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Ipsy August 2016 Glam Bag Spoilers Round #3!

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Ipsy 2015 Spoilers

We have more spoilers for the August 2016 Ipsy glam bag! Here is a look at the bag:

And here is a closer look at some of the featured samples subscribers may receive this month:


  • JAPONESQUE Velvet Touch Blush in Shade 02
  • OFRA Cosmetics OFRA x @Dupe That “You Glow Girl” Highlighter
  • tarte cosmetics tarteist™ lash paint mascara
  • NYX Professional Makeup BORN TO GLOW LIQUID ILLUMINATOR in Gleam or Sunbeam



  • Rodial Smokey Eye Pen in Black
  • IT Cosmetics No-Tug Waterproof Mini Gel Eyeliner
  • Trust Fund Beauty Liquid Lipstick in K, Bye
  • Nomad Cosmetics Eye Shadow Single in Spice Market


  • Cover FX Illuminating Primer
  • Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics Neapolitan Palette
  • Beaute Basics 3 Tone Bronzer
  • Benefit Cosmetics NEW gimme brow volumizing eyebrow gel


  • Winky Lux Diamond Complexion Powder in Light or Medium
  • Beauty For Real I-LINE 24-7 Eyeliner in Black Magic

Here are some snapchats of what subscribers may receive:





In case you missed the first spoiler, subscribers will receive one of the following in their shipment:


What do you think of the August 2016 Ipsy Glam Bag spoilers? Which sample are you hoping to get?

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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

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  1. I want the Nomad and Cover FX but doubt I’ll get either tho but way it seems to go!

  2. I just received my first bag and am excited. I figured what I don’t use, will help fill Christmas stocking for my adult daughter and daughter in laws. There are 5 of them. (Yes we do stockings-they will always be my babies ). It is great to see the surprise in their eyes.

  3. I can see what I’m getting this morning, and I’m receiving two of the featured products. And actually two of the products I wanted! The Tarte lippie and the NYX illuminator.

  4. So… I’m able to see what I’m getting this morning and I have to say I’m not impressed. Hopefully next month will be better and I may attempt the “swap” this month. I have never tried to use it but maybe I will get lucky and find someone that hates something I wanted this month and loves something I got but can’t use. One item I’d really like to swap is the Beau Gachis Paris Pro Series Applicator Sponge, I’m guessing its got about a $14rv. I don’t where any foundation and so it’s pretty much useless to me. I also got the Beauty For Real I-LINE 24-7 Eyeliner in Black Magic, which would be fine but my eyes are very sensitive and I cannot do the waterproof eyeliner thing. I usually line my eyes with a wet brush and black eyeshadow. Then there is the Jersey Shore Cosmetics Mongongo Lip Conditioner in Vanilla Coconut Cream and the Symphony Beauty Makeup Cleansing Wipes. The wipes would also be fine but I’m sensitive to aloe vera, strange as it may seem. ugg. I really wanted that jelly pong item and with THREE subs with ipsy I didn’t get it. Hopefully all three of my bags aren’t the same color.

    • Where can you swap it? I’m getting Items I already have and want to swap. Anyone wants to swap for their 3tone boronzer?? ;(

    • I am also unimpressed. I have keep getting nail polish in my bags and I always get my nails done so I would never need it. I decided to retake my quiz today and sure enough the nail polish option was NOT selected yet I have gotten nail polish 2 out of the last 3 bags… I hope they start sending things I am actually interested in.

      • You can write in and opt out of polish and two other items as well!

  5. Guess I am in the minority here and I do not like this month’s bag at all. Not a fan of the face on the bag. I prefer plain old prints.

  6. I hope I Get some black eyeliner this month. I’m running out. Ha Ha! I really am. I got 7 mascaras last month. I believe Play by Sephora has eyeliner and mascara. I don’t need anymore bronzer til next summer. I always love getting eyeshadow, I have a collection and it’s fun. I have a masive face and hair product collection. Nail Polish I have enough.

  7. Really hoping for the Lux Diamond Complexion Powder in light! If I don’t get it I’d love to swap for it ?.

    • What are you getting? I’m willing to swap the powder (light).

      • @diane I’m getting
        Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture
        Brassica Seed & Shea Oils Silkening Blow Out Crème
        ,Josie Maran
        Whipped Mud Mask in Vanilla Apricot,
        NYX Professional Makeup
        BORN TO GLOW LIQUID ILLUMINATOR in Gleam or Sunbeam. Also getting a eyeliner and lip liner which I needed both of but would love to swap for the first 3 listed.
        Thanks ☺

  8. So color, to Ipsy, equals rust or brown, is that about right?

  9. I have the same issue every month. They always send a mascara and an eye shadow without fail. I have omitted the eye shadow and mascara in my beauty profile because I have too many already but, of course, Ipsy ignores it as usual. They send a lot of clownish color blush too that I don’t use. It does no good to fix your profile because they don’t pay it the least bit of attention. Think if this bag is another dud I’ll cancel.

