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Beauty Box 5 Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2016

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Beauty Box 5 is a subscription box that sends 5 deluxe & full-sized products to your door each month. You receive a mix of products ranging from makeup, hair care, skincare, nail polish, beauty tools and fragrances. Luxury, drugstore & Indie brands are included.

BB5-first look

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

BB5-everything in box

The Subscription Box: Beauty Box 5

Cost: $12.00 per month, $30 for 3 months & $99 for 12 months. Shipping is free if it’s within the US and $3.00 shipping for Canada

COUPONReceive a free bonus Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow in your first box! ($24 value). No coupon needed, just subscribe here!

Products: 5 deluxe & full-size makeup, hair care, skincare, nail polish, beauty tools and fragrance products

Ships to: the lower 48 United States and Canada. Currently unable to ship to AK, HI, APO, and overseas.

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BB5-description card back

Each Beauty Box 5 comes with a description card. This month’s theme is “Will Brake For Makeup” since all the products are road trip ready. The card has everything you need to know: name of product, short description, price & they even state if it’s full-size or not! This month we received a bonus: a $10 gift card to Better Skin Mirakle Cream.


Hikari Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Bone– FULL SIZE! $13.00

I’m familiar with the Hikari Cosmetics brand thanks to subscription boxes. I love adding eyeshadows to my growing collection and I don’t have one this color so I was excited to receive it! It has good pigment and will blend well with other colors.

Beauty Box 5 Round Blending Brush – FULL SIZE! $10.00

I love receiving beauty brushes in subs because it’s one of those products I don’t want to buy, but love getting! I also like the quote on the brush handle: “Can’t Stop Contouring!” Pretty cute. The card suggests using this brush to buff eyeshadow and to sweep on glowing highlighter.


Skinny Tan Application Mini Mitt– FULL SIZE! $4.95

This is the cutest baby mitt ever! It’s so tiny and perfect for traveling. The card calls it a mitt-lette which makes it even better. I have this in my makeup bag waiting for fall when my tan fades and I need a quick boost. Side note: it’s sold out on their website so it must be pretty popular.

Chella Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Color Pencil– FULL SIZE! $18.00

Once again, thanks to subscription boxes I’m familiar with the Chella brand. I’m a fan of this brand and I really like this eyebrow pencil, because it not only blends well with my brow color but also goes on super smooth. Throwing this in my makeup bag now!



Sweep Rose Gold Tweezers & Mirror– FULL SIZE! 19.00

When you have eyebrows like mine you can never have enough tweezers. My personal favs are the tweezers that have handles similar to scissors. However, I love rose gold & tweezers so when you combine the two you can’t lose.

The mirror is a bonus item from Sweep Beauty- awesome!  It’s so cute & quirky that it already has a home in my purse How can you say no to that winky face?


Hikari Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Bone (top swatch) and Chella Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Color Pencil (bottom swatch)

Verdict: I really liked this month’s Beauty Box 5! Although the theme is a little random for August they gave a good variety of products. I also liked how every item was full-size. I plan on using everything in the box so total win for me! I calculated the value of this box to be at $64.95 which is significantly higher than the $12 purchase price so I’m extremely happy.

What do you think about July’s Beauty Box 5? Did you like this month’s box?

Written by Nancy McNew

Nancy McNew

Nancy discovered the world of subscription boxes once she came across My Subscription Addiction in early 2013 and signed up for a few. She is a lover of all things fashion, weenie dogs, the 70s and unique finds in subscription boxes.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I found that the support staff answered quite quickly but were a bit rude at times

  2. Im not all too pleased with that eyebrow pencil, it doesn’t glide on well for me and breaks easily. I was somewhat happy with this box. I am awaiting my 3rd box before deciding if this box is a keeper. So far I haven’t been wowed.

  3. I got the same box but my Hikari shadow was a very dark brown shade. It was too dark for me to use as anything but a liner (which is fine, I like brown liner). I think that BB5 has really improved their game from a while back.

  4. Ahhhhh. I keep contemplating getting the 3 month sub to try this one. Looking back at the last few months reviews, it does look worth it. The struggle. Do I or don’t I? lol

  5. Are all the boxes the same? If I recall correctly they were like Ipsy and all over the place.

    • I’ve been subscribing since March or April this year, and I’ve never seen any variations when I compare my box to those that are reviewed.

      • That is correct. No variations — one of the things I love about BB5! They also answer their emails! ?

  6. This looks like a really great box. My Ipsy and Birchbox annual subs both run out in December. I am going to keep an eye on this one and if this continues, I may drop them both and do an annual for this, which only calculates to around $8.25 per month. It looks like an amazing value and very usable items.

  7. I’ve received the chella eyebrow pencil in a couple sub boxes and I absolutely love it. It is definitely an item I will repurchase.

  8. I think BB5 is such an underrated box! They send some interesting items that you didn’t realize you needed, like that tanning mitten, or a little spatula to remove the last bit of product from packaging. I’ve gotten some real gems from them and I always get a kick out of unboxing each month. I got an annual sub with a coupon so pay less than $8 per box.

    • Is there a coupon now for a reduced annual sub?

      • No, not at the moment. Their only current coupon is for a free eyeshadow with an annual sub. I’ll let you know if I hear of any though. 🙂

  9. That mirror is super cute! It looks like the past two boxes have been really great.

    • They do! I just cancelled a few other boxes and seriously thinking of coming back to this one. I had it a few years ago and really liked it!

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