eyeshadow – same as Emily, can we ever escape this?! I already got one from Birchbox a while back. I agree it’s pretty, but I barely use the one I have. Will put up for swap.
    – Jelly Pong Pong Coffee + Coconut Lip Scrub – this sounds great, though I just got a lip scrub from BoxyCharm. I still might keep it.
    – Ciate Gelology Top Coat – seems like a solid product, but I use “The System” from Formula X, so I don’t know when I’ll get around to using this.

    I guess I should be thankful I didn’t get the bronzer, but did I really have to get the Manna Kadar Fantasy again? That is in every box it seems!

    • The lip scrub sounds great. I’m jealous.

  46. I’m very happy with my bag this month. In the 2+ years that I’ve been with Ipsy, this is by far my best one yet! I’m very excited to try it all out!

  47. I e-mailed CS & asked for moisturizer, so I got:
    – H20+ Oasis hydrating cream (YAY!)
    – SLMissGlam blending brush
    – TheBalm Bahama Mama
    – ModelCo blush
    – Rimmel London lip balm

  48. Ugh I had emailed Ipsy about making sure I don’t receive nailpolish
    (I’m allergic to something in it, not sure what but it makes my nails hurt and causes a rash on my fingers), or bronzer as I am just too pale to ever use it, and guess what’s in my bag this month after they told me they’d never send it again. Ugh I know it’s only $10 a month but I’m pretty annoyed that only the one item I picked is actually something I’ll use.

    • You should e-mail CS & see if they can make it right since they told you you wouldn’t get those things any more.

      Unfortunately with the “e-mail us” system they have now, there is a large margin for human error. I know a lot of people are hoping this will be an automated feature on the site/app soon.

  49. I’m getting:
    The Vintage Cosmetic Company Rose Gold Tweezers
    Smashbox Cosmetics Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 in Light
    Rimmel London Lip Conditioning Balm by Kate Moss
    pur~lisse Blue Lotus Seed 5-in-1 mud mask + exfoliant
    Naked Cosmetics Mica Pigment in Desert Sunset #02

    I always love new tweezers and I can’t wait to try to the BB Cream and the Mud mask

    • Wow, sounds like a great bag! I especially envy the first 3 you listed!

  50. I’m Getting:

    Pretty Woman Nail Polish (i like both shades they have listed so pretty happy, but this is my third nail polish in a row so hopefully something different next month)

    NOTE Fragrances Pink Peony Eau de parfum (I actually enjoy perfume samples, perfume is too expensive so i refuse to ever buy it, and just use these when needed)

    Trust Fund Beauty lip gloss (I’m a fan of trust fund beauty and I’ve never tried their lip gloss, this is my favorite sample this month)

    ModelCo Blush (It’ll get used but not a thrilling sample)

    Manna kadar fantasy 3 in 1 eye shadow (this is unfortunately a repeat offender for me, and while I like it I still have plenty left)

    This is not my best month of Ipsy, but i think the fact that i LOVE my birchbox samples this month impacted my disappointment a little.

    • Same boat about the Manna Kadar! I feel like no one will want to swap for it either since it’s been in almost every beauty sub!

    • Hey, someone who’s a bag twin!

      Except I almost never wear nail polish.

      The blush MIGHT work as an eyeshadow for me, but I never wear blush.

      The eyeshadow is a repeat for me too.

      The darker shade of gloss would be the 4th time in a row I’ve gotten that weird berry shade.

      I hope the perfume is nice or this bag is 100% a miss for me…

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