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Target Beauty Box Review – June 2016


Every month, Target launches a beauty box, and it sells out very quickly. (This box is currently sold out).

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The Box: Target Beauty Box

The Cost: $10

The Products:

  • Pantene Expert Intense Hydration Shampoo
  • Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Crème Rinse
  • Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Duo
  • Laneige Water Bank Serum
  • S. W. Basics Exfoliant
  • L’Oréal Paris True Match Cushion
  • L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Volume Filler Cream
  • Soap & Glory Righteous Butter Body Butter
  • Yes To Cucumbers 10-Count Facial Wipes
  • CoTZ Face SPF 40
  • e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balm

Check out all of my Target Beauty Box reviews!


Each box comes with an info card and a Target coupon good for $3 off a beauty purchase of $15 or more. (Tip thanks to MSA readers – save these to use on future Target Beauty Boxes!)


Laneige Water Bank Serum – 10 ml Value $5.80

Laneige has become a staple in Target Beauty Boxes, and I’ve become a huge fan of the brand because of it! This is a lightly fragranced gel serum, and it absorbs quickly and feels almost invisible on my skin.


Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Crème Rinse – 3.2 oz Value $2.80

Pantene Expert Intense Hydration Shampoo – 3.9 oz Value $2

These are both good sizes for shampoo and conditioner samples! I absolutely love the Shea Moisture conditioner! It has a fabulous tropical scent, and like all Shea Moisture products I’ve sampled, it is made with natural and organic ingredients, plus free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates!

I’m still on the fence about using haircare products with sulfates in them on my color treated hair, so I’ll be donating this sample, but I like the scent! I think it pairs well with the conditioner.


Yes To Cucumbers 10-Count Facial Wipes – Value $3

These makeup remover wipes are a classic to me now thanks to subscription boxes! I’ve been using them for years, and they are refreshing and gentle – a perfect facial wipe combination!


e.l.f. Lip Kiss Balm in Bare Kiss – FULL SIZE! Value $2

This lip balm gives a hint of color and a good amount of moisture. The pigment is subtle so this is the kind of lip balm you can apply without a mirror!


Swatched in photo below.


Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Duo – 3 g total Value $5.30

I think I was supposed to only get one of these in the box, but I guess two makes up for the fact that each got damaged in shipping! I should be able to repair these somewhat with some rubbing alcohol and letting them reset.

(I realized I didn’t get the Cotz item listed on the card, so maybe I was accidentally given two of these instead? Let me know if you got the Cotz item in your box.)

She shades both have a good amount of pigment and shimmer. Swatched below with the lip balm:



L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation in Nude Beige – 0.06 ounce Value $2

I’ve sampled this before, it’s pretty impressive for a drugstore foundation.

Here is what the sample looks like out of the packaging:


To apply this foundation, you press the white pad into the foundation-filled sponge and then pat it on your face. I found the coverage to be sheer to medium. (Usually I prefer full coverage, but this worked well for me.) I think this is great for a no-makeup look – it looked so natural on my skin!

The “lumi” part definitely showed in the dewy overall look. On me, that started to look a little oily after a few hours of wear, so I did have to reapply some finishing powder throughout the day.


Soap & Glory Righteous Butter Body Butter – 10 ml Value $.50

I like this body butter! The formula is rich and moisturizing, but it still absorbed quickly and left my skin feeling really soft. I don’t mind the fragrance, but I’m not in love with it either.

S. W. Basics Exfoliant – Sample Packet

This cleanser exfoliant is made with just organic oat flour, organic almond flour and sea salt. Like other dry powder exfoliants, you just add a little water to make a paste then apply.


I like the S.W. Basics brand a lot because of their simple ingredients, (they make the BEST lip balm), but I’m not the biggest fan of this exfoliant. I prefer a powder that is more consistently fine like the Tatcha Rice Powder.


L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Volume Filler Cream – .5 oz Value $5.90

This is a good sample size for skincare! Here is a look at the sample:


My favorite part about this cream is how soft and smooth it makes my skin feel. You can use it both day and night, and I think it is a great base for applying makeup over, too.


Verdict: This box has a value of about $29.30. I think that’s a great value for a $10 beauty box, and I’ll use almost everything in this box, so the value is there for me personally, as well. (Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed with a Target Beauty Box!)

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Written by Liz Cadman

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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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Comments (119)

  1. I ordered two of these boxes and have now been using the L’Oreal Revitalift cream for about a month. I was starting to get the little parentheses () around my nose/mouth and some faint lines around my eyes when I smiled.

