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How to Select An Item In Your March 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag


Some Ipsy subscribers have been given the option to select one of their samples for the March box via email (Thanks for the heads up, Sara!)

From Ipsy:

If you’re not sure what to request for March, here are my favorites:
Eyeko Fat Stick in Satin
Dirty Little Secret Cosmetics Blush in Kitty Pink
Pur Disappearing Ink Concealer Pen in Light, Medium, or Dark
Elizabeth Mott Blending Brush
Neogen Milk-to-Foam Coconut Milk Pure Mild Cleanser
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer
Ladykin Affinitic Snail Cream

Please let me know which one you’d like to receive before 12pm on the 27th and I’ll make sure that it’s included in your March Glam Bag!

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If you’d like to select a sample for March, I recommend emailing [email protected] with your sample choice from the 7 items listed above.

This isn’t a guarantee, and I’m not sure how long this option to select your sample will be available for, but it’s worth trying!

Are you going to email Ipsy and request a sample? Which one are you picking?


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  1. Darn! Just heard back from them – they ran out of the Pur concealer that I wanted. Same other choices given above are available.

    • That wasn’t mentioned but I’m sure if you just email and ASK what the options are you may get a different/larger list? WHY DO YOU KNOW OF OTHER CHOICES?

  2. Has anyone emailed about requesting a product for March and gotten other options for items besides what’s on the list above?

    • I would really like to know this too!

    • I haven’t, but you could email them and ask what options there are, I’m sure they would let you know. The woman I talked to made it clear that anyone could make a choice.

      If you do email I’d love to hear what they say… Especially if there’s MORE options!
      I looove me some options…

  3. I just requested the NEOGEN COCONUT MILK PURE MILD CLEANSER because I’m more interested in cleansers and skincare than makeup right now…at least until I start getting through my stash of bronzer and blushes that I hardly use. I was able to snag the befine cleanser for my February’s bag and I’m excited to get that. You can never be too clean!

  4. I just send an emailed requesting the the Pur concealer I am excited can’t wait to get it.

  5. Does anyone know what the DLS kitty pink blush looks like? I’m kind of intrigued and think I want to choose that one, but can’t find a swatch picture anywhere for it.

    • I found a video on Ipsy’s YouTube with Madison Miller that was posted last month called Indie Beauty 101. She showed that blush and did both a hand and cheek swatch. It looks like a light peachy/apricot kind of color, and as far as I could tell looks like it’s matte or has very little shimmer to it. It looked really pretty!

    • I have this from an ipsy offer, and seems ideal IF you are very fair and warm or neutral toned. (It doesn’t work for me at all since I’m medium and cool toned.) The color is an extremely light apricot/peach shade. If you look good in peach/orange/warm shades that are on the paler side, it seemed like a decent blush.

  6. I would love to receive the brushe. Do I just email them and let them know?

    • Yes I did a few days ago and had no problems. Just make sure to say the full name of the product to be clear.
      I thought the choosing thing was just for specific people who were offered or like a certain amount, but the woman that emailed me made it pretty clear that this is open to everyone, you just have to request. I’m really happy I got to choose! I chose the PUR concealer pen.

  7. Wait, does that snail cream really come in a little tub shaped like a snail? That is adorable, and i want it.

    • I’m PRETTY sure that’s what its gonna be. You could always email Ipsy they replied very quickly like within an hour even though the subject said “March glam bag item request”. But I’m like 90% sure you’d get the cute little snail. I love Ipsy because they always use pictures of the products you’re ACTUALLY gonna get rather than the picture of what the full size looks like.

  8. I’m getting the Pur concealer in one of my bags and the Elizabeth Mott brush in my second one. Yay!

  9. I’ve been emailing Ipsy every month! I don’t think many people know to contact them, but you can specifically request to NOT get as many things as you want, and can request one item every month. E.g. I requested to not get any mascara or bronzer, and asked for a powder brush this month (hoping for the Luxie one).
    Also, I had an allergic reaction to one of the products in the January bag, and when I emailed them about it they apologized and sent me a new item!
    Josh’s customer support is awesome ❤

    • I was told you can only request to not get 3 items by customer care…

  10. I email ipsy at 10:24 pm and said this:
    Hello ipsy,
    I would like to humbly request the choice of Pur Disappearing Ink Concealer Pen in LIGHT. I have never received a concealer in a subscription box and would greatly appreciate the opportunity to try this one.
    Thank you so much in advance!
    At 11:07 est I received this reply:

    FEB 02, 2017 | 08:07PM PST
    Riri replied:
    Hi Randi!

    Thanks for contacting ipsyCare!

    I’ve made sure the Pur Disappearing Ink Concealer Pen in Light will be included in your March Glam Bag. I think you’ll love it. 🙂

    Just let me know if there’s anything else I can do to make your Glam Bag experience even better!


    How cool is that?!?

    • Randi was my guy to and he was soooo sweet. I also asked for the Pur in light. Last month I emailed them to thank them for letting me opt out of mascara and they gave an option then too. I’m getting Luxie gold brush this month.I’ve found if you wait until the first of the month they’ll give you an option. I wish more beauty boxes did this.

  11. I’m debating between the blending eyeshadow brush and the Pur concealer. They are both cruelty free.

  12. These are all awesome choices and its hard for me to decide. I am, however, already sooo excited for March now despite my half lackluster feel for February.

