Ipsy Reveals Are Up for the January 2020 Glam Bag!


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The January 2020 Ipsy reveals are up! 

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

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

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  1. This is the best bag I’ve gotten since the Boopocalypse in Oct!

    BELLÁPIERRE COSMETICS
    Mineral Lipstick in Envy – 5/5, love lipsticks, and love this shade. Way better than the “click your heels” BRIGHT RED from last month!

    PÜR
    4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Light – 5/5, my choice item. I haven’t used a powder foundation in years so I’m hoping this helps cut down on my makeup routine in the morning!

    F.A.R.A.H BRUSHES
    160F Face Brush – 5/5 This is supposed to be a blush/bronzer brush, but it also looks like the perfect size to use for a sample-sized powder foundation! Love that it matches the bag, too. Best of all, LOVE that it’s not an eye makeup brush!

    BROOKLYN & BAILEY
    Lash Next Door Mascara in Blackout – 0/5 Don’t want mascara, have it set to rarely, and the reviews for this are not good.

    CÉLA
    Seed to Skin Scrub Natural Grain Polish – 5/5, The sample size is generous, I think it’s going to smell amazing, and I love me some skincare! I just can’t figure out if it’s a face polish (per the Why You’ll Love It) or a body polish (per the How To Use It).

    Add-Ons: Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Cleanser, Purlisse 4-in-1 Cleansing Milk, Go To Face Hero Oil, and the Compact Mirror Charm.

  2. I opened the app this morning and it asked me if I wanted a free gift/extra item in my February bag (as if they needed to ask lol).

    • I came here to say the same thing!
      Would be nice if we could choose what
      the free item is. It will probably be a keychain.
      However, who can beat free!

      • I hope not. I bought 3 of them as add-ons this month.

    • Me too!!! But what is it, i wonder?

      • I’m thinking it will be one of the Ipsy charm keychains that was in the add ons this month.
        Just my guess.

        I wish they would give us the option to choose the free item or let us choose two items on “choice day”.
        That would be exciting!

    • What a nice surprise. It didn’t ask/give me anything when I opened the app.

      • I saw nothing about a free item either. It seems pretty unfair. I didn’t get the BOGO offer for add-ons either. I’ve been with Ipsy for a long time, and have had numerous issues. A little customer appreciation would go a long way.

        • I didn’t receive an option either to choose an extra product for February. It should be an option to all their subscribers.

        • I couldn’t agree more. If this free gift is for people who have had issues lately, where’s mine? Shipping issues, receiving the wrong orders and never actually getting the items ordered, rewards points items not in the bag, repeat products, opted out of products, skin tone shades for a different ethnicity… All within the last 3-4 months. This month, I did not choose an item. I thought I was happy with my Glambag contents, but after looking closer, it doesn’t make any sense. I’m happy about getting the F.A.R.A.H. Brush. But, 2 skincare items: YAY! A face wash and a rinse off mask. But, these are for acne prone skin. Both of them! I’m in my mid 40’s and this is not a skincare concern marked in my profile. I need age appropriate skincare, moisturizing. Smh. Ciate London illuminating blush in date night- Mmmm… NO. I don’t do highlighters and this shade is so wrong for my skin tone and profile. If this were in the shade matchmaker, I would at least try it. Same with the beauty for real tinted lip balm in Hannah. No. So, although I’m getting skincare and blush, which are marked often, I just don’t understand the types and shades being so wrong. Ipsymatch algorithm fail.

          • I don’t think it’s for people with issues specifically. I have not had any issues and I got the free gift. I do think it should be for everyone though!

      • I didn’t receive the option and I’m annual.

        • I didn’t see the option either, and I’m also an annual subscriber.

    • Oh boo. I didn’t see this. Maybe not for Canadian subscribers.

    • I got it too! I have been with them for a while and never got any member perks until now! I am excited!!!

