Ipsy October 2019 Glam Bag Reveal!

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We have the first look at the October 2019 IPSY glam bag!

Betty Boop!

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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!

Posted in Ipsy Spoilers, Subscription Box Spoilers| Tags: ipsy | 227 comments


  1. I planned in skipping next month, but this bag is adorable…. maybebi will get this bag… very cute products…

    • I absolutely LOVE the bag

      • What bag you get if your glam plus

        • All three Ipsy subscriptions will have the same bag just different sizes. I read somewhere that Ipsy is supposed to be adding another product to the Ultimate Bag for October because of the bag being the same as the other two subscriptions, i dont know how true it is though.

  2. Is the back side sequined? ๐Ÿค”

    • Looks like it…

      • OMG! LOVE IT!!!

  3. Omgosh! I love the bag!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™Œ

    • Good catch! It looks like black sequins peeking.

  4. Love this! Betty Boop is to cute!

  5. This is adorable and I can tell I will like the material.

    • Not going to lie, I am a bit disappointed. I love October for the Halloween themed bags and was very excited as this was going to be my last month of ipsy. The bag is cute but not what I wanted.

      • I totally agree. Last years spooky theme was the cutest. This is super..underwhelming.

  6. It’s cute but not my cup of tea. I hope the other bags are different themes.

  7. I can’t wait!!! Wonder how the ultimate bag is going to look I know probably the same design but I just want to see how the bag is going to look like ๐Ÿ’–

    • I actually emailed them the same question and all they replied was that each bag will be different sizes..as for same pattern, they did not clarify to me.


    • ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

      That made me laugh can you hear me Ipsy ๐Ÿ˜‚

    • “It’s me Margaret”, loved it!๐Ÿ˜

    • I use these bags for multiple things..they would lose me as a customer for sure if it wasn’t included!

      • Maybe they could allow you to opt out of the bag for a dollar or 2 off the price?

    • ๐Ÿ˜‚, I love the bags though!

      • I do use the bags and give away the extras with presents in them, but for those that don’t want them, it must be overwhelming! This is my only sub, and I love the bags almost as much as the sub! I know that sounds weird, but I enjoy the variety.

    • I like receiving the bags personally. I use them all the time for gifting to my grandaughters. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      • Itโ€™s called a Glambag… Ipsy Glambag??? ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

    • Impossible not to agree with someone who uses a Judy Blume reference! ๐Ÿ™‚

      I could do without all the bags, too. I’ve given away as many as I can and am going to use them to organize my purse — then, they’re just trash. I guess I can resell them with the makeup I don’t want from my subscriptions?

      • What I do with my abundance of bags is fill them with feminine hygiene products and donate them to local women’s shelters and middle/high schools for the ladies who may not have access to them normally. gives them a discrete fun way to deal with something we all know is a drag!

        • That is a very nice thing to do! I know that has to help women out that are having issues with being able to purchase those products that every women needs, i like that idea!๐Ÿ˜Š You could also put new make up or skin care items that you dont want from your Glam bag or other beauty box subscriptions. I think i might use your idea and donate to others in need!

  9. Fun Fact: The original voice of Betty Boop was Margie Hines, who will be celebrating her 100th birthday on October 1st!

    Coincidence? ๐Ÿ™ƒ

    • Now that makes some sense. I like betty boop but I LOVE Halloween everything so at least they’re celebrating something not just ignoring my favorite holiday.

      • I have all month to figure out which of my friends like Betty Boop lol. It’s not very October either but oh well!

    • No way! How cool, thank you for that as my grandmother was a huge Betty Boop fan and my birthday is Oct. 1st. Now I can finally prove I was the favorite ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • OMG I LOVE THIS BAG ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I skipped the month of September so October will be my next Glam and Glam plus! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Fun fun fun!!! โค๏ธ Hope the products appeal to me as much as the bag Lol

    • Loved this tidbit!

  10. I love the Betty Book bag! I agree with the ladies about the 3 subscriptions need differing bags tho. And if like to say if the regular bag sub ups their bags like this, then I don’t mind paying the extra $2. I’ve hated all the bags this year BUT this one!