    I have noticed a big reduction in both and think I will be buying the full size. I have received so many swanky high-end samples through boxes and the drugstore one has so far worked the best for me, lol.

  2. Omigosh! I just happened to wake up and looked at my phone. I noticed I had a bunch of emails so I checked them and saw the July Target beauty box was available. I wasn’t able to add the boxes on my phone so I got on my laptop. Everything went smoothly and my order went through. But then I get an email saying my order has been delayed. Anyone else???

    • Me too! I could only order from my desktop. It wouldn’t work over my phone. I got the confirmation email then a minute later an email saying both boxes will be shipped 7/12-7/15? Instead of 7-7. The boxes don’t even show up to order at So I’m assuming they are sold out? I’m not feeling very confident that I’ll get my boxes, even though I got the delayed email. Do you think otherwise??

      • I ordered mine at 4am and got the same thing. Before the notice went out they are availible

    • Just got mine, both boxes, at 715. So far no delayed email.

      • Argh, it says arriving 7/18.

    • I had to order on my desktop also. It didn’t show a description on the box, but I was like whatever we ALL know I need both, so I bought both boxes plus an ELF $1 double sharpener to pick up in store (to use my $3 coupon). Anyway, I just ordered at 7:43 AM EST so they’re both still available. Good luck!

      • Danon, I seriously LOL’d at your post! I also couldn’t find a description at the time I ordered and said the same thing! ??? I ordered BOTH boxes without even knowing what all I was getting lol! The addiction is real!

    • Yes I got the same

  3. I just got the July boxes on my laptop. Just thought I’d share since it sound like people were only able to get through using the app.

  4. After more than half an hour of pondering if I should get the boxes, I finally convinced myself I don’t need any of the products although the NYX butter lipstick is calling my name….

    • I think you should…..the NYX lipstick is what, $6.00? For a dollar more, you get all the other stuff!!! Yes, I enjoy encouraging others to join in the madness…….?

      • Haha, I know what you mean, it’s such a great deal! But I’ve spent so much money this week on beauty products because of the July 4th sales and I am very particular about lipstick shade, don’t want the hassle of having to exchange at the store and possibly get rejected, lol. Maybe if it’s still available later in the morning….

  5. FYI…….the $3.00 off coupon that came in the Men’s June box is not valid on these boxes. My Women’s June box didn’t have a code in the box, but I didn’t think too much about it because there was one in the Men’s. Turns out coupon in Men’s was for “personal care” only and excludes “beauty” purchases. ? Still excited to get the boxes, though!!!! They really surprised us this month!!! I didn’t even look to see what was in the boxes…..just ordered two each (for me and my mom).

    • Maybe we can post unused men’s coupon codes here? For anybody getting men stuff…haha! Anybody need one?

  6. Ordered one of each for July! Had to use the app though, couldn’t get through on the website.

    • I got it thanks!! Now maybe sleep lol

    • I got my boxes, super excited!!!!!

    • Thanks for the tip, I just did the same thing

  7. Just put one of each July beauty box into my cart and checked out with PayPal. Yay! It’s 12:30 am on the west coast. 7.00 plus tax each box, free shipping.

    • I couldn’t order from the website so, I downloaded the app. I was able to purchase both boxes from the app!!!! I’m so excited!!!

  8. Anyone have any code they won’t use? 🙂

  9. 2 different $7.00 boxes just populated for me @1:30am CST for July. Target July “Simply Raidiant” and Target July “Fresh and Fabulous”. It wouldn’t allow me to add to cart yet and the single items are not listed separately either. Guess I’m staying awake for when they go live 🙂

    • You can get them through the app!

    • I had them in my cart then they disappeared. Now I can’t add them. Please tell me they’re not sold out! I’ve been wanting & waiting for this!

    • Yea won’t let me put it in my cart. When do u think it will go live? I want them both.

    • I can add them to my cart but they won’t load on their own page! So I’m curious to check out and see if I get them or not hah

    • Use a desktop instead! Good luck – I was just able to get mine.

  10. Images for the boxes are out!

    • Thanks for the heads up!!

      • You are welcome! But I just went back to the page and Target took them down:/

      • I noticed that too. I did get to see the boxes the first time I checked. I am sure they will be back up soon.

  11. I hope Target isn’t discontinuing their boxes, I’m scared! (the addiction is real).

    • My theory is that they will wait until after the coupon they send is expired. so we can spend it in store /online instead of on multiple beauty boxes ..

      but darn it i want to know the spoilers already!!!! ??

