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Ipsy December 2016 Glam Bag Spoilers!

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Ipsy 2015 Spoilers

We have spoilers for the December 2016 Ipsy glam bag! Subscribers will receive one of the following in their shipment:


What do you think of the December 2016 Ipsy Glam Bag spoilers?

Which sample are you hoping to get? I really want to try that tartest lip paint!

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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

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  1. I emailed requesting them to no longer send me mascara, eyeliner, or highlighter. I also requested the lip treatment (rv $20) for my December bag. This is the response I received:

    Hi Stephany!

    I’ve made sure you won’t receive mascara, eyeliner, and highlighter in your future Glam Bags.

    If you want to change the type of products you opt out of, please write back to us. If not, you don’t need to write back.

    Please remember that you’re always welcome to write back if you change your mind.

    Also, I’ve made sure that your pick will be included in your December Glam Bag. I think you’ll love it. 🙂

    Please let me know if I can help with anything else, and thanks for being part of the ipsy community!


    If you want to opt out of an item (up to three) and choose an item for December, email their support at [email protected]

    • Just emailed them, so I guess Ill see!! I requested to opt out of eyeshadow, lipstick and hand cream and requested the illuminizer by Josie Maran. I really hope that this is something that’s going to be permanently implemented, I love the Ipsy brand so much but I have never, NEVER had a “wow” bag. But Ive had plenty of complete duds. I completely understand they cant accommodate everything for everyone but I should at least receive 2-3 items I want or can use, they do advertise as “personalized”. It’s not that I don’t like what they offer either, as I usually would be happy with 60%+ of the spoiler items, but normally receive none of them, one if I’m lucky. Fingers crossed! Also I got an email showing the spoilers and in it you can see the bag (or at least what I assume is the bag). It’s a nice rich red that looks fuzzyish, not furry but definitely textured. and it has a gold ipsy plaque on the front and a wrist hoop on the zipper pull so it can function as a clutch, for anyone interested.

    • So I tried to email Ipsycare right after I saw this and they told me that I had to email them before the 30th to opt out of and request items for my bag. They said that my request would be effective for January. I’m a little disappointed.
      I really hope I get the Tarteist Lip Paint!

      • Awe, I am sorry. But I suppose that makes sense, as they are already prepping the bags as of the 1st.

    • Hey whats the lip treatment

  2. Ipsy has top notch CS. I contacted them and asked to have the tarteist lip paint in my bag and they said yes and also asked if there was anything i wanted to opt out of. I opted out of nailpolish.

  3. I got the tarte oil in my November bag & would welcome it again,It’s amazing!!! The lip paint would be nice too. I’m sure I’ll end up with the 1 thing I absolutely do not want. Which is the matte stuff! Because they continue to send me matte lipsticks even after numerous bad reviews begging them to stop! Maybe if I start saying I like em they’ll stop?….lol

  4. I love to get oils. I love to get them for my hair. I have very dry hair. I like to rub them through my hair after I wash it at bedtime, then braid it to help bring moisture back into my hair.

  5. Ugh. The Tarte oil was in November’s bag. I believe the Benefit primer was as well. I received the Tarte oil and I sure hope I don’t get it in December’s bag AGAIN. My luck I will though. What is with giving same items 2 months in a row? Personally I don’t like that. It’s not very exciting to see items from last month (even if you received one of them or not) when they post the new months selection. I am on month 5 with Ipsy. I haven’t been too pleased. I will see how December goes. If it’s like all of the other months I will be sticking to just my Sephora Play (which is fabulous).

    • I am getting the Tarte oil next month and am so excited for it. I got the Benefit Porefessional this month and I wasn’t wowed and the sample was so tiny I was bummed. I have been with ipsy since Sept and if this month sucks like the others, I’m cancelling and sticking to my BoxyCharm.

      • I have 5 Porefessionals stashed between Ipsy and Sephora. Enough! Lol

  6. Benefit The Professional.

  7. Love nyx shadows but bummer on it being a prismatic one for us depotters as they are placed in the plastic packaging meaning to repot you have to scrape it out and set it in a new pan or use it loose ( which I don’t generally like too messy for miss clumsy butt )

    I’d be okay with the oil as often as it seems to be an option I have never received it and with winter coming my skin will be dry and needing some extra love.

