Ipsy September 2018 Spoilers + Glam Bag Design Reveal!

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Ipsy Glam Bag

We have more spoilers for the September 2018 Ipsy glam bag!

Here’s the first look at the glam bag design:

What do you think of the bag design?

Here are some of the items being sampled in September:

What do you think of the spoilers?

Ipsy is $10 a month. If you sign up in August, your first month will be September. Check out my Ipsy reviews to see what you can expect with this subscription!

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!

Posted in Ipsy Spoilers, Subscription Box Spoilers| Tags: ipsy | 68 comments


  1. They really listened to my beauty quiz!

    I am receiving the Mini Lip Glaze, Manna Kadar Eye shadow duo, Morphe High Impact Highlighter, Dr. Brandt Skincare, and Botanic gardens masks!

    ^_^ I am happy with this!

  2. Finally a bag I love!!! I was hoping for another fun design soon. The basic plain bags get boring. I am probably the most excited I’ve ever been for an ipsy bag bc I love the bag and the preview products! I’m hoping to get:

    BellaPierre Lipstick
    SMASHBOX COSMETICS Photo Finish Primerizer
    Milk Makeup Kush Mascara
    Pretty Woman Nail Polish
    Hempz product


    • That is the bag I would choose too!

  3. The bag would have been really pretty if they didn’t have the painted on eyelashes. As for the products, I am hoping for the Primerizer and any skin care product. Wouldn’t mind the Hempz Lotion either.

  4. I decided to give a second chance to Ipsy and resubscribed in August. I never use blush (among other products) and I also didn’t select lip gloss on my profile, but guess what? I’m getting both 🙁 At least the blush shade looks more neutral and I might use it up…

    I really would like to get the brush in September’s box, but i’ A bit disappointed with personalization

  5. I find the bag cute! The 5 items I like that are shown are the Wonder Woman Brush, Morphe blush, Milk Mascara, min lip glaze, and the Smashbox Primerizer. I would love the Bellapierre lipstick in a cool color. I had a pink one a few years ago that was buttery and I used it all up.

    • I never get any of the good products….I get at least 2 moisturizers and a eyeshadow brush,going to discontinue at the first of the year.Maybe I’ll get some goodies before then.

  6. I got the July bag and was unimpressed. Especially with the quality of the bag. It was cute but felt like something you’d get in the dollar section at Target. They gave me a NYX lipstick that was too pale to wear and a lip liner that was fire engine red. The OFRA shadow was okay but I can’t really take it anywhere with me since it’s just a pan in an envelope. I skipped the August bag because I wasn’t impressed with the spoilers.
    I’m super happy to say that the September items look way more up my alley. One thing, though– I got the APTO Healing Turmeric Mask in my last bag. I really enjoy it! Don’t get me wrong! But I’m crossing my fingers that I don’t get a duplicate. I don’t love it THAT much.

    I’m also wondering what the material on the outside of the bag is…..if it’s powder/stain resistant or like a canvas material. Hoping it’s the former, or it’s gonna show fingerprints and makeup residue v easily.

    I just reset my beauty preferences to try to optimize chances of getting the WW brush. But I”m also really happy to see Morphe, Milk, and Hempz being sampled, because I haven’t gotten any of those in a bag before & I’m eager to try.

    • How do you reset your selections?

      • Click on Account, edit profile settings, then there will be an option to update your beauty preferences.

  7. Not too crazy about the bag. Some of the products look really good.

  8. Yikes! I keep pausing my subscription hoping that next month spoilers will appeal to me, at least a little bit. Even so, the more I wait the worse they become. My last 3-4 bags were terrible, I feel like they don’t really care anymore about surprising customers as they did 1-1,5 years ago. All i see now are low-key brands and loads of repeats. So I think it’s time to say bye-bye to ipsy.

  9. The bag is cute!

  10. First of all, I love ipsy so if you’re a hater, scroll on please. I’m entitled to my opinion just like everyone else. I didn’t like the August bag and I’m sorry to say it but I don’t like the September bag either. Just my opinion. I appreciate the work that goes into having a different design each month. No bag will end up in the trash. Whenever there’s a bag I don’t like, I know someone who will. Who knows, I might end up liking it in person.

  11. I always feel bad when i take the ipsy survey, having to pick a reason why i am not happy. I wish there was an “I am happy but I want to take it anyway” option. I have always loved all my ipsy bags and none of the options fit how i feel and i wonder if the answers effect personalization.

