10 Beauty Box Subscriptions You Need To Try


In the era of being able to have anything and everything delivered right to your door, subscription boxes are thriving!

I must admit I have tried many different subscription boxes. By far, beauty (especially makeup) boxes are my favorite! I love being able to try new products and learn about brands I might not have chosen myself.

I have even found some of my favorite products through subscription boxes like mascara, makeup brushes, face wash, or dry shampoo!

Below are the top ten beauty subscription boxes in the market. I have personally tried them all (but one), so these are my honest and tested opinions. Enjoy!

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Boxycharm - TOP PICK!

If I could choose any beauty subscription box to recommend it would be this one!! I have been a long time fan of Boxycharm and their boxes continue to get better every month. They customize their products to you, so I rarely receive products I dislike.

I love reading through their product cards in each box and adding up the total value. (It's always 5-6 times greater than what I paid)!! I have found so many of my staple, favorite products from this subscription and I find it has the best price to value ratio.

  • Price: $25 (free shipping)
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Includes: 5 full-sized products worth over $125
  • Extras: Customized products. Earn "charms" from product reviews to get even more makeup!

**Once you become a member you can upgrade to their Premium or Luxe boxes. Although they are higher priced, those boxes offer more products at an even better value!

Join Boxycharm here!

FabFitFun - TOP PICK!

Although this box is more than just beauty, I had to include it due to the amazing value. In every box I've received, I have gotten a couple of full-sized beauty products - plus a bunch more fun stuff!

You are even able to pick some of your products each month. The best part is the products are such high quality that even if I don't love/need it, I can always re-gift it! I justify the price since this box is only seasonal, has great products, and is an amazing value!

  • Price: $49.99 (free shipping)
  • Frequency: Seasonally/Quarterly
  • Includes: 8-10 Full-sized products valued at $200+
  • Extras: Product customization and members earn additional sales of up to 70% off!

Join FabFitFun here & use code FLOWERS for $10 off your first box!

Ipsy Glam Bag

This is the first beauty subscription I tried! When I had it, I really loved it. The reason for this cancellation was that I no longer needed sample-sized products. (I had drawers full of products - no exaggeration). The value for the products is great and perfect for beauty/makeup lovers that are just getting started! Plus who wouldn't love getting a cute bag each month too??

  • Price: $12 (free shipping)
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Includes: Adorable makeup bag with 5 deluxe sample products
  • Extras: Customized products. Up to 50% cashback when you buy full-sized products through their site

**They now have a Plus & Ultimate options where you can receive full-sized products instead of sample-sized. I did not try these options during my subscription period, but I have heard good reviews! I would be more interested in these options now since I do NOT need any more sample-sized products!

Play! by Sephora

With Sephora being one of the most popular beauty stores, no one was surprised when they came out with a monthly subscription. I enjoy shopping at Sephora so this subscription was fun to try. Again, I did not need any more trial-sized products, so this was a short-lived subscription for me. The value is great, especially with the bonus beauty points you can redeem!

  • Price: $10 (free shipping)
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Includes: 5 trial-sized samples + 1 full-sized bonus item (comes with colorful, reusable bag)
  • Extras: Play Pass card included in each box - take this into any Sephora and redeem for 50 bonus beauty points to get free products!

*Update from April 16, 2020 - Sephora is officially closing their Play subscription. They are still selling all of their old subscription boxes until they run out. So be sure to grab some of those before they are gone!

Play by Sephora will be missed! :(

BeautyFix by Dermstore

This subscription is marketed more towards the premium side of skincare products, with some other beauty products included. I have a specialized skin care routine to help with my acne, so this box does not have as much appeal towards me. But, the subscription does include high-end products and comes from a very reputable company!

  • Price: $24.95 (free shipping)
  • Frequency: Every other month
  • Includes: 6+ Full and deluxe-sized products at over $100 value
  • Extras: Members get exclusive deals/savings.

