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31 Best Makeup + Beauty Monthly Subscription Boxes for 2017!

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Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions That You Must Try in 2017

I’ve been reviewing beauty and makeup monthly subscription boxes for years, and every year there are more amazing boxes!

Here is the list of the 31 monthly beauty and makeup subscription boxes to try in 2017:

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Boxycharm

1. Boxycharm

Price: $21 a month

Why it is a must: This is the subscription box that always makes me say, “I don’t know how they do it!” Almost every month subscribers get over $100 worth of beauty and makeup products for only $21. If you are looking for a lot of full-size makeup products, this is a great option, and one of the best beauty boxes currently available. (If you can only do one or two beauty boxes a month – I would recommend this as one of them!)

Check out all of our Boxycharm reviews and our Boxycharm spoilers to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Sephora Play

2. Play! by Sephora

Price: $10 a month

Why it is a must: It’s a beauty subscription box from Sephora! It’s only $10! Each month you’ll get 5 beauty samples, plus an additional perfume sample. The brands they feature in the box are the same ones they sell at Sephora stores, so it’s a high-end collection of samples, and they often showcase new products, too. This is a reader-favorite box, too, recently voted the Best Beauty Box of 2017!

Check out all of our Play by Sephora reviews and our Play! by Sephora spoilers to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Yuzen

3. Yuzen

Price: $33 a quarter

Why it is a must: This is basically a spa experience in a box! If you are looking for a natural/ingredient-conscious beauty box with a luxe feel I highly recommend this box. Most of the items are deluxe-sized or full-sized, and there’s usually a non-beauty item like chocolate in there too! (And the packaging on this box is gorgeous – it feels like unwrapping the best gift!)

Check out my Yuzen reviews and our Yuzen spoilers to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Target Beauty Box

4. Target Beauty Box

Price: Varies in cost (Usually $7).

Why it is a must: The only thing bad about the Target Beauty Box is that it isn’t an official subscription yet! Target releases new beauty boxes about every other month, and they sell out within hours because they are that good! The value is always great, they come with Target coupons, and they have a good mix of samples and full-size items. Also, a pro-tip from fellow My Subscription Addiction readers – save the Target Beauty Coupon in your box to use on your next Target Beauty Box purchase!

(If you want to make sure you can an email alert the next time this box launches, make sure to sign up for the My Subscription Addiction daily newsletter).

Check out my Target Beauty Box reviews and our Target Beauty Box Spoilers to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Allure Beauty Box

5. Allure Beauty Box

Price: $15 a month – Use this link to save $5 off your first month.

Why it is a must: Each month, Allure sends subscribers 5 beauty samples (sometimes a full-size item), and there’s usually a bonus 6th item, too. They send some high-end brands, and the sample sizes are usually generous, too!

PLUS! All new subscribers get the palette pictured above with their first box! (Allure will send several new eyeshadow pans throughout the year to update your palette!)

Check out my Allure Beauty Box reviews and Allure Beauty Box spoilers to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Birchbox

6. Birchbox

Price: $10 a month

Why it is a must: Birchbox is one of the original beauty boxes, and one of my favorites for discovering new beauty brands. (They also have recently launched their own in-house brands). Each month you’ll get 5 beauty samples (haircare, skincare, makeup, nail polish, fragrance, etc.).

Another thing I love about Birchbox – they let you pick one of your samples each month! It’s a great way to pick out one item you know you want to try and still be surprised by the rest of the box!

Check out our Birchbox reviews and our Birchbox spoilers to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Look Fantastic

7. Look Fantastic Beauty Box

Price: $19 a month

Why it is a must: Look Fantastic Beauty Box is a beauty subscription box from the UK that includes at least 6 handpicked items along with an issue of Elle UK magazine. The box includes skincare, haircare, cosmetics and body products curated around a theme. Shipping is free to the US, and the value of these boxes is always impressive!

Check out Look Fantastic Beauty Box Reviews and Look Fantastic Beauty Box Spoilers to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Medusa's Makeup Box

8. Medusa’s Makeup Beauty Box

Price: $15.95 a month

Why it is a must: If you are interested in bold, vegan makeup, this is the subscription for you. Each month you’ll get 3-4 full-size makeup products with a total value of around $40. It’s a great way to try out everything Medusa’s Makeup offers at a deep discount!

Check out our Medusa’s Makeup Beauty Box reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Squarehue

9. Square Hue

Price: $21 a month for 3 polishes, $16 a month for 2 polishes.

