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Walmart Beauty Box Review – Summer 2016 – Trendsetter Box


The Walmart Beauty Box is a quarterly beauty sample subscription box from Walmart. They feature brands you will find at Walmart, plus coupons.

FYI – They ask for your birthday at sign up to customize the box based on age. There are two options you could receive based on age: Trendsetter (under 35) or Classic (35 and over).

Check out my post on the Trendsetter and Classic options to see how to get both options.


This is a review of the Trendsetter Beauty Box.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).


The Box: Walmart Beauty Box (Trendsetter Box)

The Cost: $5 (ships once a season)

The Products: Beauty samples from brands carried by Walmart. (I’m guessing coupons too).

Ships to: US only

Delivered via: USPS

Check out all of my Walmart Beauty Box reviews!

Looking for more beauty boxes? Check out our list of the 15 Beauty Subscription Boxes to Try in 2016!


Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs in Medium – .75 oz Value $4

This leg makeup is temporary tanner that washes off with soap, water, and a washcloth, but otherwise is pretty water and transfer resistant. It has some serious staying power (which is a good thing), but that means it isn’t as easy to blend as I would have preferred. So my advice is to start spreading it over your skin immediately before it sets! (Swatched below.)

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer in Fair to Medium – 2 oz Value $2

I received this in the Spring Walmart Beauty Box as well, so I was a little disappointed to see it again! This was my go-to self-tanner in my highschool/college days, but I’ve since found self-tanners that are better suited to my skintone, so I’ll pass this along to a friend or donate it.

Here are the swatches for the Sally Hansen legs:


On the top is the color as it comes out of the tube, and below is my best attempt at blending it out quickly!


Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Diamond Color & Radiance Conditioner – 50 ml Value $.85

Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Diamond Color & Radiance Shampoo – 50 ml Value $.85

I’m always happy to see a matching shampoo and conditioner set in a subscription box – and these are good sample sizes too! (They should be good for 2 uses each.)

I’ve always avoided haircare products with sulfates since I color treat my hair and a hairstylist told me to do so, but a quite a few MSA readers have mentioned having no issues with sulfates an color-treated hair. So, use these if they work for you! (This shampoo does have sulfates in the ingredients, but it is also marked as color-safe.)


Incoco Nail Art – Value $5

These are 12 strips made from real nail polish. (Instructions on how to apply them in pictures below.)

Goody Slide Proof 8 Soft Touch Silicone Elastics – Value $3.50

I’ve received these before in Target Beauty Boxes and I LOVE them! The little silicone nubs do a great job of holding your hair in place without sticking. These are my go-to hair piece for workouts I was about to buy more so this is perfect timing!

Here is more info on how to apply the Incoco Nail Art Strips:


In the box you get 12 strips and a mini file:


You’ll remove the clear cover from the strip, then peel off the polish and apply it to your nail. It will be longer than your nail, so you press it against the nail with the rest hanging over:



Then you just file off the excess part of the strip:




These were pretty easy to apply (about 3 minutes for one hand), and they stay on well, too. (Since this is a nail polish strip and not a sticker, you’ll need nail polish remover to take them off.)


Truly Radiant Clean & Fresh Clean Mint – .9 oz Value $.75

Toothpaste is one of those items I’m always happy to get a in subscription box. These sizes are great for travel or donations.

Aveeno Skin Relief Gentle Scent Body Wash – 1 oz Value $.60

The scent is Nourishing Coconut, and it is described to be as gentle as fragrance-free. I think the scent is very subtle, and the formulas feel gentle, so they’ve succeeded in my book!


Verdict: I am happy with my Summer Trendsetter Walmart Beauty Box. The value comes out to about $17.50, which is great for a $5 beauty box, and I’ll use almost everything in this box. What do you think of the Summer Walmart Beauty Box? Did you get the Classic or Trendsetter box?

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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!

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Comments (110)

  1. Is there a review for the classic box?

  2. When does the fall box ship?

    • The fall box starts shipping the second week of September, according to the Walmart Beauty Box website.

  3. This should be a trip and a half LOL!!! I am an ALLURE BB subscriber and I love that subscription. Out of curiosity, I signed up for Walmart. $5 shipping only…so I can’t possibly be disappointed, these samples seem very practical. So signing up this late in the season will be interesting, to say the least! WM sent my summer box 2 days ago (9/1)…summer’s almost over and the Fall box will be released very soon. Hmmmm….wonder what I will get.

    • Very happy w/ this Summer box….9 samples….very nice for a $5 quarterly subscription.

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