    • same here I always get sun screen or some face mud mask I don’t ever wear I hate that stuff I would like all makeup but noo ill end up with something blue or purple or green I’m thinking abt just cancel it all

    • I was having the same issues until I started to rate every item every month. Now I love every item I get every month.

    • I feel the same way. They really dont read the profile. And even if u email to hem to tell them about it then its like we don’t guarantee love everything…Why have a beauty profile if u r not going to read it

    • Did you know you can write in and opt out of up to three items and even choose an item for your next month’s glam bag?

  10. My biggest problem with Ipsy is their complete unwillingness to send two different bags to the same address. People have duplicate subscriptions in hopes of getting different variations….with so many bag combos, that shouldn’t be difficult. I wouldn’t even mind a few dupes, but a different combo at least. I also have two completely different profiles (which doesn’t seem to matter at all). But with that being said, I still have two subscriptions. Hope springs eternal…..LOL!!!

    • I was thinking about getting another bag in hopes of different products, so they send the exact same thing twice then huh?

      • My sister gets two bags to her address and this month she didn’t get a single repeat. She has gotten at most 2 of the same items in previous months… Not sure how it works but it is possible .

    • I have three subs with ipsy. It’s still pretty early for me to be able to tell but it seems like the account that I have “blond hair, blue eyes, pale skin” is getting better samples. By better samples I mean samples that actually appeal to my dark hair, dark eye, tan skin self. My oldest account that has brown hair and eyes and medium skin, or something of that sort, seemed to be letting me down so I changed it slightly last month in hopes of getting better colors. I have gotten a few duplicate items but by no means has every single item been the same. Each one of my three subs has different eye, skin and hair colors.

    • I get 2 bags and get different items in each bag.

    • I was getting one for myself and another for my 15 yr old, we never got the same items.

    • I didn’t mean to say that EVERY bag is identical, but the vast majority of the time I get at least 2 or 3 dupe items. And if there is a color variation, I ALWAYS get the same color. Plus I always get an eye brush in almost every bag. I didn’t think of changing my profiles to different eye, hair and skin color….that’s a great idea!!! I have different stylists selected and desired products and “issues” and even age, but I will give changing my description a shot. Thanks for the tip!!!!

      • Yep. I’ve gotten eyeshadow with two color variation but always got the same color in both bags, lol. I have three subs with ipsy and this month’s dupes for me are an applicator spong, makeup cleansing wipes, the nyx liquid illuminator and a lip conditioner in vanilla coconut cream. Not too happy.

  11. The bags are beautiful but I know mine will be stuffed with five black eyeliners somehow because I don’t ever wear black. I really really really want the Gimme Brow!

  12. I really want either the trust fund liquid lipstick or the jelly pong pong neopolitan eyeshadow. I have oily skin and, even though I’ll play with a highlighter once in a while, it does me no favors. There appears to be a lot of highlighters ?. Gimme brow would be good too. I changed up my profile after a semi-disappointing bag last month. Hoping for the best.

  13. I like the bags!!

    • I hope I get the aqua bag. It’s so adorable and I give my nieces these bags for accomplishing goals I set for them.

  14. I’m really hoping for the little Jelly Pong Pong Neapolitan palette and the Gimme Brow. I really liked the Jelly PP bronzer duo I received in a previous bag, I used it like everyday for two weeks straight as an eyeshadow. I liked it so much I bought a second so that I will have it when I run out of the one I received from Ipsy. But then I received a Jelly PP lip product in another sub and didn’t like it at all, it was a nice product but just didn’t work for me. So, I’m very interested in trying another “powder” product from Jelly PP to see if that’s what I need to stick to with them. I also ended up buying the Gimme Brow after trying it in another sub box, before trying it I never used any brow product and now I’m hooked, so I’d love more. lol. I just really hope I don’t get any liquid face products like the primer or the liquid highlighter by nyx. I haven’t been able to find a single liquid face product that doesn’t cause a breakout. I’m fine with any type of powder on my face but the liquids cause immediate itching followed by bumps. Wouldn’t mind that ofra highlighter either.

  15. I really hate how ipsy does so many product spoilers! I have never once gotten the spoiler that I wanted. At least let us pick one like birchbox!

  16. I got the tarte lipsurgence back in April. Please no more black eyeliner or mascara. I wish I would get a brown or other color liner instead. I would love to get the blush or nyx illuminator though. And so far do not see any brushes. I love getting brushes and never have enough!

    • Agreed! Black looks way overdone on me. I love the colors in the swatches though. Hoping for one of those. I always like brushes too!

