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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. That’s so messed up. My Sunday Riley arrived broken and I had purchased it as an add on and they told me they couldn’t replace it because they were sold out yet they are offering it in their mystery bags. Wow.

  2. I have the Tetris Block Party palette if anyone would like to swap for the Game On? I was set to swap with someone but they backed out last minute.

  3. My Sunday Riley was open. It did not leak all over but the lid and protective covering were covered in an orange oily substance. Do you think it’s okay to use?

    • That sounds odd and unlike any experience I’ve had with a brand new Sunday riley product. Mine was. Not sealed with plastic (totally normal) but it had the protective barrier in place under the lid and was certainly no substance on top.

      I’m wondering if it got too hot in the shipping process and some of the ingredients had a lower melt point, thus breaking the protective barrier? Just a guess. I would contact ipsy care for sure.

  4. I wanted to try the Sunday Riley CEO so bad because I absolutely love the retinol A+ and the face oil with turmeric that we got from a Allure. I thought this would be great to go on top of that or at least to use in the morning. I was so wrong. I washed my face this morning and put on the CEO but when I looked in the mirror my cheeks were inflamed and visibly broken out. I immediately washed it off but the redness and the irritation is still there. What a shame because I was really looking forward to this product.

  5. I have mixed feelings about this month. Received the 111 and trestique…love! But the tetris pallette and siva liner…AWFUL!!!!! ZERO PIGMENT.

  6. Well, I take back my initial slight disappointment with this month’s box. The joli lip trio is gorgeous, the deep plum and the bright red are perfect for a bold look, the smashbox pallet I added on is so stunning, the metallic shimmers are out of this world! Of course the Sunday riley is incredible, and I’m swapping my tetris pallet with someone, so i am extremely pleased with this month. I think seeing it in person made it so much better, for some strange reason.

    Another month the ipsy had killed it! Hopefully the July box had better spoilers coming out soon 🙂

    • I’m kinda bummed to learn Sunday Riley product has denatured alcohol which is supposedly VERY VERY bad for your skin. PLUS I wonder if anyone else is having issues with the Jolie lip glosses. The are not drying and staying put. They’re coming off on my pillow or a tiisue or napkin hours after using. That’s DISAPPOINTING. Is anyone else having the same issue with the trio lip gloss pack? I like the feel and colors. BUT it isnt drying and staying put. BUMMER

      • I got the Jolii in Lavanda two bags ago and it definitely has higher transfer than some Much Drier liquid formulas. Liquids are my fave. I’m older so dry formulas don’t work if they’re too dry but the trade off IS transfer.
        I’m so excited about this trio… should be here in an hour or so!

      • P Suzanne Garrett, I agree and love them also but cant wear something that has ZERO staying power. It got all over everything even hours later. I tried ONLY the purple one on last night and this morning after I ate breakfast it still came off on my napkin. That’s terrible. I’m sorry and don’t like to be a complainer. I would return them had I paid $52! I really liked the color and the feel was nice not drying BUT it cant rub off. I kisses my grandy and it got all over her cheeks. That’s kinda yucky.

  7. So I got my GBP today, and as I was handling the box I thought “gee, it’s heavy”.

    The full size Sunday Riley will do that.

    I also added the Tetris Block Party palette and Elizabeth Mott shadow brush. I will probably get a lot of use out of that brush. It’s a nice dense shadow brush.

    Rounding out, I got the Pur mascara, Suva eyeliner, and the Jolii lip color set.

    Probably time to ask IpsyCare to opt me out of eyeliners for a while.

  8. I have to admit, for my first GBP I am not thrilled. I ended up with the Maëlle mascara (which was a rarely for me) I also recieved the Trestique product (which was another rarely, I don’t use ANY lip products except lip balms) and I am recieving the block party Tetris pallet 😒😒 the only thing I’m excited about is the SR and I have never used that. I’m also getting the purple mask, which I’ll be getting in a different box. I put a hold on my regular bag, but if next month isn’t better, I’ll be cancelling 😞😞 u had so looked forward to this box and now it’almost below average.

    • In my experience, it can take a couple of months of reviews in addition to the profile you set up, for your bag/GBP to be more customized to your liking. They start out on a blank slate, really. Your reviews tend to be more important to their algorithm than the profile itself. I think you’ll find reviewing what you don’t want/like with 1 star to help you get more of what you want next time, or the time after that. 🙂

  9. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone (on any platform, not just MSA comments) say they’re getting the Naturelab hair product. Am I going crazy? Is it a myth?!

    • I am thinking the same about the Pur mascara. I changed my mascara options in my profile bc a good friend said their mascara is really good, so wanted to try the new one with argan oil. Alas, I am receiving the Pixi mascara this month and havent seen one comment with someone receiving the Pur mascara. Nor have I seen anyone say they are receiving the girllacktik items for June. Seems a bit odd!

      • I received the Pur mascara. I was very happy because the shape of the brush looked like it might work pretty well for me. I got the Pixi mascara last month so maybe you’ll get the Pure one in July!

        You’re right about the Girlactik lip pencils as far as I can tell. I received one as a gwp from Macy’s and didn’t think much of it. Seems best suited for someone who enjoys spending a lot of time and creating many different looks with their makeup. To me it as just an unnecessary step that didn’t make much difference. But perhaps I’m too old to see the point. 😄

      • Oh cool!!!! Well, I’m happy to know the Pur did actually go out. I would still like to try it in a future bag, just bc of a high opinion of a friend.

