Beauty Box 5 Review – July 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.
Pur-Lisse Flash Tattoos – Retail Value $9
I’ve received these Pur-Lisse flash tattoos in a subscription box, but I don’t think Pur-lisse actually sells them. (I guess they just made them for bonus gifts and/or subscription boxes).
Since this has to be the 20th set of flash tattoos I’ve received in a box, maybe the subscription box world is trying to tell me it is time to actually try them!
Nanacoco Nail Polish in Hope of Spring – Value $3
Love Life Skin Foil Packet Collection (2 ml Restorative Night Cream total, 2 ml Intensive Recovery Serum) – Value $1.50
Beauty Box 5 features Nanacoco frequently in their boxes – but I have no complaints about getting a full-size nail polish in a mermaid-y hue!
The foil skincare packets are disappointing, though – definitely not enough product to test out if the product is effective.
OFRA Lip Liner in Baby Doll – FULL SIZE! Value $13
OFRA Lip Gloss in Apricot Dream – FULL SIZE! Value $13
I’ve sampled the OFRA brand before and I like it – and I was very impressed to see two full-sized lip products in this box! The colors compliment each other but don’t match. The lip liner is a very wearable shade for me, and the lip gloss provides a good amount of shimmer and shine, but not much color. Here are the swatches:
Verdict: This is one of the better Beauty Box 5 boxes I’ve received in a while. The value is about $39, and I’m impressed with the amount of full-sized items in the box. I haven’t been to happy with the brands/sample sizes from Beauty Box lately, so I hope this box is a step in the right direction and it continues with future boxes!
What do you think of the July Beauty Box 5 box?