Makeup Subscription Boxes

Patricia Lantz C.Ht.
Cosmetics set in the box

Beauty box subscriptions allow you to play with makeup and beauty products that are delivered right to your door. Plus, you have the opportunity to try out new beauty items in the comfort of your own home, without massacring your wallet.

A Beauty Box for Every Woman

Most beauty box subscriptions are monthly, but there are variations. Some send pre-selected items, while others allow subscribers to create a profile that makes your box more personal.

Boxycharm

Join Boxycharm, and you'll receive four to five full-size beauty items delivered monthly, ranging from makeup to skincare. That's over $100 worth of beauty and makeup products for only $21 per month + free shipping in the US. If you're looking for full-size makeup products, this is a great option. Past brands included have included Smashbox, OFRA, bareMinerals, and ColourPop. Check out all of Boxycharm's reviews which have it scoring well over 4 out of 5 stars.

We Are Onyx

This beauty box program offers sample products specifically tailored to women of color. We Are Onyx has been featured in Allure, Essence, Glamour, Ebony, and Afrobella. Sample brands include Smashbox, One Love Organics, OGX, Gorgeous, and Shea Moisture. To join, visit their website and complete a beauty profile. Then, for $19 each month, you'll receive $75 or more in product, plus free shipping. We Are Onyx also takes the confusion and frustration out of trying new products by providing online tutorials for every item they offer. Even professional makeup artists find the boxes worth purchasing.

Benevolent Beauty Box

If you're a vegan or vegetarian, you'll love this cruelty-free beauty subscription, which includes cosmetics, skin care, hair care, and beauty tools sent monthly. When signing up, you provide some personalization preferences, such as your hair and eye color, etc. Benevolent Beauty offers a VIP monthly box that contains four to seven full-size items for about $30 a month. They also offer a monthly Mini box that includes two to three full-size items, for about $16 a month. Shipping is free within the U.S.

GLOSSYBOX

GLOSSYBOX offers over four hundred brands sourced from all over the world. GLOSSYBOX, like Boxycharm, is $21 a month. Boxes contain five high-end, niche, and fashionable beauty products in deluxe travel sizes. Each box is tailored to the person via a beauty profile the subscriber fills out once enrolled. Subscribers can update their profile as personal style changes, providing each with a personalized box every month.

Mishibox

Mishibox's Korean Beauty Box contains five to six deluxe-sized samples, full-sized Korean beauty products and other smaller samples from a wide range of Korean brands for around $20 a month. Their products are fast shipped straight out of South Korea. Korean beauty products are one of the latest trends in the fashion community, with some brands carried by stores like Sephora or Ulta.

Macy's Beauty Box

Macy's Beauty Box contains five deluxe samples of beauty products, a bonus sample, how-tos and tips, as well as a coupon for $5 off your next beauty purchase, all contained in a chic pouch. A subscription is about $15 monthly; shipping is free. Macy's sometimes has a waiting list for their beauty boxes.

Beauty Boxes for $10

The price of some boxes is only $10 per month.

Birchbox

Birchbox has also been featured in many magazines such as InStyle, Marie Claire, and Seventeen. A Birchbox contains samples from well-known brands like 100% Pure, Carol's Daughter, it Cosmetics, Juice Beauty, Juicy Couture, and Lancôme Paris.

Birchbox is a fantastic value. For $10 a month, you'll receive four or five deluxe beauty samples based on a lifestyle questionnaire you complete at the time of registration process.

Ipsy Glam Bags

Ipsy Glam Bags is a monthly beauty box subscription that contains five personalized beauty products selections form lipsticks, concealers, lip glosses, highlighters, mascaras, eyeshadows, eyeliners, moisturizers, foundations, or nail polish. You can subscribe to Ipsy Glam Bags for only about $10 per month, shipping is free. To get started you just complete a short beauty quiz to customize your very own Glam Bag.

Play! by Sephora

Play! by Sephora offers five trial size samples in a collectible bag. Your membership includes access to video how-tos, fun tutorials and tips on how to use your monthly products are also included in your Beauty Box. Members are also invited to "Play Days" that allows subscribers and a friend to come into the store and play with products. You'll be billed around $10 monthly, and shipping is free.

Beauty Delivered to Your Door

Beauty box subscription plans are the perfect solution for trying outstanding products chosen by some of the best beauty experts in the business without massacring your wallet, and you'll also enjoy the convenience and fun of having them delivered directly to your door.

Makeup Subscription Boxes