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Ipsy Glam Bag January 2020 Choice Time!

It’s time to pick one of the items for your January 2020 Ipsy Glam Bag!

Which product are you choosing for your January 2020 Ipsy Glam Bag?

Here’s a look at more January spoilers:

  • GLOW RECIPE Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser
  • NOMAD COSMETICS NOMAD x Marrakesh Medina Intense Eyeshadow in Desert Sands
  • OFRA COSMETICS OFRA x NikkieTutorials “Glow Goals” Highlighter in Glow Goals
  • TOO FACED COSMETICS Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
  • MORPHE Fluidity Full-Coverage Concealer

  • MORPHE Fluidity Full-Coverage Concealer 1.25
  • MORPHE Fluidity Full-Coverage Concealer 1.55
  • MORPHE Fluidity Full-Coverage Concealer 2.25
  • MORPHE Fluidity Full-Coverage Concealer 3.35
  • MORPHE Fluidity Full-Coverage Concealer 4.35
  • MORPHE Fluidity Full-Coverage Concealer 5.45

  • LUXIE BEAUTY 560 Medium Fan Flawless Brush

Here is the bag design for each subscription:

Ipsy Glam Bag

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus

Ipsy Glam Bag Ultimate

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Comments (97)

  1. IPSY bag contents and ADD ons are available. Just shopped and saw all my bags contents. I picked up another one of each of the serums. I love serums and these had excellent reviews.

  2. Ok I’m so lost. I didnt get a email to pick, also why so early? Can someone help me out? I would really appreciate it. When I go to ipsy still showing December bag..?

    • Choice was on December 19th and was only open on that day. So you missed the opportunity to choose a product.
      Usually a date for choice is given on the card given with your bag.
      Also, keep an eye here on MSA and you’ll never miss the date again.

  3. I still have not received my December bag. Fedex was notified, but the bag never shipped. 😩. I contacted Ipsy. Four of the five add ons I purchased are out of stock. Including the CEO which was purchased as a gift. And most of the items I was scheduled to receive in my bag are sold out as well. I am not getting the item I picked, the TPSY lip oil or the Tarte blush. But I was told that I would receive “similar items which I am sure to love!” WTF? My Merry Christmas from Ipsy!

  4. I went with the PUR pressed powder , heard great things about it, plus I have so much skincare ! Thank goodness , so time to bring on new makeup , for the new year !!

  5. Was I suppose to get an email to customize? Because I didn’t. Went there today and still can’t customize.

    • I didn’t get an email either and can’t choose either. Not too happy about that.

    • Me too!

    • Have u got one, I haven’t

  6. I picked the Blueberry Cleanser and I’m excited. I think the Banila Cleaning Balm was an add-on last month (I got it somehow – maybe it was in a mystery bag). I really do not like it – it felt like my skin was dirtier (sticky) after and I had to clean again with another cleaner – just heads up if anyone is thinking of trying it.

    • I thought it was supposed to be the first step in a 2 step cleanse? Most cleansing balms are.

    • Nicole, I’m with you on the balms. I don’t like them and, for me, it’s an unnecessary step.

      • Alice, I have found that Balms are useful only when I wear a full face of makeup, which needs the added help of melting it down first and then making the final cleanse easy.

  7. The choices for Plus are awesome! The choices for the regular glam bag and ultimate suck. One more month like this for regular glam bag and I’m canceling. I hope they choose at least a couple of good products that match my profile. And I hope I actually receive my add-ons this month, they’re the only thing I’m looking forward to getting with my December bag!

  8. I surprisingly picked the eyeliner! I somehow only have one black liquid liner in my spares drawer, and I’ll need it by mid-January, so I’m due for a new one, and the option they have is a full size from a brand that seems interesting, so why not?

  9. I picked the cleansing balm. I tried the blueberry cleanser before & did not like that much at all. It hardly foams which was the main reason that I tried it lol.

    • Well, I did I got the balm in a mystery bag last month and hated it (it made my face sticky and I had to rewash with another cleaner). So now I’m trying the

      I hope switch works for both of us!

  10. I got the tinted lip balm. Good ingredients, CF and I liked that they are working to improve conditions for working horses, mules and donkeys. Any company that works towards better lives for animals, is one I am happy to support! If I end up liking the formula, there are several other shades I wouldn’t mind purchasing.

  11. I went with the cleansing balm for one bag and the tinted lip balm for the other. I won’t be sad if blueberry bounce shows up in one of my bags, but gel formulas tend to dry me out a bit, so it’s a better summer product for me.