  3. I can’t believe I shelled out the $50 for the Ultimate bag and not only didn’t get to choose an item this month but didn’t get the straightener or the curling wand. I’ve never been so disappointed in a bag before. Also why are people getting the same ultimate bag items in regular ipsy bags? I could’ve paid 12 bucks for the same things in my Ultimate bag. Ipsy you are starting to slack.

    • Which products are you seeing from Ultimate that are included in the original ipsy glambag?

      • I think she’s referring to the Farrah face brush and Sheet face mask set.

        • Yes. Exactly. Both of which are in my glam bag plus. 😑

          • Same here and while I expected that, I wouldn’t be as disappointed if I had gotten either hair tool or one of the higher value skin products (Juice Beauty or 111Skin). I got none. The highest value items I got were a tarte liquid lip and thebalm palette which they were selling for $15 last month. Not happy.

          • I would have loved that straightener!!! So sad I didn’t get to pick and item!😭

          • Why is that an issue? That extra 25 dollars goes toward extra items not better quality. It should all be good quality. At least that’s how I understand it.

    • I really wish companies wouldn’t send 2 sheet masks and consider them full size. If it’s a full size subscription they should send the entire set.

      • Agreed!

    • I have seen so many complaints. I would go back to glam bag or try glam bag plus

  4. My bag is… okay, considering that I didn’t like the spoilers, & I’m not super excited by any of the products from the full reveal.

    My bag:
    – Aromatica cleanser
    – Beauty for Real Tinted balm in Laura
    – Morphe concealer in 1.25
    – Ciate Blush in Pinch Me (I’m opted out of blush)
    – Pur powder foundation in Fair (choice)

    I’m not going to email customer service to complain about receiving a blush, since it looks like I may be able to use this as more of a highlight. I’m not thrilled about the Beauty for Real or Morphe brands, but those are the best shades for me out of what’s available, so I’ll be able to give them a fair try. I won’t use the cleanser at all, but I think my sis might like it.

    • Even if you opted out of a certain item, this is not a guarantee that you will not receive that item again. I have had things like highlighter and bronzer listed as rarely and always gave them low reviews but I would get them month after month.

      Ipsy’s response to me was that opting is not guaranteed and that we should be open to trying out new brands and items.

      • You are allowed to email Ipsy and opt out of 2 categories and they are not suppose to send them. This is different than beauty profile where you say rarely etc. I have been doing this for 3 years. They have never sent me something I opted out of.

        • Thank you for the opt out info

      • They’ve been pretty good about compensating me for this in the past (I think it depends on which CS agent you get & what kind of mood they’re in that day!), & even as recently as October, when I received 2 opt-out items in my Ultimate Glam Bag.

  5. In my bag this month…

    F.A.R.A.H BRUSHES
    160F Face Brush

    GLOW RECIPE
    Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser

    BEAUTY FOR REAL
    Lip Revival Tinted Lip Balm in Hannah

    BROOKLYN & BAILEY
    Lash Next Door Mascara in Blackout

    H2O+
    Oasis Ultra Hydrating Cream

    Not a bad bag, but not exciting.
    Challenging myself not to do add ons for a few months.

    • Well, the buy one get one free add on deal was too good to pass up…

      I’m weak!

      Next month I will do better:-)

    • Got the exact same bag. I picked the tinted lip balm and added on a PUR pressed powder. I’m new getting ipsy so I’m still in the excited for every bag phase. Plus I hardly ever buy myself anything and don’t have product overload so I can basically use anything they send.

      • I also picked the tented balm. I’ve been with Ipsy for several years now, so it’s losing its shine. However, I do feel this was the best bag for me.

  6. I’m confused, I picked the Blueberry Cleanser, and I’ve seen lots of bags with the cleanser and much better items for me paired up. I figured choosing would limit the bag possibilities available to match me, but it doesn’t seem like they used my profile to do so. I’m getting a liquid liner (which I always say I don’t use) in black, which is the only color I have set to rarely.

    I also haven’t seen anyone get the sheet mask set and I was bummed it wasn’t available as an add on.

