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Ipsy Glam Bag Plus – Everything You Need To Know

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

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!


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Written by 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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Comments (210)

  1. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

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

  3. 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.

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

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

  8. 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

    • 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.

  9. 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 🙄

  10. 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.

  11. 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 !


  12. I hope they release spoilers soon.

  13. 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!!

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

      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.

      • 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.

    • I did today

    • 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!

    • 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.

  15. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

  16. 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.

    • 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.

  17. 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.

    • 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.

    • Me too!!

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

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