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Ipsy Glam Bag Plus – Exclusive Early Access to Waitlist!

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!


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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!

Posted in Ipsy News, Subscription Box News| Tags: ipsy | 127 comments

Comments (127)

  1. 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

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

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

    • 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!

  3. 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?

    • 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.

      • 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

      • It was in an email Ipsy sent to me directly when they invited me to upgrade. I was randomly selected to upgrade and when I clicked on the upgrade botton, it put me on a waitlist and had that information on it.

      • 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


    • 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.

      • 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.

      • Email Ipsycare and opt out of 2 categories, such as eyeliners and eyeshadow, and they won’t send them anymore.

      • Thanks Marie, I’ll do that. With all the sub boxes that I get I want her to have some too with stuff only for her.

    • 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 🙁

  6. 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.

    • 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 .

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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?

  11. 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.

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

      • Now I sefinitely don’t feel so bad.

  12. 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.

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

      • 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!

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

      • *say

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

      • I’m so jelly. Hopefully, we get the invite soon.

      • I also received that email this morning. Did she sign up on the MSA early link above with her email?

      • No, she didn’t sign up on the link above. She doesn’t do any type of interaction with Ipsy. Not even reviews. She doesn’t want the plus bag. But her Momma does!

      • May I ask how long you’ve been subscribed to Ipsy? I’m just trying to figure out what criterion they are using.

      • Interesting. I signed up for the early list via the MSA link and received the email so I assumed it was becuase of that. I have been subscribed for a couple of years, but one thing I have noticed is a lot of the people hwo received emails shop often on the shopper…. I purchase items from shopper at least 4 times a month. Maybe not related but it’s just something I noticed. Also, I received a email survey about 3 weeks ao from them that I completed.

    • 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 -_-!!!

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

      • 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.


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

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

      • I’m paused for September as well and have been wondering the same thing.

  14. 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)

    • Me too!!!

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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

    • 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!

  18. 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…

    • I agree with you on all counts…

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

      • Agreed. Long term subscription people should of had first chance to sign up for the lists. Not cool how random people just signed up just to get it gets a chance to be on there before other loyal people. I know I got craptastic bags for months and months and still stayed, so it goes to show they really don’t care

    • 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.

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

    • I didn’t get one either

    • I didn’t either..

      • 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!

    • 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.

  20. 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?

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

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

  21. 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.

    • 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?)

    • 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.

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

    • You will get the september bag

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

  23. 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! 🙂

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

  24. Thanks, Liz!

  25. 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!

  26. Liz, do you know how they will charge people who have an annual sub that is prepaid?

    • I was going to ask the same question!

  27. I just want that pink bag. Will that be the first bag they send out?

    • Yes, since it’s a annual bag . I want it too it’s really cute.

  28. This ipsy plus really excites me. Even though I have other subscriptions, my ipsy has always been a guilty pleasure I couldn’t get rid of.
    Just take my money now!!
    This comes at a perfect time seeing as I haven’t liked how boxy charm handled their new upgraded box.

  29. Is there anyway to fill out google form again I put the wrong email address.


    • No. And it won’t let me put in my email for my second account. It only let’s you do it once.

      • Try using a different browser, or a private browsing session.

      • No, I even tried going to safari on my iPad instead of using chrome on my galaxy. It still knew.

    • Sign out of your google account, if you only have one you can make another and enter a different email for waitlist.

  30. Signed up for my 2nd account that will be upgraded. I also just added my name to the waitlist.

  31. Super unhappy that I had to re-subscribe, but I see why Ipsy wants to honor active subscribers and give them a priority.
    If i dont get invitation in October, I will cancel my sub.

  32. I signed into my Google account, but afterwards it won’t let me add my email to the Google Doc? I am unable to click into the field to type it in

  33. I am on the waitlist. I love the way they are doing this. I was SO excited about BC but then let down by all the ways they dragged it out and kept changing the conditions on which products, etc. It just seemed too disorganized. On Ipsy, they know what they are doing, have the product posted so we know, and have a waitlist to they can anticipate volume. I am so happy they came out with this!!!!!

    • How do u know your on the waitlist? Did they send you an email?

      • It confirms after you fill out the Google doc. You won’t receive any other confirmation.

      • The google doc is just confirming that you are added to the MSA referral list and they send that info to Ipsy. When you are actually added to the Ipsy official waitlist, you will receive an email directly from Ipsy inviting you to try the upgraded glam bag, then it will put you on their official waitlist. I received the email yesterday directly from Ipsy. The waitlist has 15k people on it and only 10k bags for the first batch. There are over 3 mil subscribers so 10k out of the 3 mil subscribers have the ability to upgrade the first batch.

      • If you are added to the official Ipsy waitlist, you will receive an invitation directly from Ipsy that you were selected to upgrade. Then if you chose to upgrade, you are then added to the actual wailist and sent naother email explaining you hae been wailisted along with 15k other waitlitsed subscribers. They are adding spots in batches and the first round has 10k spots. I received both emails on Aug 29th.