    And I’m seeing people got BOGO or buy 2, get one free add ons. I thought the point of opening choice to everyone was to have a nice inclusive feature, and now Ipsy is giving special deals on add ons to only certain accounts? I don’t like the inequality…sigh.

    • The BOGO add-on deals are for people who’ve had issues with ipsy’s service.

      • Oh, that is interesting. I did have an issue with an order (one of the limited edition mystery bags) randomly being cancelled by their system (and had to contact customer service to sort that out, that was no treat dealing with that, let me tell ya’), so that must be why I got the BOGO deal on the add-on. Seems odd to me that they wouldn’t tell us why they were offering the deal. Oh well, I was happy to get it.

      • Issues like still not receiving my December bag? I didn’t get a BOGO offer….

        • Ask! I find with ipsy I sometimes have to tell customer service that their arbitrary “solution” is not good enough. Sometimes it takes multiple email exchanges. (Which sucks because of queue, so you’re waiting a few days between replies.)

          Was your bag shipped more than 10 business days ago? They should be sending you out another bag if so.

    • I received the sheet masks 🙂

      • Well, I’m glad that somebody got the masks! I still wish they were available as add ons.

        Also, I’m glad the add on specials went to people Ipsy had wronged…that makes me feel better about it not being for everyone.

  7. I received a Medium colored foundation, I’m as fair and pasty as they come, it’s December, i live in Vermont, and my face hasn’t seen the sun since summer. I wrote to them voicing my concern after my reveal hoping they could chance it. The wouldn’t. They’re response. Just try it, that’s why it’s a “Sample”.. unreal. Listen lady I’m Casper over here, I’ll just toss it. Thanks.

  8. I’m super excited for my products this month, I will be getting:

    JJ cool mask (my pick) i love masks and could get one every month and be happy

    Mischo #NYFW nail polish I love nail polish and the bottle is so pretty

    Glow Recipe cleanser I love skincare so this is great

    Brooklyn and Bailey mascara also an item I’m always excited to try a new brand of

    Finding Ferdinand lipstick berry, this is the only thing I’m meh about and only because I received a lipstick in a similar shade last month

    Overall this is the best month I’ve had in a while and im excited.

    • I got the same. I like the polish but got a dark blue polish last month, too. And while I canceled my 2nd account, lo and behold I was charged for both the GB and GBP. And GB is identical to the first one. So….having 2 Glow Recipe cleansers is the only upside to this. I am not happy with my 3rd blue polish in 2 months, though! I emailed Ipsy, but figure I’m stuck with the bags.

      • And I eat my words. Ipsy graciously canceled for me. I really appreciate the consideration, and that’s one reason I never cancel at least one account with them!

  9. I got:

    –Context Skin Liquid Lipstick in Mad Love (meh. This looks too nude for me. Ipsy sends me either bright reds or nudes, would love something different for a change)

    –Mischo Nail Lacquer (good, will use)

    –Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Cleanser (my choice)

    –RealHer Eyeshadow in Incomparable (Boring! Won’t use)

    –Theorie Charcoal Body Scrub (Love body scrubs, happy to try)

    Add ons:

    –Finding Ferdinand Lipstick in Very Berry (soooo pretty, want more shades like this!)
    –PUR Mineral Makeup in Light (read good things, excited to try)

  10. Ok, please don’t take this wrong, but sometimes I wonder what the purpose of listing what we are getting is since what someone else gets has no bearing on anyone else’s life. However, I will join in this month:
    1. JJ Young Pore Glow Mask – I’ve never heard of it, but reading about it makes me excited to try it as it sounds like it will address the very skin issues that I am currently experiencing. Too bad my bag won’t be here for 3 weeks because I’m excited NOW! Lol!
    2. MISCHO beauty nail polish in #NYFW This is not my typical choice for nail polish (I’m all about duochromes, flakies, etc,) but OMG that bottle! I will be keeping it for the bottle if nothing else. I’m sort of a polish collector.
    3. Blueberry Bounce stuff that everyone is raving about. This was my sample choice. I hope it works well. I tried the “Yes to Blueberries” face wipes once and was allergic – the only face wipes I’ve ever had a problem with – so I hope it was just that product and not blueberry in general. :O
    4. Brooklyn and Bailey mascara – up for swap – I must be the only woman on the planet who quit wearing mascara
    5. Finding Ferdinand lipstick in Very Berry – I have similar shades, but I’m still happy to try this. At least it matches my profile of stuff I want to get from Ipsy. So for me this is 4 out of 5 hits and only one miss. yay! Plus I like the look of the bag.

