31 Best Makeup + Beauty Monthly Subscription Boxes for 2019!
Curious about beauty subscription boxes? You’ve come to the right place!
We’ve been reviewing beauty subscription boxes since 2012, from big-name boxes to awesome up-and-comers. These subscriptions represent our absolute favorite subscriptions for discovering new cosmetics, skin care, hair care, and more. These are the subscriptions we recommend to friends and give as gifts—if you’ve been looking for a beauty box to try, you can’t go wrong with one from this list!
Want more? Check out our list of reader-voted best beauty boxes of 2018 and our full list of beauty subscription boxes!
Price: $10 a month. Sign up here!
Why we love it: 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 boxes 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, and they occasionally send beauty tools like brushes and tweezers, too!
Price: $10 a month. Sign up here!
Why we love it: Birchbox is one of the original beauty boxes, and it’s one of our favorites for discovering new beauty brands. (They also recently launched their own in-house brands!) Each month, you’ll get 5 beauty samples (haircare, skincare, makeup, nail polish, fragrance, etc.). We really love that they let you pick one of your samples each month—that way you have something specific to look forward to, but you still get to be surprised by the rest of the box!
Price: $15 a month. Sign up here to save $5 off your first month!
Why we love it: 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 pretty generous. This box really brings the fun of Allure Magazine to life!
Price: $21 a month. Sign up here!
Why we love it: This is the subscription box that always makes us say, “How do they do it?!” Almost every month, subscribers get over $100 worth of beauty and makeup products for only $21. If you’re 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, we would recommend making this 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: $49.95 every other month. Sign up here!
Why we love it: Looking for a mix of high-end natural and organic beauty products? This thoughtfully curated subscription sends you a small assortment of unique skincare and cosmetic products from ingredient-conscious companies. Every box centers around a different theme and arrives in an ethically made box made from tree-free handmade paper. (We love finding ways to use these sturdy, lidded boxes around the house—they’re perfect for Marie-Kondo-ing your drawers!)
Price: $24.95 a month. Sign up here!
Why we love it: This is another high-value box. (The retail value of the items inside usually hits around the $100 mark!) BeautyFIX typically provides a good mix of makeup, skin care, and hair care products (though we’ve noticed that it features more hair products than most other beauty boxes). If you’re looking for a nice variety of items and a great value for the price, BeautyFIX almost always delivers.
Price: $19.99 a box. Sign up here and get a free bonus brush in your first box!
Why we love it: Growing your makeup collection? How about some new makeup brushes to go with all those new products? MorpheMe sends you 3-7 quality brushes every month, with a guaranteed value of at least $30. (LiveGlam also offers a liquid lipstick subscription that has us totally smitten—check it out here and get a free lippie when you do!)
Check out our LiveGlam MorpheMe Brush Club reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Price: $10 a month. Sign up here!
Why we love it: If you know and love Sephora, chances are you’ll really love their super-affordable subscription box! Each box includes 5 beauty samples, plus an additional perfume sample. The brands they include in the box are the same ones they sell at Sephora stores. In other words, expect samples from high-end brands and must-try newcomers featuring the latest and greatest hues and ingredients.
Price: $35 a quarter. Sign up here!
Why we love it: Yuzen is basically a spa experience in a box! If you are looking for a natural/ingredient-conscious beauty box with a luxe feel, we 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!
Price: Varies in cost (Usually $7). Check availability here!
Why we love it: Target releases new one-time-purchase beauty boxes about every other month (though they’re not an official subscription yet), and they always sell out within hours. Why? They’re literally that good! Target Beauty Boxes always offer great value, 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—you can save the Target Beauty Coupon in your box to use on your next Target Beauty Box purchase!
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11. Deck of Scarlet
Price: $29.95 a box. Sign up here!
Why we love it: Add new hues into your beauty routine with this bi-monthly beauty subscription! Deck of Scarlet sends subscribers a new palette with a lip liner and an 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!
12. 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 we love it: 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 we love it: Cocotique is a subscription box made specifically for women of color! Each monthly box features 5-8 samples, full-size, and deluxe-size items from a myriad of awesome brands. Sometimes they’ll also do brand takeover months, where you’ll get a selection of full-size products from a single noteworthy brand!
Check out our Cocotique reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
14. GoodBeing Box
Price: $21 a month. Sign up here!
Why we love it: Not only does GoodBeing feature natural and organic beauty products—it lets you customize your box, too! Each month, you’ll get to pick two of your products. We love how that gives us something to look forward to with each box, plus we still get the surprise of seeing what other products we receive!
Check out my GoodBeing reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
15. Beauty Heroes
Price: $115 for 3 months. Sign up here!
Why we love it: If you love natural and organic beauty products, we highly recommend this subscription. They send out a “hero” item each month (a.k.a. a full-size item) and a “sidekick” item (which is sometimes full-size, sometimes deluxe-size) from one featured brand. It’s a great way to try multiple products from natural beauty brands worth discovering.
