Ipsy Glam Bag Plus January 2019 SPOILERS!

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We have some spoilers for the January 2019 Ipsy Glam Bag Plus! Thanks for the heads up, aussiejakes! (These are some of the items that Ipsy is sending in January. There are variations every month, so you may not receive them in your Glam Bag Plus.)

Here are some of the items being included in January:

What do you think of the spoilers?

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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. I had a funny thought; does anyone remember the advertisements for a jumbo box of personalized pens? It must have been like in the 80s and they were these like blue pens with white stripes. Sometimes you would get them as end-of-year gifts from your teachers but I also remember seeing advertisements (in the back of magazines?) if you bought a giant box, 2¢ each! Eyeco eyeliners remind me of those pens. Companies must get them really inexpensively to give added value.

    Ehh, joking aside, I’m actually ok with the Eyeco eyeliner, I pass them along to my daughter who’s everyday school look are little cat eyes. As long as I can use a couple of the other items included I’m generally satisfied with the offerings. In this case, I’m super looking forward to trying the Hey Honey serum. I’ve had hits and misses with their products but the ones that work for me I like enough to repurchase on my own like their Besame Mucho lip balm (so soothing and comfortable!) and the propolis foot cream. I love that they implemented the bag add-ons feature despite the selling out, delays, etc — hopefully, it will smooth out with time. So yeah, I’m happy with the offerings and looking forward to January. I hope everyone gets something they like too.

    • Lol! I really do love the one I just got in my Allure Beauty Box a few days ago. It really stays unlike the other 50 I have in boxes…. waterproof is probably the difference….lol

      • Yay. Hear, hear! 🙂

  2. So happy I saw this ! Don’t want anything so I am skipping. Glad I can skip or I would have canceled.

    • Oh we can skip!? Thanks for that!!! I want to pass on all of this!!!

    • How do you skip?

      • You log into your ipsy account and select skip next month.

        • Joined in dec still haven’t received anything trying to find out why

  3. The crazy thing is that most of us will never need to purchase a black eyeliner because they are in every box…..how does a company get incentive to put them in these boxes? As in over and over again?

    • Right?! I have enough black eyeliner for my future grandchildren to never have to purchase it.

      • Oh that’s too Ginny! Lol

    • When you have so many, you start using them as markers…😂😂😂 They write up a mean grocery list!😉

    • Funny enough I went to get an eyeliner this morning and I have NONE! I don’t like the liquid so I swap those, but I have no regular eyeliners. And trust me I get a lot of subs, just too many liquid eyeliners.

  4. I’m kind of on eyeshadow overload after December’s box. I was one of the ones who got the Morphe highligher before and now again. Their solution was to send ANOTHER eyeshadow palate. At least they are still sending me the morphe. love that so i’m totally happy getting is anyway. First world problems and all, but i decided to pause January–can’t bring myself to cancel quite yet, but a little perturbed that they would reintroduce a product they had JUST released a couple months prior.

  5. This is a “no” for me. I hope they come up with some better things to add to this. We’re all so tired of seeing the Eyeko eyliner Ipsy.

    • I feel you and this is how I feel..”STOP SENDING FREAKING EYEKO BLACK EYELINER, AUHHH!!!!! NO MORE EYEKO. Needed to let that out. Ipsy, please just STOP, STOP!!!!!. IPSY, needs to know that everyone is going to OPT out in every subscription box that will have that eyeliner and that eyeliner makes alot of us very sad or mad or confused, well idk. No more. Please pretty please

  6. Hi Liz, is there ANY way you can tell ipsy NOBODY WANTS EYEKO EYELINER?? it is the absolute WORST and we are inundated with this junky liner that smudges off within about 10 minutes? I absolutely LOVE my glam bag plus every month, but that liner is seriously the worst. Your help is greatly appreciated! 🙂

  7. No palette?

    • These are variations so everyone will likely only recieve one or two of these items… if there is a palette, it will most likely not be a variation. Since these are variations, there are other spoilers not yet released.

      • The It Cosmetics shadow palette was a variation in November. I received the Tarte blush palette instead.

