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Ipsy Reveals Are Up for the March 2020 Glam Bag Plus!

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ByMSAMar 2, 2020 | 146 comments

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus January 2020 makeup and beauty subscription box review

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus
4.2 overall rating
247 Ratings | 33 Reviews

March 2020 Ipsy Glam Bag Plus 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 Plus this month?

And here are all the products Ipsy is sending in Glam Bag Plus this month (Each Glam Bag Plus Box includes 5 of these):

This subscription is $25 a month. Check out our full Ipsy Glam Bag Plus reviews to learn more!

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus is a monthly makeup and beauty subscription box - each month includes 5 full-size products! You’ll also get a makeup bag once every three months.
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146 comments

Sasha

I like my bag this month except the eyeliner. Another stupid liquid eyeliner that will collect dust. Had to complain to customer service to make sure I don’t get any after this, and they can’t even guarantee that.

Taylor

I got:
Glam glow cleanser
The balm palette in pic perf
Liquid lip
Coffee scrub
Concealer brush
Eyeliner

To be honest I am happy with bag, except for the eyeliner. I got one last month, so I am disappointed I got another one. But to be quite honest, all of this for only $25 is amazing. I really shouldn’t complain because the glam glow cleanser, even on “sale” at tj maxx was $19.99, so at least I am getting my money’s worth and getting to try more products.

Raeanne Holmes

I’m not too excited for my plus this month. I love my regular ipsy bag but for plus I got the glam glow cleanser, brow pomade, the balm pic perf (my choice), and the matter liquid lipstick in undercover (which I hate). the concealer brush. my bonus was the hempz lotion and I added the benefit pearl primer. We got brow stuff in January. I skipped February. and I’m not a lip person.

My regular ipsy which I think I’ll always keep cause it’s not full size and I don’t mind trying all the samples. I got firma beauty concealer brush, tarte sea quench hydrating primer (which I have I’m very oily) foxybae hair mask, honey Jarrett clean whip cleanser, tatcha water cream (chose), bonus was Pacifica eyeshadow in hempz, add ons were complex culture eyeshadow brush and calion blackhead o2 bubble pore mask

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Pic Perf palette (choice)
Malin Goetz eye gel
Concealer Brush
Yensa lip oil
Billion Dollar Brows taupe
Extra item was the Hempz hand cream which I have a full size of. The smell initially is so nice but after 10 min it just leaves an awful smell so I will give them this one away.

I added on the Tatcha dewy cream and the Belle En Argent lip gloss. I also added the Tatcha Water Cream and the Benefit primer but I received an email stating it wasn’t available and I would not be charged. The water cream was what I was most excited to try out of everything.

HVanity

I thought I was the only one that got that weird after smell from the hempz lotions. like they smell good when you first put them on and then it smells rancid.

Alice

I feel same. I can’t get past that awful scent.

KatKat

my bag sucks, forgot to pick a product but no interested in any of the items this month anyways.

if I didnt’ have to deal with shipping would happily sell mine.

day 2 night pallet
glamglow cleanser
cheap looking liquid lip
ciate powder (the only thing i’ll probably play with)
concealer brush
hemp mini lotion as the bonus

sucks i wasted $ to chance on the extra bonus march item. I also wanted to see if i can pick up the SR CEO as add on and of course that wasn’t an option.

Lori

NOT a great month for my regular bag or my Plus:

–Malin + Goetz Eye Gel (eh, fine. I got eye cream in my GBU, too)
–Yensa Lip Oil (meh, probably won’t use. I prefer balms to oils or glosses)
–The Coffee Scrub Body Scrub (horrible!)
–Billion Dollar Brow Kit in Taupe (fine, but I got brow kit in GBU, too)
–Complex Culture Concealer Brush (YES! Love these, will take them all)
–The Balm Cosmetics Day 2 Nite Palette (my choice)

Looking over the products, I see that Plus had VERY FEW products to choose from this month, so that is why my bag isn’t great, not so much the personalization, I think. Still, I’m definitely going to abstain from choice next month and see how that goes.

Slavi Gantcheva

Definitely not as excited about this glam bag plus as I thought I would be. Would have loved the IT cleanser but instead I got the lip oil, the blush palette, the Hempz lotion, and the concealer. I will be selling most of these on Ebay for a reduced price so if anybody who didnt get one of these items in their bag but wanted them, hit me up!

