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Ipsy Reveals Are Up for the October 2019 Glam Bag!

ByMSAOct 2, 2019 | 127 comments

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The October 2019 Ipsy reveals are up! 

Here is what I will be getting in one of my Ipsy subscriptions:

What are you getting from Ipsy this month?

Here are all the items Ipsy is sending to subscribers this month. (You’ll receive 5 of them in your glam bag):

If you are new to 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.

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My bag is the same except for the Hemoz I got Marc Anthony leave in conditioner


Literally the worst bag I have ever gotten. I had such high hopes for this month after feeling like ipsy really stepped the game up last month. Hopefully next few months will be better or I’ll definitely be canceling. I feel like they picked my entire bag off the SALLYS sale end cap that’s still sitting there from three christmases ago. 😒


I’m confused, Ipsy’s email about the change to $12 mentioned that now we get to pick one item. Was there a day that this was open and they didn’t bother to email to anyone? It doesn’t say in the email when you get to choose?


I check daily towards the end of the month, the pick your one item I feel like changes but generally has been between the 21st-28th of the previous month.


Is anyone else but me upset that they offered points for an error of sending the Betty Boop cheek palette in both the GBP and GBU! I’m so upset that they aren’t sending a replacement that is new, rather they are (supposed to) adding points to allow us to get a replacement but all the point items are old, last month or older items that I already have been sent?!! Plus, they still haven’t even given me the points promised! This month was so frustrating and such a disappointment! Definitely considering cancelling both subs!


I am okay with my GB and GBP this month. I did get 2 lip products in my GB which I am not too sure how I feel. I need to see how the lip color works for me.

I haven’t seen anyone else with my GB or GBP but I know I have to have some with a matching box.

Glam Bag
Betty Boop Mascara
Cannuka CBD Hydrating Lip Balm
COMPTOIR SUD PACIFIQUE Vanille Abricot Eau de Toilette
Context Matte Lip in Sweet Emotion
IT cosmetics in Tan

Glam Bag Plus
Dr Brandt Microderm Exfoliator
Lovecraft Beauty Bronzer
Trestique All Over Starlighter Powder Stick in Ultra Violet
Jules Smith Power Gloss Duo in Namaste All Day and Serene Queen
Betty Boop Eyeshadow Palette

I did not do any add ons. I spend enough monthly and get plenty of stuff as is. I do not fall into the trap of buying things I don’t need just because the price is low and a good deal.


To be honest… After really looking at Ipsy app and above I really think that in both my GB and GBP I got the best products offered this month for me personally.
Before sub boxes I never did anything other than Burt’s Bees (the original) on my lips. After newly subscribing to Ipsy the first lip product I received I was kinda bummed about. I was not at all expecting to get a lip product as I listed everything as rare except plumpers. I must say that although I did list lip items as rare I was pleased with the lip product i was sent and have since chanced my opinion on at least trying lip products. I mean that is what the idea behind the box is for…right? I was quite surprised with me changing my mind. I really had no intent on ever, the rest of my life, using anything other than Burt’s Bee’s on my lips. I have been brought to the other side and am happy to say that I am looking forwards to the 4 lip products I am getting this month (only counts as 3 as one is a pack of two lip glosses). 2 lip glosses, 1 matte lipstick and 1 CBD balm. This should be fun to play around with.

If I had to pick an item I am least excited about it would be the COMPTOIR SUD PACIFIQUE
Vanille Abricot Eau de Toilette. Reading reviews it seems like a lot of people are wanting that item. I don’t hate it at all, just picked a product that is my least favorite but I do enjoy all items.


There are new Ipsy full size point rewards available.


I had very high hopes for this month. I really did… I’m really only excited for the actual bag & the one add on I purchased, It Cosmetics CC cream in a shade I will need after vacation. 3 items sorta match but only by the category; cream blush but not in a shade for my skin tone, a leave in conditioner which fits haircare but not something I use and have rated low, radiance pads which might be of some use when traveling, idk… but it’s a 10 count. The other 2 items I can not help but roll my eyes at; The Betty Boop eyeshadow brush and benefit Cosmetics mascara. I have rated both extremely low every single time I get them which is beyond. They have had plenty of beauty tools in the past including travel tweezers quite recently but all they ever send me for beauty tools are ones that don’t make any sense. I rate eyeshadow brushes low every time but here’s my 6th one from Ipsy this year?! I have gotten 2 contour brushes in the past which makes no sense either because I rate them low and I don’t contour… I changed the items that I am opted out of in February, I took mascara off hoping to get at least one that’s waterproof this summer. Lol! Lol! Lol! The ONE time they had one that was waterproof, I got sent one that isn’t. Proof that nobody ever actually reads our reviews. Now I’m getting my 6th mascara from Ipsy this year! Thought it was 5 but I rechecked. The least they could have done was sent me the Betty Boop mascara so at least it has some trade value. That benefit has already made the rounds… Definitely time to have a little chat with Ipsy. Cost goes up, bag contents go down. Plus, I’m really getting tired of all the same things that I rate so low repeatedly. Ipsy was my 1st sub and at this point, my only sub. I do realize that Ipsy can’t make us all happy every single month and that sometimes, I will get a Glambag if wht?! But I am definitely tired of eyeshadow brushes and mascara.