  12. I really wish they would make this a monthly subscription box.

  13. It’s really weird that it is not on sale yet. It has been the first Monday of the month at least since January. December’s was even on the last Sunday in November after black Friday. What’s going on?? Ahhhhhghhhghh!!! ( that’s me silently panicking in my head)

    • I think June’s box went on sale at the end of May. I looked this morning but expected nothing given we had no spoilers yet. I’m very surprised but hopeful that this means they have something good up their magical Target Beauty Box sleeves!

      • June’s box went on sale Monday June 6th. I’m crazy, I keep a ledger of box purchases.

      • No it was actually Memorial Day….May 30th because that was my first box and I happened to be up very early that morning and snagged one.

      • Too funny ? I stand corrected! I know one of the past few months’ boxes went on sale on the last day or two of the previous month. However, June may have been the first time that Target actually billed the box as the “[Month] Beauty Box”. It seems to me that before that, MSA referred to them as the January box, February box, etc., but Target did not until last month, IIRC.

        Also, I googled it and saw another blog (which I totally feel guilty about, like I cheated on MSA), and the blogger had a post about it because I guess a bunch of people had been asking her about the July box. She basically said that she had no idea, that spoilers normally would have been released by now if the box were going to go on sale on 7/4.

        Maybe this is an exercise in having us all become aware of our sub box addictions, part of an evil plot to get us to actually go into Target stores and spend more money (as if we don’t already spend enough there).

      • Oops! You’re so right. June 6th is when my account was finally debited. My ledger lists “charged” , “shipped”, “received”

      • I didn’t know Target posted spoilers. Where do you find them?

      • They post the items to be included in the box ahead of time. I read about them here on MSA.

      • Thanks Rebecca! I can’t believe I’m sitting here, on a holiday, staring at the Target site; waiting for the box to go live 😉 I don’t know why the Target execs don’t just make this a subscription. Argh … I want a July box!

  14. July went on sale already?

    • I don’t think so. Hopefully we’ll see previews soon!

    • Nay, fear not, it has not gone on sale yet. We’re all camped out, figuratively speaking. Spoilers haven’t even been released yet. We’re all confused because this goes against the trend of Target’s releasing these boxes.

  15. I Missed July box?

    • No… haven’t even had spoilers for July yet.

      • Thank you. I work nights, im checking every 5 min. I was like how did I miss it. lol.

  16. Don’t they know we’re

    • Seriously!

  17. I need spoilers for July!!!!!!!

    • Same here, we should have them by now..maybe after July 4th? I can’t imagine they’d skip a month they’ve been monthly from the beginning.

    • Is the Target Beauty Box available today Mon. 7/4?…If someone knows either way please let me know. If it won’t be I want to go to bed….anyone????

      • Hi chae, no it isn’t on sale yet, I just checked and they still have the June box up, no sign of July 🙁

  18. I’m holding my breath….please let there be a July box!

  19. What about the review for the Men’s box?

  20. Liz the Nail Art looks cute on you, and nicely applied. I am curious how long they last and if they hold up to regular daily use (washing dishes, etc.)?

  21. I stay up half the night waiting for them to go on sale. Usually 2 am Central time. I’m glad Monday is a holiday and I don’t have to work ?

    • I’m not sure I would bet on them going on sale monday, unless they are doing a special surprise box. They always release the spoilers before the box becomes available, which hasn’t happened yet. But also it’s the long weekend, so I doubt anyones working on the box right now. Though I’ll probably be with you staying up forever just incase, sigh, the addiction is real. Here’s to hoping for a surprise super awesome 4th of July box!

  22. My eyeshadow was broken, too, so I emailed them and they refunded my total box price, plus sent me a $5 e-giftcard!

    • Ugh my eye shadow was broken when I received it. Didn’t know they do that. Every month I get something either leaky or broken. I wish I had know this before. Thanks for the info! ♡

  23. Thank you Target for a shampoo and conditioner sample worth the while! It is nice to get such generous sample sizes. To get a feel of a hair product you really do need to use it more than once and with the usual tiny bottles it feels like there is more left in the bottle, stuck to the sides than in my hand. I was unsure about the shampoo at first because I have very oily roots and scalp, it is hard to find a shampoo that can keep my hair feeling clean all day. But I was very impressed, it cleaned well and moisturized my dry ends and worked really well together with the Shea conditioner. I totally didn’t expect to like those products, much less as a pair!