Why it is a must: Square Hue is a monthly subscription box that is all about nail polish. If you want to get only a few new polishes a month, this could be a great fit. Plus, you can pause your membership at any time, and a portion of the sales from every box go to charity. (Learn more about HueGive).

Check out our Square Hue reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Pearlesque Box

10. Pearlesque Box

Price: $39.95 a month

COUPON: Save $5 off your first month with coupon code PEARL5

Why it is a must: Pearlesque Box is a monthly subscription box that highlights one natural beauty brand each month. They include full size and deluxe size products, so it is a great way to really try out a brand and see if it is for you.

Check out our Pearlesque Box reviews and our Pearlesque Box Spoilers to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Beautycon

11. Beautycon Box

Price: $34.99 a quarter

COUPON: Use coupon code MSAbeautycon10 to save 10%

Why it is a must: Beautycon used to be a mix of beauty and accessory items, but they’ve changed their focus in the past few boxes to focus only on beauty and makeup. If you’re looking for a high-low mix of beauty and makeup brands – this box is a great value.

Check out our Beautycon Box reviews and Beautycon Box Spoilers to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Sisley Paris

12. Sisley Paris Beauty Subscription

Price: $10 a month (Pay 6 months up front)

Why it is a must: You have to pay $60 up front for 6 months of this subscription, but $10 a box is a fantastic deal for these expensive beauty samples! (A typical box has a value of over $80!)

Check out our Sisley Paris Beauty Box reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Beauty Box Five

13. Beauty Box 5

Price: $12 a month

Why it is a must: Beauty Box 5 (aka BB5 for short) has been around for years, but in 2016 came under new management, and their boxes have improved a lot. This box is great for a mix of indie and drugstore brands, with good sample sizes (often full-size), and a good value, too.

Check out our Beauty Box 5 reviews and Beauty Box 5 spoilers to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Beauty Heroes

14. Beauty Heroes

Price: $115 for 3 months

Why it is a must: If you love natural and organic beauty products, I highly recommend this subscription. They send out a “hero” item each month (AKA full-size item), and a “side kick” item (sometimes full-size, sometimes deluxe size) from one brand. It’s a great way to discover new natural beauty brands and sample multiple items from their line.

Check out our Beauty Heroes reviews and Beauty Heroes Spoilers to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - So Susan Lip Love

15. So Susan Lip Love

Price: $20.95 a month

Why it is a must: Looking for Cruelty-Free, Vegan and Paraben-Free makeup with amazing pigment? This is the subscription! Each month you’ll get 4 full-size makeup items, plus a new makeup bag!

Check out our So Susan Lip Love reviews and our So Susan Lip Love Spoilers to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions -  Teri Miyahira

16. Teri Miyahari Beauty Box

Price: $39 a month

Why it is a must: If you’re looking for an ingredient-conscious, full-size, makeup box, this is a high-quality pick. All items are made exclusively for this box and are guaranteed to be vegan, natural, and cruelty-free.

Check out our Teri Miyahari reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Julep

17. Julep Maven

Price: $24.99 a month (Or $19.99 a month with a 3-month subscription)

Use this link to get a free 12-piece nail polish box when you sign up!

Why it is a must: Julep is the perfect beauty subscription if you want to expand your nail polish collection, and you want to have complete control over your beauty box. Each month on the 20th, subscribers get to pick out the items in their boxes from the new nail polish and beauty product collections. Everything is full size, and you can get 2 nail polishes plus a full-size beauty product of your choice each month for the cost. (You can also go for all nail polish, or all beauty products – they give you all the customization options).

Check out my Julep Maven reviews and Julep Maven spoilers to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Cocotique

18. Cocotique

Price: $20 a month

Use coupon code BOX10 to save 10% on your first month.

Why it is a must: Cocotique is a subscription box that caters specifically to women of color. Each month they send 5-8 beauty and hair care items. (Usually a mix of samples, deluxe and full-size items). They also offer amazing value limited edition boxes throughout the year, and they sometimes have brand takeover months, where you’ll get several full-size items from one brand.

Check out our Cocotique reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - New Beauty Test Tube

19. New Beauty Test Tube

Price: $29.95 a box plus $8.95 shipping (ships every other month)

Why it is a must: New Beauty Test Tube may just be the original beauty subscription box and it is still going strong! This box ships every other month, and they deliver a lot of full-size and deluxe-size products. They recently revamped to 2.0 – which means lots of new brands!