  8. Honestly, I’d like any of those, but yesss lip paint! I know a few brands are coming out with them, and I’m attracted to the serious pigment.

    In using oil or serum, I haven’t figured out yet how to get just three drops spread over my whole face!

    • Man, me either. I always do the 3 drops, get about half my face, and then have to go back for more, even with warming it in my hands like they say. Maybe we need to just put a drop directly onto each quadrant of the face? If anyone knows the secret, please tell us!

      • I cheat. I use four drops. That way there’s one per quadrant. I’ve never had a problem doing it that way.

        • Thanks Mel and Kendall!

    • I got that Tarte gloss in the Tarte sample kit from Ulta last week, and it is super pigmented in one swipe! I read reviews that it is not long-lasting, but in that VERY dark wine color, it lasted on me and even left a stain when I tried to remove it. I didn’t test it out when eating, but for that dark color at least, it really sticks! It is also a super deep and dark wine and sort of vampy. It’s very pretty if you like dark colors. Also it is thick and creamy and not sticky or super shiny like I expected from the term glossy. I love enough I want it in my December bag-or the Maracuja oil which I also love! I like trying new things but if I get pricey treats I already enjoy in there too, at least I will be happy with something in my bag for sure! I wrote to ask for it in my bag today-hopefully not too late!

  9. Please stop with the Benefit Porefessional! Josie Maren all the way. Nothing else I want.

    • I got the Josie Maran illuminator in an offer, and it is SO glowy and beautiful, however it is very gold-toned. So it is a bit warm for me. I would love it in a cool pearly shade. I also have an issue that way too much comes out in a pump-when I’d like to just use a teeny dot on my cheeks and nose. I’ve found it works best for me when I mix it into my moisturizer, apply all over my face, and then cover it with make up so I glow a bit from within. 🙂 Mixed with moisturizer alone, my face looks SO glowy. It is really beautiful but a bit TOO much for me. 🙂 I think it helps a bit that my moisturizer is white and slightly tones down the golden. If you have warm undertones, try this!

    • I know, right! I have 5 from sub boxes.

  10. Iam also hoping to try the lip paint!

  11. I’m still waiting on my November bag too! I was suppose to get the oil in that bag, so I requested the Nyx eye shadow…plus they told me they’d hold off on sending me any highlighters for the next 6 months.
    The customer service has been great with responding to my requests, I just wish I had my November bag before December!

  12. Hello again!! I did not get the cream eyeshadow by STARLOOKS, shade/itsee rose gold omg if I can get that and you have more of it please send it in my bag! I never got my November’s bag yet unless it comes today, Nov 28th, In my recent reply up top I asked for the Benefits primer and any shimmer eyeshadows & brushes please and thank you!!
    *Starlooks cream eyeshadow rose gold
    *This months spoiler, Benefits primer
    *nail polishes

    • This isn’t ipsy, just a place to talk about it. If you want to contact them, you need to go to and go to their customer service page; they should be able to help you there!

    • The Starlooks Rose Gold looks beautiful in the tube but flakes off almost immediately, you’re not missing out

      • I agree about the starlooks rosegold shadow. It is a very thin formula, and doesn’t do much, if anything once applied. I tried to make it build-able by using more than one layer and it flaked off moments later. it was like dollar store make up. i gave it to my god daughter to play with.

        • I discovered by accident how to use that Starlooks liquid shadow! It arrived in my bag after I’d been wearing regular shadow all day, and I wanted to test it out; so I applied just in the center of lower each eyelid and blended it lightly. It was GORGEOUS and stayed on all night with a beautiful sheen! The next time, I applied it over creamy primer all over my lower lid and it dried awfully and make my lid wrinkle and pucker a bit. NOT pretty! For me, it works over dry shadows and away from the crease-so just the eyelid itself or as a liner. Beautiful! Try and see if this works for you. The first time, just put it over regular shadow on the center of your lower lid away from areas that will crease.

          • Thanks for the tip Sun! I already gave it to my god daughter to use as play makeup, lol. But good to know it wasn’t the absolute crap i thought it was.