Price: $19 a month. Sign up here!
Why we love it: 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. Each box includes a mix of products, such as skin care, hair care, cosmetics, and body products, curated around a new 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 we love it: Is bold, head-turning makeup more your style? This vegan makeup subscription box is the one for you! Each month you’ll get 3-4 full-size makeup products from this iconic, adventurous brand 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!
18. Pearlesque Box
Why we love it: Pearlesque Box highlights one natural beauty brand each month. They include full-size and deluxe-size products, so you can really try out a brand and decide if it’s for you. (This is especially nice with skin care products, which typically take a few uses to start taking effect.) If you’re looking to detox your beauty collection this year, this subscription is the perfect way to start discovering cleaner, more natural brands.
Why we love it: Benevolent Beauty strictly features cruelty-free cosmetics, hair care, skin care, and beauty tools. Not only are the products kinder to animals—they look, feel, and perform beautifully, too. We’ve discovered so many unique brands via this great subscription box!
Price: $10 a month (Shortest plan starts at 6 months) Sign up here!
Why we love it: Sisley is a huge name in beauty for good reason! It’s certainly upscale—the shortest plan you can start with is 6 months ($60 pre-paid, which breaks down to $10 per month)—but the resulting value is impressive for these expensive beauty samples! A typical box contains over $80 in samples, all of which feature the high-end, effective formulations Sisley is known for.
Check out our Sisley Paris Beauty Box reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
21. MINTD Box
Why we love it: If you want a luxury beauty subscription, this one checks all the boxes! Every MINTD Box includes you’ll 4-5 full-size or deluxe-size beauty products from exquisite brands. Specializing in skin care, this subscription will have you glowing in no time.
Check out our MINTD Box reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Price: $20.95 a month. Sign up here!
Why we love it: Want cruelty-free, vegan, and paraben-free makeup that doesn’t fall short on amazing pigment? This is the subscription! Each month you’ll get 4 full-size makeup products that fit your values, plus a new makeup bag to store them in.
Price: $39 a month. Sign up here!
Why we love it: 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!
Price: $29.95 a box plus $8.95 shipping (ships every other month).Sign up here!
Why we love it: New Beauty Test Tube may just be the original beauty subscription box, and it is still going strong! This beauty box ships every other month, and features an assortment of full-size and deluxe-size products. They recently revamped, which means subscribers will get a ton of great new brands as well as beloved crowdpleasers!
Check out our New Beauty Test Tube reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Price: $5 a quarter. Sign up here!
Why we love it: If you check out the reviews on our site, you’ll see that the response to the Walmart Beauty Box is mixed. Here’s why—Walmart sends out extremely varied boxes each season. Some subscribers have received awesome boxes with full-size makeup and body care products, while other subscribers only get samples or foil packets. However, we put it on the list because 1) it’s just $5 and 2) if you don’t mind a gamble, this box offers a potentially big reward for a relatively small risk.
26. Petit Vour
Price: $15 a month ($23 a month to Canada). Sign up here!
Why we love it: This is a great subscription for fans of vegan and/or natural beauty products. Petit Vour focuses on quality over quantity—typically, you’ll receive around four samples, some of which may be full-size. We love the ingredient-conscious brands we’ve discovered via this subscription!
Check out our Petit Vour reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Price: $39.95 per quarter. Sign up here!
Why we love it: The Vegan Cuts Makeup Box is a quarterly box from Vegan Cuts, who you may know from their amazing beauty box or snack box. If you want full-size makeup, but monthly boxes are a little too much for you, we suggest trying this box—it’s a great way to refresh your makeup collection every season.
Check out our reviews of the Vegan Cuts Makeup Box to learn more about this subscription box!
28. Maple Blume
Price: $120 + $20 shipping CAD to the US (About $112 total). Sign up here!
Why we love it: Maple Blume is a Canadian luxury box that delivers on quality. It’s bi-monthly (as in, it arrives every other month), which helps make the higher price tag a little easier on your wallet. If you’re looking for some higher-end product discovery, this subscription is a great pick.
Check out all of our Maple Blume reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Why we love it: Get in on the sheet mask craze with this cute, colorful subscription! Facetory masks feature popular ingredients in their essences, such as superfoods, botanicals, hyaluronic acid, and even snail secretions. We love that this subscription encourages us to incorporate self-care into our regular routine (having sheet masks in the closet is the perfect excuse to kick back and relax), plus it’s an affordable way to test out the latest and greatest new miracle ingredients hitting the market!
Check out our Facetory reviews to learn more about this subscription box!
Price: $15 a month. Sign up here!
Why we love it: If you’re hoping for department-store-quality beauty items, there’s no safer bet than the Macy’s Beauty Box! Every month, you’ll receive a mix of 5 beauty and skincare samples, 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 we love it: This is the box for folks looking for high-end natural beauty brands! Each box includes 2-4 full- or deluxe-sized organic, natural, and cruelty-free beauty items. The products and the box itself are equally beautiful!
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?