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Ipsy Glam Bag Plus – Exclusive Early Access to Waitlist!

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanAug 27, 2018 | 127 comments

Ipsy
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Ipsy is giving MSA readers early access to sign up for the Ipsy Glam Bag Plus waitlist! (This is a completely separate subscription from the standard $10 Ipsy Glam Bag.) Ipsy Glam Bag Plus is a monthly $25 subscription box that sends out 5 full-sized beauty items every month. (Check out our full Ipsy Glam Bag Plus FAQ post to learn more!)

Click here to sign up for the waitlist through the Google form! (You will need to be logged into your Google account to access the list. This does not commit you to subscribe to Ipsy Glam Bag Plus when the waitlist opens.)

This subscription will be launching with limited availability. Make sure to sign up before 9/7 to get on the waitlist. Use the email address associated with your current Ipsy subscription when you sign up for the waitlist.

Are you excited for Ipsy Glambag Plus?

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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127 comments

Liz Petrus

I got the email that I’m able to upgrade but when I click it and it takes me to the app, it doesn’t allow me to upgrade. And I can’t get ANYONE to answer an email. Grrrrr

Yvonne Friedl

I’m having the same problem, it takes me to a page saying coming soon. Grrr

amyr

They won’t but if you wait they will tell you that you are getting one in Oct if you have already wait listed yourself.

I got an Email and I did not jump through those fake hoops. I just added my name and I got notification today that I will get the Glam Bag Plus.

I really don’t like the fake spamming we are supposed to do to move up. I refused to do that.

amyr

They won’t but if you wait they will tell you that you are getting one in Oct if you have already wait listed yourself.

I got an Email and I did not jump through those fake hoops. I just added my name and I got notification today that I will get the Glam Bag Plus.

I really don’t like the fake spamming we are supposed to do to move up. I refused to do that.

Jodie Sellars

I got the form to be on the waiting list, but it won’t allow me to fill anything out.

Anya

Hi Jodie, you would have needed to fill the form out before Sept 7th to get on the waitlist with the link above. Hope you get added the next time it opens!

Kristen

I’m a little confused about this “early wait list” thing. I signed up via this, and haven’t heard anything.. has anyone else?

When I logged into my Ipsy account the other day, it prompted me to join the waitlist, and said I’m “in line with 15k others”.. sigh.

Anyone have any further info/updates?

Tracie Neal

Kristen, yes, I am waitlisted as well, but that’s awesome. Very few people were even bale to get on the waitlist. The waitlist has 15k people on it but Ipsy has over 3 milliin subscribers. The first wave to be released in October is 10k boxes so you hvae a very good chance if getting it in october, if not then likely november at the latest since they add more spots each month after that.

Heidi

I didn’t get the email until the 12th, although I signed up thru link on here right away (first day it was up) and they also gave told me the number of people on waitlist as being 15k. 4 days after you got same number. This is already coming across as hinky. Just like with boxycharm upgrade. According to email I got, I would be waitlisted, but was guaranteed to make it off the waitlist as long as I signed up for upgrade by the 17th….. not the message I received after clicking “upgrade” tho.

Jessi

Just curious where did you get this information, about the 10,000 boxes being released first and such, i haven’t heard any of this, I feel out of the loop lol

Nyesha

I think I will resub to Ipsy to give this a try when this is offered on a more wide scale. I’m trying to be patient with boxycharm but it’s taking them too long to start using profiles and every month the boxes seem to be thrown together and not to mention, the same few brands over and over. I’m hoping for more brand variety with Ipsy plus as well. I am okay with sitting out on it for a few months so they can work the kinks out and then dive in.

Annie S.

So, are subscribers going to get this exact box or was this a promo box for youtubers?

I’d hate to sign up thinking that I’m getting full sized high end products only to get full sized ‘drugstore like’ products.

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ANA ROXANA WAKEFIELD

I couldnt agree more, my concern is that they show an INCREDIBLE )TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE) BOX for promo, and then the people who sign up will get items that are nothing like the items shown… i would hate that 🙁

Marie

No, you wouldn’t get the same exact items the influencers got. You would get items that Ipsy will choose for you based on your profile.

