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Ipsy Glam Bag X August 2021 Choice Time!

ByMSAAug 2, 2021 | 56 comments

IPSY Glam Bag x
2.5 overall rating
15 Ratings | 17 Reviews

It’s time to pick some of the items for your August 2021 Ipsy Glam Bag X! Glam Bag X is a quarterly, limited edition upgrade to your monthly IPSY membership. Check out the full Glam Bag X announcement here.

Here’s what my August bag looks like for one of our accounts:

And here is the full list of August items!

Which products are you picking?

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 X is $55 a month. It’s an additional $43/shipment for Glam Bag members and $30/shipment for Glam Bag Plus members. 

Ipsy Glam Bag X is a 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. The first Glam Bag X will be available in February 2021.
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Ashley M

So I decided to resign up on an old account and tweak my profile to hopefully get some things I’d actually like and I’m honestly surprised and super excited for my Glam Bag X!
I didn’t get to choose since I signed up late but Ipsy chose right:

* Tacha Primer ❤️
* KimChi Blush in Pinky (I really am looking forward to trying this!)
* Beautystat Eye Perfector
* Beauty Blender Topaz Sky (I needed a new one)
* Herbivore Facial Oil
* Glow Recipe Mask (Love This!)
* Fenty Mascara
* About Face Liquid Highlighter in Fight Or Flight.


Has anyone else not received their GBX yet? It says mine was shipped 8/11, but I have zero tracking updates.


I haven’t received mine either. It shipped 8/7. Estimated delivery date has been pushed back twice by Pitney Bowes. Supposed to be delivered today according to last status update a few days ago. However, it appears USPS has not received it yet. The other two GBX arrived no later than the 12th of the month. 🤷‍♀️🙄
I was thrilled with what I received on reveal day. Now, I’m playing the Ipsy waiting game. Even with Covid, nothing else takes this long for shipping. 🤦‍♀️


Second chance add-ons are up.


I’m not thrilled with mine this quarter, but I did at least get the glow recipe product I was wanting. The big duds for me are the ather (sp?) palette and the herbivore oil. I onlu wear neutrals as shadows, so a palette with greens and blues is a no go for me. Then the oil is a waste for me since I have oily skin. I have tried a couple in the winter at night, but they often break me out or cause issues with my cpap mask. I prefer gel creams that absorb a bit.

Oh well, I’ll gift or toss what I won’t use, but it just makes me sad.


You can also use the oil as a “sleep mask” for your feet (with socks). The palette is tougher to repurpose, other than a gift or donation. That said, I am not sad I decided to do the See New subscription instead of this. It’s not horrible, but there are only a few things I would really like to have.

Great idea to donate to the fire victims Jennifer! ❤️

Jennifer Sparber

Just a thought! You can add a drop to your moisturizer or foundation to use it up and get the benefits. Or if your planning to toss maybe donate instead? I just donated a bunch to locals affected by the wildfires. Take care❤️


Did anyone else get a low value? Mine barely adds up to $260, seems kind of low based on what I would expect from a $60 box. However, at the same time I know I’ll use everything. Ipsy chose:
-tatcha primer (could use a new one)
-about face liquid highlighter (was hoping for the powder one)
-the mascara (just eh about it)
-Hervivore emerald oil (excited about it)
-volition moisturizer (will definitely get used)

I chose:
-laneige berry lip mask (about to run out of the one I have)
-Charlotte Tilbury lip pencil (had this on my wishlist)
-glamnetic press on nails (again last choice is always crap for me, so got this for my sister)


Glam Bag X spots are still open if anyone is interested. I just signed up on an old account.


I am beyond stoked! Mine is worth $595 and very happy with Ipsy choices for me. 🥰🥰🥰

Jennifer Sparber

What did ya get?


I got about face fight or flight glow recipe face mask fenty mascara the pallette herbivore botanicals emerald oil then I picked the bag the perfume and the brushes.