  12. I was torn between the concealer, lip balm and powder foundation. I reasoned that I just bought the noya lip balm in the flash sale and didn’t need another one right now (even though the color looked really pretty) and I currently have three opened foundations to go through so concealer it was!

  13. I got the Pur powder foundation – looks perfect for travel!

  14. I chose the concealer…glad I changed my skin tone after the spoilers to a lighter shade…
    Tempted by pressed powder but mine was too light for me …LOL…
    Cleansing balm the sample size is just too small..
    Tinted lip balm and mascara were also tempting…

  15. Wow, didn’t see a single thing I would even use or be able to give away. Really missed the mark this month.

    • Interesting. For others, this is a fabulous collection, and no silly collaborations! I love each item. You could give any of them to me!

      • I rarely use primers and have a big pot of illamasque (From GBP) that will last me a lifetime. I got the mini mini Porefessional last month so I’m set for travel if I need one.

  16. Am I the only one that chose the primer? To be honest though, I am on a product overload right now, so I don’t have many things I need or even want. Now we wait to see what the other products will be!

    • Possibly. Lol, JK! Funny, though, I don’t use primers or foundation.

    • I hated the Too faced peachy primer (great on color brightening, but sat on face and made makeup cake) so now I am nervous about Too Faced primers even though I like the brand in general.

      • I have never tried anything by Too faced! I am curious! I want to see if it is any good!

  17. I picked the GLOW Blueberry cleanser. I was hoping this would be one of the items to pick. I smelled it at Sephora and it smells great.

    • I picked this, too! Love trying new cleansers! And I hate paying for them!

    • I chose the Blueberry cleanser too. I was afraid I would not get it if I didn’t. I own the BFR tinted balm in Hannah. Not impressed with it. The formula is like hard, off brand Chapstick. Love the BFR eyeliner, though. I would have selected the Morphe, but it looks like the second lightest and I definitely need one shade lighter. Fingers crossed. My December bag seems to be lost along with my $45 in add-ons. I hope that I can resist those for January.

      • Oooh, so many good choices this month~! Initially leaning towards the ‘tinted lip balm and Pur foundation powder or the Morphe concealer, but actually think I might go for the NOMAD eyeshadow. I’ve loved every shadow from that brand they have sent me, and reach for them more often than many items.

  18. I would have liked the Morphe but I got offered a pretty dark shade 1.55 and I think my shade is 1.25. I got then a tinted lip balm instead of that.

    • I’m not sure if they are also taking into consideration that concealers should be a tad bit lighter. I was offered 2.55, which I think is too dark for me.

      • I am thinking mine is going to be too dark as well I guess I should have gotten the blush Darn!

      • I dont think they do take that into consideration. I was offered the Medium Golden in the Pur foundation(which looks perfect for me so I picked that), and the 2.55 shade in the Morphe(I think 1.55 would be what i need). Hoping i can pick the Morphe up in the correct shade as an add on. I’d really like to give it a try since it’s so reasonably priced.

      • I just adjust my preference to a lighter shade for foundation and after i finished the quiz and clicked back on the add on link i saw the lighter morphe shade

      • They offered me 1.55 which is too dark. The Pur shade was on target. I wonder why they can get one shade so right and the other product shade so wrong?

      • They really should have an option to let us select foundation/powder/concealer shades or a choose for me option for ppl who are not comfy choosing. Some people might want a different color to gift. I know if I could get products in light I would get them to gift. But it’s also comforting to not have to choose sometimes.

  19. I got offered the Morphe concealer in shade 1.25, which – fingers crossed – is the correct shade for me. I chose that. Still haven’t found my HG concealer, so I’m willing to give any concealing product a shot.

    • I found my HG but it’s Armani and $$$$. I need color correcting though.

    • Have you tried IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye? I use it wherever I need concealer and it’s waterproof.

      • Bye Bye Undereye is so cake-y and glue-y though – the texture is so yucky.

      • Agree! It’s like glue. I was excited to get it in my ipsy bag, but I’ll never use it. That’s why sub bags are so great! Saves from wasting money.

      • I find that if I use just a tiny drop of it, then warm it between my fingers, then pat it on…it works pretty well. But I do agree its thick and hard to work with.

      • It is thick but it works for me. I put a tiny bit on the back of my hand and use a brush. A tube has lasted me a year.

