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Walmart Beauty Box Review – Winter 2018 – Trendsetter Box

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The Walmart Beauty Box is a quarterly beauty sample subscription box from Walmart. They feature brands you will find at Walmart, plus coupons.

FYI – They ask for your birthday at sign up to customize the box based on age. There are two options you could receive based on age: Trendsetter (under 35) or Classic (35 and over).

You can sign up for both like I did – just change your birthday year for the different account. Check out my post on the Trendsetter and Classic options to see how to get both options.

This is a review of the Trendsetter Beauty Box.

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The Box: Walmart Beauty Box (Trendsetter Box)

The Cost: $5 (ships once a season)

The Products: Beauty samples from brands carried by Walmart. (I’m guessing coupons too).

Ships to: US only

Delivered via: USPS

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Plackers Micro Mint Travel Case – Retail Value $1.48

This is my preferred style of floss, so this travel pack is perfect for my purse. (And I like that the handle can flip into a toothpick if needed!)

SOO AE Donkey Milk Sleeping Mask – Retail Value $2.50

This was my favorite item in the box. I’ve been impressed with the SOO AE brand, and this night cream mask lived up to those expectations. The fragrance is very light (which I appreciate in skincare), and my skin definitely felt softer after wearing this overnight. (Plus it is gentle enough that you can use it every night!)

Tresemme Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo – 1.15 oz Retail Value $2.17

This dry shampoo goes on clear and has a fruity/floral scent. It helped absorb excess oil, but I didn’t notice any difference in volume. In general, it’s a solid dry shampoo, but not something I loved enough to buy in full-size.

Gold Bond Ultimate Radiance Renewal – .75 oz Value $.68

This body lotion delivers on what it promises – it’s a rich cream, but it absorbs quickly (no greasy residue), and it provides hydration. (This subtle scent is pleasant, too.)

I don’t love the ingredients, though. (It’s a personal pet peeve when cosmetics companies add artificial colors to products that don’t need color!)

P2 Cosmetics Volume Gloss in 340 Pure Woman – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $2.94

After seeing lots of repeat products in this box, I’m happy that this nail polish is a new-to-me brand and full size! Plus, I can always use more topcoats. It dried quickly and gave my nail polish a nice gloss. I wouldn’t say it’s a gel look, though.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $9.77. That’s OK for a $5 Beauty Box. A lot of the items in this box had been in past Walmart Beauty Boxes, so it wasn’t the most exciting thing to unbox, but I’ll use almost all the products, and I was happy to see the inclusion of SOO AE and a new nail polish brand.

What do you think of the Winter Walmart Beauty Box? Did you get the Classic or Trendsetter box?

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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.


  1. I received the Winter Trendsetter yesterday. And got the tracking info this morning. Real efficient. But at least I got the box!

    My Trendsetter has:
    Soo Ae Purifying Brightening Peeling Gel (full size)
    Maybelline Color Sensationals Shaping Lip Liner (Magnetic Mauve) (full size)
    Maybelline Matte lip color (Brown Blush) – (full size – no card packaging, just a flyer)
    Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Ointment Body Spray (.86 oz)
    Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion (1 oz)

    I think they must have a gazillion Aveeno lotion in stock. I have gotten the same thing many times! (Maybe it is a filler when they don’t have anything else!)

    Not as overly exciting as the fall Trendsetter with a ton of items in it, but now I am thinking not yet worth a cancel from me. Looking forward to what they do for Spring…

  2. I was excited to receive my classic Winter box today, then disappointed when I opened it. I know it’s only $ 5, but it seemed skimpy compared to previous boxes. Not a big fan of dry shampoo. The floss pics and lotion are great, and the mask looks interesting. Not a fan of hot pink nail polish, but I’ll give it a try. Just seems like there ought to be something else …

  3. Interesting… I got my Birchbox for Feb today, but the tracking number on the box is different. Seems Brandshare (Walmart) uses the same shipping company and the tracking numbers are swapped! Name of the shipping company is “Bestway”. I guess not the “best way”! lol

  4. This is almost the same as my fall box. My winter box came a few weeks ago and had a full sized maybelline lipstick and lipliner, a peel off mask, aquaphor spray-on lotion, aveeno lotion, and dove body wash. I was really impressed with the value. I think it’s just a luck of the draw sort of deal because it seems like they ship in batches due to demand and create the variety based on stock. It is a free box designed to generate business and the $5 is for shipping. I like the quarterly surprise because I pass up a lot of drugstore brands otherwise.

    • This is what I received today too! Really glad I got what I got and not what is in the trendsetter spoiler/review.

  5. My last boxes were in November. I just checked my account and they haven’t even charged me for these boxes. Did I get my set early or is this a different set?

  6. I got my trendsetter box a week or two ago and mine had a full size deodorant, a 1 ounce Aveeno body lotion, a nice razor with extra blades, and three or four foil packets if various lotions or serums most had two items hooked together.

