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Ipsy Reveals Are Up for the December 2020 Glam Bag Ultimate!

Ipsy Glam Bag Ultimate November 2019 Spoilers Round #2!

We have spoilers for the November 2019 Ipsy Glam Bag Ultimate!

Trestique Bronzing Stick – $28

Juice Beauty Stem Cell Serum – $80

Wander Rush Palette – $25

Oribe Scalp Treatment – $48

IT Confidence In Cleanser – $28

In case you missed the previous Ipsy Glam Bag, Glam Bag Plus, and Glam Bag Ultimate spoilers:


The Gigi Gorgeous collection officially launches in November and ipsters may receive products in their Glam Bag, Glam Bag Plus or Glam Bag Ultimate. 
Some of the items featured in the collection are:

  • Get Into It

  • The Gorgeous Contour Brush

  • The Sick Scult Bronzer Duo in Turnt & Extra

  • The Only Blush Duo in Authentic & Pride

And in case you missed it, 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 spoilers?

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!

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Comments (83)

  1. 🙄

  2. Wow…. there are really some harsh critiques.

    I’m game to give it 3 months before I flip out entirely.

  3. I am getting Novembers box and then that will be my last ultimate. I think for me the best option will be just to continue with plus and hope for nice add on options. These spoilers look fine to me though.

    • Same here.

  4. I am a three month Ipsy subscriber. I loved the concept and the Glam Bag Plus totally swayed me away from Boxycharm. In fact, I still get confused on what box number choice might be the one I will end up with, with Boxy Charm. So when I heard about the Ultimate, I got really excited. Almost like double the greatness. But the first month was disappointing. I am glad at least I got to choose one item, but the Glam Plus had better items to choose from. But I am giving them until November. After that, I will just use those $50 amounts to spend on a totally different box. I think the key is, if you have to do a collab, I think they should only sprinkle it and not make the collab be the whole focus unless the collab is a major name. That is just me. So please Ipsy, make November Ultimate and Plus great this month! Otherwise, advent calendar shopping I will have to go…

  5. I’d love the oribe, but so far that’s all I really like. I’m curious if these are guaranteed items or just potential items. I’d hate to resub then not get the item I really want.

  6. I’m skipping my plus box and still haven’t subbed to this box and looks like I never will! I do want to add about the Wander palette, I ordered all the other Wander palettes except for the seascape one we received in plus a few months ago. I really love all the Wander beauty Wandress palettes. They don’t crease are easy use and are great for quick makeup looks. I really like this eyeshadow palette, just wanted to put my two cents in! Lol.

  7. $50 is a lot of money…to me, anyway. I would rather purchase exactly what I need and love instead of shelling out that much for products that I don’t need. I haven’t been subscribing as long as most of the people here, and I’m already WAY stocked up on beauty products! There is a limited amount of time for most products to remain viable, even unopened/unsealed. There is no way that one person can use that much product in time. I don’t see the point in overextending myself. Restraint is a virtue, lol.

  8. Well, it’s paused now. The wander seascape palette i received a few months ago… the nice wet feeling shadows are completely dried out already and it’s more like chunky glitter. Oribe looks good. Hoping it’s an add on.

    I will be warning the spoilers for this in the future. I believe they could make this an amazing box. And hope in a few months it becomes that!

    • Watching. Not warning 😬😬

    • Oh, no…I hope my Seascape holds up a bit longer! I really love it, as well. Maybe our high humidity is helping to keep it going for now. I’m going to keep a watch as well for future months.

    • I’m REALLY hoping the Oribe is an add-on as well. I’m not holding my breath because usually the products I want most are not offered. If I had a chance of getting it in a Plus box I might consider resubscribing.

  9. This looks like a normal GBP. Not bad, but not what I’d expect in “Ultimate.” Happy to keep my regular GB and GBP.

    • If these products were Plus spoilers I would reactivate my subscription. But as I understand it these items will only be included in Ultimate. I’m happy to find out I’m wrong though!

    • I’m sticking with the Glam Bag Plus for now. I like the pallet but, there will always be more, lol. Getting the Boxycham regular and hopefully off the wait list for Luxe by December. I still like the Fabfitfun too. Yep, its addictive (and fun!).

  10. I have been trying to get ahold of someone from Ipsy to answer my questions!!! I’ve been trying to let you guys know I have been a customer with you for several years now, and I’m having a problem getting my bags I’m still being charged for them, but for some reason I’m not getting them! Can I at least get someone to call me about this, because I’m really getting ripped off on this matter and I want to speak to a liv person please can you help me!!!

    • Billie, this isn’t an Ipsy run site. Nobody can help you here. Do have facebook? They have a page there, but they will tell you to email or tweet them.

    • Hi Billie! We would recommend that you reach out to Ipsy directly and they will hopefully be able to help you. The email address to Ipsy Care is [email protected]. Hope that helps!

