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Ipsy Glam Bag and Glam Bag Plus December Design Reveals

Ipsy Reveals Are Up for the November 2020 Glam Bag!

ByMSANov 2, 2020 | 79 comments

Ipsy February 2020 makeup subscription review

4 overall rating
1876 Ratings | 363 Reviews

The November 2020 Ipsy reveals are up! 

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

What are you getting from Ipsy this month?

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

If you are new to 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.

IPSY Glam Bag is one of the most popular and affordable subscriptions around, and our readers have selected it as one of the top beauty boxes for the last 5 years running! IPSY Glam Bag connects members with five makeup, skincare, hair care, and other beauty samples each month, plus a cute makeup ba... read more.
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I’m actually really pleased with my bag, I think I’m the few who didn’t get the fab moisturizer or the eyeko mascara! I did get the dreaded trestique mascara in my glam bag plus though haha!

In my regular bag I got:

ABH Moon Jelly Lip Gloss – my pick! Super excited I loveeee lip glosses

Lottie London – Golden Eyeliner – I am so excited for this product. I’ve been looking for a golden/champagney eyeliner that I can just easily put in my inner corners without using a brush and my highlighter, so I already know this product will be used on the daily. I also love lottie london in my bags since we can’t order them from the US

Ofra highlighter in Blissfull – very happy to get my first ofra highlighter! I am a bit worried about the color as it might show up ashy on my skin tone (poc things) but I hope it looks good!

Vasanti cosmetics concealer brush – I definitely don’t need a concelear brush, I never use brushes for liquid products but who knows! I might like it.

Lab for you tomato and pumpkin sheet mask – This item is by far probably the worst item I’ve ever gotten in an Ipsy bag. First of all, I’ve been getting sheet masks for literally forever and I’m sick of them, and second of all, tomato and pumpkin. Thos are probably the grossest scents I would put on my face.

Overall I think the bag is so great that the sheet masks can’t bring it down! I also got three addons im SO excited for, the bella en argent lip gloss, glow recipe banana souffle cream, and the tatcha cleanser.


Why isn’t MSA talking about how IPSY bungled the GBP november and insulted the subscribers with a $3 add on for the december bag?


And only if you buy a $3 add on are you qualified for the free ad on!


yes…not even for this month but you can only use that for december. So if you planned to skip or cancel it’s worthless. This round was superbad .The only good thing i got was the Murad . Other than that I couldn’t find anything usable 🙁


Yes😅totally agree! This is the perfect bag, wish I had gotten it!
I received in my glam bag:
Tatcha Cleanser
MOTD face brush
IT cosmetics concealer
Glow Recipe Banana cream (my pick)
Jules Smith lipgloss
I am Excited for the Tatcha and Glow Recipe

Selina Roxanne

Yes😅totally agree! This is the perfect bag, wish I had gotten it!
I received in my glam bag:
Tatcha Cleanser
MOTD face brush
IT cosmetics concealer
Glow Recipe Banana cream (my pick)
Jules Smith lipgloss
I am Excited for the Tatcha and Glow Recipe


I’m pretty happy about my bag:

COMMODITY Gold Fragrance

EYEKO Rock Out and Lash Out Mascara in Carbon Black

GLOW RECIPE Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream (my choice)

MISCHO BEAUTY Nail Polish in Ijama

MOTD COSMETICS A Perfect 10 Tapered Face Brush

Joy-Not the Other One

TWINS! I am so happy with it this month!


I’m really happy with my variation ☺️

🌟Bobbi Brown Face Base (choice)
🌟FAB Moisturizer
🌟Firma Contour Brush
🌟Australian Sand & Sky Mask
🌟Kokie Cosmetics Highlighter

I added on
🌟Tatcha Deep Cleanse (my FAVE!)
🌟Beauty Crop Shadow Primer
🌟Glow Recipe Banana
🌟Honey Jarrett Cleanser (got it before 👍)
🌟Pixi liplift in Sheer Rose

This has a couple of my HG products, and a FS shadow primer for $3?! Yes Ma’am!