  8. I’m skipping January!! I’d rather swap for just the serum instead of hoping I’m lucky enough to get one! WTF is up with Eyeko liners? NOBODY WANTS THOSE…. I literally have a bag with at least 5 new liners that I can’t even give away👎😐😂

    • I highly doubt they’ll stop with eyeliners. Opt out on the shade, black for eyeliner or opt out of eyeliner all together. I enjoy getting eyeliners especially felt tips.

      • You are saying this like it would actually help. I’ve always been opted out of black eyeliner with Ipsy, and yet received it more than once, even in regular Ipsy which is more customized.

      • I’ve opted out and still get them!! I do t mind eyeliners in general I just don’t want anymore from eyeko!!

      • They wouldn’t let me opt out on the specific color, only on eyeliners altogether regardless of type or color.

        • Same here. We can’t opt out of shades, which is unfortunate since a product in the wrong shade is often more useless than just one we wouldn’t often use or in a disliked brand. Fortunately the last time Ipsy sent me a liner it was a nice bronze and not the black variation, but I do need to write them to opt out of future liners

  9. January looks bad for a few boxes maybe because December is so great? Allure is also really meh next month after really great December box.

  10. I like these !!! I hope the last item is a another beautiful palette ♡♡

  11. I saw these spoilers several days ago on Reddit, & messaged ipsycare on Twitter to ask when I should pause, in order to make sure that I didn’t accidentally skip December’s box. Ipsycare didn’t answer my question, but replied that they set my account to skip for me. I’m not really happy with the overreach, especially since I’ve read that people have had trouble restarting their subscriptions when ipsycare paused for them.

    I also have 2 Ipsy Shopper orders placed on November 10 that are still outstanding. They are supposed to be June + July mystery bags, but I have read that people have been getting incorrect months’ bags vs what they ordered, so I’m not holding out much hope.

    Ipsy used to always be the company that I pointed to whenever someone asked which subscription companies have the best customer service. In less than a year, they have me on the brink of leaving.

    • To clarify the last paragraph: I’ve been subscribed to Ipsy since 2015, but it was in January 2018 that I first noticed the change in customer service — when Ipsy started giving partial refunds in ridiculously teeny amounts instead of replacing damaged Ipsy shopper items.

      • I first saw the spoilers on Reddit a couple of days ago and once I did it confirmed my decision to go ahead and skip January; esp as soon as I saw the eyeliner creep back up in there as an item. With my luck I will once again get it despite indicating on my profile that eyeliner is not part of my beauty routine. The Hey Honey is the only item I’m really eyeing but will purchase it as a full size add-on for my regular Ipsy glam bag. As I’ve said in a previous post…GBP was fun while it lasted. At least my wallet will thank me.

    • I paused January AFTER paying for December and two add on items, saw my bag reveal and everything …two days later I logged in and received a ‘you are not getting December because you chose to pause or skip’…. mind you they already deducted the money from my account. I immediately emailed them and have had zero response beyond the ‘thank you for contacting us we’ll be in touch soon’. I’m SO angry. So now I don’t get my GBP for December… wth Ipsy!

    • I feel like as soon as they started trying to sell stuff on the side with the whole shopper thing. I keep having to email to take me off of the every other month so I can be charged 6 every month even when I don’t receive it
      I didn’t do it either and no matter how many times i change it goes right back. On top of that I signed up on Dec 2nd and emailed them to ask if I can get the Dec bag as well and they were like ohhh yea but my account says otherwise and it also says I will be getting the Jan bag first because I put my account to every other month but I didn’t. I emailed then 4 times asking why my account says one thing and they say another. It’s not like I ordered on the 10th but I did it on Dec 2nd. I can’t tell if I got charged for Jan when I signed back up but they say that I am getting December. Normally I would get charged and it would trigger a email telling me so but it hasn’t happened and my account says I have no orders. 4 times I have gone back and forth only to still be in the same spot. I have never had a problem with them ever. Grrrrrr

  12. Okay that’s it! I’m really skipping January. I always hesitate thinking maybe the following month will be better but after seeing this, I don’t think I’ll be FOMO.

    • FOMO means fear of missing out right? I am new here and just trying to figure out the lingo. I thought that meant afraid of not getting it in case it’s good, but people seem to use it to describe regret not getting it after you find out what’s in it. Does it stand for something else? Thanks!

      • FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out, you got it 😉

      • I am not sure what the confusion is, but I’ll try to explain. People subscribe to beauty boxes not knowing ahead of time what will be in them because they have a fear of missing out on something desirable that might be in those boxes. (And, well, it’s a relatively low cost investment – you likely wouldn’t be willing to spend $500 a month on an unknown entity.)

        In this case the commenter is saying that having seen those spoilers, she is no longer scared of missing out on receiving something she might actually want, since these are items she decidedly doesn’t want. To add to that, these spoilers mean that even if the future spoilers are better, they still might not make the box worth the price tag, especially since there is no customization with Ipsy Plus. I hope this is clearer?

        The expression isn’t just used on this blog, btw – it is true of any scenario where you might commit to something ahead of time, for fear of missing out.

        • I believe the confusion stems from the fact that replacing “FOMO” the acronym with the words “fear of missing out” doesn’t actually make sense in the original commenter’s sentence: “after seeing this, I don’t think I’ll be [Fear Of Missing Out].” It would make more sense as, “after seeing this, I don’t have FOMO,” for example.

          (I’m not trying to call out the original commenter! I notice a lot of people use it in a way that doesn’t have perfect syntax when used purely as an acronym for “fear of missing out”, so I can understand why someone new might be confused.)

          • Yeah, but the question was about the actual meaning of FOMO.

            Although the way it was worded I can’t say I am quite grasping the difference between the two suggested interpretations.

            Either way, as I said earlier, I hope my explanation clarified things a bit. 😊

        • Thanks for explaining it so clearly. <3 <3

  13. I want this serum so badly!!!! 🤞🏻

    • I currently use this Hey Honey serum and I LOVE it! Leaves my face silky silky soft. Soooo hoping I get that serum!! If thats all I got Id be thrilled with Januarys bag! This stuff is EXPENSIVE lol

  14. Ran and paused real quick.

  15. I’m still happy I went back to the $10 bag.

  16. Definitely looking like I’ll be skipping January. I like the performance of the lip scrub but it is petroleum based. I bought it from Ipsy in the past not realizing what the ingredients are but i dont use petroleum products. The serum seems like the only thing I’d like and I don’t really need it. Not interested in the lip crayon or eyeliner.

    I noticed that i’m getting a sixth item in the GBP for Dec (RealHer palette). I know GB subscribers get the free brush but I was surprised to see the 6th product in my GBP especially since it wasnt there for my early access. I wonder if it’s because of the repeated highlighter.

    • It’s because of the highlighter.

  17. I swear I think subscription boxes get that eyeliner for free! 🤦🏼‍♀️ Good thing I like it! Haha

    • So the eyeko works for you? I use a primer on my lids and the eyeko liner still smudges off before I’m even dont with my brows and lips. Wondering if there is a ssecretary to apply that I don’t know about lol.

      • I actually like the Eyeko liners too. The secret is just don’t touch it, so it’s probably a nightmare to wear with false lashes. But I apply my liner on top of my shadow, and then don’t touch it. I do apply mascara (including lash primer) but no lashes. It actually does last all day, more so than some of the others, which tend to chip and flake off. Eyeko’s moister consistency prevents that chipping and flaking, but it’s not good if you rub or touch your lids a lot. It’s sort of a pencil formula in a felt tip pen. I also use a setting spray after everything other than mascara is applied. (Sometimes my mascara will smudge or run if hit with setting spray).

      • I actually wear lashes every day and yeah I like it 🤷🏼‍♀️ However I normally wear either Smashbox or urban decay eye primer and I stick with higher end eye shadows and lashes so I don’t know if that makes a difference but I have never had an issue… I don’t do crazy wings though so maybe they don’t work well with that? Honestly I worked as a make up artist and I learned certain things you spend money on other things you can be more flexible with…. do what works for you 💋😉

  18. Do we get a new makeup bag in January?

    • If your first bag was October your next bag is January.

      • thank you!

      • I received an email today they are stopping bags in Glam Plus.

        • Yep, no more makeup bags in the glam bag plus. I’m not happy about it, but hopefully they will make up for it in some way or another

  19. Can anyone please inform me of how to “skip” or “pause” a month on IpsyPlus?

    • Through the app go to account>>Edit account settings>>membership>> click on skip a month and choose how many months you want to skip

    • It should be under manage your account. I am beyond elated that I went back to the $10 sub

  20. That Hey honey morning serum os amazing on my skin… I skipped my January subscription.. but I may be uncancellong jus5t to get this box.

