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Walmart Beauty Box Review – Summer 2017 – Classic 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).

You can sign up for both like I did – just change your birthday year for the different account. Check out my post on the Trendsetter and Classic options to see how to get both options.

This is the best packaging I’ve seen from Walmart Beauty Box to date – I’m impressed with the separate lid design!

This is a review of the Classic 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 (Classic 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 31 Beauty Subscription Boxes to Try in 2017!

RoC Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Chest, Neck, and Face Cream – 5 ml Value $2.50

This SPF 30 sunscreen is a rich formula that blends in clear easily and leaves you with a matte finish. I wish it was fragrance-free, but at least the scent is light. (And I appreciate a reminder to apply sunscreen beyond my chin!)

Dove Refresh + Care Volume + Fullness Dry Shampoo – 1.15 oz Value $1.40

This dry shampoo goes on clear (which is great if you have dark roots like I do). I wasn’t crazy about the powdery scent, but it fades pretty quickly. I didn’t notice any volume or fullness from this dry shampoo, though. It stacks up well with other dry shampoos for removing excess oil, but I didn’t notice anything special.

Banana Boat Dry Balance SPF 30 – 1 oz Value $1.33

Unlike most sunscreens that usually have a bit of a greasy finish, this sunscreen actually has a matte finish! It’s a pretty amazing formula – and this sample is good for one full use!

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Facial Moisturizer – 5 ml Value $.90

I sampled this before thanks to the Spring 2017 Walmart Beauty Box Trendsetter Box.

It’s a great product if you like the scent of coconuts! The formula is free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, mineral oil, etc. And it is made with fair trade coconut oil! The formula is a lightweight cream that absorbed almost instantly. It’s a perfect summer moisturizer!

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Luminous Hydration Facial Oil – 1 ml Value $.33

This facial oil is ingredient conscious just like the moisturizer! I recommend using this if you are looking for a light sheen on your skin – it’s a nice subtle way to get the “luminous” look.

POND’S Original Fresh MoistureClean Towelettes – 5 count Value $1

These are different than other makeup remover wipes I’ve tried – they are a little soapy! They left my skin feeling cleansed and refreshed (and did a pretty good job at removing makeup, too), but I avoided using them on my eye area because of the soapy factor.

Pantene Pro-V Dream Care Shampoo – 50 ml Value $.45

I always appreciate when a subscription box includes both the shampoo and conditioner from the same line so you can get the full experience.

Pantene Pro-V Dream Care Conditioner – 1.7 oz Value $.45

I found mixed reviews on this shampoo and conditioner when I looked it up. (Some said it left their hair feeling like straw, other people loved it.) So I sampled it sparingly, and I can’t say I noticed any difference in my hair. If you’ve used this shampoo/conditioner and recommend it, let us know!

Lastly, this box came with a coupon from Smile Direct Club:


($55 off impression kit and $100 off aligners.)

Verdict: This box has a value of about $8.45. That’s OK for a $5 Beauty Box, but considering some of these samples were sent out last season in the Trendsetter box, I’m a little disappointed. It’s not a terrible box, but it’s not a good box for me.

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 (75)

  1. My Summer Classic box was different (so was my Trendsetter box). I got mask remover sponges/Dove body wash/Pantene shampoo/conditioner/Dove deodorant (solid) and Tresemme Hairspray.

    • Mine too

      • Mine too. I got 3 things. Deodorant lotion and olay trial. I was very disappointed. And over 2 weeks late.

  2. I was looking for spoilers or any word on the fall box. I don’t know how I didn’t realize this until now but I definately got the bottom of the barrel on the summer box. I got the shampoo,conditioner,dry shampoo,sunscreen and makeup remover wipes. I didn’t get the Roc or the 2 Palmers samples. Might seem a bit petty but the Palmers would have been nice to try or have in my travel bag. Kinda seems like the longer I’m subscribed, the more I get the bottom if the barrel boxes… Still, it’s $5.00 quarterly & everything I did get has been useful. Still looking forward to the Fall box.

