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New Beauty Subscription: Macy’s The Spotlight Beauty Box!

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Thanks Britt for letting us know about this new beauty subscription box launching from Macy’s!

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The Subscription Box: Macy’s The Spotlight Box

The Cost: $9.99 a month

The Products: Beauty and fragrance samples, with one full-size product per box.

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your wishlist!

FYI: This box is currently in invitation mode:

UPDATE: I reached out to Macy’s and they are now aware of the issue with email sign ups, and are working to fix it. I’ll update again when the invite list is working correctly!

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What do you think of this new box launch? I’m excited to see companies like Sephora and Macy’s enter the $10 beauty box category! (Still waiting for my Play by Sephora invite…)

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I just heard about this box at another site and was looking for reviews. I see that this subscription started out at $10.00 but is now at $15.00. Any thoughts on this box as it’s 2017? LOL

    • I signed up for macys BB July 2 2017 HAVENT HEARD ANYMORE FROM THEM NOR CAN I FIND ANY UPA!TES ON MACYS 2017

      • It’s relaunching since 2016 and will be shipping the first box in August. So it’ll be a while …

  2. Link is not working. When I go to website it says “you must be a subscriber to view this page”.

    • Same here.

  3. Curious if there’s any new links to try. None of the above are working

  4. Has anyone had trouble signing up , I went to the link above a bunch of times and it takes me to their website but all I see is a girl with lipstick and the word spotlight but no place to sign up.
    Ugh!! Frustrating

  5. have there been any email confirmations or just the confirmation on the site after you sign up?

  6. I signed up for the wait list but I have a good feeling this is going to be another Birchbox. I know I shouldn’t be skeptical but something is telling me the “full-size” products are going to be eyeliners and lipsticks. What really bothers me is the advertisement of the Anastasia contour pallet (we all know that’s what it is) because they will never, ever put a $40 pallet into a $10 box.

    • Here’s my thought & what I suggested to Liz. My concern is that it’ll be BB/Ipsy etc., type mini’s & the full size item each month, will be from their in house Macy’s brand makeup line. I could be wrong, but when I was navigating around the site, after I saw the advertisements for “M by Macy’s,” I just got this feeling.. I mean, honestly I had no idea they had their own line of makeup, so what better way to get it out there, then a $10 box, hidden underneath all the brands we love? Don’t get me wrong, I’m still 100% on board, I’m just going in knowing, this may be the case. If it’s too good to be true…? I still can’t wait. This should open the doors for a whole new world of department stores, brands, etc and make things very interesting & very competitive!

  7. I signed up, of course. I love Macy’s, love sub boxes so it’s perfect! I just hate (like Sephora) where there is no indication of how long we’ll be on this waitlist! A month, 6 months, a year??!?

  8. Now the waiting begins!! *stomps feet* I love waiting for subs I can’t have yet, (says NO ONE ever!) ?

    With my BB ending in December, ( which I won’t be renewing) I’m hoping to try Sephora or Macy’s.

  9. Wow, so many fabulous $10 make-up boxes. At some point decisions will have to be made. This looks so exciting.

  10. Now this is exciting news!!!

  11. Hard to believe you will get a full size product for $10. Signed up for wait list. Excited. Now for Nordstrom’s to get on the band wagon πŸ™‚

    • OMG yes, I’d totally sign up for a $10 Nordstrom’s box.

  12. Just signed up, now time to wait patiently ?

  13. The signup works now on the website.

    • Thank you! I finally got a message saying Im on the waitlist! πŸ™‚

  14. Very interesting. I’ll probably think about this for a few days, but knowing me, I’ll probably sign up πŸ™‚

  15. Wont let me sign up? Just lets me enter my name and email addy then NOTHING. Just takes me back to the top of the screen? What the what? Guess its not meant to be for me! Dang and it looked pretty nice! πŸ™

    • Did you see the part where Liz wrote “FYI: this box is currently in invitation mode”?

      • Whats that have to do with what I wrote? I didnt even get “anything” to pop up. The page was just frozen. I think they were having issues with their website. Trust me I understand the concept of a waitlist, Kelli….

        • It froze on me yesterday too. Worked this AM. I think this a great deal. I only subscribe to BB and I keep subscribing and resubscribing to PopSugar, they just suck me in every time:(

    • Don’t know if you have another browser, but I with Chrome it froze after hitting enter but when I switched to IE I got a wait list confirmation.

