Updated: April 8th, 2019.
FYI - BeautyCon BFF Box no longer exists. If you are looking for a similarly priced box that sends out full-size makeup, I recommend Ipsy Glam Bag Plus. (It's $25 a month for 5-full size items, and it's a Best Beauty Subscription Boxes Award Winner. (Check out all the winners of the 2019 Subscription Box Awards for other great box suggestions, too!)
BeautyCon BFF is a quarterly beauty subscription box. They highlight different beauty influencer curators each season, and send a mix of beauty and accessory items.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: BeautyCon BFF Box
The Cost: $35.99 a box (ships once a quarter)
ACTIVE DEAL: get 10% off annual subscription, or first month of monthly subscription
UPDATE: Use coupon code VDAY50 to save 50% off your subscription!
The Products: “Our favorite beauty products and accessories delivered right to your door each season. Plus, members get the chance to win amazing experiences with our influencers!”
Ships to: US Only
This box includes an info sheet list.
This box is curated by Bethany Mota and it includes a coupon for $10 off a purchase of $50 or more at Aeropostale.
Disney Sequin Minnie Mouse Ears - Value $9
This is such a fun addition to the box! And there's more Minnie!
I never thought I'd say this, but I think these metallic temporary tattoos will be popular in swaps!
Maybelline Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara – FULL SIZE! Value $7.50
I sampled this before thanks to the Target Holiday Beauty Box, and it wasn't for me. It didn't give great lash definition, and I had clumping issues too.
ColourPop Highlighter in Stole The Show - FULL SIZE! Value $8
This is a gorgeous pearlized highlighter pressed powder. It had a little damage in transit, but is still totally usable. (Swatched in photo below).
Essie Marshmallow Nail Color - FULL SIZE! Value $8.50
This is a cloudy sheer white polish. I like it as basic neutral, and also for a base coat!
Murad Hydrating Toner - 15 ml Value $2.20
This toner is free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates and alcohol! It smells pretty good too! (And I like that they are including a mix of drug store and higher end brands - even if they are smaller sizes).
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Addiction - FULL SIZE! Value $8
I'm loving this lipcolor! Here are the reasons: 1. The name is Addiction! 2. The formula is highly pigmented and non-drying. 3. It smells like vanilla cupcakes! Here it is swatched with the ColourPop highlighter:
Goal Digger Notebook - Value $8?
This is an exclusive for the box and I think it is fun! (I love all things gold, so I may be a little biased on this one).
Garnier Fructis Style Root Amp - FULL SIZE! Value $7
Well, this product gets REALLY bad reviews. (Like the type of bad reviews where it is actually entertaining and you can't stop reading). I decided to be brave and try it out on a section of my hair to give it a fair chance. While I didn't have some of the bad issues other reviewers had, I wasn't a huge fan of the scent, and didn't see any lift either.
Soap & Glory Hand Food Hydrating Hand Cream - 1.7 oz Value $4
This hand cream is good for the price! It absorbs quickly, is hydrating, and I like that the scent isn't too strong.
Now it is time for the cutest packaging of the month award:
This tiny shoe box is holding a $20 off $50 coupon for Nike!
Normally I would be saying something like "I wish this was a gift card," but it is so cute, I'm OK with a $20 discount!
Verdict: Based on my estimates, this box has a value of about $77. They advertise that each box includes a value of $100+, so I'm guessing I underestimated some of the values on the BeautyCon items. Even with my estimates I think this is a pretty good value for a $35 box. If you're looking for a box with a ton of products, I think this is a fun and affordable subscription (considering it only ships once a quarter).
The value with this box is great, however, I really don't like their shipping schedule. And it doesn't match up with what they promise on their site:
You should expect something special at your door in March, June, September, and December.
I didn't get my Winter (December) box until February. I think this has to do with when I originally signed up for my subscription (August 4th). They sent the summer box to me immediately, but then instead of getting me on the regular quarterly schedule and sending my fall box out when it launches, they waited until 3 months passed to bill me again on November 4th for the fall box.
I've emailed them about this but haven't heard back - I really hope they fix this issue. It is no fun waiting months for your box when everyone else already has it!
What do you think of the Winter BeautyCon BFF Box?