Ipsy Glam Bag, Plus, + Ultimate November 2019 Glam Bag Reveal!


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We have the glam bag design reveal for the November 2019 Ipsy Glam Bag, Glam Bag Plus, and Glam Bag Ultimate just for MSA readers!

Here is the bag design for each subscription:

Ipsy Glam Bag, Ipsy Glam Bag Plus, Ipsy Glam Bag Ultimate

What do you think of the glam bag designs?

For the NEW IPSY Glam Bag Ultimate:

  • New Membership for even more beauty picks. Glam Bag Ultimate is a new subscription with 8 full-sized & 4 deluxe samples, personalized for you, for $50/month. You’ll get to choose one of your full-size products with the new choice feature! 
  • There will be a makeup bag, every month.
  • You can now add up to 5 Add-Ons for your bag. Previously you were limited to 3.

This subscription is $50 a month. Sign up here!

And if you are new to the regular Ipsy, it is a $12 a month beauty and makeup subscription box. Check out all of our Ipsy reviews to see what’s been in past boxes. And check out our Ipsy Spoilers to see what’s coming up in future boxes! Ipsy Glam Bag Plus is $25 a month. Check out our Ipsy Glam Bag Plus reviews to see what you can expect each month.

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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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261 Comments

  1. STOP IT WITH THE NO-NAME COLABS! The Ofra colab at least was made by a recognizable and reputable company, but the Tetris, Boop, now this look like cheap Chinese garbage!

    • You go girl!

  2. Yuck.

  3. Where’s Nov spoilers? I saw Gigi gorgeous on Youtube showing her makeup collab with IPSY. I think Nov GBP, GBU will be great. Ipsy is going to make up for GBU failure to launch this month.

    • They need to make ALL THREE bags really good in November! You really think that Ipsy is going to be better in November? 😂

      • Hell yes! Boxycharm trying to take over next month with that premium launch. I’m pretty sure Ipsy ain’t going to just sit there and watching. Ipsy already failed this month with GBU. I think Nov will be very interesting for both IPSY & Boxycharm.
        OMG…. Who do you work for? who send you? lol

    • I love your optimism! Made me smile.

  4. I love this bag design too!! Betty Boop bag design is so cute!! I think Ipsy is stepping up into the right direction. Hopefully, their December design will be just as lit as this month’s and next month’s.

    • Ipsy, is that you?

    • Is this sarcasm? lol

  5. I don’t like animal print, but for those that like this pattern, the large case looks practical! I only get the regular bag, but I think it would be neat to have a full set of a pattern you enjoy.

  6. No offense to her, but I’m not a Barbie doll. Most women don’t… I looked on Instagram and I don’t see anything special Or new about what’s shown. I ended up with the Betty Boop eyeshadow brush, and honestly, it’s SO cheap! The paint is chipping off, the brush is frayed and it was not cut properly to begin with. It’s an absolute joke and an insult to Betty Boop. I’m guessing This is going to be a bunch of cheap 💩 with some overhyped Instagramers name all over it. I’m pretty close to being done with the swap site here too. Some people think their stuff is golden but they’re just samples! People still have stuff from 3 years ago still available for swaps, including expired products but won’t swap unless it’s $50 or more or unless they feel they are getting a better deal when it’s just crap you don’t want? Lol! Ok punkin, you hold onto that face moisturizer from 3 years ago and swear it’s worth it’s retail value plus your time and shipping.

  7. Per an article on US : Collab with Gigi and it shows the November bags.
    November Ipsy will include:the four that have been teased include a sparkly pink lip gloss and a contour brush, as well as a bronzer and blush duo.
    Launching on November 1, everything will be available for Ipsy’s November Glam Bags and available to purchase online until November 31.

    • Awesome. Thank you for sharing that information.

  8. Where are the spoilers for November?? We don’t have any information about any of the bags next month! Very odd!

    • The only thing I have seen so far is on instagram and I heard about it here somewhere. Apparently some collaboration with Gigi Gorgeous. That’s all I’ve seen.

      • They waited so long to release spoilers last month for GBU and it was a total 💩 shoot. I just wonder if they are taking their time to make November an awesome month or just holding off because it’s going to be another nightmare and want to keep people from cancelling or pausing.