        And now that you mention it, I was on the fence about the girlactick. I would probably swatch test and never use it so end up gifting it lol 🙂

      • Yeah all it did was add a little iridescence to whatever lip product you already had on. You couldn’t really wear it by itself. When I picked it as my free gift from Macy’s online I didn’t really research it because it was the end if the sale and most free item options were sold out. However, I do love me all kinds of holographic and iridescent stuff even at 43, and I excitedly assumed the pencil was multipurpose. I thought it might be really pretty in the corner of the eye or on top of a plainer liquid or cream shadow. Maybe you could use it that way but it definitely says it’s just for lips so I’d worry it might irritate my eyes and also not perform well in that way.

        I’ve been getting Plus almost since the beginning and have seen them repeat several items but the one most often is mascara. So you probably have a pretty good chance at getting it next month if they have more, you keep mascara as your only “Often” eye product choice in your profile, and you rate the Pixi mascara 5 stars (even if you don’t like it). It takes a bit of time but I find if I tweak my profile and preferences each month I often get the products I’m hoping for. And I take both the last month’s products (in case they repeat them) and the new spoilers into consideration when I’m making my changes. My apologies if you already knew this stuff, but I had the regular Ipsy bag for years and was often unhappy with what I got until I learned these tricks from someone else here on MSA’s comments.

      • Hi Dani! Since I love getting mascara in my boxes, I’ve been using the tactics you mentioned to increase my chances of continuing to receive mascara, and it’s been working!… at least on my Plus bags. My first Plus box was in February, and since then, there’s only been one box where I didn’t receive a mascara. Here’s what I’ve received so far:
        February – Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume & Curl Mascara
        March – Pixi LashLift Mascara
        May – Il Makiage Icon High Volume & Intense Curl Mascara
        June – PUR Big Look Mascara

        Needless to say, I’ve been loving my Plus bags! 🙂 I don’t think the strategy’s working on my regular bags though, since I’ve only received mascara in 2 out of 5 of my bags. Well…. it could be 3 out of 5 since I still don’t know yet what I’ll be getting in my June bag. 🙁

      • I’m getting the Pur mascara! Hope it’s a good one. My go to has been the tarte maneater mascara I got months ago in GBP.

      • I am receiving the Girlactic 3 in 1 lip sparkle balm duo and the Trestique matte color + balm in the same GBP. I think this is because I’ve recently rated lip balms really high.

        Other items are:
        Tetris block party palette
        Suva eyeliner (this one I did email Ipsy acre about since I am opted out of eyeliners and they are sending me a replacement from next month’s choices)
        SR CEO cream
        Added on Hey Honey yogurt mask and the Farmacy 2 sheet mask set
        I’m disappointed that the 111Skin wasn’t available to add on. I’m always fine with getting extra skincare

      • Okay cool, so that’s great to know. Some folks did receive the Pur with argan oil and the girllacktik sparkle duo.

        I think I will keep mascara selected as often, because you can never have too much mascara, and I like to try different brands to see which I like the best.

        So far the Tarte maneater is my favorite from GBP, but I do want to try the Pur, so maybe they will have it in future boxes like they have done with the pixi 🙂

        Thanks for everyones replies!

  10. I’m confused cause this is the 1st GLP I will receive. It looks like I will be getting the Sunday Riley AND the 111SKin. Is this suppose to happen? Then I will get the lip trio which I am looking forward to. Plus the Pixi by Petra and Tetris palette. I’m hoping to get the Purple one cause the other one is not something I will like at all. I didnt realize I would get so much skincare but hope I end up liking both this products. But kinda thought they were the same C brightener?? Thanks for any replies.

    • Hi Carla, basically you hit the ipsy GBP jackpot for the month. Most people received either the Sunday riley OR the 111skin serum. A select few lucky folks received BOTH. I’m pretty jealous to be honest, but that is just the selfishness in me.

      GBP is usually a really solid mix of skin care and makeup, but like I said you hit the skin care jackpot this month.

      The SR product is a vitamin c moisturizer, very high end, pretty heavy but my skin soaks it up. It definitely aims to brighten and even skin tone, as well a moisturize.

      The 111skin is a serum. It is VERY lightweight, almost like water. You can apply it directly to your face after cleansing and toning, or you can mix it into your moisturizer as an extra boost of vitamin C. This item is also aimed at brightening and evening skin tone, but as a serum it is totally different than the SR product and more versatile.

      Using both products will almost certainly give your face a radiant even toned glow, over time.

      I do think a lot of people forget that without having a surgical procedure or medical peel at a dermatologist, it takes A WHILE to see results from products. I notice people expect immediate results, when that is simply unrealistic.

      Hope this helps, and sorry for the long ramble! 🙂

      • Thanks so much for the info on the serum! I have quite a backlog of serums and thought I might not be able to get to this in time, especially with it being summer and my combo skin going into high oil gear. I’m so relieved to hear it’s light and even better, that I can just mix it with my moisturizer! This way I can just add it to my routine instead of replacing what I’m using now.

        I wasn’t too disappointed about not getting the SR, although of course I didn’t expect to get both. I tried the coordinating SR C serum a while back and found it too heavy so I figured the moisturizer would’ve been even worse. Thanks again for the tips, Alexis!

    • Hi Carla, basically you hit the ipsy GBP jackpot for the month. Most people received either the Sunday riley OR the 111skin serum. A select few lucky folks received BOTH. I’m pretty jealous to be honest, but that is just the selfishness in me.

      GBP is usually a really solid mix of skin care and makeup, but like I said you hit the skin care jackpot this month.

      The SR product is a vitamin c moisturizer, very high end, pretty heavy but my skin soaks it up. It definitely aims to brighten and even skin tone, as well a moisturize.

      The 111skin is a serum. It is VERY lightweight, almost like water. You can apply it directly to your face after cleansing and toning, or you can mix it into your moisturizer as an extra boost of vitamin C. This item is also aimed at brightening and evening skin tone, but as a serum it is totally different than the SR product and more versatile.

