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Ipsy Reveals Are Up for the November 2019 Glam Bag Ultimate!

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ByMSANov 2, 2019 | 127 comments

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1871 Ratings | 358 Reviews

November 2019 Ipsy Glam Bag Ultimate reveals are up! 

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

Which products are you getting from Ipsy Glam Bag Ultimate this month?

And here are all the products Ipsy is sending in Glam Bag Ultimate this month:

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.

IPSY Glam Bag ($13 per month) is one of the most popular and affordable subscriptions around, and our readers have selected it as one of the top beauty boxes for the last 5 years running! IPSY Glam Bag connects members with five makeup, skincare, hair care, and other beauty samples each month, plus ... read more.
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127 comments

Dawna

WOW!!! Ipsy is getting shady imo. I left a scathing review on the Gigi Gorgeous powder. I refuse to try it or even gift it because of the ingredients. The two main ingredients are talc and aluminum. Is this my great great grandmother’s makeup? Or is this supposed to be antiperspirant for my face??? Idk… But, what I do know is those are the first two ingredients used in the powders women used powder everywhere with.
I just looked through every single review of the Gigi Gorgeous powder on ipsy’s website/app, and my review has mysteriously disappeared! There are some bad reviews and a couple that mention the ingredients… I was pretty damning about the product and mainly the ingredients and why would Ipsy, a company who always seems to be promoting ingredient conscious products, back and help create a toxic product like this?
I guess my review was full of too much truth for them.

Dawna

Two of my other product reviews are gone as well…
I’ve left some pretty low reviews once in awhile, but this is the worst by far.

Sharon

CJ I am getting the powder bronzer if you still want it.

Li

My boxes shipped, and it is 4 lb!!!!!! I am overall happy with ipsy experience for the whole year!

I am also happy that I didn’t make it for the Boxycharm premier, so I cancelled all my boxy subscription and waitlist.

I think I belong to ipsy!

A.M.

My Ultimate also weighed in at a whopping 4.1 lbs- I added on the Nomad palette, eye cream, and a .5 oz rose face mask, so nothing exceptionally heavy.
My bag was comped this month, due to a disappointing October & if Ipsy maintains the level of quality they came through with on the Ultimate level, I’m keeping it & re-evaluating my other beauty subs. It has already shipped & should be here next week 🙂

li

I didn’t add anything, but my bag have cleanser, two serum, and dry shampoo, so it weighed that much. I am so excited for this bag!

Deanna

4lbs! Wow must be nice. My box weighs 2 lbs. and I wasn’t comped a month. I’m glad some people are getting great boxes. It shows I probably got the sample size that were left because of their “billing error”. I was somewhat happy they’re sending me another item but i think they should give every customer the same quality.

Michelle Whitehead

I think I am done. My whole bag is repeats of things I marked rarely on my survey.

Melissa

Geez ANOTHER Trestique product? If its not in boxy charm, its in IPSY. So sick of it, the products suck and the packaging is clunky. So glad I paused both GBP and ultimate this month. If December sucks then I will be canceling both.

Allyson

Should we use the gigi makeup people have been commenting on how the first ingredient is talc should we avoid the makeup all together because they all have talc and mica in them as diets ingredients

Jessica

I’m more worried about the fact that it is made in china I’m sure, and they’re quality control is absolute zero. Products tested from china can contain anything from dangerous chemicals to feces. Absolute garbage.

Alice R

My Suva Artistry and Saffron palettes were made in China. Suva is a Canadian company. Supposed to be CF, too.

Nicole

Mica is just the color pigment and talc is just a filler. No big whoop. Mica is a good thing and gives you the color or sparkle. 😊

Autry

My point. Exactly.

Marion

Talc isn’t necessarily bad. Talc that is contaminated with asbestos is bad. I think people are overreacting a little bit.

Autry

Heck, even bare minerals has mica. We consume and breathe far worse daily. As a late 1950s baby, I was probably doused in talc. I’m not going to sweat this.

Darlene

Right lol

Franny

Can I pick a choice item if I sign up for the ultimate bag today, or is too late for November choices?

Jackie

It’s too late.

Christy Trumble

After octobers debaucle ..i feel Novembers ultimate is a major step up. While i did not recieve a free box i recieved points and a extra item..not worth it..but my box was missing and they are sending me another oct. Box this month..so keeping fingers crossed i like a few of those items.