Pamela Burris

Can u send me ur contact info i am interested plz mine is [email protected]

ELAINE DIPPEL-HUGHES

I miss my Ipsy bags. But my husband said we can’t waste the money. You know someone could be generous and feel sorry for me. I really would like a surprise in the .mail

Lori

This is a really weird post.

Jennifer

I don’t think it’s weird at all!! I’ve sent many people extra products and donate all the time. Everyone likes to have nice things but sometimes times are tough. Asking for a handout is hard enough without people making unnecessary comments. Of course that’s just my opinion. Take care

Doublesteff

Isn’t there somewhere on here that has a list of free bags ppl have to give away? If not here, the beauty box sub on reddit has those offers all of the time I believe. Maybe ur wish could come true? Fingers crossed for u.

Ami

I think this was a decent month. I’ve been checking my ipsy bag all day to make sure I still have what it says i will get. I get really depressed, i dont talk about it a lot– i spend a lot of time alone. I like this ipsy service because it feels like someone is giving me an interesting surprise present every month. And the shipping and the reveals are something I get to look forward to. While some items are questionable, i do enjoy being distracted from my impaired mindset by these bags.

Jamey

You are not alone doll!! I am the very same to the point when I do get around people its awkward and I keep odd hours, so it’s not great to go out and meet people or try too anyways.

It kinda puts into perspective the awful ipsy months into perspective on why a lot of us get them and love to play with them once they show up

Lori

Yes, you are NOT alone! The whole reason I got into sub boxes in the first place was to distract myself from a break-up. It definitely lifted my mood and gave me something to look forward to. 2 years later, I’m still addicted, haha. Wishing you well!

socaldeb

Hugs to you Ami! You are not alone.

Stacy

I feel ya hun n hope things get better. I’ve dealt with mental health issues since early teens, it’s rough. I agree getting these bags is like a present every month. I look forward to the 2nd when I’ll see my reveal and get to choose add ons then I look forward to receiving it. When you’re down even having something like this to look forward to really helps

Alice

Amu, I understand. I suffer with it as well. Just wanted to say ‘hi’.

Ivy

I didn’t get anything I want besides my choice items, all my lowest rated products blush, scrubs, lip stick eyeliner and brush. It’s a joke, I rate brow the highest every time and did not get the brow kit, there are 6 brow products, I didn’t get any!And I hate blush!

Stacy

There are actually only 2 brow products with different shade variations. Maybe the shades didn’t match your profile and that’s why you didn’t get it. With 5 dislikes and those being very popular items to be in sub boxes (especially blush, lipstick, eyeliner and brushes, all items sent most often in sub boxes) It makes it very hard to please you. Plus there weren’t a lot of items available this month and even fewer taking out the items you don’t want. Just another outlook. Try joining some of the buy, sell, trade groups n trading

Ivy

Exactly, I am not that hard to please, just get me like 2-3 things I would use. They picked products without even try.

Shelly

opposite!!! I rate brow products the lowest and I got two brow products!! the point of the reviews and surveys are for what?!?! Actually sent my sister a picture of my spoiler, with the quote “shame on ipsy”! She sent me her spoilers and said “I second that”!!

Heidi

I got:

THEBALM COSMETICS AUTOBALM® PIC PERF–At first glance, not excited about this palette. Maybe it’s prettier in person?
PHASE ZERO MAKE UP Matte Liquid Lipstick in Undercover–Not excited about this shade and will probably give it away.
GLAMGLOW TROPICALCLEANSE™ Daily Exfoliating Cleanser–I picked this for my husband. He has oily skin and needs a new daily cleanser.
THE COFFEE SCRUB Coconut Body Scrub in Coconut–Not excited about the mess that I hear that this is going to leave in my shower but I am in need of a new scrub so….
COMPLEX CULTURE Precision Concealer Brush–I am never not happy about brushes.
SERAPHINE BOTANICALS Luna Liner – Water-Resistant Liquid Eyeliner in Black–Immediately giving this away. I don’t use liquid liners,ever.

Add-ons:
TARTE Sea Quench Hydrating Primer
BUBBLE T Face Mask Duo in Hibiscus & Acai Berry Tea and Lemongrass & Green Tea

Not the best month ever but we’ll see how much I end up keeping. I had to talk to them about not sending me blush every month last year. I really do not want to have to have the same conversation about eyeliners with them.