    Thanks for posting and keeping the love alive.

  13. Worked for me! They were super polite about it and let me pick the snail cream! 😊

  14. I emailed them and I am getting what I wanted. What a quick response! Thanks Yum!

  15. I emailed them and got to pick. So excited 🙂

  16. I’m interested in the snail cream

  17. I emailed them and requested the Ladykin snail cream (mostly for the cute snail) and they gave it to me!

    • Same here.

  18. They won’t accept any requests unless they specifically email YOU bc you have to reply to that email which is linked to your account. I have 2 ipsy accounts, one for 2 years, the other for 3 months. They’re only giving this option to the newly subscribed accounts. Would have been great though!

    • I’ve emailed them and gotten what I wanted the last two months and I don’t have a new account. ymmv

    • I emailed them last month to request an item and they gave it to me without them emailing me first.

    • I emailed and got. Been with ipsy a year this month

    • For the last 3 months I’ve been emailing them telling them I heard people were choosing items and they’ve let me choose something everytime.

    • I picked the luxe brush last month for this months bag and I e been with them just over one year

    • I also have now emailed them 2 months in a row with requests without them having ever messaged me about it. I’m excited. The sample choice and the points for reviews equaling money in the shop were the only things that made birchbox somewhat equivalent, Now Ipsy is the only remaining beauty sub.

    • Yeah I’ve been with them for 4 years and there was no problem! Guaranteed the luxie brush… didn’t want nail polish & hand cream …Shannon is amazing, she helped me with quite a few issues last week! Even an offer I didn’t receive from a long time ago! They are the best out there!

  19. I had a glitch and I could see what I got in my Feb bag early today!

  20. I got a chance to get the snail cream full size in the cute packaging from the 0.8 Liter Campagin and OMG, this stuff is awesome. There is a slight tingle when I apply it but my face didn’t have an allergic reaction. Not sure which sample to choose.🤔

  21. I’m torn between requesting the Elizabeth Mott brush (because it’s pretty) and requesting that they NOT put the snail cream in my bag. Snail mucin – I just can’t.

    • I just requested the Elizabeth Mott. It’s a terrific blending brush (they gave me one last year, and now I want another one!) Really good brush. I recommend it.

      • I have one too and like it a lot, but maybe mine is different-it looks like this but isn’t really a blending blush. It’s not fluffy like a blending brush but is compact like a normal shadow brush. It is perfect for packing on shadow. And it is pink! So fun!

    • I think I’m gonna try to opt-out of the snail cream. I do not want it at all.

      • I contacted Ipsy and asked if I could opt-out on the snail cream. I received a reply that they can’t opt-out on specific items, but she could opt me out on moisturizer for March instead. I told her that was fine.

      • Yay, more for me!🐌🐌🐌

  22. I asked a question today and they gave me this list too and stated pick one and it will be in my March bag. I picked the Pur concealer.

  23. A snail cream sample would probably not come in that cute plastic snail packaging, but in a foil packet or something. But! Maybe it’s one of the month’s full size items. I think I will take a chance and ask for it, though I don’t know if I’d actually use it, the gross out factor (for me) is still there.

    • Good news: I got a sample of this same snail cream in another sub (beauteque maybe? Can’t remember) and it DID come in a cute little snail package. It is tiny – only 5ml- but still very cute.

    • When I was in Korea they had large and small sizes! So I think it would actually come in a small snail container 😊 something around 15mL

  24. I choose the snail cream because it looks cute. LoL

  25. I don’t think all Ipsy Subscribers get this option. You can email Ipsy and request an item be in your bag and they will try but don’t guarantee. I believe you can also email them and opt out of a certain product say, nail polish, for 6 months.

    • I’ve emailed them for the last 3 bag and told them I heard people got to pick and asked if I could too. They’ve always let me pick and I’ve always gotten the item I pick. If they say you can pick, you get what you ask for.

  26. I’m really hoping I get the PUR concealer to try. I have horribly dark under eye circles (one’s worse than the other) and some people have even asked if I have a black eye. I’ve never been able to find a concealer that covers it enough!

  27. I canceled for February, can I sign up later this month and get March’s bag and request an item? February’s bag looked like a lot of boring repeats, March has a lot of new products!

  28. I’d like to try the concealer! I’m curious about the snail cream because of the packaging, but don’t really know its purpose, lol.

    • it’s a moisturizer. I got it in one of my asian beauty subs. It’s super light, and nice but not amazing. The packaging is cute though!

    • It says anti-aging. I love Korean beauty, but snail slime secretion sounds disgusting to me, lol. I also would like to try the concealer.

      • Lunalee, I thought the same thing after I looked it up. It may sound horrible, but maybe sometimes I don’t want to know what’s in my beauty products, lol.

      • Eh, it sounds gross, but really, how much grosser is it than beeswax, or lanolin (which is secreted from the sebaceous glands of sheep)? Or eating most animal products, for that matter?
        It’s the novelty of “snail slime secretion” that makes it seem somehow ickier than what’s already going in or on one’s body.

        For vegetarians or vegans, of course, it’s a different story.

  29. can we request something not on that list if we really wanna try it?

    • Yup 😊 I usually email them before I see any spoilers if there’s any product type in particular I was thinking of buying anyway. You can try to ask for a specific product but whether or not they’d have it is a different question. I just go with general requests like a blending brush or a facial serum or whatever.

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