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Ipsy Glam Bag Plus Waitlist Open!!

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanApr 8, 2019 | 127 comments

4 overall rating
1863 Ratings | 350 Reviews

Finally, the day is here! ipsy has opened the waitlist for their Glam Bag Plus subscription to everyone in the US!

(If you aren’t familiar with ipsy Glam Bag Plus, it’s a full-size beauty + makeup subscription box that ipsy launched last year. And even though it hasn’t been around for long, MSA readers already voted it one of the Best Beauty Subscription Boxes in the 2019 Subscription Box Awards!)

Click here to sign up for ipsy Glam Bag Plus and skip the waitlist! Your first box will be the May box. (Check out the May spoilers.)

Here are the details from ipsy:

  • Glam Bag Plus is now available to everyone in the US
  • For a limited time there is NO waitlist!
  • Subscribe today to get the May Glam Bag Plus You can subscribe to both the Glam Bag and Glam Bag Plus with the same account

What’s in the Glam Bag Plus

  • 5 Full-size products from your favorite brands, personalized to you.
  • Based on ipster feedback, Glam Bag Plus will now include more palettes and skincare products.
  • Each Glam Bag Plus will have at least $120 worth of beauty and skincare products.

Are you signing up?

Check out my reviews of ipsy Glam Bag Plus to learn more.

IPSY Glam Bag ($12 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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On the waitlist….


Same. I subbed to both the regular and the Glam Bag Plus and I’m on the wait list for GBP. What a bummer. Is there anything additional I’m supposed to do?

Vicky H

Is it just till May or to be determined?

Joy knox

Trying to get on the wait list joy Knox


Ipsy glam plus won’t let me sign up if I don’t get the regular Ipsy box as well. I thought this was now open to everyone in the US?


you have to be a ipsy member first, before you can do the upgrade.


Then you can cancel/pause the regular bag.

Audra K

I caved & signed back up! (After canceling for a few months). I currently subscribe to Boxycharm, Book of the Month, fabfitfun, and now Ipsy Glam Bag Plus. I love subscriptions, obviously!!

tammy g

question: when I joined ipsy plus, it took away from what I had bought at ipsy…and its staying on the same site ever since..will this change..? and also, does glam bag show what products you are getting like regular ipsy did and when will I see it? sorry not use to this new glam plus stuff yet..


Hi Tammy,

I am not sure exactly what your first questions is. Are you saying that now that you have updated to Ipsy Plus your regular glam bag is not showing? If so, you can add the regular as well as the Plus. They will display in separate tabs and you can manage both subscriptions.

For seeing your spoilers for the Plus, yes, this works the same as the regular Ipsy. Typically Spoilers become available to view in the morning of the 2nd of the month.

Hope this helps.

tammy g

thanks blondie 1021…it does answer my questions…thanks for the the way years ago in the early 80’s I had a friend named blondie, her true name..

Jen Graham

Is anyone else having problems with the ipsy app not loading on their phones? I deleted it and reinstalled it and restarted my phone and it still won’t load. It loaded just fine a few days ago and now it opens but won’t load.

Kathy Piccini

Mine was working fine this morning when I went in to check on my shipping.


Tempting. But I wish I could get it every other month or even every three. Full size every month is just too much stuff – there’s no way I use it up that fast, and I don’t want multiple half-used bottles of serum sitting around. Even the samples from regular Ipsy are piling up. And I’m not interested in the May spoilers at all.

Kathy Piccini

You can pause any given month and/or set your preferences for every other month, etc.


I currently have the GBP and there’s an option in your account settings where you can select to receive it every other month. They also give the option to pause for any length of time between 1 month and 3 months. I watch the spoilers every month and decided whether or not I want the box for that month. I’ve gotten some great boxes that way without having product overload.


I just signed up for GBP, and I intend to watch the previews as well. I’ll try not to purchase more than half the GBP boxes.


