Macy’s Beauty Box Review – December 2017
Macy’s has a new beauty subscription box! Every month, they send you deluxe product samples, a bonus item, and a collectible cosmetics bag. Plus, you also get a $5 beauty coupon for use in-store and online.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Macy’s Beauty Box
The Cost: $15 a month + free shipping
The Products: Each month you will receive five deluxe beauty samples, one bonus item, a collectible cosmetics bag and a $5 beauty coupon exclusively for Beauty Box subscribers, available for use online and in-store.
Ships to: the 48 contiguous United States. The Macy’s Beauty Box cannot be shipped to PO Boxes, APO/FPO/GPO address, Hawaii, Alaska or U.S. Territories at this time.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box comes with a fold-out card detailing the items included:
You’ll also receive a $5 off coupon, which is good for beauty purchases in-store and online.
And just like Ipsy, with each box you’ll receive a new makeup bag:
This one has a floral print with the text, “Something beautiful is on the horizon.”
Now, on to the items!
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix – 5ml Value $23.46
This is a good sized sample! It’s an eye treatment designed to help reduce the look of lines, wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles. I found the lightweight cream to be gentle, soothing, and it absorbed quickly, too.
NudeStix Intense Matte Lip & Cheek Pencil in Belle – FULL SIZE! Value $24
(FYI – this is the same size as the full-size version, so I’m using the full-size value, but it doesn’t come with the tin packaging + sharpener that you’d get if you purchased this.)
I LOVE Nudestix lip crayons! They are so creamy and moisturizing, and they easily glide on your lips, too. This shade is a very wearable rosy pink. (Swatched in lower photo.)
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Sample Card in Shades: Doe, Smoked Almond, & Mulling Spices – .45 g total Value $2.63
Here are the shades:
These samples are disappointing in size (not resealable either), but the formula is great, and I appreciate being able to sample multiple shades. Here they are swatched beneath the Nudestix:
The lipsticks are creamy, moisturizing, and the pigment is excellent. My favorite is the Smoked Almond shade in the middle.
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream – 7.5 ml Value $8.12
I’ve sampled this before thanks to Play by Sephora, and I love it! It’s a gel/cream hybrid formula that absorbs almost instantly, and leaves skin feeling incredibly smooth and soft! I even applied a bit over makeup when my skin was feeling dry, and it worked great.
(Good to know for subscription box swaps – this product has an inner foil seal.)
CHANEL Hand Cream – 5 ml Value $5.50
CHANEL in a beauty box? Yes, please! Sadly, I have to report that this tube was at least 50% air, so this is really a 1-2 time use sample. The formula is SO lightweight and absorbs almost instantly. If you are looking for a barely-there hand cream, this is a good one – and a pricey one!
Tory Burch Perfume – 1.5 ml Value $3.60
Each Macy’s Beauty Box includes a perfume sample as the sixth item. This is Tory’s first perfume with notes of Neroli, Grapefruit, Cassis, Bergamot, Peony, Tuberose, Jasmine Sambac, Vetiver, Sandalwood.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $67.31 (not counting the makeup bag.) I think that’s a great value for a $15 beauty box, and the full-sized Nudestix, the Estee Lauder eye serum, and the Peter Thomas Roth Cream make this bag a winner for me.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Currently, Macy’s is in waitlist mode.
Coupon – None available for this subscription.
Value Breakdown: At $15 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Estee Lauder Eye Concentrate: $5.23
- Nudestix: $5.35
- MAC: $.59
- Peter Thomas Roth: $1.81
- CHANEL Hand Cream: $1.23
- Perfume: $.80
- Makeup Bag – not counted toward value
What do you think about the December Macy’s Beauty Box? (Check out our Macy’s Beauty Box vs Allure Beauty Box vs Look Fantastic series to see how the $15 beauty boxes stack up to each other!)