Ipsy Add Ons – What Are They + How Do I Get Them?


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Did you know ipsy is now offering Add-Ons every month? These are additional products you can add to your glam bag subscription. (And starting in November, Glam Bag Plus subscribers can participate, too!)

Here’s everything you need to know:

Add-Ons are available for 24 hours so plan accordingly! The November Add-Ons will be available starting at 6 AM PT on November 2nd.

Even though you have 24 hours, make sure to shop early! October was the first month ipsy offered Add-Ons, and many of the products were sold out by 2 PM PT!

Glam Bag Plus Members can add-on too. Starting in November, Glam Bag Plus members can access add-ons too!

You have to reveal your glam bag spoilers to gain access to Add-Ons. To access add-ons, visit ipsy.com or the ipsy mobile app for your monthly Spoiler Alert. Once you complete the Spoiler Alert, you will see a selection of products that can be added to your bag. Select the products you’d like, confirm your order, and the products will ship with your glam bag

You may choose up to 3 add-on products per month. These items will be added to your glam bag or glam bag plus shipment. And shipping is free!

The Add-Ons will be a small selection of products, some of which are from that month’s Glam Bag assortment. For October, ipsy offered sample-sized products at $3 each. Future Add-Ons may also include full-size products.

Want an idea of what types of items to expect? Here are the Add-On products that were available in October:

  • SOL DE JANEIRO Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
  • SLMISSGLAM L50 Lilac Sparkle Eye Blender
  • BUXOM COSMETICS Full-On™ Lip Polish in Dolly
  • M·A·C Little Lipglass in Love Child
  • MURAD Essential-C Cleanser
  • TARTE Double Duty Beauty™ Shape Tape Contour Concealer
  • MORPHE Mini Blush

If you want to get access to future Add-Ons, you must be a current subscriber. The ipsy Glam Bag subscription box is $10 a month – Sign up here!

And if you’re looking for more ipsy info, check out our ipsy spoilers and ipsy reviews!

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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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  1. Well…. I set my alarm for 6am so I would not miss out on the “add on” products. I added the items & when I went to submit the order I got an error message over & over again saying there was a problem charging my card. But yet the Ipsy monthly payment just went thru fine yesterday. I know for FACT there is no problem with my card. Been using the same card for years now. So disappointed I can not complete my add on order.

  2. Hi – so it was 0330 CST on 02 Nov, when I noticed the add-ons are already available for purchase and some are already sold out (which tells me maybe they’ve been available for a while). I purchased one add-on and I got the confirmation email from Ipsy a few minutes later. So hopefully this helps and others can get in on the add-on action sooner than later! 🙂

  3. Is everyone able to purchase add-ons? I am subscribed for the Glam Bag Plus. I wasn’t offered add-ons last month or this month. I did the spoiler reveal and it never offered it to me.

    • I can’t find my spoiler reveal and I get plus. Where is it when you log in? Thanks!

  4. I’m curious as to whether ipsy Plus will still follow our opt-outs. My account says don’t send me blush and highlighter, so that should mean I don’t get the Tarte cheek palette and would get the eyeshadow palette. I hope.

  5. I ordered an add on item and never received it contacted ipsy and they said I never ordered it. Which I did. ridiculous.

  6. One add-on I got was First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, a 1oz tube that retails for $6. I LOVE that stuff! My bag with add-ons came sooner than my other bag with no add-ons, both in the middle of the month, when I usually get my bags. I’ve got my alarm set for 6am tomorrow, and I’m hoping for some of those Huda lip glosses, I love all the colors shown except one, and that’s unusual for me!

  7. I kinda like this idea. Is it actually going to be available for everyone? Or will it be like last month and only the chosen few can participate?

  8. So it looks like the items for Ipsy Plus are

    Sol de Janeiro bum bum
    Dr. Brandt misrepresentation
    SLMissGlam Eyeshadow brush trio
    Makeup geek foiled Lip Gloss
    FAB Cleanser
    Ofra highlighter
    Tarte cheek palette
    IT palette

    • Oooh, thanks for this info, Beccah!

  9. I love this option and I cant wait to see if there is anything I wasn’t to add on for November. I added on the MAC lipglass in October and it was in my bag with the rest of my items.

  10. Yes Buyer beware, I also added on last month and didn’t receive my bag until yesterday. They stated that it was taking so long due to the add-ons, thats fine except my bag finally came and my add-ons weren’t in it. I ordered the bum bum cream and a shape tape, instead i got a slimglass brush and that was it. I’m actually surprised i got a bag at all..Ridiculous..I’m not risking it this time.

    • wow….thanks for the warning!

    • My October bag is due to be delivered today. I bought ad on’s also! Hopefully they get all the kinks worked out. Why should buying extra items push your bag back 3 weeks? I’m hoping that I get all the extra’s that I ordered.

    • Me too. Got my bag yesterday, I added on shape tape, mac lipglass, and bum bum cream. Only the shape tape (in a darker color than I chose) was included. Lame.

    • I ordered the add-ons last month and received my bag on October 16th.

  11. Facebook account deleter here due to privacy concerns.

    Why is IPSY pushing their add ons via Facebook only? Are they that desperate for ads? They have millions of subscribers.

    I can’t get off the waitlist for the Ipsy Glam Bag Plus because of the Facebook issue. It keeps me held back because I won’t sign back up.

    This is shady as heck to me and is changing the good feelings I’ve had for IPSY.
    That plus the fact that they were supposed to send me 2 Oct. boxes I paid for and I have ZERO.

