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Macy’s The Spotlight Beauty Box Spoilers!

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Thank you, Brooke, for sharing the spoilers with us for the first ever Macy’s The Spotlight Beauty Box! (FYI – this first beta box was released to a limited amount of customers).

Details on this brand new subscription:

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. Sign up here to get on the waitlist.

This first box includes:


Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Perfume

Anatasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss – FULL SIZE!

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme

Philosophy Loveswept Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick

Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash

Benefit They’re Real Mascara

What do you think of the spoilers? I’m loving the brands they are working with!


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!

Posted in Macy's The Spotlight Box Spoilers, Subscription Box Spoilers| Tags: Macy's The Spotlight Box | 53 comments

Comments (53)

  1. They are finally releasing this box! First delivery will be in August 2017.

  2. am i the only one thinking this would be all foil samples cuz there is no way they can do this for $10 ?

    • Mine came today I’m really happy with it! It came with a very large black sparkly cosmetic bag. The lip gloss is full size and it’s big a very pretty color Vintage, the Urban Decay is a deluxe size matte liquid lipstick in Matte Bad Blood a deep red, the Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme is the size you get in promotions ,17 oz., the Philosophy shampoo/shower gel is a one ounce bottle and the Bliss face wash is also in a one oz bottle and the perfume is a sample vial.
      The only thing I do know is the website is and it’s called the Spotlight I’m not sure how I got off the list so fast except possibly making purchases??

  3. I subscribe to Macy’s box subscription ever since it came out. I get email alerts of box subscriptions. And I’m still on the waiting list. I don’t think they want my money. :/

  4. After seeing this box and the Allure box, I’m convinced that there are better boxes than Ipsy for similar prices. I’m going to go ahead and cancel Ipsy this month. This is just proof to me that Ipsy can do better, but won’t.

    (That model’s Donald Trump combover in the promo photo is scaring the daylights out of me though.)

    • “This is just proof to me that Ipsy can do better, but won’t.” Well said!

  5. Nice box for $10. But not a fan of perfume samples…a waste IMO. The whole waitlist thing turns my off though.

    • Turns me off..oops

  6. Looks great, but what’s the deal with the wait list? It’s aggravating!!! I have signed up for Sephora and Macy’s–never got any kind of confirmation of being on the wait list for either, and no box or idea when I might be considered worthy of either. Just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

    • Exactly! I feel the same way, it’s frustrating.

  7. Wow! This is a great box and all for $10? Good job Macy’s! I’m excited for this one and hope I get off the waitlist soon.

  8. I’m not even off the waitlist and I’m already sitting by the window waiting for the postman to come.

  9. This box looks amazing! It’s not fair that it’s only releasing to a few limited costumers though. I thought everyone would be allowed to sign up, unlike Sephora. Bit miffed about a waitlist when I signed up immediately.

    • Sephora was only released in three cities. The rest of us have to wait until 2016.

  10. Wait, do you get all 7 products in this box? Or do you get 4-5 of the items shown? Because if it’s all 7, that is an amazing value!

  11. Great brands. Great idea. Great price. Now, just get me off the wait list LOL!!

  12. So excited about this sub. Not excited about the wait list, let’s hope its not as long as Sephora, still waiting on that. I’ll easily cancel ipsy and lip monthly for higher end samples that I’ll actually use.

  13. I’m guessing the Anastasia gloss will be the full-sized product. It’s a Macys exclusive and one of the cheaper items, plus it’s lightweight and cheap to ship (unlike a giant philosophy body wash). Love this box and hope I get added to the list soon. 🙂

  14. This box looks like it’s going to be one of the best beauty boxes out there for $9.99 and you get a full size product, all high end cosmetics I’m like a stalker right now on the waitlist.I really need this box!!!

  15. Will this lovely box be shipped Canada? I am hoping so!

  16. The spoilers are confusing because they don’t give size of item you will receive . Obviously you will not receive full sized especially of item like Flowerbomb, but at least give size. I envision it is just a sample size. Please clarify.

    • I doubt Liz will be able to clarify. I’m sure she’s told us all she knows already. Maybe you should reach out to the Macy team instead of complaining here.

      • Haha yes, Victoria! +1

    • Liz mentioned in her post above the lip gloss was full so I would assume the rest are sample sizes.

    • The Anastasia lipgloss is full size…..Liz clearly marks it. And that alone is worth far more than 9.99.

      Thanks Liz for sharing!!

  17. I received my notification that mine is coming I can’t wait!

    • When did you get off the waitlist? Did you do anything special to do so? Thanks.

      • Cindy, I joined m by macy’s a while back maybe that has something to do with it I was quite surprised when I got the email. I can’t say for sure what the reason was though.

      • Hmm….. I have a Macy’s cc and do shop there but I am unfamiliar with M by Macys. Couldn’t get anything on Google. Would you mind telling me what it is please? Thanks!

  18. amazing box

  19. This looks great!

  20. Can’t wait to get off wait list been on Sephora forever and still waiting.

  21. Also – it would be great if they did a men’s box !

  22. This box looks great !! It makes sense that there is only high end brands since that’s all they sell at the store. I wonder if there will be any rewards program with it. I already cancelled Ipsy because of too many samples I did not like. I would consider cancelling birchbox for this but they have such a good rewards program, and I like being able to pick a sample each month.

  23. Nice box! This one kicks the sephora box’s behind so far. Hope the waitlist opens up soon.

  24. This is the answer to my beauty box subscription prayers! It’s all high end brands and at least one full size item in every box! So Happy!!!

  25. When are the invites scheduled to go out?

  26. I hope they don’t do what Sephora has done. The wait has been too long and and people are getting annoyed.

    • This.

    • Hope now other stores decide to compete with Sephora. Now for Nordies to start one!

  27. Did anyone get an email confirming they were on the wait list? I remember it was all wonky at first and I signed up after they supposedly fixed it but got nothing

    • I didn’t get an email confirmation, but after I signed up for the wait list and then tried to sign up for it again, I was told my email address was already on the wait list. That’s good enough for me. Well, other than actually getting an invite, but I’m at Macy’s once a week anyway specifically for their cosmetics counters and their willingness to give or make you samples of practically everything, so I really need more of their stuff like I need a hole in my head. But I want it, so… 😀

  28. Hope I get an invite soon!

  29. Ugh!!!! The waiting is killing me!!

  30. This is a nice mix of products. Do they offer any coupons or other deals with it?

    With Macy’s and Sephora entering the game I wonder if this will get the other boxes to step up a bit.

  31. Looks amazing, of course. I’m planning to cancel Ipsy this month for sure, after I redeem my points. They send such junk brands and it’s super annoying, especially when I see a bag like this for $9.99. Birch box has stepped up their game over the last several months, so I’m going to keep them. I would love to get this Macy’s subscription. I signed up for the wait list for this one and the Sephora one, so I’ll see what happens.

  32. Wow. Finally a box where I actually keep every item. Go figure!!! Now the waiting game… >.<

  33. Holy. Frijole. (!!!)

    It’s not just that there are high end brands, it’s that every item in the box is a high end brand!

    AND it’s a good mix of makeup, skincare, and body/hair care. I’m pretty impressed!

  34. Sounds great to me!

  35. Wow!!! Can’t wait for the invite.

  36. I love it already just jealous I have to wait! I love boxes that have a mix of everything and its great being able to sample the higher end brands.

  37. I love it, can’t wait for a full review and an invite!

  38. Wow! I hope I get an invite! I hope it’s not like Sephora’s.

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