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Ipsy Glam Bag Plus – Everything You Need To Know

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanAug 27, 2018 | 211 comments

Everything You Need To Know About Ipsy's New Glam Bag Plus

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We have more details about Ipsy Glam Bag Plus! (This is a completely separate subscription from Ipsy Glam Bag).

Here’s everything you need to know:

How much is Ipsy Glam Bag Plus?

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus is $25 a month. (Every month you’ll receive a box of beauty products, but you’ll only receive a makeup bag once a quarter.)

What types of products can I expect in Ipsy Glam Bag Plus?

Every month you’ll receive 5 full-sized beauty products. The box will have a retail value of at least $120. And you’ll receive an actual makeup bag one a quarter. This is the big difference between a regular Ipsy Glam Bag subscription and an Ipsy Glam Bag Plus subscription. With both subscriptions, you receive 5 products every month, but with the $10 regular Glam Bag subscription, you’ll receive a makeup bag every month, too. With Glam Bag Plus, you’ll get a makeup bag only once every three months. (So it’s easier to think of this as Ipsy Glam Box Plus, with a bonus makeup bag every season!)

Here are some examples of products you can expect:

Examples of products that may be included in Ipsy Glam Bag Plus

When can I sign up for Ipsy Glam Bag Plus?

The first Glam Bag Plus shipments will be delivered in October, and then Ipsy will be rolling it out more broadly in the near future. Currently, there is no way to sign up for Ipsy Glam Bag Plus, but it’s an upgrade option they will be offering to current Glam Bag subscribers over the next few months. If you want to make sure you get the opportunity to sign up for Ipsy Glam Bag Plus, you should be a current Ipsy Glam Bag subscriber.

Will Ipsy Glam Bag Plus have variations like the regular Ipsy Glam Bag subscription?

Yes. But there will be fewer variants compared to the standard $10 subscription.

Can I get both the Glam Bag and Glam Bag Plus?

No. If you want to get both subscriptions, you will need two accounts. (In the future Ipsy intends to allow customers to have both subscriptions on the same account, but that isn’t available for launch.)

How is the makeup bag different than the monthly Glam Bag?

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus bags are larger with more high-end fabrics and finishes

The seasonal bags included in the Glam Bag Plus will be larger. In general, you can expect these bags to have higher-end finishes, too.

Does Ipsy Glam Bag Plus ship to Canada?

No. Currently, it is only for US subscribers.

Can I pause my Ipsy Glam Bag Plus subscription?

Yes. You can pause it in your account at any time just like the standard Ipsy Glam Bag subscription.

 

Are you excited for Ipsy Glambag Plus?

If you have any other questions about this subscription, let me know in the comments and I’ll reach out to Ipsy to get you answers!

And if you are new to the regular Ipsy, it is a $10 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 ($13 per month) 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 ... read more.
Liz Cadman
Liz Cadman
Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She's been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

Liz Cadman
Liz Cadman
Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She's been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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211 comments

Mary

I’m trying to cancel my Ipsy August glam bag I want to skip the month of August and it’s saying that I’m a member!

Brandy Nicholson

Geez, why is everyone having such a difficult time with this? It has been explaines and all confusion answered more times than I can count. I think they just need to change the name of the Plus from bag to box. Apparently people are taking everything to literally. I’m just aggravated because I can’t subscribe or even find a way on the waitlist.

Melissa

Ok Don’t know what everybody’s talking about I had zero problems signing up for the ultimate and the plus just last week. I should be receiving my boxes next month they told me. No talk of any waitlist and I have been billed so I would assume you guys should try again.

Melissa

I had zero problem I was able to subscribe to both maybe email them idk? I even do the every other month plan on my regular Baganda had no problem I signed up for both plus and ultimate last week.

Melanie

Still no invite for me 🙁 Did I miss something??

Jenny Malone

I would get this if I knew I wouldn’t get blue eyeshadow palettes!

Miranda

Same here. I haven’t got one either.. Wonder how long it’ll take to get an invite. I’ve gotten horrible bags the past 2 months for the regular bag. Would really like to get the plus bag and try to get some better stuff.

Monica

On their website now, ipsy says when you upgrade to the ipsy plus you’ll be given the option to keep your regular bag too, so yes you’ll be able to have both on one account.

Cristina

Really? I upgraded already I wonder if they’ll let me get my regular bag back too…

Courtney

Most of the items I get in my bags are already “full size”, or things like nail polish and brushes. Just last month I got a full size Huda Beauty matte liquid lipstick, they retail for $20!! I’ve gotten full size mascaras, blushes, eyeshadows, you name it. I would hate to sign up for this bag and get mostly skincare products, as that’s what I’m guessing is going to happen, for them to be able to afford 5 full size makeup products in a $25 bag.

Kirsten

I *really* want to get in on this! Guess I’ll just have to wait til I get “invited” lol.

Anita

I got an email earlier today saying I am off the waitlist and that they will bill me for glam bag plus sometime on or around the first of the month.

I tried to access my account on the app and it won’t let me do that but I’m happy. I’ve been with Ipsy a bit over 2 yrs.