Check out my New Beauty Test Tube reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - BeautyFix

20. BeautyFix

Price: $24.95 a month

Why it is a must: This is another high-value box compared the cost. (Usually around the $100 mark). They typically provide a good mix of makeup, skincare and haircare products. (More haircare than most other beauty boxes). If you are looking for a good variety of items with a high value, this one almost always delivers.

Check out my Beauty Fix reviews and Beauty Fix spoilers to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Walmart Beauty Box

21. Walmart Beauty Box

Price: $5 a quarter

Why it is a must: This one gets mixed reviews on our site, and for good reason – Walmart sends out extremely varied boxes each season. Some subscribers get awesome boxes with full-size items like makeup and deodorant when other subscribers only get samples and foil packets. However, I put it on the list because 1. $5 beauty box and 2. If you like a gamble, the risk is somewhat small, and it can really pay off.

Check out our reviews of Walmart Beauty Box and our Walmart Beauty Box Spoilers to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Petit Vour

22. Petit Vour

Price: $15 a month ($23 a month to Canada)

Why it is a must: If you are looking for vegan and/or natural beauty products, this box is for you! Petit Vour focuses on quality over quantity, so you can expect usually 4 samples, some of which may be full-size. I’ve discovered some great new brands from this subscription, too!

Check out my Petit Vour reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Vegan Cuts

23. Vegan Cuts Makeup Box

Price: $39.95 per quarter

Why it is a must: The Vegan Cuts Makeup Box is a new quarterly box from Vegan Cuts. It joins the Vegan Cuts line up of the monthly Beauty Box and Snack Box. If you want only full-size makeup, and monthly is a little too frequent for you, this is a great way to refresh your makeup bag each season.

Check out our reviews of the Vegan Cuts Makeup Box to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Boxwalla Beauty

24. Boxwalla Green Beauty Box

Price: $49.95 every other month

Why it is a must: Looking for a mix of high-end natural and organic beauty products? This beauty box sends you several new products in a luxe box every other month.

Check out our reviews of the Boxwalla Beauty Box and Boxwalla Beauty Box Spoilers to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Ipsy

25. Ipsy

Price: $10 a month

Why it is a must: Ipsy sends you 5 beauty and makeup samples each month PLUS a makeup bag! This is one of the best beauty subscription boxes in terms of retail value compared to cost – most bags have values of $40 or more. It’s also a great subscription for getting full-size makeup. The brands are a mix of high-end, mid-range and drugstore brands, so expect to get some cheaper makeup. (And they also occasionally send beauty tools like brushes, tweezers, etc.)

Check out my Ipsy reviews and our Ipsy spoilers to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Deck of Scarlet

26. Deck of Scarlet

Price: $29.95 a box

Why it is a must: Love palettes? This new beauty subscription sends you a new palette with lip and eyeliner every other month. Plus the formulas are 100% cruelty-free, paraben free, and made in the USA.

Check out Deck of Scarlet reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Onyxbox

27. We Are Onyx Box

Price: $25 a box

Why it is a must: This beauty box for women of color features a mix of haircare, skincare, and cosmetics every month. And the value is typically are over $70 a box!

Check out our We Are Onyx Box reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - MorpheMe by LiveGlam

28. LiveGlam MorpheMe Brush Club

Price: $19.99 a box

Why it is a must: Now that you have lots of beauty and makeup subscriptions, you need makeup brushes to go with all your new products! This subscription sends out 3-7 quality brushes every month, with a guaranteed value of at least $30!

Check out our LiveGlam MorpheMe Brush Club reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Glowing Beets

29. Glowing Beets

Price: $29.95 a month plus shipping

Why it is a must: Another great natural beauty subscription box to check out! Each box includes 3-4 deluxe-sized samples or full-size beauty products made with natural and/or organic ingredients.

Use coupon code 10OFF to save 10% off your first box.

Check out our Glowing Beets reviews to learn more about this subscription box.

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Mishibox

30. Mishi Box

Price: $19.95 per month + $3.95 US shipping

Why it is a must: This is a great K-beauty box for beginners and experts alike. Each month, Mishibox sends out 5-6 deluxe and full-sized products from a wide range of Korean brands.

Check out our Mishi Box reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

Best Beauty Boxes & Makeup Subscriptions - Goodbeing

31. GoodBeing Box

Price: $21 a month

Why it is a must: This is a natural and organic beauty box that lets you customize! Each month you’ll get to pick two of your products, and you’ll be surprised by the rest!