  13. I want that Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer!!!

  14. I got the PORE professional last month and that was my first IPSY ever. I don’t mind it, but I don’t want to get it again

  15. I FINALLY worked up the courage to cancel Ipsy! I feel like I deserve a medal! Or maybe I’ll get a new sub lol…..

  16. The only one I wouldn’t want is the benefit professional. I would Love to have the NYX product. Another Tart product would be ok. I collect eyeshadow pallets and I’ve never tried NYX eyeshadow. The Tart oil is good. I use that already but a travel size I would happy to get. I don’t see a difference that primer. Too faced primers works ok. Josies products I like.

    • Hello, I want the Benefit Primer please!!!! And I love love love brushes!! I want anything shimmer eyeshadows!! Thank you Ipsy,

      • Girl, this isn’t Ipsy. You have to go to or contact them via ipsycare or social media.

        • Seriously lol!

  17. I would like the Tarte lip paint or the Smashbox mattifier.

    I would be okay with the Josie Maran, Tarte oil, or even the Porefessional.

    I will get the Nyx.

    • Lmao that seems to be how it works the majority of the time..

    • If there are 2 NYX options, odds are that almost everyone will get one.

    • See that it what I do not get. If there is a special everyone gets one like this it seems unfair to have all prestige Brands and one drugstore brand. Dont get me wrong I love Nyx but I do subs to try new things and if everyone else gets a pricey brand, it just seems unfair.

  18. Those wondering about requesting items.
    Apparently, they picked a small test group of people to ask about picking items. I emailed them inquiring about the requests and that’s what they told me. They also said that since I inquired they would be happy to let me pick one of the items even though I wasn’t part of the test group.
    If you want to be able to choose one of your products i suggest emailing them for yourself, you’ll likely get the same email i did.

    • I received the email and I picked the lip paint. Here is what they sent.

      Hi Erin,

      Thanks so much for reviewing your November Glam Bag. To make sure you love your December Glam Bag, we’re giving you the chance to select one of the products yourself!

      Once you know what you want, reply directly to this email with your pick before November 24th. We’ll make sure it’s in your December Glam Bag. (Pinky promise!)

      Here’s what you can choose from (we’re psyched about all of them):

      NYX Prismatic Shadow in Bedroom Eyes or Jaded
      Your secret weapon for shimmery, party-ready eye looks.
      NYX Prismatic Shadow NYX Prismatic Shadow

      Ciaté London Liquid Velvet Matte Lipstick in Pin Up
      We’re mad for matte lipsticks, and this rich berry shade is giving us life. Ciaté London Liquid Velvet Matte Lipstick

      City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Blush Trio
      Our new go-to for flirty, flushed cheeks. City Color Cosmetics

      Hanalei Lip Treatment
      The chapped lip struggle is real—but this anti-oxidant rich treatment will show your pout who’s boss. Hanalei Lip Treatment

      tarte cosmetics Maracuja Oil
      We still don’t know how to pronounce it, but we do know that it makes our skin look and feel glowy and ah-mazing. tarte cosmetics Maracuja Oil

      OUAI Wave Spray
      We call it “bedhead in a bottle.” ‘Nuff said. OUAI Wave Spray


      • I emailed Ipsy after seeing your comment to inquire about if everyone got an email or just a select few, and they emailed back and said it was only a small test group, but since I inquired, I could pick an item. I, of course, picked the Taste Maracuja oil!

        Eclipse replied:
        Hi Jackie!

        Thanks for writing to ipsyCare! We sent that email to some subscribers as part of a small test we’re running. I’d be more than happy to help you pick out a product for your December bag, even though you weren’t part of the test group. Let me know which product you’d like!
        –NYX Prismatic Shadow in Bedroom Eyes or Jaded
        –Ciaté London Liquid Velvet Matte Lipstick in Pin Up
        –City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Blush Trio
        –Hanalei Lip Treatment
        –tarte cosmetics Maracuja Oil
        –OUAI Wave Spray

        Please let me know which one is your favorite before the 30th and I’ll make sure that it’s included in your December Glam Bag!

        Eclipse 🙂

  19. Yes Ipsy actually emailed me cause I was dissappointed in my last bag and had made the comment in my review that I wish I could have chosen from the sneak peaks and I would have hands down picked the too faced mascara. Then out of the blue over the Holiday weekend I got an email from Ipsy saying they want me to love my bag and that I can reply back to that email with my December pick (with these items listed, I chose the tarte oil)

    • Same thing here. I have a feeling almost all of us picked the tarte oil & whoever wasn’t in the test group won’t even get the option of it, because we will have already claimed all the samples.