It really bothers me that we have to choose between an item or the bag, which is relatively low value compared to the items. I forget that ipsy does this for the X bag over the two months we get the regular glam bag plus, and then I’m reminded at third X bag customization. I chose the Tarte clay pot instead.

Overall, I can’t complain. I really wanted the Tatcha primer (got it) and Glow Recipe clay mask (nope) and am happy to get the Volition moisturizer. I wanted to try but didn’t get The Nue Co. face cleanser because I’m going to need one soon. So I put ALWAYS on face masks and cleansers in my profile and it didn’t work. I also put NEVER on highlighters and face oils and got the About Face This Bliss powder highlighter and Herbivore emerald oil, which I’m both going to swap.

I’m looking forward to the Prose hair perfume. I’ve never gotten a fragrance choice (marked ALWAYS on my profile and all scents checked), although this is technically for hair. I also chose the Roan lip balm in Charlie. Otherwise, I’m getting the Fenty mascara. I would’ve liked to try the Wander eye liner in Napa…


Everyone got the mascara and one of the highlighter varieties.

Jennifer Sparber

I got tatcha, herbivore, glow recipe mask, fenty mascara, highlighter, eye cream, bread hair oil and glow recipe lippie!! Only item I’d love to of gotten was the shadow but I’ll use tatcha more.

Jennifer Sparber

Nevermind I forgot at the last min I went with lash serum instead of eye cream🤦🏼‍♀️ All I know is I am happy and will use most of what I am receiving❤️🔥


In every variation I saw, people either got the Tatcha or the Glow Recipe, but not both. I got the Glow Recipe.


Interesting I didn’t receive either one. Lol. Which I’m totally fine with because I didn’t need another primer and I have several Glow Recipe products I haven’t even opened. I received:
About Face Highlighter
Fenty Mascara
Athr Eye Palette
Volition Moisturizer
I’m pretty happy with the picks. Can’t say I’m over the moon about any of it, as I’m on product overload with skincare right now. This GBX didn’t have enough makeup choices.


I’ve got Tatcha, Glow recipe mask, and emerald Herbivore. Actually I really happy with this box (but May’s one wasn’t good).


That’s fair..however people could buy the tatcha and not the glow recipe…I got the tatcha, of course!!


There were a couple people that responded below in the thread that got both the Glow Recipe, Herbivore, and Tatcha.


There isn’t a “NEVER” option, but there is a “Rarely”…


Yes, you’re right. Rarely and often, not never and always. They choose their words wisely.


They must be doing a testing roll out in phases because some people are able to select “Never” in their profiles. (I’m not one of them yet.)


I got almost the same thing, but the blue lapis oil and the watermelon glow recipe instead of the Emerald oil and cleanser.

Then i picked the Dr Brandt DNA, collagen serum, and the leave in conditioner.


My Ipsy picks-

-ABOUT-FACE liquid Highlight in Shaken or Stirred😐
-FENTY BEAUTY Mascara😏(don’t wear mascara would have loved laneige berry lip mask instead of Maskcara or the highlighter)
*HERBIVORE Emerald Glow Oil🙂
*TATCHA Primer😏 (would have preferred the CT lip liner, I’ll never use this)
*VOLITION Moisturizer🙂

My Picks
-DR. BRANDT Face Cream🙂
-RÓEN BEAUTY gloss in Charlie😁
-TARTE shadow liner Rose Gold😐

Add-on items
-111SKIN Recovery Cream mini
-GLOW RECIPE Eye Mask mini
-BENEFIT Brow Pencil mini
-BREAD Macadamia Oil


We got the same base bag. I don’t use highlighter or most mascara either but everyone got those so🤷‍♀️

I chose the Bread oil, Elemis scrub and S&S leave in conditioner


I retooled my profile every time some new spoilers came out, & IpsyMatch did me right.

