Ipsy November 2018 Add-Ons Available Now!

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The November 2018 Ipsy Add-Ons are available now! These are additional products you can add to your Glam Bag or Glam Bag Plus subscription.

Here’s everything you need to know about Ipsy Add-Ons:

Add-Ons are available for 24 hours!

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.

Here are the November Ipsy Add-Ons:


Which add-ons did you pick?

If you are new to 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.

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus is $25 a month. Check out our full Ipsy Glam Bag Plus FAQ post to learn more!

And check out our list of the 31 Beauty Boxes To Try, and all reviews of Cheap Subscription Boxes to find other subscriptions with similar price points to Ipsy!

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  1. I got the tarte blush. I wanted to get the Juno sponge but I totally forgot in the morning to check right away so I missed out. -.-

  2. Interesting, everyone was hating on that Smashbox palette so much, but it’s sold out!

  3. The Purlisse BB cream came back into stock when I checked again later, went ahead and picked that up. Now let’s just hope it was actually restocked and they’re not just selling more than they have.

    • Thanks! When I first checked in the afternoon it was sold out but I just looked and I was able to add it. This was one of the main things I had my eye on, glad I grabbed one.

    • I didn’t even know that was a thing – the re-stocking. Ugh! Maybe I could have waited to see if the re-stocked the Juno sponge.

  4. Did anyone else receive a random email from ipsy saying “Your tracking code” and “Woo-hoo! We just put a special package in the mail for you. It’s on its way!” …..I have no idea what it is, They did totally mess up my add-ons and sent me a random makeup brush instead of what i actually purchased, but i emailed them about it and havn’t even gotten a response…Hmmm maybe it’s my missing shape tape and bum bum cream

    • I ordered the shape tape, and.it wasn’t in my box. They said they would send it out. Mistakes happen, no problem. Then, they sent me some “Aurora x ipsy” concealer. Not acceptable. I contacted customer support, and I swear I got some copy-paste answer saying “I’m sorry to hear that you do not want your extra product anymore! Add ons are non-refundable and non-exchangeable once your Glam Bag is ready for shipment.” No details at all about the problem. I emailed back saying that wasn’t acceptable. I ordered a specific item, they didn’t supply it. I said I would file a dispute with PayPal if it wasn’t corrected. I got another copy-paste reply, saying “I can understand why this might be frustrating, so I’ll make a one-time exception for you and issue a refund. You can keep the product, on us!” Exception?! Refund?! They never sent me what I ordered! And, it’s not legal to substitute a product with the purchasers permission. I know it was only $3, but I’m so livid with the indignity of clearly being sent copy-paste responses, I’m cancelling my account.

  5. I just resubscribed after canceling back in mid 2017.
    I’m getting:
    Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Quirky
    Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
    Ciate London Mini Translucent Setting Powder in Hideout
    Purlisse Perfect Glow BB Cream SPF30 in Medium
    Youth to the People Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream

  6. I am receiving my first Ipsy Glambag Plus this month! No regrets about that!

    I added on the Pixi by Petra lip lift, the Ciate London mascara, and the Sand and Sky mask!

  7. Those add ons are so tempting, but I just had to be honest with myself and say that there is absolutely nothing I need. I also subscribe to Allure and Sephora, so realistically I’ll have plenty of things coming this month. Self control is hard, but I’ll save the $9!

  8. Btw, Macy’s currently has a 48-hour sale on a lot of palettes, including Tarte, MAC and Anastasia BH, if anyone is interested.

    • Nice. I was going there today to use my coupon from the Sept box. Fortunately I found it yesterday and it expires today!

  9. Anyone else’s Plus bag still in match mode where you can not see your spoilers and can not do add ons either or is it just mine ?

    • Mine is the same 😔

    • Me too.

  10. Does anyone else get a kick out of reading people’s reviews on their products? Some people get seriously angry about the items they are sent and it cracks me up.

    • Some people’s expectations for a $10 beauty bag are a bit high. I figure there will be hits and misses in every bag. If they’re that picky sub boxes are a bad idea in general.