        • I think they’re holding off because this month was a complete disaster for them. They aren’t even responding to people on Facebook…
          I did have an issue with the curation of my bag and 1 item is a duplicate item. Minor in comparison to everybody else’s issues. I heard back from some sarcastic 💩. So, I started a new thread & attached screenshots of the other. Generic response. Ghosted by both?! So, this morning, I started 10 different emails about different things. Keep it up Ipsy! Sometimes people get too big for their britches and then they rip leaving your butt exposed for everyone to see. Yep! That’s right Ipsy! We see you! Got really big and forgot where y’all came from. Loosing customers left and right. Might fall on their @$$.

        • I believe they’re holding off because of another nightmare. If I had any idea that Ipsy was going to do all these cheap collabs, I certainly would not have purchased an annual. The BB shadows are a terrible, dusty formula, and they sent me that bronzer trio that is obviously for non-Caucasian tones. It’s way too dark for me. Another giveaway. I have bronzer as rarely on my profile, go figure. The cream highlighter…also a miss. Also on my rarely. I liked the Farah brushes and my add ons. I’m still waiting on my regular GB for October.

  9. I just got my October Ultimate and it is terrible. I thought the the bag would be bigger than the regular glam bag. There was an extra product included and I don’t know why (the bag maybe?), but I still only see it as including six full size items. I think they are counting things as full size such as lip balm and a couple of masks. I don’t care for that because those are pretty normal offerings in the regular GB. I really thought it was awful just based on what was included and then I opened it and saw how small everything was. It’s hard to believe what you get in a Boxyluxe for $50.00 compared to this. I think Ipsy really messed up. I had already canceled after seeing my reveal.

  10. Ok, but now were almost halfway through the month and we don’t have product spoilers? 🙁

    • I’m waiting for this month’s Ultimate review.

      • Me, too.

      • Me too and hope it’s super honest. If not then I’m done with MSA too.

  11. What?! That’s crazy!

  12. That’s is such a good idea. I have been reading this and all you beauty lovers have such good hearts.
    I am new to this ,and look forward to that swapping site. What is that waiting list?
    Thanks Joann

  13. i bought the ultimate box , it was a complete waste of money . the one shadow single came in broken and a mess all over the inner box (trashed) . the huda pallette has the most aweful unusable shades i have ever seen ,it truly looks like clown make up . the only thing i am using is the murad face wash and lip gloss ..

    • Do you have to put the huda palette so bad? I like it and think it does not look like clown makeup plus it looks good on me.

    • I got the warm brown Huda palette and I hate it! There is not a shade I can use. They are all too dark.

      I am livid at Ipsy and I cancelled the GBPL and GBU. They flat out lied and sent out that hideous mascara to compensate? I already have one and it is impossibly bulky to use.

    • Definitely put your Huda palette on the swap site! I love the shadow formulas and am hoping to swap for any of the palettes that were in GBU this month. I’d jump at the chance to swap for one!

  14. Ugh. Cheap and tacky!

  15. I hate next months bag. Not a fan of animal print. I was really hoping for a cute fall themed bag since we didn’t get a Halloween one for October.

  16. Absolutely LOVE the bags!

  17. Was anyone else who was offered a free November Ultimate bag to make up for the October bag ghosted by Ipsy upon accepting their offer? It’s been 4 days, and they still haven’t confirmed with me or reinstated my account. I feel ghosted.

    • I was offered nothing, not even points, and pretty sure I have to pay to send my ultimate bag back for refund after they told me it was too late to cancel even though I asked to cancel well in advance of them mailing it out. I hope they make it up to you and keep their word but I also actually believed they would make it right to their subscribers that got conned into believing that for double the money they would deliver GBP full size products and not lip balms.

      • I would email them again. To let them know. They said in mine they can’t refund but would comp November

      • Julie, I am so sorry to hear of your experience. They’re losing too much business over this to treat anyone that way. Word does get around, doesn’t matter how much they try to ignore us. That’s why I’m making sure as many people know what’s happening. They can ignore me all they want, future customers are listening. That’s how I see it. Keep at em. I almost gave up, but was encouraged not to (Hey Sherri :)) until I get a response I’m just going to keep emailing.

      • This isn’t right. I agree with everybody else. Ipsy needs to compensate you. Please don’t give up. Keep pushing.

      • Email and ask to speak with a supervisor. I was comped the Nov bag after going back and fourth with them. My box just arrived. To be honest it looks worse than I expected. I really do not have grand expectations on the Nov bag. I am sure they are going to have to make up money on all of their comps. They should have been up front about this bag from the start.

