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15 Monthly Beauty Subscription Boxes You Must Try in 2016!

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanFeb 4, 2016 | 140 comments

Beauty Boxes to Try in 2016

UPDATE: We’ve since updated this list for 2018! Please check out the updated post for the most up-to-date information on these subscriptions (and many new ones).

I’ve been reviewing beauty and makeup monthly subscription boxes for years, and I thought it was time to put together a list of the boxes I’ve been most impressed with and the ones I’m most excited for in 2016! Here is the list of the 15 monthly beauty and makeup subscription boxes you must try in 2016!ipsy-glam-bag-november-2016-0002

1. Ipsy$10 a month

Why it is a must: Ipsy sends you 5 beauty and makeup samples each month PLUS a makeup bag! This is one of the best beauty subscription boxes in terms of retail value compared to cost – most bags have values of $40 or more. It’s also a great subscription for getting full-size makeup. The brands are a mix of high-end, mid-range and drugstore brands, so expect to get some cheaper makeup. (And they also occasionally send beauty tools like brushes, tweezers, etc.)

Check out my Ipsy reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

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2. Boxycharm – $21 a month

Why it is a must: This is the subscription box that always makes me say, “I don’t know how they do it!” Almost every month subscribers get over $100 worth of beauty and makeup products for only $21. If you are looking for a lot of full-size makeup products, this is a great option. (If you can only do one or two beauty boxes a month – I would recommend this as one of them!)

Check out all of our Boxycharm reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

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3. Yuzen – $33 a quarter

Why it is a must: This is basically a spa experience in a box! If you are looking for a natural/ingredient-conscious beauty box with a luxe feel I highly recommend this box. Most of the items are deluxe-sized or full-sized, and there’s usually a non-beauty item like chocolate in there too! (And the packaging on this box is gorgeous – it feels like unwrapping the best gift!)

Check out my Yuzen reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

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4. Target Beauty Box – Varies in cost (Usually $7).

Why it is a must: The only thing bad about the Target Beauty Box is that it isn’t an official subscription yet! Target releases new beauty boxes about every other month, and they sell out within hours because they are that good! The value is always great, they come with Target coupons, and they have a good mix of samples and full-size items. Also, a pro-tip from fellow My Subscription Addiction readers – save the Target Beauty Coupon in your box to use on your next Target Beauty Box purchase!

(If you want to make sure you can an email alert the next time this box launches, make sure to sign up for the My Subscription Addiction daily newsletter).

Check out my Target Beauty Box reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

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5. Allure Beauty Box – $15 a month

Use this link to save $5 off your first month.

Why it is a must: In early to mid-2015, Allure Beauty Box was a little bit of a roller coaster ride when it came to box values, but lately their values and sample sizes have been consistently great! They typically feature 5-6 samples with high-end brands like Benefit and Alterna.

Check out my Allure Beauty Box reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

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6. Birchbox – $10 a month

Why it is a must: Birchbox is one of the original beauty boxes, and one of my favorites for discovering new beauty brands. (They also have recently launched their own in-house brands). Each month you’ll get 5 beauty samples (haircare, skincare, makeup, nail polish, fragrance, etc.).

Another thing I love about Birchbox – they let you pick one of your samples each month! It’s a great way to pick out one item you know you want to try and still be surprised by the rest of the box!

Check out our Birchbox reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

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7. Julep Maven – $24.99 a month (Or $19.99 a month with a 3-month subscription)

Use this link to get a free box when you sign up for a 3-month subscription!

Why it is a must: Julep is the perfect beauty subscription if you want to expand your nail polish collection, and you want to have complete control over your beauty box. Each month on the 20th, subscribers get to pick out the items in their boxes from the new nail polish and beauty product collections. Everything is full size, and you can get 2 nail polishes plus a full-size beauty product of your choice each month for the cost. (You can also go for all nail polish, or all beauty products – they give you all the customization options).

Check out my Julep Maven reviews to learn more about this subscription!

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8. Cocotique – $20 a month

Use coupon code BOX10 to save 10% on your first month.