      Using both products will almost certainly give your face a radiant even toned glow, over time.

      I do think a lot of people forget that without having a surgical procedure or medical peel at a dermatologist, it takes A WHILE to see results from products. I notice people expect immediate results, when that is simply unrealistic.

      Hope my lengthy ramble helps! 🙂

    • Hi Carla, basically you hit the ipsy GBP jackpot for the month. Most people received either the Sunday riley OR the 111skin serum. A select few lucky folks received BOTH. I’m pretty jealous to be honest, but that is just the selfishness in me.

      GBP is usually a really solid mix of skin care and makeup, but like I said you hit the skin care jackpot this month.

      The SR product is a vitamin c moisturizer, very high end, pretty heavy but my skin soaks it up. It definitely aims to brighten and even skin tone, as well a moisturize.

      The 111skin is a serum. It is VERY lightweight, almost like water. You can apply it directly to your face after cleansing and toning, or you can mix it into your moisturizer as an extra boost of vitamin C. This item is also aimed at brightening and evening skin tone, but as a serum it is totally different than the SR product and more versatile.

      Using both products will almost certainly give your face a radiant even toned glow, over time.

      I do think a lot of people forget that without having a surgical procedure or medical peel at a dermatologist, it takes A WHILE to see results from products. I notice people expect immediate results, when that is simply unrealistic.

      I’ve tried to post this 3 times now and it isnt posting. What in the world!?!?

      • Whoah! Perhaps she’s new and doesn’t know. Besides, it took me less than 2 seconds each time I scrolled down to realize it was a repeat and move on to the next one. There’s no need to jump on someone like that. Maybe your lack of time is really getting to you and making you resent those you assume to have more of it.
        Perhaps some mediation instead of reading this blog when you have some free time would benefit you and those you interact with.

      • Thank you, Maria. I did feel the comment was a bit unkind, but I just love discussing and helping with all things skincare 🙂 🙂 🙂

      • Maybe it just blows up my email. I have got to stop hitting the button to notify me of follow up comments. Lesson learned.

      • Aren’t you just adorable?

    • Hi Carla, basically you hit the ipsy GBP jackpot for the month. Most people received either the Sunday riley OR the 111skin serum. A select few lucky folks received BOTH. Luckyyy!!!

      GBP is usually a really solid mix of skin care and makeup, but like I said you hit the skin care jackpot this month.

      The SR product is a vitamin c moisturizer, very high end, pretty heavy but my skin soaks it up. It definitely aims to brighten and even skin tone, as well a moisturize.

      The 111skin is a serum. It is VERY lightweight, almost like water. You can apply it directly to your face after cleansing and toning, or you can mix it into your moisturizer as an extra boost of vitamin C. This item is also aimed at brightening and evening skin tone, but as a serum it is totally different than the SR product and more versatile.

      Using both products will almost certainly give your face a radiant even toned glow, over time.

      I think a lot of people forget that without having a surgical procedure or medical peel at a dermatologist, it takes quite a while to see results. I notice a fair amount of people expect immediate results, but that isn’t very realistic.

      I’ve tried to post this 4 times now (edited slightly each time) and it isnt posting. Come on MSA, I’m just trying to help a fellow user!

      • This is funny how ALL your comments showed up at once lol. Thank you for the in-depth description. I’m one of the lucky few 🙂

      • Hahaha well I’m happy that my 3 million comments finally posted! Wish there was a way to delete an old comment, I look like a weirdo stalker at this point lol. I just love helping and talking about skin care. I’m a licensed aesthetician so I always love explaining things that may not be as clear to others or those newer to the skin care world 🙂

      • Hi Alexis! Can I ask a question? I received the SR cream this month. I have been using the SR ceo glow turmeric vitamin c oil over the past month. How would you recommend incorporating the cream into my routine? Do i let the oil set and then apply the cream or the other way around? or mix some oil into the cream?? Thanks for any help 🙂

      • Oil goes after cream… the oil can penetrate the cream, but not the other way around.

        Here’s the correct order to apply your skincare products:
        Step 1: Makeup Remover. …
        Step 2: Cleanser. …
        Step 3: Exfoliator or Toner. …
        Step 4: Treatment Products. …
        Step 5: Hydrating Mist or Serum. …
        Step 6: Chemical Sunscreen. …
        Step 7: Moisturizer and Eye Cream. …
        Step 8: Face Oil.

      • Cream first, then oil.

      • It’s the opposite, actually. It’s the oil first and lastly the cream. You go by product consistency, the oil being thinner and more quickly absorbed into the skin, it should go under the cream. Feel free to verify on the SR website. Also, please refrain from giving skincare advice without first researching. I am licensed and have done the research, hence my comfort with answering questions on the topic.

      • I disagree. And so do most websites. The Glow was meant to be a follow up to the A retinol it arrived with in the January Allure box. I spoke to the Sunday Riley representative at Sephora. Both of these products, CEO cream and Glow, are vitamin C, so there really is no need to use them together. It is overkill. My daily is: double cleanse, tone, essence, serum, oil, moisturizer and sunscreen. At night: double cleanse, tone, retinol with Glow or Good Gene’s,with Luna and a sleeping mask. And eye cream day and night. What a process.

      • Haveyadena, On the Sunday riley products, you should cleanse then tone, use any serums or treatments that have a thin consistency, then the CEO oil, lastly the cream. The key is to layer each product by consistency. Thinnest to thickest. Since the cream is heavier than the oil, use it first and let it absorb for a minute or two, then apply the cream. The Sunday Riley website also supports this method and recommends using any serums, then the oil, lastly the cream. I hope this helps! 🙂

      • CEO is not a heavy cream.