    • If you have the regular glam bag sub you may be offered the Hey Honey serum as a full size add-on next month. When the add ons were offered for my regular glam bag I was given the option to choose from 2 of the full size glam bag plus items to add to my bag. This was how I was able to get an extra 111 serum for $12 the other option was the pallette which was already added to my glam bag plus.

  21. I hope the serum is full size. It gets 5 stars and costs $45!

    I hear you on the eyeco, especially if you got it in July. But in my opinion, this “felt tip” eyeco is better than Kay von D’s. I can actually use an extra (dare I admit this?).

    There should be 1 more item…right?

    • There’s usually a pool of 8 items. Each bag will contain 5 of those. So your bag could contain only 1 of these spoilers, or all of them.

  22. I’d do anything to avoid more Eyeko products. I also don’t use any scrubs on my sensitive skin and Hey Honey is made in China.

    Thus, it was an easy thing to go into my account and SKIP January’s GBP. 😉

    Thank you for the spoilers so we can skip in time!!

  23. So the GBP was the reason i re joined Ipsy. And now i can’t get on this waitlist? I thought it was supposed to be rolled out in waves and now i can’t even join any type of waitlist.

    I’m a love of all hey Honey and would have loved this box. Did they take the waitlist away?

    • I have been subscribed for seven months now and i cant get on a waitlist either! Its really frustrating!

  24. Omggggggggg no more eyeko! It isn’t even good!

    • That’s my same thought. I like gel eyeliners not liquid ones. I have two eyeko eye lines maybe more stashed away already.

      • Gel liners are the best!!

        • I use gel liners too.
          I have a stash of Eyeko eyeliners. Just counted 5 that I will never use. 🤞Hoping I don’t get another one. Might just pause January.

  25. I am excited for Ipsy Plus in January it is looking like a great month .If it wasn’t for the fact I have a teen that uses eyeliner and black one’s it would be thumbs down but everything else is a yes so far

  26. i use a nice coconut oil and white sugar.. best lip scrub ever & you can make s loads

  27. I can’t use the serum so I hope it’s a variation and I don’t get that or the eyeliner. If those are in every box, I’ll be pausing.

  28. Not super exciting but ipsy has been pretty spot on for me personally even with the limited options for personalizations. Hoping for that serum and lip scrub. Not feeling the liner at all, already received one from the first box, don’t need another. I also don’t use lipsticks/crayons/glosses etc except lip balm. I may pause and get the January beauty test tube and/or Boxycharm instead. Already planning on getting 2 January allure boxes so I’ll have to think about ipsy plus for that month. Its not a bad box but there are others that I’m liking better.

    • I’m feeling the same way. With allure and new beauty test tube, I may pause on this one depending on the other spoilers.

    • Oh my gosh the allure janurary box is SO GOOD. I may order an extra 2, just for the 2 Sunday riley products. I have been LOVING the GBP but this eyeko liner is really a bummer. It is the worst and I need a good liner, just not eyeko.

  29. Ehh not impressed, the serum is the only item I would want out of the four. The eyeliner oes without saying, the lippie I won’t use and I still have the same lip scrub from who knows when, fyi, it’s pretty awesome, a little goes a long way. 🙂

  30. I’m thinking this year I’ll do some festive Christmas card calligraphy with all my black eyeliners out of my sub boxes.

    • 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • LOLOL!!

    • 🤣

    • That is AMAZING! Lol, and hands down the funniest thing I’ve read all year!! 😂

      • Thank you for the compliment.

    • LMAO!!! Awesome!

    • Great idea!!

  31. I don’t use eyeliners, have the Hanalei lip scrub, prefer bullet lipsticks and would love the serum.

  32. The lip scrub is one of the best lip scrubs I’ve tried.

  33. Still waiting for a box like the first one they sent out to influencers. You need at least one hot item that everyone is RAVING about like the Bum Bum Cream. Every box since they opened up to more subscribers has been mediocre to say the least. Not cancelling, but definitely pausing.

