Beauty Box 5 Review – May 2015
Beauty Box 5 is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. It’s also one of the cheapest beauty subscription boxes – only $8.25 a month with an annual subscription. They tend to feature drugstore brands, and usually the product sizes are deluxe or sample size. (Sometimes they still send out the dreaded foil packets though).
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Beauty Box 5
The Cost: $12 a month (or $10 a month with a 3-month subscription; $8.25 a month with annual subscription)
The Products: 4-5 full size and sample size beauty products.
Ships to: US and Canada
Each Beauty Box 5 box comes with an informational card detailing each item in your box for that month.
Essenza Luxury Hand Soap in French Lavender – 2 oz Value $1
I actually get excited for hand soap samples in subscription boxes since I like to take them with me anytime I’m staying at a hotel (I prefer liquid hand soap over the standard hotel mini soap bar). And I like lavender too, so this scent works for me.
Coastal Scents Makeup Brush BR-C-s03 – Value $2.50
This is a large eye shadow brush. It’s pretty good quality for the $2.50 retail price too. I always like getting makeup brushes in subscription boxes, so this item is another win.
Bio Swiss Stainless Steel Mini Tweezer – Value $5
I’m very particular when it comes to tweezers, and when I saw these had a retail value of $5, I was thinking they probably wouldn’t be that good – and I was right. I like the idea of including tweezers in a subscription box, but this isn’t a good quality product.
Dermalogica Active Moist – .24 oz Value $5.80
This is a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer. I like how quickly it absorbs into my skin, and it is fragrance free!
Styli-Style Blush Highlighter Stick – Value $6
This blush has good pigment and the shade works well for my skin tone. Here is a swatch (just one swipe for this color):
Verdict: This box has a value of about $20. That’s in the range of what I expect from Beauty Box 5. In general I’m pleased with most of the items in this box, but I wish the tweezers were better quality.
What do you think of the May Beauty Box 5?