Macy’s Beauty Box Review – September 2017
Macy’s has a new beauty subscription box! Every month, they send you deluxe product samples, a bonus item, and a collectible cosmetics bag. Plus, you also get a $5 beauty coupon for use in-store and online.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This is the collectible bag for this month! I love the travel design, and the red zipper pull is a nice touch!
The Subscription Box: Macy’s Beauty Box
The Cost: $15 a month + free shipping
The Products: Each month you will receive five deluxe beauty samples, one bonus item, a collectible cosmetics bag and a $5 beauty coupon exclusively for Beauty Box subscribers, available for use online and in-store.
Ships to: the 48 contiguous United States. The Macy’s Beauty Box cannot be shipped to PO Boxes, APO/FPO/GPO address, Hawaii, Alaska or U.S. Territories at this time.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box comes with a fold out card detailing the items included:
You’ll also receive a $5 off coupon, which is good for beauty purchases in-store and online.
Now, on to the items!
DermaBlend Pro Setting Powder – 5 g Value $4.80
I just got this sample in last month’s BeautyFix box! So, it’s not a new discovery for me, but I’m happy to have more.
This is everything you’d want in a setting powder: super lightweight, invisible, helps mattify skin and gives a bit of a blurring effect.
Clinique Moisture Surge – 7 ml Value $5.60
This is a classic for a reason! It’s a lightweight gel/cream formula that absorbs almost instantly and provides lots of hydration. (And it is fragrance and oil free!)
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance – 15 ml Value $11
This primer absorbs quickly and gives your skin a soft and luminous finish. It’s a super subtle glow, so it will be lost under full-coverage foundation, but it would also be great on its own without any foundation.
Here it is swatched (not blended in):
Ahava Time to Clear Purifying Mud Mask – .9 oz Value $7
I’m sampled this before and I’m a fan for two reasons:
- This is a 2-minute mask! (Yay for quick beauty treatments!)
- It makes my skin feel super soft!
Again, like most of the items in this box, nothing new here, but a solid beauty item.
Vince Camuto Ciao – 2.6 ml Value $2.25
And each Macy’s Beauty Box comes with a perfume sample. This one has top notes of Italian Mandarin, Pink Grapefruit, Wild Strawberry and Blackberry. I’m not much of a perfume wearer, but I like the sweet citrus scent of this one!
Verdict: So, if you get this box or you’ve seen the full spoilers, you might have noticed that my Burt’s Bees Hand Salve was missing from the box. I called Macy’s to let them know the sample was missing, and while they couldn’t send me a replacement, they refunded me the entire cost of this month’s box. That’s above and beyond what I was expecting, so my one customer care experience with them has been impressive. (If you have interacted with their customer care, please let us know your experience.)
With out the Burt’s Bees sample, the total value of this box is about $30.65, so let’s be generous and say $35 if the sample had been included. While that’s a pretty good value for a $15 beauty box, I think it’s a little light compared to other $15 beauty boxes.
That being said, you do get a custom beauty bag with every box, and $5 off a Macy’s purchase, so that may add value for a lot of subscribers.
I definitely think this box is worth the money for me, but I’d love to see them include a better variety of classic beauty items + new product launches/new brand discoveries.
What do you think about the September Macy’s Beauty Box?