  3. I was receiving both boxes. I cancelled them. I was understanding when I didn’t receive the same items as others in the Spring box. I assumed it was because I ordered it late, but there is no reason why I should have been shorted with the summer boxes. It’s simply not worth it. We can all get the same lame samples by simply signing up for free samples on other sites. I’m currently waiting on my Fabfitfun box. Hopefully, I won’t be disappointed like I was with Walmart’s “beauty” boxes.

  4. I need a phone number to call Walmart Beauty Box customer service

  5. I just got mine today! I was charged weeks ago. I contacted customer service and they never replied. My box only had a Pantene shampoo and conditioner, a hairspray, a tiny deodorant, body wash, and the mask removal sponges. Much less than other people, it seems. Very disappointed. Nothing very unique or fun in here. Cancelling today.

    • Don’t feel bad..I got only 3 items.. I cancelled too. Not worth it. My daughter gets the trendsetter and she only received a few items too.

    • I got the exact same box. So disappointed when I see pictures posted of so many other items received in boxes. Mine didn’t even have the tissue paper in it.

    • I thought it was just me, my box only had a few things in it. I feel ripped off compared to other people.

    • Same. I received my classic one today. Pantene shampoo and conditioner again, same dove deodorant, dove shower gel ( smells good), mask remover sponges and a tresseme hairspray. No tissue paper. Oh well… We received the leftovers.

    • I received the same few items…not impressed. I’m a new subscriber and will give this another time or two to see if there is improvement in the variety of products.

    • That’s exactly what I received. Felt like the end of season leftovers and not even a $5 retail value. Sent an email to their customer service. No response. Also signed up under another account and said I was 18, to get the Trendsetter version, too. I’ll give it another month, to get the “first run” samples and then decide if I’m cancelling the older age-classic box or the younger age- Trendsetter box, or both.

  6. So disappointed. I received my daughter’s trendsetter box today. We were looking forward the nails and the face cleansing wipes for her age (teenagers loves nails!!!). She received Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner 50ml, Got2B Ultra Glued Styling Gel, Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Gel ( we don’t have makeup brushes at all), Aveeno Lotion (good to have it in your purse),Banana Boat Dry sunscreen, Ecotools Mask Remover Sponges, another SOO AE vitamin mask ( the same I received in the Spring Box). No deodorant, no Gel Nails , no cleansing facial wipes. Oh well, I’m pretty sure she only will use the sunscreen and the Aveeno lotion. I do hope that my Classic Box will be better and useful.

  7. I just got my Walmart box today (7/10) and I must have really been the last box filled. I received only 5 items, Pantene shampoo and conditioner, hairspray, and TWO dial deodorant samples (I guess they were trying to make up for a lack of other items?). I cancelled. I routinely buy better products than the samples they send.

  8. I still haven’t received my Trendsetter box, not even a shipping confirmation, even though I was charged for it more than a week ago. So when I logged in to my account yesterday I noticed that Walmart revamped the beauty box page, and now you can fill out a beauty profile for a more “customized” experience.
    Considering that in reality they obviously just throw some random samples together for everyone, seeing that made me laugh. 😀
    After I finally receive the summer Trendsetter, I will unsubscribe and never look back. For $40 a year I can definitely do better with travel size samples.

    • I wrote Walmart a few times and no response. Finally just cancelled on the 3rd. No charge, no box, nothing…
      I got email yesterday that I would be cancelled after these shipments…
      I checked account again and magically I am charged for both boxes.
      Today I received my classic Box. Way disappointed!!
      Pantene items, and Same as spring – sunscreen, dry shampoo and a pamphlet about dentist. NO lotion, NO deodorant, NO toothpaste… just those 4 items.
      Glad I cancelled. Unbelievable.

  9. Although my box was very heavy, it didn’t make up from the crappy spring box, where I felt mine may have been one of the last boxes packed and they were out of anything decent. This time I got Ban deodorant, Pantene shampoo and Conditioner, Burt’s Bees lotion, Soapbox body wash, travel Colgate, Dove Dry Shampoo, Got2b gel. So it was 7 samples and one full-size, but nothing I was excited about at all. I would have loved the oils, but honestly, I’d much prefer to cancel Wal-Mart and take the $5 and add another$5 and get one of the $10 boxes, where I can get quality samples and not junk I’ll never use.