  17. The bags are so pretty! I hope I get that Jelly Pong Pong eyeshadow palette, and the trust fund lipstick, and that nail polish, oh and that mask. Ok, ipsy, just let us choose already ?.

  18. So many great options! But with 3 (three!) Black eyeliners in the mix you know I’ll get another one, to add to my stash of 72 other black eyeliners.

    • I never get black eyeliner 🙁 I’ve recieved every single other color that I will never ever use though 🙁

  19. Seriously good products this month! All welcome. Great-looking haul.

  20. I want that bag.. I canceled for this month before all the spoilers and now i’m regretting it!! Any of the products i would’ve been happy with.. EERRRR

    • Same here! There’s a chance we will get off the wait list if they have spots open since we aren’t new subscribers but I’m not holding my breath since it looks so good this month. Figures, lol!

      • If you shoot CS an email they will take you off the wait list (only if you were a previous subscriber). It’s worth a shot!

        • Ah, good idea, thank you!

  21. I unsubscribe door the past two months. But I couldn’t help but resub. So many amazing products in these sneak peeks!

    • *for*

  22. I am actually excited! Brands I have heard of and never get!! But let’s face it. I will get mascara since they sent me one last month. Eyeliner since I get one every month. And something spilled or broken. I’ve had that twice in the last few months. One they replaced by me just sending a pic of my bag and broken item. The second one last month never resolved. Hair oil in the whole bag. The brush I got smells great drop the oil! Sent more than one message to them. They made it sound like its my fault my bag was sucky last month. So I changed my profile in hope of changing it up.

    • I need to know your secret to getting eyeliner every month. Lol

      • Katy, I got eyeliner my first few months each bag. I don’t wear it often. Someone mentioned that in the questionnaire, the term “classic” look means black eyeliner, black mascara, red lips, and red nails. I had that I like “classic” checked and removed it. I haven’t had an eyeliner since (fingers crossed). That said, the mascara still arrives. Do you have “classic” look checked in your profile? Probably our “secret” is that we don’t want any. LOL.

  23. I am so excited. The bags are gorgeous and I will be happy to get everything I have seen so far. I’ve been an Ipster since February and they are getting better and better every month. Even the off month bags still manage to make me happy once I get them.

  24. I would love that Trust Fund lippie. But looking at everything, I know I will get another liner, another eyeshadow palette and a lip balm. I do not have eyeshadow on my list, I rank it low every month and every month I get another one.

  25. I am super excited about the bags!!! way more than the contents lol

  26. Am I wrong or does it look to be that they are including products they have already sent? In the four bags I have received so far I have already gotten the Tate lipsurgence, It cosmetics gel liner, Nomad eye shadow. They also included before as options the Ofra shadow, Nyx illuminator, and BeauteBasics three tone bronzer. Where are the new products? Why are they recycling? Anyone else have that problem? I don’t know yet what will be in my bag but I sure don’t want any repeats.

    • They do this sometimes, so that people who didn’t get it the first time around can possibly get it the 2nd time. You shouldn’t get any exact repeats from them, if you do just email them. It has to be the exact same though…same formula, color, etc.

    • They have been doing a LOT of repeats these past couple months.

    • I hope they do repeats some months. There have been plenty of items sent out that I would have loved to have received. They won’t send you a repeat, but it gives others the chance to get it.

    • I like it when they repeat the good items “everyone” wants so more of us can try them, and they definitely do it so new subscribers can get some of the hot items. Ipsy is not supposed to send individuals repeats. You shouldn’t get a repeat unless it is a new color, and the only time that has happened for me is getting the same brand of polish (a year apart) in different colors, which I liked. So I don’t mind that. Here’s to getting the things you wished for last time around or something totally new and fun!

  27. I can’t wait to see what I get in one of those pretty bags!

  28. Squee! Why do these things make me so excited?! Last month I added a second subscription so hopefully I will receive both variations of the bags. 🙂

    • I had three subs for the travel one with the purple, pink and blue bags… And got ALL blue bags. I was so disappointed. Hoping I get both this time but I will trade for the other one! Good luck!

      • I have 3 subs and got all 3 purple bags that month 🙁 Fingers crossed this time will be different.

        • Lucky you! I loved the purple and got pink.

      • Hmmm this is interesting! We have multiple subs here, and every single time there has been a variety of bags, both bags are identical (with different contents). Maybe certain colors go to certain areas? The bags also usually come close together. I’m hoping for the turquoise bag! The expression on the purple one is creepy to me.

  29. MUST have both of those makeup bags! Love them!

  30. The bag is gorgeous this month! I will be re-subscribing just for that!

    • So much prettier than that circa 1985 “Breakin'” (movie) one we just got! I stuffed it in a drawer – can’t even think of anyone to donate it to!

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