    • I feel the same abt the review process. Like they keep sending me matte liquid lipsticks which I love, but the colors are all terrible and nothing I would ever wear and I think that’s due to the way product reviews work.

      • I agree, but i do like how they ask if you liked the shade or not, birchbox never did. Do you usually wear bold lip shades? Seems like thats all they send me, which i’m not complaining i love them, but i could see others not being impressed, maybe try only checking one of the shade selections under lips, so the computer doesn’t have very many options to choose from for you,that’s what i’ve been trying to do with my profile is “Narrow it down for them” lol. and i NEVER rate 5 stars unless I absolutely love it, i’ve had ipsy about 8 months and only ever rated 2 things 5 stars, one was Tarte setting powder, so when a good spoiler came up for powder i knew i would get it and did..the other was a bold liquid lip, so when the spoilers came out for the HUDA i knew i would get that too, and did..so far it’s working, hopefully it stays good 🙂

  12. I like the bag!

  13. I love the bag design!

  14. Ipsy has clearly stated it takes 45 days for beauty preferences to update after you change them. Read the small print or email them thats how I found out.

    • I just recently emailed them about profile changes and was told that your last profile update before the current month is what they use. The items in both of my bags last month support that. I specifically targeted 10 items, got 6 of them, and have figured out what I did wrong to not get 2 out of the 4 items I didn’t get. I think you maybe got some wrong or outdated info somehow? I’m not saying your wrong, just that my experience this month doesn’t support that. I’ll email them asking very specifically and see what I find out. If that’s really the way it is, I will be cancelling for sure. I can get boxy for what I pay for 2 Ipsy.

      • i think Ipsy is amazing. I can not believe the amount of products we get plus a cute bag for just 10$… I got 80$ worth of product last month & love every bag they send! I don’t understand all of the complaining but I see it for every beauty subscription. It’s crazy to me what people expect. They do their best to select items for you to try.. new items u may love or not so much that’s why you review. Not every bag and every item will be a Homeric but we still get an amazing bag for 10$! I have discovered so many amazing products I would have never tried!! Ugh people are so fickle & entitled. I hope Ipsy reads this and knows many of us love our bags and appreciate the work they do!! You guys are the best!!

        • Actually, ipsy screwed up my bag by sending me a face moisturizer because, and this was their reason for sending it mind you, “you said that you like lip balm in your beauty profile”. So ipsy isn’t infallible.

          Btw, an overall retail value isn’t the same as a personal usable value. If i pay $30 for a box that says it’s a retail value of $120, but can’t use any of the products they send me due to skin type or coloration or whatever, then I’m out the money I spent because my usable value is then zero. Now how about you just be a kind and nice person and let everyone have their own opinions? Without bashing them for it that is.

        • Yeah, I’m not fickle at all. I just want Ipsy to send the product types marked on the profile they provided me. Is that really so unreasonable?

          • Not unreasonable at all! At least not to me 😉 In July they sent me 4 things that I HATED. Like hated with a passion. Mostly I hated them bc they were items and/or colors I really did not want. A light peach shimmer eyeshadow (w/o any pigment) that doubles as a blush and an actual blush from a brand I cannot stand bc everything they do is coconut filled or scented and that makes me sick to my stomach. Blush is not selected on my quiz so why send 2 blush items in 1 bag? Also I asked for adventurous eye makeup – shadows, liners, whatever. Nothing neutral for my eyes please! They sent me neutral colors before and I rated them as low as possible. Then they sent them again. Ugh. And they sent me brown lipstick in that bag. They said it was bc I selected smashbox as a brand I liked, but dang, does their quiz not collate data? I don’t want dark colored lipsticks no matter what brand it’s from and my quiz says so. Then for August I got a full sized makeup product, FINALLY, and it was a bright red-orange lipstick. I was like WHAT!?!? I email them all this info – that in the last 4 months I’ve gotten 20 items and only really liked 8 and of those 8 three were brushes (and it’s super hard to mess up brushes since the brands of brushes they send out tend to be pretty high end/luxe imo.) I’m waiting to hear back from them now.

            I get that they want to have us experience new things and all that, but by sending items we will never use due to the color they send them in, what’s the point? Most ppl just trash the stuff they won’t use. Some of us are lucky enough to be on good trade sites (thanks MSA!), but really that’s a lot of waste on their part. I wish they would reconsider that part of their business model or at least redo it so that the sending of new or interested items fits in with our quiz answers.

            I’m a little salty abt this lol. Can ya tell? But really, I meant every word. There are so many reasons to rethink this part of their business model.