    • It’s nice to see the difference variations of the bags.

      • I opted out of the regular and plus bags this month. After the reveal it looks like I’m getting three products I’ve already received in prior bags unless they are full size. If that’s the case I’m not going complain.

    • The lists are so we can drool on jealousy or breathe a sigh of relief. 😉

    • My exact bag… excited about the nail polish…

    • I personally love seeing all the different variations

  11. I like 3 out of 5 of my selections

    OFRA highlighter (my 3rd one after getting the mystery holiday bags)
    Cela Grain Polish
    Beauty For Real Lip gloss
    Morphe Concealer (my pick)
    AHAVA Hand Cream

    Add-On: PUR pressed powder

  12. I got: Gimme Brow by Benefit, a ruby red lipstick by Bellapierre, the Aromatica tea tree cleanser, H2O oasis hydrating cream and my choice, the Too Faced primer.
    Well I have not tried any of them, so I will wait before I judge. The only thing I will say is I did not need another red lipstick!

    • I also choose the too faced and got the EXACT same bag! I think if you choose an item, they don’t use your profile…

  13. I did not choose a sample this month. I’m getting:

    – BELLÁPIERRE Lipstick in Envy (don’t like the brand; color looks too dark for me)
    – URBAN JUVE PROVISIONS Lip Balm (love trying anything with Cannabis, lol)
    – LUXIE Fan Brush (meh)
    – GLOW RECIPE Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser (love cleansers)
    – NOMAD COSMETICS Eyeshadow in Desert Sands (don’t wear eyeshadow)

    I added on the HANHOO Bubble Up Peeling Pads, AROMATICA Tea Tree Cleanser, and BEAUTY FOR REAL Tinted Lip Balm in Debbie.

    I’m considering taking a long vacation from ipsy. Just not feeling it anymore TBH.

  14. Here is mine

    Bellapierre lipstick in Envy (not a fan of the brand, but will try it)
    Nomad eyeshadow single (brown) (really despise singles, I never reach for them)
    Morphe concealer in 1.55 (excited for this!)
    Ahava hand cream (meh – nothing exciting but will use it)
    Cela polish (meh – have 2 polishes already opened in my shower)

    Geez. I was more excited until I started typing this and really thinking about each item. Oh well. I do think the bag itself is cute.

    • I chose the concealer, in that color, and this is my exact bag.

  15. The Ipsy site is down again….ugh. Will have to try again later to see what I’m getting. Hopefully there are some good add ons left !!!!!

  16. My bag:

    Ahava hand cream – I use hand creams often, so while this isn’t exciting, it will get used.

    Pur pressed make up in Light – I have foundation set to “often,” but I don’t use powder foundations (I’m 44 with normal/dry) skin, so this a dud.

    Ciate blush in matchmaker – Shrug. The color seems pretty, but very sparkly. We’ll see.

    Cela scrub – At first, I thought this was a face scrub, and was happy. Turns out it’s for body 😑

    Jules Smith gloss – Nope, I don’t use clear lipgloss.

    I added the Context liquid lipstick for $3. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this brand, and it’s a full size item that retails for $24.

    If anyone wants my Pur pressed make up and Jules Smith gloss, email me at cailloux8 at yahoo, and I’ll be happy to send them to you for free when I receive my bag.

    • Dia, hi. I sent an email to you. I would love to have them. Thank you so much.

    • The Cela Says: Incorporate a gentle, face polish like this one into your routine to get rid of dry skin cells and reveal fresh ones beneath.

