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Ipsy Glam Bag Plus October 2020 Choice Spoilers!

We have more spoilers for the October 2020 Ipsy Glam Bag Plus!

THRIVE CAUSEMETICS Brilliant Eye Brightener™ in Aurora



TRÈSTIQUE Brow Pencil in Espresso


PURLISSE Matcha Green Tea + Lemon Detoxifying Charcoal Mask

DOMINIQUE COSMETICS Celestial Storm Palette

KUNG FU APOTHECARY Black Obsidian Gua Sha

PMD BEAUTY Clean Smart Facial Cleansing Device in Blush

Here are some of the products they are sending this month. Not all subscribers will receive all items:

TARTE Double Duty Beauty™ Shape Tape™ Setting Powder in Translucent

Get a flawless finish—no wizardry required. This vegan translucent powder blurs, bakes, and sets your makeup. It gives you a soft focus to blur the appearance of fine lines and imperfections and has a netted sifter that dispenses the perfect amount of powder.


DR.LIPP Lip Tint 3 Pack

Share your luscious secret with someone special or just treat yourself to this superfood natural tint set and thank us later for your naturally glowy rosy lips, cheeks, and glossy lids. This set boasts the beautiful natural pink of Sweet Potato, sexy burgundy of Elderberry, and the fresh coral of Red Radish.


MISCHO BEAUTY Nail Lacquer Set in Top Coat and Unbothered

Ready to update your nail game for fall? This lightly heathered lilac and high-shine top coat is a great way to start. Two coats of Unbothered and one coat of fast-drying top coat is all you need for the perfect summer-to-fall mani.


VIOLET VOSS Lip Gloss in Romantical

Another gloss on our must-have list is this fantastical shimmery pink that gives a new meaning to “sparkle.” Wear it alone or on top of your favorite nude lip to add a touch of whimsy to any fall look.

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  1. WOW!!! I absolutely LOVE my bag:
    dr.brandt PoreDermabrasion
    Double Feature lip fondant & gloss
    Tarte shape tape’s vegan, yay!!
    Dr.Lipp superfood tints. And
    Violet Voss creme brulee eyeshadow palette.
    I am super happy bc I forgot to choose anything.

  2. I didn’t see a new post about GBP selections being open but I imagine most people know by now they are up. I hope everybody likes their box! I was really happy with mine after a lackluster September that almost made me cancel. I got:

    Dr. Brandt dermabrasion and Love+Craft+Beauty warm palette selected for me. Really happy with both and almost bought the exfoliant before.

    I selected the mischo nail polish duo, complex culture blush brush (weak category, but I heard this brush is good), and half caked lip duo. I’m glad I avoided all the mascaras they offered me as I don’t need any!! Added on the Sunday Riley A+ for $18 and sleeping oil trial for $3.

    If they keep giving me boxes like this I am sooo in for the long haul. It’s not a perfect box but it is interesting with some old, some new, and it’s diverse!

  3. What time does customization open?

    • It’s open

  4. When is choice time, Is it tomorrow? I can’t seem to find any info

    • Yes choice time for the plus bag is on the 2nd of the month. So tomorrow you should be able to make your selections.

      • Ooohhh sounds great, thank you!

  5. I never Got the option to choose any of my products this month and I checked The app everyday for the last two weeks. Guess I’ll be cancelling again due to all of my allergies.

    • The timeline on your app should say that choice is tomorrow for plus.

    • Choices for Glam Bag+ are tomorrow.

  6. I skipped Plus this month. I love the bag but I don’t like any of the spoilers. I think I’m going to give it until the end of the year and decide if I want to cancel Ipsy or not. I have way too much makeup.

  7. Not at all interested in any of these! Guess I’m skipping again this month. If next month is this bad, I’m cancelling. The bag is cute but I’m not spending $25 just for the bag.

  8. I like the eye brightener, and maybe the Haus gloss. I’m surprised there isn’t a wow item to lure us in

  9. I am going to skip but then probably regret it, lol. There isn’t really anything I want from the spoilers to justify the expense-which is fine since I went ham on add-ons for September. 🙂

  10. Crappy choices! All the good stuff they make you pay $18 and $25 extra for instead of including in your subscription box because they’re money hungry!

    • I would say that pretty much every company is in it to make money.

  11. So glad I paused it all…I am pretty certain I am going to cancel all of my Ipsy now…All repeats from other boxes except for the Violet Voss lip gloss…Adios Ipsy…Probably going to let go of all BoxyCharm too…Just rather order from or

    • I cancelled Boxy a long time ago and am on the verge of cancelling Ipsy. But I also subscribe to The Box by Fashionsta and I highly recommend them. They send a lot of great indie products each month and it’s a good mix of skincare and makeup.

    • I agree. The boxes are fun and when you get subpar items it’s not that fun.