  11. I skipped Plus this month and re-subbed for this month’s Glam bag and I will stay subbed for this bag. Betty Boop is so incredibly inconic and I think it’s a great collector’s item.

    Who is excited for Ultimate?!

    • Agreed Betty boop is iconic what a good choice to kick off the ultimate and yes I can’t wait for October to get my ultimate box ๐Ÿ’–

    • Woot ! Woot!
      Iโ€™ll be excited if they can handle it without all the glitches and non personalization they had this month – so yes Iโ€™m excited , but not until I see if Ipsy can handle what they have undertaken :/

  12. Nope, definitely donโ€™t like it. Really wanted a Halloween bag or at least something fall inspired. Really hate this bag and I hope the ultimate bag is different.

    • I mean…I guess you could pretend it’s Halloween-themed by watching the old “Minnie the Moocher” short, perhaps? It’s pretty darned spooky.

    • I agree, definitely not up my alley at all.

    • Agree. We all know it’s ‘iconic’. How about some beautiful fall tapestry/leaves, or animal motifs? I’m not into cultural/pop icon-anything. Nature is my favorite. And, nature, of course, is the source of all beauty.

    • I really don’t like it either, will be gifting.

    • I agree – I’m with GBP and I was REALLY looking forward to a fall season theme bag. This will NEVER make it into one of my purses.

  13. Omg not for Halloween but its a cute bag!

  14. Oh my goodness!!! I LOVE IT! I am going to have to get a mystery bag as i dont have a regular GB sub, and i hope so hard the GBP and GBU bags follow this for a cute as heck little set of bags!!

    • I cancelled my GBP & my sign up for GBU, but if they do Betty Boop bags for both, I just may have to (re)sub ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Do you think the GBP will have a lot same items as GBU ? If so then I might have to pause my GBP ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

        • It’s hard to say since we haven’t seen a few months of GBU, but I’m thinking some products will overlap…. at least in the add-ons. Plus, the brands that will be featured in GBU appear to be the same type of brands featured in GBP… maybe just different products from the same brands will be exclusive to each box… possibly with the same brands not being featured in the same month to make it feel like a wider variety of products are being featured. This is all just a guess though ๐Ÿ˜‰ Now that all versions of Ipsy will be including the bags I’m just going to sub based on bag spoilers going forward. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I paused the regular Ipsy since Iโ€™m getting IBP and IBU so I need to save that $12.00 for the $75.00 Iโ€™ll be spending , hope itโ€™s truly worth it , bc I was not happy with my bag this month

  16. Not my cup of tea, but hey, not everything is.

  17. So glad that they let us skip a bag! No problem. Thank you MSA for giving us the information to make these choices!

    • Great to hear that you find them helpful, Dea!

  18. Loveeeeee the bag!

    • I love this bag! I loved September’s too. I don’t get all the whining. You are not paying just for the bag alone you also get the goodies in the bag. If you only want certain bags / products then that would be shopping & paying retail…lol silly childish adults…

  19. I was going to skip October but this bag literally made me not!
    I love it. Cute & retro ๐Ÿ’•
    Very different than their usual bags

  20. Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I was really hoping for something Halloween themed, like last year’s. I wasn’t a member last year, so I didn’t get a cool Halloween themed bag. Not a fan of Betty Boop

    • A couple years ago they did a really cute cartoon Halloween bag with witches bats and ouija boards. Well apparently people complained because That stuff is “evil” or something. So now they only do subtle hints of Halloween. I imagine this is Betty boop from the Halloween episode. I agree i was hoping for something more Halloweenish.

      • Get out!! Are you serious!! I really wish I didnโ€™t that…

        • Yea. It really sucks. The following year they did a burgundy lace bag with a bat pull zipper and the year after they did a masquerade mask bag. So i still had some hope. This seems like an odd bag to start the ultimate with. Hoping the design is different for the ultimate.

      • Thatโ€™s such a bummer! It was my favorite bag ever!

        • Yesss! I didnt have Ipsy back then but that bag and the gudetama bag are the two bags i wish i would have gotten.