– Fenty mascara
– About Face highlight fluid in Fight or Flight
– ATHR palette 💜
– Herbivore Emerald Oil 💜
– Volition Yaupon moisturizer 💜
+ Bread Macadamia oil 💜
+ Kim Chi blush 💜
+ Tarte clay pot

Two of the spoiler items that I was interested in, the DefineMe fragrance & the Glow Recipe lip balm, weren’t offered to me as a choice. Though from what I gathered, they were both in the first category, and I would have picked the Bread over them anyway. Once again, wasn’t thrilled by anything in the third category, & picked something I’m just kinda meh about.

Sarah V.

I got the same base bag, and I’m SO stoked about the palette! I was also curious about the Kim-Chi blush, but I am on such massive product overload that I finally just went with the CT lip liner, because I’ve been wanting to try it,plus the color is gorgeous. So, for choices, I got:

1) Murad serum
2) CT lip liner
3) Tarte liner pot

Overall, I’m pleased. However, as I can’t use face oils, I would rather have gotten the GR face mask, and have preferred to not get the Herbivore Emerald. Otherwise, though, it’s basically a dream bag.


I attempted for the first time to manipulate my profile based on the spoilers and it worked pretty well 😁:
I received-
Athr Palette ❤
Fenty Mascara 🙄
Herbivore Emerald Face oil ❤
About Face liquid highlighter in gold – would have the preferred cooler color ❤
Volition Moisturizer ❤
I picked :
Dr. Brandt DNA Moisturizer ❤
Charlotte Tilbury Lip pencil ❤
Glamnetic Nails – just for fun (hope I like these) ❤.
No add ons this time
Overall I’m pleased. Would have liked more makeup options. Seems skincare heavy. Oh well, I think I will start a Christmas stash to get ahead of the gift curve 🤣


I’m happy with my bag, although I would have liked the GR mask (but I got a full size one as a Sephora VIB reward, so I’m ok that I didn’t get it) and the Volition moisturizer, but such is life. My bag:

Ipsy Picks
– About Face powder highlighter (I don’t do liquid highlighters so was glad to get the powder one)
– Fenty Mascara
– Herbivore Glow Oil (wish I’d gotten the Volition moisturizer instead, oh well)
– Tatcha primer (yay! what I most wanted)
– The Nue Co cleanser (meh)
My Picks
– Laneige lip mask in berry (a fav – happy to have a backup)
– CT lip liner (yay!! really wanted this)
– Tarte clay pot in rose gold (meh, but didn’t love other options)


I didn’t realize my Ipsy account had a billing error (ipsy never emailed me). As I logged in to “pick my items” for Glam X, I noticed the billing error which I updated. After updating billing, I was not able to access “personalization” nor the “add Ons.” This is frustrating bc I’m worried the “good picks” will “sell out.” Does anybody know if Ipsy releases “personalization” in batches (i.e. not everyone customizes on the same day)? Has anyone been in a similar situation before? Thanks!


I absolutely hate it when there is a billing error and the business doing the billing doesn’t send an alert.

Dear all subscription boxes, etc.,
We want to fix it!


The same thing happened to me! I happened to log into Ipsy a couple of days ago and was able to update billing but they still didn’t let me into personalization this morning. I checked back several hours later and was able to customize, and everything I was interested in was still available then. I’d say keep checking back today/tomorrow. Ipsy emailed me saying if they can’t bill you the first time you don’t get access on the 2nd but you can on the 3rd, which wasn’t my experience but seems like a stupid policy especially given that they don’t even tell you when there’s an issue.


Sometimes they allow people to customize on the 3rd. I’ve both been able and not been able to choose when resubscribe g to Plus on various months.