      • That one was terrible for me. Super cakey, never looked right. Love that it has SPF but was terrible for me as makeup, so I just mix in a little with moisturizer sometimes for a tint to use up the sample.

      • It’s true, it can be caky at times if my skin is dry or if I set it with powder. If that happens, I lightly go back over it with the brush. I’ve learned to use it because it’s the only one that seems to color adjust to me. I can’t stand the dark under my eyes. Went to the beach this year. I used my concealer and waterproof mascara. That’s it, no powder. I wish there was something cheaper that does the same thing for me. I don’t think the formula works well with other products, so I don’t put foundation where I’m going to use concealer. If I do, I try to remove as much as possible or it will cake. So, I definitely would love to have another concealer on hand that does not take as much time. My problem is finding one that ends up looking somewhat natural… The shade I was offered to pick for my Glambag would be too dark. I’m also not willing to spend too much money unless I know for sure… I do have concealer marked often, hoping & waiting… lol!

    • The best concealer for me is simple Almay. It’s smooth, lightweight, covers perfectly without caking, and has a great range of shades. The lightest is my choice.

    • My HG is Benefit Boi-ing. Onr sample tub has covered my under eye circles AND lasted forever.
      I went with the blueberry cleanser. Wasn’t going to but curiously got the best of me.

  20. I was going to get the Banila cleansing balm, but everyone else seems so excited about the Blueberry Bounce cleanser, I chose it instead. OMG, I succumbed to peer pressure or something like that, and I’m 48. 🙁 I did read the descriptions of both first and decided that the Blueberry Bounce slightly edged out the cleansing balm. I like things that foam.

    • I got the Banila cleansing balm in my bag last month and was less than impressed, so I think you made the right choice.

      • the banilo co is my ride or die item!!! it’s a must if you double cleanse. gets rid of 90% of makeup and daily waterproof sun screens. i hope they will offer full size for plus!

    • I want to pick this up as an add on. Also peer pressured.

  21. I’m not impressed with the choices this month. I canceled my secondary bag that I had reactivated to get the Violet Voss palette. I picked the Pur foundation for my primary bag.

  22. Omgosh I LOVE these boards! I was seriously hating all these choices until I read all the comments. I thought PUR was an inferior, universally hated brand and so many are singing its praises. Now I want to try it, haha! Also passed right by the tinted lip balm, a product I usually love because it looked more brown on my phone. Now on my laptop it looks rosy/mauve and really nice! I want it!

    I chose the Blueberry cleanser, but was planning to skip this month because the other choices looked so bad. But now I want everything! LOL

  23. Blueberry cleanser! Loved the choices, except the concealer shade wastoo dark for me.

  24. These were great choices—it was hard to pick one! I decided on the Pur pressed powder, but I also really want the Morphe concealer and the blueberry cleanser.

  25. WOW!!!! WTH Ipsy?! I see all of the options available here, but, for me, it’s only 6 products and out of the 6, only 2 match my profile??? Product type match but not the shades…

  26. I chose the Blueberry cleanser. I assume it’ll smell like blueberries and I am a sucker for that scent.

    • It does!

  27. I was thinking about the blueberry cleanser but then I saw 15 ml no thank you . I chose the PUR powder foundation in light I have been wanting to try it for awhile. I only wear powder and cream foundation and my other powder is light medium too dark for winter.

  28. I picked the PUR pressed powder. When I was in high school, I loved MAC Studio Fix powder. I stopped using Studio Fix when BB creams became popular. I like light coverage so I’m curious to see how PUR performs and hopefully get a little make up nostalgia.

  29. I grabbed the blueberry cleanser and I’m excited to test it out.

    • Me too- thriller to get a cleanser for travel!

  30. I like these choices so much better than the Glam Bag Plus. If I sign up now, will I get December’s bag?

    • It will be January.

    • You could try emailing them and asking to be bumped up. Maybe.

    • They won’t. I asked yesterday. No more December sent. She’ll get January.

      • Thanks! I signed up earlier today and yes they said January will be my first glam bag. I also got to pick my item today! I chose the Ciate blush, I’m a sucker for blushes and just bought that Glow blueberry cleanser at Sephora

  31. I picked the Blueberry Bounce cleanser. So excited to try it!

    • I love the blueberry bounce cleanser and HOPE to get another!!!

  32. I picked the Pur foundation powder. I don’t like or wear foundation, but I have only tried liquids or sticks. Interested to give this a try, since it has good reviews and it seems to go on sale a lot.