Why it is a must: Cocotique is a subscription box that caters specifically to women of color. Each month they send 5-8 beauty and hair care items. (Usually a mix of samples, deluxe and full-size items). They also offer amazing value limited edition boxes throughout the year, and they sometimes have brand takeover months, where you’ll get several full-size items from one brand.

Check out our Cocotique reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

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9. New Beauty Test Tube – $29.95 a box plus $8.95 shipping (ships every other month)

Why it is a must: New Beauty Test Tube may just be the original beauty subscription box and it is still going strong! This box ships every other month, and they deliver a lot of full-size and deluxe-size products. The one caveat – sometimes they are guilty of repeating brands/products in their boxes. If you are a subscriber for years, this can get a little frustrating, but if you are a new subscriber it shouldn’t be an issue!

Check out my New Beauty Test Tube reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

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10. BeautyFix – $24.95 a month

Why it is a must: This is another high-value box compared the cost. (Usually around the $100 mark). They typically provide a good mix of makeup, skincare and haircare products. (More haircare than most other beauty boxes). If you are looking for a good variety of items with a high value, this one almost always delivers.

Check out my Beauty Fix reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

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11. Walmart Beauty Box – $5 a quarter

Why it is a must: This one gets mixed reviews on our site, and for good reason – Walmart sends out extremely varied boxes each season. Some subscribers get awesome boxes with full-size items like makeup and deodorant when other subscribers only get samples and foil packets. However, I put it on the list because 1. $5 beauty box and 2. If you like a gamble, the risk is somewhat small, and it can really pay off.

Check out our reviews of Walmart Beauty Box to learn more about this subscription box!

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12. Petit Vour – $15 a month ($23 a month to Canada)

Why it is a must: If you are looking for vegan and/or natural beauty products, this box is for you! (Also see Vegan Cuts Beauty Box, below). Petit Vour focuses on quality over quantity, so you can expect usually 4 samples, some of which may be full-size. I’ve discovered some great new brands from this subscription, too!

Check out my Petit Vour reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

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13. Vegan Cuts Beauty Box – $19.95 a month (Extra $12 for Canada, Extra $18 for International)

Why it is a must: This is another vegan beauty subscription box, and great for vegan and natural products. Each box includes 4-7 products, and they are usually good about including, at least, one or two full-size products!

Check out our reviews of the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box to learn more about this subscription box!

 

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14. Essence Beauty Box – $15 a month

Why it is a must: Thanks to Allure Beauty Box and New Beauty Test Tube, it is established that magazines can do great things with beauty subscription boxes, and so far Essence has been hitting it out of the park! They’ve been including a great mix of full-size and sample-size items, and in each box they “strive to feature a product from a Black-owned business!”

Check out our reviews of Essence Beauty Box to learn more about this subscription box!

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15. The eSalon Custom Color Box – $19.99 a month plus $4.95 shipping

Use this link to save 50% off your first box.

Why it is a must: If you are looking to color your hair at home and want to get a very customized experience (AKA – much better than picking out a box of hair dye), this is a great and affordable subscription. Their stylists will work with you throughout the process to make sure you get the exact color and dye instructions you need.

Check out our review of the eSalon Custom Color Box to learn more about this subscription box!

 

And this subscription box would definitely be on the list if it was open to everyone to sign up:

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Play by Sephora – $10 a month

Why it is a must: If you are lucky enough to get off the waitlist for this subscription, make sure to sign up and never let go! (This box launched in beta to test markets in 2015, and I think it has created a level of #boxenvy we’ve never seen before). Sephora is sending good sized samples from high-end brands and some of their own branded products. Once they launch nationwide, I expect them to be at the top with Birchbox and Ipsy!

Sign up for the waitlist for Play by Sephora.

And since I’m addicted to subscription boxes, and found narrowing this list down to only 15 to be super challenging, here are some other awesome beauty boxes that have launched recently:

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Glowing Beets ($29.95 a month) is new natural beauty subscription box. Each box includes 3-4 deluxe-sized samples or full-size beauty products made with natural and/or organic ingredients.

Use coupon code 10OFF to save 10% off your first box.

Check out our Glowing Beets reviews to learn more about this subscription box.

Jouer Le Matchbox Subscription Box!

