New Beauty Test Tube Subscription Box Review – May 2014
New Beauty Test Tube is a bi-monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. Every other month they send you a tube full of deluxe and full size beauty samples, a Beauty To-Go bonus sample pack, and you also get a subscription to New Beauty Magazine. It’s a little pricier than other beauty subscriptions, but in general the value is usually incredible. (FYI – this is a different subscription from the QVC New Beauty Test Tube which ships every quarter).
The Subscription Box: New Beauty Test Tube
The Cost: $29.95 a box plus $8.95 shipping (ships every other month)
The Products: Deluxe and full size beauty products. (This subscription also includes a subscription to New Beauty Magazine).
Ships to: US only
In addition to the “tube” of beauty products that each subscriber gets, there’s also a New Beauty Beauty To-Go pack that varies by box.
My Beauty To-Go Samples included:
Face Wraps Avocado & Vitamin E – Value $5
Camille Beckman Jade Dragonfly Glycerine Hand Therapy – 1.35 oz Value $3
Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloth – Sample
Cotz Face SPF 40 – Sample
Now on to the main products!
Each New Beauty Test Tube comes with a booklet thoroughly detailing each product included.
Macadamia Natural Oil Flawless Cleansing Conditioner – 3 oz Value $12.40
Mally Evercolor Shadow Stick in Topaz – FULL SIZE! Value $25
I sometimes complain about getting too many Mally products in New Beauty Test Tubes, but they are really good products. I’ve been using these shadow sticks for a while thanks to this subscription – they are so easy to use and made me more confident in wearing eye shadow. (After you apply the shadow stick, you have about 30 seconds to blend it until it sets in place).
I’m excited to try this cleansing conditioner too – it seems like a Wen alternative and gets good reviews.
Tan Towel Classic – FULL SIZE! (5 towelettes) Value $12
Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream – .1 oz Value $1.28
I’m not too excited about either of these items. One of the reasons I love subscription boxes is discovering new products, but these tan towels have been around for years. They do work pretty well though, I just want to try out the newest tanning products!
I also used to get a ton of these Yu-Be samples with Sephora orders, so it kind of feels like a freebie and not a featured product.
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask – 1 oz Value $4.95
Jergens BB Body Correcting Skin Cream – 1 oz Value $1.60
Yay – a brand that is new to me! This deep conditioning hair mask is paraben, silicone, and phthalate free, and it only takes 3-5 minutes in the shower. It smells great too – I’m very excited to try it!
Revision Skincare Intellishade SPF 45 – .2 oz total Value $5
These both blended well with my skin tone and gave my skin a nice glow, and I was happy to see that these little tubes were completely full – I can’t find the ingredients anywhere online though!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $70 – including my beauty to-go samples. For $39 I’m not too impressed this month. (The March box had a tremendous value, and lots of products I love, so it’s tough to stack up to that). It seems like every few boxes New Beauty Test Tube will have a month that’s a little less than what I expect, but then the next box is great. (I’m hoping the July box is incredible!) Fortunately there are enough items I’ll use that still make this box worth my money – and I really enjoy getting the New Beauty magazine, so that’s another value.
What did you think of the New Beauty Test Tube this month? Were you a little disappointed like me? Or am I being too harsh? 🙂