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Ipsy Early Access Sneak Peek! for October Glam Bag!

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The Ipsy reveal for October is up! (Thanks Lori for letting us know!) Just click “my friends don’t wear makeup” if you don’t want to share your Ipsy bag on Facebook.

Here is what I’m getting in one of my Ipsy subscriptions this month:Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 10.47.08 AM

This looks like a great month to me! What are you getting from Ipsy?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I’m getting the same bag as you, twins! This is a good month for me. I can’t wait to try the tarte lip gloss.

  2. I’m so excited for this months ipsy box!! I have the balm lipgloss, aurora gel polish in a purple color, slanted tweezers, nourish face serum and the hand cream. Ipsy nailed it for me again.

  3. For anyone who missed out on the Cindy Lou-manizer I have a feeling it will be up for sale in the points shop. It seems like the sort of item they will have there, like last month’s pixi eyebrow kit.

    So far I haven’t seen anyone getting the same bag combo I am getting. Purlisse BB cream. Dr. Brandt scrub, Delectable hand lotion, Meet Matte lip gloss and Gel effects nail polish. These are all the items I would have chosen if I got to design my own bag.

  4. *sigh* For the third time, I’m going to have to tell Ipsy that I don’t use/want nail polish. I like the other items I’m getting, but how many times do I have to tell them about things I don’t like? I am looking forward to trying The Balm lippie.

  5. The tarte energy lip gloss is my faaaave! I use it everyday

  6. Oh, I’m so jealous of those of you who got the highlighter. I ended up getting the lipstick. But I’m a huge fan of The Balm, so it still works. That said, I really hate this month’s bag.

  7. Mine are alright, though I was a little surprised at getting three skin samples (Argan Face Serum, Pur-lisse BB Cream, and Balanced Guru body scrub), along with the Micabeauty eyeshadow and Liquid Lipstick. I tend to prefer the natural look, though, so I think it will be better than last month, when I got a big tube of totally useless Blow Out hair stuff.

  8. I’m getting the Meet Matt(e) lipstick, vanilla roller ball, Coastal Scents eyeliner, Balanced Guru body scrub and Dose color pill nail polish.
    Hope I like it all.

  9. I ended up canceling. I wish they gave you the option to choice an item each month.

  10. I’m getting the same bag as Liz is. Im disappointed that I’m getting another eyeliner pencil from ipsy this month. I’d probably feel differently if it was an urban decay pencil or something.

  11. This month in my IPSY bag I received:

    Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick
    IT Costmetics Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Mascara
    Emite Make Up Professional Slant Tweezers
    Peter Lamas Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial Scrub
    Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask

    I am SO excited for this month’s bag – it’s the best I’ve received in a long while!

    • I got the same bag you did and I’m excited about it too. Can’t wait till I actually get it. Especially since last months was a major disappointment.

  12. I’m getting EXACTLY what Liz is! 😀

    I like that Tarte lip gloss, The Balm’s samples are always adorable, and I’m impressed that they got an Ayres product! Looks pretty good. (For Ipsy, anyway.)

  13. Love my bag this month!!! I canceled all my other sub boxes & just kept ipsy because it’s always awesome ♡
    This month I got
    Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion
    LaVanilla mini roller
    The balm meet matte Liquid lipstick
    Skone eyeliner in plum &
    Laura Gellar baked blush in tropic

    • How do you find out what is in your bag?

  14. Disappointed I’m not getting the ‘Mary-lou Manizer’ in either of my Ipsy bags this month [I signed up for a second hoping at least one bag would have this in it!].

    Otherwise, pretty happy with BOTH bags I’m getting – no other repeats, either. One has the Beauty without Cruelty hand lotion, Skone Cosmetics Eyeliner, Nourish Organic Face Serum and Dose Nail Polish. The other has the Royal & Langnickel Shadow Brush, Micabeauty Eyeshadow, Ayres hand cream and the Hey Honey facial scrub. Coulda done without the eyeshadow, but the colour is one I’ll wear as long as the formula doesn’t suck.

  15. This is my second bag with ipsy and although the bag kinda stinks this month I’m really happy with what I’m getting. The only other thing I would have liked was the Laura Geller blush but otherwise my bag is awesome. 1. MicaBeauty ipsy EXCLUSIVE Cream Eye shadow in Bronze. 2. the balm Meet Matt(e) Hugh’s long lasting lipstick. 3. Balanced Guru Scrub me body scrub. 4. Nourish Organic Pure Hydrating Argan face Serum. 5. Pur~lisse BB tinted moist cream spf30.