Novembers box has much better products and seems like there will be no issues concerning full size and sample sizes..and price point is definently there this time.

I did recieve 4 items that are very low on my list or a opt out..but they will make great gifts..some items im excited about and some im gifting. I do wish they would read and follow our profiles more than they do now to avoid opt out and low rated items we have listed. Overall though i like my products and my add ons. The ones i dont want will make great gifts..i like more than dislike.

I rated all hair care high on rating scale and recieved none..again wish they would of followed my profile and put a hair care product in this box.

I am getting..
Trestique bronzing stick..opt out item..cant use most bronzers..pale skin

Smith & Cult polish … another opt out

Billion dollar brow set..low rate but great gift for my niece

Beau gaches concealer brush..low rate

Benifit cosmetics high beam highlighter

Youth to the ppl moisturizer

Wander beauty pallette..another great gift..dont care for their shadow formulas

It cosmetics confidence in a cleanser..yay!

Context lipstick in come clean..wrong color..no neutrals on profile..gifting it

Kismet lip scrub..fav. lip scrub! Yay!

Murad lightening serum..yay!

Juice beauty anti wrinkle serum..yay!

Add ons.. gigi lipgloss..vv pallette..coulor pop pallette..and bare minerals bounce blush.

I think ipsy is trying and needs to work out the wrinkles..i think it will keep on improving ..im keeping faith!

Kim

I’m getting:

Trestique bronzer stick (meh, don’t use bronzers)

Benefit High Beam (ok, willing to give it a try)

Million Dollar Brows (excited to try this)

Gigi Gorgeous blush duo (it’s the colors I usually wear so I will reserve judgement)

Violet Voss fruit sorbet (I don’t usually wear bright colors and would have rather had the Wander palette. Will probably try it)

Evolue super oil (excited to try it)

Jeju sleep mask (excited to try)

Luxie beauty tapered brush (I’m a brush hoarder so this is ok)

Pop Beauty risqué rose (probably won’t use)

Basd lotion in sandalwood (should be something I will love)

Oribe hair care (excited about this!)

Juice Beauty anti wrinkle (my choice)

Jane

Ok, what I find interesting is I received 4 out the 6 items that were “choice” picks. Seems a bit strange to me, I didn’t pick them so why would I want them in my bag? I mean, it’s a bit of an improvement from last month but I think the ultimate bag was a rushed idea that needs a bit more work. The value just isn’t there for me.

Deanna

I am completely heartbroken. I only signed up for the ultimate to give my daughter a Christmas. We all know how last month turned out and now I’m getting screwed again. I haven’t stopped crying. We are polish and Irish. I have specifically said no blush or bronzers and that’s all they keep sending. My preferences are set properly but they aren’t sending what I want often they’re sending what I told them I never want. The CEO sent a survey and they still filled my box with items that no one in my family can use. It’s simple… no bronzers, blush or face oils. My daughter would have loved the eye brow set any lipsticks and definitely the moisturizers that I have marked as often in my profile. What happened was they had a “ billing issue “ so I was left with whatever they had left. The account they claimed to have an issue with had more than enough in it because I only use it for Ipsy. No add ons either since an extra $50 disappeared. I really thought I could give my girls Christmas this way because we haven’t been able to afford to celebrate the past few years but I guess I really screwed up.

Jamey

Have you emailed them?! It wont fix this month, but you are allowed to opt out of 2 items..like mine are haircare products, and I forget what else, but you cant pick brands or anything but you can pick 2 and email that you dont want those 2 items in your bag

Kelli Baxter

Hey Deanna!

I think you left comments on my tweet to IPSY yesterday. If this is is you, I just sent you a DM on Twitter.

Kristin

I sent you an email I have more lippies then you could imagine I only I use lip balms.

Ivy

I love the bronzer, I thought I would get it for sure, but they didn’t send me! LOL!

Aidan

I am so glad I skipped this month! Looking at the items it would be really hard to put together a bag without products that I haven’t already received in one of my Ipsy bags or that I have opted out of. I think the problem is they don’t have enough options available for the ultimate. You’re getting 12 items and they only have 27 (if I counted right) options of items!

Regina

I didn’t add on not one single thing. My plus bag went downhill, and the ultimate barely passes as being ultimate. I only kept the ultimate this month for the train case to be honest.

Darlene

Much better than last month but still not worth 50.00.