  7. Mine was the same and VERY disappointing! I got the toothpicks in a previous box. I have many dry shampoos from other sub. boxes. Donkey milk? No thanks! I got BLUE nail polish I’ll never wear. I’ll use the lotion but I already have a bunch. So basically it was awful and very empty. I know it’s only $5- but these boxes used to be good. What happened?

    • I know, right? My last box did not have everything that they said was supposed to be in it, then they wanted me to do a “review” on EACH item? How can I do review on items I did not receive? And you got toothpicks? Wha?!?!

  8. Very confused. My email said I got the Trendsetter box, but mine had a full sized deodorant AND a full sized razor with extra blades, along with a couple other little things.

    This looks like what I got in the fall from this box.

    • This is what I got in my fall box back in December except instead of nail polish I got a toothpaste. I haven’t got shipping yet for my winter box but it should be coming. Most of the winter boxes I’ve seen had the same as you said. I hope I don’t get repeats if so ill be canceling.

  9. Have not received my winter box yet. Hopefully I will get one soon.

  10. I get the Classic box and this is what I received except a bright pink polish. I received mine last week. I don’t know what is going on with these boxes lately but I’m happy with the winter classic box!

    • I also subscribe to the Classic and got all items in this box. I received a light blue shade of nail polish called “Old Maid.” I thought it was an ironic twist, but I guess I wasn’t the only one that got the box variation. 😊 I like the variation I received. I was pretty bummed when I saw the Classic reveal. I cancelled even though I lucked out this time. I am on product overload and I would rather not get any boxes that I am excited to receive in the mail.

  11. I got the gold bond and soo ae in the fall box. The lotion has been the only thing to work on my dry hands this winter. I used the sleeping mask on my face but I also used the excess on my hands. It worked really well on them too.

  12. I got something completely different. I got the John Frieda frizz ease conditioner, the donkey milk mask, ban deodorant, okay luminous foil packet, biore acne scrub free your pores. Wasn’t impressed and it’s crazy that they gave everyone who’s a trendsetter status like myself all way different yet same kinda things. Oh also got gold bond lotion. Not impressed but not upset either bc I can definitely use everything that came in this.

    • I got the same box as you too!

    • I received all of those things as well as some impress press on nails and a soapbox body wash. This box was loaded. I’m glad I received these items since this is why I decided to sign up again after seeing someone’s YouTube video.

  13. I got both my fall boxes but haven’t been charged for the Winter boxes yet. This is a decent box for $5

  14. Wow, I received three of these items in the Fall 2017 box (can’t remember if it was Classic or Trendsetter). I hope I don’t get the same box again.

  15. Anyone know how to change from classic to trendsetter?

    • Go into account and change the age.

      • Thanks!

  16. These boxes seem to vary WILDLY. This was my first time subbing, and my box is trendsetter, but it’s nothing like this box. I think the dry shampoo is the only thing I got. I got a biore cleanser, Aquafor, and I can’t remember what else.

  17. Haven’t been charged yet for my Classic or Trendsetter boxes…just got my FALL Trendsetter box a couple of weeks ago (literally) after sending them an email inquiring if I was ever going to get one. So I’m not really expecting to ever get winter ones. LOL. Guess we’ll see….based on the “spoilers” I really don’t care enough to send another email and bother asking again.

    • Yes exactly!I just got my fall boxes mid January and I also haven’t been charged for my winter boxes yet. I guess we’ll get ours in the spring lol. And I’ll add that I received almost all these items in my fall boxes

    • I still haven’t been charged what about you?

  18. I got mine weeks ago. I believe there are new ones being sent right now. I subscribe to both their boxes. I got this one (except I got a nice, natural pink polish) a couple of weeks ago and they have just charged me for two more.

  19. Wow. Got all that last time, except the nail polish (not my favorite brand though). I received the email a couple days ago, and got billed today… will probably get the box in 3-6 weeks, as slow as they are.
    Last box for me!

  20. No. This is Winter 2018. On time. Fall box was very late in shipping. I might have got it in Nov. I can’t recall now.

    • I just got mine mid January

  21. Isn’t this the fall box that everyone git charged for but never received

    • I got the mask, teeth picks and lotion in one of the Fall boxes. I hope they have more variations!

  22. My mom got all this stuff in her box and she gets the classic 🤔

  23. My Trendsetter box included:
    Full size Maybelline lipstick and Full size clear lip liner!
    Aquafour body spray sample
    Dove Pear and Aloe body wash
    Soo AE brand Purfiying brightening peeling gel mask
    Aveeno body lotion

    I believe this was a good haul for my winter box.

    • This is exactly what I got, too, and I was really happy with it!

    • That’s what I got too! I was really happy, especially for the clear lip liner!

    • That’s what I got, too. The products in the review were what I got in the fall box. I thought the winter box I got was great!

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