What do you mean by trade value? Thanks!


I’m sorry for such a short answer. I’m sick as all get out… sinus infections & double ear infection. 🙄 Mysubscriptionaddiction has a separate section on their website for swapping. I don’t remember how you get on it… Some people go specifically on the Retail Value of items and consider the cost of shipping as well. The benefit Cosmetics mascara has made the rounds in so many subs, there’s a plethora of them available. This is the second benefit mascara they have sent me this year. If I had been sent the Betty Boop mascara, it would be worth it’s value on the swap site where the benefit is just old news. Hope this explains it.


MSA has a swap site.


I keep getting eyeshadows & brushes although I’ve always rated them LOW. And I have had enough highlighters sent to last me for a super long time. Would like to see more Sunday Riley products though…


🙄 I feel you!


I hate almost everything in my Plus bag, but this one I love!! It’s like they actually looked at my profile answers. The plus gave me 4/5 things that I said I didn’t want to get. This one didn’t put any! I always need mascara, lip balm, and new face masks. I think I’ll love the lip/cheek balm/color, too! I requested the It CC cream, since I love it already. What a deal for a $12 box! Yay!

Susan T.

The best thing about this thread is the many cases where people’s auto-correct changed Betty Boop to Betty Boob! 😀


This is my first bag. Pretty excited for it. Getting:
Boop lipstick in Mauve—I generally like Mauve tones
LENI eyeshadow in Byron Bay—looks like it might be a nice wash of color shadow. Hoping it’s not too similar to my ABH pink champagne.
Aphrodite olive oil mask—the witch hazel concerns me, but I’ll give it a shot
Marc Anthony leave in—kind of meh about this, but a co-worker really likes this brand
Benefit mascara—most excited about this.


I use the Marc Anthony leave in regularly and I actually really like it (I have hair past my waist so I need a good conditioner) give it a shot!


This is the biggest disappointment bag I’ve gotten! I’ve never really been disappointed before, but it’s like this time they didn’t even pay attention to my preferences. I got blush which I rarely use, perfume which I have never got nor wanted as I’m allergic. Sheet masks which I have set to rarely. The only good things were the lipstick I chose and it cosmetics cc cream. Other then that I’m kinda disappointed, I hope they aren’t going to just give all the attention to glam bag ultimate and ignore regular.


Such a disappointment. I ordered all three bags and I got a collection of ugly orange blushes and pale shiny eyeshadows that will find their way to the garbage can. Sheets masks and lotions I didn’t ask ask for. What a waste of money. I even went back and forth with ‘ customer service’ regarding damaged/missing items from last month. I didn’t even get the October bags yet but I suspended my Plus and Ultimate. I can justify $12 for high end samples but not $75 for stuff I will never use.


I totally understand your frustration. I’m so upset about my Plus this month (after several bad months this one is HORRIBLE and pretty much useless to me) that I immediately cancelled both my subscriptions after seeing my October products.

But please don’t throw your unwanted items away. If you don’t feel like taking them somewhere to donate, just leave them in a public place. We’re actually pretty fortunate to be able to afford subscription boxes that (sometimes) offer high end beauty products. I know when I was much younger I wouldn’t have been able to afford them had they been around back then. Some people are happy just to get something brand new and free.
You just might make someone’s day!


You had the mysterious “things weren’t in the box they sent you” issue too? And damaged products with zero replacements? What about the “we are out of that thing you paid for (even though it is being sold right now on our site still) and we substituted it with something you don’t want and didn’t ask for.”

I now feel less lonely…


Donating unwanted beauty products to your local women’s shelter is a great alternative to throwing things in the garbage.


