Macy’s The Spotlight Beauty Box Review – November 2015
The Spotlight Box is a brand new beauty subscription box from Macy’s! Each month the guarantee one full-size beauty product in addition to the beauty and fragrance samples.
This box is currently in beta/waitlist mode, but make sure to sign up for the waitlist!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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.
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FYI: This box is currently in invitation mode. Sign up here to get on the waitlist.
This box doesn’t have a specific item info card, but subscribers received an email with product details.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Perfume 1.5 ml Value $2
I’m not the biggest fan of perfume samples in subscription boxes, but there are so many awesome samples in this box – I can’t complain!
Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme – .17 oz Value $8.50
This creme almost instantly absorbs and made my skin feel so soft. It’s scented (I prefer unscented skincare), but the scent isn’t too strong and fades.
Philosophy Loveswept Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel – 1 oz Value $1.50
This Loveswept line from Philosophy is new to me, and I like the scent! (My favorite Philosophy scents are still the products that smell like desserts!)
Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash – 1 oz Value $3.60
I’ve received this product a few times in subscription boxes, so it isn’t a super exciting item for me, but travel-sized cleanser is always useful!
Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bad Blood – .03 oz Value $7.30
Hm, this shade actually looks similar the shade Taylor Swift wears in the Bad Blood video!
The red has cool undertones (my preference for bold reds), and the formula isn’t drying like some matte-lip products can be. (Swatched two pictures below).
Anatasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Vintage – FULL SIZE! Value $16
This lip gloss gives a sheer wash of color, a ton of shine, no stickiness, and it smells like cupcakes! I love it!
Benefit They’re Real Mascara – .1 oz Value $8
I love all the Benefit Mascara I’ve sampled, and this one is a classic. It’s a good size too – 1/3 the size of the full size version.
Here is the lipgloss and lipstick swatched (lipstick on top):
And this bag is fabulous! I love my ipsy bags (most of the time) but this one is even better!
It’s lined with a nylon fabric and has a Macy’s tag too:
Verdict: This box has a value of about $50! That’s so impressive for a $10 beauty box – especially considering that they are featuring only high-end department store brands! The samples are all good sizes, and I love that they will be featuring one full-size product each month. If Macy’s can keep this up every month – I think they will be the leader in the $10 beauty box category soon! (Now it is a race to see if Macy’s or Sephora opens up their complete waitlist first!)
What do you think of the first Macy’s The Spotlight Box? (Make sure to sign up for email alerts at the bottom of this post if you want updates on this box!)