Beauty Box 5 is a subscription box that sends 5 deluxe & full-sized products to your door each month. You receive a mix of products ranging from makeup, hair care, skincare, nail polish, beauty tools, and fragrances. Luxury, drugstore & Indie brands are included.
FYI - this July box didn't ship until August, and Beauty Box 5 hasn't been doing a great job of proactively communicating to customers or responding on social media. I've reached out to them to get a status update. I'll post when I hear back. In the meantime, I would not recommend signing up for a subscription until we know more.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Beauty Box 5
Cost: $12.00 per month, $30 for 3 months & $109 for 12 months. Shipping is free if it's within the US and $3.00 shipping for Canada
Products: 5 deluxe & full-size makeup, hair care, skincare, nail polish, beauty tools and fragrance products
Ships to: the lower 48 United States and Canada. Currently unable to ship to AK, HI, APO, and overseas.
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Each Beauty Box 5 comes with a description card. This month's theme is Adventure Awaits! (I love this print, too!)
Now, on to the items!
Styli Style Line & Seal Eyeliner - FULL SIZE! Value $6.50
This shade is "black pearl" but I'd consider it more of a grey. There are glitter flecks in the formula, too. The pigment is pretty good, and it glides on smoothly. (Swatched in lower photo.)
Manna Kadar GLO Illuminator - 8 ml Value $11.60
This liquid highlighter goes on shimmery pink, but it blends out into a barely-there glow. (It also works well mixed with body lotion for a little extra shimmer all over.)
While I feel Manna Kadar is a bit overexposed in subscription boxes, I'm a fan of this formula. (Swatched in lower photo.)
Seraphine Botanicals Quince & Crimson Lip/Cheek Crayon - FULL SIZE! Value $24
This is an intensely pigmented lip pencil that wears down to a more hot-pink shade. If it's too bold for your lips (like it is for me), you can also blend it as a blush. (Apply it to your finger to rub on as a blush cream, it doesn't blend easily enough to be applied directly to your face.)
Here it is swatched beneath the eye liner and highlighter:
NanaCoco Nail Polish in Copacabana Coral - FULL SIZE! Value $4
This is a high-shine coral creme. Very summery! Full coverage in two coats:
Lustea Beauty Argan Oil Hair Masque - 60 ml Value $7
This hair mask smells lovely, is safe on color treated hair, and left my hair feeling soft but not greasy. Good stuff all around!
BB5 Makeup Brush - Bonus
Beauty Box 5 also included a makeup brush to apologize for shipping delays.
Verdict: This month's Beauty Box 5 has a retail value of about $53 - not counting the bonus brush! If they hadn't had such major shipping delays/lack of communication, this would be one of my favorite boxes from them ever. Everything is full sized or a great sample size, and the value is great, too.
I'm hoping Beauty Box 5 can be more proactive in communicating about what's going on, and hopefully August is back to normal with shipping. (Again, I'll post when I hear back from them.)
What do you think about the July Beauty Box 5?
FYI - If you sign up for a Beauty Box 5 subscription by the 21st of a month, you'll get that month's box as your first box.