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Walmart Beauty Box Review – Fall 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!


Biore Charcoal Pore Strip – Value $1

I’ve been using Biore pore strips for years, and I’m always happy to get more in a box! There’s just something wonderful about a beauty product that gives you a clear before-and-after!

If you haven’t tried these before, I can’t recommend them enough. Just make sure your skin is wet, apply the nose strip, wait 10-15 minutes, then slowly remove and the strip literally takes the dirt and oil out of your clogged pores! Magic!


Village Naturals Therapy Concentrated Mineral Bath Soak – 2 oz Value $2.32


This bath soak has an intense menthol scent (though, I guess just about anything with menthol in it has an intense menthol scent!).

This can be used for a full bath or a foot bath. I like formula with the exception of the artificial dyes – I feel like there was no need to add them to the bath salts.


Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil – Value $.80

I sampled this before thanks to the May 2016 Target Beauty Box, and I’m a fan.

It’s a very gentle cleanser, great for removing eye makeup, and the natural scent is great, too. If you are new to cleansing oil, you apply it and massage it first to clean dry skin, then introduce warm water to remove it.


Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin, & Nails Gummies – (2 pieces) Value $.20


These were really good! (To be fair, I’m a fan of pretty much any gummy vitamin I come across.)

These gummies have biotin to improve the health of your hair and nails, and they are free of gluten, dairy, etc.


Hello Toothpaste – .85 oz Value $.75

I’ve sampled this before thanks to subscription boxes, and I love it. It’s free of artificial dyes and flavors, triclosan and phthalates, too!


Dove Nutrium Moisture Nourishing Body Wash in Sweet Cream with Peony – 1.8 oz Value $.50

I’m still debating whether or not this scent is too sweet for me, but it definitely does the job of a moisturizing body wash!


Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream – 1 oz Value $.75

This is the classic Cetaphil cream – unscented and super hydrating without being greasy. I hope they make a paraben-free formula in the future, but I can definitely see why the current formula is popular – it made my skin super soft instantly!


Clean & Clear Deep Action 60 Second Shower Mask – 1 oz Value $1

This mask is designed to be used in the shower and is steam activated. You can apply it post cleanser, or in place of a cleanser, let it sit for a minute, then scrub off as your rinse. (It has exfoliating beads, too.)

I tried this post-cleanser, and my skin felt cleaner than it does only with cleanser, so I recommend it!


Dove Cool Essentials Deodorant – .5 oz Value $1

This goes on so smoothly and it’s invisible, too. And the formula is designed to make your skin softer over time.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $8. I think that’s OK for a $5 box, especially because I feel like I got a ton of great travel sized samples. (And I will always be happy to see a Biore Pore Strip in a subscription box! What do you think of the Fall 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 (66)

  1. I only got the dove body wash sample and dove deodorant sample out of all the items you received in your box and then just a few other randomly thrown in items. I am so disappointed! I was really looking forward to my first Walmart Beauty Box. I was really looking forward to trying out all the items you received. So sad…..

    • I like my Walmart box but I don’t get a lot what it shows it gets left out not bad for five dollars one month it was foil packs that was all I get that in allure magazine

  2. I just got my box today, 90% lotion samples and a full size spray deodorant. Super disappointing, even though it was only 5$ it didn’t feel worth it.

  3. Omg you my ‘trendsetter’ box in today’s mail & DISAPPOINTMENT is a huge understatement, yet again, with Walmart beauty box. All the items I was eager to try, naturally I received NONE of them. THREE lotion samples you guys ?: Aveeno, Vaseline, & Eucerin eczema relief..i don’t even have eczema.(ALL tiny sample sizes btw..) tiny sample bottle of Aveeno skin relief body wash, the mineral bath soak it seems most all of us received, & lastly, (the ONLY item I am semi-content with) full sized Dove dry spray antiperspirant. This is a sad gummie sample, no Hello toothpaste sample, no Burts Bees sample..NOTHING i wanted. I don’t understand why my boxes seem to be ‘leftover items’ that never match what is advertised that you should receive, especially when I’m a subscribed customer that Walmart automatically drafts the beauty box payment from my bank each quarter.

    • I got the exact same box today, very underwhelming. I guess they didn’t have anything left so that is why we got a full sized spray deodorant. They had trouble charging my card since I had recieved a new one since the summer box and had to re put it in so I knew I was getting charged late, but I still think the box could have been better. Oh well.

  4. I LOVE my box! This may be the happiest I’ve been with a Walmart box so far. This is the classic box which surprised me since I’m under the age cut.

    – NSPA Exotically Creamy Coconut Rich Body Butter 1.7oz and AMAZING!

    – Dove Advanced Care Cucumber Deodorant. 5oz and smells so so good!

    – Vaseline unscented Intensive Care 1oz can’t have enough!

    – Eucerin Eczema Relief Body Creme .35 Oz but thick, perfect for my rosy cheeks and a little goes FAR.

    – Dove Purely Pampering Body Wash in Sweet Cream 1.8oz smells heavenly!

    – Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Clean Mint toothpaste. 9oz

    – Village Naturals Therapy Bath Soak 2oz so excited for this!