      So I think it is a face polish

      • How odd.. under “How to use,” it says: Massage this scrub into wet skin, concentrating on rough areas such as elbows, knees, and feet, and rinse thoroughly. Use once or twice a week.

        I guess I’ll have to see what the tube says when I receive it.

    • Thanks everyone for your emails. The Pur powder and Jules Smith gloss have been claimed.

      • Bellapierre Cosmetics- Lipstick In Envy. (Hate this brand.)
        Banila Co Cleansing Balm- My pick. (So happy about this.)
        F.A.R.A.H. Cosmetics- Face Brush. (Happy about this)
        Nomad Cosmetics- Eye Shadow In Brown. (Hate this brand)
        Ahava- Hand Creme. (Meh- Have this already & it’s really good)

    • I am 45 with normal to dry skin and only use powder foundation. The PUR was my choice this month.

  17. I still haven’t received my December bag😩

    • Me neither, Dawn. I contacted them Monday and they’re supposed to resend it. Still haven’t seen a ship notice. I have had so many issues with Ipsy unfortunately.

      • I have emailed daily since December 20th. I was told that all 5 of my add ons were sold out and was refunded on those. I was also informed that I would be receiving different items from my bag spoiler since many of those were also out of stock. Still no shipping notification. I feel that three versions of a bag is more than Ipsy can handle. Maybe Ultimate should go away.

  18. Very underwhelmed. After pausing for two months, I thought there would be at least one or two things to feel excited about. Nothing I’m getting is interesting in any way, and two are on my “rarely” list. Boring and bland, and I wish I had paused again.

    • I agree paused for 3 months in a row now , since they opened Plus to everyone no as good as it was , staying with Boxycharm

  19. I’m getting
    Bellepierre liquid eyeshadow (hate the brand but chose it anyway bc I love using liquid eyeshadow as primer for powder eyeshadows)
    Glow blueberry cleanser (yay was hoping)
    Brooklyn & Bailey mascara (throw it into the pile)
    Jules Smith power gloss (eh)
    Theorie Bamboo charcoal body scrub (at least it’s not another charcoal face mask)

    I’m ok with this month! Threw in $18 worth of add-ons to get things I really want which is a lot better than buying the Ipsy Plus and getting disappointed.

  20. you know I’ve never had a problem with ipsy until last month when I bought the add-on sunday riley vitamin c cream…paid 13.00 for this well, it never came in my bag, so I emailed them…they sent me eye cream instead..with no reason..sent them another email, saying I did not order this..they never said anything to this day..so I cancelled before the end of December…they keep sending me emails saying come back…but to me this was very rude..so I’ll just keep moving on to others…

    • Same thing happened to me. I emailed them and asked for the Sunday Riley Cream or a refund. They gave me a refund and I got to keep the eye cream they sent as a replacement. The eye cream was nice, but I wouldn’t have ordered it, and didn’t think they should send me a replacement of whatever they wanted for something I paid for.

  21. I’m happy with my Classic bag. This month, I’m receiving: FARAH Face Brush, Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Cleanser, Beauty For Real balm (in Hannah), Brooklyn & Bailey mascara and Theorie detox scrub. It’s a nice mix of tools, skincare and makeup.

  22. New rewards points items are available!!!
    I’m ok with my Glambag in general. I would say, product wise, it’s a 3.5/5 match. I say 3.5 because of the Ciate blush/highlighter. Blush, yes. Highlighter, no. The shade I’m getting is Date Night, it’s definitely not a shade for my skin tone. I’m getting a F.A.R.A.H. face brush! Thankful it’s not another eyeshadow brush. This brush matches the Glambag! I’m happy with the skincare I’m getting, a mask & a cleanser. Last item is a tinted lip balm. I added the H2O & the AHAVA handcream.

  23. I got:

    Glow recipe blueberry cleanser (my pick)
    Farah 160f face brush
    Beauty for Real lip balm in Hannah
    Brooklyn & Bailey mascara
    H20+ hydrating cream

    Add-one:
    Pur powder
    Thrive mascara

    This is probably the least exciting month for me so far. Compared to the choices available, my bag is boring (although still 100 percent fitting my profile). I will use everything though so I don’t feel like I can really complain.