I evidently have an addiction! I didn’t really need another beauty box – I already subscribe to Boxy Luxe, New Beauty Test Tube, Beauty Fix, Allure, Boxwalla, Birchbox and now have upgraded to Ipsy Glam Bag Plus from the regular Ipsy. I also subscribe to Allure, Boxy Luxe and New Beauty Test Tube as a gift to my 23 year old daughter who is an esthetician. I have cancelled Sephora Play! and Fab Fit Fun, but couldn’t resist this. I need an intervention!


I couldn’t pass this up! Plus it gives me even more motivation to cancel Allure which has been disappointing lately IMO… I’m keeping Birchbox though.


That’s just how it is , guess procuring your spot , but they’ve never cheated me . They usually take the money out around the first and I get the. Favor box 2 weeks later , as far as new people to sign up they automatically charge you first then send you the box . As I said just protecting your spot and getting your subscription ready.

tammy g

question: when I joined ipsy glam plus on april 8..and they take the money out of my account asap..then they say I will get this in may..why do they take my money now. for about 6 weeks till I get my box? that just doesn’t seem right?


It’s just the way Ipsy is handling it. Think of it this way, you will not get billed again till June 1st. They did the same thing when I got my Plus. I get what you’re saying though, it’s not really normal to pay for something then have to wait that long to actually get it.


BF – beauty fix box
TT – test tube

Two great skin care boxes , if your into skincare


Just got my Ipsy Box Plus and it’s great!! My first Plus box too! Glad I got it!!! 💕


I do enjoy BC even though they have some wild color months overall I enjoy their sub, it’s not always going to be a great bag or box with every sub. As I realize and sometimes we have to move around a little to find what works . I love skincare but even there BF and TT have been a let down this month and next so there on hold and I moved on to another .


Wait what is bf and to??


BeautyFix and Test Tube


TT sorry spell check…but it never works when you need it!! Haha


Oh ok thanks so much for responding 🙂 but I figure if I don’t get something in one box I really want I might get it in the other . I’ll give it a try and see what happens bc I get so disappointed when I want something and open the box to see it’s not there it’s a disappointment , I realize that’s the name of the beauty box game however I might increase my odds by getting two separate boxes . It doesn’t hurt to try . I did opt out of eyeliner and nail polish .


I signed up too! I’m good with skincare and now looking for a regular makeup box. I just subbed BC for 2 months and as a 40 yr old woman this box is not for me. I received a holographic clear lip gloss and a purple holographic powder. I’m hoping Ipsy is more my style and taste since they send out products according to your profile.


lol… okay, I’m 44 next week, so I’m glad I jumped when ipsy said the GBP was available to me 😁


Stephanie, I’m late 40s and dropped BC after 3 months because nothing was suitable for me. IGBP is awesome and so much better for me! Hope you love it too!

Linda Williams

So good to hear! I’m 50 and have had the same issues. Just subscribed to the Plus…looking forward to seeing if this works better!


If I sign up with two different accounts to get two different GBP , how do I know I won’t get the same products in both ? Should I change the personalization quiz a little for the other one ? How many variations of GBP do they have ? I would like to cancel my regular Ipsy too since I’m not really into trial size either and I’m on makeup bag overload .on the other hand don’t need same products in both GBP. Anyway around this for you guys who do have multiple GBP? Thanks 😁


So far, they haven’t really had enough variation of products where you won’t get duplicates. There’s a good chance you will get many of the same items in both.


I have considered doing this. I think that even if you fill out both profiles differently, due to the more limited variations possible of Glam Bag Plus, the likelihood is high that one would get at least a couple of duplicates, imo.


Just signed up, cant wait to try it out!!

Jill M

So my box just came for this month and my boyfriend claimed my eye cream, the palettes are going up for trade, and I think I’m gonna give the cleanser a try and I love the brow highlighter pencil, BUT my add ons are not in the box!! ☹️ I added on the 111 skin serum, it cosmetics concealer, and a fan brush. I already emailed ipsy CS and I’m sure they will make it right as I’ve always had great experiences with their CS Dept.


Ipsy emailed a couple of days ago saying they left something out and will ship it separately. I got my box and it’s the add-on that’s missing. I imagine they sent a lot of boxes that way.