    – ROCK Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Cream 5ml great brand!

    I loved this box so much I ordered two more for myself and one for my mother!

  5. I am an old lady, lol, and get the classic box…..and mine was different from anything I see posted here. I got a nice Vaseline intensive care unscented body lotion, a dove nutrium sweet cream and peony scented body wash that was really nice, cetaphil makeup remover wipes, ROC face and neck cream, a dove deodorant sample size, and a packet of bath salts.

    All in all not really exciting but still a nice box, and I will use everything in it, and especially and always appreciate unscented stuff. For $5 I am totally happy with this one!

  6. I don’t think I got the Burt’s Bees item but I’m pretty sure I already have that from Ipsy. I love the deodorant, I already use that exact one and I love having this in my purse. I don’t know what happened to the toothpaste, and the only things I’ve tried besides the deodorant are the gummies and the cetaphil. I love the cetaphil! And the gummies were pretty good.

  7. First time getting Walmart beauty box-pleasantly surprised

  8. Love getting these walmart beauty box Thanks a good way to try samples to decided if you like it so you can go and purchase them .

  9. Also, if anyone likes the gummies they are buy one get one right now on!!

  10. I love the clean & clear cleanser for the shower. I think it’s definitely helped my skin, I’m actually going to purchase a full size when I’m out — and I’m more of a sample junky, so that’s pretty rare!

    • “sample junky”… I love that!! That SO explains me too! 🙂 I think I get just as excited about receiving samples in boxes/GWPs/etc. as I do when I get full-sized products.

    • Lol sample junkie, I love it, that’s me too. I live on samples and only rarely purchase this stuff! Tooooo funny!

  11. I was charged end of Sept. Didn’t get a tracking number. No box came, and then yesterday I see 2 MORE pre-auth going through my account!! Anyone have a phone number to contact them or just the crappy e-mail contact?!?!?!

  12. I’m having a problem here. I have gotten this box last month but yet I am getting charged again for this box this month. Has anyone else gotten charged twice? I don’t want this box again lol. I went on my profile and looked at my orders and they have me back to back charged last month and this month on the same trendsetter box!!!!! Ugh !!

    • Same here! I emailed them. Any other way to contact them? Was not happy with this!

    • You’re not alone. I got my box last month and was charged again this month too. I emailed them but I’ve heard their customer service is terrible. If anyone has another way to contact them, please let me know.

    • Yeah… got both versions of my box this past month but got charged again today. Very strange.

    • I also was charged for another box and received the original last month. I emailed but no other way to contact them. Frustrating!! If this is what they are planning to do all the time I’m cancelling!

    • The same thing has happened to me also! I was checking my bank account today, and saw a $5 charge from Brand Share for the Walmart Beauty Box. I received both of my boxes last month, so I shouldn’t see another charge from them until December, which is when they’ll be sending out the Winter boxes. I filled out the customer contact form, but the first time I tired, I got a message saying their server was unexpectedly busy. It must be happening to a lot of people. Hopefully, it’s just a computer glitch and they’ll have it fixed soon.

      • Same here! (Except I have like 6 subs ((me and kids)) so being charged for 12!) not cool!

    • Liz Cadman,
      Any way to contact Walmart brand share about the double charges beside email? It’s getting me no where with reply back from customer service:0/

      • I emailed via their contact form yesterday morning and amazingly got a reply, and was told some people were mistakenly billed for their October batch?? Anywho, they have issued me a refund which is reflected in my account already!! I also cancelled my sub with them because I really didn’t care for the last 2 boxes……

      • Hey, I didn’t get a reply back via email either but they did refund my account this morning. I also reached out to them on FB (where someone actually got back to me) and Twitter so maybe try those avenues.

  13. I actually received my box about 2 weeks ago. I think I got the classic box. Different items than on this review. Everything was great except the toothpaste. It was the most horrible tasting toothpaste I’ve ever used, and it was not the mint one. I believe it was the whitening one. Don’t remember because I tossed it.

  14. I just got my classic box. It has the dove body wash, dove deodorant, the bath soak in lavender, vaseline lotion, Aussie hairspray, a pack of 10 cetaphil cleansing cloths and a Roc moisturizer with spf 30. Great deal for $5!

    • I just got mine today too and got the exact same items as you. I was worried because it was shipped so late that it wouldn’t be good but I was wrong. I am happy with everything in my fall box. I am in Maryland and maybe they ship the east coast last?

      • I’m in Texas. It did seem to take forever for it to ship!

    • I got same box, and I agree……it’s a great deal for $5. I will use everything in it and love the unscented items they included!

      • yes, I got the same samples…when does the next Box come out?? I think it s the winter Box.

  15. I received the same items in my trendsetter box. I was a little worried as it shipped so late and some folks mentioned that the later shipments have less items but I am happy with the contents and am looking forward to trying a few new things. I will use everything except the bath soak (mine had a small tear and half it came out in the box but since it’s dry, large crystals wasn’t messy to clean). I saw a large bottle of the hair/skin/nails gummies at Costco. I might actually pick up a bottle. I really liked them. My classic beauty box just shipped Friday, 10/14, so that won’t be here for another week perhaps.