Birchbox

This is another beauty subscription that is a great price but only includes trial-sized products. This box includes great products but aires more on offering skincare and hair products versus makeup products. If that is something you would prefer, then this is the box for you to try!

  • Price: $15 (free shipping)
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Includes: "A personalized mix of hair, skincare, makeup, and fragrance samples"
  • Extras: Can buy full-sized products through their site and earn loyalty points for free products! Free bonus gift when you sign up.

Macy's Beauty Box

This subscription holds a lot of nostalgia for me. When I was younger, I would often go with my mom to Macy's when she needed to get more makeup. I loved looking around their beauty section and trying samples at all the product counters. This subscription truly includes high-end products and again, who doesn't love getting a uber-cute bag with your products each month?

  • Price: $15 + tax (free shipping)
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Includes: "Chic" pouch/bag with 5 deluxe sample products + bonus item (average $60+ value)
  • Extras: $5 off beauty coupon included in every box.

Target Beauty Box

Although this is not an actual subscription box, I included it for the amazing value! Each month, they launch at least one new themed box. The best part of it not being a subscription is that you can see the items in each box before you purchase. I have bought many of these boxes, especially when I see a theme I would love to try. They are low-priced and fun to receive as a treat or when you want to want to try some new products!

  • Price: $7 (free shipping)
  • Frequency: Whenever you'd like!
  • Includes: 5-7 sample-sized, themed products
  • Extras: No subscription required

GlossyBox

Subscriptions with full-sized products always seem like a better deal to me, even though this box does have a lower price to the overall value ratio. The products are nice - not as many of the more popular brands though. One thing that attracted me to this subscription is the box that it comes in each month. The packaging is beautiful and definitely makes you feel like you are getting an elegant present every time!

  • Price: $21 (free shipping)
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Includes: 5 full-sized beauty products worth $60+
  • Extras: Delivered in a fancy box?

Join GlossyBox here & use code Flower for 20% off your first box!

Allure Beauty Box

One unique feature of this box is that it is curated by the editors of Allure magazine. They try thousands of products a year, so I trust that they know their stuff! I have found that these boxes have less of the "popular brands", but that is great if you like trying products from newer, upcoming brands.

  • Price: $15 (free shipping)
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Includes: Full (at least 2) and travel-sized products worth over $70
  • Extras: Bonus gift for new members ($15+ value)

Walmart Beauty Box

A FREE beauty box...say what?! Just pay $5 for shipping - what a bargain! This box is one of my favorites because I always receive practical and fun items in it; from razors to sheet masks or even makeup products. Plus there are coupons included in the box so you can buy those items again - many of which I already use/need. Getting some great products for the price of one specialty coffee...sign me up!

  • Price: Free ($5 shipping)
  • Frequency: 4 times per year (seasonal)
  • Includes: Multiple full and sample-sized products
  • Extras: Box content is personalized to you! Item coupons included.

Sign up for Walmart's Beauty Box here!

Love Goodly

This is the one box I have not tried yet, but based on the amazing reviews, I would sure like to soon! I love being able to support beauty brands that are cruelty-free. Love Goodly's products are not only that but also non-toxic and vegan. Below is an excerpt from their website about the box - I look forward to trying it soon!

"All Love Goodly Essential boxes are carefully curated with 4-5 full-size products, focused on nontoxic, cruelty-free and vegan beauty and skincare, as well as an occasional eco-style accessory, wellness product or healthy snack."

  • Price: $34.95 (free shipping)
  • Frequency: Every other month
  • Includes: 4+ Full-sized products
  • Extras: All products are cruelty and toxin-free. Each month's box supports a different cause.

It can be costly to sign up for every subscription out there, so I hope this list helps you narrow down some options. After months of testing, I have found the subscriptions that work the best for me. I hope you can soon discover the best box for you too!

Comment below your favorite subscription(s), opinions on any of these boxes, or which one you would like to try next!

Thanks loves ❤