    • I got the same box as you. I was surprised at the size of everything in the box. But I don’t understand how this is a “beauty” box when there’s no makeup or even nail polish in it. I did really like the burt’s bees lotion though

      • I got the same box too. I was surprised but I do like the larger size of the Pantene and the Burts bees was a pleasant surprise. I already have tons of makeup wipes from subs and the oil samples were repeats. I actually like this one better than the one I thought I was getting.

    • These are the samples my teen daughter got in her trendsetter box yesterday. If I get the same ones in my classic box I am going to cancel both subscriptions and just order 2 of the Target boxes when they look good.

  10. This Summer 2017 box was the most disappointing one I’ve received. Mine (classic version) had the Dove dry shampoo, Pantene shampoo/ conditioner, sunscreen, and Soapbox body wash. No coupons. These items would not cost $5 to buy in store. Walmart needs some consistency. It seems employees just randomly toss items into our boxes, and we get what we get.

    • This was mine too…just came today. First time I’ve been disappointed. Not even a pice of tissue paper, and no Ponds cloths 🙁

      I keep getting dry shampoo and I am NEVER going to use it

  11. I got the Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner
    Banana Boat Sun Lotion
    Dove Dry Shampoo
    Soapbox Bodywash
    and the ROC sample.
    I don’t care for the dry shampoo but like everything else, just a little sad I got three items less, I would have liked the ponds, and the oils.

    • I got the same box as you.

    • This was my exact box too, and not even any tissue paper. Not cool to pay the same price as everyone else and get less products. Let alone that it gets sent to me so late when I’ve been subscribed for months. I literally just got it yesterday 7/7. I am not happy at all.

      • I got the same box. 6 samples but the ROC is so tiny. It is like paying retail cost for samples. Terrible box. I’m also canceling.

  12. Summer was my least favorite box so far–generally, there are one or two things in each box that make me think Wow. Not this time. Roc (I started buying it once they send me a full sized product in one of these boxes) made a mistake–the sample size is fine–but they should have included a high-value coupon in the packet.

  13. I didn’t get either of the coconut oils. I got another dove deodorant sample. Canceled! I have gotten the same items in every box for a year.

    • I got the same box. I’ve lost track of how many of those dove deodorant samples they’ve sent me. I think I get on in almost every box.

  14. Got mine today, also did not get the oils, got a dove deodorant. That actually works for me, I like the travel deodorants better.

  15. Considering the box is $5, seems great. But, when I spent $5 in spring and didn’t use the ban deodorant, Dove dry shampoo, toothpaste I am not thrilled to get exactly what I did not use before.
    I would rather use the money to buy what I will use in the store.
    I’m wondering how they decide to ship boxes…
    It’s surely not length of membership…

    • Last season I got the leftovers. My boxes were empty compared to others’ and they came super late.

      This time I cancelled and resubscribed and got two boxes full of stuff and on the early side, but the contents of both classic and trendsetter were exactly the same and didn’t match the spoilers or Liz’s MSA review at all. I’m not unhappy with them, sort of bummed about two of the same box, but it’s all useable to me at least.

      Come to think of it, some of the stuff I got was stuff I expected to get in the spring but got foil packets instead.

      So who knows how they do this.

    • Oh and the sunscreen as well…

  16. I get both the classic and trendsetter boxes, and they arrived today. The contents in each were exactly the same! It’s like a hybrid between both boxes’ spoilers:

    -Got2B Ultra Glued Invincible Styling Gel
    -Pantene Pro-V Dream Carr shampoo and conditioner (one bottle of each)
    -Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk&Honey Body Lotion
    -Ban Powder Fresh Roll-On
    -Dove dry shampoo
    -Soapbox sea minerals body wash
    -Colgate Optic White

    I’m not psyched about an exact double, but if I had to get doubles, at least it’s a box chock full of travel sizes and full size products (deodorant) with no foil packets! They were heavy!