    • I’m also still waiting to get off the Glam Bag Plus waitlist and I too balked at posting to facebook and whatnot. I kind of just don’t care anymore. They don’t want my money? Ok, fine. Honestly, I haven’t seen any contents since the spoilers for the influencers’ bags that I really want so, meh.

    • I was able to contact customer service and ask to be removed from the waitlist, because I don’t have Facebook. You may want to give it a try. No experience with the add-ons yet.

      • The only way I want OFF the waitlist for the Plus bag is to actually GET the Plus bag. 🙂

        So, I guess I wait. All because of Facebook. Hate Facebook.

        • I don’t have facebook–never have and I got off the Ipsy Plus waitlist last month.

    • How do you get on the waitlist for Ipsy Glam Bag Plus? Thanks

    • Ipsy expects us to spam everybody we know. That is what makes me upset. I do not have Facebook and I don’t want it! Facebook is too negative for me. Then the data breech made me decide to delete my account.

  12. That is super lame I won’t be able to do add ons …I don’t have facebook.

    • I have never had to share my bag on Facebook. I just set it to no (or off, I can’t remember which) and then I see what’s in my bag.

  13. Wait you can only get add ons through Facebook or am I reading this wrong?

    • You have to share your glam bag on Facebook to see your spoilers then you are also able to see add on .

      • I’ve never actually shared my bag on Facebook to see it though. When the notification pops up there is a slider, I move it over to “off” for Facebook and then proceed to show my my glam bag.

        • I do the same

        • Same here. I don’t even have a Facebook account for one of my bags (which isn’t connected at all to my first bag).

      • You don’t have to share it; I never do because it’s lame AF to share that lol
        you just have to unclick the Facebook button

      • No, That is not how it worked for me. I just got the app.

      • I review and have Ipsy Glam and never ever have I shared on FB.

      • Hi I dont have a facebook and got add-ons

  14. damn i won’t be able o pay for my both my ipsy accounts til the 2nd so i probably wont be able to do add one 🙁

  15. Thanks for this explanation! I signed up mid-month for the October bag, so November will be my first real month. This is great info for newbies.

  16. Thanks to a glitch I have had for few months now I cannot access add ons. I will see share to Facebook to see spoiler screen I share to Facebook and it still says share to see spoilers!! I am not able to actually see my spoilers on app or website until review products option comes up. Way after 24 hour window. Yes I have emailed Ipsy both when it happened months ago and last month when I realized I can’t see add ons. Yes I have tried all the tricks to try and fix. They are ” looking into it ” Maybe it is for the best I heard several horror stories about it.

    • Share to Facebook never works for me either — just one more thing about them that made me angry this month.

  17. I ordered the Derma-E Serum and Bum Bum Cream as add ons, paid $6, and only received the Bum Bum Cream. I also didn’t receive my October bag until today- Oct 31st because of the add ons. So, buyer beware they are clearly still working out the kinks.

    • Same thing happened to me. I added the bum bum cream and also the Murad vitamin c wash and received only the bum bum cream. Cs sent me an email explaining that samples go fast, but I had paid for the add on. Still haven’t received a refund.

      • CS claimed they will send me out a Derma-E Serum. But I seriously doubt it, esp since someone else on reddit was told by CS that they had sold out of the serum.

    • The same thing happened to me…I paid $9 for 3 add ons and only received 1 with my bag. Also received it very late on October 30th!

    • I got my bag yesterday and it was missing the brush I ordered. They said another would be shipped shortly. Apparently (according to their email) it takes longer to get your bag when you order add ons. They c eaten your bag and then they open the bag to add your extra items. That’s why they were late and looked like they had been opened (they had).

      • They do that when you get point items too. It’s always been like that, where they open it back up for those items and tape it back. Plus it gets delayed.

      • I received my bag on October 30th and didn’t receive the one add-on item I had purchased! I emailed CS and they said they were sending it out. I’m guessing they have some kinks they need to figure out with this new feature!!

      • That explains why my package looked like it had been opened. I thought the post office opened my bag for some reason.

    • I received my bag on time, but I think I was fairly fast about picking my add-ons (just two of the shape tapes in different shades) so maybe it depends on what add-on item was chosen.

  18. I love this idea. Props to Ipsy for adding so many new enhancements to the “ipsy” experience. I’m looking forward to seeing what they introduce in 2019.

  19. I used to be subscribed to ipsy but I just started to get the same thing over and over so I ended up canceling it.

  20. This is a brilliant way for them to clear out overages and leftovers. I added a product last month like that, and really enjoyed it.

    • I’m just guessing the points stuff will get worse and the offers too because that’s where those go. Who knows though, guess we’ll see in the next few months.

  21. I think the add ons available may vary by individual preferences/bag. I don’t remember all that were available to me in October, but I was able to purchase a First Aid Beauty ultra repair cream add on. (Perfect size. Great for travel!)

  22. That. Is. Awesome. I love the glam bag plus but was kinda jealous of the add on option for regular subscribers last month. Yay!!!

  23. I LOVE this idea! It’s almost enough to make me resub. Hopefully other boxes will jump on the bandwagon quickly. I know Birchbox does this, but only for full size and often, overpriced products. I’ll be watching to see how this plays out…

  24. Well crap, I had opted out of plus so I could have this feature in the regular one.

  25. Liz, are we getting spoilers for glam bag plus aside from the lip product? Well I guess I missed the cut off time to go back down to the regular bag so it doesn’t matter they have me locked in now

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