  21. OMG cutest bag they ever made

    • Itโ€™s cute but Iโ€™m not sure itโ€™s a good bag for October ๐Ÿ˜ฉ disappointed that it isnโ€™t a cute Halloween theme bag. I think it would be a better bag for November but just my opinion. Not bashing it because I agree itโ€™s great, just not October great

      • I donโ€™t like holiday themed designed bags so Iโ€™m okay with this one. You can use and carry around year round.

  22. I have 4 GB subscription and now 4 bags Iโ€™m going to be giving away. I really hope the GBP and GBU have different bags.

    • The bags make great bags to fill with samples or feminine hygiene products and donate to local shelters.

      • That’s what I do. ‘Betty’ is definitely going to be re-purposed for donation. I have no desire to keep this one.

  23. I think that bag is adorable!! Makes me kinda want to get the regular Ipsy just for the bag.

  24. Looks like two skips for me… I’ll just build my own bagless glam bag with my GBP add-ons. LOL.

    • Unfortunately I donโ€™t think you can do add one if you donโ€™t purchase a bag or glam bag plus.

      • No worries, I have a plus subscription and two regulars. This is the preview for the regular, so those will be skipped and I’ll add on to my plus bag… unless the product spoilers are super duper for regular. But thanks for lookin’ out. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. I think itโ€™s cute! I canceled that bag and the plus bag to go with the ultimate though. I have to many bags now anyway. I have a ๐Ÿ“ฆ full of bags.

    • I recently took my stash of 19 Ipsy bags and stocked each with feminine hygiene products. I am donating them to a local high school. Also a great idea for a women’s shelter! Not my idea, but a great way to put them to good use.

      • I do something similar I take all unused makeup put them in my tons of bags and give them to Christian charity or Salvation Army at least I know there going to good use ๐Ÿ™‚

        • I love both of these ideas. I have a lot of women in our family so I plan on using my bags for Christmas gifts. Betty Boop isn’t really my thing but I have family that will fight over them. September’s glam bag is my favorite so far.

          • I love the constellations, too! Anything natural!

    • Sooo cute! Is this for the GBP as well??? Hopefully……

  26. Love BB! I hope this comes w the GBU!

  27. WoW!!! GOTTA HAVE GOTTA HAVE GOTTA HAVE. !!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. My mom will be supper happy when I give her this bag !! So Iโ€™m okay with it mom gets a bag she likes and I get the goodies

    • Omg that’s what I was thinking! My mom would love this bag but idk if I wanna spend the 12 bucks on it since I have the other 2 subs

    • That’s what I’m doing too! My mom loves Betty Boop, so I’m staying subbed so that I can get this bag for her. I really want one for myself too, so I’m hoping they’ll do an October mystery bag too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Hope to get similar print in my ultimate bag, love this since high school.

    • I’ve loved her since I was young my mom use to have bags with her on it & shirts lol so I’m excited I do wish it was more of an autumn Type bag or Halloween!!!

  30. I don’t like it at all.

    • Same. It’s awful.

  31. I skipped this month thinking October would be great and Halloween themed and got THIS ugly bag wow. I am honestly so damn disappointed I hate this bag.

    • Someone upthread pointed out that ipsy hasn’t done an obvious Halloween themed bag in like 2 years, since they got pushback about the bag with cartoon witches and bats and Ouija board. Those kind of people ruin the party for everyone!

      • That is the silliest thing I’ve ever heard! Cartoon withes and Ouija boards don’t scare as much as the people who complain.

    • Nasty comments like this ruin the fun for everyone.

    • Maybe you should learn a bit about Betty Boop and why she might have been chosen to be featured on the bag. You could also realize that it’s just a bag, and an extra given each month and really not such a big deal. Be happy for those who like it, for there will be months where you really enjoy something that the majority doesn’t. And as always, “be excellent to each other”.

      • Amber I know this might be random but the “be excellent to each other” is that from Bill and Ted’s excellent adventure… A very valid point about the bag. I personally like it but would have preferred skulls.

        • Yes it is!! I also love skulls too, but I think this is super cute.

      • Amber, LOVE that you quoted Bill and Ted’s!!! Also, super valid points ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I was hoping for an Autumn or Halloween themed bag. BB is great but I’m disappointed a tad bit. I’ll still live the bag though, but I would have loved some skulls, bats, pumpkins, leaves, anything that feels like October. Maybe we can get something like that for November.