    • Also, both the shampoo and conditioner were 100mL 🙂

    • I received these same items; it was disappointing. Wanted to try the ROC product and I would have preferred the sunscreen product over deodorant/antiperspirant.

  17. I got a totally different box. I got the Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner, Dove dry shampoo, Burts Bees Lotion (YEAAAAAH), Colgate Optic White toothpaste, soapbox body was, Ban roll on. and got2be ultra glued. I LOVE Burts Bees so I’m happy with that, and I always keep a deodorant in my purse cuz I’m that girl so I’ll always take a travel size deodorant. Everything else though is going in my stocking stuffer box.

    • This is what I got! This is ALSO what I got in my Trendsetter box. Silly me, expecting the two boxes to be different.

      • Gosh, I’ll be totally disappointed if my boxes are the same. I mean, the one thing I was even looking forward to in the Trendsetter box, considering this season’s boxes’ completely lackluster “curation”, was the mask sponges.
        But then, if I needed any extra push to swear off the Walmart beauty boxes forever, this would be it. 😃
        I don’t care that it’s only $5, as some are pointing out, since these boxes always deliver a lot more disappointment than joy. I suspect I’d do better in the Target travel size isle picking items I actually want and need, anyway.

      • I honestly think the Walmart boxes are crapshoots. From personal experience, and from comments, I’ve seen all kinds of different scenarios for those that are subbed to either, or both, boxes. I’ve seen where they’re both either mostly or exactly the same, where they’re exactly like what the bloggers get, where people get last season’s(!) boxes instead of the current season, where one or both boxes come with mostly different products than what was spoiled. I’ve actually had all of these happen to me when I was subbed. I was okay with it though because I knew it was a gamble, but I can definitely see how it’d be irritating to others.

        I always feel a bit of dread when I see the “spoilers” come out because I know a lot of people (understandably) rely on them, but I just know there’s always going to be a ton of comments stating disappointment because their boxes looked nothing like the spoilers.

      • Was that why you unsubscribed?

  18. Looks pretty dull,way worse than the trendsetter which was alright.I liked that they put the nails in it. Makes me wonder how they make the decisions on what items go in each box.Im thinking they need to give the person who decided what went in the classic a vacation.Because clearly they need a rest.

    • LOL!!!! Best comment of the day!

      • Bahaaa I like a little humor with my subscription boxes

    • Love it! Thank you for the laugh!

  19. I have a real hard time complaining about a box that costs $5 including shipping, when I know from selling on Ebay, that to send a similar sized box, it costs a little over $10. So they are spending money to just for postage on these boxes.

    I sub to both the Classic and Trendsetter. I got super spoiled last month enjoying that special Canada Dry sponsored box, that was stuffed to the brim with really fun curated items! I so loved that box! This month seems a little ho-hum in comparison, but as I said, surprises in the mail for $5? Are you kidding me? No complaints here.

    The Classic was less enjoyable this month than the Trendsetter, in contrast to previous months where the Classic was better. So this fluctuates from month to month. This month in the Trendsetter box, I really enjoyed the cute nails, and the mask removing sponges. I also enjoyed having different face wipes in each box.

    • How do you subscribe to two boxes? You said you were getting the classic and the trendsetter but for some reason I can only get the classic. Any help would be great

  20. I got the same box as Liz except I got a Dove deodorant instead of the coconut oil.

    • Me too! Since I got the coconut oil last time it was nice to get the deodorant.

  21. I received my box today, and it’s pretty much completely different. For one thing I got two Pantene shampoos, no conditioner. So I have three bottles of shampoo in one box – two Pantene and the dry Dove one. 🙄
    No Roc, no Pond’s wipes, no coconut oil (this one I am okay with though, since I got it before) and no sunscreen for me.
    Instead I got:
    Colgate Optic White toothpaste
    Soapbox body wash
    Ban roll-on deodorant
    and the Got2b hair gel which I thought was supposed to be in the Trendsetter box.
    How lucky for me. 😐
    I think I’ll cancel both boxes and just use the $10 to buy what I need, since I am not sure that my personal value with the Walmart beauty boxes even adds up to that. 😒

    • Oh, yes, and the Burt’s Bees Milk & Honey body lotion, which is the only item in the box I am remotely happy with.