    • I totally agree with you. But the 111skin serum for the December bag is probably the best deal I have seen in any of the upgraded beauty sub boxes. You really cant beat a $180 serum plus 4 other nice items for only 25 bucks. Also, I really need someone at ipsy to pay attention to the fact that the eyeko liner suuuuuucks and they need to start including a different brand of liners.

      • I don’t understand why people automatically assume that if the price tag on something is $180, that that item is actually worth $180, or that it’s even good at all. Have you ever even heard of 111Skin before we started getting their products in Ipsy? There are a lot of poor formulations out there in the skincare industry, certainly many more than good ones.
        And their prices are just marketing – they are specifically preying on the psychology that if women see something expensive, they will think it will perform miracles on their skin, and would be willing to pay any amount of money to get it. I mean it’s entirely true – if the company priced that same product at $15, most women would automatically dismiss it as something not worth their attention.

        I would also like to point out that the very fact that they are offering a seemingly expensive item for only a small fraction of the price (and I previously received a$65 item from that brand in the $10 Ipsy as well) means that that retail value is beyond inflated, and no one is actually paying it.

        • This is very true. The bottle is only 20ml. Look at the ingredients and do a little a research and you’ll know that the $180 price tag is not justified at all. It’s a SAP vit c (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate) serum and we don’t even know how much % they put in. You can buy those for a much much lower price y’all. 111skin is like La Mer where they jack up the price just because they tout themselves as lux brands. Yes they work, but you can get similar things for a fraction of the cost most of the time!

  34. Looks like it’s time for me to pause Ipsy Glam Bag Plus.

  35. I already have 2 Eyeko eyeliners in my giveaway box. I also got a repeat of the Morphe highlighter for my December bag. Neither are good. Oh well. I love the rest!

  36. Vansanti? Eyeko? Automatic pause.

  37. That serum is such a great product… I hope to receive it. Also, the lip scrub is something I’ve been wanting to try… Very nice!

  38. I have paused my membership until April. I am not feeling this box at all. I need to save money anyway. So far after 2 Glam Bag Plus boxes I am lukewarm about them.

    • Same. I skipped December and with ANOTHER Eyeko eyeliner on the horizon, I’ll probably pass on January too. My wallet is happier.

  39. Hoping for the serum, will scream if I get the Eyeko.

  40. I’m not really feeling this box at all…probably going to put on pause again. Sad…. The only thing I like is the Hey Honey, but not enough to pay almost $28 just for one thing.

  41. Didn’t our first box include an eyeko eyeliner? Is this another repeat? I still cant get rid of it, not a popular item on the swap site:/

    • If you already received it you won’t get it again.

      • I think we may because it looks a little diff than the first one we got the first one was skinny liquid eyeliner this one says black magic, plus lots of ppl got the repeat highlighter. I have emailed in hopes they wont send me the eyeliner we’ll see what happens:)

  42. It has actually been a while since I’ve gotten a black eyeliner in any of my subscriptions so I won’t be upset to receive one. The serum looks interesting and so does the lip crayon. I really would like to get the lip scrub. That would be needed in this winter weather. I’ve been pleased with the Ipsy Plus bags.

    • The Hanalei is great!

  43. Ipsy plus has been nailing for me lately…. go ipsy

  44. If at least it was a different Hey Honey product, and not one that’s already been everywhere… And obviously, don’t even get me started on the Eyeko…

    Looks like I am unsubscribing in time for January. I was thinking of canceling before these spoilers, but this definitely isn’t tempting in the least.

    • At least *if it was a different HH product, I meant to say.

      • Lol, never mind, new phone confusion. 😉

  45. Like serum

  46. Another month another pause. I need a break from my holiday hauls anyway

  47. Very excited to see a serum.

  48. Aaaaaaaand another repeat. (A horrible one at that)

  49. Seriously? Eyeko? Are they deliberately sabotaging themselves?

    • I am also surprised that they still have the temerity to include Eyeko after all the criticism.

    • Not sure there is so much hate for Eyeko. I have received two over the past year or so, and think it’s a pretty great liner.

  50. enough with the eyeliners already i got enough to supply a small army lol

    • Black eyeliners in general, but black Eyeko eyeliners in specific!!

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