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Ipsy Glam Bag X August 2021 – Curated by Halsey + First Spoilers

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ByMSAJun 8, 2021 | 87 comments

The envelope packaging from the Ipsy Glam Bag May 2021.

We have the first spoilers for the August 2021 Ipsy Glam Bag X. Ipsy Glam Bag X is a quarterly, limited edition upgrade to your monthly IPSY membership.

First, the curator reveal: The August Glam Bag X will be curated by Halsey.

You already know Ashley Frangipane as the ultimate beauty chameleon, even if you don’t realize it. That’s because you probably recognize Ashley by her stage name: Halsey. Yes, that Halsey. She’s most known as an award-winning musical artist, but a closer runner-up is her ever-evolving beauty. She’s rocked glitter tears on an album cover, a cobalt lip on the red carpet, and more iconic eyeliner looks than we can count—and what’s even more impressive is that she does it all herself.

“It started out of necessity,” says Halsey. “I was a very small artist signed to an indie label that didn’t have a budget for glam.” Now she sees her makeup artistry as one of her greatest gifts: “It has given me the opportunity to center myself before performances and take my identity into my own hands.” It has even led to the launch of her own makeup line, about-face, earlier this year.

Here at IPSY, we’re all about helping you express your unique beauty, so who better to help spread that message of individuality and creativity than Halsey? Which is exactly why we tapped her to curate our August Glam Bag X collection. Introducing Glam Bag x Halsey.

“I am so excited to share my Glam Bag X collection,” she adds. “I’ve been a makeup junkie since I was a teenager, always grabbing and experimenting with whatever product I could get my hands on. So I’ve tried it all; drugstore to designer, neutral and natural to experimental and avant-garde. I took this mix and match approach curating my Glam Bag X collection, so I can confidently say there’s something in it for everyone. You can do your basic glow, everyday face, take really amazing care of your skin, and you can play up your adventurous side experimenting with high-impact color.”

This collection brings you into Halsey’s world with products she hand-picked. You’ll receive five of Halsey’s favorites, plus you get to also choose three from a personalized assortment. In total, you’ll receive eight full-size products worth up to $500. “I hope the mix of everyday staples and vibrant pops of color empower you to unleash your inner artist and take a few risks,” says Halsey.

Ipsy has also shared this bag’s first two spoilers. Your August 2021 bag may include:

Fenty Beauty Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara in Cuz I’m Black ($24 value)

Whether you’re performing on a stage like Halsey or giving a presentation on Zoom, this mascara has got you covered. The innovative brush lifts, curls, defines, and separates for a lash look that won’t smudge or smear for hours. “I love that it’s super buildable, so if you just want a light coat that looks really natural, you can get that,” says Halsey. “But if you love a dramatic lash, then all it takes is a couple coats to get there.” Even better: Everyone getting the Glam Bag x Halsey drop will receive this mascara.

Tatcha The Silk Canvas Filter Finish Protective Primer ($52 value)

One of the most important beauty lessons Halsey has learned from her years in the spotlight: the power of primer. This one from TATCHA is a favorite thanks to blurring silk extract, mattifying silk powder, and a velvety texture that grips foundation for all-day wear. “I love this product because it makes my makeup last longer while giving me a natural, more even-toned look,” she says.

Meanwhile, Women’s Wear Daily reports that the bag will contain eight products and that some will be from Halsey’s own About Face makeup line.

More on Ipsy Glam Bag X:

The quarterly upgrade is available for Ipsy Glam Bag and Ipsy Glam Bag Plus subscribers. It’s an additional $43/shipment for Glam Bag members and $30/shipment for Glam Bag Plus members.

  • Get 7–8 full-size, celeb-curated products (worth up to $350/shipment)
  • Choose 3 faves from a personalized set of the most-coveted brands
  • Get exclusive access to the hottest launches before anyone else
  • Glam Bag X replaces your monthly bag 4x a year (in Feb., May, Aug., and Nov.)

Full details from Ipsy:

It’s time to get even more of the beauty you love, want, and can’t get enough of—because treating yourself a little extra is always a good idea. That’s why we’re totally over the moon to introduce the all-new Glam Bag X, a quarterly, limited edition upgrade to your monthly IPSY membership. Think of it as your all-access pass to the most-coveted brands, hottest launches, and need-to-try products in beauty. Your Glam Bag X includes seven to eight full-size products (worth up to $350) specially curated by beauty’s biggest tastemakers and celebs, and you’ll even get to choose three from a personalized assortment—which, BTW, includes dibs on exclusive product drops you won’t find anywhere else.

What do you think of Ipsy Glam Bag X curator and spoilers?

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 or find out why our readers think Ipsy Glam Bag X is one of the best high-end beauty subscription boxes for 2021.

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87 comments

J L

WWD had an article about this box. Do a search for WWD, Ipsy and Halsey. in addition to Fenty and Tatcha, Herbivore, Glow Recipe and Beautyblender were noted. The article also mentioned that two About-Face products would be included.