Lila Williams

Agreed regarding the eyeliners. What many do not know is that you can contact customer service to request one product to never be sent, They will make sure you never get that product. I chose eyeliners. Oddly enough, though, they still put them in my choice list. But after making that request – 2 months ago – they did not appear in my shipment.

Monica S

Kelly awesome. You can message me at starrysky2177 at att.net

Monica S

If anyone has The Balm blush palette they would be willing to trade for the Day 2 Nite palette or Malin eye gel please let me know. I’m regretting not purchasing the blush during add-ons.

Kelly

I’m getting the blush palette and would be happy to trade for the Day 2 Nite palette.

Monica S

Kelly- Please email me if you are interested in trading.

Alyse

I’m sad everyone seems so upset with their bags- I am over the moon about mine!! I got the scrub as my extra and can’t wait to try it 🙂
I also got
* pic perfect balm eye shadow palette
* lip oil
* m& G eye cream
* hey honey concealer
* concealer brush

I added the two different Hanalei balms.
I don’t use concealer that often- so I’m excited that this bag has kind of a “starter kit” for me 🙂

Alice

Same bag! Love mine. I’m so glad I didn’t get brow or eye liners. Huge success!

Mami03743

I really really really wanted the perfume and the mascara if anybody is getting either of those and wants to trade let me know if someone has both of those to trade I will trade a Fenty product if intrested if not I have hundreds to choose from

Jeana

I agree! I’m soooooo excited about my box! They totally followed my preferences. I got everything I wanted! I got the concealer, blush, eye gel, million dollar brow and liquid lipstick. I added an eyeshadow pallete even though I have tons of eyeshadow…it is just too fun!

Pink5

That’s pretty much what I got, only I went with the Day 2 Nite palette.

Not thrilled with the concealer, since I basically don’t use it.

Wow, no shortage of brow products in the list. I didn’t get any, so I guess I lucked out.

Stacey M Ellington

I cancelled mine for the same reasons. I have a drawer full of stuff I will never use. Ipsy has NO value for its customers if it is sending them products that they will not get use out of. What’s the point of having personalized service if it will not be personalized?

Mami03743

Honestly I used to feel the same way about ipsy but then I got to looking at All of the products that were offered and with my preferences and what I like they get it as close as they possibly can they just do not have that many items to put into variations and in this case it would be better if they did have more unlike boxy

Alice

Except for the Hempz, I’m very happy with my Plus! The Hempz is going straight to my regular donations. If it smelled only of pineapple it would be fabulous! Happy with my GB, too.

Kenley

Here is what I got in my 3 GBPs this month:

Bag 1:
Malin + Goetz Eye Gel
Yensa Lip Oil
The Coffee Scrub Body Scrub
Billion Dollar Brow Kit in Taupe
Complex Culture Concealer Brush
The Balm Cosmetics Day 2 Nite Palette

Bag 2:
Yensa Lip Oil
Glamglow Cleanser
The Coffee Scrub Body Scrub
Complex Culture Concealer Brush
The Balm Cosmetics Day 2 Nite Palette
Seraphine Botanicals Eyeliner

Bag 3:
Malin + Goetz Eye Gel
Glamglow Cleanser
The Coffee Scrub Body Scrub
Complex Culture Concealer Brush
The Balm Cosmetics Day 2 Nite Palette
Seraphine Botanicals Eyeliner

Mami03743

If I were you I would alter your preferences on your different bags so that they were different on each account that’s why they are all very similar it happens to my mom and I we get the same stuff because we like the same stuff but we would like more of a Variety and you said also email them and opt out of one different item from each Box if there are a couple things that you do not like as much I opted out of eyeliner because I got so many liquid eyeliner. But you have 3 different accounts so you could opt out of one item on each account which would likely at least give you more variety.

Dawn

I was opted out of eyeliner and eyeshadow, so I was bombarded with highlighter and bronzer. So I changed my opt out to highlighter and bronzer. So now I am back to the black liquid eyeliner a month club. I give up.

Kenley

Thanks so much for the info. I may try that!

