Macy’s Beauty Box Review – March 2018
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.
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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.
(This month it is $10 off!)
And just like Ipsy, with each box you’ll receive a new makeup bag:
It’s a quality bag for a freebie.
It is fully lined, too:
Now, on to the items!
MAC Strobe Cream Hydratant Lumineux in Pinklite – 6 ml Value $3.96
A MAC sample tube that isn’t a primer?! Woo! This is a subtle liquid highlighter that is super easy to blend out. If you are intimidated by highlighters, this is perfect for you. It catches the light beautifully, but isn’t sparkly at all, and didn’t really show up in an attempted swatch picture either.
Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Night Lifting/Firming Face & Neck Creme – 5 ml Value $9.20
This cream is designed to help firm your skin, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
It’s a rich formula, so this little jar should actually last a week or two! I love the hydration it provides, but I wish it was unscented.
Clarins Extra-Firming Day Cream – 5 ml Value $5.12
This beauty box will keep your skin firm 24/7! This day firming cream has SPF 15, and is designed to help target dark spots, too. I’m a fan of Clarins skincare, and I’m happy to report that this sample is mostly full! (It should last about a week.)
The formula is rich, but absorbs quickly enough and doesn’t leave any greasy finish.
Lancome Advanced Genifique Serum – 8 ml $20
This serum is designed to do all the things: improve texture, resiliency, elasticity, firmness, sagginess, fine lines, wrinkles, radiance, even skin tone, and clarity.
I found this to be gentle on my skin (it absorbed almost immediately) and there was no discernable scent.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence – 10 ml Value $7.90
So much high-end skincare in this box! I’m loving it! This essence is almost like a water – you apply it to a cotton swab, then apply it to your face and neck. It’s so lightweight and should absorb almost instantly. And it’s designed to help improve uneven skin tone and texture.
So if you are using all the skincare products in this box, here’s the order to apply them:
- Clarins Day Firming Cream
- Estee Lauder Night Firming Cream
Carolina Herrera Good Girl Eau de Parfum – 1.5 ml Value $2.13
Every Macy’s Beauty Box also comes with a fragrance sample. This is a warm floral perfume with notes of Tuberose, Jasmine, and Tonka Bean.
Verdict: This box has an estimated value of about $48.31 (not counting the makeup bag.) I think that’s a good value for a $15 beauty box, and I’m especially thrilled with this box since they included a $10 coupon this month! And all the brands are fab, too. (But that’s always the case with this subscription!)
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, right now the site says your first box will be the May box if you sign up today. (3/31)
Coupon – None available for this subscription.
Value Breakdown: At $15 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- MAC: $1.23
- Night Cream: $2.86
- Day Cream: $1.59
- Serum: $6.21
- SK-II: $2.45
- Perfume: $.66
- Makeup Bag – not counted toward value
What do you think about the March 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!)