      • I was offered nothing as well:( so in response I cancelled all three bags. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.

    • The last time I received a bag for free it showed up in my account that I would get it for free. It’s not saying that even though they told me they would comp November’s GBU. Now, I’m worried because they have also ghosted me after telling me they would comp me next month.

      • Don’t they know we all talk about how they’re treatiing us? SMH

    • As long as you have the email, they have to honor it.

      • I do have the email, I guess I’ll sit and wait until Nov 1..they might be waiting around to make sure I can’t redeem my points. If so, then not a good tactic to use on someone who already feels let down by them.

  18. I personally have seen some of the spoilers for the collab collection and both the products and the packaging look beautiful! I also love what she stands for as a person and what the makeup line is to stand for(its to be for people of all gender identities). On a side note, in the article in Stylecaster about this they list the price of Ipsy Ultimate Subscription as $37. Perhaps they know something we dont and the price is decreasing.

    • They need to do something. I chewed them out…..and they banned my IP because my friend got wasted and was cursing them in reviews for his box from my house! He was livid especially over a freaking lip balm as a full size item.

      🤣🤣🤣

      • How can you tell if they banned your IP? I’m wondering if that’s why I’m feeling ghosted by them

        • Because none of his or my comments show up. They immediately delete them. They show up for 1 sec them boom! They disappear. James (my friend) and I can not be the only two people they are blocking!

          They need to make things right with us.

          They even left out a Smashbox palette I redeemed with points!

          • I agree, they need to make it right with you, as well A LOT of us. Hello Ipsy!

            Ipsy STAND UP and be accountable already sheesh! I for one will be happy to shut up about it all when you finally do! Until then, I feel cheated!

            Sorry, not trying to steal your thunder, just adding some more BOOM to it hopefully. They can’t ignore us forever. Solidarity!

    • Maybe they are just going to stick with full size products in the future. Only have 8 full size for $37. I would say they are trying to compete with Boxycharm’s Premium box.

  19. Leopard for November? Ewww!

    • I am so not looking forward to yet another collaboration. I want name brands not Tetris, Betty Boop (which I do like somewhat), Madison Miller and Gigi Gorgeous. I am sure that Madison and Gigi are nice women but I want full sizes and higher end products in a GBU. A lip balm is considered full size? SMH.

      • I got the Betty Boop eyeshadow brush and it’s so pathetic. Elf has better brushes. The red paint is already chipping off, the brush itself was not cut properly in the first place and it’s a bit frayed too. No response from Ipsy.

        • I bought the entire collection. I love the mauve lipstick, the nail polish and the blush and the eyeliner. The lip gloss was not good nor was it totally bad. Neither is the blending brush. The red lipstick was matte and a bit drying as matte lip products to me.

          The mascara and eye palette are just poor quality in my opinion.

          I am officially over these collaborations with cheap makeup. Seems Ipsy is going force these sub par products and cram influencers down our throats.

          • I wish they had sent me the polish. At least I could have used that. They send me the same exact type of eyeshadow brush every other month!

  20. I need real spoilers because these bags are ugly!

  21. I was thinking about starting my plus box back in November but with the new collaboration I think I will wait until December and hope I dont get many of them in my regular bag. Love the bag, not liking the new collab.

  22. Ahhh, I guess it’s really random then, I was wondering if they’d use FEDEX for Ultimate but apparently not! I’ll just have to be patient this month with DHL lol. Thanks for the info!

  23. I love the bags as animal prints has always been a favorite of mine even before it has become the hot style now. I haven’t received my GB or GBU yet but did receive my GBP today and am happy with everything so far from packaging so far and love the lip glosses as I’ve purchased this brand in past. I wasn’t wowed by the GBU items from photos maybe like others since Ipsy has done such an amazing job in past with other bags I expected more but I don’t think it’s a horrible deal and have faith they will step it up.

  24. who cares about the bag design, i want to know the stuff we will be getting! I skipped Sept and Oct. hoping Nov will be a good one!

    • I agree show me what’s inside 👍

  25. Did you saw that the products are a collab wit Gigi Gorgeous?

    • A lip gloss, bronzer duo and a makeup brush. I like the packaging.

  26. who cares about the bag design, i want to know the stuff! I skipped Sept and Oct. hoping Nov will be a good one!