    • They told me once before if it’s over 2 changes their computer system /won’t update it, that I’d have to contact them to make the changes plus, it can’t be more then 2 changes anyways….makes no sense why you can’t change as many options as you want ever so often! Anyone hear this?!

      • I have an email in to them. I read the fine print everywhere, including the entire terms and conditions and came up with nothing. I had them reply to an e-mail I sent about an Ipsy offer, telling me they are currently working on a new and exciting personalization option to be available in the near future. I’ll report back with what they respond to my most recent e-mail. If it’s anything other than the changes 100% go into immediate effect every time, I’m out. There is no point in any personalization if it’s being restricted. I personally keep my Ipsy because I like the challenge of trying to get what I want.

        • Let us know what you find out…this worries me too, i’m the same way with updating my profile like it’s a challenge 🙂

          • Well, Ipsy gave me a very vague response. I was told if you make a few profile changes they go into effect immediately. If you make a lot of changes, it may take longer as your account gets reviewed so they can better match you. When I emailed back asking them to be a bit more specific, they did not respond. I’m just going to carry on doing things in the way I have gotten results and see how it goes.

    • I wouldn’t call it “Clearly stated” if nobody has heard of it.

  15. Hey everyone, I just replied to Leah’s comment below this one and it’s not showing. Hopefully it shows up because I think I’m understanding how Ipsy Match works a little better each month. I’m not going to retype my very long advice. I know a lot of you want that brush. To have the very best shot at the brush, deselect every brand but Luxie. Deselect primer, powder, concealer, blush/contour, highlighter and foundation. Don’t go after both the smashbox and the brush, you’re gonna get the primer if you do that. You may as well select mascara, eyeshadow, eyeliner or lipstick (only pick one though). You’re gonna get one of those 4 weather you like it or not so you might as well pick it. It won’t impact whether you get the brush because the brush is for the face, the others are eyes and lips. You don’t have to follow this advice, it guarantees nothing but in my experience it’s been getting me a little more of what I want. Good luck with the brush ladies!

    • “I’m not going to retype my very long advice” Did I really say that? 😂😂😂

    • Thanks for the advice! I’m new to Ipsy and loving it so far!

  16. I’m knew to Ipsy and don’t know all of the secrets lol. Anyone have advice on ways to up my odds of getting that brush?

    • I removed all my makeup preferences off of my ipsy quiz except for makeup tools. Fingers crossed that works. I usually get a brush every month but watch me miss out on this one.

      • I just did my August ratings and raved abt the brush I just got. Gave it 5 stars, a nice sized paragraph abt how much I love it and how much I love getting brushes every month, etc. I’m really hoping to get that WW brush! Watch this be the 1st month ever I don’t get a brush from ipsy that I can recall lol

        • Lol I did that with eyeliner few months ago they sent me a Navy eyeliner and I raved about how much I loved colored eyeliner and how I would love a green eyeliner next month hint hint. The next month I got the green eyeliner!

          • Nice! Hope it works out for me just as well!

    • I have made some observations about Ipsy Match by looking at what they have sent me each month vs. what I have selected in my profile. Nobody has told me this is the way it works, so no guarantees. I think Match chooses at least one item per a specific grouping, which is why ppl receive things they don’t have marked. You might as well select either mascara, eyeshadow, eyeliner or lipstick because they will give you one of those 4 every month whether you want it or not. Brushes are in the same grouping as highlighter, powder, concealer, blush/contour, foundation and primer, since they are all face products. Do not mark any other selection besides brushes in that grouping. That means all of you that want that smashbox primer better sacrifice it if you want any chance at that brush. If you mark the primer, I guarantee you will get it, leaving you no chance for the brush. This happened to me last month with concealer and I’m sure it’s because I had highlighter checked as well. I get 2 bags, set them up the same and got highlighter in both because I left the opening. I don’t know why I’m tellin y’all this, cause I want that brush too. 😂 Make sure you uncheck all brands in your profiles except for Luxie. This should increase the chances for those of you who want the brush…please don’t come for me if you don’t get it. There is no sure thing with Ipsy and with what I am learning about Match, you will never get a bag with no make-up or a bag with no skincare. If you don’t make at least one selection within all of the groupings, then Match will select for you. Please don’t ask how I think the skincare products are grouped, I’m still trying to figure that out. Good Luck everyone!

