Macy’s Beauty Box Review – January 2018
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.)
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.
And just like Ipsy, with each box you’ll receive a new makeup bag:
This one has lipstick kisses throughout – very cute and good timing for Valentine’s Day!
Now, on to the items!
Philosophy Pure Grace Body Lotion – 1 oz Value $2.44
To me, this is less of a lotion, and more of a perfume with a side of hydration – it is very fragrant! The formula itself is very light, but the scent was too strong for me.
AHAVA Deadsea Water Mineral Hand Cream in Sea Kissed – 1.3 oz Value $9.18
This scent, however, was light, and I’m a fan! And this hand cream is a beauty cult classic for a reason. The formula is super hydrating, but it somehow still absorbs almost immediately – no greasiness!
Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Bawse – Size? Value $12?
(No size listed on this sample, but it’s a decent size, and I’m estimating it’s about half the size of the full-size version.)
I like the formula of this liquid lipstick (matte finish, excellent pigment, long-lasting), and this red is cool-toned (my kind of red)!
Clinique + Jonathan Adler: Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Nude Pop – FULL SIZE? Value Listed $18.50
There’s no size info on this lipstick, and the packaging is different than their retail version, but it seems like it is full-size to me. (I’m using the price listed on the card.)
The formula is creamy and super moisturizing. And the color is super wearable for me, too. Here it is swatched beneath the Smashbox:
Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash – 1 oz Value $7.20
This face wash is creamy, frothy, and refreshing thanks to the subtle mint scent. It helped get my skin squeaky clean without drying it out, too!
Michael Kors Sexy Ruby Perfume – 1.5 ml Value $3.30
And each Macy’s box includes a perfume sample. This is a warm floral scent with notes of Raspberry, Apricot, and Indian Jasmine Sambac.
Verdict: This box has an estimated value of about $52.62 (not counting the makeup bag.) I think that’s a great value for a $15 beauty box, and the Clinique lipstick, Origins cleanser, Ahava hand cream makes this bag a win for me. (And the bag itself is cute!)
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Possibly. The waitlist is now open, but I can’t find any way to tell on the site if your subscription would start with the January or February box.
Coupon – None available for this subscription.
Value Breakdown: At $15 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Philosophy: $.70
- Ahava: $2.61
- Clinique: $5.27
- Origins: $2.o5
- Perfume: $.94
- Makeup Bag – not counted toward value
What do you think about the January Macy’s Beauty Box? (Check out our Macy’s Beauty Box vs Allure Beauty Box vs Look Fantastic series to see how the $15 beauty boxes stack up to each other!)