Cassandra

If the strategy was to have a horrendous launch and then slightly improve the next box so everyone would think they “hit it out of the park”, then Ipsy is doing great!! Lots of stuff I’ve seen before, same old brands, and that same feeling of disappointment. It’s not cool that some got a free box this month and others didn’t. I may resub if they truly get it together, but for now I’ll just stick with Boxycharm. They are far more impressive with the brands they are adding to their boxes, IMO. I really want to like Ipsy and I want them to do better. I spent a lot of time giving my opinion and constructive criticism in the survey they sent after the Ultimate fail. I hope they work on improving, but I still don’t think this is worth my $50.

DocN

Wow. So glad I cancelled.

Darlene

I agree 100%. They absolutely did not hit it out of the park lol

RubyWooWhoo

Agreed. This box looks marginally better than the last. But hit it out of the park? Hardly.

To me, the October Ultimate was the retail equivalent of getting beaten up, having $50 taken from you and in the worst boxes, maybe being spit on too.

The November Ultimate is more like just having your pocket picked. It’s a definite improvement over getting your butt kicked and being spit on, but you’re still short $50 🤣

amarante

My Ultimate box is greatly improved over last month and I think a more than fair value for $50. My expectations are pretty reasonable (I THINK LOL) as I don’t expect my “real” value to be the stated value since obviously I am not going to love or need every single item – that’s the nature of a subscription box.

I received the following and feel that their stated “promotion” was received in terms of 8 full size/4 sample sizes. I also feel that the level of the brands was more of less what one would find acceptable in a mid-grade subscription box. This isn’t Sisley or Net A Porter or Barneys 🙂 – it’s a nice respectable Honda.

I just wish they would stop with the collaborations as the are collectible only if for some reason you are into the “name” being licensed. I don’t have any attachment to Tetris and the product wasn’t good. I actually think Boop has a certain retro charm but the actual stuff was terrible. I have never heard of Gigi and have no reason to have any interest in her especially since she looks like a Barbie doll and therefore I don’t share her beauty aesthetic.

I think my reasonable expectations were more than met in terms of both the configuration of products and the brands. While I don’t use bronzers and not much highlighter, I can’t expect that broad swath of category to be eliminated completely. I also have gotten some amazing highlighters so I’m fine with getting highlighter overload and then just using the few that are amazing.

Benefit High Beam Liquid Highlighter – this is $18 size for 6 mili size

Beau Gâchis Concealer Brush – $11.95

Youth To The People Superfood Air Whip – $6 worth based on size and retail price

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum – $80

Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Bite Your Kiss – $18

Gigi Gorgeous The Only Bush Duo in Authentic+ Pride – no comparable retail value so assume it’s the same price as Maybelline or other low level drugstore brand

Wander Beauty Wanderess Rush Eyeshadow Palette – $25

It Confidence In A Cleanser – 5 ounces – $28 – full size

Kismet Sugar Lip Scrub in Bright & Bubbly – $12 – 1 ounce – 29.5 mili – is 1/2 ounce so worth $6

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk – 3.2 ounces so is $20 size
1 ounce is $10
3.2 ounce – $20
5.4 ounce – $29

Soo Ae Panda Eye Brightening Mask – $2.00 each – 2 so worth $4.00

Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum 1 ounce is $72 full size

$288.95 “value” without Gigi product

Hayley

Sorry, I can’t hear your voice of reason over all the whining. Seriously, though, I agree that this is a nice box chock full of interesting products and well worth the money. I think spoilers and a sense of entitlement have ruined the fun for a lot of people. I suggest they cancel and go buy one or two things a month that they love instead.

Alice R

Yep. I wish none of them had spoilers. They would all be fun.

Palmer

I’m highly disappointed in my box this month. Like seriously there is only one item out of the whole thing that I’m going to keep, the rest will get dumped into my donate box. Hella lame.

Li

I am so happy with my bag this month, Ipsy really improves a lot from last time. I am happy to be a ipster, and bye bye Boxycharm!

Makeup86

This was comped for me as last month I couldn’t figure out what was full size. If I had also paid for this month I’d be very angry, but between the two months I guess I finally got my $50. If anyone thinks I’m being dramatic they need to remember that ipsy has a profile and that they pretend to pay attention to it. They don’t. For most of the years since 2015 they did for me but they got lazy. Boxycharm doesn’t pretend to follow the profiles and still somehow gets it right more often. I think all that ipsy does with my profile information is sell it to makeup companies for profit. I don’t want bronzer. It makes us pasty women look dirty. Never fail, don’t lie to yourself. I got a nail polish that I’m excited about and that, out of 8 full size things, is it. Next month I’ll just spend $18 direct on nail polish and get to pick the color.