      • I often wish I could delete my comments too. It took me a while to realize it sometimes takes forever for some comments to post. And honestly some never so. Even if they’re not offensive or breaking any rules. It’s weird.

        I’m the same way as far as chatting about beauty stuff! I’m not a professional by any means, but I am a full blown subscription and all around beauty product addict. I could probably open a little boutique with my hoard of unused makeup and skincare. Especially makeup because I use that much less now than I used to. I still love reading about it, shipping for it, and just having it if I decide to use it though. I feel pretty guilty about it but I just remind myself that I never go out (to party or just eat), I don’t travel, I rarely buy anything else like clothes or shoes (had a serious shoe addiction when I was still working and going out with friends) and I don’t have kids so I’m not taking money from anyone else’s needs. Most of my non-sub box makeup was purchased when I was still working. I have a much lower income now but thanks to sub boxes have been able to get so much product at such amazing prices/discounts.
        I’ve always considered turning my passion into a career. When I was much younger I wanted to be a makeup artist but now if I could I’d just do skincare. Unfortunately I’m now disabled and while I do have some good days, severe chronic pain and other debilitating symptoms keep me from being able to commit to any kind of set schedule or plans since I never know when I’ll be having a day where I can barely move. That’s why I can’t work and why I can’t go back to school like I wanted to. At least not now. I still hope that someday my health will improve enough to put my hobby/addiction to better use. For now I’ll have to be satisfied with reading, shopping, and chatting. It’s great to run into someone else on here that enjoys it as much as I do. 😄

      • Also, for the record I’ve been having a comment glitch on MSA as well, but I think it may be Word-Press based because the whole server is glitchy.

    • Carla, I’ve typed out a really long response to your question and tried to post it about 5 times now, but for some reason it is just not showing up. I wish it would because I have some insight for you!

      • Ha! Of course that one shows up! Let me try again.

        Hi Carla, basically you hit the ipsy GBP jackpot for the month. Most people received either the Sunday riley OR the 111skin serum. A select few lucky folks received BOTH. Luckyyy!!!

        GBP is usually a really solid mix of skin care and makeup, but like I said you hit the skin care jackpot this month.

        The SR product is a vitamin c moisturizer, very high end, pretty heavy but my skin soaks it up. It definitely aims to brighten and even skin tone, as well a moisturize.

        The 111skin is a serum. It is VERY lightweight, almost like water. You can apply it directly to your face after cleansing and toning, or you can mix it into your moisturizer as an extra boost of vitamin C. This item is also aimed at brightening and evening skin tone, but as a serum it is totally different than the SR product and more versatile.

        Using both products will almost certainly give your face a radiant even toned glow, over time.

        I think a lot of people forget that without having a surgical procedure or medical peel at a dermatologist, it takes quite a while to see results. I notice a fair amount of people expect immediate results, but that isn’t very realistic.

      • THANK YOU Alex, glad to hit the jackpot since some stuff is hit or miss. I will start out ahead of the game for a chance which I appreciate!!!

      • Liz Cadman, could you please allow at least one of the 6 replies I have submitted to Carla’s question? Any help is appreciated.

      • WAH, I’d like to get your reply. Perhaps you are being timed out cause it is so long?? Maybe copy it and paste it so you don’t get timed out. IF that is even the reason your having difficulty. I so appreciate you taking the time.

      • Alexis thanks so much for your help with my cream/oil question 🙂 ! Couldn’t respond under the other thread

  11. I wish were able to add 4 things in the add-ons!
    Great stuff this time!

    I got the:
    Tetris Block Party Palette
    111Skin
    Maelle Mascara
    Trestique Lip Pencil Gloss
    Suva Black eyeliner w brush

  12. I had Ipsy years ago and they religiously sent me stuff I didn’t want and told them I didn’t want. I don’t wear brown or neutral anything and that’s all I would get. I finally canceled. Here we are with my second GBP and I get the eye shadow palette that is the complete opposite of what’s in my profile. I end up having to gift out most of box and that’s not worth it. Looks like I’ll be canceling again. Btw love black eyeliner and wear it daily…. didn’t get that though. True disappointment at a higher cost.

  13. You are supposed to get a palette and a skin product! I would contact them!

    Everybody was guaranteed a palette and skin product!

  14. Completely underwhelmed about this Tetris collab. The bags, brushes and makeup are hideous.

    • Did you already receive your Glam Bag?

  15. I have told Ipsy not to send me any more brushes. Guess what I’m getting in my June Ipsy bag. Any tips on how to get Ipsy to listen to you. I could build a small fort with the the number of brushes they’ve sent.

    • I got the green Tetris palette if anyone has something they would like to trade? I’m really interested in the 111Skin or the brush set!
      I think it’s a nice enough palette, I just have so many that I will probably end up gifting it or selling on poshmark.

    • Have you actually officially “opted out” of brushes? Meaning you’ve communicated directly with an Ipsy Care rep and they’ve set that up for you in your account? If not I highly recommend trying that. If you have, but it was several months ago or longer, I’d email them a request to reinstate your opt out choice. From what I understand from dealing with them in this issue, you can either opt out for a few months (and then it automatically expires from your account) or you can request a permanent, or life of your subscription, opt out. If that’s not the reply you get request a supervisor because I was definitely given those options within the last two months so they should do it for everyone. I’ve been lucky to have much better customer service from Ipsy Plus than used to when they only had the regular bag. Hopefully they will make things right for you. Good luck!

  16. As I age I find that instead of comparing what other folks’ receive in these boxes I should just look at the value I receive and if I am happy with it. I feel it all evens out whether I get a better box of another sub or or this sub months down the road.

    I grew up with a lot of siblings and it takes me back to the days of “her slice is bigger than mine” but when I think about it I really didn’t want all that much to begin with.