I wasn’t super impressed with the last Glam Bag X (I really wanted that Charlotte Tilbury cream, but the only thing I ended up with that I was happy with was the Herbivore Prism mask… everything else was just blah), so if this one was equally as uninspiring I was going to just cancel. I almost did when they released the first sneak peek and it had the Tatcha primer, which I’m really not a fan of. But I’m actually pleased with most of my products this time! I got:

– About-Face Light Lock highlight fluid (I’ve purchased other items from Halsey’s new line and liked them, so I’m ok with this even though I rarely use highlighter)
– ĀTHR Beauty Moonlight Crystal palette (I’m a palette hoarder, I have about 25, and this looks beautiful so I’m thrilled to add to my collection lol)
– Fenty mascara (this is actually my favorite mascara and I needed a new tube since the last one died out from non-use over the last year and a half, so I’m stoked about this)
– Herbivore Emerald oil (I have so many Herbivore oils, including about half a dozen mini sample bottles of this one, but I love it and will definitely use!)
– Volition Beauty Yaupon Tea moisturizer (feeling meh about this one, my skin can be finicky with moisturizers)
– Laneige Apple Lime lip mask (not my favorite scent but I go through this stuff like crazy so I’m glad to have another one)
– Complex Culture brush set (I have dozens of brushes and don’t need more, but didn’t find anything else in this choice group appealing)
– Tarte rose gold clay shadow liner (I like rose gold but I find these kinds of pots of products dry out really quickly and then they’re useless, so… we’ll see)
– Herbivore Lapis oil (like I said, I love Herbivore oils, so when I saw this as an add-on for such a great price I had to snap it up!)

So yeah. Overall, much happier with this box. I hope the trend continues!


Rachel, I really wanted to try the Volition moisturizer, would you be interested in swapping for Elemis Buff? Or anything else you were looking for? Thank you! Wish I had got the Laneige I am dying to try that many great products and I got a couple I just won’t use..but still overall pleased with my Bag! 🙂 Enjoy your day!
Kim Ksifford at gmail


I am having a hard time trying to decide between the sonage collagen boosting serum and the roan lip gloss. Does anyone have experience with either of these products? I will use both so I can’t decide and the value isn’t a factor since I will use both. I would say quality is the factor. Thanks

Tabby O

Don’t know about the serum, but got the lip balm in boxy. It’s a really nice texture and gives a little color boost. Not super long lasting, but overall a decent product.


My bag is not bad, not my favorite items but I did get the one thing I really wanted – Tatcha primer.

My bag:
– Fenty mascara
– about face highlighter
– Nue Co. cleanser
– herbivore Emerald oil (least fave item of my bag – won’t use this)
– tatcha primer – Yay!

My choices:
– Elemis skin buff
– BeautyStat C-eye cream
– Ipsy bag

Items I wish I had received or had the option to choose: Glow Recipe, moonlight palette.

I think it’s time to say goodbye to ipsy. I quit BoxyCharm a while ago but can never seem to quit ipsy.


I’m also really excited about my Glam Bag X picks. Now just fingers crossed it actually arrives like it’s supposed. I didn’t do any add-ons in hopes that will simplify and expedite the shipping even though there were a few items I liked and would have added if their fulfilment and shipping were reliable.

Ipsy Picks:
-ABOUT-FACE Light Lock Powder in This Bliss
-FENTY BEAUTY Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara
-TATCHA The Silk Canvas Filter Finish Protective Primer (yes! I’m so excited to get this, I love primer, lol.)
-VOLITION BEAUTY Yaupon Tea Glow-Awakening Moisturizer (yes!)

My Picks:
-DR. BRANDT SKINCARE Do Not Age TIME DEFYING CREAM (couldn’t not pick it. I usually like Dr. Brandt skincare)
-ORIGINS GINZING™ Refreshing Eye Cream (For puffy eye days – which never used to happen but happen now occasionally :/)
-GLAMNETIC Glamnetic x IPSY Reusable Press-On Nails in LILAC SKY (Thought these would be fun – I almost never get my fingernails done and keep them on the short side so.. xD)


Well, I’ve got a tracking label. Though with Ipsy it could be days till it actually goes out but it’s somethin’.


“Now just fingers crossed it actually arrives like it’s supposed.”