Jess

I can’t remember if ipsy said that if you decide to downgrade after getting plus, if you can do that or not.
Can we?

Julie

There’s an option on your membership to change membership back to samples. So, yes, you can change.

Lauren

I think this is so frustrating if you don’t have enough for everyone why make people fight for the subscription + I think it’s completely unfair that people who have had the sub for 2+ years aren’t getting an email! I’ve had this sub since 2015 and have never cancelled or paused and I haven’t received a single email or anything about the plus membership ughhhh

Lana

I got an email just today that I am now off the waitlist and will be billed Oct 1st the $25 for the Plus bag. I have been subscribed since Feb 2012, so about 6-1/2 years.

Lauren

I think this is so frustrating if you don’t have enough for everyone why make people fight for the subscription + I think it’s completely unfair that people who have had the sub for 2+ years aren’t getting an email! I’ve had this sub since 2015 and have never cancelled or paused and I haven’t received a single email or anything about the plus membership 🙄

AprilB

When are we going to get some info on the Glam Bag Plus? They tease us but then do not give anymore info on when we can upgrade.

carolinedevilledegoyet

I’m sorry, if my question is ” loud ” but I have a subscription to Ipsy and I can’t find a waitlist.
How can I upgrade to Ipsy Glambag Plus ?

TYSM x your help !

Xoxo

Marie

I hope they release spoilers soon.

Utahgal

Is this true.. If you upgrade to Ipsy Plus you need to open a 2nd account to have the standard ipsy??? Then won’t we all end up getting repeats as all the products in our bag history will be on the upgraded account! I don’t want repeats of items I still have!!

Lisa Squires

Maybe you can open a new account and use it for the upgrade. You would get 2 bags for September but likely they will be different.

Krystal

So no one has gotten an invite for the glam bag plus???

Karen35

I received my email invite to upgrade to Ipsy Glam bag plus today. It says I have 7 days to upgrade. I did sign up for the waitlist through MSA prior to 9/7. Hope this helps.

Ann

I got my invite in an email today! So I’m on the wait list. If I want to move up I have to get 3 people to join apparently. I’ve been with ipsy almost a year so I was super shocked, and excited! Check your email!

Christina

I did today

Suzanne

Krystal-I got an email stating if my account was active I could become a plus member.

Hi Suzanne,

Thank you for your interest in Glam Bag Plus (5 full-size beauty products plus a deluxe seasonal makeup bag).

Upgrading to Glam Bag Plus is only available to active monthly ipsy members. In order to secure your spot for Glam Bag Plus, first reactivate your ipsy Glam Bag monthly membership before Friday, 9/14 at 11:59 PM PT.
REACTIVATE NOW

After you reactivate your membership, we will send you a link to upgrade to a Glam Bag Plus membership. We can’t wait for you to be one of the first to try Glam Bag Plus.

Krystal

I had gotten an email telling me I was one of the selected few. I just was curious if a lot of people were not getting the invites for the glam bag plus.

Patricia mora

Ive been with ipsy for 2 years now. I never recieved an email about the upgrade to the glam bag plus. I would really like to recive this one. I know theres a very large wait list since we had to sign up by Sep 9th. But in the information i seen first about it was y had to sign up on Instagram to recive the glam bag plus. Some of us dont even to IG, (like me), an thats just not far to the rest of us.

Miranda

I wish I got an invite. I didn’t realize u til recently that it was going to only be available to a selection of people. I was looking forward to it. You would think they would just wait until they have enough made for everyone who’s already a member to have one if they choose. Instead of picking out only certain members to get the chance and the rest of us have to wait.

Daisy

I’ve been with Ipsy for over 3 years as an active subscriber. Never cancelled, and I have not received ANY emails. I even buy from Ipsy shopper. Nothing. Glad to know I’m a valued customer.

Cynthia A Lowry

I don’t like the limited quantities set up if there is not enough to go around wait and launch when there is. I was burned my boxycharm, already everything about the boxyluxe launch was fishy and I’m really tired of Youtubers and anyone with several thousand followers on social media getting to have first pick over the average subscriber. Our money is just as good as theirs we just can’t offer free PR.

Teresa

Yep me too. I was BoxyLuxe waitlisted after trying to upgrade for over 5 hours that morning. I’m afraid to even try for this Ipsy Glam Plus. Besides, I haven’t gotten any kind of email from ipsy about this new plus box so I guess after being a subscriber for over 3 yrs I’m not important enough because I choose Not to do unboxing youtube video’s, etc. I don’t get any boxes or bags for free. Isn’t my money just as green as anyone elses? I think I will stick with my $10 bag on this one because it will probably be nothing but eyeshadow pallets & mascara every month and just Makeup and I like more skin care products.

Lb

I emailed this morning inquiring about the criteria used for sending invites for the glam bag plus. They answered with:

“We’re currently opening up the Waitlist to active members selected randomly. We hear you, and we’ll pass your suggestion to our team to prioritize dedicated members.”

RANDOMLY I have been subscribing for 3 years.