  16. Disappointed. 🙁 I desperately wanted the Laura Geller blush, but obviously did not get it. I would have been super happy with the Tarte lip gloss, but did not get that either.
    Here’s my bag:
    -MicaBeauty cream eyeshadow in Bronze
    -Eau Thermale Avene soothing moisture mask
    -AYRES pampas sunrise hand cream
    -Coastal Scents xpress line cosmetic pencil
    -theBalm Cosmetics meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick

    I’m hoping theBalm liquid lipstick is similar to Benefit’s Benetint, or else this box was kind of a huge dud for me.

    • Liquid lipsticks are (as far as I’ve seen) never like Benetint. They’re usually creamy and theoretically long-lasting, kind of like Stila’s Stay-All-Day liquid lipstick. But if you don’t like that formula, they’re not all the same; The Balm’s could be very different.

    • Unfortunately I think they’re two totally different types of lip products :/ If I remember correctly, the MeetMatt(e) liquid lipsticks are a much thicker, creamier consistency than the Benetint, and they’re a matte formula as well.

  17. Mine seems a little different than the majority, but that’s fine with me! I’m getting the Meet Matt(e) Hughes liquid lipstick; the MicaBeauty cream eyeshadow in Bronze (like another said it looks a little dark for my skin, but maybe it is suited to fairer skin); the LeeAnni Eco go away gloomy day serum; IT Hair Care, Leave-in Treatment; and the Girlactik Beauty, Precise Marker Liner. I changed up my profile last month and it seems to be working! I like what I’m seeing so far – a mix of fun and practical!

  18. I’m getting the Matt(e) Hughes liquid lipstick, Laura Gellar blush, Emite slant tweezers, Lavanila pure vanilla rollerball, and Ayres hand cream!

    Finally a bag that sounds awesome after 2 disappointing bags.

    • You bag sounds amazing!!

  19. I’m getting the Balm liquid lipstick, Pur-lisse tinted BB cream, Skone eyeliner (agree that it looks dark purple, which is one of my favorite colors — makes my green eyes look greener), Dr. Brandt microdermabrasion (I received this as one of the samples for spending $35 at Birchbox and am using it now — it’s really good), and the Delectable hand cream. All in all, it’s a good bag and I’ll definitely use everything. I’m not crazy about the bag itself this month, but that’s okay.

  20. I’m getting :

    – Peter Lamas – Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial Scrub- Love scrub !
    – Emité Make Up – PROFESSIONAL SLANT TWEEZER-My tweezer is getting old so, I’m happy to receive a replacement !
    – theBalm Cosmetics – Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick- I’m not really into lipgloss but have to try it before saying I don’t like it.
    – IT Cosmetics – Hello Lashes® Clinically Proven 5-in-1 Mascara- YES !!!
    – Eva NYC – Therapy Session Hair Mask- Love hair mask

    I have to say that this is a great bag 🙂 can’t wait to receive it !

  21. Super jealous that I’m not getting the Laura Geller blush. I think it is such a nice product and would love to try it in that color!! I got the grapefruit one in a Birchbox and love it; it’s a gorgeous color and long-lasting. I’m getting the theBalm matte liquid lipstick, Aromachology perfume, brow pencil, IT mascara and Hey Honey facial scrub. I’ll be happy to have all except the mascara; Ipsy has sent me at least 3 that I can think of this year, and there were a few months when I wasn’t subscribe! How many mascaras can one person use? lol

  22. I’m loving my bag this month! I’m getting theBalm lipstick, Laura Gellar New York Blush, Coastal Scents eyeliner, Nourish Organic Argan Face Serum, and Balance Guru Body Scrub. Ipsy nailed it for me this month!

  23. Re did my profile last month and I LOVE WHAT IM GETTING THIS MONTH!!!!

    1) Peter Lamas – Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial Scrub
    3) theBalm Cosmetics – Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick
    4) IT Cosmetics – Hello Lashes® Clinically Proven 5-in-1 Mascara
    5) Eva NYC – Therapy Session Hair Mask

    JUST lost a set of tweezers so this is perfect. I love face masks and scrubs and pumpkin is so seasonally appropriate! Wanted to lip gloss and not the other highlighter thing from TheBalm so I am SUPER excited. Always need hair masks for these dry Michigan winters (I have long curly hair almost down to my waist) and mascaras – yes I get a lot of them but about 80% I do not like either the brush is weird or the formula is. This is why I LOVE samples. I can toss what I dont like and not feel “as” guilty cause I didnt pay much/nor is it full size. Win win win. LOVE ipsy this month!

