Amazon $9.99 Beauty Box Review – FREE After Credit!
Amazon is offering sample boxes Prime Members – and you get the cost of the box back in credit (for a purchase of similar products) a week after the box ships! AKA – lots of free boxes if you are planning to buy from these categories anyway!
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This review is for the $9.99 Amazon Beauty Box.
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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Box: Amazon Beauty Box
The Cost: $9.99
The Products: Items in the box include L’Oreal Paris Mascara, Carbon Black (0.26 ounce); L’Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Sculptor, 360 Brunette (0.05 ounce); Mineral Fusion Mascara, Graphite (0.06 ounce); L’Oreal Paris Cushion Foundation, Nude Beige (0.06 ounce); Fekkai Shampoo & Conditioner (0.6 ounce); Garnier Shampoo & Conditioner (3.4 ounce); Black 15in1 Hair Treatment (1 oz).
Check out our reviews of Cheap Subscription Boxes for other similarly priced boxes!
This box also comes with info on how to get the $9.99 you spent on the box back in credit!
- Go to Amazon.com/Sample-Boxes
- You’ll see the boxes you have credit for:
Add the item you want to buy, and the credit will appear in checkout:
Plus use coupon code HAIRCAREBOX to save an extra $1! I decided to buy the Lumi Foundation with my credit. $3.20 for full-sized foundation is awesome!
Now on to the actual items!
Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Shampoo – .3 oz Value $.75
Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Conditioner – .3 oz Value $.75
I really like the Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream, and their shampoo and conditioner get great reviews, too. I have to avoid sulfates in my haircare products because I color treat my hair, so this sample pack will go to the donate pile.
Garnier Whole Blends Repairing Conditioner – 1.7 oz Value $.50
Garnier Whole Blends Repairing Shampoo – 1.7 oz Value $.50
These smell good! Unfortunately I have the same issue with sulfates, so more to donate!
L’Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Sculptor in Brunette – FULL SIZE! Value $7 (Currently on sale at Amazon)
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara – FULL SIZE! Value $6 (Currently on sale at Amazon)
This mascara is a great drugstore formula – volume, length, no clumps, and easy to layer!
I liked both of these products, but my favorite is the brow pencil. It is so easy to use, and the wax pencil is perfect for setting your brows. Here is the brunette shade swatched:
Mineral Fusion Lengthening Mascara in Graphite – FULL SIZE! Value $13
I had high hopes for this mascara since it is a natural formula. (I really REALLY wanted it to work well!) Unfortunately for me, the formula doesn’t provide the lash definition I look for in a mascara. I’d give this mascara a B/B-.
L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation in Nude Beige – 0.06 ounce Value $2
I’m really glad I sampled this – I didn’t think I would be so impressed with a drugstore foundation!
Here is what the sample looks like out of the packaging:
To apply this foundation, you press the white pad into the foundation-filled sponge and then pat it on your face. I found the coverage to be sheer to medium. (Usually I prefer full coverage, but this worked well for me.) I think this is great for a no-makeup look – it looked so natural on my skin!
The “lumi” part definitely showed in the dewy overall look. On me, that started to look a little oily after a few hours of wear, so I did have to reapply some finishing powder throughout the day.
I decided to buy the full-size version with my Amazon credit from this box. I’m used to spending a lot more on foundation, so this is a nice change!
Black 15in1 Hair Treatment – 1 oz Value $2.50
This is one of those “does everything” hair oils that adds shine, protects from heat damage, defrizzes, etc. This sample size is great, and the oil is light enough not to give hair that greasy look. (I haven’t decided yet if I like the scent, though!)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $33. That’s awesome for a $10 beauty box considering we have several full-size items! It’s even better since you get the entire cost of the box back in credit to buy another item! My favorite discoveries in this box are the foundation and the eye brow pencil – they work great and also are easy to use. No extra tools needed!
What did you think of the Amazon Beauty Box?