    • I do this too lol I saw that they removed the ability to review things early (at least on my end). This might be why 😂

  11. I’m still on the waitlist for the Ipsy Plus but I was offered the add-on of the Smashbox palette for $12 which I added as well as the JB illuminating primer and the Juno sponge. Got a confirmation email confirming the first to and a cancellation email for the sponge saying it was out of stock. I wasn’t offered a way to pick a different 3rd item, which I would have.

  12. I got a glambag this month for the first time since May 2017, and I have to say… definitely not impressed. I did it for the free Belif sample (which I am confirmed to get) so I will consider it even.

    Tarte blush in Quirky (have one already, in another shade. Meh. I unselected Tarte as a brand I am interested in); Barefoot Venus hand cream (don’t know the brand but I like hand cream), Katherine Cosmetics plum eyeliner (shrug emoji); Jelly Pong Pong eyeshadow in Pulsar (I specifically noted in my profile I don’t like colored eyeshadow so I don’t know what I’m gonna do with this), Sugar Cosmetics liquid lipstick in Trusty Rusty (color is okay, sample seems tiny).

    Nothing full sized… at most one brand that notable. Mostly all tiny samples. I thought ipsy was supposed to be the upgrade from Birchbox’s tiny samples? SMH.

    I guess I’m a negative nancy here… I was one of the first people who subscribed back when ipsy relaunched from MyGlam. Maybe it’s just gotten worse this bag because of the ipsy plus launch, but I really feel like I got shunted with both brand and sample sizes, and they did nothing to account for my profile. soooo guess I’m unsubscribing again after this.

    • The regular Ipsy Glam Bag rarely has anything full size – I think only brushes and sheet masks.

      • If I am basing it off of MSA’s Birchbox vs. ipsy vs. Sephora Play reviews (which I do, because I don’t regularly subscribe to any of them), the last five round-ups of those noted item sizes for ipsy in the following way.

        August 2018:
        Full-size items: 2 (includes a Huda lippie and brush)
        Deluxe size items: 0

        April 2018
        Full-size items: 2 (full size setting powder and liquid highlighter)
        Deluxe size items: 2

        February 2018
        Full-size items: 3 (it noted 3, but the full review says two — macaron lippie and nail polish)
        Deluxe size items: 2

        December 2017
        Full-size items: 2 (lip polish and nail polish)
        Deluxe size: 0

        October 2017
        Full-size items: 2 (lipstick and eye cream)
        Deluxe size items: 0

        And if I read each monthly review (which I do because i just like reading this bag), there is usually one full sized item.

        I obviously have said I don’t get ipsy regularly. So my impression of what is in the the bags is based on MSA’s reviews, and it would seem like there is usually at least 1 full sized item in each bag. Unless if ipsy is specifically putting in better items in MSA’s bag which would seem unethical and unrepresentative of their service.

        • I think maybe you came in with too high of expectations for your first bag in over a year. A lot of the full sized products that you listed above are brushes, sheet masks, and nail polish. lip glosses are often full sized as well. It really just depends on the product that was picked for you.

          And it may take a little bit of time to start getting things you really like. If you have the ability to take the “improve glam bag products” quiz, I highly recommend it. I do it every month (they always add new items each month) and I end up with one or two things I’ve said “yes” to. Also, be very honest in your reviews. If you don’t like a certain item or type of item (even if it happened to be a decent product/shade that time) give it a low score. You’ll start seeing better matched bags.

          I do my mom’s quiz and her reviews, because she doesn’t have time, and she also has been getting things she likes better (even though that means I don’t get as much of her castoffs haha).

          • ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ that’s fair but I’d rather spend $10 on something I really like or another box or save it towards a big haul. I find this bag worth it for belif but in the long run it doesn’t impress me. And I acknowledge it might not be something for me which is also okay. But it’s not enough incentive to say it might get better if I stay around.

          • Fair enough! As long as I feel like I get my money’s worth, I’ll stick around. :o)

      • I generally get one or two full size items in my bag. Last year’s October I got a full size Context Eye cream (rv $35!) Which I love. I’ve since bought three more on eBay for myself and for gifts. They sometimes send full size lip items, full size blushes, or full size eyeshadows. This month I *think* I am getting a full size eyeliner (really hope it’s the bronze and not the black!) and a full size nail polish, but not sure. Overall bag value seems to be a little lower this month than usual, though.