Kate

so I unsubscribed awhile back frm ipsy plus and my year membership for ipsy glam just ended and I decided not to renew…BUT I want to get this box and then cancel again (I really don’t need a monthly box)…should I already resub so I can reserve my spot or do you think that I can wait til July to sign up so I don’t have to get so many boxes before canceling again? is this going to sell out fast?

Kay

Unfortunately, you might need to go ahead and resub. The last two sold out pretty early.

Ashlynn

the first glam bag x did.. alot of people didnt get it

Kenley

Will both of these products be included in every box? From the email I got today, it seemed like that would be the case.

Monica Cagle-Young

Just the mascara says that it will be included in every box on ipsy website.

echo

@Sherri Thanks, I see it now! That’s what I get for quickly scrolling past the post to get to the comments. 🙂

Sherri

Echo, they did. Have a look at the feed.

echo

Speaking of which, MSA, please update this or make a new post including the 2 Halsey items they’ve revealed.

Dorie

Hmm … my gut response is that the Tatcha product is the lure like the Charlotte product. I read Ipsy’s b.l.o.g, which has a s.n.e.a.k p.e.e.k photo. I’m afraid Boxycharm has more influence than I fear.

Lacy

A lot of us just got that mascara in Boxycharm recently .. it’s terrible!! 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼

Deanne

The Fenty? I like mine, it fluffs up lashes pretty well.

Amy

Well I resubscribed. I had canceled ipsy eight months ago because of product overload, but if Halsey is curating, I can’t miss it. And I was a little afraid there would be a waitlist so I went ahead and resubbed now to grab my spot for the X bag.

Huge fan of Halsey, moreso for her style than her music (although the music is good too). Excited to try some of her makeup line; haven’t tried any of it yet. And really excited to see what else she picks out. Maybe we’ll finally get some bold, different colors. One of the reasons I canceled ipsy was I was so over all of the neutral, natural colored products. I don’t like neutrals, rarely wear neutrals, but that’s all I ever got. Halsey is not known for being subtle so I’m really excited to see what we’ll get!

Kay

PSA for others who really want the Tatcha, but worried you won’t get it in your bag, they have a 20% off sale going on their website right now!

Mireia

Hello beautiful ladies 🙂
So summer is approaching and well I need a setting powder recommendation!

I am new at makeup very basic skills lol
I have combo skin if anyone has any of their favorites please let me know

Thank you

JoJoB

Mireia, while we are all talking about Tatcha, it’s funny you should ask about powder because I just purchased the new Tatcha powder after receiving a sample and loving it! It is really really nice. I had been using the Fenty powder in lavender before purchasing the Tatcha and I loved it as well. Before receiving the Fenty powder in a Boxycharm I was using the Becca hydro mist setting powder and I thought it was pretty great too. The issue with it is that Becca is going out of business and will no longer be available after September so it was time for me to find a new one. So those are my three personal recommendations. Hope that helps get you started with some ideas! 🙂

Teresa

“Might include” means it will be in someone’s box but not yours.

Davonne

Hi! Can anyone explain how this works? Do you have the join the basic ipsy to get this box? p.s. there are full spoilers up on other sites 😉

Sav

I was not at all thrilled with my last box. Hopefully the third times the charm. If I get another palette and zero products I will actually use this may be my last one before cancelling.

Angel

I’m signed up for this… but my Glam Bag Plus for May JUST arrived yesterday and only had 3 items in it instead of 5?? Annoying. Hoping this doesn’t happen with this box too.

Ranee

Another response….please understand my comments are for me to say how I feel…not for you to comment on what I say out loud…I buy these boxes for my 20 year old granddaughter..who just happens to like the best products possible…do you understand …

t

Ranee – what a fun gift for your granddaughter! I bet she loves receiving it. And of course – we all want the best quality that we can get.

tammy g.

i think your right, ranee….ipsy does need better products..not the same ones over and over…and it’s no one’s business what you want to say..or buy..or do with your money in life…

Sherri

With all due respect, you may want to consider that this is a public forum – and just as you have the ability and right to say how you feel, others do as well. Interaction among readers via the comments is very typical here, and the only real way to guarantee that someone doesn’t comment on what you say out loud, is to not say it. It’s the nature of this type of site.

Mouthycole

I still have not even received my May Glam Bag X. I also haven’t received my April Glam Bag Plus which turned into a May Glam Bag Plus and then a June Glam Bag Plus. None of my addons or refreshments. I’m so over Ipsy at this point.

Alecia

I JUST YESTERDAY received my May glam bag and it was missing half the products in the bag including two Sunday Riley add ons VERY ANGRY at Ipsy their shipping takes forever

Claire

I barely got mine and when I did they replaced items I picked as choice items with other things. Reached out the customer service and they basically said it was not their problem and when I suggested if they ran into an inventory issue they should allow you to pick again for choice, their response email was, “ Thanks for the update – that’s great news!”

I’m baffled and also pretty disappointed. The Glam Bag X seems like Ipsy bit off more than they can chew and a bit haphazard at times.