  12. This doesn’t WOW me but omg the bags!!!! I’m getting it just for the bag set of all three lol

    I do like the set of 3 Dr. Lipp lip tints those look fun & the thrive eye brighten thingy. I can’t take another Purlisse matcha moisturizer PLEASE don’t send me that.

    Does anyone know what the Kung Fu Apothecary thing is???

    Idk seems like this could be an ok month, I’m in! 🙂

    • I’m pretty sure it’s a face massager.

    • It’s a gua Sha tool that helps lymphatic drainage & smooth wrinkles.

    • How can we get all 3 bags without subscribing to all 3. I just want the bags 🙄

  13. Wow. The only thing I want out of all that is the pallette. Like not even interesting in ANYTHING. Ipsy should really step up their brands/products. Are they leaving all the good stuff for add ons now??

    • I haven’t been super impressed with the add-ons lately.

      I suppose there could be a probability that they make more money when we buy as add-ons rather than when an item gets included with the bag, but how this all works is remarkably opaque.

    • Exactly what I said! It’s like we’re all paying more for something even slightly appealing while they’re giving junk out to the glam bag plus members. I’ve noticed this for the past three months.

  14. I want to subscribe so bad bc I love the ‘Pick 3’ thing but I literally would not use any of these items. The brow product looks too warm for my cool-toned brows and that “translucent” tarte powder looks dark af for fair skin.

    I got GB+ the first month that it was pick 3 and I was very disappointed with it. Was hoping for eyeliner at least as I use it daily and that wasn’t an option. Nail polish, a moisturizer maybe. Nada. Mascara (which I’m very stocked up on) was chosen for me, and then all 3 choice categories had mascara as well, as though I’d want FOUR mascaras in one bag??? And then the ciate powder and complex culture powder brush were in the same category, so if you saw the spoilers and wanted both (like me), you’d have to choose one and add-on the other for $12. This could be done better, no? We’ve been asking for more personalization for so long and I want to be supportive of it but it’s been really missing the mark for me. The choice options people posted for September also did not induce FOMO.

  15. I just want my September bag that shipped of Harrisburg NC two weeks ago. I am in NC.

    • I live in nc too my bags always ship early my mom lives in nc not far from me we live in the same county and her bags take forever to ship if you dont get it soon i would contact ipsy customer service im sorry your bag is taking forever

    • I guarantee it’s in New Jersey. From experience.

      • Yup! 😆😆😆

      • Mine went from Texas to Illinois to California.

    • Right?!? I live literally 30-40 minutes from Harrisburg and it goes all the way to NJ and back. I’m like wtf?!? Why?!? Heck I could drive to get my dang bag!! Hahaha

      • I know…It drives me batty that I live not even 40 miles away and my bag goes out of state to get back to me…


    • Do you check the tracking to follow it’s location? Follow the locations it goes and screenshot it daily from the very first day up until the final day when it’s delivered, This way you have the info handy for referring to if needed…and proof of it!
      First problem is because DHL sucks! I live in PA, last month my bag went from Hebron NC (or SC), past by PA, went up to NJ, then turned around. Went past me again and went to Maryland, turned back around, went past me again, (I live 5 minutes away from the Maryland border), and went to the distribution center up in Harrisburg. Left there and came down here to my PO and was finally delivered the next day! That took well over a week!
      It seems it’s taking way longer, (even with the COVID delays), than it should! I don’t understand why it went right past my state 2x and went to NJ?
      Anyway if you still don’t have your bag contact ISPY on FB and at @IPSY cares (I think that’s the right place-it’s on the glam bag page.
      Lastly good luck!

      • Don’t bother with Facebook, it’s garbage automated messages that tell you to sit on your thumbs. If you actually reply to their junk messages it’s “email ipsy care.” My package has still not been delivered and it has been in the possession of USPS in town for a week! I have been waiting for days for it to finally be delivered, but all that tracking says is “In Transit, Arriving Late”

      • I’ve had packages stalled in the postal system. There is a way you can get them to move it.

        It’s a bit of work, but you can go to the USPS website and submit an inquiry under the “Where is my package” tab. You will need to know where the shipping starting point is (I use the DHL office address (full number, street, city, state, zip code)), the tracking number, and your address.

        I usually get my package within 2-3 business days of submitting the inquiry.

        I understand that the Postal Service is under a lot of pressure these days, but sometimes you have to prod them to get your package.

  16. If I subscribe today will I get September’s bag or just secure my spot for October? I don’t want September’s at all

    • You’d very likely get Oct. Sept already shipped.

      • Yeah I took the risk because I saw that tomorrow is the start of choice time for October, and saw that I am indeed receiving October and not September. Thank you for you reply!

    • Tomorrow’s (9/23 & 9/24) choice is for the $12 Ipsy Glam Bag and $50 Glam Bag Ultimate. You will select your three items for $25 Ipsy Glam Bag Plus on October 2nd.

