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.
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
Each New Beauty Test Tube comes with a booklet detailing every item included in the box.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Now on to the goodies in the Test Tube! I love the new packaging – I will definitely be reusing it for storage!
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!
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!
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?