We Are Onyx Beauty Box is a women’s beauty subscription box. Products vary from hair, beauty, skin, and nail care suited to the needs of Women of Color (WOC). The company’s founders desire to educate WOC by expanding their beauty knowledge and encouraging them to try new products.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: We Are Onyx Beauty Box
The Cost: $25 a month + free shipping, $69.99 for 3-months ($23/month) + free shipping, $126.00 for 6-months ($21/month) + free shipping and $228.00 for 12-month ($19/month) + free shipping
LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use coupon code STRIKE12MC to get a 12-month OnyxBox subscription for $195 (Regularly $228) or use coupon code STRIKE6MC to get a 6-month OnyxBox subscription for $110 (Regularly $126)!
The Products: 5-7 beauty products geared toward Women of Color
Ships to: U.S.
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Each box comes with an info card with a beautiful illustration on the front of the card and on the back of the card, the contents of the box and their prices. The theme for the month of September is “The September Issue”. The beautiful illustration on the front of the info card and inside box is by VG Waymer. Also, this month’s box design has changed to black with the mpatapo symbol on top of the box which is an adinkra sign of peace and unity.
Honey & The Moon No 10 Parfum, Full Size - Value $30.00
This smelled of sandalwood as I applied to my wrist. The scent definitely has a fall-ish vibe and it’s full-size! I usually get perfume samples in subscription boxes so to receive a full-size version that I like is a win! The glass bottle is an appropriate size to pop in my purse to take on the go. The bottle design is sleek and decorated with a bee on the inside. The perfume has notes of sweet honey, sugared violet, jasmine, and sandalwood.
Enclosed is a coupon for $10 off your next $50 TokyoMilk purchase.
Purlisse-4-in-1 Cleansing Milk, 1.0 oz. - Value $7.10 (buy a 5.07 oz. bottle for $36)
This intends to cleanse, remove makeup, tone, and soothe my skin. This cleansed my skin without any irritation, lucky for me my skin usually does well with facial cleansers. It has blue lotus that is significant antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, white tea to perk up my skin, soy milk to help maintain my skin’s elasticity, and whole oat to calm and soothe my skin. It’s sulfate-free and good for all skin types even those with sensitive skin. This will pair well with the Purlisse Blue Lotus Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Essential Daily Moisturizer, I own, which is lightweight and creamy.
Nail Polish-2pm Wine, Full Size - Value $9.00 (sold out)
This 5-free (free of, Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor), vegan-free nail polish in burgundy is chip resistant and states a glossy finish. This color screams fall. I just had a pedicure so I will save this color for my next visit.
Enclosed is a product card that says, “Thank You” on the front and on the back instructions on how to take the cap off the nail polish.
Bellápierre Cosmetics Mineral Lipstick, Full Size - Value $20.00
This creamy mineral lipstick came in the color “Envy”( a dusty rose, nude like shade). Subscribers received this color or two other shades in their box. The lipstick has a natural formula, moisturizing, long-lasting, and gave me a subtle amount of color to my lips. The shade reminded me of the nude colored lipsticks I own. This is the first mineral lipstick I have owned and I’m pleasantly surprised by the moisturizing properties. The lipstick swatch is below.
Kiss New York ProTouch Setting Powder, Full Size - Value $9.00
This states it controls oil, sets makeup, and color corrects my skin. The powder is lightweight, matched my skin tone and gave me a flawless finish. The color is swatched below.
Here are the swatches of the lipstick on top and setting powder on the bottom.
Verdict: We Are Onyx Box has a value of $75.10, which is more than triple the cost of the box. That’s an incredible deal for a $25.00 box with free shipping. This month’s box screams fall, from the fall scented perfume to the fall colored nail polish to the moisturizing lipstick. It was a treat to have the majority of the items full-size. I usually get deluxe items and maybe one full-size product in my subscription boxes. I’m pleased each month that the colors flatter my complexion. We Are Onyx sends the best quality beauty products each month. So, if you’re looking for an inexpensive WOC subscription box with the majority of the products full size this is the box for you!
What do you think of the September We Are Onyx Beauty Box?