    • I can’t believe this is the bag!! Why wouldn’t it be Halloween themed?! No one is into Betty boop these days. Come on!

  32. Absolutely ADORABLE! Betty Boop is so cute and spunky.

  33. I donโ€™t even know or like BB is this 1940 ?? ๐Ÿคฎ

    • Her first cartoon premiered in 1930. She always had beautifully groomed eyebrows and red lips. I wonder if that’s the inspiration for the bag and month’s theme.

      • Thatโ€™s going on 90 years ago ๐Ÿ‘€

        • She is not my favorite but Betty Boop is a classic cartoon character. I understand why she is picked in makeup world. Also, I donโ€™t mind getting a bag that you wonโ€™t see me carrying around in public. I just stash these with my samples, tucked in a drawer. The cuter ones, I use as a travel makeup bag in my purse. I already have a few faves I donโ€™t want to part with. Lol!!

  34. That’s really cute. I’m surprised that there are complaints

    • Not all of us are ‘into’ cultural/pop-icon themes. In fact, I hate them, lol.

    • Me too! I thought most would love this one…I love it!! So cute โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• I’m excited for October all around yay!

  35. I hope i don’t get that Bettt Boop design in Ultimate. I am enough old for teen stuff

  36. I love this bag! I joined Ipsy over 2 years ago and this is my favorite by far. I might even get a mystery bag in few months so I will have 2 . There was actually a post on Reddit asking who was gonna skip because of bag!? Like seriously ? The bag is adorable but even if you hate it gift the bag to someone else who loves it you get to pick one of your products next month win win.

    • I am honestly flabbergasted over how much hate this bag is getting. It’s adorable, and Betty Boop was so cute. Fun Fact! Mae Questel (the voice for Betty) was Aunt Bethany on National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and the voice of Olive Oyl!

      • That is a fun fact! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ Whenever I think of Aunt Bethany I always think, “don’t throw me down Clark”. That, and made up variations of that like “don’t get lost Clark” while in a large crowd is a running inside joke/saying in my family. ๐Ÿ˜€

        • I love that too!! It is one of my family’s favorite and most quoted holiday movies. “Don’t throw me down, Clark” is said A LOT! haha

    • That’s a great idea to purchase a mystery bag to get another bag! I’m going to say subbed just to get this bag for a gift, but I’d love to have one for myself too (but I don’t feel like creating a 2nd account). I’ll keep an eye out for October mystery bags. ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Betty Boop is an unusual bag.

    I wonder what the GBU bag will be.

    • I agree. I was hoping for the pink leather looking bags.

    • I recently took my stash of 19 Ipsy bags and stocked each with feminine hygiene products (could also stock with subscription items you won’t use.) I am donating them to a local high school. Also a great idea for a women’s shelter! Not my idea, but a great way to put them to good use.

  38. Looks like the back may be the tiny sequins. Oh I hope they show us what the larger bags look like. I don’t mind this bag as a one-off,cute but I don’t need a set of three.

  39. Well, the JWs can all breathe a sigh of relief they aren’t being forced to get a holiday bag I guess, but can’t the rest of us at least have something FALL themed instead of this dated cartoon nightmare?

    • What’s a JW?

      • Oh, wait. Jehovah’s Witness?

        • Think it might mean justice warriors?

        • Witnesses. They tend to scream about all things holidays. Justice warriors never came to mind?

          • The people i saw complaining on the other post about Halloween bags were Christians apparently. Because that stuff is evil and a No no. Same people complaining about the star bag last month.

          • Not everyone believes the same things how strange! I don’t think beliefs even have to come into it to think skulls and witches and death aren’t ‘so cute’.

          • Yeah. They were complaining about the star bag. Annoying if you ask me. I feel the same way about ppl who get offended by everything. Ppl shud just get over theirself.

          • There was a 1933 short film, called Betty Boop’s Hallowe’en Party… I’m going to tell myself that that’s why ipsy picked this theme ๐Ÿ™‚

    • JWs?

    • Yes. I would rather have ANY color bag than a cartoon character, icon or not.