      • I didn’t! 🙂

        Actually, I thought it was just a new thing and I missed the post here on MSA because of the eleventy million sale posts lol!

  20. Looks good! I’d be happy with the Tarteist Lip Paint or Porefessional. I love both these products. I actually have the Smashbox Matte Transformer (it came in a lip set I splurged on from Sephora during their VIB sale). I haven’t used it yet.

  21. All of these look fantastic! If I was to pick it would be the tastiest lip gloss then the Tarte oil, then that matte lip stuff seems interesting.

  22. Spoilers already? Wow 🙂 Thanj you for the update! I like everything in the selection, wouldn’t mind getting any of those items. Josie Maran Illuminizer and Smashbox Insta-Matte lipstick transformer got me the most interested 🙂

  23. Hoping for that tarte oil!

  24. I’d love any of these but I’d like the tarte lip gloss the most.

  25. Here’s what Ipsy sent me in an email!

    I’d also be happy to help you handpick one of your products for next month to help make up for the inconvenience. Here are some of my favorite products from December’s Glam Bag selection:

    –NYX Prismatic Shadow in Bedroom Eyes or Jaded
    –Ciaté London Liquid Velvet Matte Lipstick in Pin Up
    –City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Blush Trio
    –Hanalei Lip Treatment
    –tarte cosmetics Maracuja Oil
    –OUAI Wave Spray

    Please let me know which one you’d like before the 30th, and I’ll make sure it’s in your next Glam Bag. I hope you’ll love it!

    If you ever feel that your Glam Bag wasn’t worth the price you paid because you were allergic to a product, please let me know.

    Best regards,

    • Thanks for sharing! I love the Ciate Liquid Lipstick in Pinup. I’m new to shaded lip products and this color has helped me get a little out of my comfort zone.

    • It’s funny, cause I had emailed and complained about my bag last month, and they made some temporary adjustments to my account I think, but never offered this. I emailed them back to ask if I could get the Tarteist or POREfessional out of the options in the photo (I’m oily and most of my lipsticks are already matte), and out of the items you listed, the Hanalei lip treatment. I have the large tubes and LOVE it, but it takes up quite a bit of space in my makeup bag and I wouldn’t mind a sample size. Hopefully, they will consider honoring at least one of my requests, cause I really do not need a face oil or illuminator.

    • –NUDESTIX Concealer Pencil in Medium
      –Naked Princess Luxe Shine Lip Gloss in Truffle
      –tarte cosmetics tarteist™ glossy lip paint in wcw
      –City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Blush in Fresh Melon or Blackberry or Guava

      • “I’ve picked out some of our favorite products from December’s Glam Bag selection:
        –NYX Prismatic Shadow in Bedroom Eyes or Jaded
        –Naked Princess Luxe Shine Lip Gloss in Truffle
        –City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Blush Trio
        –Hanalei Lip Treatment
        –tarte cosmetics Maracuja Oil
        –OUAI Wave Spray”

    • Wow…I wish they had offered me something like this last month, because that was the first time (and thankfully the only time out of the six bags I’ve received so far) I’ve received a bag with a product I can’t use because I’m allergic to one of the ingredients. Real shame about the moisturizer (the Sally’s Box gel cream) having chamomile in it, because otherwise October’s bag would have been perfect and stolen the title of ‘best bag’ from my August bag.

      But I’ve got to say that December’s list of products everyone will receive at least one from has to be the best list of featured products I’ve seen since I started subscribing. No black mascaras!

      • That sucks. My complaint, after about 8 months and 3 repeat berry shades was a lack of options for women of color. Yes, I understand it’s the risk I run using ipsy over the now dead essence beauty box or cocotique, but on the whole I love ipsy and was just pointing this out for future bags for other people with a similar shading issue.

    • Oh hey, Mashee is my fave lol.

  26. I’m relatively certain that NYX item is a (full size?) eye shadow. The packaging looks exactly like some of the singles I’ve bought in the past. If so, I definitely won’t complain, because I love them! So buttery and pigmented, and Stays that way even using a brush.