Check out my GoodBeing reviews to learn more about this subscription box!


What do you think of these makeup and beauty subscription boxes? What are your favorites? Any more I should add to this list?

Check out all of our beauty subscription box reviews, and if you are looking for more great boxes, check out our list of 20 Subscription Boxes you can try for $10 or less!

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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.

42 Comments

  1. I just finished reading this post and the comments and I just wanted to add a little PSA. Ladies stay away from Beauty Box 5. I had nothing but problems from the word go. Billing issues, tracking issues, no response from customer service, yadda, yadda, yadda, had to file a complaint with the BBB to get my box at all and when I did get tracking it came from BBB. YIKEES Also, the BBB gives them an F due to sooooo many complaints. Please beware. It would have been wise on my part to read reviews prior to ordering it would have steered me away. Clearly it was not just a one time thing. Just putting it out there so no one else has that experience.

  2. I’m entirely new to the world of subscribing for make up. It’s never really been my thing, but as I’ve grown I’ve found myself wanting it, but unsure of what to go for next. I saw an ad for Ipsy, looked into it and was about to order, but thought I’d see if there was somewhere that had reviews and other options for beauty boxes. This helped me a lot! Thank you!

  3. You should also look at Beauty and Bling box. It’s $34.99 a month but comes with more higher end brands of makeup. I’ve gotten MAC, NARS,
    Ofra, Smashbox, and YSL…. all full sized products too.

  4. Oooohthank you for this! So many boxes I need!!!!

  5. My favorite Clean Beauty Box by Art of Organics isn’t on the list but it’s a winner every month!

  6. I’m surprised that Glossybox did not make the list.

  7. I agree, I feel like glossybox is missing on the list too. I personally love glossybox most of the time. I’ve been subscribed for a few years and have only had 2 maybe 3 duds.

    • Love glossy hox

  8. Art of Organics!

  9. Glossy-box for sure! I love getting those pretty pink boxes in the mail! I know many people complain about them, but I’ve always had a great experience with Glossy. For example, I was was forced to move out of state due to a bad domestic situation. I had over 2000 points with them, and just emailed them asking if they could redeem my points for me without me needing to reactivate my account, and they totally did it!
    I now have 2 free boxes for April and May coming to me, and I only have to pay in June to reactivate my account. I’m very thankful they did this for me.

  10. I’ve subscribed to many of these over the past year or so. My favorites are ipsy, Boxycharm, and Beauty Fix.

    Julep was fun at first but it was easy for me to get overloaded quick! I also got discouraged by the fact that consistently I received incorrect orders and/or missing items (seriously, like 1 out of 3 orders has something wrong). I’m a fan of the Julep products but I’m taking a break from them for a quarter or so and hopefully when I return, I’ll be excited about them again.

    One box I recently subscribed to is Glamour Ghoul Box. I haven’t received it yet but would love to see it reviewed here. It’s a really small operation now but the box looks right down my alley (makeup and spooky etsy handmade items).

    • Agree I really liked Julep, even like their cosmetics, but I have more nail polish than I could ever use in a lifetime.

    • Oooh, thank you for mentioning Glamour Ghoul! It sounds like something I’d like too.

  11. Benevolent is definitely one that should have been on the list as well. Best customer service of all the boxes I’ve gotten and the products are always wonderful

    • Agreed.

  12. I am embarrassed to admit how many of those I have been subscribed to at one point. Has to be at least 90%. (Now I am down to two, plus the ones I review for MSA.)

  13. Just when I was trying to budget better. I didn’t realize the Look Fantastic ELLE UK one had free shipping to the US! That might go on my new budget. There are also a couple I haven’t heard of, so I’ll check them out. As much as I love candy, I might have to cancel those subscriptions and stock up at the supermarket the day after Easter so I can buy more beauty!

  14. Which box would you recommend for Skin Care Focus?
    Thank you!

    • Lia, there are several great skin care ones on the list.
      “Natural” / “Organic” – Pearlesque & Beauty Heroes (also Benevolent Beauty – not on the list – has a new skincare box that looks awesome) – these tend to be pricier but worth it IMO.
      “Regular” / “non-natural” – Beauty Fix

      • Thank you for your suggestions, heat7918! I will cancel one of the subs and get one of your recommendations. I really appreciate it. 🙂

    • Definitely Sisley. They send mostly skincare and it’s fabulous.