  24. My reveal not up! Still matching, if they are taking this long it better be good ( since my plus bag is horrible).

  25. I’m getting:

    Bellapierre Cosmetics Liquid Shadow Eye Candy in Venus (hate Bellapierre)
    Banila Co Cleansing Balm (only thing I’m excited for besides what I picked)
    Ciate London Blush (I picked)
    Jules Smith Beauty Lipgloss in Moonbeam Dream, an iridescent white lipgloss…… I’m already pale. (disappointed)
    Theorie Charcoal Bamboo body scrub (semi interested but not really)

    Disappointed in this month and don’t like the add ons either.

    • Layer the lipgloss over a dark lipstick or lip stain!

  26. This month looked so good but I got meh bag with 2 things I said rare to but a lot of people are getting which is lip gloss and mascara . My other items were ok. I picked the PUR powder, I played with profile to get marble Farah face brush yesterday and it worked! Normally my profile says rarely brushes I am also getting cleansing balm I am so so with it’s pretty small and I already have full size Farmacy. So 2.5/5 not the best but could be worse I guess.

  27. It’s my birthday month so I was hoping for a good bag this is one of those months where i’ll use it but i’m not excited for it

    I got
    Purlisse blue lotus cleansing milk(will you not my fave brand)
    Mischo nail polish (third month in a row of nail polish and it’s super dark)
    Morphe Concealer (my choice)
    Julies Smith Beauty lip gloss (I don’t really enjoy lip glosses)
    Theorie Body scrub (i’m somewhat excited for this one)

    Add ons
    Hempz Body lotion
    Pur pressed powder
    Luxie Fan brush

    • My birthday month too! I like my bag well enough, but funnily enough, I would have KILLED for that polish – or even probably paid the $12 add-on. I love the color and the packaging!!

      I got:
      Araceli Ojos Perfectos in Black (I somehow managed to be in need of black eyeliner so I picked it!)
      Luxie Fan Brush (Don’t really use fan brushes but it’s cute)
      Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce (I’m down to try it, seems interesting)
      Benefit Gimme Brow (eh – maybe my mom will like it or else I’ll try it)
      Hempz Original (love this brand and can never have to many purse lotions so yay)

      Add ons
      Araceli Ojos Perfectos in Brown – been wanting a brown and $3 for a full size can’t be beat
      Beauty For Real lip balm – okay I don’t need another lip balm but it’s cute and I love their mission!
      Morphe Concealer in 1.55 – I didn’t realize it was 1.55 not 1.25 so it may be too dark for me, if it is though I know my friend will use it so worth a shot!

      Overall pretty happy with this month – would have loved that nail polish though!

    • I got the exact bag as you! Not thrilled either. Must have been because I chose the concealer

    • I got the same as you and I chose concealer. Got one add-on: the honey peel off mask.

    • Chose the concealer as well and also got the exact same bag. Seems they are not really customizing per our profiles.

  28. I’m getting:

    URBAN JUVE PROVISIONS INC.
    Ultra-Hydrating Lip Balm – Yay! I have balms set to often.

    LUXIE BEAUTY 560 Medium Fan Flawless Brush – Wasn’t hoping for this specifically, but I love Luxie and will definitely use it.

    GLOW RECIPE Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser – My pick. So excited!

    BEAUTY FOR REAL Lip Revival Tinted Lip Balm in Hannah – Yay, they realized that balm and tinted balm should be separate categories (imo).

    REALHER Eyeshadow in Victorious – Meh. I never thought I’d say it, but I have enough eyeshadow.

    And I added on:

    MORPHE Fluidity Full-Coverage Concealer in 1.55 – Needed a new concealer.

    BANILA CO Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original – Wanted to try it since it’s so popular and has good ingredients.

    IPSY Mirror Compact Keychain – Will be so convenient!

