33 Best Makeup + Beauty Monthly Subscription Boxes for 2018!
We’ve been reviewing makeup subscription boxes for years—they’re not only fun to get, but fun to give! Looking for the perfect gift for makeup and beauty lovers? Browse this list for some of our favorite subscription boxes filled with cosmetics, skincare, hair products, and other self-care surprises!
Here are our all-time favorite makeup and beauty subscription boxes:
Price: $21 a month. Sign up here!
Why it’s 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, and one of the best beauty boxes currently available. (If you can only do one or two beauty boxes a month, I would recommend this as one of them!)
Be sure to read our Boxycharm vs Ipsy post and see what we received in a 6 month subscription to learn more! Also check out our Boxycharm spoilers to get a preview of what will come in your first box when you subscribe.
Price: $10 a month. Sign up here!
Why it’s a must: It’s a beauty subscription box from Sephora! It’s only $10! Each month you’ll get 5 beauty samples, plus an additional perfume sample. The brands they feature in the box are the same ones they sell at Sephora stores, so it’s a high-end collection of samples, and they often showcase new products, too.
Price: $35 a quarter. Sign up here!
Why it’s 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!)
Price: Varies in cost (Usually $7). Check availability here!
Why it’s 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).
Price: $15 a month – Sign up here to save $5 off your first month!
Why it is a must: Each month, Allure sends subscribers 5 beauty samples (sometimes a full-size item), and there’s usually a bonus 6th item, too. They send some high-end brands, and the sample sizes are usually generous, too!
Price: $10 a month. Sign up here!
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!
Price: $19 a month. Sign up here!
Why it is a must: Look Fantastic Beauty Box is a beauty subscription box from the UK that includes at least 6 handpicked items along with an issue of Elle UK magazine. The box includes skincare, haircare, cosmetics and body products curated around a theme. Shipping is free to the US, and the value of these boxes is always impressive!
Price: $15.95 a month. Sign up here!
Why it is a must: If you are interested in bold, vegan makeup, this is the subscription for you. Each month you’ll get 3-4 full-size makeup products with a total value of around $40. It’s a great way to try out everything Medusa’s Makeup offers at a deep discount!
Check out our Medusa’s Makeup Beauty Box reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Price: $14 a month. Sign up here!
Why it is a must: Looking for an inexpensive makeup box that sends you on-trend, full-size beauty items? This is your box! (Just make sure you are OK with getting some bold/daring makeup!)
Check out our Ricky’s NYC Cult Crushes reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
10. Pearlesque Box
Why it is a must: Pearlesque Box is a monthly subscription box that highlights one natural beauty brand each month. They include full size and deluxe size products, so it is a great way to really try out a brand and see if it is for you.
Why it is a must: Benevolent Beauty sends out strictly cruelty-free items in the categories of cosmetics, hair care, skin care, and beauty tools.
Ships to: US and worldwide!
Price: $10 a month (Pay 6 months up front). Sign up here!
Why it is a must: You have to pay $60 up front for 6 months of this subscription, but $10 a box is a fantastic deal for these expensive beauty samples! (A typical box has a value of over $80!)
Check out our Sisley Paris Beauty Box reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
13. MINTD Box
Why it is a must: If you want a luxury beauty box, this one checks all the boxes. Every box you’ll receive 4-5 full size or deluxe size beauty products. It’s a spa day in a box!
Check out our MINTD Box reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
14. Beauty Heroes
Price: $115 for 3 months. Sign up here!
Why it is a must: If you love natural and organic beauty products, I highly recommend this subscription. They send out a “hero” item each month (AKA full-size item), and a “side kick” item (sometimes full-size, sometimes deluxe size) from one brand. It’s a great way to discover new natural beauty brands and sample multiple items from their line.
Price: $20.95 a month. Sign up here!
Why it is a must: Looking for Cruelty-Free, Vegan and Paraben-Free makeup with amazing pigment? This is the subscription! Each month you’ll get 4 full-size makeup items, plus a new makeup bag!