  13. I am really liking this new idea of add ons, but I just hope that my bag does not come later than normal and that they are all there. I like though how it is going. May have to cancel my boxycharm and stick with this. But I can already tell that it will be an extra $6-9 a month! 🙂

  14. Little bummed I’m not getting the bum bum cream, but I still have half a jar full jar, plus a travel sized from Boxy, so not too bad. Also, didn’t get the eye palette, but im actually happy because the last thing I need is another neutral palette when I just bought the ABH Sultry and Hudas New Nudes. I had an add on I don’t see on here, the PeriPera Lip Velvet, which I have been dying to try (a gorgeous red). Also added the Juno sponge. All in all, for me, this is the second month in a row that Ipsy is killing Boxycharm for me. Only reason I’m staying with BC is for Boxyluxe, since I loved the first one so much.

    • How are you liking the sultry palette ? I’m on the fence

  15. anybody have any experience with any of the available mascara add ons? worth it?

    • The Doucce Punk Volumizer Mascara is my go to. It doesn’t flake or bother my contacts.

      • Thanks Pamela! I have contacts too so that’s a big plus I’m gonna try it

  16. I added on the The Balm eyeshadow in Brave. I was really hoping the Pistache body butter woud be an add-on.

  17. Wow guess I need to wake up earlier on add on day because that purlisse sold out so quickly! But I got the tarte blush which I’m excited about

    • I was up insanely early (newborn at home!) and checked the add ons and those were already sold out. It had to have been about 2 am mountain standard time… not sure how it even sold out that fast!

      • Yes, they were sold out when I was up at 3:30am central standard time. I don’t have a newborn. Just middle age bladder!

    • I know, I looked at 7:30 in the morning and quite a number of things were sold out! But I was able to grab the tarte blush and Nomad highlighter.

  18. My bag wasn’t the greatest for me this month (shades all unwearable for me) but I got the tarte blush and Nomad highlighter (great reviews, good shade, and I’ve liked past nomad items from ipsy.) Loving the add on option though I can see its going to be an extra $6 every month!

  19. Does anyone have experience with the Ciate London translucent powder? I can’t find it online anywhere.

  20. I’m happy with my regular bag this month. Only slightly bummed (get it?) that I switched back from Plus, but the rest of the spoilers were not for me, and I got a sample tube of the bum bum cream last month.

    I’m getting:

    NAILS INC polish on Montpelier Walk (pinky nude, I like it and I love polish)

    PISTACHE SKINCARE Whipped pistachio body butter (I said yes to this on the survey, so yay!)

    SAND + SKY porefining face mask (Was guaranteed this by ipsy care for the bummer of Oct plus bag)

    THEBALM COSMETICS Foiled Again eyeshadow in Cahoots (gunmetal silver, don’t have a shade like this so again yay)

    INC.REDIBLE glazin over long lasting lip stain in Find your Light, Not Mr Right (only one I’m slightly meh about. But the color is pretty, so we’ll see how it actually works)

    I also added on the skyn eye serum, the juno sponge, and the tarte blush.

    Great month for me!

  21. I added on 2 items however last month had a better selection. I thought about adding on the $12 eye palette but I don’t think I would wear those shades much so I passed on that but it’s a good deal.

  22. I got the YTP moisturizer and the Skoner brow wand. I also redeemed my points for the cleansing wipes a couple weeks ago, so this is shaping up to be an awesome box! I get the Plus and I’m getting SDJ Bum Bum, IT Cosmetics palette, eye brush trio, Dr. Brandt, and the Makeup Geek foiled lippie! Also have two Boxycharms coming this month so I’m sure I will find a few Christmas gifts in there as well! So happy Ipsy added this option of add ons!

  23. I don’t think a deluxe size of any of those is worth $3 to me, although it’s a nice option to have.

    • Only thing that really interested me was the argon oil (full bottle is about $100), but the sampling looks so tiny that I may just end up regretting paying $3 for 1-2 use. My face is terribly dry right now from my acne rx.

      Also- if you picked 3 items, your total is $9. Id rather take my chances and get another sub for $10 and get 5 items plus the extra bag.