Pffft….my glam bag ultimate and plus were the worst bags I’ve EVER got in over 5 plus years with ipsy…this month was an expensive horrid ipsy month


I’m so upset . I want to send mine back bc they did go by my profile at all!!! One thing I should never have and it hasn’t ever happened til now . I got a black eyeliner. So I spend 29 thinking that was in with it so 50 plus 29. To get nothing I like or wanna try bc they have done gave it to me. Grrr

Dani G.

Trust me, that’s not the problem. I got 3 “Rarely” products and one “Sometimes” product in my Plus bag. And the “Sometimes” was an item they’d sent me before. And one of the “Rarely” items is a bronzer, a category I’m supposed to be opted out of. My only product that matched my profile was the one I picked myself. Unfortunately that alone wasn’t worth $25. It was my worst bag of all time between both regular and Plus and I’ve been with Ipsy for five years. They didn’t just ignore what I like, they sent me almost all of what I hate, including a repeat and an opt-out. If they were trying to get me to unsubscribe, and I can’t imagine any other explanation since it’s not a computer issue given that others are pleased with their products, it certainly worked.


My bag this month is OK. September was a knockout so it’s hard to match that.

I got:

Belief- the true Cream Aqua Bomb (I think I have this, or some similar Belief product, that I don’t use much. It just sits on my skin more than soaking in.) It’s a small sample, too – I might use it as an overnight neck cream, though.

Leni Loose eyeshadow in Byron Bay – It looks like a very pretty all over eyelid shade. It’s a loose powder which I don’t often get time to apply (usually used pressed I can apply in the car) – but I have gotten some gorgeous loose powders from IPSY so don’t mind getting another.

Bettty Boop X IPSY Mauve it Baby – I actually chose this, as none of the choices seemed great (would have picked the CC cream if it was a different brand. Have gotten the IT from Ipsy before and it didn’t work for me, too creasy.) It seems like a nice color.

Marc Anthony Grow Long leave in conditioner – I don’t like recieving hair products in IPSY because the samples are always so small for hair care. A leave in conditioner might be nice, but I have hair past my waist. I’d be surprised if I get enough for one application.

Pretty Woman nail polish in Don’t be Jelly – excited for this. The brand I’ve tried before and it was just OK, not great, but the color looks like a dark berry tone which I like.

Add on – Context Matte lipstick in Sweet Emotion. I debated whether or not to get this, since I’m already getting a lipstick this month. And the IPSY description calls this a ‘brown’ nude. But on Context and elsewhere online it’s described as a darker mauve. Eventually I opted to get it just because I LOVE the Context Vit. C all day eye cream I’ve got in IPSY and Allure and bought a couple times, and I think it would be nice to try the brand’s makeup.

Toni Marie

I decided to only get my regular glam bag this month because I really wanted the betty boop bag. I received these my bag

1. Betty boop nail polish in Little Red Dress in which I Love

2 a another benefit mascara.. I just received one a.kontb or so ago

3. Kaleidoscope cosmetics eyeshadow in sizzlen which is not a good color to me..

4. KVossnyc violet lip treatment. . I’m glad I get to try a new products

5. Murad facial cleanser is what I chose..

Add ons…

1. Betty boop ‘ipsy lip gloss in All Jazzed up.. cant wait to try..

2. Eseen Herb tea tree h canola honey face masks.. I love face mask I buy them every month

3.Soo AE Panda ete brightening mask

I’m very pleased with my regular glam bag… I’m glad I passed on the other ipsy subs because this month is great for me… I hope everyone else was able to receive the products that they wanted .


When Ipsy introduced the new beauty quiz system, I never changed my preferences from the old ones. I’m not sure if that has had any impact on my bags, but usually I get things I like. This month I got:

Belif Aqua Bomb

Betty Boop x Ipsy Blink & Wink mascara

Kismet Buff Sugar Lip Scrub

Space Case Cosmetics Highlighter in Seen from Space 1E

Crown Brush CB202 Chisel Fluff &Precision Crease Brush

Add-On: Nomad Cosmetics Sydney Bathers Kiss of Sun Highlighter in Balmoral Beach

Dani G.

You may be on to something. Prior to the new quiz my bags weren’t perfect but they were much better than they’ve been for the past several months. I keep wishing they wouldn’t use my profile at all. I feel confident that pure chance would get me better products more suited to me than their so-called personalization software. Especially when it comes to Plus.