Jouer Le Matchbox ($45 a quarter for subscribers, $65 as a one time purchase) is a quarterly subscription from Jouer Cosmetics. They include full-size Jouer products (usually with a total retail value over $100), and they also offer a warm or cool tone box depending on your skin tone preferences.

Check out our Jouer Le Matchbox reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

 

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Terra Bella Box ($37.95 a month) is a new beauty subscription box that sends you 5-6 small-batch natural beauty items a month. (They also offer a Lite version of the box which sends 2-3 items a month).

Use coupon code is MSABONUS to get an extra item in EVERY box when you subscribe to any pre-paid subscription plan of Terra Bella Box (does not apply to Terra Bella Box Lite.)  Or use coupon code MSAFAN to save an ongoing 10% off the month-to-month subscription price of Terra Bella Box (does not apply to Terra Bella Box Lite.

Check out our Terra Bella Box reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

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LaRitzy ($24.99 a month) is a new non-toxic beauty subscription box. They send a mix of full-size and deluxe sized samples.

Use coupon code ADDICTION10 to save 10% off your first box!

Check out our LaRitzy reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

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GoodBeing Box ($21 a month) is a natural and organic beauty box. They send a mix of full and deluxe size samples each month customized to your profile.

Check out my GoodBeing reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

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Honest Beauty ($50 a month) is a new beauty subscription from Jessica Alba and The Honest Company. You can pick any 3 full-size items in their skincare and makeup lines for $50.

Get a free trial of skincare items based on your skin type for $5.95 shipping – no code needed. Just use this link

Check out our Honest Beauty reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

What do you think of these makeup and beauty subscription boxes? What are your favorites?

Check out all of our beauty subscription box reviews, and if you are looking for more great boxes, check out our list of 20 Subscription Boxes you can try for $10 or less!

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!

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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140 comments

Barbara

All these ppl I see that have great things to say about BoxyCharm and I’m over here like Yayyyy my 3rd month in a row on the wait list.

Paylesser

Thanks!!

These are the evey body prty collections!!

taylor baker

See, I really like ipsy and I am 22 years old. I have Sephora play, but so far I am unimpressed. I disagree that ipsy is better for teens because they give you some pretty great sample items, plus their points are really easy to rack up after you do reviews on the items. PLUS if you review the items you not only earn points, but it helps to tailor your next box. I’ve had ipsy an ipsy subscription twice and the first time I got tired of it because it didn’t seem to match anything on my profile I created with them. However, a coworker would receive hers monthly at work and it was too tempting. After reading into it I realized that I just needed to review my box and then they would tailor it to better match my likes and dislikes. So this past month I received some great products lining up with every like on my profile. From lip color/texture to the type of hair product, it was great. Did I mention the points? The only thing I dislike is that their promotions/giveaways deal mostly with Instagram and I don’t want to cover my Instagram with contest entries. Another complaint would be that the things you can redeem your points for sell out FAST.
Now my issue so far with Sephora play is that you cannot go back and look at the samples you have received, so I either have to hoard the samples or buy them immediately (I mean yes, I could keep a list, but an electronic copy that makes it easier to find is so much more ideal). Sephora racks up points fast and each box earns 10 points and you get a coupon with the bag that earns you another 50 points in store. Another issue that I’ve had so far with Sephora is that I cannot review my products, so they have no idea of what not to send me. No where in my profile does it say I want shimmer or anything with glitter for my body/ face. So I don’y want to spend money on another bag that is mostly that. It seemed more tailored for a child.

Jennifer Swaiad

The Ipsy bags do cater according to your age group. My niece is 14, listing her correct information she was getting kinda cheesy sample sizes. She changed the information to match her mom later, saying she was in her 30s, and the higher tax bracket, and she started getting a lot bigger and better products…. In other words they try to keep the products to brands you can actually afford if you fall in love with the product and then run out! I like them much better than Birchbox as well, because you get more full sized products (at least I do as a 30 year old woman). The ABSOLUTE BEST has to be BOXYCHARM!!! 100% and I have literally tried every one of these boxes! Its hard for me being of mixed race, and having light skin with naturally dark hair that is textured, as well as dark, long lashes, and dark eyes, Ipsy and Boxycharm do well to match your skin / hair colours and give you what will look good 🙂

Julie

I had sephora play they do keep an inventory of everything sent in your sephora account. Just go to sephora play when you log in to sephora and click on the play button it should come up with past boxes.

