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

ByMSAMar 2, 2020 | 75 comments

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Ipsy Glam Bag Ultimate
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March 2020 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 Ultimate is a monthly makeup and beauty subscription box - each month includes 8 full-sized & 4 deluxe samples, in addition to a beauty bag! (Shipping is free to the US, and an additional $4.95 to Canada).
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It’s pretty clear to me what the better deal is:
I purchase the following monthly
Glam bag plus 5 full size items 25.00
Glam bag base 5 Sample items 12.00
Total items 10 – total price 37.00

You are paying 50.00 dollars for Ultimate which is $13.00 more. (Not worth it).

You could do do some addons and still be under $50.

Ultimately the Ultimate is not a great deal – and with all the issues I’m not willing to gamble with $50 every month to most likely wind up unhappy. I canceled after the first month and I have been extremely happy with my choice.


I get two GBU boxes. I suspected one box did not have 8 full size items and when I got both boxes today, the one that had 8 full size products had an insert detailing the products and prices while the other one didn’t. That may be a way to tell for those who think they aren’t getting the 8 full size????


I did not receive the Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion they told me I would be getting in place of the Pixi by Petra Glow Mist nor did I get the Violet Voss palette I purchased as an add-on.


I am very grateful for the posts regarding the Ultimate Glam Bag. I am a longtime subcriber to the base bag. I change my profile each month to try to get the products I really want. Overall, I’ve been satisfied with my curations. The Ultimate boxes seem to have many upset customers. Here is my list of items I will receive in my March base bag. 1. Mischo nail laquer in “Unbroken”. Love the mauvy blush shade. 2. Complex Culture precision eye brush. Nice! 3. Awake lip mask. I’ll use this for bedtime moisture! 4. Belle En Argent lip luire gloss in “Jealous of Us”. 5. Kensie “So Pretty” fragrance. 6. Grace and Stella lavender body cream (my choice item). 7. (ADD ON) Skone brow wand in”Peanut Butter”. Very excited to receive any color but black! 8. (ADD ON). TATCHA The water cream. Love this brand! 9. (ADD ON) TATCHA The Dewy skin cream. 10. Bonus mystery item for March. I’ve heard that it could be Hempz pineapple? 11. Cute neon studded bag. The cost with 3 add ons is $19.50. I generally purchase a few $3 add ons. However, you can add on full sized items as well. I hope this info might help some of you folks.


I received an email stating Ipsy is sending me another item due to my bag only including 7 full size products. I thought this was the case after seeing the reveal. I wasn’t going to say anything before receiving my bag and verifying. I’m so glad Ipsy has been proactive in correcting this error. They’re sending me a R + Co fragrance gel, which is completely new to me and I’m excited to try.


I hope I get an email soon. I only got 7 full size products, too. It seems only a couple of you emailed them first, right? I hope I don’t have to…


I got the same response , but I did write to them prior to receiving the email.


I got the same email, but I did write to them prior to receiving the email.

Beth in Oklahoma

I would have been excited to receive the R+ Co, or the Murad. I’m getting another 111Skin Vitamin C brightening booster.

Irina Pinos

I just got this from Ipsy

Hi Xxxx
We’re reaching out because we sent you seven full-size items in your March Glam Bag Ultimate. Our promise was to send you eight full-size and four sample-size products every month, in addition to a bonus sample this month.

To make it up to you, we’re sending you the 111SKIN Vitamin C Brightening Booster. This is an Ipster fave, and will keep your skin hydrated while brightening and evening out your skin tone.

Thank you for being part of the IPSY community. We hope you enjoy your March Glam Bag Ultimate, and we look forward to delighting you for many more months to come!
Yours truly,


I just received an email from Ipsy saying they are replacing the Pixi by Petra Setting Spray with the Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion since I received the setting spray before. The funny thing is the Murad product is also a repeat 😂😂😂.


I just looked and apparently I got that email too! And another that they corrected the benefit brow from brown to blonde for me! 🙂 I was ready to cancel but now I am second guessing that, might have to stay a while longer


I had also got the Benefit Brow in blonde when I needed brown and they corrected it as well without me having to email them. It is nice that they recognized their system had made an error without having to email customer service. I was on the fence about cancelling myself and I still might. I just don’t think the Ultimate has the same quality products that my Boxyluxe does for the same price point. I get 2 GBU, 3 GBP, and 7 GB. Instead of cancelling all of them, I might just scale back to one of each and that way I can still get my add-ons, which I feel is the only reason I really want to keep Ipsy.


I also got the Pixi spray again and specifically asked them if I could have a Murad product instead. I just got an e-mail this morning telling me that they are sending me a Dose of Color lipstick in a color that I would never use. I am so annoyed that apparently the Murad was an option as a replacement, they knew I wanted it, and then sent me a lipstick I would never use instead.


Brandi – I’m sorry that happened to you. They always say they send products based on your profile but I have felt that my personalization of my bags has significantly declined since choice rolled out. I have gotten an eyeliner in my GBP for 3 months in a row despite being opted out of them. I keep emailing CS about it but I still keep getting them and then they will reply back and tell me that this was the best curation based on product selection. The only thing I suggest is emailing them again. Sometimes it takes emailing them a few times until you finally get someone that will help you.