      • Thanks because I was just about to ask when it was for the plus. For some reason I was thinking that was what was today instead of the regular!! I keep forgetting it’s at the first of the month now since they changed it.

    • Ash Choice tomorrow is only for regular Ipsy. Glam bag plus we pick our products on the 2nd at 9am est. We get to pick 3 items in Plus.

    • You’ll get the Oct. bag. I subbed on the 14th of August and got the Sept. bag.

  17. I really want the thrive shadow stick! I’ve been wanting to try those and that exact shade actually 🙂 I’d also like to try the dr Lipp balms…I’d like to try the haus gloss but I’m not so sure about the shade

    • It will be much more sheer on your lip than the swatch. The last Haus gloss I got was a pink, and it added effectively no color to my lips.

  18. I opened up the Ipsy app and saw the ad for the Khloe Kardashian promo they have coming up. I straight up cancelled Plus and Ultimate and will be canceling the regular bag after the 1st due to buying a full size Ciate finishing powder with my points.

    Guess I really do feel that strongly about it. 🤷‍♀️

    • Oh! I was hoping that was just a promo stunt. Is it a collab as well??? Maybe not a popular opinion, but I’m just over collabs with TikTok, Instagram, reality TV show stars, etc. – particularly those with no background in makeup other than someone doing it for them regularly. Just give me a sample of a brand I can buy at Sephora (or K beauty) please.

      • I read an article this morning that Ipsy will be partnering with Kloe Kardashian for the next year. Ipsy said she resonates with their core demo.

      • @Luna 🤯
        Wow, I am so not that core demo that it resonates with 🤣

      • Nope, nope, nope!

      • Hmmm…that will probably prompt me to pause (or completely cancel) Plus for this upcoming year. I’m def not the demo. I’ve let my reg GB annual expire. I’ve got enough makeup to last for the rest of my life (from subs over this past year)…and, if I’m lucky, that might be 20 or so years…I’ll be 61 in Nov. I hardly ever wear any, anyway. I’m sticking with SeeNew for my skin care and picking up fave items individual along the way, as needed…even if I have to pay full price.

      • Ok so I finally found an article about Khloe becoming a “brand partner” and honestly y’all are making it a bigger deal than it is. Ipsy has always had a group of people that recommend brands to be in the bags. Bailey Sarian USED to be a brand partner before anyone even heard of her. They have a bunch of MUAs, influencers, and those “in the know” to recommend brands for Ipsy to feature. It’s not like Khloe is going to have complete control of what products are in the bags but with her big name it will attract higher end companies to want to be featured in Ipsy.

      • I don’t think its a collab. Just a promo thing. Idk. Doesn’t matter what it is to me. If there’s a Kardashian involved, I’m out. I quit Ulta when they started selling Kardashian and Jenner products. I’ve never been a fan or interested in supporting anything they do and now, for certain reasons that don’t have anything to do with beauty or makeup, I will absolutely have nothing to do with them or any company that supports them. I absolutely am not in line with any of their so called “core values” as if they even have any in my opinion.

        The only power I have in this situation is my dollars and I will spend them elsewhere.

    • Where are you guys getting this information? The ONLY thing I can find about Khloe Kardashian and Ipsy is they are doing a video with Khloe and Addison doing the tiny hands challenge and a contest for SOMEONE (not Khloe) that enters to win a year Ipsy Subscription and some other prizes. They do videos and other promo stuff with influencers all the type, I don’t get the big deal.

      • I speak with my money.

      • This forum is not the place to get nitty gritty on my reasons for being as anti-Kardashian/Jenner as I am so I won’t.

        I Don’t support them, won’t support them and won’t support companies that partner up with them. The only power I have as a consumer with my personal opinions on their family is where I spend my money so I will spend it elsewhere. I’ve been with Ipsy for years. Their customer service has gone above and beyond for me numerous times because I know how to talk to them to get what I want. I’ve always said I would never leave.

        Apparently, I was wrong.

      • Glossy . co published an article about it yesterday.

    • Missed that but any kardashian product can go to the trash. Gross and yuck on so many levels.

      • Couldn’t agree more ……

    • I saw that ad where Khloe was showing off her Oct. goods but I’m thinking that celebs and “influencers” are getting way better bags with higher quality brands then us nobodies! No way are we getting what they’re getting.

  19. I skipped October plus but happy I’m getting the regular bag so I can still take advantage of some of these add ons. The eyeshadow palette I would like to get for my daughter and the facial device for me.

  20. Ok am not skipping. I’ve skipped for a few month’s. I like the bag. I like the spoilers.

  21. I’m torn – I love the Violet Voss lip gloss formula, but the color is SO bland. It would be great if they would make some more interesting gloss combinations, like a nice brightish pink with some blue glitter (or anything other than more of the same).