  11. Both boxes have their strengths both boxy and Ipsy have some great items some not so great items Ipsy has Huda and It cosmetics and many other good products where as boxycharm has tarte and others I’ve never been truly unhappy or felt like I didn’t get my money’s worth with boxycharm although I do end up giving at least one or two products to my daughter but with Ipsy ultimate I did not feel like I got my money’s worth it honestly felt like a bunch of random products put in a box
    I’m not saying this to complain because I truly hate it when people go online and complain but this is what how I honesty feel.

    • I totally agree! I feel the exact same way! I don’t want to be one of the ones that you can not make happy!! But I felt the same way with the Ultimate this month! Like they just threw products in there! And they have been including the price with the other boxes/bags so why not do the same with the Ultimate?! I don’t know what all they consider full size because I got more sample sizes than I did full size products! Maybe that’s why they didn’t include the price 🤷‍♀️ ! I really don’t know!

  12. I finally unsubscribed from ipsy altogether. I was angry and disappointed about my October IGBU and the spoilers did me in. And this batch of fresh spoilers are only strengthening my resolve.
    Peace out, ipsy!

  13. I might be the only one, but I actually really love these products. The bag looks great and I’m digging that wander pallete (I liked the seascape one Ipsy sent me forever ago too). I wasn’t even that upset with last month’s Ultimate, just really didn’t like that Ipsy tried to pass off two sheet masks and a lipbalm as full size items (but I did end up enjoying them anyways). I thought I was going to cancel, but my mind has been changed.

    • I actually think these spoilers are much better than what people got last month. If they come through with some more established brands like these and are fair in sorting out the 8 full size, 4 deluxe products, then it’s a huge improvement on their part. Whether people actually like the specific products offered is another story, since not everyone likes the same things or brands. 💁 I really enjoyed the Seascape palette too!

      • I enjoyed the Seascape, too! I agree; these spoilers are better than the inaugural month. Hoping for continued improvement.

  14. When I signed up for this, I thought the 8 full sized items would be akin to the type of items that I got in the GBP, not the type of “full sized” items that they put in their $12 regular GB. I think they should align their prices with their competitor if they are essentially going to combine a GBP and GB into one box for one price. $50 is not justifiable if I can curate my own box by purchasing the add-ons that I want with the lower tiered sub. I may resubscribe if they lowered the price to $40, but the value is not really there for me currently (and it is much harder to justify a monthly $50 box vs a quartey $50 box like Boxyluxe).

    I wished it worked out though because I like the idea of receiving coordinating makeup bags of different sizes with this sub.

    Just my $0.02.

    • Agree 100%.

  15. Ok. It is enough. This will be my las GBU

  16. I’m really confused with what Ipsy is trying to do with the ultimate box. I signed up the day they started allowing it, chose the Farmacy balm then cancelled after seeing the other spoilers since that balm was the only thing I wanted (and could get as an add on with the regular bag for $12). It was advertised as exclusive but I saw people that got doubles in their ultimate and plus bags.That could very well be because they launched before they had all their ducks in a row but the Betty Boop collab was spread across all three tiers so I’m not inclined to believe that’s the reason entirely. Now they say it’s just to get more products but you can do that with the regular bag and plus for $37, so if that’s what they’re trying to do they should lower the price. At $50 it’s at the same price point as BoxyLuxe and while I hate to compare, that box has known brands and products with concrete value. I’ve always enjoyed Ipsy so I hope they get things worked out. I really don’t mean to offend anyone that enjoyed their ultimate this month and/or is looking forward to the spoilers so far this month. That’s awesome for you guys and I hope you continue to enjoy their service. It is a service though and when you advertise something in exchange for $ then you’re obligated to deliver on it.

    • I agree with you. I think I could have done Regular glam bag + Glam bag plus + add ons (as I usually do) & it would have been better than the GBU that I received for October. There was no need to upgrade to GBU, they missed the ballpark entirely with that bag. And it’s upsetting that they didn’t apologize for the miscommunication about Full-sized items vs samples. That just led me to unsubscribe from all Ipsy tiers. Boxyluxe is usually worth the $50, so far GBU has not.

  17. I think it’s interesting that some feel like Boxycharm is improving while Ipsy is going downhill. A few months ago the comments were the opposite. I haven’t seen anything to bring me back to Boxycharm, and I have my GBP on pause – after a certain amount of time and product overload, nothing seems appealing. I do appreciate that you can pause Ipsy – it seems easier than the constant cycle of canceling and resubscribing. In general though I have had better luck receiving products I will actually use with Ipsy, regardless of the dollar value. For me that’s important to have less waste in my life. (I donate things I don’t want to BeautyShare but that costs me postage.)