Angela

Too many duplicates in those three bags. I get three regular Ipsy bags and two Ipsy Plus boxes too and it seem I rarely get duplicates.

Monica

Kenley- A lot of repeats in all 3 of your bags. Hopefully you can regift some of the repeats.

Kenley

Monica – Unfortunately, yes, there are several repeats this month. I think I’m actually going to cancel all of my bags after March. I have not been happy with personalization since choice rolled out. I get multiple bags to have gifts readily available throughout the year for friends and family, so the repeats will find a new home at least lol.

Allison

I don’t really care for this month’s bag.

Malin + Goetz Revitalizing Eye Gel
Yensa Super 8 Lip Oil in Pink Shine
The Coffee Scrub in Coconut (I hate the smell of coffee. I make it for a living I don’t want to smell like it too.)
Complex Culture Precision Concealer Brush
TheBalm Cosmetics Autobalm Day 2 Nite (I have enough eyeshadow palettes, I really don’t need anymore)
Seraphine Botanicals Luna Liner in Black (I don’t wear eyeliner and I’ve opted out of them)

Lola

I got almost the exact same things – the only difference is that I received the Hempz body lotion instead of the coffee scrub. Personally, the only thing I’m excited about is the brush – I received their bronzer brush a few months ago, and it is SO soft. I even added on the two other brushes that were available. However, everything else is….ugh. This might be my last GBP.

Monica

I got the exact same bag. I noticed that the coffee scrub is also an item in the regular Glambag this month. I wonder if they’re different sizes because that would be a little crappy putting the same size item as a full size in GBP as comes in the GB. Then again, maybe it’s the free sixth item.

Alice

It’s the free item. The other free item is the Hempz lotion.

tammy g.

i’m getting this month glam bag…but just cancelled after this month…these products are getting to be the same…going to spend my money somewhere else..

Natalie

I agree personally I’m trying fab fit fun and scentbird. $180 for the year for 4+1 add on box and $38 after tax monthly for what YOU pick on scentbird for 3 products but they’re super high quality. They have makeup, perfume/cologne and skin care too. Let us know what you try out? I’ll definitely be saving $90 a month from ipsy, it’s gone downhill in the last couple months, bad. And CS are jerks too.

Leigh

I’m getting my first GBP this month, and while it’s not terrible, I’m definitely going back to just the regular GB from now on! This does not seem worth over 2x the price of a glam bag to me.

The Balm Day2Nite palette (my choice) – it looked like everyone would be getting a Balm palette, so I picked the one I’d like the most! I’m excited to play with the black primer. 😍

Malin + Goetz Eye Cream – WHY? I have eye cream as “rarely”, but both face wash and body wash as “often”! I’ll probably use it as a regular moisturizer, because I do like the brand. But even at “full size” it’s only 15 mL, which is tiny. Three of my regular GB samples are bigger! (Yes I know it’s tiny because it’s an eye cream. I get it. I’m still cranky) 🤬

Phase Zero Matte Lipstick in Undercover. Cool, it follows my profile. I’m just so used to getting full-sized lipsticks in my regular GB that this feels underwhelming. 🙃

Coffee Scrub – Nope. Going straight to my husband. I hate coffee, but the only other sample item was the Hempz lotion, which I’ve received before, so I understand why I got this. 🤢

Complex Culture Concealer Brush – YES. I was so hoping for this! Love these brushes! It’s gonna be so perfect for around my eyes! 🥰

Seraphine Botanicals – black liquid eyeliner. Oh no I’ve been hit with the Ipsy Curse! The ONLY thing even remotely appealing is that it’s supposed to be water-resistant. I have hooded, oily eyelids and black liquid liner transfers everywhere after a few hours. If it stays on my eyelids, then it might be HG status! But for now…. boooo black liquid eyeliner 😭

Add Ons:
Complex Culture Precision Eyelid Brush (it’s a steal for $3!)
Curology Acne Patches (I’m calling this my $1 add-on 🤷🏻‍♀️)

Mami03743

I have the same issue and the only liquid eyeliner that works for me and I have 20 I’m sure and all different brands is NYX epic liner it’s waterproof everything else ends up all over the place

Jamey

I just looked it up…does it bleed?! It seems I’ve discovered I have lines in my eyelids thanks to years of going in the tanning bed (yes I’ve stopped but the damage is done lol) without goggles for years, and I have noticed that some of the liquid liners are odd looking in my eyes. They bleed but are also shiney..I just haven’t found one that works.