I’m so excited! Ipsy has really been slaying the base bags lately!


I did a double take because I have the EXACT box you have.


Me too! Wish I got a different color nail polish I have a ton of blues! Hope you liked your bag!


This month’s bag is better than my plus bag.

I got:
111Skin Day Cream
Anastasia Lip Gloss in Moon Jelly
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder
MOTD Cosmetics Tapered Face Brush
Tatcha The Deep Cleanse (my pick)

Add ons:
Barefoot Venus The Vanilla Effect Instant Hand Repair
Dr. Botanicals Cocoa & Coconut Superfood Reviving Hydrating Mask


Bag twins!

Also Beth

I feel like my ipsy match has been a total bro for me recently, looking out for what I need, even if it’s not necessarily what I want. My bag this month is kinda boring, but out of everything on the list, it’s totally the best combo!

Eyeko mascara – a repeat from when I was subscribed before (I’m sure they don’t track that) but my absolute fav)
First aid beauty moisturizer – another repeat and a meh product, but exactly what my skin is gonna need for this dry, cold winter)
MOTD tapered face brush – I so don’t need this but my greedy brain just loves getting brushes because I know I’ll use ’em and would never pay full price
Shape tape concealer – I chose this because it’s been haunting my never-checked-out Tarte cart and I’d love to double check my shade and whether this is really all it’s chalked up to be before actually buying
The beauty crop eyeshadow primer – okay yeah I totally need a primer thanks ipsy for calling me out. And it’s full-size woo!!!

I did find it kinda funny that the MOTD write-up brags about how all of their brushes are labeled super accurately and that’s super useful…and then this one is just labeled “A Perfect 10” which, let’s be real, tells ya nothing

Amanda Dee

I literally don’t have an eyelid primer (well, there’s this exact one in my Glossybox advent calendar but that’s over a month away…unless I just get it now and replace it when the Ipsy comes in) nevermind, go problem solving! Thank you for helping me sort this out, YOU’RE the bro and my bag twin!


I’m more pleased with the regular bag this month than the past few plus bags I’ve received. It’s my first month switching bags and I think I’ll hold on to the regular glam bag as I’ve been digging the spoilers more and having the choice of 1 product makes it worthwhile for me.

This month I’m getting:

-tatcha cleanser (my pick)
-111 skin y therom (love skincare, so this is a plus)
-it cosmetics pressed powder (have plenty of powders, but don’t mind trying this one, good travel size)
-anastasia gloss in moon jelly (will probably swap; would love to trade this for sjp perfume)
-motd cosmetics brush (I’m a brush hoarder and appreciate having another brush)
-beauty crop eyeshadow primer (add on; I’ve got plenty of face primers, but only one mini eye primer remaining and this is a great deal for a full size eye primer though I do hope adding this doesn’t influence ipsy to fill my bag with more face primers)

If my bag had the sjp perfume instead of the gloss, it’s be a slam dunk. Overall I’m happy and looking forward to trying everything out!


Box twins although my choice was the 111skin. I’m very happy with it and also added 3 items I’m excited to try. Good month for me!

denise atkinson

Wow so glad I cancelled this month. You would think Nov bags would have some special things in it since most bags get delivered so late in the month. At least mine does. Nothing I can use for stocking stuffers for anyone. I’m down to allure for the year and birchbox till January. Then I’m leaving birchbox also. Just so much if the same things all around. This virus has really made me take stock of what’s important and little samples just aren’t right now. At least I can gift the full size things from allure that I don’t want so that’s where I’m sticking for now. Stay safe everyone and have the best holidays you can right now. I wish I could buy health for everyone this year for Xmas. Since my daughter is immune compromised w have been trying to be as careful as possible and I admit it’s getting quite depressing around here. Love and health to you all that I have grown accustomed to seeing on this ipsy page. Maybe I will see you on the allure page 🥰


We know what you mean! The little things can seem like nothing when you have real problems in your life. Try to look on them as little bonuses though a little perk to make a day brighter. let me tell you it’s a huge challenge to look on the bright side each day My husband has severe health issues and I cope with depression anyways so making sure my attitude is bright is hard work!! I hope you and your family have a safe winter!