Price: $39 a month. Sign up here!
Why it is a must: If you’re looking for an ingredient-conscious, full-size, makeup box, this is a high-quality pick. All items are made exclusively for this box and are guaranteed to be vegan, natural, and cruelty-free.
Check out our Teri Miyahari reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
17. Julep Maven
Price: $24.99 a month (Or $19.99 a month with a 3-month subscription). Sign up here to get a free 12-piece nail polish box when you sign up!
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).
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!
Price: $29.95 a box plus $8.95 shipping (ships every other month).Sign up here!
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. They recently revamped to 2.0 – which means lots of new brands!
Check out my New Beauty Test Tube reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Price: $24.95 a month. Sign up here!
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.
Price: $5 a quarter. Sign up here!
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.
22. Petit Vour
Price: $15 a month ($23 a month to Canada). Sign up here!
Why it is a must: If you are looking for vegan and/or natural beauty products, this box is for you! 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!
Price: $39.95 per quarter. Sign up here!
Why it is a must: The Vegan Cuts Makeup Box is a new quarterly box from Vegan Cuts. It joins the Vegan Cuts line up of the monthly Beauty Box and Snack Box. If you want only full-size makeup, and monthly is a little too frequent for you, this is a great way to refresh your makeup bag each season.
Check out our reviews of the Vegan Cuts Makeup Box to learn more about this subscription box!
Price: $49.95 every other month. Sign up here!
Why it is a must: Looking for a mix of high-end natural and organic beauty products? This beauty box sends you several new products in a luxe box every other month.
Price: $10 a month. Sign up here!
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.)
26. Deck of Scarlet
Price: $29.95 a box. Sign up here!
Why it is a must: Love palettes? This beauty subscription sends you a new palette with lip and eyeliner every other month. Plus the formulas are 100% cruelty-free, paraben free, and made in the USA.
Check out Deck of Scarlet reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
27. We Are Onyx Box
Price: $25 a box. Sign up here!
Why it is a must: This beauty box for women of color features a mix of haircare, skincare, and cosmetics every month. And the value is typically are over $70 a box!
Check out our We Are Onyx Box reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Price: $19.99 a box. Sign up here and get a free bonus brush in your first box!
Why it is a must: Now that you have lots of beauty and makeup subscriptions, you need makeup brushes to go with all your new products! This subscription sends out 3-7 quality brushes every month, with a guaranteed value of at least $30!
Check out our LiveGlam MorpheMe Brush Club reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
29. Maple Blume
Price: $120 + $20 shipping CAD to the US (About $112 total). Sign up here!
Why is it a must: Looking for a luxe, treat yo’ self, natural beauty box? This is your box! And they ship every other month, so that helps with the price tag!
Ships to: US and Canada
Check out all of our Maple Blume reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Why it is a must: This is a great beauty subscription for anyone who loves a good sheet mask! And an inexpensive subscription, too.
Ships to: US and worldwide!
Check out our Facetory reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
31. GoodBeing Box
Price: $21 a month. Sign up here!
Why it is a must: This is a natural and organic beauty box that lets you customize! Each month you’ll get to pick two of your products, and you’ll be surprised by the rest!
Check out my GoodBeing reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Price: $15 a month. Sign up here!
Why is it a must: Want to make sure you only get department store-quality beauty items in your subscription box? Macy’s fits the bill! Every month you’ll receive 5 beauty samples (a mix of makeup and skincare), 1 perfume sample, and a makeup bag. Plus you’ll receive a $5 coupon to use on any Macy’s beauty purchase.
Check out my Macy’s Beauty Box reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Price: $39 a month ($78 for 2 months, or sign up for 6 or 21 months to save more per box). Sign up here!
Why is it a must: This is a great subscription box for anyone looking to discover great high-end natural beauty brands. Each box includes 2-4 full or deluxe sized organic, natural and cruelty-free beauty items
Check out my Clean Beauty Box by Art of Organics reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
What do you think of these makeup and beauty subscription boxes? What are your favorites? Any more I should add to this list?