    • This is exactly what I’m getting, too 🙂

  24. Ipsy nailed it ALL over again for me!!? I’m getting thebalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes liquid lipstick, which I wanted, I didn’t want nor need the luminizer. It-cosmetics Hello Lashes 5-in-1 mascara. I’ve been wanting to try this baby out for the longest time but had never got around to buying because I still have a few sealed mascaras that wanted to use/finish first. TouchinSol mini Browza super proof Gel Brow Pencil from Sephora ? in mink wink, sweat & waterproof formula! I was about to buy a brow pencil a week ago but decided to wait, good thing I did?! HeyHoney : Come Clean Propolis & Minerals facial scrub! Love Hey Honey products! Last item is new to me but excited to try,(actually, I’ve never tried Any item in this bag. I know of some of the brands but not the products) Aromachology Exotic & Spicy Eau de Parfum full-bodied fragrance❤️ So excited for Every Single item in my bag this month!! Thank you ipsy?!?

  25. I got the Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes lipstick, Mica Beauty cream eyeshadow in Bronze, Royal & Langnickel Moda eyeshadow shader brush, Nourish Organic Argan Face Serum, and the Balanced Guru Scrub Me Body Scrub. It’s just ok for me this month. Nothing great.

  26. My bag looks great surprisingly!
    I’m getting the Matt(e) Hughes liquid lipstick, Micabeauty cream eyeshadow, Emite slant tweezers, Lavanila pure vanilla rollerball, and Ayres hand cream!
    Pretty excited for all of these goodies!

  27. Happy with what I am getting! I did get the tarte lipgloss, vanilla rollerball (I do love fragrance!) purliss BB and the Go Away Gloomy day along with my balm lumanizer. Thanks Ipsy!!

  28. It sounds like I may be in the minority, but I almost always love my Ipsy bag! I’m seriously looking forward to receiving mine this month. I’m getting the Meet Matt(e) Hughes liquid lipstick, the MicaBeauty cream eyeshadow in Bronze (looks a little dark for my skin, but we’ll see — the color is gorgeous), the Skone eyeliner (looks like a deep purple? I hope so!), the Eau Thermale Avene moisture mask, and the Lavanila roller ball. I seriously love getting perfume samples, although vanilla is often way too sweet and synthetic. Happily, I have a 14-year-old daughter who happily snaps up anything I don’t use myself (along with most of what I do use…)

  29. I am so excited for my ipsy bag. I’ve really been hoping for tools and mascara and I am getting both this month 🙂 I am getting Eva NYC therapy session hair maks, peter lamas pumpkin facial scrub, meet matt(e) lipstick, emite tweezer, and IT Cosmetic mascara.

    • Bag Twins! 🙂

  30. I think I’m going to cancel. My profile is for natural, I didn’t indicate liking any eye product yet 3 of my 4 bags so far have had eye shadows, including this month. Last month I had an eye shadow, brow set, and eyeliner. Grr.

  31. I think I will be cancelling after this month. I am getting the balm gloss ( this color is terrible for me), dr. Brandt microdermabrasion (excited to try this one), coconut hand lotion ( I do not like that it has added fragrance), Purlisse BB cream, and a dose polish. I was really hoping for the highlighter, blush or the tarte gloss.

    • I’m not sure if my other one went through. I’m new here. I got the Dr Brandt Microdermabrasion, Purlisse BB Cream, Meet Matte Hughes Lip, Delectable Hand Cream and Dose Nail Polish I’ve never heard of or couldn’t find out much of anything about it. If you guys know please let me know. Thank you in advance!

  32. I was praying for the Laura Geller blush, but I’m getting the same eyeliner and lotion. Also getting It Cosmetics mascara, the Balm liquid lipstick and a Lavanila rollerball perfume. Not as bad as previous months, but still wish I would’ve gotten the Laura Geller.

  33. I’m getting the Meet Matt(e) Hughes lipstick, Coastal Scents eyeliner pencil, Ayres hand cream, LeeAnni Eco go away gloomy day serum, and Aurora gel effect nail polish in inky dinky (purple). Kind of meh about it so hopefully I like the products when I get them.

  34. So glad this is my last ipsy month! NOT a great bag again. I have come to find that I enjoy Popsugar, Rachel Zoe, Little Lace Box and even the crazy, elusive Oui Please box much better than the just make up subs.

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