Carolann

Didn’t the Essence box go out of business? I thought back in Fall 2016 they discontinued the box.

Bonnie

I was just going to say that…that Essence stopped doing the box so you need to update this list if you’re calling it “…to try in 2017.” A good alternative is Onyxbox. It costs more, but it’s great.

Tarah

Has anyone tried so choix yet? I heard it’s $15 a month, and you get to choose what you want them to send you. They have high end brands like chanel, dior, and many more. Also I think they have a points system where you can redeem them for full size products I heard. I think I’ll give it a try this year. If anyone has tried so choix, could you tell me how you like it?

Barbara

Boxycharm is the best. 5 full size products every month. Your makeup collection will build fast. Always worth over a hundred dollars retail. Next month has a tarte pallet coming in it worh 32 dollars. It is 21 a month but well worth it.

Nancy

I absolutely love So choix. They do have the higher end brands, and tons of choices. The samples are small but you get a lot of uses out of it. The point system is good, and customer service is outstanding. It’s worth a try.

Susan

For a long Tim I jumped on every Target box. Lately I haven’t bought any I have enough dave body wash and shampoo and conditioner trials to last me for years. I tried Sephora Kay, and was not impressed with the teeny tiny samples. I also had the Walmart box. Now I get Boxy Charm, and it’s fabulous! Full size products, well worth the price of the box. Only one I need!

Renee

Agreed! I tell anyone who loves makeup to get it! I’m always impressed because even if I only like 1-2 items ( which had only happened once in the past year) it still payer for itself and then some 😍😊😊 plus everything I don’t see myself using I keep the packaging and set them aside to use as birthday, Christmas, or just because gifts! I know there are several Facebook groups also to swap shades or items or just to sell any items that the subscriber didn’t want to keep. Ugh seriously. Its been a year since I got on board with boxycharm and I STILL can’t stop raving about it! I had ipsy for a month and cancelled lol I got spoiled by the body full size items and it blew my mind I was paying only 10 less for the smallest samples I had ever seen. No thanks lol

wendy portnoff

Which boxes are best for teenagers. Most interested in monthly boxes that are mostly makeup.

THX

Bonnie

I agree with the crowd here…Ipsy! (Yes Sephora Play has higher end items, but I think Ipsy has more items a teen would love). Plus that bag, and the social media aspect of it.

madison

hi!I think for the age range of a15 to year olds would like ipsy it had high quality brands in theres LIKE TARTE TOO FACED

Irina

I get both ipsy & Spehora Play, I would say that you would probably like Sephora much better. I feel like that send products that are valued at a higher price point and are fun to use.

Kimberly B

I would suggest ipsy also. They are my favorite of the 8 boxes I’ve tried, partly because they send almost totally makeup, once in a while a brush. I get skin care sometimes, but I requested it on my profile. They also have a young vibe if you interact with them online at all. It reminds me a lot of Nylon magazine, if you’re familiar with them.

Madison Davis

I am 14 and I got a 6-month subscription to Ipsy last Christmas and I renewed it because I love it that much. I love makeup and I am a YouTuber so I wanted to see what the hype was about. When you sign up for Ipsy you get to take a quiz so it will personalize the products to your liking. If you are searching for a monthly subscription I highly recommend Ipsy or Birchbox if you want something more high-end.

April

Benevolent Beauty should be here. It’s at least on par with Boxycharm and is all cruelty-free. It’s under just $30 a month.

Patti DelValle

Thanks for this list. I get so overwhelmed that I just say foget it- lol
I am looking for the best boxes for the over 40 crowd- thoughts?

Terry

Try some of the Korean ones – they have an over 40 box -maybe it is Bombi box?

Margaret Collins

Uithoven am 53…and I love Boxycharm. It is full size products and I just love the quality. All products are fantastic and great colors for our age group. Not too crazy and not too dull.