V

If they follow your profile that is. I changed my profile to match my 13 year old instead of getting a new subscription because I didn’t want to lose my length of membership and points. She still gets eyeshadow, eyeliner and other makeup that she does not wear and that’s not selected in her profile. Hopefully they follow profiles better with Ipsy Plus.

Kathie

Thank You Liz 🙂

I just signed up for this waitlist hoping to get the new Ipsy bag.

I’m SO DONE with BoxyCharm. I hope Ipsy is ready for this because we sure are. It will be nice to have an option other than BC and they sure as heck need some competition so they learn their customers Will buy from another company that treats their customers well.

Tracie Neal

I agree… while I have enjoyed some items I receive in BC, I feel they need some competition becuase I really am turned off by some of their tactics lately. I have always had excellent CS from Ipsy, anytime there is an issues amd really love their shopper daily deals as well as their curation system. Ipsy has over 3 million subscribers so well past the amount of subscribers BC has so BC better up their CS game while they have a chance.

Jacki

If I don’t get an invite to upgrade in the next week, I’ll assume I’ve been passed over and will cancel. I don’t find I use as much from my ipsy bags as I use from other subs.

LB

Not seeing my post on here. I was just sharing that I inquired Ipsy about their criteria for sending out the invites for the glam plus gag.
They replied back within an hour of my email:

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.

So it is random. I’ve been a subscriber for 3 years – no upgrade email option yet .

Lana

I’ve been a subscriber for 6-1/2 years and I didn’t get an email option either.

Lb

I don’t like how they’re handling this. 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 a subscriber for 3 years.

Jacqueline

So I signed up for the link in this post and I forgot you had to be an active member in ipsy so I re activated it and I’m hoping to get an email will I get the email to upgrade or?

Jamie

So some ppl have already gotten emails from ipsy saying they’re getting the upgrade. I signed up using this form the day it posted and I haven’t heard anything at all. Pretty upset about it too since I canceled play and another cheap sub so I could get this one.

LB

I’ve been with Ipsy – with no breaks for over 3 years and I haven’t received any email for Ipsy glam bag plus.

Jamie

Now I sefinitely don’t feel so bad.

Juliee

My daughter got an email this morning offering her the Glam Bag Plus. She has subscribed to Ipsy for almost two years. (Oct. will be two). She has never reviewed a thing. And has never had the “improve my Glam Bag “ .(She still gets perfect bags for her). Maybe they are offering solely based on time subscribed? She doesn’t want the Plus bag and it is killing me. I subscribed a few months after her. And I now set up a second account. FOMO is all consuming.

justmissjamey

I have been subbed 5 years or so, no breaks or skips and I haven’t got one yet either 🙁

Marie

Yeah, they’re pretty much just choosing at random. They have like 3 million subscribers and only 10,000 spots available for the 1st run.There’s going to be a lot of disappointed customers.

Momo

I had signed up mid August hoping to start my sub with Sept bag, but they charged me right away… my Aug bag will be here tomorrow…

Ah at least my sub is active, i just want the IPlus. I haven’t received any email invite for IPlus. I don’t really care for the $10 sub. Looking to cancel BC after a yr of poopie boxes (and only 1 good box), BL was way hyped only for more poopie end of season clearanced items. Ive been checking my email multiple times a day, send me my invite alrdy IPLUS -_-!!!

Marie

What did the e-mail day? Was it an advertisement or an actual link to subscribe?

Juliee

It was a link saying “you’ve been selected to try Glam Bag Plus”.

Marie

*say

Marie

I dont think that’s how they are doing I’ve been a subscriber for over 3 years and haven’t got a email.

Lana

Obviously, it has nothing to do with length of time subscribed (which sucks) because I have been subscribed for 6-1/2 years. I just checked and I subscribed in Feb 2012. I wasn’t sure how long but I knew it had been a long time. I have a million of those little bags!

ANA ROXANA WAKEFIELD

SO WAIT…I HAVENT SUBSCRIBED TO IPSY YET AND THIS IS WHY I WAS GONNA START.. SO IF I DONT ALREADY HAVE IT I CANT TRY FOR THE NEW BAG 🙁 ? THEN IF I SIGNED UP THROUGH THE LINK POSTED ON HERE TO GET ON THE WAITLIST IT WOULDNT MATTER…BECAUSE I DONT HAVE AN ACCOUNT ALREADY? JUST MAKING SURE IM READING THIS CORRECTLY.

