Macy’s The Spotlight Beauty Box Review – December 2015
The Spotlight Box is a brand new beauty subscription box from Macy’s! Each month the guarantee one full-size beauty product in addition to the beauty and fragrance samples.
This box is currently in beta mode, and the waitlist option isn’t available currently. Make sure to sign up for News Alerts at the bottom of this post to get an email when the waitlist opens again!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Macy’s The Spotlight Box
The Cost: $9.99 a month
The Products: Beauty and fragrance samples, with one full-size product per box.
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FYI: This box is currently in invitation mode.
Each box comes with a beauty bag – this is a gold version of the bag sent last month.
Here are the items out of their packaging:
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – 2 ml Value $4.80
I found this eyeshadow primer easy to apply with my finger, and it held eye shadow well throughout the day. (One thing to mention – this sample is a squeeze-out tube, but the full-size version has an applicator).
Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara – .07 oz Value $9
I’ve sampled this mascara before, and I was happy with the length and volume of the formula, so this will be a good backup mascara to have on hand. (I actually prefer mascara samples to full-size tubes – I don’t have to worry about them drying out!)
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium – 1.5 ml Value $3.35
Marc Jacobs Decadence – 1.2 ml Value $2.80
I’m not a big perfume wearer, so I’m never too happy to see perfume samples in subscription boxes. And if possible, I would like to see Macy’s stick to one perfume sample per box. That being said, I do love the design of the Marc Jacobs Decadence bottle!
Benefit Lollitint – 2.5 ml Value $5.70
When I first saw this orchid/pink shade, I didn’t think it would work for my skin tone, but I was able to blend just a few dabs into a natural looking blush. This wouldn’t work as a lip stain for me, but it’s a go for a cheek stain! (Swatched in last photo).
Anatasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Undressed – FULL SIZE! Value $16
This lip gloss was also the full-size item in last month’s box – in a different shade. (Hopefully once this subscription gets out of Beta, they will not send repeat full-size products in back-to-back months). I really like the lip gloss from last month though, so I was excited to try this one. It has the same no-stickiness with lots of shine formula, and for me this one is a little more pigmented. (Swatched below).
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief – 7 ml Value $5.50
This is one of those products I’ve sampled so many times thanks to Clinique Gift with Purchase deals!
This moisture cream is fragrance-free and very hydrating/refreshing. It’s one of those samples that isn’t super exciting to get, but I know I will use it up completely!
Swatched Lipgloss and Cheek Stain:
Verdict: This box has a value of about $47! (And that’s without including the value of the beauty bag – which is really nice!) I think the value is great. Last month’s box was a better fit for me only because two of the samples this month were perfume, but other than that – no complaints!
I also love the brands Macy’s is featuring too.
What do you think of the latest Macy’s The Spotlight Box? (Make sure to sign up for email alerts at the bottom of this post if you want updates on this box!)