They just sent me the same email, except I have never got the Murad before so I’m happy with that. Sorry that it’s a repeat for you

Dana mignogna

I’m getting a crappy lipstick!!


I love all Murad products so I’m okay with it! Honestly, I was hoping to get the Murad serum again this month in my Ultimate bag. I love that stuff!!!

Kelli Baxter

Just got an email from IPSY that they are sending a Dose of Colors lipstick in the shade Let’s Cuddle to make up for sending the Pixi Glow Mist as a repeat.


I was happy with the spray until they decide to replace it with a Liquid lip stick, 2 liquid lip sticks in 1 box. I am so disappointed.


I only got Ultimate once before and it was a total let-down, so I vowed not to get it again unless they really upped their game. I’ve been mostly happy with my GB and GBP. This month, the SR CEO alone was worth it to me, plus I loved most of the other spoilers AND a bonus product made it seem that I couldn’t lose, right? Well, Ultimate ended up being the best of my 3 bags (the others were BAD this month), so why am I still disappointed? I guess all those sample sizes are leaving a bad taste in my mouth.

Anyway, I got:

–GO-TO Face Hero (face oils are marked rarely)
–DERMADELI Nourishing Eye Serum (fine)
–SUNDAY RILEY C.E.O. 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum (my pick)
–111SKIN rose gold and black masks (like these)
–HEY HONEY Show Your Glow Colloidal Gold & Honey Beauty Mask (fine)
–THRIVE CAUSEMETICS Lip Mate High-Shine Reviving Topper in Ashley (meh, wanted the serum)
–CHELLA La Vie Eyeshadow Palette Deluxe (hoped for this)
–CHRISTOPHE ROBIN Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt (yay)
–LIBRARY OF FLOWERS Honeycomb Handcreme (this is nice)
–COMPLEX CULTURE Angled Foundation Brush (YAY! Love these brushes)
–HEMPZ Herbal Body Moisturizer in Sweet Pineapple & Honey Melon (fine)
–BENEFIT Brow Contour in Brown Light (happy to try)
–MANNA KADAR Blush in Bali Babe (eh, fine)

Would have really loved a colored lip product (Smashbox or the Flesh) and the nail polish, but it could be a lot worse. Hmmm, those sample sizes, though…


This was it. This one just broke me and after being a subscriber since 2014 I snapped and broke up with Ipsy. Two products in this Ultimate box were things I had received before and dammit, no matter how many times I told them stop sending me masks of any kind, they persisted. The Ultimate was the worst mistake I ever made. The last two months have been nothing but lame skincare products and this March box was the last straw. The only makeup item (besides a brush that I didn’t really care about) was the brow palette that was completely uninspiring. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good skincare routine but this is just ridiculous. Fortunately I made enough of a fuss that they cancelled my subscription and refunded my money before sending me this box of junk.


One person’s junk is another person’s treasure……….


I hate they are repeating products. I already received the pixie glow mist before and gave a bad review on it. Now I’m getting it again. I emailed them about how disappointing that is, when there was many other products that I haven’t tried yet


They emailed me that they are sending me Murad skin perfecting lotion since I had already received the pixie glow mist 😁


I think because this one is called setting spray and the other one was not? And face hero is not a full size? I got both as repeats, but I don’t mind getting more skincare items.


I looked at the one I already have and it’s the same exact one. Ipsy emailed me saying they are aware and sending my complaint to a tech and get back to me. From what I can tell the face hero is not full size


Its time to contact Ipsy, guys …
I emailed them asking which of my products were full size. It appeared that only 3-4 could be full size and this is what they sent back.

Thanks for contacting IPSY Care, and I’d be happy to help.

You should’ve received the following products this month Glam Bag Ultimate:

Sample size:

1. HEMPZ Herbal Body Moisturizer Sweet Pineapple & Honey Melon
3. CHRISTOPHE ROBIN Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt
4. Dermadeli Nourishing Eye Serum
5. HEY HONEY Show Your Glow
6. GO-TO Face Hero
7.THRIVE CAUSEMETICS Lip Mate High-Shine Reviving Topper


1. ILLAMASQUA Hydra Veil Primer
2. CHELLA Eyeshadow Palette Deluxe
3. LIBRARY OF FLOWERS Honeycomb Handcreme
4. COMPLEX CULTURE Angled Foundation Brush
5. SUNDAY RILEY C.E.O. 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum
6. 111SKIN Rose Gold Sheet Mask & Diamond Eye Mask Set

I hope this was helpful. Let me know if I can answer any other questions, and thanks for your support of IPSY!

A SINGLE face mask/eye mask is considered full size? (according to the actual product info on Ipsy’s website, you get one mask for your face and one for your eyes.)
The TWO hand creams I’m getting are the same size, so … how is one considered full size? (both about 2.5 oz)
The brush they make themselves is full size? …ok

I’m honestly only getting 3 full size items this month
1 Sunday Riley
2 Chella eyeshadow palette
3 Illamasqua primer

Some of us are getting ripped off.


