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Ipsy May 2020 Add-Ons Available Now!

The May 2020 Ipsy Add-Ons are available now! These are additional products you can add to your Glam Bag, Glam Bag Plus, or Glam Bag Ultimate 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 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 5 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. Sample-sized products at $3 each. Full-size products are $12

Here are the Add-Ons!

Full Size ($18 each):

Full Size ($12 each):

Deluxe Samples ($3 each):

Which add-ons did you pick?

If you are new to Ipsy, it is a $12 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 Ipsy Glam Bag Plus reviews to learn more!

Ipsy Glam Bag Ultimate is $50 a month. Check out our Ipsy Glam Bag Ultimate reviews to learn more!


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Comments (46)

  1. Dang it, I forgot all about add-on until they were over. There were a few things I might have gotten. I love peel off masks and always need new brushes.

  2. I really hope they do a second chance add on day as I saw Sugar rush lip swatches too late and the Cupcake shade is sooo much prettier than it looks! I wish ipsy had better color photography/swatch quality– they are so often off!

  3. I’m excited about the add on’s and my ultimate bag this month! I got the skyn Iceland cream that has some great reviews.

  4. Fabulous add ons. I used the money I would have spent on Boxycharm and got exactly what I needed and wanted for my sister’s birthday gift! I’m creating a self care package to ship to her. She doesn’t spend much on herself so this should be a real treat. Can’t wait to receive all my Ipsy goodies.

  5. I added on the Kate Somerville DQ Wrinkle Warrior, Wander Foundation and Hey Honey Sweet Treat Mask to my GBP. I added the FAB Pharma Arnica and Goldfaden MD Wake Up Call to my GB

  6. Some of my add-on options were different than what was shown and I was allowed to get 8 per subscription not 5.

    • They changed it from 5 add ons to 8 add ons either last month or the month before that

  7. Yeah, I was unimpressed with the $6 add-on section. It’s just items from the regular glam bag that they’re up-charging.

    I did pick up the Pure Brazilian hair serum & the Purlisse plumeria body lotion.

    Normally I try & avoid Purlisse since subs are so oversaturated with it, & I haven’t found a product from them that really works for me, but the scent sounds nice, & none of the other add-ons this week seemed worth the $3 to me.

    • What $6 add ons are you talking about?! Add ons are $18, $12 and $3. 🤷🏻‍♀️

      • Some people had a $6 add on section this month. I had it and some other people had it but not everyone did. It was $3, $6, $12 and $18

  8. I’m just salty that my Plus bag is terrible! And that all the good spoilers were peeled $18 add ons. I got total junk in my bag. I’m so done.

  9. I’ve tried since 6am PST to access add-ons with no luck. So frustrating!

  10. I’m fairly happy with both my glam bag and my plus. The only thing is I wish my liquid lip had come in the other color for my plus, but other than that I’m happy. NO BLACK EYELINER FINALLY.
    I added on the Kate Sommerville serum, the Tarte lip mask and the Cover FX setting spray. Really excited to get them!

    • My first month in a LOOOONG time without a black eyeliner…WOOHOOOO

  11. added the kate omega serum, the flowerly hand cream (so pretty,will be gifting this), This works pillow spray.
    got SR in my bag (my choice) and the rest of the stuff is meh. still worth it bc the SR is such a good value

  12. Add Goldfaden facial treatment as a add on. Pretty interesting in that one. This month’s ipsy plus bag is killing it. I got good gene as one of the item, love it!

    • You’re going to love the Goldfaden!

  13. My add-ons were laid out completely differently, grouped together by product category and not price. I really don’t like it and wish we could at least toggle between the two styles. :/

    • They must be testing that. Mine were still in price format.

    • My add-ons were the same way! I didn’t like it at all.

  14. Happy with my Glam bag, my bag has the Purlisse green tea +lemon mask, Ssoroci eye cream love getting them, Benefit mascara my pick I did get one in my plus also, good thing I wear a lot of mascara ,the balm eyeshadow in St.Charles I have the brown palette in my plus,and a nice little surprise Catherine Malandrino perfume, I Love perfume! I did get three add ons Mudmasky vitamin serum, Tarte jelly lip mask, onekind night moisturizer. I wanted the super goop SPF eyeshadow wasn’t in choice or add ons. All I know is they better wow me with June spoilers and choices for plus or it’s being paused for a while!

  15. I added the Kate Somerville Ceramides and Omegas serum to both my regular and plus bags. Love that stuff, and it’s a bargain at $18, since it’s normally $98. Glad I didn’t skip my plus bag this month, so I was able to grab two.

    I also added the Soroci eye cream for $3.

  16. I had a section of $6 full size items. Eyeko, girlactik and some others. Mostly eyeliners. I wish they would go back to just $12 full size items. I’m not paying $18 for them and then $12 for a small lip oil!?

    • Really? I wonder if Ipsy is trying to increase its add-on prices. Used to be just $12 and $3. They then increased their higher prices items like Murad and Kate Somerville to $18. I have a feeling soon their nicer $3 add-ons will be $6 😕

      • Yeah it’s all kinda fishy. And I noticed today and last month that several of the $12 add-ons regular retail prices were between $15-18. That’s ridiculous. Why would I buy something through Ipsy if it only saves me as little as $2? I am confident I could find it for the same or cheaper with a coupon code or other deal from any number of sites.