Denise — you sound as sweet as sugar. Best wishes to you and your family, stay well.


I am disappointed in my bag this month. I am getting:

Eyeko Rock Out Mascara – I have Mascara marked as sometimes, but this is the 3rd month in a row I’m getting one.

Commodity Gold Fragrance – I love perfume, and I never heard of this brand so I am excited to try this.

Glow Recipe Banana Moisture Cream – My choice pick.

Complex Culture Eyeshadow in Cocktail Party – Once again, the same colors of Eyeshadow. Send me a purple or a green color for once. How many gold eyeshadows does 1 person need? Not happy to be getting this.

Mischo Nail Polish in Mischo – Another product which will be gifted since I never wear nail polish. Not happy with this either.

Tatcha Cleanser – Add-On

111 Skin Moisturizer – Add-On

I would rate my bag as 2 out of 5 this month. I hope December is much better.


Commodity is a little bit fancy! I’d say it’s on par with things like Nest + TokyoMilk. They sell it at Sephora. I like their “white” collection/line, which has fragrances like Mimosa, Nectar, Tea, etc.


Make a little bundle and sell it somewhere like Mercari. they sell well and for example the things you don’t want are things I’m interested in this month 🙂


FIRST AID BEAUTY Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer – I’ll try it, but don’t love FAB

IT COSMETICS Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder – A rarely category for me, but not upset about it

MOTD COSMETICS A Perfect 10 Tapered Face Brush – Would have rather gotten the orange Moda, but ok

THE BEAUTY CROP Stuck On You Eyeshadow Primer – Picked this; excited to try

DR.BOTANICALS Watermelon Superfood 2-in1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover – Nice, looking forward to trying


Loving my bag this month, although I need to know what I have to do to get a dang perfume!

-FAB moisturizer
-MOTD tapered face brush
-Mischo nail polish in Mischo (SO PRETTY)
-Tarte concealer
-Vanilla Bean lip balm


Same! I love my bag this month (IT pressed powder, Derma E night cream, MOTD face brush, Murad acid peel, Beauty Crop eyeshadow primer.) but I have NEVER received a perfume since I resubbed over a year ago. I have have every scent type checked!

Joy-Not the Other One

Holy Smokes! I cannot believe that my bag is so great this month! It seriously might be the best bag I’ve ever received. The only thing stopping that from being true is that I received a mascara (which honestly I usually LOVE getting mascara but I also received a mascara in my Plus bag this month and that is super lame to get one in both bags). When I look at the products above that we could have gotten this month it makes me feel like I am in extra love with my bag…I feel like I dodged some real bullets!

Glow Recipe Banana Moisturizer (My choice)

Commodity Perfume in GOLD

Mischo Nail Polish-I can’t remember which color and now it won’t let me look at it again unless I share it to Facebook (which I do not have Facebook so that is a SERIOUS LOAD OF BS) I like both colors though so either one is welcome

Eyeko Mascara (Eh)

MOTD tapered Brush

And I love the bag design! So this is a real winner of a month for me which is kind of extra fun since it is my birthday month.

I also did a few add-ons:

The Tatcha cleanser for $3

The Full size! Beauty Crop eyeshadow base for $3

The Full SIZE! Thrive Lip Liner for $3
I don’t ever line my lips but I’ve been reading Meghan’s reviews for long enough that I FINALLY remembered that you can use liner to color in your lips completely like lipstick and I thought this color looked really pretty. I still go into an office from 8:30-4:30 M-F so lipstick is still a thing for me! 🙂

November for the WIN!