    Mostly good, but would have preferred the concealer and cleansing balm instead of the eyeshadow and brush.

  29. I’m pretty happy with my bag this month:

    *BANILA CO Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original (have been wanting to try this)
    *ARACELI BEAUTY Ojos Perfectos Liquid Eyeliner in Coffee/Café (yay to an eyeliner not in black)
    *MORPHE Fluidity Full-Coverage Concealer in 1.55 (my choice)
    * BEAUTY FOR REAL Lip Revival Tinted Lip Balm in Debbie (need lip balms in winter and tinted is a plus)
    * THEORIE Charcoal Bamboo Detoxifying Body Scrub (meh)

    Three of my items (eyeliner, concealer, lip balm) are full size.

    I added on (B1G1 was a nice surprise):
    * AHAVA Dead Sea Water Mineral Hand Cream in Sea Kissed (love this stuff, it’s amazing)
    * F.A.R.A.H BRUSHES 160F Face Brush

    • Try that “Debbie” lip balm and see what you think. To me, it’s the worst. It is like rubbing a cheap wax crayon on your lips. It actually hurts. And then it made me look like I drank milk and didn’t wipe my mouth off. Into the trash that goes.

      • Ugh. So sorry you had that experience and hopefully you just got a bad one? I haven’t received my bag yet so I haven’t been able to try anything out yet. But now that will be the first thing I try, lol.

        • I’m getting that in the shade Hannah. I already have very serious doubts about the shade of this on me. I will check mine when it gets here.

        • It was so bad that I did wonder if it was a quality control issue. On the ipsy reviews, some people really liked it and others had the same reaction I did. I wonder if the “balminess” varies with the shade.

  30. Not impressed with my bag but I got it free so can’t complain.

    – PUR pressed mineral makeup
    – Beauty for Real lip gloss in nude
    – Araceli liquid eyeliner
    – Blueberry cleanser- my choice item
    – Hempz body lotion

    No add ons

  31. I’m still ok with this bag at the price (and I didn’t lock into the lower price), but my plus was a huge fail. Now does this bag match my profile? Nope! All but 1 item is from my rarely category – which is 1 product more that matched than my plus bag! So I caved and ordered a bunch of add-ons to get the products I wanted to try. However, I’m canceling my plus going forward. Fiscally, I’ll have to ask myself if $13 or so dollars each month could be spent on something I consistently enjoy.

  32. Mixed bag for me this month, although my December bag was amazing so it was hard to top.

    *PUR Pressed Mineral Makeup (my pick)
    *GLOW RECIPE Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser (love skincare)
    *AHAVA Dead Sea Water Mineral Hand Cream in Sea Kissed (this is just kind of a boring product but it will get used)
    *BROOKLYN & BAILEY Lash Next Door Mascara in Blackout (mascara is my favorite beauty product, always happy to try new formulas)
    *FINDING FERDINAND Lipstick in Very Berry (I don’t use lipstick so this is a dud)

    Add On:
    *THRIVE CAUSEMETICS Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara (my holy grail mascara, love picking it up at half the price from ipsy)

    Does anyone know if it’s possible to opt out of only lipstick? Or does that opt you out of all lip products? Because I enjoy getting lipglosses and balms from Ipsy, just not lipstick.

    • The Ahava hand cream is AMAZING.

      • Thank you for the positive feedback, Sherri. I’ll look forward to trying the Ahava!

        And thank you AF, I will email Ipsy to opt out of lipsticks.

        Happy New Year.

      • Hi Sherri,
        Just wanted to circle back to THANK YOU for your positive feedback about the Ahava hand cream. My bag came over the weekend and I was extremely impressed with how moisturizing and non greasy the cream is. If it wasn’t for your comment, that product would have sat in my stash untouched for months because I just don’t deem hand cream as an exciting product. I’ll be purchasing the full sized for sure.

