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Ipsy April 2016 Glam Bag Spoilers!

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Ipsy 2015 Spoilers

We have spoilers for the April 2016 Ipsy glam bag! (Thanks, Misha!) Subscribers will receive one of the following in their April shipment:

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Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Creme

Benefit They’re Real! Tinted Primer

Buxom (Lip Cream/Gloss?)


What do you think of the April 2016 Ipsy Glam Bag spoilers? Which sample are you hoping to get? I like all these brands so I’m happy with the spoilers, but I’m hoping for the tarte!

If you are new to Ipsy, it is a $10 a month beauty and makeup subscription box. Check out all of our Ipsy reviews to see what’s been in past boxes.

And check out our list of the 15 Beauty Boxes To Try in 2016, too!

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!

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  1. Ipsy sent an email saying we would get a sneak peek inside our bags. You have to post something on Facebook to get to see it. Then it turns out to be showing you the 3 above items and then says stay turned for early access. Ipsy is very manipulating to get free advertising. I deleted it off my fb page.

    • I agree. I love getting the Ipsy bag but I dislike how they always want you to share things on social media. i really don’t want all my friends reading about my subscription & makeup obsession. Talk about TMI!

  2. This is my first time back to ipsy in a year, I hope this time around is better for me! I’m praying for the buxom, I’m dying to try the brand and see if it’s as great as most say..I’m already getting the primer in my boxycharm and yes I am not a fan of the lip crayons!

  3. Ipsy uploaded their preview video

    • Thanks so much!!

  4. This is only my second glam bag and I’ve never really branched out with makeup before, so I’d be happy with any of them. I’m sure eventually I’ll get burned out by lip products (like others who have been subscribed for awhile), but I was disappointed to be one of the few who didn’t get the NYX last month, so right now, I’d be thrilled! 🙂

    • Katie Do you check out the swap part of the site? You could likely swap for it.

  5. March glam wag was my FIRST Ipsy bag, and I was disappointed…. I think I got all of the least-favorite products. And my credit card is charged $20 PER MONTH not the $9.99 like Ipsy says, which is also disappointing because I thought I was subscribing to a great deal. I honestly was so hyped up about Ipsy, and I had so much excitement for it, but it has not been the best experience. It is a wonderful idea, but they don’t seem to have it all put together. I waited monthssssss to even get my first glam bag, and then I didn’t even like half of the products! I hope it gets better, I will try again for another month since my credit card was already charged the $20 fee… but after that I am cancelling and telling EVERYONE about this. So disappointed!

    • You definitely shouldn’t have been charged $20. Have you contacted them?

    • If you are from Canada it’s 20 a month because of shipping and taxes.

    • I would definitely contact them, I’m charged $10 a month and love it!

  6. I cancelled Ipsy. Too many red lipsticks n black.eyeliner

    • Did you get the most recent offering? I am actually dreading it. If I don’t get a better mix of colors, I am with you.
      Thanks for your opinion. It bolsters what I am feeling.

  7. I do not enjoy or wear red, purple, hot pink lip color of any type! Just not my style…Who agrees? Ipsy, I love your products! March bag was actually full of great working products! Good deal, sweet stuff! 😉

    • It sounds like we all want to love Ipsy, but they have not given us a way to tell them what colors and products we would really prefer.
      I don’t receive anything that matches the profile options that I selected. I have changed my profile to try and change the colors that are sent to me, but they seem to have gotten worse.
      If anyone from Ipsy bothers to read these posts…could you please make the profile choices more relevant to what you think we might like?
      Right now, you seem to think that I want warm colors and red lip products. These are definitely NOT what I would ever want to try, as I have really, really cool undertones, and cool colors are what look best on me.
      Would it be possible for your team to work on this, please?

      • Agreed. If I get one more red/fuscia/orange lipstick I’m out.

      • You can review their products. Sometimes it helps because it asks to rate the product over all. But then you can also rate the color, formula, stuff like that. I always enjoy my bags. I’m sorry to hear so many people get bad stuff =(

        • Yes, it took me a while of reviewing bags and saying whether the color was for me. That has really helped a lot, but I agree most of the colors are too warm for me still, but that is simply because that’s mostly what is offered as samples. What has improved though is that I now get mostly types of items I will use.

      • I agree with you 100%. I keep changing things hoping to receive colours more suited to my skin tone. So far no such luck.

  8. I’d really like the red Tarte lip! I have one in a peachy shade that looks awful on me, but I LOVE how it feels so I use it under lipstick. Super creamy and balm-like yet pigmented! and minty! I would be interested in the Buxom if it is a pretty lip shade too. And tinted lash primer sounds interesting. It would be used least; so that is why I choose it last, but I’d love any of these!

  9. Hoping for the primer or boxum. I haven’t had much luck with lip crayons but since it is tarte I guess I would try it out. Yea, id be happy with either one of the three.

  10. I hope I get lash primer or Buxom. I’m so sick & tired of getting RED lip anything EVERY month! I feel I shouldn’t have to lie & change my profile to get some colors I use. That’s not being true to myself. I hope they read the reviews every month. I can’t make it any more clear of my displeasure for the same boring eye colors & red lip stuff. I keep gifting alot of my stuff away. Please Ipsy, be more daring & offer some beautiful colors! Not everyone is in love with red lips & brown / beige eyeshadows. :-((

    • Thank you. I don’t want red. My friends don’t want red. I want sparkles and fun and new colors to try…not MORE reds that don’t suit my coloring or style.

      Don’t get me wrong…I have many reds that suit me (if I want that look). These reds are very, very specific: Ruby Woo, Russian Red, a red from Le Métier de Beauté, a couple of Julep reds.