I contacted them about the product sizes because I felt ripped off by them as well this month. I haven’t gotten a response yet, but I’ll let y’all know if it’s anything worth reporting.


Would love to hear how this turned out!


It’s supposed to be 8 full sized items. Based on this response, I would insist on a refund.


I wonder why the products that are in our options to pick are different. I have 2 accounts both with GBP and GBU and out of the 4 bags that I get the CEO was not an option in my choice selection for me to pick from. 😕

Kathy S Piccini

I cancelled n definitely no regrets now. I already have the big brush. I havva full sized Face Hero oil already. I have the full sized tub of the Hey Honey gold face mask. Already own a full sized Sunday Riley. Already havva full sized Murad exfoliating cleanser etc n the list goes on. Im satisfied I made the right decision for ME this month


I do not think I’m receiving 8 full size products … does anyone else feel this way?

Also, if anyone is disappointed about not getting the Christophe Robin scrub don’t be too upset. It is just a sample size. The MINI version is 75ML … ipsy is sending out a sample that is only 40ML.


Ever since I upgraded to the ultimate, I am not satisfied. I keep hoping they will improve but I feel like they keep including low cost items


I posted the same thing this morning. I don’t feel like this month’s full size products are anywhere near full size.


I got:

Pixi by Petra Glow Mist
Manna Kadar Blush
Go-To Face Hero
Dermadeli Eye Serum
Hey Honey Mask
Thrive Lip Topper in Ashley (would of liked the pink one better)
111 Skin Masks
Sunday Riley Serum (my choice)
Chella Eyeshadow Palette (wanted Violet Voss but was able to add it on)
Library of Flowers Handcreme
Complex Culture Foundation Brush
Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer
Hempz Body Lotion


This month’s bag is ok. I think I’m going to cancel the Ultimate bag.

Pixi By Petra Glow Mist Setting Spray (repeat)
Go-To Face Hero (I got the full size in a previous bag)
Dermadeli Nourishing Eye Serum
Hey Honey Show Your Glow Colloidal Gold & Honey Beauty Mask
111Skin Sheet Mask and Eye Mask Set
Chella La Vie Eyeshadow Palette Deluxe
Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub
Library of Flowers Honeycomb Handcreme
Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
Complex Culture Angled Foundation Brush
Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer
Hempz Lotion in Sweet Pineapple & Honey Melon (repeat)
Youth to the People Superfood Cleanser (I got this as an add on in a previous bag)


I will gladly swap my CEO with anyone for the Murad cleanser. I have had This Sunday Riley three times already between boxes.


I subscribed to ultimate solely for the Sunday Riley…probably should have paid closer attention to the spoilers so I would have known it wasn’t a sure thing! 🤦‍♀️ I only like the complex culture brush so total waste of money! Should have just used that $50 to put towards a full size CEO.


I already own the smashbox gloss and the pixi glow spray, but they’re both awesome and I wouldn’t mind getting another one of either!


I was torn at choice time between the palette and the tooth whitening pen. I picked the palette but hoped for the tooth pen also. No such luck. Maybe it will show up in a future bag??


Iam sooo bummed ☹️ I knew I should’ve skipped the ultimate but I thought to myself I would give it one more try because I liked most of the spoilers and I only got two of the spoilers that we’re out. I will never again get another Ultimate bag, ever!!


I am so glad I cancelled the Ultimate bag after the first month. I am always stalking the spoilers and reveals in hopes it gets better. So far it just reinforces I made the right call to cancel. I normally purchase the base bag and a few add ons ( it seems like the best deal for me and the best way to control not getting a big expensive box of duds).


Anybody else feel like they didn’t get 8 full sized products as promised? I just looked up every item I’m getting in my bag and none of them are the full size you get from the actual brands, they’re all a fraction of it


Indeed. The Ultimate is definitely not what is advertised.


This is my first GBU! I decided to get all 3 bags this month for fun and since did the extra product! I got:
Benefit Brow Contour Pro in brown light
Manna Kadar blush in Bali Babe
Hey honey show your glow mask
Thrive Causemetics serum in Ruth
111Skin sheet masks
Chella La Vie eyeshadow palette (my pick)
Christophe Robin sea salt scrub
Color Club nail polish duo in get a mauve on it and oh hail, no
Library of Flowers honeycomb handcreme
Complex Culture foundation brush
Hempz sweet pineapple and melon lotion
Youth to the People superfood cleansed
I’m very pleased with the mix and excited to try new things!


Both of those lotions are really nice and smell delicious, and the scalp scrub feels so good!


Those are cute nail polish names 🙂


Really pleased with my GBP this month. It’s very skincare-heavy, which is my focus at the moment, so I’m thrilled. The only thing I didn’t receive that I really wanted was the Benefit brow tool – it looks a little gimmicky, but fun.

Nicole Grantier

Same! I get two glam bag ultimate and was really surprised I didn’t get one in either bag. I always mark high skincare/low makeup, so I’m sure that’s why. I would have liked to try it, though!

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