Beauty Box 5 Review – August 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.
Donnamax Printed Nail File with Case – Value Listed $5
Jerome Alexander Hot Stuff Go Pop Compact – Value Listed $10.99
I never thought of a nail file needing a case before, but then I learned that one of my friends absolutely hates the feel of accidently touching an emery board, so this is going to her!
While I love getting a palette in a subscription box, I’m not thrilled about this one. For one thing, it looks like it should be sold in packaging, so I’m a little concerned that it wasn’t sealed in any way. Not that the makeup looks used, but I prefer my full-sized makeup items to come with packaging/ingredients lists when possible.
The upside of researching this compact is the discovery of this pretty amusing ad for the compact.
Hask Beauty Argan Oil from Morocco Deep Conditioning Treatment – 1.75 oz Value $2.99
I’ve sampled this brand before and I like their products and the scents, so I’m looking forward to trying this deep conditioning treatment.
Pur-Lisse Hydra Balance Moisturizer – .5 oz Value $16
(Good to know for swaps – foil sealed)
Not an exciting item (pur-lisse has been overdone in subscription boxes in my opinion), but a very useful one. The formula is light and absorbs quickly – a perfect summer moisturizer for me.
Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eyeliner Pen in Plum – FULL SIZE! Value $19
This eyeliner went on so smoothly and it’s a subtle wearable purple shade for me. Swatched below:
Verdict: This box has a value of about $54. That’s really good for a Beauty Box 5 box. I’m happy with the sizes of the items too. I’m still skeptical about the palette, but everything else will be used.
What do you think of the August 2015 Beauty Box 5?