  22. I skipped October already and nothing here is making reconsider. That’s good news! I’m trying to wean myself off sub boxes. Canceled Allure last month, FabFitFun was canceled before the fall box, skipping Ipsy + next month, and I think I’m going to cancel Boxy Premium too. That still leaves the other two Ipsy and base Boxy and the long awaited return of Macy’s! (I think that’s it… oh wait I have Tribe too). I have a problem! 😂

  23. So excited! I hope they do an add-on video again before choice day so we can decide what to choose and what to add on

  24. Okay, this is not so bad.

    I could go for the eye palette.

    • Eye palette is add on, not a choice 🙁

      • Many things spoiled as add-ons *are* choices, I’ve noticed over the past two months. You never know what ipsy will select for you!

      • I understand that it’s an add-on. Hopefully it won’t be a $25 add-on, but we’ll see.

      • It’s on sale for $28 right now on the Dominique cosmetics site. Not worth subbing just for that palette.

      • I’m already subbed, so not a problem.

  25. I would be quite happy with the majority of these things I think.

    I’m really curious about Gua Sha. Does anyone do it regularly and have any good resources to recommend for someone who just heard it?

    • Based on a quick Google, it’s apparently a traditional Chinese skin treatment using the device. It’s sort of a massage, but I didn’t dig too deep.

      • Yea I gathered that from a Google search, was looking to see if anyone had actual experience. Thanks though!

    • I have one and it works wonders for tension headaches. Especially right above the eyebrows. Wonders! I put some face oil on and melt away the tension. I don’t think that is what it is meant for but Boy Howdy does it work good.

      • I saw that it was good for that and hearing it actually is helpful has be super interested! Does the comb you use look like this one ipsy is offering? It looks like there might be different types

    • I love using it! It actually cuts down on facial ‘puffiness’ because it can take excess fluid and and move it so the body can get rid of it. And I agree, it does cut down on tension headaches.
      IMO, it’s much, much more effective than the jade rollers that a lot of people enjoy.

      • I agree!

      • Susie, so do you pull this device along the skin? I can see where it could be used for lymph drainage in that way. But how do you use it for tension headaches?
        Thanks for the additional info.

  26. I have October skipped, nothing here makes me want to add it back… The good stuff is add-ons.

    • For two months in a row, an item spoiled as an add-on was an item that ipsy selected for me. Don’t read too much into add on versus choice spoilers.

  27. Once again, the plus bag looks awesome! I hope I get the Tarte product too!

  28. These look pretty good. I may have to unskip October!

  29. I find it odd that Matcha green tea and lemon mask is mostly clear pure white with no traces of green hue. I know lemon helps dissolve/ lighten colors.

    I normally buy $25-$40 a month on good matcha tea.. That mask makes me laugh. Also worrisome of the money I toss at companies for mediocre quality 😵😱

    Would rather make a DIY matcha mask plus I drink lemon water daily and easy to do lemon masks. Although my face seems to dislike them.. The lemon. My face hates apple cider vinegar too. Although it’s fun to do a bi weekly hair rinse with ACV. I like to do it before I re dye my hair blue or whatever.

    Also I’m not sure why I ranted on this, I think I’m bored. Lol. Oh well.

    • I thought the same exact thing when I received the blue lotus eye cream & cleansing milk. It was white without a single trace of blue, which I was definitely excepting. I don’t think I’ll be investing in anymore Pūrlisse products. It’s basically something in the Target beauty department.

  30. Okay, October… I see you! So far, the majority of the spoilers are really appealing. I’d be happy receiving any of these items: Thrive eye brightener, Trestique brow pencil item, Tarte Shape Tape setting powder, Mischo nail duo, Violet Voss gloss. I truly hope I do not get the Dr. Lipp trio (I find them to be so goopy). I’m excited for October.

    • ALSO: I am so intrigued by the Kung Fu Black Obsidian Gua Sha tool! What a fun item to include as an add-on. I’m watching some videos now, on the benefits of Gua Sha facial techniques. I just may have to pick up one of these babies. Very cool.

    • I agree the Dr. Lipp balms are thick but it’s grown on me, they stay in all day long. I especially love to use it at night. My lips are so soft when I wake up.

  31. It’s really what about I get offered from this mix. I definitely want that eye cream or any of the lip stuff.

  32. I’m actually pleased with this month’s spoilers. Guess I won’t be skipping this month.

  33. I really hope I get the Tarte loose setting powder in translucent if they have it the color showing is too dark. The choices aren’t at all exciting to me just the eye cream I guess is what is pick.

    • does anyone know if the tarte loose powder is a choice or add on?? Thats the only thing that interests me..

      • It might be one of the items Ipsy selects for you.

        The hyper-personalization is making it very hard to predict how these things will shake out.

      • No it is neither. It would say right under it if it was.

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