New Beauty Test Tube Review – July 2013
New Beauty Test Tube is pretty much the original beauty sampling subscription – I didn’t realize it started in 2006! I guess they were ahead of their time! I can’t remember when I started subscribing, but this box has always been one of my absolute favorite subscription boxes. New Beauty Test Tube used to be a quarterly subscription, but recently they switched to every other month deliveries. (FYI – this is a separate subscription from the QVC New Beauty Test Tube program which is still quarterly).
For this box, they included the newest issue of New Beauty magazine ($10 value) plus the standard booklet that goes into detail about each of the products selected in the box.
The booklet that comes with the Test Tube is definitely the most impressive guide I’ve seen in a subscription box. Each product has a page dedicated to it. It’s great for learning more about the product, the company that made it, and how to use each item!
The Box: New Beauty Test Tube
The Cost: $29.95 a box plus shipping
COUPON: If you want to save $5 off your first box – email me liz (at) mysubscriptionaddiction.com and I’ll send you my referral link for $5 off!
The Products: Deluxe and full size beauty products.
Check out all of my New Beauty Test Tube reviews.
Since they moved to a 6-month delivery schedule, they also started including Bonus Products in each box. (These items are usually smaller samples and not mentioned in the booklet – I’m guessing these likely vary per box).
Nip Fab No Needle Fix Serum – 2 packets (1 ml each) Value $.25
Perricone MD High Potency Eye Lift – 5 ml Value $32
BOOST-it! Instant Complexion Enhancer – .25 oz Value $12
Wow, I thought this Perricone MD High Potency Eye Lift was a tiny sample, but it’s 1/3 the size of the full-size product – I guess a little goes a long way! It’s paraben free and has excellent reviews – hopefully this sample will last me long enough to see results!
I tried out the BOOST-it complexion enhancer – it’s supposed to brighten and tighten your skin. For me, I can almost never tell if “brightening” products are working or not – but I’ll keep using it and hopefully I’ll see a difference.
Purity One Step Facial Cleanser – 1 oz Value $3
Orly Nail Lacquer in Rage – FULL SIZE! Value $8.50
Moroccan Oil Body Butter – 1.7 oz Value $14
I have mixed feelings about this nail polish – I love that it is 3-free and the metallic shade looks great for fall, but I wish I had received one of the more colorful summer shades in my Test Tube! (There were a variety of 5 colors you could get in this month’s box).
I’ve only sampled the original Moroccan Oil hair oil so far (and I LOVE it), so I was thrilled to see this body butter in the Test Tube. The booklet describes it as “velvety” and I couldn’t agree more. This is such a luxurious moisturizer!
Pantene Expert Collection Age Defy Shampoo – 3.9 oz Value $3
Pantene Expert Collection Age Defy Conditioner – 2.5 oz Value $2.50
It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Lite – 2 oz Value $9
I like that all of the hair care products they included are large sample sizes. I won’t be using the Pantene (I have color treated hair so I avoid sulfates in haircare products) but I’ll pass it along to a friend.
YBF Beauty Automatic Eyebrow Pencil in Universal Taupe – FULL SIZE! Value $12
Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil Rollerball – FULL SIZE! Value $17
At first I thought this pencil was another eyeliner – and I am currently way overstocked on eyeliners due to subscription boxes, so I was very pleased to see it was an eyebrow pencil! I actually have been shopping for an eyebrow pencil (I have a few in my Birchbox cart right now), so this was perfect timing. This pencil works beautifully too – you can get dark or light effects depending on how much pressure you use. It is officially a part of my regular makeup routine now!
This Maracuja oil rollerball is designed for easy use on your face – it’s supposed to be great for brightening under eye circles and helping fade skin discoloration. I’m usually hesitant about applying oil to my face, but the reviews are amazing, so I will definitely be giving this one a try!
Perlage Illuminating Primer – .017 oz Value $.17
Lumene Pure Radiance Night Cream -.5 oz Value $6
Verdict: I received about $130 worth of product (including the magazine) in the July New Beauty Test Tube – I’m thrilled with the value considering I paid about $38. What did you think of the July New Beauty Test Tube? What bonus products did you receive in your box?