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Target Beauty Box Review – Makeup Sample Box – June 2013

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Target Beauty Box Review - Makeup Sample Box - June 2013

A month ago Target launched a one-time purchase beauty box to test out the beauty subscription market and see if customers would be interested in subscribing to a Target Beauty Box – my vote is definitely yes!

Target Beauty Box Review - Makeup Sample Box - June 2013

Before I even went through the samples, I found a coupon for $3 off a Target beauty purchase of $15 ore more!

Target Beauty Box Review - Makeup Sample Box - June 2013

The Box: Target Beauty Box

The Cost: $5

The Products: Beauty samples! (This box is no longer available for purchase, but I will post if they launch another box).

Target Beauty Box Review - Makeup Sample Box - June 2013

Fekkai Glossing Cream – 2 oz Value $10

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips -Value $9

Not a bad way to start off a box I only paid $5 for!

Target Beauty Box Review - Makeup Sample Box - June 2013

La Roche-Posay Dual Action Acne Treatment 5 mL – Value $4.60

L’Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream – .75 mL Value $.23

Normally I complain about foil packets – but I’m already happy with the value of this box, plus I’m interested in trying the La Roche-Posay acne treatment – the brand is new to me!

Target Beauty Box Review - Makeup Sample Box - June 2013

Gillette Venus & Olay Razor – Value $11

Verdict: I paid $5 for this box and received about $35 worth of product – amazing! I really hope this becomes a monthly subscription ASAP! What did you think of the Target Beauty Box?

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!

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  1. I wish I could get this.

  2. I really wanted to order one of these boxes but Target insisted that you go through Facebook to order. I am on Facebook, but I will NEVER EVER give Facebook my credit card info. That is NUTS. It looks like it was a great box. I hope they offer more boxes in the future, but keep Facebook out of the payment arrangements. If they do, I am in, if not oh well, I’ll pass.

    • If u are worried about Facebook and credit cards u can always do those Visa cards that u get as rewards or rebates from other companies (hope I explained that right).

  3. I loved this box! I was getting annoyed because it took so long to get here, but I was really impressed with the products. The Fekkai Glossing Cream alone won me over. I’m not big in foil packets either, but the value of the other 3 items made up for it. I’m really hoping they continue this as a monthly service. If they do, I’m ditching Birchbox because the Target items are more accessible for me.

  4. not to be a total party pooper ; but a bunch of these companies test on animals.
    the world of animal testing is so very cruel.
    the value of the box looks great ; it would be even better if customers asked target to only feature brands that dont test on animals!

  5. I got mine today, and I’m happy with it! For $5 it’s a bargain.

    My only complaint is that the coupon expires in less than a week, and I live over an hour from a Target store. I’ve had the same issue with coupons in other boxes. These companies need to remember that not everyone lives in a metro area.

    • Per TargetStyle on Facebook the coupon and survey have been extended to July 13 and the stores are “supposed” to know this…I hope so.

  6. Got it today…loved it! I too had forgotten about it and the contents made it a great surprise. I got the nail strips that are black with gold and silver glitter. I had been wanting to try those, but shied away bc of the price. I put one on my thumb tonight so I can shower in the morning and go to work and see how it stays on.
    I did see some people complaining on another site, but for $5 I thought it was awesome.

    • I got the same style polish strips you did. The best way I’ve found to wear polish strips is on an accent nail. I usually put one on my ring fingers or pinkies then paint my other nails a complementary color. That way they aren’t too much. I don’t know why people are complaining. There are some bugs for Target to work out but this is still just to see if they’ll launch a monthly box.

    • Mine came Yesterday also, and it was the same but with the nail strips in LUST also! Much better than the giraffe imo. I think the razor alone (may favorite razor! yay!) made it worth the price, and the rest is just extras! I thought the packet samples were good ones, at least, and I am going to put the hair creme and nail strips in my giveaway, which will make my readers happy. So, Win, Win, Win. I will buy again if it comes out again, and I will also subscribe if it becomes a box!!

  7. I wish I had bought that now! I was kind of like ehhhhhh when it came out. Looks like some good stuff!

  8. I haven’t gotten mine yet, so I’ll assume it’s coming in the next few days. To be honest, I had completely forgotten about it! Looks like some pretty good stuff for $5.

  9. Ooh, I’m glad to see people are getting theirs! I started to wonder if they weren’t actually coming. Looks like a great box, can’t wait till mine comes! 🙂

  10. I was going to order one, but didn’t because they required a Facebook log in, and I don’t do Facebook. 🙁

  11. I got mine yesterday! My nail polish strips are black with glitter. I’ve been wanting to try nail strips so, I’m so happy to have received them. I hope Target launches the Beauty Box and keeps the price at $5 a month. 😉

    • So Agree! My box arrived yesterday (June 15) and I am very happy with the contents.

      The nail strips look like fun, I always want that trendy look.. but usually blow it about half way through and give up.

      I already know I will be usign my coupon to snag more of the BB cream. Living in a sunny, hot, dry area .. what is not to like about a product that protects your skin and adds a little coverage?

      keep us posted, I want to see more from Target!

    • I agree, I really hope they don’t jack the price up. I wouldn’t buy at more than $5, did you read that TARGET??

      • If they keep it no higher than $10-$12 like the competing services, I’d still subscribe, but $5 would be amazing 🙂

  12. Where oh where is mine??? I ordered 6 weeks ago! If they do this again I hope they do better with the shipping…they said they would be delivered within 4-6 weeks and I wish they had tracking. I know it was only $5 but they sure charged me the day I ordered it.

  13. I got mine yesterday! It was a happy surprise since I was expecting it (had actually forgotten about it!). Same box, but my nail strips were black with silver and gold glitter. I love everything in the box and it was definitely a great value! And I agree with another commenter that the box looked nice and is perfect for re-use. I hope this becomes a subscription!

  14. I got mine in today and it had the same stuff. I’m also hoping this turns into a regular box. I wish they’d given us tracking info. I hope they will if it does pan out well.

  15. just got mine today! yes, a ‘sample’ but wow, nice samples! happy with my purchase!

  16. I got mine just a day or so ago and loved it. (They don’t send out an email that it’s been shipped.) The outer carton is neat w/the Target logos made out of make up products. The box is a nice sturdy plain white box that can be reused for other gifts or organization. The coupon & products were great! I got the same stuff except my polish strips were a different design. I love the variety of the items (hair, makeup, skin, nails.) I just used my coupon today!

  17. I REALLY hope they make this an every month thing in the future! I LOVED mine! What a fantastic value.

  18. So sad I missed this! I snagged a couple of the FREE beauty bags last year and they were amazing, especially considering they didn’t cost me a penny and all the products and samples came in adorable make up bags. I hope they put another one of the beauty boxes out soon!

  19. Just got mine today as well – amazing value! I expect great things from Target and this didn’t disappoint – I’d be all over it if they made it a monthly subscription.

  20. Still waiting for mine too 🙂

  21. I ordered one, lucky me, but it isn’t here yet! That is ok, I got 4 boxes today! IPSY, Jewelmint, Popsugar and Conscious Box! I hope Target turns into a regular sub. The razor alone is worth the purchase price.

  22. I’m pretty sure I purchased one when it was launched; I wonder if they’re still making it to their intended destinations? Looks like a great box! I hope I get mine soon 🙂

  23. I got the exact same stuff, and I loved it. Good job Target!

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