      • How do you get added to the official Ipsy waitlist?

  34. Do I have to subscribe according to my preferred month?
    I stop and resume another month.
    orDo I have to subscribe every month without interruption?

    Can I choose what I want this month plus or regular?

  35. Ok, very strange… You have to first sign into a google account. After you are signed into your google account, it will let you put in your Email associated with Ipsy. Just an extra step, a bit confusing.

  36. Yes! Thank you so much, Liz!!!

    I really shouldn’t do this on top of the Boxy upgrade (and FFF, Allure, Margot Elena, all the one time boxes I buy…) but I just can’t resist! If Boxy doesn’t start using our profiles or letting us choose some variations, I may drop it for this. It just seems like Ipsy is going to be so much more customizable.

    • I agree !! I have ipsy, sephora play, allure and boxy. I’m really hoping to get the boxy upgrade , but trying not to get my hopes up. They’ve advertised limited quantities but continued sending emails towards the end of august to canceled subscribers and are allowing new subscribers the chance also… I feel like it’s become unlikely . Between the upgrade stuff and insane variations not tailored to any profile , I’m happy to see ipsy offering this now. They might not get it right every single time , but at least they do use the profile.

      • I think they are definitely learning from Boxy’s mistakes. I totally agree about how Boxy is pushing Luxe SO hard, while simultaneously stating they know they will sell out before everyone can sign up. It’s so unfair to the long time subscribers that paid them month after month and even year after year, that they may lose a spot to someone that just signed up for the upgrade. Anyone subscribed BEFORE August should get first dibs.

    • Is it customizable? I thought we were all getting the products in the picture. I really want the Bum Bum cream. The rest looks great too, although I already have that Morphe palette, but I’ll just pass that on to some other makeup lover who isn’t an Ispy subber.

  37. Super confused about exactly how this will work, but I’ll sign up and make modifications later to what works best for me.

  38. Every time I click on the link it asks for my Google email address which isn’t associated with my Ipsy account. Very strange!

    • The post says you will need to be signed into your Google account in order to access the list . So it wants you to sign in & then you can add your Ipsy account email.

  39. Ok, this picture looks WAY better than the last one. I wish we had a way of knowing or selecting which variations we wanted. That’s one of my big problems with Boxycharm – some variations are great, and some are not good at all, and you never know which one you’re going to get. I’m not sure its worth the gamble.

    • I’m pretty sure what you see above (Morphe palette, Bum Bum cream, Buxom mascara, Sunday Riley CEO moisturizer, and Tarte blush), is what everyone will get in October. I could be wrong but I’m thinking they may not customize the first box. It makes sense to keep the first box as simple as possible. They’ve already sent it out to some YouTube stars & other influential people. You can find unboxing videos on it, all containing the same products.

      • Ipsy answered that question on Instagram and said the items in the picture won’t be in the October bag, it will be different products.

      • Or it could be a way to get people excited enough to subscribe. How many times have we seen YouTubers get better products than regular people? I may be wrong but I haven’t seen anything in their promotions for this that states that these items will be in the first box.

      • Actually I read on a Reddit page that what youtubers got in this box is NOT what we regular folk will get. I could be wrong, but I thought it was a quote from ipsy,

    • That does get extremely frustrating with boxy.The past few months the boxes had the potential to either be great or terrible, I always end up with the variations I don’t want.
      At least ipsy uses the profiles even if they don’t get it right every time.

    • It’s just different pictures of the same items.

  40. Do you need to be subscribed to Ipsy first, in order to be considered for the Glambag Plus?

    • Yes you need to be an active subscriber to qualify. Which is awesome to allow current subscribers the chance first .

    • Yes you have to have a regular Ipsy bag subscription to upgrade.

  41. Woohoo, signed up. Does one need to have an active subscription to Ipsy to qualify for the waitlist? I had a previous subscription I cancelled.

    • Yes you need to have an active subscription.

      • Thanks for answering – I just resubscribed.

    • FAQ page says “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.”

      • Exactly! I’m not sure about the whole sign into google account thing. Looks like phishing to me.

  42. Wait why does this want you to put in your password, and then says at the bottom “never submit passwords through google form” ??

    • The form should only ask for your email address. Can you send me a screen shot of what you are seeing? Sorry!

      • the link takes through google account and asking for google password. It basically asking you to sign up to your google account.

      • Oh got it, yea I’m guessing that is standard google form stuff?

      • The page isn’t working. It won’t let you place your email or submit.

      • This is the same system Happy Rebel uses for their customization choices. I think it’s safe.

      • emailed you. Maybe it’s supposed to be like that but just wanted to clarify…

      • It had me sign into my Google account but you only submit your email address. They’ll have to change the settings to have someone signed in to submit form.

  43. Oh heck yes! Thanks MSA!

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