Kimberly B

I haven’t been getting beauty boxes for real long, but I have been over 40 for a while. I think a lot of it depends on how much skin care you want, and/or if you want more “serious” colors of makeup, and/or how much the “vibe” of the box and accompanying vlogs, etc, matter to you. I was getting ipsy and Birchbox at the same time for a while. I felt that Birchbox’s target audience is a very adult career woman who has class, elegance and poise, the kind of woman who might read Vogue or W. ipsy feels more about hanging with your friends, playing with makeup, having fun, with the vibe of a magazine like Nylon. I mentioned this recently in a post here comparing Birchbox vs. ipsy, and someone said I described it very well. Birchbox has been going downhill lately, with very small samples as the products they feature are higher and higher end. I canceled Birchbox and went with ipsy, I my last couple of ipsy bags have been wonderful. However, if you aren’t into the videos and such,, you can base your decision solely on the types of things you might get.

When I discovered MSA and alllll these wonderful boxes, I used this guide and chose a few that sounded like what I wanted, then went back thru reviews for a few months to see which boxes carried the sorts of things I would like. I also signed up to get MSA’s daily newsletter so I could read about other boxes. I ended up trying Beauty Box 5, and I love it.

I hope this has helped a tiny bit!

Scotney Young

Thank you so much for including products/boxes for women of color! I was looking at this for gift ideas just assuming there would be nothing that would be worth it for myself because of my darker skin tone but I was pleasantly surprised!
Great list!

Ragan

Just an FYI, Essence Beauty Box ceased operations. But, if you look in the MSA directory, there are a few other boxes designed for WOC.

Emily Hernandez

I need help choosing between ipsy and birchbox!! I’m more into skin and hair products but at the same time I would like to try mascaras and stuff! Which is a better choice??

Lora

Ipsy for sure!

Jodi

I went back and googled Ipsy jan vs birchbox Jan and so on for each month.. and after researching… I went Ipsy

Brooke

Ipsy, it’s a mixture of everything and most of the time you receive full size products! Birch box is nice but the samples are super small and you will most likely get a sample of perfume and shampoo and conditioner in every other box

Diane

Ipsy!!

Katie

I am living in Mongolia and am in dyer need of some vanity. My income is extremely limited at the moment so a beauty box is perfect. However, most of them deliver only within the U.S. or have really high shipping rates. Can somebody more experienced let me know which brand would be my best option? THANKS SO MUCH!

Tima

I have only had 2 of these subscription boxes, ipsy and boycharm and i just cancelled my ipsy. I wasn’t getting anything even remotely worth 10 dollars a month and they kept sending the same colors of lipstick and shadows, and tons of stuff i didn’t even click on in my profile. Boxycharm is AMAZING i can’t even believe the stuff that i get. I don’t really have to buy makeup anymore other than foundations and concealers. I was wondering about the organic/natural boxes though, can anyone give me some info on which they think is best???????

kim

I agree I want more information regarding the natural boxes.

Liz

Me too

Charley

I just love it, thanks for sharing great post 🙂

Delaine Carey

I was so excited to try subscribtion boxes so i ordered glossy box, ipsy, birchbox, mask maven and bb bag. I loved glossy box at first but, then i started getting not good stuff so i cancelled. But customer service was good.. I cancelled my bb bag and mask maven because customer service was nasty to me. Ipsy i still have and birch box. Im thinking about trying boxy charm in place of glossy box. I finally got my first target box i was happy. And my walmart boxes too.

Heather B.

I highly recommend Boxycharm!! I love their boxes. I have tried almost 30 boxes. I try one for a couple of months then decide if I want to keep it. If I cancel it then I try a new one. I have kept over 20 subscriptions and only canceled a few. Feel free to ask my any questions. My latest discovery that I feel in love with is the Vegan Cuts Makeup Box. It’s a quarterly box but I love it!! I’m getting my second Vegan Cuts Beauty Box this month. I liked the October Box but not half as much as the Vegan Cuts Makeup Box so if I don’t like November and December, I will cancel it. I hope that you love the next box you try!!