    • I screamed haha, I actually got into Ipsy because my SIL who is a JW gave me some stuff from hers that she didn’t like. & Now I noticed that there have never been any bags that reflected a specific holiday or imagery so I’m wondering if it’s owned by JW’s.

      • Itโ€™s not just JW. But I can see how people could think that. And, I will even admit that yโ€™all made me laugh! ๐Ÿ˜† I was hoping that the rainbow theme would be a rainbow bag so I could wave it at the Westboro Baptist crowd when they decided to pay us a visit. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I donโ€™t think itโ€™s any specific denomination.

  40. Not a fan, but the โ€œBโ€ zipper is cute, and at least they tried something new. I wish we could have an option to opt out of bags and get points instead.

    • That is a genius idea, tbh. I have so many of the bags I’d totally do that whenever I dislike one.

    • That or an option just to get a nice little box like BirchBox.

      no lie, the box was the whole reason I tried them, but Ipsy’s just been consistently better for me. But I have much more use for a hoard of small, neat boxes than I do for a dozen make-up bags

  41. The bag design is meh.. Never understood the whole Betty Boop thing hype, so Iโ€™ll be skipping. Wish the bag design was more Halloween-themed.

  42. Well, it’s different. Credit for that. If I follow my “I skip unless I like the bag” guideline, I skip again – but if I can customize something I really like, I might need a new guideline!

  43. This is cute and I’ll probably keep it, But I hope the Plus and Ultimate are different. I would be nice to get one Halloween themed.

  44. Thatโ€™s a no from me, son

  45. Glad it’s not something Halloween-ish, but I’m not a fan. This will be my least favorite bag so far and I’ve been a subscriber for over a year.

  46. Love it!

  47. Do we know if the GBP will also have this bag? I really don’t want 2 of these… honestly, don’t even really want ONE of them. Not a Betty fan…seems very dated. The product spoilers will have to be epic for me to not skip GB this month.

    • Yep! Perfect time for a pause! Ridiculous bag. I can’t believe all the people who love it. I would take a Batman bag over Betty Boop, lol.

  48. So cute! I hope they do a larger version for the Ultimate box

    • I hope they donโ€™t do a larger version, would like some variety instead of the same thing. Regardless if I like the bag or not.

  49. Love Betty!!!!

    • I’m so “old” and “washed up” thanks to twice daily skin care, my workouts, clean eating (with the occasional little Debbie strawberry shortcake rolls or cosmic Brownies ) and being happy that people think my daughter is my younger sister and that I’m 30 years old and I’m actually 44.5! Granted I do color my Grey’s, but my body is banging, AND my skin looks amazing!! Bc I take care of myself ( I wear sheer foundation, not the- full- coverage- makes -me -sweat -foundation) and I love THIS Betty boop design and I love sparkle, I love cross bones and skulls and yeah so idk why ppl thing you gotta be old or young to like a $12 makeup bag ๐Ÿ˜‰
      I’ll be in my 80s still Loving Metallica, Madonna and yes the Kardashian and Housewives “reality” tv….I’m disabled since 2013, had to quit my job as a dental hygienist in 2010 (got sick in 2007) and 2 years ago took up makeup as a hobby to learn all about when I am bedridden at times. I don’t take anything for granted! Donate your bags to the people of the Bahamas in about a month when they have housing etc. I am pretty sure many would LOVE LOVE to throw on some makeup and skin care after the hell they have been going through and will continue to go through.

      • Preach! ๐Ÿฅฐ

      • Iโ€™m sorry to hear it Jennifer. I have been unable to work since 2012. I understand what itโ€™s like to be bedridden. You do whatever you have enough energy to do and what makes you feel good.

  50. but October is the time for all hallows eve and skulls dag nab it!!!

    • I was about to say the same! Why not some cute ghosts?? black cats?? Oh well, my Mom loves Betty Boop, I will gift it to her ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I’m actually really glad that it’s not a halloween themed bag!

    • Maybe Because not everyone celebrates Halloween

    • I would love some black cats. โ˜น๏ธ

    • I love it!

    • You bet! Something with bats or skulls would have been fabulous! With a bone for a pull tab!

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