        I didn’t have any of the $6 ones. I wonder why only some people had access to those. I have noticed that sometimes the add-ons Liz posts here are not always the exact same ones I get offered. I don’t think that’s fair but I appreciate the value and other perks I get from Ipsy so I don’t get too upset over these things.

    • Interesting. I like Eyeko eyeliners and probably would have bought one if I’d had that section, but I didn’t.

      • Charlotte, I believe I might have a new Eyeko liner. Ll look. If so, I’ll give it to you. Paying a kindness forward. Send an email to me. alicerachal at yahoo dot com.

    • I had a section of $6 add ons too. There were only 4 under mine and they were full size. It was two eyeliners, a lip crayon and a highlighter

    • I also had $6 add ons and it was full size eyeliners. Nothing super impressive. My assumption was sometimes some of the full sizes that they have for $12 are only like 15 bucks retail, so maybe they were making those $6, but I really am not sure.

  17. I added on the Coloured Raine palette in the Vineyard Soiree and the Girlactik in Moonglow, because those are what I wanted and didn’t get in my GBP. But I feel like such a chump for doing so. I’m getting a GBP that doesn’t match my profile at all, and it feels like I’m rewarding Ipsy for ignoring my profile because I’m spending additional money. Just…really sad and disappointed right now.

  18. Snatched up Good Genes just before 8am eastern time and talked myself out of adding on anything else. Great deal on GG even if I didn’t need it right away.

  19. First time I’ve been this unhappy with my glam bag plus 😑 I knew I should of skipped along w my other 2 Ipsy bags but I really wanted that Sunday Riley good genes so Iam happy that I was able to snag that

    • I added:
      Tarte strawberry lip jelly
      Smashbox foundation
      Naturelab Tokyo hair mask

      I wish I could’ve added Good Genes, but I got it in my Plus. I wish I hadn’t, then I could’ve added one for each of my bags! Ipsy would’ve made more money and I’d be super happy. Wonder if eventually they’ll let you add on things you got. You’d think they would since you can get 8 add ons now!

  20. I have THOUGHTS:

    1) Going forward, I’m going to assume that *most* choice items will be available as add ons, which seems to have been the case the last 2 months.

    2) While I understand why they don’t reveal add ons earlier, I would so much rather NOT choose an item and be able to add it on. For example, this month, I chose Good Genes to ensure I got it, but had I not, I might have been able to add it on 3 times (1 for each of my bags)! AND my bag *might* have been a better match for me. Ipsy would have made WAY more money off me and I would be a happy camper. I HOPE ipsy allows us to add on products already in our bags in the future OR be able to add it on to the bags we don’t get it in. I don’t want to encourage or facilitate hoarding, but there are ways to limit that. Why should someone who didn’t get it in their bag be able to buy 3 (or however many bags they have) while I only get 1? If I’m missing something logistically, please lmk.

    3) That being said, it remains unclear to me whether making a choice leads to a “better” bag as I’ve experienced it both ways now.

    4) I REALLY wish ipsy would put nail polishes in add ons already!

    5) As someone on the west coast, I really wish they would open add ons and choice later. Don’t @ me, I GET that no particular time would work for everyone, but we *consistently* have to wake up at the crack of dawn so we don’t miss out. I know it would just cause confusion to rotate times, but they could easily make it a bit later like some other subs do.

    6) Not a fan of them changing the order they list the add ons. I’m used to going by price and it’s annoying to have to go by category, especially when no prices are listed! I DO love being able to add 8 products now, though! I’m thinking I may cancel my GB and just do add ons for that category. Not interested in eyeshadow singles or lip balms and the Plus bags are basically the same size now.

    7) Ultimate is getting better, but funny to see what they are calling sample and full size now, haha. I’ll let someone else discuss that…

    Didn’t mean to be negative, I really do LOVE ipsy!

    • Haha, I laughed at your comment on sample and full size. “This full-size fun-size palette!” XD

      (Also, totally agreed on nail polishes!)

  21. I was so happy to be able to grab the Kate Somerville serum and the DQ wrinkle warrior. I got the Sunday Riley GG in my bag so I’m excited!

    • Same! I got GG and was figuring which Kate S I was going to chose and DQ ran out. 🙁 I ended up with the serum. I like everything I’ve tried from KS

  22. I was really hoping the nail polishes from the regular glam bag would be available as add on

    • Since they have been doing add ons I have never seen nail polish as an add on. Not sure why. I wish they would.

    • My comment hasn’t posted, but I said the same.

  23. I guess they aren’t doing bag charms anymore. At least, they didn’t this month. I bought one once and loved it, so I have been checking every month in hopes of them having another cute one. I hope they have them again next month.

  24. Hmm there was also $6 add-ons..

  25. I have GBP and I added the beautiful cosmetic bag from Ultimate. Very happy.

  26. I only added the Good Genes because I was pretty happy with my bag.

    Ipsy has been having pretty good Last Chance add-ons and shopper sales lately, so I didn’t feel like I needed to grab anything.

  27. I grabbed the Kate Somerville active concentrates ceramides + omegas. I wanted the DQ Wrinkle Warrior serum, but after looking at the top few ingredients listed, I decided to pass. I also added on the Tarte jelly lip mask and the Pure Brazilian hair serum. Can’t wait to have my glam bag and glam bag plus in hand!

  28. I got great add-ons
    good genes
    DQ wrinkle warrior
    Avette face wash
    Soroci eye serum

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