Julie

I was surprised Beauty Box 5 wasn’t on the list. It doesn’t seem like many are subscribed to BB5. I’m not sure why…

Theresa Hunter

Hi All…I was one of the first testers of the Sephora Play box and thought I would give my thoughts on the box. It is OK not great as one poster put it…it is sample sizes that you can get for being a beauty insider. I have thought about canceling my subscription because most of the time the products are not really that exciting. One of the boxes that I got for quite a while was Beauty DNA. It cost $25 a month with free shipping and again was one of the beta testers. You filled out a profile of what you wanted to try in regards to skin, hair and body. They would send you 1 full size product to try. I would say 98% of the time the product cost way more then the price of the box. I cancelled my subscription because there was no consistency of products. One month it was hair, the next body and the following month was skin. Sometimes I got a skin care product I really liked and would have loved to tried another product in the line.

Deanna

Benevolent Beauty!!! It’s wonderful!

Sabrina

cancelling ipsy this month :-/
i have been subscribed to ipsy for about 9 months and at first was very excited and always pleased but recently it has been awful!! I don’t use eyeliner but every single month i get it in my bag along with a couple other tiny almost useless samples! very disappointing as i have always been a huge ipsy fan!
im currently subscribed to boxycharm which i love!
just subscribed to birchbox a couple months ago and so far i really like them!
just got off the play by sephora wait list so august will be my first bag! so excited!
after reading this post Im considering trying glossy box? or i’m open to ANY suggestions?

Amie

Uh, I feel the same way about Ipsy. I am waiting on my October bag to arrive and this will be my 4th month/bag that I have received. Every month when they post the products they will be choosing from there are always about 6-10 items I am ecstatic about possibly getting. Well, I have never received one of the items I wanted. It’s always 5 items that I didn’t care for. Did you end up canceling your subscription??

Jodi

I have had ipsy since july.. I have gotten eyeliner and mascara but I have also gotten, blush, eye shadow, primer, lip stuff, oils, brushes. My favorite is onomie face primer I LOVE IT! Trying to convince myself in spending the 65 for the full size. there has been a few items that i wouldn’t use… but every month I watch the reviews on brichbox and I think Ipsy is MUCH BETTER! I keep wanting to try Brichbox but there hasn’t been a box yet I had to have.
Boxycharm seems awesome I am waiting on my 2nd box. and Funfitfab was pretty neat, I order the box because it had a palette in it that was 50.00 I wanted. Then canceled. 49.00 is a little outside of my budget when you add in 21 for boxycharm and 10 for ipsy and then walmart and target boxy and I am always spending money weekly on Ipsy Offers (TOTALLY wish other sites would do stuff like that)

Heather Burks

Glossybox is awesome and I also love Boxycharm! They are both $21 a month and because I can’t decide which I like more, I get both!! I hope you enjoy which ever one you choose! !

Niki

I’ve been getting Ipsy for 3 months and in those 3 months I’ve gotten mascara,eyeliner, lip liner and makeup brushes in every bag so not satisfied

Stephanie

I love glossybox, must of their items is full size and the brands are really good. I’ve been with glossy for a year now and couldn’t be happier than I am! Give it a try!

a. nunley

i too was not happy with ipsy. they always sent me bland light colors, my palate was BOLD and trendy. everything from nailpolish to lipstick was either tan, brown, or rust colored. i complained monthly to no avail. i dont know why they even have a preferences list. the products were fine for people who wanted that, but i got tired of getting things i never ever used! i had to cancel for that reason. not for the quality. to be fair, the products were good quality.

Jill

I absolutely love glossy box. Ive been subscribed to it for almost a year now and i dont ever want to let it go. Always great, mid to high end products. Lots of full size. I was surprised that it didn’t make this list.

Michelle86

Riighht that what i was saying,..I LOVE GlossyBox! its one of my TOP FAVS !!! definitley worth the subcription
#GlossyBox

carol

I have Sephora Play since june. It’s been less than exciting. Same samples I get in the store for free. Nothing that exciting for the 10 bucks in my opinion. I’ll save my money for the larger boxes with full size samples.

M Ann John

I agree. I canceled my Sephora Play! because I just wasn’t getting anything worth saving. My skin is pretty sensitive and I have the face products that I use that help keep it clear. I felt like Sephora was giving me mainly all face products. Not enough make up. And to boot, they were all super small samples that I could get every time I made a purchase through them. My friend has Ipsy and loves it, so I am trying that one. May try birch box too.