        • Hi Victoria – so glad to help! I was introduced to it when I got it some time ago in a FFF box. I am constantly in need of hand cream but very picky because I can’t stand even the slightest bit of greasiness. So I always get excited about trying new hand cream (even if I have to wash it off right away because it’s too greasy, lol). So now it’s one of my favorites. I recently got some online via Nordstrom’s Rack at a nice discount, so you might want to try there.

    • Yes, you can opt out of just lipstick. I did it, and I still receive balms and glosses. Those products are not considered the same as lipstick.

    • I am opted out of lipstick and highlighter. I never receive highlighters but still receive lipsticks. Last month was a bright red I will never wear and this month you guessed it- another lipstick brown. I only wear light colors which is why I opt out but it seems like they never look at my profile. Every month I give it terrible ratings and write that I’m opted out and don’t want any lipsticks. I call them and they tell me if I opt out it means all lip products not just lipsticks. I say fine, please make sure I’m opted out. They assure me I am but it doesn’t matter since I get lipstick or lip gloss every month. I call and complain and usually end up with points added to my account.

      • How do you call? In all the years I’ve had Ipsy, nobody has ever found a working phone number for their CS…

        • I meant email. I wish I could call it would be easier than waiting for them to reply.

      • And they have told me just the opposite. You can opt out of lipstick, but that glosses and balms and considered a different category. I never get lipsticks, just the glosses and balms, which I would also opt out of, but I really don’t want any more highlighters, so that is my other opt-out.

  33. Nomad Coametics eyeshadow in Henna
    Beauty for Real lipgloss in Nudist
    Luxie Beauty fan brush
    Glow Recipe blueberry cleanser
    Ahava mineral hand cream

    I added on:
    PUR powder in light
    FARAH face brush

    Not a terribly exciting bag for me but it’s fine. The big disappointment to me is the lipgloss- I love lipgloss and this one looks super pretty, but I think it has mint in it! I can’t wear mint products due to a sensitivity.😭

  34. Guess it’s too late to cancel this month? Terrible month AGAIN. I may be out for good.

  35. Pretty happy with my decision to pause this month. There want really anything I was excited about in the choices and not much here either.

    It’s the same thing! Red lippie, blush, black eyeliner and mascara. I wouldn’t have added anything.

  36. No FOMO again

  37. I’m not having fun anymore guys. A black eyeliner in both GB and GBP, setting powder and red eye shadow, and they’re raising the price of add-ons now. I think I’m out.

    • Lauren, I’m kind of feeling the same. I’ve been with ipsy for years but I’m getting jaded. My bags have not been good for several months. I’m getting things that don’t match my profile and are marked “rarely.” I feel like they’re doing it so we buy more add-ons. I’m starting to feel like I’m wasting my money so I’m thinking of canceling today. I’m sad.

    • Same! They are getting money hungry and the bags dont seem as good anymore. I’m guessing they want people to buy more add ons. Its irritating when add ons are $3 each and the products in our bags also are $3 each ($12 total). We should be able to just have an option to choose a bag full of add ons if we want! It shouldnt overload their system since you can already choose 5 add ons anyways! Then they are raising the price for full size add ons that are already spendy…(now $18) which they claim is because these are better, more high end options that we didnt get before…but we did. They’ve had $180 products at the $12 add on price many times before. They just want us to pay $6 more ($18) because they want to make more money. This had been there goal latley (since new $2 price raise for regular glam bag, now a new $50 box that’s not even good, adding add ons to begin with, raising add on prices, adding special offers after add on purchases and lowering product quality and quantity (such as in the plus when there used to be 3-5 eyeshadows or brushes replaced by only 1-2 in bags)). SAD!

    • I am so glad i cancelled all three of my oopsy poopsy subscriptions. after reading the other comments here, i was not the only one dealing with ignored preferences, duplicated products I clearly requested to not get. when I sent in emails about my concerns, I was told it was the formula and I needed to update my preferences. well, enough already. I can easily purchase elsewhere. good luck, everyone…. since they dont listen to their customers, maybe they will feel our money leaving.

      • I wonder if they already are after the Ultimate let down and now raising prices for add ons and not customizing well anymore.

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