Ugh I’m always having problems with my add ons being missing ! Almost every single month but they’re always very good about sending you out the product that’s missing and if it’s out of stock they refund you. This morning I got an email that my glam bag plus shipped out but they realized one of my items was missing so they’re sending it to me. So I’m glad they’re accountable. Ipsy has by far the best customer service I’ve experienced with these boxes.

Jill M

Yes, they definitely have great customer service! I got the same email after I sent one about the missing products and broken palette and I also got another email from them saying they are replacing the palette 😊 I’m a happy customer! I also signed up for a second account yesterday with a completely different profile so hopefully I can get an eye cream and keep it once in awhile lol. My bf is always snatching them up!

Patty Bledsoe

With Glam plus Do I Still get To But The Add Ons

Jill M

Of course, I look forward to them every month 😀 it’s still a limit of three though.

Jill M

I also just realized (after my comment posted,) that my bronzer palette arrived broken 🤷‍♀️ I’m cursed this month lol but I still love GBP!!! I went to take photos to put it up for trades and it fell out into my lap lol

Jen Graham

So I was charged imediately and then it says my first bag will be May’s bag instead of April. Does this mean I’ll get charged again in May? Charged twice for the same month? How does that work anyone know?


Nope, you shouldn’t get charged again until the June box. BUT I know for regular ipsy, sometimes they say they’ll send you the same month’s “if it’s available” and then you get charged again for the next month for the next bag.

Jen Graham

Thank you. 🙂

Patty Bledsoe

I Got Charged also,But Have,t Created A Account Yet Canceled regular Glam Bag


I’ve read on Facebook from Ipsy CS that no you will not be charged again for May box. But personally keep an eye out so aren’t charged again. Just in case.

Jen Graham

Thank you. 🙂


Well I finally took the plunge! I’m hoping I get a lot of makeup in this box and I’m eager to see how they customize. I love all the boxes I get but I don’t like most of the makeup as it’s darker lip colors and shimmery shadows. This months Allure box is the perfect lip color for me and everyone hates it. Hoping I get lots of stuff I’ll love.


I signed up, I’ll be canceling my Allure to try Ipsy GBP instead. Here’s hoping it’s great!


FYI: I just got an email from Ipsy Care telling me that my Glam Bag (regular, not Plus) Reveal matched me to “the wrong products” and now they’ve changed. I don’t know if this happened to anyone else.

Personally, I’m really unhappy. I was supposed to get the 111Skin product and I was thrilled to be getting it (I always want that brand but that would have been the first time I’d get it) but now I’m not. NOW I’m getting a Laura Sanchez shadow which looks like a match to one of the shadows in the palette I’m getting in my GB Plus.

They said they’d give me 250 pts to make up for it but I haven’t seen those pts show up yet. Also, no way is 250 pts worth that 111Skin product.

Patty Bledsoe

I think I,ll Sig. back Up For regular Ipsy,Canceling Boxycharm. Always Get a Variation I don,t care For.

There Has Not Much At All In That Charm Room


Wow I’ve never heard of ipsy doing this. I wonder if they put that 111skin in the add ons and oversold? Saying your profile didn’t match this month? It sounds fishy to be honest lol but sorry that happened to you, that sucks. I went through a whole fiasco in Feb. Where I ended up getting a 21 dollar refund and only 3 little products. No main items. They def have a lot to figure out still I think


Ipsy made it right! I wrote to them, letting them know how psyched I was to get the 111Skin and how disappointed I was that I wouldn’t be getting it after all. They wrote back saying that they would send me the 111Skin as an extra.

XD Now that’s customer care! 😀


Just signed up 🥰


I got the email and thought why not. I did cancel my regular Ipsy and while I like the small samples I really prefer the full size items. I had cancelled my 2 other sample beauty subscriptions. I still have Allure but excited for the full size products. Hope Ipsy doesn’t disappoint but looking forward to the May bag 🙂


I got the email today, and since there was the option to cancel the regular Glam Bag, I thought why not?

I did, though, come here to look at the May spoilers and saw some items of interest.

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