Some of the stuff they have for $12 add ons is crazy. The Gigi makeup is ipsy only and limited edition, so to me that says it’s Tetris-Boop Chinese poor formulas again. The VV palette is a $6 discount, so that’s ok, but I’ll go shop it in person and maybe pick a different color and support my local economy. The Nomad palette I bought already and it’s bomb, so buy it. The Ciate dewy stix came in one of the last Allure boxes for not anything extra so $12 seems high. The rest I’m meh. They want $18 for the Huda highlighter palette, no. Highlighters line the sidewalks, that one is fine, but they’re common. The brushes almost look worth it but I’m a sucker for glitter.

Ipsy, we need to talk. It’s not me, it’s you. You don’t bring anything to this relationship and you want too much. I’m switching to a more casual shopping experience. I don’t need your whole box of nothing, hoping for a nail polish. Bye.

Debbie

Haha! Enjoyed reading! I thought that about the dewy stick s well. Was like 2.50 calculated in an allure box. I too agree bronzer belongs no where near me. Unless you’re going to apply it head to toe, why make your face look dirty? I don’t get it.

Since they lost so many subscribers, they are going to be circulating a lot of products they prepurchased in advance for subscribers they no longer have.

The people who stick it out are going to get sick of the product rotation pretty soon or Ipsy will have to wholesale or destroy the old stock or risk losing more customer base.

I don’t know what they will do with the Gigi items. Maybe that’s what she’ll start her brand with, Ipsy leftovers? I wish her no harm, but these items will be tough to recycle on subscribers for months. They are still trying to sell that Nomad palette and it’s been three months.

Lily

They’ll bundle excess stock and sell it on the site with cute names like ” Santa’s Bag” and so forth. Happens every season.

Kenley

I got:

Trestque Bronzer
Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Liquid Highlighter
Juice Beauty Serum
Gigi Gorgeous Blush Duo
Wander Beauty Eyeshadow Palette
Evolve Skincare Super Oil
Chella Eyebrow Gel
Jeju:En Sleeping Mask
Luxie Beauty Tapered Brush
Pop Beauty Pencil Lipstick
BASD Body Lotion
Murad Serum

I’m not exactly thrilled with this box. I received 5 products that I have consistently rated low and have marked rarely on my profile. I also received a product that I was opted out of. Not the best combination for me, but I guess the products that I won’t use will make great Christmas gifts!

Jamey

This is the exact same with me, and also 3 items I’ve recieved before and instead of the blush duo I got that ciate vaseline stick. Its things I’m opted out of, and things/brands I’ve reviewed low. I’m excited for the add on color pop, and to try the murad and that’s it…was so hoping for the nail polish at least. . Oh well. I think I’m canceling ultimate or skipping next month and keeping plus. I’ve been with ipsy 5 or 6 years and breaking up is hard to do. I dropped the regular glam bag…heck, it seems better then the ultimate for me . Lol. Oh well. Win some, loose some.

Elisabeth Berlowitz

Bag twins! At least I got the Murad and juice beauty. I love the Murad and use it daily. If anyone doesn’t want their Murad this gal will surely take it off your hands. I had major discoloration from the radiation treatment I had last year. So I have been trying to fix it with Murad and it has slowly helped. Not sure why they say they personalize our bags when it seems we get almost the same products. We even get repeats as well. The lip scrub, the smith and cult nail polish, the Murad, eyeko liber, Violet Voss pallete, and the oribe product for sure. There could have been others I missed. Overall leeps and bounds better then last months bag. Not sure if I’m keeping it, Boxylux is still better by far.

Charlotte

Hi Elisabeth Berlowitz! I too had radiation last year from breast cancer and you said the Murad face product works. How do you use it if you don’t mind me asking? Thank you so very much!

Ktbear21

This month is free for me after last month’s disappointment, so I would be happy either way, but I’m excited about this month’s box.