  22. This was my first time receiving a Walmart Beauty Box. I was rather pleased with what was in mine.

    In my box there was the Styling Gel from Schwarzkopf, Burt’s Bees Nourishing Body Lotion, Body Wash from Soapbox, Colgate Optic White, Ban Roll-On, Dove Dry Shampoo, Pantene Dreamcare Shampoo and Conditioner.

  23. I use all the items in the walmart box to restock my travel bags so I am okay with the repeats from the spring like the sunscreen and I use the dry shampoo to freshen up my wigs (whenever I wear them) so for 5 dollars, it is another win win.

  24. I already got those items in the spring box. They have gone down hill. I will be unsubscribing now. It is not worth $40 dollars a year at all!

    • $40? Do you get both Classic and Trendsetter? I just get one… so only $5 per quarter.

  25. I loved the last box, and this one is so-so for me. I won’t use the shampoo/conditioner or the dry shampoo, but I’m sure I’ll find someone that will. You can’t win them all, and the $5 price tag keeps me from cancelling. Fingers crossed for a good Target box next week!

  26. Half of this box looks like my spring box. Mine hasn’t shipped yet and always looks different from yours. I didn’t get the cute pink nail polish last time. I’ll probably cancel mine, but I send one to a college girl and think its a great way to let her know I’m thinking of her. And most of the stuff is very usable. If they had one for men I’d send one to my son in college too.

    • There is a one time buy Men’s Box available right now for $7. I actually bought one for my ex-husband!

  27. I got both the Trendsetter and Classic today, and I think both are fantastic. I do like the Trendsetter best, the nail set is cute and love the makeup wipes.

  28. My box arrived today and it’s identical to yours. Ho hum box but I was happy to discover the Pond’s wipes. They melted off makeup and didn’t irritate my eyes at all. I do hope the Trendsetter box is better.

  29. Very disappointing.

  30. Wal Mart needs to step it up. this is probably the most boring beauty box they have given us so far. I remember when they actually sent us decent deluxe sized samples. Come on wal Mart, you can do it! <3

    • What I really can’t take with Walmart is that what you see in the spoilers might not be at all what you receive. The initial spoilers might even be perfectly good, but that doesn’t mean anything as far as what YOU receive.
      I am very tired of this, and I don’t think that’s a way to do a beauty box.
      The way Walmart does it is, I am pretty sure, just have a warehouse with a bunch of travel size items and instructing the employees to stuff the boxes with whatever samples they have on hand.

      • I wonder if we could get a peek at the facility? 😀

      • Maybe there should be a disclaimer on the “spoilers” posts stating that not everyone will be getting those items, (or maybe there already is one? I can’t remember) because I think what’s really being shown are the items that the first person who was able to post on social media received in their box.

      • What gets me is the total unprofessionalism and the (typical for Walmart, I suppose) complete disregard for customer satisfaction.
        It’s down to the little things with them, like the fact that I received my box yesterday and then received the shipping notification at 11pm.
        I wish a company like that could just get their act together and stop embarrassing themselves.

      • Yeah, I got my shipping confirmations last night even though they shipped five days ago.

  31. Looks really boring this time. They need to add new products for us to try. Tired of the same stuff. May have to cancel soon.

  32. This classic looks much better to me than the Trendsetter box this month. I thought the Trendsetter one was pretty terrible this time around with the stick on nails and the hair gel. Ugh.

    • I totally agree. I used to get both but I canceled the classic because I was basically just getting double of everything but this time they are actually different and I like the Classic… 🙁

  33. Mine came today! It’s the same as yours, except that instead of any Palmer’s coconut items, there was a packet of Burt’s Bees night cream (0.06 oz.) which I will certainly use. No chance yet to sample the rest of it!
    The small spf tubes are handy to carry with me, in case it ever stops raining and the sun comes out!

    • I didn’t get any Palmer’s or Burt’s Bees! I was looking forward to trying one of those. At least my last box (the thank you one for long time subscribers) was good.

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