      I also have a collection of substandard red lip products that come from my subscriptions (that no one wants). I haven’t thrown them away, as I hope that I’ll meet someone who wants them. However, I have not found that person yet.

    • I wanted daring and got the NEON pink nyx lipstick this month. It is an absolutely gorgeous color…for a shirt or dress or scarf, but on my lips…someone laughed and said the 90’s are back! I know they are, but I felt silly. I’m going to try to tone it down. Really pretty though too neon for me.

  11. Hoping for Buxom!

  12. I hope I get the Buxom product. I’ve already sampled the Benefit lash primer and I’m allergic to mint, which is in the Tarte lippie.

  13. I’m hoping for the primer!

  14. Not bad! I already have the primer from Birchbox, so hopefully I get one of the others!

  15. i hope buxom, ive heard nothing but great things and its the only thing i havent tried

  16. The lash primer would be the only thing I’d not use. I’m not a huge mascara user, and I already have a backlog of mascaras from sub boxes. Primer would be just an extra step for a product I already use very little of.

    • Don’t dismiss the primer if you do get it. It can be used alone for a subtle/natural look, which I use if for daily, and then if I’m going out for dinner or drinks after work I just add mascara over top of it and my eyelashes are huge. If you’re really not interested I hope you post it for swapping ?

      • The primer interests me the most, but with my luck I’ll end up with the tarte which I’ve already had.
        How can people swap?
        Been seeing spoilers here for months and have heard people talk about swapping and I’m curious since I have a lot of stuff I’d like to exchange for something else.

        • I am interested in the same thing; how do you swap?

          • How DO you swap? I’d rather someone who really wants something to have it.
            Can anyone here help with this question? I’d even be OK if it’s CraigsList…but I’d rather know what the safest option is.

          • They host a swapping program here on mysubscriptionaddiction. click on “Swaps” on the top menu bar, and you can sign up. I’ve done it several times. It’s kind of cool.

      • My 1st pick is the Benefit Primer
        2nd Buxom lip
        3rd Tarte, these don’t work well for my lips so hoping I don’t get it.

        Hoping it’ll be a good month but doubt I’ll get 2 in a row.

  17. i hope i get the buxom i would love to try it … i would like he tarte but i don’t wear red and i’ve already received a sample of the mascara primer and i didn’t care for it…. hope everyone gets what they’re wanting this month!!

  18. Great spoilers! I love that everyone gets something high end this month for sure, these are expensive products 🙂 I’d be happy with any of them

  19. would love the Buxom, be okay with the Tarte. Don’t use mascara primer, as I only use mascara on my lower lashes since I wear extensions and primer seems like overkill.

  20. I seem to get the crappy stuff EVERY bag. God, I hope I don’t get another red lip product. Red looks terrible on me.
    Almost ready to give up on this subscription.

    • I wish I would get more red lip products. I keep getting weird -not so- nude colors..

      • I get nudes a lot too. I actually have learned to love nudes thanks to ipsy except the kind of nudes they send are usually very beige and warm and just look like awful concealer on my lips. The ones with more pink are beautiful though. I usually wear deep shades or reds, but thanks to ipsy I’m venturing out.

    • I canceled last month. I too seem to get all the crappy stuff. My last bag was awful lipstick…more hand cream…and another black eyeliner…the only item I was looking forward to was the blush bronzer and it was shattered ….I sub Allure now and my first vix was great 😉

      • Ohh and I got a crappy nail buffer…

      • Really? Hmmm…I might need to switch as well.
        Thanks for the heads-up!

  21. I would love the Buxom. I am a loyal Tartlette, love just about everything they make but that Lipsurgence will take the moisture out of the sea! That stuff is not made for lips unless you want two strips of desert. I’ve heard great things about the Buxom line and Ulta just started carrying it so I would love to try prior to purchasing.

  22. I wish Ipsy would let you choose which one you want then I would sign back up! Otherwise it is just murphy’s law that you are going to get the one you don’t want!

    • You’re right…I have become quite fond of being able to customize my Julep box. Otherwise, my friends LOVE the Ipsy haul that I give them…and that does make me happy.

  23. The primer is great. I got it in Birchbox a few months ago and would be happy to have another. I said I’d cancel Ipsy this month unless there was a great spoiler that was guaranteed to be in every bag, and I’d be happy with any of these 3, so holding on for another month.

  24. I just cancelled to save up some money (trying to cut subscription boxes out of my life, but it’s hard), and this makes me a little sad that I did, because these all look like products. But I will stay strong! Hopefully, everyone gets what they’re wanting. 🙂

    • *look like great products

  25. they all look great!
    This will only be my 2nd bag but the first one was kind of a grab bag of leftovers so I’m hoping to be more excited to open the next bag 🙂

  26. I really hope to get the Buxom … I’ve been hearing about it and people say it’s really good. I’ve been getting things I really want and need from ipsy. I’ve done my reviews on the page and I want to think that they have paid attention to what I’ve said. I am really loving everything.

  27. Really hoping for the primer. Tired of lip stuff.

    • Agree!

  28. They all look great to me…though I’d love the Buxom. I think that’s the new whipped matte that’s coming out.

  29. This looks good! Definitely agree love Benefit so much. But would love to try the buxom 😀

  30. Those are all great! Love Benefit anything.

  31. Fingers cross for Buxom!!!

    • Mine too! Love buxom.

    • I agree I really want the Buxom!

  32. Come on, primer!
    Actually I’d be OK with any of the 3. For once the initial spoiler makes me happy!

    • Same here! Love Tarte anything, love Buxom, and would be thrilled with the lash primer. My last bag was awesome. Hoping my luck continues.

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