    I didn’t have the concealer option in my choices. I wonder if that means I am getting it in my bag? Most concealers make me look worse lol.

    Wouldn’t be mad if they tossed in any of those blushes tho 😍

    • I have dry skin and so I should use liquid foundations but I hate them! I also hate stick and cream foundations. I love the powder ones (currently using 100% Pure and it is excellent), and am exited to try the Pur.

  33. I had an Ofra highlighter in my choices and then 2 rather than 3 blush shade choices.

    • Same. What is your skin tone? I think light skin tones aren’t getting the Ofra choice because it’s a darker color. (Mine is medium.)

      I chose the Ofra bc I wanted to try it and I feared it would be offered as a $12 add-on and not 3. I also wanted to try the liquid eye shadow, which is a nice bronze color and not how washed-out ipsy makes it looked. But I figured they might have more of those to dump as add-ons than the Ofra.

      • That makes sense. I’m medium as well. I really had a tough time choosing. The highlighter is pretty, but I did get an Ofra highlighter in Sept. I was really contemplating the eyeshadow as well after I looked it up on their website. I love liquid shadows and the color is really pretty! Also, I’ve been happy with other products from that brand.

      • That makes sense. I’m fair skinned and not only was I not offered the Ofra highlighter, the Morphe concealer I was offered was a lighter shade than what’s shown above. I also was only shown the two lighter blushes.

    • I had 2 of the blush choices on my primary account, & then on my secondary account, I had the brownish one, too! Both accounts are set to fair & were offered the Pur foundation & Morphe concealer in fair, so…. I don’t think skin tone does have anything to do with it!

  34. I’m on a yearly sub for GB and wanted to skip this month but didn’t see the option to. I skipped Ultimate but wanted the bag cause I like the bags as a set for travel and packing. GBP I choose the Huda plum palette and pray I get some other stuff I want cause I was going to skip that too. Not overly impressed nor in need of anything atm. I am on product overload and gifted a TON for holiday gift giving to my daughters and grandy.

    • you can’t skip a month if you’re an annual subscriber.

      • I’m so glad I didn’t do the annual in Sept when I almost did to lock in the lower price. I thought if there was just 2 months I would want to skip, it would cancel out the savings. It’s hard to predict what I’m going to want month to month anymore. Sub boxes have been so up and down. First ipsy killed, then boxy and on and on…

  35. I picked the Pur pressed powder. The shade should work for me. I am always up for a pressed powder.

    Now, ladies, don’t be shy… How many of you picked the black eyeliner? 😉

    • I went with the Pur foundation. Used it years ago and loved it so I’m happy to give it another try. Honestly I loved all the choices except the eyeliner & mascara. I would have liked the Morphe concealer except the shade that I was offered was too dark.

    • Well… I didn’t choose the eyeliner, but I did choose the mascara! 😀 I love trying new mascaras, and I’ve never heard of this one before so I HAD to try it. 😉 …but now that I think about it I probably should have chosen something else, because whenever a mascara is one of the items to be included in a bag Ipsy ALWAYS sends it to me (that or primers which are in my Love category too). I was subbed last year for about 9 months I think, and there was only one time I didn’t get a mascara. For this girl…. WINNING! 😉

  36. I went with the Beauty for Real tinted lip balm. I like the shade, plus it’s a full size item- so yay! For my Glam Plus, I chose Nature’s Cartel lipstick in the shade Gin and Platonic.

    • I went right for the blueberry Glow Recipe cleanser!
      Simple reason, I’m addicted to blueberries lol

      • Me too, Cassie, lol!!

  37. I went with the Beauty for Real tinted lip balm. Debated a couple other items, but lip balm is always good in the winter, and I like the color.

  38. Beauty for Real tinted lip balm for me! I don’t wear much makeup or know what to do with it. I thought I was more into Ipsy Plus but just realized the Glam Bag is so much fun to try new makeup without much investment if it doesn’t work out. So excited for January’s Glam Bag.

    • That was my choice, as well. It looks like a really pretty shade and it’s full size, so that’s a plus. 🙂

  39. I chose the morphe concealer. It’s full size and will be fun to try.

    • Me too. Can use all the concealers I can get…lol.

  40. I picked the concealer and I’m so excited! One of those things I always need but never makes it into sub boxes

    • I’m hoping the concealer will be in add ons since I couldn’t pass up the cleanser!

      • The cleanser looked really good too!

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