    • It’s interesting, because I feel Boxycharm has really let me down, while Ipsy – as you stated – has always provided me with products that I use the most. I already donated three items out of October Boxy and I’m still waiting on them to reply to my email about my missing gift item for October. Not pleased at all with BC. I liked Ipsy enough to annual the GB; however, I did cancel Plus and not going into Ultimate at the moment.

    • Totally agree. I love that I can pause and cater my ipsy sub to what I want to do based on spoilers and feel like I get more practical use out their items regardless of retail value. I’ve just come to accept ipsy is a better fit for me.

  18. The Oribe, Juice Beauty, and IT items look promising. I’m just on product overload so passing on this one. Plus the Gigi items don’t do anything for me and at least one will likely be a guarantee in each bag.

  19. If I wasn’t getting November for free – I would cancel it. Ultimate is not turning out to be anything like most of us, thought it would. I’ve been a supporter of Ipsy for years and will hold out hope that they DO get this box figured out better. It just might take awhile.
    They plan these for these items, months in advance.

    • Exactly on the planning…Ultimate must have been in development for a long, long time. I wonder why the R&D team has not done a better curation, particularly with the intro month? I believe they should have had a multitude of ‘regular person’ subscribers on that team as consultants!

  20. Just cancel if it doesn’t work for you and when it starts to then sign back up. It really bums the few that do like and think it’s a good deal.

    • Ditto so freaking boring, so glad I canceled for the month.

  21. This is not good at all. What is Ipsy thinking? 🙄

    • Wow I’m excited this time. Love serums. It cosmetics is my jam. If I have to get anything from that Gigi thing I guess the blush or the brush. Love the Oribe.

  22. If this was the glam bag plus, it wouldnt be so bad but this is supposed to be ultimate? Ive canceled ipsy. I’ll stick with boxycharm. I feel like the same brands get recycled. Almost all of these have been in their regular bag or the plus. There isn’t anything wow’ing me here.

  23. Interesting, all of these new spoilers are established brands. I wonder if ipsy took all of the complaints to heart!

  24. I had such high expectations for the Ultima box.—sigh. I received my October box and was so disappointed that I cancelled. It was like receiving 4 regular Ipsy bags at one time. I was really bummed. I’ll stay with the Ipsy Plus ans won;t waste my money on the Ultima..

    • When I signed up for this, I thought the 8 full sized items would be akin to the type of items that I got in the GBP, not the type of “full sized” items that they put in their $12 regular GB. I think they should align their prices with their competitor if they are essentially going to combine a GBP and GB into one box for one price. $50 is not justifiable if I can curate my own box by purchasing the add-ons that I want with the lower tiered sub. I may resubscribe if they lowered the price to $40, but the value is not really there for me currently (and it is much harder to justify a monthly $50 box vs a quartey $50 box like Boxyluxe).

      I wished it worked out though because I like the idea of receiving coordinating makeup bags of different sizes with this sub.

      Just my $0.02.

      • That’s exactly how I feel. I thought the full size would be like the Plus bag. Sheet masks, eyeliner, lip gloss & brushes (iffy – not sure of value) are not what I’d call full size products.

    • I did not mean for my reply to end up here, sorry!

  25. Not sure what everyone else is expecting but I think these look great! I’m not a fan of that eyeshadow pallet but the rest is lovely.

    • Yeah spoilers actually don’t look too bad IMO, at least it’s reputable brands I’d use , however that being said I have a wanderers eyeshadow palette I don’t use .. so that does seem recycled even though it’s not the same one , that being said I don’t want a bronzer or a blush duo , wouldn’t use .. do I think it’s worth $50.00 .. No b/c I wouldn’t utilize a lot of the stuff , at least Ipsy is listening to the complaints and changing a few things .. if they get the “Collaborations out of their system” I probably would try IGU until then I’ll skip both Plus and Ultimate and try the Boxy Premium if I get off the waited , waited , list 🤣😂

      PS Ipsys customer service is great !! BC is less to be desired , I hold customer service in high regards when choosing a sub – thanks for rocking CS Ipsy !!

      • I also wish they would get the collaborations out of their system, but I have a feeling they are just getting started. The Colored Raine eyeshadow single that I got as one of my Ultimate full-sized items says “made for Colored Raine by Ipsy” and it also says “made in China”—it seems like their use of this factory in China they use for the collaborations is increasing in frequency.

      • Colored Raine is an indie brand, I’ve heard of them before, they’re on Twitter a lot…I’ve seen not for resale and made for Ipsy on items before and I thought it was some of the full size items wouldn’t be returned to stores and trying to get a trade in credit or refund.
        IDK, just my opinion….
        I HATE the collabs though, except the OFRA one, I love OFRA & MM, the colors were very pretty, the packaging was nice for all of it except, the blush was cheap looking with the see thru plastic cover.