  24. I received the Cotz item, however I did not receive the Pixi Palette. Customer Service said they no longer have any in stock, so they refunded my debit card for $3.00

  25. This was my first Target box and I am very impressed with the value! My box arrived in a timely fashion with all the items in perfect condition. Keeping my fingers crossed that I will be lucky enough to catch the July box, and maybe one for my fiance if they release a men’s boxy for July as well 🙂

  26. This box is AWESOME ? and well worth the money! I subscribe to Birchbox and Ipsy. Recently gave up Walmart Beauty Box because of this awesome box!

  27. why do you spend so much time on the Target box when you can’t get one. This is worst than not knowing about it at all. I have been checking emails every day and never got notified.

    • Charlene, the Target beauty box normally comes out the first Monday of each month. However, since this Monday is a holiday, it could be Tuesday. I have the Target beauty box bookmarked in my browser on my phone and I just periodically check when I know it’s time for it to come out. Also, I’ve noticed in the last few months, it goes on sale between 3 and 4 am Eastern time. I hope this helps you to get the next box!

      • 3 and 4 am-wow! I never realized they were released that early-thanks!!

      • For the past three months, the box hasn’t sold out until after 10am Central. Hope this lends some relief to those who like to sleep!

      • Cassie I’m so glad you let us know when these boxes come out! I have been checking every day and just feeling frustrated. Thank you thank you thank you!

  28. Kind of surprised the teasers are not out for July as yet.

    • I know. I hope there is a July box!

  29. This was a great box! I’ve always been pleased with the Target boxes. Across the board I’ve found them much better than Ipsy. I really wish they offered a subscription option.

    • I agree! I use to work at Macy’s for the last 15 years so I miss all the free samples. This way I get my “fix” but the Target box would be so much easier if it was a subscription. I have Ipsy I like it but….

  30. I enjoyed this box a lot….definitely looking to buy the July one when it becomes available!

  31. I live in Az and they have. Sold out the 2 months in a row I have been trying to buy I asked CS what time they put on sale, ( so I can set my alarm) Hehe! They would not give me a answer. Last time it was sold out by 4am (west coast time) 🙁 I will try again this Monday at 2 am central time !!!

    • Same here 🙁 Definitely bummed I missed this month’s.
      I did get the men’s box for my son, though. He really liked it.

    • No, it wasn’t. Me and a couple of other people people were making comments in the afternoon (est) about being surprised that they were still in stock. That is definitely way after 7am this time!!!
      UNLESS you weren’t talking about June’s….

  32. Missed this one…hoping to get the July box. It’s always a guessing game!! The June box went viral May 30th – 31st and yet the July box isn’t out yet! Each time I check and wait, I am wrong. I wish they would offer a subscription or clearly let you know when it will be available.

  33. Missed this one…hoping to get the July box. It’s always a guessing game!! The June box went viral May 30th – 31st and yet the July box isn’t out yet! Each time I check and wait, I am wrong. I wish they would offer a subscription or clearly let you know when it will be available. 🙁

  34. I bought both the men’s and women’s boxes. I loved the men’s box (great products, great value). However, my women’s box never arrived – apparently it got lost in shipping. Not only that, but it took three proactive calls from me to Target’s Customer Service to make it right. They could see from the tracking info. on their side that it never arrived. The CS reps. I spoke to were very polite, but it still took a lot of time on their end (with me on hold) to try to fix it. The first said she fixed I but hadn’t. The second said the computers wouldn’t let her fix it unless I waited a little longer. The third insisted it had already been fixed until I proved via my credit card and PayPal statements that it hadn’t, then fixed it.

    • *the first said she fixed it (not ‘I’ – stupid autocorrect)

      I did finally get a refund 2-3 days after speaking with the third/last CS rep.

    • Exact same thing happened to me!

  35. I bought both the men’s & women’s boxes, and today I tried to use both coupons in the store (in separate transactions) but one of them didn’t work because their system said it wasn’t good until the 4th. After pushing back a little, they overrode it.

    I’m not sure if I’m the exception, but I thought I’d mention it, just in case. However, I think everyone who plans to use the coupons while purchasing their boxes will be fine, since the boxes most likely be sold on the 4th anyways.

    • This happened to me too!

  36. I bought both the men’s and women’s boxes and loved both of them. I actually used some of the products from the guy’s box, too. Love the shampoo and conditioner. The Lumi Cushion is pretty good, but I already have a BB cream I use, but I will say now I know what the fanfare is all about. I’ve used a number of the products and I’m happy with them. I’d say Target really did well on these boxes, and since I used coupons and all, they worked out even better for me. I went shopping to Target and I have another free $5 giftcard to use ready to go towards July’s box. I’m antsy to know the spoilers already!