    • I also received dry shampoo and brush cleaning cloths.

  16. I got my box and i love it.

  17. I like this box and I will use everything. I go stay with my daughter about once a month and love taking travel sizes with me. I get both boxes, the Trendsetter (for younger folks) and the Classic box. They sometimes have a few of the same items but I don’t mind that at all. I just donate what I don’t need to my homeless project. Who can complain for $5.00? I’ll tell you who- Chronic Malcontents! Bwahaha!

    • What’s homeless project?

  18. Am I the only one who still hasn’t got their box?

    • Nope! I ordered a second box for a friend this go around and only received one! I’ve emailed them twice and they said that they mail them mid October. I got my other box weeks and weeks ago!

    • Nope! They charged me but haven’t sent it yet!

      • I got my fall box last week but I also got an email saying delivery might be behind because of hurricane Matthew. Don’t know if that affected where you live

    • I just got mine yesterday.

    • I havent received mine yet either

  19. New subscriber here. When can you order the next Walmart beauty box and when does it ship?? Is there only one choice for the $5.00 box?

    • You can order it through it’s a quarterly box so you only get it for each starting season. The boxes send out at all different times when they start shipping for each season one time I got it first of the month others middle to late. Some boxes do have different items in them but they are usually the same. Hope this helps!

    • There are two different $5 boxes. It goes by your age. The only way to get both is to do it through two different email addresses. I don’t remember the exact age of the other box so do about 55 years of age to be sure.

      • I’ve been getting both the trendsetter & classic boxes for a while now on the same email. my trendsetter was missing the toothpaste (I now realize), but I have a large tube I got from another sub earlier in the year. oh well, it’s not enough to worry about with a low price like this sub.

    • If you go into your account info at the bottom you will see “add another subscription”. Change the DOB for the other one. You could receive more than one of you’d like. Classic Beauty is 35+ and Trendsetter is younger than that age. I’ve only received the summer set of both and neither had duplicates. Hope that helps.

  20. I have been taking those gummy vitamins for about two years now. They’re like bedtime candy. Not sure if they really work, but my hair is down to my lower back and grows fast. Shrug. Genetics, gummies, both, idk.

  21. I am 33 and got different items as well.
    I didn’t get the toothpaste.
    My Classic box was even worse.
    I didn’t get much at all and most were the same items from the Trendsetter box so now I have dupes which I don’t mind.
    Can’t beat it tho for $5. Plus it’s fun.

    • I didn’t get 3 of the items you got. No Burts Bees, Dove deodorant or Cetophil. Weird 🙁

      Can’t remember if I received other items, my daughter and I grabbed pretty quickly the items we wanted hahaha.

      • I didn’t get those items either in my box

    • What’s in the classic box for fall?

      • My classic box had Aussie hair spray, cetaohil makeup remover wipes, Vaseline intensive care unscented lotion, dove body wash, dove deodorant, bath salts, and ROC neck and face cream.

  22. I received both boxes and I could not tell which was the classic or the trendsetter. They were similar, had many same items. Nothing too exciting in either box, but everything was useful.

  23. I got like half of that in my box. I had a Vaseline sampler lotion and a couple of other things but I didn’t get to try the cleansing oil. (I’ve tried DHCs so I am not worried about that too much) but the Biore and the face cleanser would have been cool. I would have liked to have tried the gummies as well.

    • If you are over 35 maybe you got the other version of the box?

  24. I got a few different things. I didnt get the toothpaste or cleansing oil packet. I got a nice sample sized burts bees body lotion, vaseline lotion (which is the third time in a row i have gotten this in a walmart beauty box) and I got a tiny sample of simple micellar cleansing water. Great box though! I love walmart beauty box.

  25. I’m not feeling bad about cancelling this sub. It’s ok but nothing to get excited over

    • me either…bye bye box!

  26. I received the exact box and I love it. I’m surprised it’s total value is only $8, thought it would be more, but I’m not complaining because everything will be put to use!

  27. My favorite was the Hello toothpaste. I’ve been using it exclusively since we got it in a PSMH box. I’m allergic to some toothpaste ingredients so I love this brand. Weird but certain ingredients cause chronic, painful cracking in the corners of my mouth. I mentioned the cracking to my dentist and he told me or I never would have thought of it. And it really does whiten your teeth.

  28. I Get this box for my mom and She got toothpaste and shampoo dove and and the bath soak lavender foil sample and paper. She didn’t like it. Not worth 5 dollars. Maybe 3 dollars. She doesn’t use that kind of toothpaste she’s 80 she has dentures. Wish their was a senior box

  29. I LOVED this box! I’ve been getting these boxes for awhile now and this one was my favorite so far. I could think of an immediate use for every item. I ate the gummies immediately ? and I’ve enjoyed using the shower mask – what a great idea! I’m surprised by the box’s low RV – but not disappointed – because it contained so many practical products.

  30. Wow I feel like your box had everything I had but a few extra things throw in. I guess there is a new lady in charge and taking the walmart beauty box to the next level and I can tell just by the last 2 boxes for myself. My box use to be a month late and half the amount of samples….but it has been really really sooo much better for me.

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