Teresa

I have been with ipsy for over 3 yrs with no interruptions, but I didn’t get an invite for the new Plus Bag. 🙁 🙁

Shelia Roberts

Me too!!

Misti

so this is gonna be another mess like BoxyLuxe maybe you will be special enough to get the Glam bag plus there are only limited amounts and from what I have been reading some people already got the invite.

Julie

For those with prepaid annual subs, I inquired via email and got an answer that we will be refunded the amount left on the annual before they start charging the upgraded fee, that is, IF we are invited. Their email stressed that it will be a limited rollout. How hard would it have been to do the invites based on how long you’ve been with Ipsy?

Nancy G Tomlin

I agree. And im tired of the youtube box openings when very lil people have even been able to upgrade…thats a horrible tease.

Miranda

Yeah that’s not cool. It drives me nuts to see everyone on YouTube reviewing them when I’ve been a member for a while with no option to upgrade and no info has been sent to me. How hard would it of been to wait to upgrade u til they were able to actually able to upgrade the majority of people not just a few. And it almost seems as if they are upgrading new subs more than long time subs. You would think they’d want to keep their long time subs happy but I’ve seen alot of people who just signed up getting the upgrade option. It’s pretty unfair and they should of thought things out better. I paused my subscription after my December bag. My last 3 regular bags weren’t good at all. I have other sub boxes that are way better.

Rochelle

Julie
I fully agree with you. I opened a second account. Then sent ipsy a email asking how to upgrade being that not only am I a longtime subscriber, but I order from them almost on a daily basis, and received a check or two from other products that I have ordered from them. I do pay monthly and have for a long time. The man that wrote me back said that as I am a new member. I have to sign the wait list. My second account has me as a new member because that’s the only way to have both subscriptions. I certainly don’t want two 10.00 ipsy bags. I want a 10.00 bag and a 25.00 bag.

Nancy G Tomlin

Ive tried to find and sign up for on the waitlist…but i havent found anything

Shannon

I don’t know if anyone asked this but if we pause ipsy say October when they ship or take the order are we still considered active and get the invite to upgrade. Or will they email us end of September saying upgrade October? Cause I don’t want both I want to upgrade.

Jackie

I read that you can’t do both. If you want both, you’d have to have a separate account for the second.

rochelle pizza

I opened a second account. One for my regular ipsy bag and another for ipsy plus, and I’m hoping that I subscribe fast enough.lol

Susan T.

Is this going to be available to Canadian subscribers?

Monica

They said not a the moment

Paula

Probably an issue for customs fees anyway. It’s not a great deal if you have to pay $20 to ship, and another $20 for duties and fees… 🙁

It’s going to be the same problem for Boxyluxe

Sabrina

No it will not

Erin

No, they said they aren’t shipping to Canada at the moment

DawnS

I am holding off. I was on ipsy overload. I get this is a way to get new subscribers and get old ones back, but I want to see a review or 2 before I leap back on regular ipsy. Worried they will consider travel sizes as “full size”.

Stephanie

I did see on some of the un-boxing videos on YouTube that the Sol De Jeneiro bum bum cream was being advertised as the full sized (240 ML) $45 cream but the one that was actually coming in the box was the 75 ML cream which is $20, I believe. So that was one discrepancy that I saw but everything else looked to be the regular full sized products 🙂

Paula

Yeah I agree…and I feel this box they sent to all the bloggers and YouTubers was just to generate maximum interest. Not likely the box everyone will be getting… 🙁

Nyesha

true story, they are good for that.

Michelle Wood

Yeah, but they’ll want to promote it so the value will be better for the first bags.

Justice

So is it starting in October to sign up?

Tanya

I want to sub to the glam bag plus as a boxy alternative, but I have no idea how to subscribe to just that. Can I sub to ipsy and pause each month till I’m off the waitlist? Any ipsy subbers that may know more?

Christine G

Sign up in September (9th?) and you’ll receive the first Glam Bag Plus in October.

Rochelle

Hi Christine
Did you get an email regarding the date of September 9 th? I haven’t received any information at all.
Do you know what time?
Thank You

Crystal

I’m excited for this new subscription but do think they could have made this less confusing by calling it something other than glam bag plus. Call it Ipsy Plus and say you will receive a box every month with 5 products but once every 3 months you will get a bag with 5 products instead of a box.

E

On their Insta Stories it says it’s not available in Canada

Kelly

Is this true? Soo disappointing I was soo excited to upgrade

Kimberly

Yes I’m disappointed too because on my app it asked me if I wanted to upgrade and I said yes so when November came around they charged me an annual fee which I thought was for the Ipsy Glam Plus but it was for the regular subscription I emailed the support they got right back to me and said okay now wait till after Friday they refunded my money and then I should be on the waitlist for the Glam Bag Plus . but still knows nothing there on my email or my app where I can upgrade it’s just frustrating because you’d like you said YouTubers already opening it for last month this month because you’d like you said YouTubers already opening it for last month this month and I’ve been a member for years to Ipsy so I don’t see why we aren’t you know getting it first just a little aggravating and confusing they should have done a little more research before they started announcing about it and it’s not even available to us yet

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