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Add-Ons 101: We’re Answering All of Your Add-On FAQs


We could go on and on about Add-Ons, but you’re probably wondering: Why do we love them so much? To put it simply, Add-Ons take membership customization to the next level. When you combine coveted beauty picks with incredible value—plus the flexibility to pack up to 10 Add-Ons in your shipment each month (including up to three of any one item)—it’s a win, win, win.

Consider your Add-Ons the perfect finishing touch to any membership—Glam Bag, BoxyCharm, or Icon Box. We’re talking the just-right set of falsies that completes your eye look. The extra dash of highlighter on your cheekbones. The perfect lipstick that pulls your look together—you see what we mean. And for everything else you need to know about Add-Ons, read on.

How Much Are Add-Ons?

It’s super easy to make Add-Ons work for you, because there are tons of options available for $3.50, $12, $18, $25, and $50. Plus, they all ship free with your bag!

All deluxe samples are $3.50 each, while full-sized products are $12, $18, $25, and $50 each. Best of all? Your Add-Ons ship for free with your Glam Bag, BoxyCharm, or Icon Box, so you get a bigger bag of beauty goodies all at once.

How Are Add-Ons Picked?

Add-Ons are a special, monthly selection of products separate from your membership. We take the best of the best from the month, and give you a shot at adding them to your bag. No FOMO here.

Why Should I Get Add-Ons?

More Add-Ons = more savings and fabulous faves to try. Not only are they a way for you to add an extra personal touch to your shipment, but Add-Ons also help you get the most out of your membership.

1. You Save More

We all love mind-blowing savings, period. With Add-Ons, snag a deluxe sample for $3.50, or grab a full-size fave, beauty tool, or bundle of products for $12, $18, $25, or $50. Add-Ons are the perfect chance for you to score must-have products at can’t-miss prices—and you can even save up to 80%.

2. You Get to Explore

From the buzzworthy to the best-known names, there are over 50 Add-Ons for you to discover each month. Got your eye on a must-have you saw in someone else’s bag? Include it as an Add-On, and say goodbye to bag envy.

3. You Keep Your Stash Stocked

Mascara tube coming up empty, or just hit pan on your favorite setting powder? Instead of worrying about running out of your faves, simply add them to your bag with Add-Ons.

When Can I Get Add-Ons?

Your Add-Ons are available starting at 12 p.m. PT on the 1st of each month, and they’re only around until 3 p.m. PT on the 3rd. So when it’s time for Add-Ons, don’t be late! These deals tend to sell out—and they go fast.

If you check the clock only to realize you missed out on Add-Ons, don’t despair. Just keep an eye out for second-chance Add-Ons, when you’ll have a shot at shopping the remaining Add-Ons that ship separately from your bag (shipping is $4.95 for orders under $12, and free for orders over $12!).

Now that you’re an Add-Ons expert, what will you be adding to your next assortment?

Want in on all the fun? Take our Beauty Quiz now to get started with your very own Glam Bag or BoxyCharm subscription. Already a member? Refer your friends to earn points, which you can use toward products. Either way, don’t forget to check us out on Instagram and TikTok @IPSY.

About the author
Gerilyn Manago
Gerilyn Manago
Gerilyn is a freelance writer with more than nine years of editorial and social media experience in lifestyle and beauty. Her background includes Allure, Men’s Health, and PEOPLE. Currently, she oversees content for four Napa Valley wine brands.
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Article Last Updated August 5, 2023 12:00 AM