Finally got to see my bag. I think they didn’t want me to see I am getting repeat products that I reviewed and won’t be getting any points on. I have two things I don’t have 111skin care my choice and a pretty nail polish


I do not get offered many of the things I would actually purchase as an add on. No Item brow products, no nail polish and very few skincare items… saves me $$$, I guess.


My bag:
Eyeko mascara
A blush? brush👎
Shape Tape (my pick)
SJP fragrance
and the FAB, like most everyone

I spent way too much in add ons since the $85 retail of the Sunday Riley retinol lured me. And because the base bag was nothing special. I will pass the FAB to my sister and the brush to the pile of 40 unused make up brushes.


This is my horrible bag
Abh lip ( my choice and the only good)
Black nail lacker
Commodity gold fragrance
Lip balm vanilla
Lid eyeshadow in desert


If it’s the Context nail lacquer, it’s actually dark blue!


I have a different bag than everyone thus far. I’m getting:

Bobbi Brown face base (my choice)
Context Skin Matte Lipstick in Sweet Emotion
Item Beauty Brow Chow in Medium Brown
Obliphica Professional Seaberry Hair Mask
Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask

Bag is decent, although I really haven’t worn lipstick in a while due to masks, so I really don’t need more. None of the add-ons impressed me. I just splurged on some Sydney Grace so I am good for a while (probably until black friday :P)


Am I the only one that didn’t get the FAB? I wouldn’t have minded it, but I am super happy with my bag this month either way. I am getting:

Derma E deluxe hydrating night cream
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores pressed powder my choice)
MOTD Cosmetics A Perfect Ten tapered face brush
Murad replenishing multi acid peel
and The Beauty Crop Stuck on You eyeshadow primer

This is the best bag I have had in a long time!


We’re bag twins!!


🙂 Hope you are as excited as I am to get it!


I got:
-ABH lipgloss mini in Moon Jelly (my choice)
-Mischo Beauty Nail Polish in Ijama
-Commodity Gold Fragrance
-Eyeko Mascara (I have so much mascara. I’m getting mascara on my Ipsy Plus bag as well)
-Lasting Smiles lip Balm in Vanilla Bean

Not a bad month for me. I love getting nail polish and fragrances. The rest of my bag is not exciting but It’ll be used nevertheless.


I’m jealous of your nail polish & fragrance, lol.


I have to have a FB account to see my items? No thanks, I will wait.


Give it a try now. I think it was a glitch.


This is the first month Ipsy has demanded I share to Facebook. Lame! I’m getting tired of Ipsy’s shenanigans.

Also Beth

Obviously do what you’re comfortable with, but it’s possible to link your Facebook while turning all permissions off for ipsy! Back when they forced us to share, I had them share to “only me” and that worked perfectly 🙂


I know that sucks that is new from last month, same here I’ll wait . Glad they let us glimpse at it before add ons smh


This is my best bag in a long time!!! Ipsy really hit it out of the park this month!
I’m getting

-Avette Cream Coconut foaming cleanser (love all cleansers and coconut things)
-Glow Recipe banana souffle (almost my choice but went a different way so glad I still got it)
-Tarte shape tape concealer (always a win)
-Mischo beauty nail polish in Mischo
-Motd beauty tapered brush (my pick)

My only regret is not getting a perfume because those are my favorite samples and too bad there weren’t any in add ons either. But I have plenty to last a while and there’s still the second chance add ons and the pop up sales.

Happy I didn’t drop an extra dime this month…. well so far.


Robyn, we are bag twins and my choice was the Glow Recipe Banana cream. I’m quite happy with my bag. The nail polish looks very pretty. The Tarte Shape Tape might be too much for my 65 yo under eyes but I can always gift it to one of my daughters or a granddaughter. I really was hoping for a perfume but wasn’t even offered one in my group of add-ons. But I still maxed out in add-ons! lol My subscription comes to an end with the Nov bag and I’m going to be taking a break for awhile, using up stuff from my large stash and waiting to see how this Ipsy/Boxycharm merger is going to play out.


Literally got the same bag except the nail polish

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