    I guess what I’m saying is that for me I find I’m much happier if I don’t give it too much thought what others receive as long as I’m happy with what is in my box.

    FWIW I only received the SR and not the 111, not this box or in a previous box, or as an add-on.

    • Well said.

    • That’s a great outlook. 🙂 Beauty boxes have always been just a fun thing I enjoy partaking in, and sure I may not always get the variation I wanted (in terms of personal value, never retail value as getting the highest RV box has never been my goal with boxes), I know that’s the gamble I signed up for, and I’m fully okay with that. Probably because I’m easy to please when it comes to beauty products, I’m always able to appreciate what I did receive… even when I gift products, as not only does that make me happy but I get to make someone else happy too! And, once that fun on a particular box starts to diminish for me for whatever reason, then I cancel and move on. But then sometimes I miss that box and just have to re-subscribe again. lol

      • I’m right there with you, Luna! Once in a while I get a touch of envy if I REALLY wanted a specific product that I can’t otherwise justify paying full price for (which is hard to do for ANY beauty product now that I’m used to getting them at such a huge discount in sub boxes!), but I just remind myself how fortunate I am to have all the products I have and continue to get that I’d never ever be able to afford otherwise. And I think back to my late teens/early 20’s—WAAAY back 😄—when if I had $20 or $30 to spend on drugstore makeup I felt like I hit the jackpot! Or how extravagant it felt in my late 20’s to buy just one high end product from Sephora or a department store beauty counter. That really reminds me how lucky I am for myself and to be able to share my beauty bounty with others. I sent my much younger (half, technically) sister who is living and struggling in NY right now, a big box of products last year. I filled it with certain products she requested (mascara, foundation, moisturizer, leave-in conditioner), used products of all types I had outgrown or needed to pass on to get to try new/different versions in my stash, newer products I’d only swatched or tested out once or twice, a bunch of unopened sub box variations that just weren’t me but would likely work great for her, new products I had multiples of, and other brand new products from categories that were way overstocked and couldn’t all get used in time. It was a HEAVY box with easily thousands of dollars worth of products as far as retail values (but not nearly what I paid of course). I knew she’d love it, but she was over the moon! She told me that the box was better than all the gifts at any Christmas she ever had (and as the baby, she was pretty spoiled by our mom and her dad), actually probably better than all of them combined. She was so touched and felt so lucky it brought her to tears. Not to sound like an obnoxious jerk, but honestly her reaction meant more to me than every amazing sub box/beauty product I’d ever received. And that’s a lot of products. 😄😄

    • Great outlook, Zo… I agree completely. I turn 50 this year, and have gotten Ipsy for years, and haven’t always liked everything that they give me, but love some items. I am grateful to be able to get a little something for myself, especially with my very stressful life. If I don’t like a product I just give it to my daughters or my granddaughter. I hate sheet masks and one of my girls loves them and I have a million brushes, so if I get more I give them to my other daughter, who knows the correct use of every brush (I have no idea lol)..I love Ipsy

      • All of you are my sub box soul sisters 🙂 Easy to please, donate or gift what you can’t use, enjoy what you can and having fun trying new things- YAY TO THAT!!! <3

  17. I’m always a little blown away but how much negativity these comments can have. To me a subscription box is meant to try new things and it doesn’t always work out and I’m fine with that. If you don’t like the products you receive and don’t have friends who would use them you can always donate them to charity. A lot of local women’s shelters will take unopened and unexpired makeup. Some will take opened items as well. This Allure article lists a couple options you could mail your items to.

    https://www.allure.com/story/where-to-donate-makeup-beauty-products-used-unused

    • Exactly, sub boxes are meant to be a surprise to try new things, not to be 120% customized. If you are never happy with it, then go out and buy exactly what you need. Don’t subscribe to sub boxes.

    • Thanks so much for sharing this! It’s unfortunate that some people don’t think of donating their gently used, or even unused items to the less fortunate. What really makes me want to scream is when I see people commenting on here how they received a cheap brand (in their mind at least), something they feel looks poorly made, or an “ugly” color and just “immediately threw it in the trash.” It just sends my blood pressure soaring. I’ve even seen people that know they might be criticized so they try to pre-empt that by saying “I received blah blah blah and it was so ugly/cheap/etc I wouldn’t even feel right donating it!” WHAT???? First off, it’s not about how YOU feel about the product, it’s how someone so much less fortunate might (probably!) will feel. Second, it’s great you’ve never suffered financially to the extent you had to rely on others’ kindness and generosity and to live on other people’s “trash”, but please realize that means you don’t have a clue about what is or isn’t useful (or even wonderful) to someone who has or is.

  18. I am happy with my box. I’m excited about everything in it. HOWEVER, it really irritates me that some people got the Sunday Riley AND the 111skin. I just don’t think it’s fair to the rest of us. Why should we only get one while some people got both? It should have been strictly one or the other, or everyone should have received both. Another unpopular opinion of mine.. I think you should only be allowed one bag/box at a time. Like, you could have a GB and GBP… but not double of one. I think people are just greedy.

    • Molly, I LOVE ipsy GBP and have been overall really satisfied with every box since the first one in October; however, I really do agree with you that it is really lame some people got the serum AND the Sunday Riley. I have my profile selected to often on all serums and moisturizers and most all skincare. Yet I received the SR and the rest is all makeup (another mascara when I got one just last month). I really dont mind bc the value of my box is great and they usually do pay attention to my profile. Just cant believe some people got BOTH in their box. It really does seem quite unfair.

      Hopefully they will go back to sticking to my profile selections and product reviews for future boxes, and try to even out the value of the boxes for other users.

      And yes, with so many people on the GBP wait list yet some users having multiple boxes under different accounts, that’s shameful.