      • Yes, that’s what I thought as well. Ipsy regular, Macy’s, Allure are all better deals than this.

        Or, of course, the other option would be to swap for those items, but they are definitely not worth paying $3 for each to me.

        Although still a better deal than those $3 samples SoChoix used to sell, now that I think of it. 😊

      • Lol, good point. So far I’ve done $6 in add-ons each month, but if I start picking three maybe I should just get a second sub. Although, the nice thing about the add-ons is it gives more control over what I get.

  24. I have the ipsy plus and I checked first the lip color and then snagged the smashbox. I also grabbed the sand and sky. I’m a little upset with myself cause I redeemed my points for the Lottie London blush and then it was there for $3. I was hoping the Huda beauty spoiler would be an add on but that would be too nice wouldn’t it

  25. Added the smashbox, sand n sky and the lip tint I can’t remember the name of. I’ve wanted to try all of these, so as disappointed as I am with the box overall, (very, very, very) I am excited about the add ons.

    I think I was just too excited about the it eye pallette. I was assuming it going to be like last month where the big reveal was going to everyone, and so didn’t even guess I wouldn’t get it. Honestly, plus might not be for me.

    I can happily spend $10 and get to try things I normally wouldn’t, but $25 for full size products I will never use doesn’t make budgetary sense to me. On the fence.

    Hoping the Dr Brandt or the tarte pallette pulls it out for me, which could happen. One item I can enjoy is really all I hope for out of these boxes, in all truth.

    • I got the same Dr. Brandt product in Boxy a couple months ago, and am getting it again this month. I don’t use it much, but…it does do exactly what it says it does, so if you need an eye depuffing cream, you should enjoy it.

      • This is excellent news!

  26. Love the ipsy add on’s!!!!! I only got 2 this month!!! I got the sand and sky mask which I’ve been wanting to try, and the youth to the people moisturizer which I’ve heard so many good things about!!! Was going to try the purple mask, but I have so many masks as it is. Can’t wait for my bag to come in the mail!!!

    • The Youth to the People moisturizer is one of my favorites, I hope you like it.

    • Be sure to keep using your YTTP moisturizer regularly after you open it as it can dry up. That’s want happened with mine, I really liked it and used it a couple times then kind of forgot about it in my medicine cabinet because trying other products. I went back to it 3 or so weeks later and it had dried out noticeably, my bad but yeah, I don’t think that one is meant to keep a long time after opening.

  27. When I was buying my add-ons, at 4:15am Pacific time, there were also two full size items available for $12 each: the Smashbox glitter eyeshadow palette from last month, and the SLMissGlam eyeshadow brush trio.

    Haha, I messed up when snagging some add-ons. I have ipsy plus and also two regular bags.
    I looked at my plus page first, and bought the Inc.redible lippie. Then I looked at the spoilers for my two regular bags… and one of them will have that Inc.redible lippie in it! So, lesson learned: if you have more than one bag, check all your spoilers before buying add-ons!

    • At 8:30 CST, I was able to see the offer for the two full size items as well. I picked up the SLMissGlam brush trio and the Juno sponge. Unfortunately, in my eagerness, I didn’t see the Juice Beauty Illuminating primer when I was perusing the list so I missed out on adding it before I hit the trigger. Darn!

  28. Love this option, and it’s available for plus bags this time!! I chose the sand and sky mask which I’ve been dying to try, the tarte blush, and the youth to the people moisturizer which I already love!! So excited for these options and the plus bag! Full size bum bum, yes please!!!!!!!

    • I am not trying to dash your hopes, but I am getting the Bum Bum too and when I clicked on the details section, it says it is the 75 ml travel size and not the 240 ml full size. It is still a good size though!

      • Darn! Just saw that! I was so wowed bc supposed to be full size products!! Still great size, I agree, bc I love that stuff! It’s my holy grail product! $20 value with 4 other products still great:)

      • The 75ml size is still pretty big size and the cream is really rich so it lasts for quite a while! I wanted that Juno and Co velvet microfiber sponge, since I see Nikki Tutorials using it sometimes. Picked up one on each of my accounts for $3, not bad!

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