  27. Did anyone else get the completely wrong ultimate my entire bag was messed up and i didn’t even get the item I picked such a let down I was really hoping to get the pharmacy green clean balm.

    • E-mail them. Ipsy warehouses are known for making fairly frequent mistakes (any warehouse that ships such a high volume of orders is gonna have more than a few errors), and they definitely know it, & they will not put up a fuss about shipping you the right box (or refunding you if they don’t have the correct items any longer).

      • Thank you! I emailed but didn’t get a confirmation so I emailed gain so hopefully one of them went through!

  28. I don’t really like this animal print but that’s okay, I hope this month’s glam bag plus is good.

    I know this is relatively off topic but does anyone know if glam bag plus ships with DHL now? The boxes I had before shipped with FEDEX and was a bit surprised to see DHL this month. I am a relatively new subscriber so I’m curious.

    • My Ultimate is coming DHL, and my Plus is coming FedEx. My regular bag is DHL as well. I am in Chicago, if that makes any difference…..

    • Ipsy has more than one shipping partner. Then everything is delivered to USPS for delivery. I usually get stuck with DHL but sometimes get lucky and end up FedEx. DHL usually takes forever & FedEx is usually faster. But the last time I had FedEx was in July and they were worse than DHL for some odd reason. My bag did a criss cross country trip! Lol! I got DHL this month and my bag is already at my post office being delivered tomorrow. I’m shocked! I’ve never seen DHL move so fast!

      • Lol! That is really random. I guess I’ve been spoilt because I usually got FEDEx, and I’d get my box in like four days max. Just have to sit tight and be patient this month. It’s the first month I ordered add ons and I’m excited to get them!

  29. I wasn’t crazy about this month’s collab and I am way less excited about November’s. The choice item is going to have to be pretty amazing for me not to skip November. Meanwhile, boxy seems to be stepping up their game.

  30. Design aside, at least the bags are what I expected from the initial marketing (different/bigger for Ultimate). What disturbs me is the email back from the survey:

    “Glam Bag Ultimate was designed for beauty lovers who want more of the newness, discovery, and delight that you’ve come to love about IPSY—we did not intend for it to be premium or luxury. We understand this may not be for everyone, which is why we offer 3 memberships so you can find your perfect fit!”

    That didn’t feel in line with the initial spoilers/marketing hype (or even the debate about 8 full size vs deluxe size people received/perceived, whatever). And then I’m thinking the Plus bag has been more “lux” than what the Ultimate was. If they had put RealHer (no disrespect to RealHer, it’s just that I didn’t expect it from the initial marketing and spoiler pics), eyeliners, single sheet masks, etc…on the initial spoilers I (and I’m sure others) would not have been disappointed at all (nor probably have subscribed in the first place). I’m trying to figure out if I and others fell for a fantasy that this would compete with Boxy Lux and therefore we were thrown off. I keep looking at the old marketing that got me excited in the first place and I’m not seeing any indicator that Ultimate would be so poorly curated to my expectations.

    Also, if Plus is so much better (or has been looking at the boxes previously), and managed to have a higher value dollar wise than the Ultimate in October – what is the real purpose of Ultimate? Seems like Plus and then add-ons (high end or dollar store level) makes more sense.

    • I received that email as well. I think an apology is warranted. If they had simply came out and told us this in the beginning there would not be so much of an outrage.

  31. Loving the MEOW style bag. 🐾🐾🐾🐾

  32. I absolutely love my Ipsy Glam Ultimate!
    Can’t understand all the complaints.
    Looking forward to next months!!
    Like the animal print bag!!!!

  33. The ultimate will be my first ever ipsy purchase. I was expecting more expensive brands, but at least none of the items I am getting are repeats for me.

  34. Oh gag! Their collab for November… Why??? Even the younger people I share my GB products with are like, Yuck! No thanks!
    I completely understand their collab with Madison but not this. Most of us don’t walk out the door every morning with a painted on face looking like a Barbie Doll. Even my drag queen friend is like GAG!
    Enough Ipsy. Come on! There are plenty of brands out there…

    • Yeah,I’ll be skipping.

    • My friend who is is a Drag Queen expressed how he felt…..Ipsy now has me and him silenced!

      They are liars and hypocrites. Smoke and mirrors!