    Only thing I’m not hoping for would be the smash box. I don’t wear lipstick much, and I never go for the matte look.

  27. Wow great items so far can’t wait to see more. Do you think the bag will be sparkly with glitter ? 😍

  28. Oh anyone of these would be amazing.

  29. I like everything except the smashbox insta matte. But I get every single smashbox product offered so I’m sure I’ll get it.

  30. I alway love my bags, even when I don’t get exactly what I wanted, I still feel the products are get for the value. Not to mention the amazing bags each month. That being said, I do like the fact that two of the products are the same as last month. I don’t mind repeats, especially if it’s something I loved, but I think they should leave a month or to at least before the repeat a product. I’ll still keep my subscription either way, since u didn’t receive either of the repeats, but it’s just something they should keep in mind.

    • I meant I don’t like*

    • I can’t be sure, but I think they at least try not to send the same people the same product. At least, I’ve never seen anyone saying or complaining about doubles. There have been a couple months in the past where they did this, and I always got a different product than before. So I’d say chances are good you won’t get any duplicates.

  31. OMG- I have to try the new Josie product!!

  32. I just got the tarte Maracuja Oil in my bag last month I hope they don’t send it again!!!! I don’t think they ever look at the Profiles. I’ve only been with Ipsy for 3 months and I’m about to cancel.

    • Hi Dawn! They totally look at profiles. I’ve never gotten a repeat (except I once got the same lipstick in a different color but that’s fine) in the past 2 years. You can also contact their customer service to help better your customization. I’ve asked them to not put nail polish in my bag, and they did it 🙂

    • I really think its the review system more than the profile that helps out. and takes a bit of time, I finally got them to stop sending me mauve lip colors ( because really how many do I REALLY need!) but it took a couple or really low reviews to knock out the first one I got that I actually liked.

      They always stipulate that nothing completely takes a certain item out but there’s so many swaps that I don’t really mind if I get something I will never use ( and really I can’t think of many times I have hands down totally hated something from ipsy, BB sure, sephora yep but not ipsy maybe I’ve been lucky?)

  33. This is the first I’m hearing about us getting to pick a sample from Ipsy?! When did this happen! 😢 #FOMO

  34. This is the second one, after our picks, right?
    2 are repeats, IIRC. I don’t want what I didn’t pick, lol!!

    • I keep hearing people talk about their picks and getting an email… should I be worried that I didn’t get an email?! I want the tarte lip paint so badly!

      • That’s with Birchbox…I’m pretty sure we don’t get to pick anything for Ipsy 😉

        • Yeah, it was not Birchbox. It was definitely Ipsy. I saw the email, re-read where it was from a few times, got really excited, picked what I wanted and emailed back thanking them a bunch of times for letting me pick finally! 😀

      • Check the MSA forum! You can find a list of (different) spoiler items there that you should be able to E-mail CS & request before the first of the month.

        Not sure if you can request these or not!

        • Ya, I did email them about wanting to try a liquid lipstick and so they are sending me the Ciate in Pinup, I believe…they also said I can opt out of one type of product if there’s something specific I do not want or need 😉

        • Where do you find this MSA forum? I would love to request no more eyeliner! 🙂

          • You can just use Ipsy’s contact form. I requested no more eyeliner and mascara for a while, so they won’t send those items for 3 months. I’ve gotten way too many recently through subs and Sephora Favorites sets!

  35. Still on the dang wait list… 😠

    • Copied and Pasted from Ipsy website.
      This is how I got off the waiting list. I just shared the ipsy page threw email and sent it to my mom. As soon as I shared it I was instantly off the waitinglist.

      To Skip Ipsy’s Wait:
      Log in to your ipsy account and click “Skip the Waitlist!” at the top of the home page.
      From there, you’ll have options to share and like on Facebook, message Facebook friends, and subscribe to our YouTube channels. You can also click the “Continue” button to skip any of these optional steps. Sometimes we may also require one friend referral for you to Skip the Wait, which means a friend must subscribe using your unique referral link.

      When you’re done, your subscription will be activated and you’ll receive your first Glam Bag within a month!

      Hope that’s helps!! Goodluck!

  36. Looks awesome but I just don’t trust ipsy anymore. I think they’re using my profile to send me all the things I don’t want.

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