Benefit High Beam
Eva NYC cream
YTP cream
Context Skin lipstick
Smith and Cult nail polish
Gigi blush
Wander Beauty palette
IT Cosmetics cleanser
Kismet lip scrub
Klorane dry shampoo
Murad serum
Juice Beauty serum

Added on VV palette, Moda brush and blue face brush

I’m surprised I got so much skincare and both serums! I’m definitely getting my value from this selection and have a few items for Christmas gifts as well. Way better than last month and has me excited for this bag! Hope this means IPSY listened to the feedback from last month and is working on improving this.

Nicole

Free because you contacted Ipsy and told them you got items that you have opted out of or got repeat items? I got items I have opted out of in both of the Ultimate boxes. I don’t need another sheet face mask or face mask of any kind! I have 50. Don’t use them. They are sitting in a drawer taking up precious space. I’ve opted out and yet they gave me 4 sheet masks. The wander beauty palette looks like a repeat. Plus the horror they call the Ultimate Box last month was a huge letdown. I don’t try to complain about these boxes. I usually like most of the items. I’m just getting tired of it at this point. I’m starting to loathe sheet masks!!

Ktbear21

I got mine comped by pointing out the $250 “value” in my box was laughable. I broke down each item with my figures and where I got them (Sephora, Amazon, Ipsy’s own shopper, etc) and also called them out for overly inflated prices (the brush set and the BB crap). I have a feeling with getting 12 products each month, it may be hard to completely opt-out of categories of items… but I agree the personalization is laughable. I’m happy with mine this month, but for $50/month, they really need to do a better job of offering a variety to attempt some sort of personalization.

Jacki

Did anyone get that Oribe scalp treatment??? That was the ONE thing I truly truly wanted to try!!!!

Dani

I don’t think many people got it. I wanted it so badly. I’ve used it before and it’s one of the few products that works for my problematic Winter scalp. Unfortunately it’s just too expensive to purchase on a regular basis. I was hoping if I didn’t get it, maaaaybe it would be offered as an add-on. I would’ve bought as many as possible. But of course it wasn’t an option. It’s especially aggravating because they sent me both items I’m opted out of—highlighter and bronzer. I cancelled Plus because they sent me a highlighter every single month even after Ipsy Care assured me multiple times I was definitely opted out. There were several other products they could’ve sent me. Why they INSIST on sending me the things I absolutely hate over and over and over is beyond comprehension. I can see sending something once or once in a while to “get you out of your comfort zone” as they love to say. But every single month says to me that opt-outs are pointless and rating products does nothing but earn points. And our profiles do nothing at all. They send what they want to send. Period.

Christina

I got a similar bag and am much happier than last month! They two serums alone are great for this price. And I’ve actually heard of these brands. Improvement!

Deanna Bender

I’m really disappointed. I didn’t get any compensation for last months ultimate debacle and then this month they tried saying there was a billing problem which there wasn’t because the payment went right through. So, I’m paying for a box after last months was pretty much garbage. I get all 3 boxes and they couldn’t comp my ultimate. That’s very disappointing.

Ktbear21

That’s so frustrating how inconsistent they’ve been with their customer service! I’ve heard of so many different responses to last month’s ultimate that it’s disheartening to hear. I’ve never had an issue with their customer service before, but knowing others have makes me nervous for the future.

Ashley

Bag twins! I was super impressed with the value of products I received. Definitely an improvement from last month!

Holly

What I’m getting:

Murad Rapid Age Spot & Pigment Lightening Serum

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum

Violet Voss Fruit Sorbet Mini Palette

Youth To The People Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream

Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit

IT Cosmetics Confidence In A Cleanser

Gigi Gorgeous Contour Brush

Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer In Bite Your Kiss

Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Liquid Highlighter

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk

Eva NYC Satin Dream Leave-In-Conditioner

Soo Ae Panda Eye Brightening Mask

I’m really happy with this! A few things I’m not crazy about but boy what a huge and wonderful turnaround from last month!! Ipsy did a great job and I’m planning on staying with the Ultimate bag (along with the regular and Plus).

Michelle

You got the box I wanted!

Rhubarb

Michelle what did you get in your box?