Dinah

I haven’t received my May glam bag x either. It’s been supposedly “shipped” on May 10th. The 1st time cs got back to me (2 weeks later) they said it was already on it’s way even though the tracking said the package was not even received yet. After a few emails and almost a month later they tell me another bag will be sent but may not have what was supposed to be in it. I am over them too. I’ll wait to see what they send before hitting the cancel button. Just unacceptable.

Mouthycole

Yeah, they said mine shipped also but the tracking info still just says that they (USPS) were notified that I placed an order with ipsy. But nothing else. And ipsy is making me wait until next week to “issue replacements”. I already know I won’t get most of what I am suppose to get along with (likely) none of my addons. I used to really love ipsy but at this point, I am soooooo over them.

Autumn P

Wow, tht’s insane! Sry to hear, (hopefully u,ll get your money’s worth in the near future. 🙂

Molly

It hasn’t always been like that. I’ve been here for years. It used to be a community. That was fun and it felt like they were on your side. Things change. Too Bad

Kenley

I hope there is a more fair distribution in products this next go around. My last GBX was a dud, but I’m hoping my next one is better. Not all of them can be winners I suppose.

Mouthycole

I still have not even received my May Glam Bag X. I also haven’t received my April Glam Bag Plus which turned into a May Glam Bag Plus and then a June Glam Bag Plus. None of my addons or refreshments. I’m so over Ipsy at this point.

HisaP417

Heads up, when you sign up it shows a possible full box reveal. The two items listed, something that looks like perfume marked “bread”, a tarte paint pot, dr. Brandt DNA eye cream, a lavender and aqua colored palette (possibly for halsey’s line? I never saw it before) and what looks like a bronzer in similar colored packaging. Going to go snoop now and see if those are her products!

Ranee

Yes…for those asking I use Christian louboutin mascara…and a good primer is la mer or surratt..thank you…

Jillann

If you’re spending $70 on mascara and $90 on primer, there is nothing in an ipsy bag that will interest you.

Mountaineer95

Lol, amen Jillann! Actually there might be nothing on any sub box site that would interest her.

I mean, just because I can afford an $80,000 car doesn’t mean I’m driving one, when my $40,000 one does just fine and certainly isn’t a “clunker”. SMH at Tatcha primer being referred to as “cheap”.

Tavia

The only reason I didn’t cancel my June GB+ was because of the Halsey announcement and didn’t want to the lose the X just in case the spoilers were good ones. After the last X, where I didn’t get the CT, Herbivore, or the either of the Ole Henrikson (all products I really wanted to try), I swore I would not do this again, but I used that About Face eye pigment from her line and I love it so much that I really want to try other things in her line.

In the WWD article it states this X will include 8 products from “brands like Fenty Beauty, Tatcha, Herbivore Botanicals, Glow Recipe and Beautyblender worth up to $500. The bag will also include two About-Face products.”

I’m going to lower my expectations this time around and go and change my profile settings to “PRIMER PRIMER PRIMER!” hoping this time I’ll get the Tatcha and keep changing my profile with each spoiler in hopes that after years of sub boxes I’ll finally get a Glow Recipe to try.

Dorie

I posted a couple of times and they don’t show up. Why? Is there a secret hand shake that I don’t know about?

Sherri

Some comments are held for review based on certain keywords, etc. If you scroll to the end of the comment section, you can click on the link to the site’s “full comment policy” that is entitled “Where is My Comment?” That link may help.

Sherri

Dorie, agree, not fun, but it’s always been like that, and as annoying as it is to have your comments held, I also don’t want to see endless spamming or nasty comments, so I do understand why they need to have some level of oversight.

Dorie

Now, the comments are all over — I sound a parrot. Yikes.

Dorie

Thank you. Geewhiz, so unfun.

Ashley C

I love Halsey! Might take the risk on that alone 🙂 I don’t feel that way about most celebrities lol

Marion

There’s a few more spoilers out, from a promo photo:

– ATHR beauty eye palette (cool tones)
– Sonage Collagen Boosting Serum
– Dr Brandt eye cream
– Briogeo Farewell Frizz cream
– Bread Macadamia oil
– Tarte clay pot shadow liner
– About Face powder highlighter

Not super impressed so far. Seems like a lot of the same old, same old brands. I’m also confused that the “guaranteed” item is a black mascara, when every X bag just received a black mascara in the first X. (And some people also received a black mascara in the second X!)

Dorie

I read from msn:

The Ipsy Glam Bag x Halsey collaboration offers a selection of makeup and skin care curated by Halsey from brands like Fenty Beauty, Tatcha, Herbivore Botanicals, Glow Recipe and Beautyblender worth up to $500. The bag will also include two About-Face products.

Heather

I never want mascara, but I do want that primer. I won’t be happy unless I get the eyeshadow palette and Tatcha primer. Wondering if I should cancel. Hmm…

Sav

Where did you see a palette?

echo

I don’t see a palette either but I’m assuming we’ll get one.

Jackie

My bet is that they’ll either select the palette or tacha for everyone.

zo

I’m so out of the loop that I have no idea who she is but she is a natural beauty. I love her style in these photos.
Give me Tatcha anything. It’s one brand that I pay full price for but don’t buy a lot because then I feel guilty when I do since I have so much skincare from sub boxes.

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