  17. Not a fan of the bag, but nothing could possibly be as ugly as August’s. If I’m being real, I only care about what’s in the bag. 😉 September products are falling very flat for me. If I wasn’t actively trying to figure out exactly how Ipsy Match works (I think I’m onto something) I’d pause both my accounts for the month. This month is going to be different for me, I’ll be trying to avoid the spoilers rather than get a few of them. 😂

    • Yeah, the August bag… FUGLY! I really dislike orange. Loved the July bag though and the black one isn’t too terrible. Usually my kid steals whatever bags I don’t want but even she doesn’t want the orange one haha

      • Lol I was glad to get a bag I will look like an adult carrying.

  18. I LOVE this bag. I think it’s the best one yet. I liked the pink Halloween bag from last year, I think, a lot.

  19. Can anyone tell which color the lipstick is? I had trouble matching it to the photos on the BP website. I’ve never tried BP lipstick. Kinda curious!

  20. Why am I the only one that thinks the bag is a little creepy lol . I always enjoy my products though. I have two subs coming to my address with them . Last month three of the products were the same, which was very disappointing . I wish they had something in play that if multiples go to the same address that they are different.

    • I have the same situation. Even with two different profiles, I do get duplicates. I think they have to ‘push’ certain products sometimes, and just about everyone will get that pushed product, regardless of profile. Just a theory. I’m still pretty happy with what I get for $10 a bag though!

    • I’m ok with the bag. It’s the t-shirts with this design on them that I think are creepy weird. The lashes always sit on or around the upper chest area and sometimes are aligned just right to make it look like the boobs are winking or blinking lol.

    • I don’t think it is creepy, just unappealing. Contents are okay, just wish we could still pick one item, so I would have something I know I like.

    • I’m not crazy about it either, but I appreciate the spoiler. I’ve now skipped July, August, and September on one of my subs, and I don’t really feel like I’ve missed a thing.

  21. This bag is cute. I hated my August bag it was so cheap looking & the material was so thin (I know, we get a bag every month so it’s not that big a deal.) This black bag is much prettier though

  22. Hi all, could someone please describe the bag? I am blind. I gather it is black, and has eyelashes? I apologize to do this every month, but you guys always give such fantastic descriptions!

    • It is a black cloth bag with two white eyelashes (like if the eyes were closed). The bottom of the bag, id say the bottom and an inch up the front and back look to be a rose gold faux leather. The zipper is silver and the zipper pull is that same color of rose gold faux leather. I hope it helps! It is a pretty bag! I like how classic it looks after the bright summer ones.

    • You’re correct. It’s a cute black bag with a large pair of white eyelashes in the middle. It looks like it’s made of canvas. There’s also a faux leather like gold border on the bottom.

      • Thanks Sammee. I appreciate it!

    • It is a black bag. The eyelashes are thick and white and are pointing down (eyes closed)

  23. The bag is super cute! I’m glad to see a bag with some actual design again. The July and August bags were so disappointingly plain. Especially the yellow and orange August bag. I like fun bags with personality. My absolute favorite bag is the Oct 2016 pink and black bag with the cute little Halloween print. My second favorite is the July 2017 Gudetama bag. So cute!

    As far as actual products go…I really hope I get the Smashbox Primerizer. I’ve been curious about it and would love to try it out.

    • Same! I think I’m one of the last ppl in the makeup community to have not tried the primerizer

    • I loved July mermaid bag) I use it to keep my iphone on the beach. It’s comfy and waterproof.

  24. Please by some miracle let me get the Morphe blush or the Smashbox primerizer!!! I despise getting hair products; don’t have them checked on my survey and left questions about hair blank and I still get them!

    • That’s why I quit Ipsy. My last month I got 3/5 hair products after having none checked. I’d gotten 2/5 the two months prior to that.

  25. Does anyone actually want bellapierre lipstick? Lol

    • I totally do! But not bright red like in the photo. I hope there’s a brownish rose color and that I get it. I love bellapierre stuff.

    • Nope. If I never got that brand again I’d be happy. 🙂

  26. I love this bag! June, July, and August were a little too plain for my taste, so I love the cute eyelashes on this one. Really hoping for the Wonder Woman brush.

  27. I think the bag is cute. I like the gold accent on the bottom. I’d love to try the Milk mascara. They’ve given me lots of brushes and I always rate them high, so I hope to get the Luxie brush.

  28. I like the bag. So far I want the brush, lotion, blush, and lipstick.

  29. What does the bag look like?

    • The black bag with a gold strip and white eyelashes in the first picture, bottom right.

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