Marie

You need to be an Ipsy subscriber. Subscribe and then you can put your name on the waitlist.

Mon

I’m paused for September, does anyone know if that still counts as “active” or will that exclude me?

cady

I cancelled my Sephora play for Ipsy. I was getting jaded from all the repeats in my Play Box and with this new subscription upgrade being available soon it was all I needed to convince me to switch! I wonder if Sephora will feel the heat & work on upgrading their Play box (they prob don’t care lol)

Joslyn

Me too!!!

V

This was an easy pass for me. Ipsy has way too many variations and I hardly ever get what the youtube influencers get . I kept a subscription for my teen daughter but she hardly wears make up and she doesn’t need all the fancy skin care so I’ll stick to the regular sub just for her and hopefully I can get Boxy Luxe.

Jayne

I’m not a subscriber and this is the message I got when I entered my email:

“Coming Soon! Glam Bag Plus
Thanks for submitting your contact info! ipsy will reach out to you via email in the coming weeks about what to expect next.”

Not sure what that means, but I guess I’ll be on the lookout.

Tip

This def made me unsubscribe from boxy charm! I’m so tired of those discontinued products anyway this looks wayyy better

Allie

Same. I cancelled mine last week and signed back up for ipsy after a few years off it. Hope I get to get the Plus!

Michelle K

I’ve been an Ipsy subscriber for years, and I think it’s a little off-putting that I hear about this new subscription and the mailing list for it via MSA instead of getting even one communication from Ipsy directly. I’ve been on the fence about whether to renew my yearly sub to them next month – this upgrade looks interesting, but I’m not sure I can justify $25/mo to myself for it. Unless I cancel Boxy, which isn’t out of the question. Decisions, decisions…

Gayla

Boxy has me canceling as soon as I am off the glam plus wait list.

I have had four terrible Boxy boxes in a row.

Jeanine

I agree with you on all counts…

Marie

I agree long term current subscribers should get first shot at this.

Marie

I didn’t get a confirmation e-mail. Did anyone else?

Teri

Yes I did get an email detailing info about this new Ipsy sub but I enjoy the 10 dollar one because I have so much product at the current sizes plus my Granddaughters and Myself prefer the size of the present glambags and getting one every month at the 10 bucks price allows for organizing items and distribution to All Daughter-in-laws and Granddaughters. Will assess as this new sub progresses.

Jessi

I didn’t either..

Erica

No one here, been a member of Ipsy for at least 5 years and also have gifted two separate year subscriptions. I’m feeling very off ton i’m feeling very off put!

amber

I didn’t get one either

Gayla

It told me I was already signed up, but I haven’t gotten an email or any other notification. It didn’t let me submit my email! Grrrr. I always have lousy luck.

Can anyone help? Does Ipsy own the page or MSA?

Liz Cadman

Ipsy owns the page. I’ll reach out to them. Sorry!

Gayla

Not a problem! Thanks for being so great, Liz.

Jennie

I’ve never been subscribed to Ipsy but I guess I don’t have a choice if i want the option for the glam bag plus. Can anyone let me know when they usually bill you? If i sign up today, will I get an August bag? I hope I get billed for September.

Toni Marie

You will get the september bag

Isabel

if you sign up before aug 31 you will get sept bag

Anya

I resubscribed today, billed today for September’s bag and all future months (starting in Oct) will be billed on the 1st. Hope that helps.

Cady

I signed up today and it says my first bag will be September’s, billed on the 1st unless a spot opens up for August (I don’t see that happening this late in the month?)

Marie

Yay, I’m on the waitlist! I hope this means we get 1st dibs on upgrading.

amyr

I had my subscription cancelled but all I needed to do is to enter the email associated with my Ipsy account.

It let me sign up with no problem!

Thanks, Liz! 🙂

Anna

If you don’t have an active Ipsy subscription when it comes time to upgrade you won’t be able to.

Zo

Thanks, Liz!

DocN

Fantastic!
I’m excited for this sub and as soon as I sign up for real I’m cancelling my Sephora play box and birchbox!

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