  16. Definitely going to get on the wait list to try out this box.

  17. Obsessed with MACYS! Love it!!

  18. I didn’t get any kind of confirmation for a wait list after I signed up. It just brought me to the top of the page after I entered my info….

    • I was taken to the top of the page as well so I signed up again. That’s probably not allowed and I blacklisted myself. LOL.

  19. I would looove to see what this subscription is like! Price, quality and quantity sound good πŸ™‚ Sign me up ? Yes, loving all the competition within the companies too.

  20. $10 is hard to resist, even though I have zero interest in perfume. May just sign up, anyway, and swap away the perfume (another sign of sub box addiction= signing up for something you know you won’t entirely use)

  21. Interesting. Sephora now Macy’s. They maybe after Birchbox’s success. I never tried Ipsy because I felt that curation/brands was for more younger demographics and more makeup than skincare items. I had better luck with BB. I think the competition is great. Let’s see if they let us customize by creating a profile or some kind of point system like BB.

  22. ahhh says my email is on wait list but I’ve never signed up before. UGH I hope I get a spot!

  23. Well I give up on customer service already. I called and they send you to someone who barely speaks english then she had no idea what I was talking about. Finally after explaining it several times I just hung up.

  24. Ack. Guess I know what I am signing up for next.

  25. Happened to me too. I wonder if somehow they gathered emails of beauty people?

  26. Already on waitlist ugh

  27. Stoooopppppp lol

  28. I signed up and it said my email was already on the wait list. Odd…

    In any case, I’m happy to give it a try for $10, especially since I’m getting tired of waiting on Sephora to roll theirs out.

  29. Yasss! So glad that the prices are so reasonable. Hoping Nordstroms will do the same. Liz, did you sign up? When I tried to sign up, it said my email addresses were already on the wait list –and I entered three different emails (yes, I’m a full fledged sub addict) and all three were already waitlisted. Weird.

    • Yes. I added my email to the list, and just went back to check with some random email addresses, and got the “Email already in the wait list” message every time. I just sent them a message through ZenDesk to see if they are aware of the issue.

    • The first two I tried it said they were already in the waitlist. I may have used them to order from before, though, and perhaps they are going through a past customer list? The third is a test account I had made for a domain name I own and that one was not in the waitlist. Of course I don’t check that so if I get the invite, how will I ever know?

      • I’m thinking it might be a domain name issue. The first time I tried with my email account it registered, then I tried signing up with a different MSA email account, and got the message that I was already on the wait list.

        • Makes sense. Because after reading more comments here I tried another email at my personal domain and it didn’t work.

      • OK – Update from their very prompt customer care:

        Hello Liz!

        Thanks for letting us know. Apparently our developers were updating the form validation and pushed some code that isn’t working correctly. Instead of blocking spambots they are now blocking everyone! Hopefully they’ll have it fixed asap. Sorry about that.

        • Guess I should of read all the comments. When I called they had no idea what I was talking about. So glad you were able to get some info.

        • Thanks for pointing out it was a domain issue. It would not take my yahoo email earlier but after reading your comment and tried my work email and it added me to the waiting list.

  30. This looks like it could be good… but I think I have too many subs and products right now as it is (I’m trying to resist signing up)…
    and I’m still waiting on my Sephora invite too… and the longer I have to wait, the less interested I’m becoming

    • Yeah, I think Sephora may have miscalculated their slow roll-out. Waiting can either build buzz or kill interest. As for Macy’s, I deffo signed up. I dumped a bunch of boxes this month so I’m happy to get a couple new ones if it’s in the $10 price range — I think that’s the perfect amount for a box. It’s smack-dab in the middle of WTF-ville, let’s go for it. πŸ˜€

  31. having a full size product in the box should make this a really good deal. I tried to sign up with my regular email and it said it was already on the wait list, so I’m assuming those with Macy’s accounts have been added to the list automatically.

  32. I’d be super interested! I like Macy’s, especially for only $10/month. I just signed up for the wait list though and it said I was already on it. Which how could I be if I never knew about it?

    • Mine just said that too! I thought that was weird?

    • It said the same thing for me when I tried to sign up. Very strange.

    • I got the same reply? Strange?

      • I don’t have a Macys account and got the same message, I tired using a couple different email addresses and the same thing happened

      • i got the same reply ! and i don’t have any macys accounts !

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