  37. I did get the Cotz…. in fact I just shipped it out to someone in a swap today!

  38. I think this is one of my favorite Target boxes, and the men’s box was even better!! I received all my products and nothing was damaged. I’m incredibly pleased, even with the price increase, still very much worth it.?

  39. The cotz is amazing! I’m super pale so even though the tint is not really supposed to show, it ends up giving me just the slightest bit of a sunkissed glow. It does have silicones in it, which is great as long as you aren’t prone to breaking out from it. It has basically taken the place of my porefessional primer, and a lot of times I don’t even have to bother with foundation, just a bit of concealer. It’s one of the few samples (as well as the Shea moisture conditioner!) from sample boxes I actually plan on buying the full version of. But the tiny little bottle is still going strong, so this stuff will last forever! I’m sorry you didn’t get it!

  40. My Pixie eyeshadow was intact, but I didn’t find the Lumi in the box. They were kind of in a rush to pack these boxes this month!

  41. Funny how much bigger and fuller this box is than Birchbox at the same cost to the consumer.

    • Yeah except Target is entirely drugstore and BB isn’t. They’re not even in the same category to me. I’m not a fan of BB anymore but still can’t compare the two.

      • Target consistently has about 100 fold the value of Birchbox, especially lately. For high end coverage Sephora Play! has been doing a much better job. :/

      • Have to agree to disagree then. I just cancelled my Play! Box too and Target is meh.

  42. I bought both for women and men but one was missing loreal cushion and the other talc. It’s still good but I’m disappointed that I could try the loreal foundation. I don’t know if anyone had things missing I hope next month is better and it doesn’t happen again.

    • I think men were supposed to get either talc or beard oil(?). My hubby got the powder, maybe you got the beard stuff? 🙂

  43. I loved this box! I can and will use everything in it! I didn’t get the S.W. sample but actually didn’t realize it until I read this review.

  44. This was my first big and I like it. Mine came with the Cotz item and my eyeshadow was intact. I haven’t sampled all of the items yet but I intend to use them all. Looking forward to the next box

  45. I bought both the Men and the Women boxes. The men one came missing one sample. I asked their CS about it and they said they couldn’t provide a replacement for the missing sample, and they gave me a gift card for the full value of the (men’s) box. I wasn’t expecting that, but I will probably use it to buy the next box.
    Anyway, the Women box came with everything in it, including the Cotz sample. The shampoo spilled a little, but since it was inside a package, it was a contained mess.
    This was my favorite Target box so far — or at least within the 4 months since I discovered that they exist lol

  46. I really loved my target box, first one and was really impressed! I liked the cotz sample a lot, it works well for me 🙂 how do you fix the eyeshadow? I gave one to my daughter and hers broke. I’m anxiously waiting for the next target box to go up for sale also!

  47. I got the Cotz in mine, and nothing was damaged inside. The outer box looks like it was run over by a truck tho!
    I got mine with my Target discount-5% off, and shipping was almost immediate.
    Absolutely will purchase again!

  48. I think it’s an awesome stash of beauty goodies for $10. I’m usually not too super impressed with these boxes but this one looks good.

  49. Do you think they’ll be a July box? It’s already the end of the month and no spoilers.

    • I’ll bet they release spoilers tomorrow or Saturday.

      • I think you’re right. Or at least I hope so! 🙂

      • Agreed, and then it will go on sale moday. Can’t wait

      • I would bet it won’t go on sale until Tuesday due to the holiday.

      • They went on sale Memorial Day, also a Monday holiday. They’ve been consistent with the Monday releases for six months or so, I think.

      • Do you think it will still go on sale tomorrow? I thought it would because it did on Memorial Day but no spoilers is making me wonder.

      • Do they always go on sale on a Monday?? Ive never ordered one in time so I’m sure. Also what time do they usually go on sale?

      • I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but I kinda couldn’t sleep the last time and stayed up until it went on sale which was about 2am (central time) if I remember correctly…
        I couldn’t get the website to work and finally used the app to buy them.

      • I’m expecting it to go on sale on Monday, too 🙂

      • June I stayed up until 3 and I was one who couldn’t get it to work either! It was around 3:40 before anything went through. Grr!!

      • Do you think it will go on sale tonight?

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