      • I too think it’s a bit unfair of Ipsy to give a handful of people both the 111Skin and SR Cream in their box, those two products alone are worth $245! I have my profile set to mainly skincare and I have never recieved a box valued that high. You would think they would try to keep the box values within a closer range instead of having 1 or 2 boxes with a value far above the rest.

    • I know it isn’t quite the same. But those who only got the 111 skin were able to add the SR for $12 so you got both. Yes you had to pay $12 more but got an additional product. Those who had SR + 111skin already were not allowed to add it. The ones who got the most “burned” depending on how you feel are the ones who only got SR in their boxes.

      • I haven’t recieved the 111Skin and only got the SR Cream. I was hoping to be able to add on another SR Cream at least but wasn’t given the option to even though others were. Not sure why I wasn’t given it as an add on but that stung a little.

      • I didn’t have the SR as an add on either, but that is because it sold out almost immediately. The best Add Ons go really quickly, and a LOT of ladies on here set their alarms and such to log in as soon as they are posted, which I think is around 7 am Eastern.

      • I was one of those that got up earlier for add ons but ultimately I wasn’t offered the add ons I wanted. I’ve noticed Ipsy doesn’t offer everyone the same add ons and that’s kind of frustrating. I wonder how they determine who gets what for add ons?

      • You could only add on SR if you didn’t get it as e selection.

    • Molly I am one of those with two accounts, but I share my skincare with my finance. He uses eye creams and moisturizers. I also signed up for the second box when the list was open. I never had to go on a wait list. So I don’t think of it as taking someone else’s spot when the list was open at the time. I saw someone else comment as “shameful” well I am just on top of things and keep my eyes open for opportunity. When it knocks, I answer. I’m.sure they will open up the wait list again soon.

  19. I am extremely happy with this month selection. Ipsy matches me perfectly every single month I am never disappointed . First I got the Sunday Riley, which I really wanted because I already had the one one one skin and I wasn’t all that impressed with it. I am getting the pallet block party. I’m surprise a lot of people don’t like the colors but they’re perfect for me. I’m also receiving the gel eyeliner and brush, I only use gel eyeliner so that made me happy. I am also receiving the Tula masks ,Love this Korean skin care. Finally I am receiving the TRÈSTIQUE lip crayon I love the color. I do have 111skin products that I use that I’ve received through ipsy sales and fab fit fun they are still great products and you guys will be happy with them . I receive the purple mask in FabFitFun it’s amazing I love it, who gets it will thoroughly enjoy it.

  20. I’m getting my first GMP this month and the Sunday Reilly cream is worth it alone, so I’m not complaining about value, but it’s very wasteful for them to ignore when we say “rarely” on our profiles. I absolutely hate the crusty, staining paste that is matte liquid lipsticks. I also don’t fully trust Chinese-made brands yet after the lead scares. Makeup is no cheaper since it moved away from Italy and the USA. Ciate is often made in China so to get a Ciate cruddy matte liquid lipstick is a waste to me as I won’t use it and I would even be concerned to give it away. Ipsy had a sparkly balm available this month so they could have given something I would use, and fills that less expensive box filler spot in my box. It’s nice to get the nice things that come with the less desirable things, but it feels terrible to be given something that is going straight into a landfill. And it’s not for a lack of trying. I’ve been getting Boxycharm and the regular ipsy bag a long time, so I’ve tried a lot of matte liquid lipsticks and not one of them hasn’t felt awful. I know many here are fans of that style of product, so maybe the payoff is worth the messy dryness. Oh, I don’t even care about transfer and reapplication, but I like a comfortable gloss. After years of different boxes I’ve got a full face I’m happy with except for foundation (hard to get right in a box, so not expected) and zero things for lips! So I have a beautiful collection of high end makeup but I keep buying Revlon lip gloss because it’s not sticky and it’s so affordable. (One of the shades is a Fenty dupe, I forget which.) Sorry for the rant. I know I can get a couple things excluded and I’ll probably use one of those for liquid lipstick. I’d skip eyeliner too because I hate the pencils but I would hate to miss other formulas. At least pencils my Aunt would take. I wish I could just say not matte lip products because that’s really what I don’t like. Maybe someday they can take finish preferences into account, for example if they ever get into sending foundation.

    • If you’re still interested in liquid lipsticks I’ve tried out several brands & that applying a layer of lip balm beforehand had helped considerably. Also brand-wise Huda has been very non-drying for me so next time you hit a Sephora give them a try.

    • If matte lip colors make you crusty then you really need to exfoliate your lips. Adding some lip balm, when you start your make up – then wiping it off before applying the lip color will also help.

    • Both the regular GB and the GBP subs use the profiles as a starting point, but you get the most customization from leaving reviews on the items you receive. It can take 3-4 months for the reviews + profile to sync up, but leaving the reviews every time helps more than you know.

  21. Getting the same box Liz! 😊 Funny how you say..one of my Ipsy boxes. My husband is like “How many of those Pink Envelopes and boxes do you get??”
    Ancient Chinese Secret! 🤫🤫

  22. I have the green Tetris palette if anyone wants to trade something? LMK 😊

    • Veronica,

      Would you like to trade the 111Skin, eyeliner & brush, and mascara for the green Tetris palette? TIA

      viking7779 at yahoo dot com

  23. I would love to know the retail value of the items that I am getting..1. Suva Beauty liner 2. Tetris Game on (wanted the other one though) 3. Trestique balm and liner 4. Girlactik (LOVE sparkles) 5. Sunday Riley vit. c

    • The Suva Eyeliner & Brush – $26
      Trèstique Lip Crayon & Balm – $30
      Girlactik Lip Sparkle Balm Duo – $34
      Sunday Riley CEO Vitamin C Cream – $65
      Tetris Palette – $25
      Total $180

      • Wow!! Thank you!