      • Hi Kimberly, thank you for your recommendation. I will look into Sisley. Didn’t know they had a sub. 🙂

    • Art of Organics Clean Beauty Box is incredible and would be my first recommendation if you want a skincare focused sub- luxury high quality items, super fast shipping and hands down best customer service. They also carry a lot of their past boxes so if you see one you like you can contact them and find out if it’s still available, or double-up on the current box (I just got the November, December, and January boxes myself)- I also second Pearlesque (very similar to clean beauty box but they focus on a single brand at a time), and Beautyfix is another of my favorite subs that is definitely skincare focused and gives you a lot of bang for your buck. All these subs provide full sizes too which is great when you are all sampled out 🙂

  15. I enjoy target and walmart boxes! New fav luxe Pineapple post!

  16. I do not recommend Allure. I moved a little over a month ago. On the day that my Allure beauty box was supposed to arrive, my mail started forwarding. USPS sent the box back to Allure. I requested a replacement and they said they would send one, but don’t give tracking numbers for replacements. Fine, whatever. I wait 10 business days because apparently that’s how long it takes and still nothing. I message them and they say they’ll send out another free of charge and if the other one comes, I can keep it. Friday was 10 business days since that chat and STILL nothing. I have waited over a month for this box and have NOTHING. They offered me a refund, which I would’ve asked for 20 business days ago if I had known nothing would arrive.

    • With Allure, I have found that calling gets you a much faster resolution than emailing. With any company, I have found that using social media makes them move really quickly too. Companies hate having negative reviews and posts on social media. Post on facebook. If I really just want a resolution and still care about not smearing their reputation, I will message on facebook, but either way, it’s the fastest fix.

      • Yes, I’ve also found that using social media to get a company’s attention quickly.

  17. I think Love Goodly is a fantastic one. I especially love the different charities they donate to each month and Benevolent Beauty has impeccable customer service and the value for both boxes are spot on considering most of the products are full sizes and cruelty free to boot.

    • Agreed about Love Goodly and Benevolent Beauty!

    • I’m a relatively new subscriber to both Benevolent Beauty and Love Goodly and I’m enjoying them both. It makes me feel a bit better spending so much on sub boxes when I at least know some of it is going to charity and “better for me” products! For the same reason, I’m also a big fan of Artisan boxes (GlobeIn and Fair Trade Friday Bracelet of the Month club).

  18. I feel like this list is missing GlossyBox. I have several subs, and, for me, GlossyBox is always a winner. There is no waitlist, and they are so fast. They are always my first box to come in, the packaging is beautiful, and I find several winners in every box. When people ask me which box I recommend, it’s at the top of my list!

    • I also feel like glossybox is missing, and I’m excited to try love goodly next month.

      I ditched birchbox and am going to do the same with allure after April and play, too. After only a couple of months, I’m not feeling play.

      • Michelle… I feel the same! My credit card got skimmed at the gas pump and so alot of my subscriptions got cancelled when a new card number got issued. I just don’t think I’m up for getting into it again with Play or Allure. I did sign up for Boxycharm in their place… just waiting to get off the wait list.

    • I agree that Glossy Box should also be on the list.

    • GlossyBox is always my last to arrive! Still waiting for my March box. I love the sub though.

      • Really?! I’ve read others that have said this. Mine was at my door the very first week of March!

  19. The title of this post gave me anxiety LOL

    • Haha! I was looking at the list I made in 2016 and it started off as only 15 boxes. It is getting harder and harder to limit down a list! 🙂

      • Hah, I can only imagine!

      • Liz…I am so nitpicky lol. It shouldn’t say monthly beauty boxes because you have some great seasonal and bi-monthly options. Sorry…I’m not usually like this. But you do have great choices. I too feel Glossybox should be there, but maybe you haven’t had great experiences? I just started getting Vegan Cuts, both makeup and beauty boxes. Glad to see makeup made it, but I think the beauty box was one of my favorite suprises! It has such a nice mix of products for skin, hair, and makeup. My other recent great surprise was Beautycon! Such a cool box. I feel you on limiting the list. I think, thanks to MSA and then jumping to Youtube to watch unboxing and reviews, I’m up to about 30 beauty subs.

    • Hahaha! I totally agree. Well, it didn’t give me much anxiety, but if my husband saw it, he’d breakout into a sweat 😀

      • LOL I get that! My eyes widened at first glance. But of course, now I want all of them haha

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