Sabrina

I am also just about done with the cheaper $10 boxes. I would much rather spend a little more to get better items. I have been following the LF box for a little bit now so I’m pretty sure that will be replacing my BB and ipsy for September.

Amber Gamble

Sabrina keep us posted! I’m on the Sephora wait list and I’m considering Boxycharm. I currently have Ipsy and Birchbox. Will probably cancel Birchbox as soon as I get off the Sephora wait list unless they start sending me products I can actually use.

Tima

I would cancel both and switch to boxycharm…i seriously got the best eyeshadow palette every and it was a $50 palette! usually everything in it is worth the $21! I have heard some mixed reviews with the sephora box…a lot of people were saying that you get stuff they can’t sell which i believe, a lot of the pictures i’ve seen of peoples boxes, i have got at sephora as free samples or that come in box sets…and a lot are past birthday gifts they give you, so you probably have some of the stuff.

Alaura

BoxyCharm is an awesome box. I’ve had it for a yr now.

Renee

The reviews on Sephora are not good. I was going to try it because it is open now. After I read the reviews I decided not to. They said the products are 100 point items.

Sabrina

Absolutely LOVE boxycharm!! And I will definitely keep you posted on Sephora!

Mel

I’ve been getting the Walmart Beauty Box for a while now. They send out one box for each season for a total of 4 per year and it’s $5.00/box. In some boxes I have received full sized items. One was an item that retailed for $25.00 and I got it for $5.00. The other products you get are travel size. I’ve never been disappointed in the boxes I have received and for $5.00 you really have nothing to lose. They also include coupons for the products if you end up liking them and want to purchase.

Cindy Castro

For those that don’t know, there after 2 different Walmart boxes!! I ordered one for myself and a gift for my sister. We always get different items! So we swap with each other when ever we get them!

Delaine Carey

Yes there is the trendsetter box which is for younger people. Then theres the classic but you can always order both for yourself. They go by your birthday.I think over thirty something you get classic but. octobers boxes were great.

Sabrina

Oh yes I have the walmart sub as well and can’t complain, for $5 ya can’t really go wrong and I have been pleasantly surprised so far!

Dawn

I’m surprised you chose not to post GlossyBox as one of the 16! The customer service is as fantastic as the box itself, but some of the ones you did list have neither decent customer service nor a great box! I think I’d pull IpsyBag and insert glossy box in its place! Look for customer service numbers ladies before you sign up or it will be a nightmare if something goes wrong to get it resolved! I will vouch for GlossyBox customer service it’s great!

Michelle86

i agree !! i totally LOVE GLOSSYBOX !!! its One of the ..IF not The Best!!!! and i hae tries plenty of them.!!!

Jill

I agree. Glossybox has AMAZING customer service. There was a postal issue with last months box. I contacted them and they had a new box delievered to me in 2 to 3 days. I think they even threw extra in there for the inconvenience because i recieved 2 extra products then I normally do. And almost everthing was full size.

Kim

I love my Essence, Sephora, BeautyCon and Target beauty boxes! Love! Love! LOVE! I probably can’t add anymore – I’d get in trouble! …may add Walmart…

Carolyn Rea

No Korean Beauty / Skincare boxes? I’m so addicted to Love Pink Seoul. MishiBox and BFF Masks. Yes I have a sub box addiction! And I didnt even mention my non K-Beauty!

LISA

How do you like pink seoul? I been think of subing to them 🙂

Nikita

I’m sure you’re getting to it, but I think this needs to be updated to reflect Birchbox’s recent change. I’m not saying remove it from the list or anything, but I would hate for potential subscribers to think that they’d get half their box back in points when that’s no longer the case except for their very first box.

Dez

Yes! I hate birchbox now.

Liz

Dont like BB either! Cancelled mine.

Nikol Hasler

Me, too! And then I went to sign up for ipsy and they put me on a waitlist that I can get off of but only if I invite my friends on Facebook ANND share about them on Facebook. Crappy.

sasha

I am surprised there is no GlossyBox here 🙂 I need to try Walmart one, 5$ is a worth to gamble 😉

Jess

I was looking for a GlossyBox review too! GlossyBox is my first beauty subscription and I’ve been loving it.

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