  24. I’m not sure what good does it do selecting often/sometimes/rarely on our profiles. I’m a pale redhead with hazel eyes & I said GREEN & neutral shadows yet I will get PURPLE palette & maroon lipstick. I’ll look like a battered vampire in these colors:( Last month I got a “light3” blur stick because they ran out of “light1” and for my regular bag they mailed me a totally wrong bag. Not a single item in it from what it said it contained. No add-ons or bonus points redemption product included. I emailed them about the mixup (ok, threw a red hot tantrum!) & they said they are mailing me the correct bag (minus my skin tone concealer because they ran out again) and I am yet to receive it. I was happy with Ipsy for 2 years & since I got GBP my bags have been a mess. I opted out twice already from highlighters & liquid lipsticks and yet I keep getting them. I said frequent to skincare, foundation, concealer & nail polish and rarely to liners, primers, brushes & blushes. Guess what I’m getting? A freaking brush, blush, primer & black eyeliner every! single! month! They must have a software glitch because I am consistently getting brands I specifically left unchecked (Tonymoly & Ofra) on the “liked” list. BTW, someone here called a nude lipstick “the mortician’s dream” & I laughed at it until I had to attend a funeral & learned thats exactly what they put on dead blue lips as primer before applying colored lipstick.

  25. Would anyone be interested in switching the 111Skin for the Green Eyeshadow Palette?

    viking7779 at yahoo dot com

    • So you want to shadow or want to get rid of the shadow?

    • Hi Tina! I emailed you 🙂

  26. June 3 and I still have not gotten my May box yet no email Nothing contact them and it is a standard email it is getting old they apparently find it difficult to add more people because I have gotten IGBP since the start
    I am gonna skip June and July

  27. I got the sr c cream , any of you want to trade the oil

  28. I’m getting Block Party Tetris, brushes, Sunday Reilly, face masks, and Testique. I’m excited because Ipsy pushes me out of my comfort zone and I really need that!

    • I love your positive attitude! I feel the same! I’ve been getting Ipsy for 3 years and I love trying things that I would never try !

  29. I’m split on this Month, I am getting:

    *Tetris Block Party ( UGH! Opted out of palettes, why Ipsy Why?! Willing to trade)
    *Sunday Riley Cream (YAY)
    * SUVA liner & Brush (Meh) Willing to Trade
    *Apto Turmeric Mask (Yay)
    *Joli Cosmetics (Meh, only one of the shades would look good with my fair skin, don’t know much about this brand) *Willing to trade

    Added on Coffee Scrub ( I have been on a scrub kick lately) and Deluctable Cake Body Polish ( I LOVED the smell of the cream, too bad its sold out in Full size)

    Sunday Riley Alone was worth it, but not happy that only 2 out of 5 items are actually something I will use. Come on Ipsy, you were doing sooo good..step it back up!

    • I believed ipsy announced in advance that everyone would be receiving a palette this month (regardless of profile.)

    • I liked the Jolii lipstick I got in March! It is pretty comfortable on the lips — NOT the transfer-proof kind that dries down all shrively.

  30. If I would have been interested in the eyeshadow palettes at all, I would have purchased that $40 collection which includes ALL of the Tetris crap.

    • I DID purchase the $40 collection because I AM interested in all the Tetris crap… so now I’m gonna end up with 3 palettes. That’s a little irritating to me. They could have easily split it into 1-palette bundles. This way seems wasteful of product.

      • Swap it, sell it, gift it or donate it.

  31. I’m pretty happy with my box. I’m getting exactly what you are getting except for the mascara and instead I’m getting the Tula face masks. And for my add ons, I got the Tetris blending brush and the two Tetris lip balms. My add ons for my regular bag I got the Tetris lip gloss and the Purelisse watermelon mask. I’ll be receiving the orange bag.

  32. GLAM BAG PLUS:
    1. Generation Clay, Pink Clay Mask (verdict: YAY! – I’m really digging clay masks these days, so I am happy to have another one.)

    2. FARAH Brushes – (verdict: Wee! – well, I am never one to turn down brushes; some of my older brushes could use a permanent vacation to the rubbish bin.)

    3. Tetris X Ipsy, Game on Overshadow (verdict: Whoo! I am happy that I didn’t get the other Tetris pallet, this pallet is colors I use. I can never have enough gold eye shadow)

    4. Trestique – 2 lip crayons & 1 Balm (verdict: yes! When I buy for myself I like berries, but I have been holding off buying berry lipsticks because I have been hoping to get one in a bag and TADA! there it is. Either I was really lucky or the customization is spot on?? who knows)

    5. Sunday Riley Hydration Cream (verdict: giving it a go~ this might give me an excuse not to use my husbands daily moisturizing cream, we will see. I’ve heard good things about Sunday Riley so I am looking forward to trying)

    6. ADDON Benefit Cosmetics Light Brown Gel Brow (verdict: seriously oops?! I messed up. Of all the ones, its the one I PICKED OUT for my add on that I made an oops on. I thought it was light brown Mascara – not brow gel. I have red hair and its hard to find brown mascaras, so I must have gotten too exited. My eyebrows on the other hand, need no help, they are a little too much on their own. My mom uses brow gel, so I’ll give this to her)

    • Box twins 🙂 Im happy with mine too. Looking forward to trying the mask, never used a clay mask before. Also been dying to try sunday riley but wouldn’t pay $65 so in and of itself that makes the box worth it. Have way too many lip products but wont turn down another hehe (also since its a beauty box I kind of expect to regularly get lip products). Brushes- can always use more. Dont have high expectations for the eyeshadow but of the 2 palettes I’d prefer the one we got.
      Would I have purchased all of these things individually? No. But if I saw a deal with Sunday Riley and the Generation Clay mask for $25 would I have bought it? Absolutely. The rest is just bonus. Thats the way I look at it!

