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New Beauty Test Tube Review – September 2013

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New Beauty Test Tube Review - September 2013

New Beauty Test Tube is the original beauty sample subscription service – it’s been around for years and it’s still one of my all time favorites. They recently changed up the subscription a little – it used to ship every quarter, but now they ship every 2 months, and they’ve made some minor changes to packaging as well.

New Beauty Test Tube Review - September 2013

The Box: New Beauty Test Tube

The Cost: $29.95 a box plus $8.95 shipping

The Products: Deluxe and full size beauty products.

Ships to: US only

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New Beauty Test Tube Review - September 2013

Each New Beauty Test Tube comes with a booklet detailing every item included in the box.

New Beauty Test Tube Review - September 2013

This is probably the best booklet I’ve seen from any subscription company. There’s tons of information on each product, and once I read about the benefits of the products I usually get more excited about them!

New Beauty Test Tube Review - September 2013

This box also included a card that says “Your Next Issue is on the Way! Look for it in a few weeks.”

In the past the New Beauty Magazine has shipped with the Test Tube, but it looks like moving forward it will ship separately.

New Beauty Test Tube Review - September 2013

Before I even get to what’s in the tube itself, there were two items packed outside the tube – a full sized brush, and some bonus samples!

New Beauty Test Tube Review - September 2013

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Powder Brush – Value $48

I can always use more makeup brushes, and this one is fantastic! I love that the first item out of the box is worth more than what I paid for the entire box!

New Beauty Test Tube Review - September 2013

Inside the Beauty To Go Sample bag were a few Nip+Fab samples, a Lumene BB Cream Sample, and my favorite – a Pacifica Perfume Solid in Hawaiian Ruby Guava – Value $9!

New Beauty Test Tube Review - September 2013

Now on to the goodies in the Test Tube! I love the new packaging – I will definitely be reusing it for storage!

New Beauty Test Tube Review - September 2013

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer – .5 oz Value $18

Mally Eyecolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Starshine – FULL SIZE! Value $15

I must admit, when I first saw this Mally box, I thought – Oh no, another eyeliner! But I was happy to see that this is a beautiful shade of silver! I have nothing like it so no eyeliner complaints today!

New Beauty Test Tube Review - September 2013

AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact in Tan Blush – 4 g Value $8

La Roche-Posay Mela-D Deep Cleansing Brightening Foaming Cleanser – 15 ml Value $3

I was surprised to see this AmorePacific Compact in the Test Tube this month. I don’t think New Beauty Test Tube has a profile section to fill in your skin tone preferences, so I assume when a company doesn’t allow you to specify, that means they won’t send out skin tone specific items. (I could be wrong about this, maybe there was an original survey when I first signed up, and I just can’t access it now through my account).

Anyway, this color looked way t0o dark for me in the compact, but turns out it’s a good match for my skintone. I like the coverage it provides, the only thing I wasn’t expecting is that it has a perfume-like scent. If you only use fragrance-free cosmetics – do not try this!

New Beauty Test Tube Review - September 2013

Biosilk Silk Therapy – 2.26 oz Value $12

It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Plus Keratin – 2 oz Value $10

Verdict: This box had a value of over $120! This wasn’t my favorite box from New Beauty Test Tube, but I am happy with it. I think the IT Cosmetics Brush was my favorite item in the box this month – what was your favorite item?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. My subscription arrived last week and I had the brush and the Amore Pacific as well. I love the brush, not the Amore Pacific. This is the 2nd time I have received Amore Pacific in a subscription box and both times I was unable to use it due to the color being way too dark (I am very fair). I’ll pass it along to a friend. I received everything you did but got the gold eyeliner and I didn’t have the Pacifica solid perfume (wish I did, love the brand). I didn’t love the products in this box this month (this was my first subscription) so I am on the fence as to whether I am going to stay with them.

  2. Can you change your box, for the next time or are you stuck with beauty box only.

  3. Is this a monthly subscription service?

    • It’s a subscription that ships every other month.

  4. Is this the QVC one? I think there’s another one called Beauty Test tube? I always get those confused?

    If it’s the QVC one, then I love the brush and can’t wait to get it!

    • No, this is the original New Beauty Test Tube subscription. Hope that helps!

  5. I just hope everyone gets the brush since that is the only thing I am looking forward too. The others dont look that great and we got its a miracle in the last tube didn’t we? I haven’r recieved a shipping notice either so it does seem like you got yours early.

  6. Hi! How did you get this already? I thought they didn’t ship until October….

    • I received an email with tracking information on 9/16 if that helps!


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