Meh Mary

What I’m receiving…

Full Size:

Juice Beauty Anti-Wrinkle Serum

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk

It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser

Wander Beauty Rush Eyeshadow Palette

Gigi Gorgeous Blush Duo in Authentic & Pride

Billion Dollar Brows Best Seller’s Kit

Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Bite your Kiss

Trestique Bronzer Stick in Brazilian

Sample Size:

Beau Gachis Concealer Brush

Youth to the People Superfood Moisture Cream

Context Lipstick in Sweet Emotion

Soo Ae Panda Brightening Mask 2pk

Add Ons:

Gigi Gorgeous Lip Gloss

Gigi Gorgeous Contour Brush

Milani Lip Gloss

Moda Pro Glow Brush

While I am satisfied that my items are full size and sample size in the correct amounts this month. (I obviously was not last month! Found Klorane Dry Shampoo on Sephoria as full size in 3.4oz & sample size in Sephoria Favorites kits as a 1oz. Even though Batiste dry shampoo comes as 6.7oz full size and Hask is 9.6oz full size, I’m assuming that’s my 8th item)

I’m not 100% happy that my profile and reviews are carried over into the Ultimate bag as much as in my regular bag & plus subs. I clearly have left multiple reviews and have marked for “rarely” for a year on bronzers, sheet masks, blushes, eyeshadows, and moisturizers. I have left previous negative reviews for past Wander eyeshadow palettes and asked for no more cleansers after 3 in a row, lol. I had so many other items for spoilers I would have prefered, so my frequently wanted items were available…. I will try everything and decide based on spoilers for next month but wish they had more options for Ultimate and followed the algorithms better based on profiles.

Laurie

I can’t view mine or do add ons. Apparently they claimed billing issues, but I re-used the same card number and payment went right through. Very disappointed. Wonder if the petition going around about Ipsy will be of any success? Some ppl are giving up Ipsy totally due to some fraudulent product issue. I’m seeing ALOT of repeated products once again!!! Definitely will be cancelling.

Deanna

This is exactly what they did to me! There was more than enough money in my account. Plus, why wasn’t i comped this months ultimate?!

Tamichiko

I got the same items as Liz, except instead of the brush and Benefit highlighter I got the eye masks and Smith & Cult nail polish. I will use all but two items in my bag, but I don’t understand why they are sending me dry shampoo!!!! I am a curly-haired WOC with dry/damaged hair, so dry shampoos do NOT work on my hair type (I normally use cowash between shampoos). And to add insult to injury, I am getting a hair product that DOES work for my hair type in my Glam Bag this month. Ugh! Anyways, the dry shampoo and the Trestique contour stick are the only two items that I won’t use. I’m not excited about my GBU this month, but the fact that I will use 10 out of 12 items (yes, even the Gigi Gorgeous blush duo) is a win for me. But hopefully next month will be better.

I also added on the Seraphine Bontanicals blush palette and the Delectable hand cream.

Marion

Sounds like they actually did a pretty good job with customization if you only dislike 2 products! Would any of the bag variants other people have listed work better for you overall?

Tamichiko

The reason why I’m just okay and not over-the-moon with my GBU is because most of the products this month just don’t have the wow factor for me. That’s not to say that my GBU was a total bust, but I’m pretty sure that I would be feeling the same way if I got different products. Yes, Ipsy did better with Ultimate this month (I am so glad I wasn’t subscribed last month because of the outrage), but I’m hopeful that they will be even better next month. Plus, my GBU this month is better than my GBP (although I like my Glam Bag better than I do my GBU), so I am okay with that. I do feel that the $50 I spent was worth it, despite the Trestique contour stick and the dry shampoo which Ipsy (and other subscription boxes) need to stop bombarding us with.

Christina

I’m much happier with my bag this month. Still skeptical that I have 8 full sizes as claimed but like what I got much more. Got both juice beauty and nurse serums which is a great value alone.

Glad I gave them another month to improve. Better brands this time for sure.

Christina

I’m much happier with my bag this month. Still skeptical that I have 8 full sizes as claimed but like what I got much more. Got both juice beauty and nurse serums which is a great value alone.

Glad I gave them another month to improve. Better brands this time for sure.

Tamichiko

This is my first GBU, and while my bag is pretty underwhelming for me this month, it is still a decent bag for me as I will be able to use all but two items. But what peeves me is the fact that they are sending me dry shampoo, which will be useless for me since I’m a WOC with naturally curly hair, so dry shampoos do not work for my hair type. I won’t use the Trestique contour stick either since I don’t really contour my face, but I’m fine with everything else. But I’m still hopeful that next month will be better, since GBU is still new. It may take them a while to get it together, but I’m hopeful.

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