  33. At least one of my bags is showing what I’ll be getting (my regular bag is showing that it’s still being worked on. pffft!)!

    For my glam bag plus, I’ll be getting:
    Tetris Block Party Eyeshadow Palette – this will be gifted since I don’t wear eyeshadow

    111Skin Vitamin C Brightening Booster – Yay!!! I was really hoping I’d get this!

    PUR Big Look Mascara – Woo-hoo! Another mascara! I’ll always take allll of the mascaras!

    Ciate London Liquid Velvet Matte Lipstick in Pin Up – this looks like a nice color, and if it’s too bold as a liquid lipstick, I’ll mute it down with a gloss.

    Tula Major Glow Cooling & Brightening Sheet Mask – I’m excited to get these sheet masks, but I’m really trying to cut down on my sheet mask collection in the sense that I don’t want to have multiples of any given sheet mask, so I’ll be keeping one of these and gifting the others.

    Overall, I really love my box! Even though I’ll be giving the Tetris shadow away, it’s still a fun inclusion for nostalgic sake, and everything else I’ll be keeping.

    Add ons:
    First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hyaluronic Hydrating Primer
    Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser
    Hey Honey Sweet Treat Wild Berry & Honey Yogurt Recovery Mask

    I just though… maybe I should have held off on getting any add ons since I don’t know yet what’s in my regular bag. Oh well.

  34. I liked most of the stuff I got, and I picked up the Sunday Riley Creme after receiving the 111Skin, so that made me happy. However, what I don’t understand is that they sent me the purple palette when I said I rarely wear purple. I actually never wear purple it looks terrible on me. There was a green palette, and I have green marked as a color I wear often on my profile. So I don’t get how they looked at my profile and decided on purple. I’m pretty pleased with everything else I’ll be receiving though. The shade of liquid lip I’m receiving I’ll probably wear, but I would have preferred the balm. Oh well though, I definitely got my money’s worth, so I’m happy.

  35. This is my first GBP and I am super disappointed. It’s totally my fault but I got my hopes up for specific items. I got 111Skyn (hoped for SR), Ciate London in pin up (hoped for trio), Block Party palette (wanted the other), eyeliner (black looks terrible on me), sheet masks (I have a ton). Total bust for me.

  36. I paused June and I’m glad I did because the only item I would have been interested in is the Block Party Tetris Palette and I was able to add it on for $12 since I have a regular glam bag.

    • Wait! I didn’t know they did add ons for lil Ipsy?!?

      • If you have the regular glam bag you can do 3 add ons.

  37. This is the worst month I’ve seen for ipsy plus- a lot of no name branded items and palettes from a no name factory, only one prestige item Sunday Riley which is fine we don’t always have to have outrageous items but the choices this month for me are terrible I am glad we could skip!

    • I personally would consider R+Co a prestige brand, but not that many people got it. 🙁

  38. I emailed customer service to (hopefully) make sure I did not get any more lipstick or moisturizer. They said they’d make sure. And here I am, with lipstick and moisturizer (4th month in a row) in my gbp. They are lying to us about preferences settings meaning ANYTHING. Nearly every item I have marked *send rarely* I get sent consistently.
    People, if you email cs to “OPT OUT” of certain products IT LITERALLY MEANS NOTHING. They will do NOTHING. They are telling us that we have some kind of say in product selection to make us feel better. It’s a lie. I have receipts to prove this.
    Expect nothing from this company.

    • I agree and it’s gotten much, much worse since they have started offering add on’s. I know some will find this a paranoid way of thinking, but when I get the exact opposite from what I have shown interest in, I tend to wonder if that isn’t to encourage me to spend more money adding products. I didn’t add anything this month because they aren’t even trying to follow my profile, so I am not going to reward that by giving them more money. I appreciate the option to add on, but I will not do it anymore unless my box has at least 4 out of 5 items that I actually wanted. My profile is pretty open, I leave them plenty of leeway to send products I’ll be happy with.

      • I feel the exact same way! I set up my profile to reflect the products I wanted only to find I didn’t get them in my box but was able to purchase them as add ons. This is my third box and I don’t feel as if they followed my profile at all for any of them. If July isn’t better then I’m done. I’m tired of getting only 1 product I’ll use each month.

      • I wonder if they could do what FFF does where there’s a group of options and we pick which one we want. The only problem is, that may slow shipping time down dramatically, and I wouldn’t want that.

  39. I have the same as yours except the Tula sheet masks instead of the mascara. I’m looking forward to it!

  40. I don’t understand why people are so upset about getting a pallet. EVERYONE is getting a pallet. Chill out

    • Omg right?!? I’ve seen soooo many complaints but it has clearly been stated by ipsy AND MSA that EVERYONE is getting a tetris pallet this month.

  41. I’m getting

    – TETRIS X IPSY Eyeshadow Palette in Block Party
    – F.A.R.A.H BRUSHES 5-Piece Eye Perfection Set
    – TRÈSTIQUE Matte Color + Shiny Balm Lip Crayon in Belize Bordeaux & Grenache Balm
    – APTO SKINCARE Healing Turmeric Mask
    – SUNDAY RILEY C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream

    Can’t wait for this to ship!

  42. TETRIS Block Party palette
    111Skin Vitamin C Booster
    PUR mascara
    Ciate lipstick in pinup
    Tula sheet masks

    The whole reason I signed up was to receive the 111Skin, so I’m very happy with that. I wanted the green palette instead, but oh well. Also very happy to receive the Tula masks.

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