      They know that they delivered boxes of samples in the Ultimate. A lip balm counted as a full size? We feel ripped of and cheated.

      I am taking my business to Boxycharm.

  35. The back of the Plus Bag has a pale beige background with Gigi Gorgeous’s name on it, like in the same script as her cosmetics. It’s on her Instagram.

    • Great.

      I looked her up real quick and she’s blonde, tan and looks mildly cross-eyed in one photo.
      There’s going to be a LOT I won’t be able to use.

      • 😂

    • Well, that’s a disappointment. No wonder they didn’t show both sides of the bag. More smoke and mirrors.

    • I didn’t see the back on her Instagram pics- was it in her stories? I don’t follow her so I didn’t see any

    • Gigi Gorgeous? Wasn’t Madison Miller and Betty Boop enouugh? I guess Arika Sato or Trish Paytas are next.

      No offense to Gigi or Madison but can’t they deliver better known names?

  36. My Glam Bag Ultimate is due to arrive any day. From what I saw on my spoilers I dont consider what they’re sending to be 8 FULL SIZED products, period. But I’m waiting for it yo physically arrive before contacting ipsy. We shall see…

  37. Ewww I do not like this print at all. It’s got a cheap trash vibe to me. Then you throw the tassels on it and it makes it all better *sarcasm*. I hope the products are better than the bag or this will be my 3rd month of pausing.

  38. It’s ugly, in my opinion. I’ve never been an animal print fan, but at least they have 3 different bag sizes this month. They’ve had some really pretty bags in the past. I’m not going to sweat the actual bag as I can always give it to my daughter or a niece. If you zoom in, there is some pink in the pattern. I wonder when they will be putting out the sparkly pink ones they showed when they decided to reveal the whole ultimate bag fiasco…

  39. WOW,,what nice bags..glad i’ll be getting 3 of these..great for xmas.

  40. I love the big bag for Ultimate but I’m sticking with GBP and GB after this months ultimate fiasco. I canceled right at the deadline thankfully but I feel so bad for everyone who stuck with ultimate because they had faith in ipsy and ended up getting totally screwed. I dont usually like animal print but these are adorable.

  41. Nothing on GiGi Gorgeous, but I don’t want her “new line.” I want name brands that are sold at Sephora, Ulta, etc. It doesn’t have to be luxury, but it should include some of the midrange brands (like Too Faced, Becca, non-Boxy Tarte, Urban Decay, etc) and a couple of new/indie brands. Make the deluxe samples from some of the brand new lines so it won’t be as costly. But STOP with collabs, and STOP with the repeats that came out over 10 years ago. Anyone in the beauty sub game has 1,000 Smashbox primers. We have all the black liners in the world. We have drawers full of orangish and brown nudes lipstick. We have acres of highlighters and A LOT of basically cheap brushes.

    You know, I’m going to launch a new line myself. I will order empty palettes from China that are shaped/sized in the small square of Huda or Real Her. I can choose some beautiful colors from Ali Express and then I can move on to blushes and lipsticks and the rest of the things that we all need. Then I’m going to come up with my packaging, logo and name. Punky Kiki Cosmetics, for all you beautiful bad kitties. Every product will have a cat related name, like Cat Fight Concealer and The Purrrrr Palette. See how easy that was?

    *Punky Kiki was my most beloved cat. She passed away of lymphosarcoma February 23, 2017. She was only 11. 😿

    • I’m a cat lover, too. Also have a sanctuary. I’m so sorry for your loss of Punky Kiki. They all take a piece of our hearts with them. xoxo

    • I am so sorry to hear about your Punky Kiki. I can’t imagine the grief you felt. I love animals so much and it is the death of a family member when we lose our pets. 😢

    • I lost Cheddar to the same. Hugs. Good explanation of what they are doing.

  42. Heads up. Ipsy has another collab coming probably in November. That’s going to make me skip or cancel.
    And I hate animal print.

    • I saw that. To be fair, it’s not the same as Tetris or Boop, it’s with Gigi Gorgeous to help release her makeup line. Looks like it consists of blush, bronzer, lipgloss and some sort of brush. I’m not feeling it at all, but at least it’s not Ipsy’s house brand.

      • Id love to have had brands such as Huda, tarte, IT and other known high brands but I do think it is pretty great that Ipsy is helping woman to make their passion come to life and hope Ipsy wouldn’t promote unless felt products were really that great.

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