And that’s the truth! 🤞🤞🤞 I got incorrect base items last time, & Ipsy sent out some replacements, but was unable to resend the hero item eye shadow palette. I got a refund for it, & wasn’t mad about getting the Charlotte Tilbury cream instead then, but I will not be happy if I get Tatcha primer instead of an eye palette this time!


Yeah, I don’t understand how they have so many fulfillment debacles month after month. I didn’t get March Glam bag at all, April Glam bag was lost?!? and the “replacement” they sent was pretty disappointing leftovers — I didn’t even bother complaining because I was then in communication trying to get answers on the May Glam bag X, if it was ever going to ship along with a couple pricey add-ons.

Thus my new tactic of no add-ons — I’ll just wait for second chance or forget about it — hoping that will simplify and expedite fulfillment.


The X bags that everyone is posting look so nice! It looks like everyone is getting good stuff this time 🙂
I’m still paused lol, but I’d love to see that Athr palette or About Face highlighters in second chance add-ons!


I got the same options as this and picked:

-about face highlighter
-moonlit Chrystal palette
-fenty mascara
-herbivore moisture glow
-barrier culture cleanser
-dr brant do not age moisturizer
-sonage collagen serum
-saints and sinners leave in conditioner
$400 value. I’m happy

Julie B

I’m getting same as you except Volition moisturizer instead of herbivore and Dr Brandt eye cream instead of cleanser. Super heavy on skincare this time but it’s better than getting makeup not suited for me.

Kayla Mensen

I can’t make ANY choices and I am SO bummed. This is my first X and I was so excited for it and to choose the items. I hope I get the access soon…. 🙁


I am having that problem with the Glambag plus. I signed up for it this month also and I can’t pick any options. I am hoping it will be available before tomorrow.


I’m positively thrilled with mine this time!

– ABOUT-FACE Light Lock Highlight Fluid in Fight or Flight – I’m kind of over highlighters atm, but will definitely try this. Glad to get a liquid one that isn’t rose gold for once lol.

– ĀTHR BEAUTY Moonlight Crystal Palette – The colors are gorgeous! Plus I’ve been wanting to try this brand forever.

– FENTY BEAUTY Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara in Cuz I’m Black – I don’t use mascara, so I always gift these to my sister.

– GLOW RECIPE Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial – Yay! One of the main things I wanted.

– HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Emerald Deep Moisture Glow Oil – The other main thing I wanted! This is a must-have for me and I just ran out.

– 1st Pick: BEAUTYSTAT Universal C Eye Perfector – Awesome! I just ran out of my usual vitamin C eye cream.

– 2nd Pick: KIMCHI CHIC BEAUTY Thailor Blush in 01-Pinky – I can’t resist a blush, and have been wanting to try this brand!

– 3rd Pick: IPSY Slinky Stasher – Bags are always handy.

– Add-on: GLOW RECIPE Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask – Love this stuff! Can’t recommend it enough.

Jessica Hapak

My bag could not be more perfect for me. When I was scrolling through Halsey’s picks for me I had to do a double take because it was everything I wanted. I’m getting:
– Fenty mascara
– about face highlighter
– glow recipe mask ( REALLY wanted this)
– herbivore Emerald oil
– tatcha primer
& my 3 picks were
– laneige lip sleeping mask in Apple lime
– Charlotte tilbury lip liner
– tarte rose gold clay pot

Jennifer Sparber

Ipsy pick twins:) then I picked the bread hair oil, glow recipe lip and eye lash serum❤️🔥

Jessica Hapak

I’ve heard some great things about bread! I grabbed their hair mask in the FFF add on sale. I need to try it and if I like it maybe I’ll try to swap for the oil!


Those are great choices. I picked Dr. brandt , elemis and the lash conditioner. Your choices were exactly the products for each pick that I was torn between before ultimately going with above

Jessica Hapak

Great minds think alike 😌


Lol, bag twins , I was glad I got the glow recipe also

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