Cary san

I have same eyelid issues plus watery eyes and I put on urban decay eye potion on my lids before liquid liner even if I’m not wearing eyeshadow. It helps so I dont have to wear waterproof eyeliner and my liner stays put all day.

Jamey

Thank you for this info. My eyes water like crazy, so I’m going to have to get some and try it. 😀

Svetlana7e

This coffee scrub Ipsy try to push it for ages. I saw it in daily offer many times, I saw it in add on every month, I saw it in people’s bag many many times. Finally, Ipsy made decision completely get rid of it and force it for free to all its subscribers.

Stacy

Interesting cause I’ve never seen it before and I always get add ons and check the daily deals frequently

Jamey

It’s been there for a while. On the daily deals they usually throw it in a group of things

Randie

I didn’t get it. Or the Hempz.

Alice

What did you get as your March free item?

Alice

I got the Hemp (yuck), but avoided the scrub (worse than the Hemoz, lol)!

Nicole

Nothing here is making me regret skipping. This month’s products just aren’t for me and it doesn’t seem like I missed much from the add on’s either. Oh well, maybe next month. Glad to see some people enjoying their product selections this month!

Beccah

My bag

*Malin & Goetz eye gel
*Yensa lip oil
*The coffee scrub
*thebalm day 2 nite palette
*Hey honey concealer
*Luna liner

Beccah

Oh yes, I added on both tatchas, awake lip mask, 2 hanalei lip balms. I actually like my bag. I’ve skipped for 4 months so the only things I don’t like are the coffee scrub and black liner

Lauren

I was pleasantly surprised with my bag. I didn’t pick an item to test if it would match my profile better. I received the lip oil, blush palette, concealer, brow kit, and AR+CO high dive cream. My free product was the coffee scrub. I would have liked an extra skin care item instead of the brow kit, but really overall an improvement, especially because I didn’t get another eyeshadow palette. I did pick a product in my regular bag, and it’s pretty terrible, so I think there might be something to the whole theory that picking messes with the match process.

Dawn

So I am guessing that the Hempz body lotion and the Coffee Scrub were the two possible bonus items. Really Ipsy??? SUX😡

MzBev

No. I didn’t get either of those. The 6th item in mine is the Tatcha dewy cream.

Alice

You got Tatcha in your Plus?

Suzy

Yea, it would have been better to have no free item instead, right? Im sure someone will take it off your hands.

Apricot

The sneak peaks earlier this month felt felt a little lackluster, that said, I’m fairly happy with my bag and add-ons. I’m getting:

MALIN + GOETZ Revitalizing Eye Gel – Was hoping I would get this or something equivalent.
YENSA Super 8 Lip Oil in Pink Shine – My pick, I love lip-gloss, excited to try it.
BDB 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows Kit in Taupe – Okay, I’ll try it even though I think I look like I’ve lost my mind when I enhance my brows. It always looks so good on other people. Maybe if I keep trying? Lol.
COMPLEX CULTURE Precision Concealer Brush – I love brushes, excited to try this one.
HEMPZ Herbal Body Moisturizer in Sweet Pineapple & Honey Melon – Meh? People seem to rave about this stuff but I tried a hemp based lotion once and truly hated the underlying but present and pervasive hemp smell (gag).
THEBALM AUTOBALM® GRL PWDR – Super happy to have gotten this over the eye palettes (already own both THEBALM TEA eye palettes which seem like bigger versions). My hg blush just happens to be BALMSPRINGS (it always looks just right, full face or barely there make-up) so I’m excited to try these.

I added on: the HeyHoney mask, Lip Luire Gloss in Jealous of Us, CAKE BEAUTY Defining Curl Cream, TATCHA The Water Cream (excited to try although would have selected Dewy if I could have) and, the AWAKE Lip Therapy lip mask.

Pretty happy overall, I just hope my bags arrive this time with everything accounted for and intact.

Victoria

Hopefully you like the HEMPZ lotion. I have two scents and neither of them smell hemp-y to me. But everyone’s nose is different 🙂

Apricot

I hope so because I can always use an extra lotion.

Bonnie

Hempz doesn’t smell like hemp. But they work great.

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