      • Agreed. If all these “Collabs “ are going to be cheap stuff Made in China or Made in PRC—same thing, then I wish they’d stop doing them altogether. I’m scared to put any of it on my face— especially my eyes.

    • I’m really thinking of pausing ipsy. What is the best boxes out their. For mostly skincare, lip, nails and maybe a makeup bag?

      • Agreed. I keep complaining via email & comments to Ipsy that I do not want products made in China or Made in P.R.C. which seems to be on some products because they think it looks better than Made in China. People’s Republic of China is still China. If future collabs are going to be made there, I’m not interested.

  26. LOL. Not at all tempted to resub. I still have a full “IT Confidence In Cleanser” and no need for more. I’ll stick with regular GB for add-ons, but no way does Ultimate make sense for me.

  27. I agree. Those compacts scream Dollar Tree. They look so cheap and I don’t want a D lister’s name all over anything. It isn’t like LV, Dior, MCM, etc. It is cheesy.

    Madison Miller was bad but this looks tragic.

    • Agreed!

  28. IDK who Gigi Gorgeous is, but it basically looks like the equivalent to Wet n’ Wild… meh…

    • Wet n Wild does have some cult classic products, though!

  29. I like all of the products shown! Looks good to me.

  30. At least everything they have shown is full full size not a full size from regular . Darned if they do darned if they don’t I guess 🙄

  31. Yikes……

  32. I don’t use bronzer. Certainly not part of my winter “look.”

  33. I only want the Juice Beauty and the It. Wandress is overrated and I don’t use bronzer.

  34. I hate everything by Trestique. I do not like my makeup in stick form and this is always in sub boxes.

    • OMGosh! Me too! I have several lipsticks and a mascara from Trestique all terrible and all from sub boxes! Just got my plus Box today and it has a Trestique holographic highlighter stick in it ugh I put it on the giveaway pile! The best things in the boxes (I get two) were the items I chose to get and my add on Sigma eyeshadow brushes and Purlisse serum. Besides that I still haven’t received my two regular glam bags always super late coming to me for some reason.

  35. Ultimate is not living up to its name! Same items you get in their other boxes. Definitely not worth the $50!

    • They sent out emails stating that this is just to get more of what they already send. It is not meant to be a luxury or prestige brand box.

      • Exactly! They promised 8 full size and 4 sample not luxury. This month was screwy because they included regular full size items but so far every spoiler has been a “Plus” expensive full size item so not really sure what the people saying this isn’t worth $50 were expecting. Ipsy looks to be delivering what they promised for November !

      • It isn’t worth $50 when i have already gotten the same items for $25 & $12! Those items were already sent in a plus box! I would rather spend $37

      • When Ipsy replied to their customers on their Facebook page when the release of the Ultimate was announced, they used these word: “exclusive”, “top brands” and “coveted favorites” to describe the products that we would receive. I have screen shots.

      • Receiving a child’s lipgloss is exclusive I guess because no other adult beauty box would include that!

      • I don’t have screenshot to prove it but I wish I did! I almost started thinking I had imagined them advertising the Ultimate that way. Someone needs to start posting those because Ipsy is trying to deny luring us in with the promise of “top” brands. Classic bait and switch … or do we just call this lying?

      • You guys are right….you are remembering correctly…they said coveted favorites and “top tier” items exclusive to Ultimate as well…..

      • Had they advertised it that way I doubt any of us would have gotten the box. Especially if we knew that getting 2 glam bags and one plus would be both cheaper and a better deal while still getting the same products.

      • Exactly!

      • I didn’t say anything about luxury or prestige. My point is i already received the oribe and a wanderess palette in the plus for $25! I’m not paying $50 for items I have already gotten for much cheaper!

      • If would have seen that email which I did not in any of my 4 accounts.. I would have never kept it because as it was my mother brought up a very good point why are you spending $50 on 8 full size products and some tiny ones when you could have 2 different subscriptions for the glam plus the same price and get 10 full size products but where they get you is fear of missing out considering there are different products in those boxes *just like boxy is doing* but they need to make them entirely different because I received the 3 piece brush set in both of my boxes that is unacceptable. All I received was 1200 points which there is never anything in there that I want

  36. The juice beauty serum is all I’m interested in. If this month is anything like last month, that pathetic mess of a launch, I will be completely done with Ipsy. Plus was a hit or miss and Ultimate launch was a failure. Boxy is stepping up their game and have never disappointed me as much as Ipsy has with these full size boxes.

    • I agree ! I skipped last months Ultimate and was so glad But I want this serum and it alone is worth $80 so really can’t lose

  37. All I want is the It Cosmetics Cleanser

    • Just buy it after off someone that gets it and doesn’t want it.

  38. I will be canceling can’t afford to waste$50 2 months in a row on stuff i won’t use

  39. *yawn* so boring. I have two Wander palettes and they are nothing to write home about.

    • Hahaha, so true!

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