Same! (Mostly ☺️)

We got the same items (I chose the brush) then added on the Dr Brandt & the sigma brush) I was REALLY happy with the add ons, the two I added will be the second of each that I have (I’d received the exfoliator in boxycharm) but for $15?! Deals like that are why I keep my Ipsy.


Rebecca when did they change the beauty quiz, was this quite a while ago?


Hi dear! They changed the beauty quiz this past March 😊 There’s actually an article on it on this site-if you search Ipsy quiz you can compare from the 2016 article to the newest one from March 2019.


Its my 2nd month with Ipsy and I find so far they follow that quiz because my bags have been good. No mascara or fake lashes! (I hate anything on my eyelashes).


Liz, your bag looks pretty good!

I got:
– it! CC cream in Fair (choice)
– Betty Boop eye shadow in Flip (good, the exact shade of bruised-looking purple that I use foundation to cover up every morning)
– KVoss Raspberry Lip treatment
– FAB Radiance Pads
– Pretty Woman Don’t Be Jelly polish

Could be better, could be WAY worse. Definitely worth the $12,anyway.


Umm… I feel obligated to ask…are you okay, Marion? Perhaps I misunderstood, but I thought you’re covering up a bruise on your face every morning?


I think she means she covers up dark circles…


Thank you, Marion for your positive outlook!


I’m curious to know if anyone got the Sigma E25 brush as part of their bag. I added it. (Also added one to my Plus.) I believe Ipsy holds out on certain items to force them as an add on sale. The first MSA spoiler photo of the bag clearly showed the Sigma as a potential bag item.


I was thinking the same thing. Most reviews mentioned they bought it as an add on. 🙁


I actually got the Sigma brush in my bag and did not choose it or add it on.


I got the brush in my regular bag – I always get brushes 🥰 I don’t mind can never have enough

Kristen Proulx

I’ll trade the context matte lipstick in the peachy color “come clean” for literally any other color 🙏 Also, I really wanted the Glossiet product but didn’t receive it, but I’ll trade anything I have out of all 3 boxes for it! Even the pharmacy green clean cleanser!


I got it. Also see in comments others got it as well. Of course it wasn’t something I wanted. How do I get perfume? And I would have loved to get that Trust Fund polish in Adulting.


I have my profile on fragrance set to ‘often’. That’s all you can do.


I got the perfume and the polish in Adulting! Glad to know others got the Sigma in their bag.


I added three to each of my bags..very, very disappointed in ipsy this month. I should have listened to comments here


I only get the GB and the Plus. So, I added one to each. That Sigma brush is a bargain. I’m happy with both bags; but, the Plus wasn’t exactly on target with my profile…not bad, though. My GB is usually on the money! I took advantage of the annual sub on my GB to lock in the $10 for the year. Not sure if I’m going to continue with Plus. It’s just me, and there is only so much I can use each day. I haven’t been a box subscriber (to any of them) all that long and I’m already donating products. And, I USE my stuff daily. I don’t just look at it, lol.


If you listen to the comments here, you’ll never buy a subscription box again.


I know it’s not possible, but for a split second I thought you meant that you bought 9 of the brushes (3 x 3), & my brain bluescreened. 😂


I got:

Hempz body cream (heard good things about this one)
Aphrodite olive oil cleansing mask (interesting)
BBxIpsy lipstick in mauve it baby (lipstick lover here)
Beautaniq beauty lip and cheek balm in mauve lychee (looks so pretty)
It CC cream in medium (wanted to try this)

Farmacy cleansing balm (3.4oz!)
thebalm lip stain (lipstick lover)

I missed the selection window but overall I’m happy with my bag, it has a little of everything that I will definitely use and am excited to try.


At first glance, my bag was disappointing, but looking at others, it’s actually not that bad, I guess. I got:

Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ in Light (my choice)

Mauve lipstick (fine, but I’ve gotten a mauve lip in my bag for like 6 mos in a row)

leave in conditioner (eh, don’t need)

perfume in vanilla apricot (sounds nice!)

Jelly Blush in It’s October 3rd (won’t use)


That perfume is so good if you love vanilla with a light fruity apricot! It’s been a while since I had a sample, but I am super picky and loved it! I hope you enjoy it. It was very fresh and slightly sweet. I also got their blackberry ? version and it smelled like chemicals.

Amy M

I almost got your box, but instead of the leave in conditioner, I got sheet mask duo. I’m happy with it. It’s my second box ever and its close enough to my profile. $12 for little treats I wouldn’t be able to try otherwise 🙂


OMG, I’m jealous! I was so disappointed that perfume sample wasn’t an add-on!

Casey M

I got this exact same box. The perfume is amazing I’m super excited to be getting it!


Yay, that’s good to know! I really loved their Blackberry Vanilla I got as a sample recently.


My bag has:

Seraphine Botanicals Luminizing Primer
Aphrodite Olive Oil Deep Cleansing Mask
Betty Boop Eyeliner
It Cosmetics Your Skin but Better (Medium)
Kaleido Eyeshadow in Sizzle (looks gray)

Add On: Aqua Bomb and Derma E Advanced Peptide

My 2nd month with Ipsy and no problem so far. So happy they don’t send me mascara or fake lashes! I hate that stuff.


I’m very happy with my GB this month!… as usual… Ipsy has been killing it for me this whole year! All my bags have been 5/5 with the exception of two that were 4/5. I got:

Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb (yay!)
Betty Boop Blink & Wink Mascara (yay! I’ll always take mascara in my bags)
Context Skin Matte Lipstick in Say Love (looks like a wearable color)
Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in Adulting (love the color, and I’m so excited to get a nail polish)
Private Doctor Define Minus Serum (sample pick)

Add ons:
Labratoires Filorga Optim-Eyes Eye Contour Cream
Biorace L’eau Hydrating Treatment Serum
Derma E Advanced Peptide & Collagen Moisturizer
Aphrodite Skincare Olive Oil Deep Cleansing Face Mask

I’m regretting a bit not adding the Purlisse serum. I haven’t been able to see my GBP contents yet, so I had to take a chance on possibly duplicating a couple of full size items with my add ons. Hopefully the Purlisse serum with be in my GBP! I was also dancing around the Farmacy cleansing balm and Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist, but I’m almost positive I already own those so I took a chance and skipped them. I hope that wasn’t a mistake! lol Maybe if I can still do add ons when I see my GBP, I’ll just risk it and add them on… if they’re still available.


Bag twins!


Woo-hoo! 😀


Blink and Wink Mascara

Tea Tree Sheet Mask & Canola Honey Sheet Mask Duo

Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ in Light

Nail Polish in Adulting

Facial Radiance Pads


Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm

Olive Oil Deep Cleansing Face Mask

Vitamin C Concentrated Serum

I am ok with my selections. Didn’t need more mascara though

Irina Pinos

Both of my bags (glam and plus) were really good this month, actually I haven’t had a bad bag in the months I’ve been with Ipsy (6)… but I just went bananas doing add-ons… I think I got a lot a value in both of my bags… hopefully I’m the one checking the mail and not my husband lol
Betty Boop Mascara
Crown Brush
Essenherb Sheet Mask Duo
Space Case Highlighter in Seen from Space
Belif Aqua Bomb (Picked)
Soo Ae Eye Brightening Mask (add on)
Derma E Concentrated Serum (add on)
Kismet Lip Scrub (add on)
Betty Boop Eyeliner (add on)
Laboratoires Filorga Eye Contour (add on)

Lovecraft Beauty Bronzer Palette
Trestique Powder Stick
Betty Boop Eyeshadow Palette
Farrah Brushes Set
Dr. Brandt Exfoliator
Farmacy Cleansing Balm (add on)


My regular IPSY bag:

Facial Radiance Pads (often)

Nail Polish in Don’t Be Jelly (often)

The True Cream – Aqua Bomb (often)

Jelly Blush in It’s October 3rd (often)

That’s So Betty Eyeshadow in Up Past Midnight (often)


Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm $12

E25 Blending Brush $3

They matched me up very well this month…all five items are Often’s, even though I missed the window and did not get to pick any products. I decided last minute to reactivate the regular bag on the 30th after cancelling Ultimate. I wanted to at least keep one in order to be able to pick add-ons.

tammy g.

thanks ipsy,,,i love my products its like you know thanks for add-ons too..

Julie B

Getting Context lipstick (my choice), Benefit mascara, Boop nail polish, Jumiso cream, Comptoir perfume. I don’t wear perfume but it’s the first time Ipsy has sent perfume so It’s ok. Added on Sigma brush. Getting to choose just the one thing makes a nice difference.


That is exactly my bag. I also chose context lipstick and that lipstick and Jusimo cream are the only product I am happy about.


I also have my profile set to ‘often’ for perfume but this is the first time I ever got a perfume that too a sweet one which I can not bear.. I get headache


I’m tempted to get one of the Context lipsticks as an add-on, because I adore the Context Vit C eyecream so want to try their makeup. Unfortunately, neither shade looks quite right.

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