Macy’s Beauty Box Review – April 2018
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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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Two things were different with the box this month:
- No info fold-out card with $5 coupon. (I’m not sure if it’s just missing. Let me know if you got one.)
- And instead of a zip makeup bag, we get a drawstring bag:
Now, on to the items!
TonyMoly I’m Green Tree Sheet Mask – Retail Value $3
I received Tony Moly masks before in an Ipsy glam bag and in the February Macy’s Beauty Box, and I think they are fab. You leave them on for 20-30 minutes, remove, and let any excess product absorb. This left my skin feeling super hydrated and soft.
This sample card includes 4 different shades of the tinted moisturizer.
Here they are swatched:
While I’m a little annoyed at the sample size, I like that they sent several shades. (This feels more like a freebie and less like one of 6 samples, though.)
I’d recommend this formula for anyone looking for light to medium coverage with a dewy finish. Personally, I need more coverage and a formula that fights oil a bit. (My skin was well past dewy after I applied this.)
Schmidt’s Rose + Vanilla Natural Deodorant – .7 oz Value $1.32
I just tried this thanks to the April Target Beauty Box, and I’m loving it!
I love the idea of natural/ingredient-conscious deodorants, but I usually end up going back to my tried-and-true Secret or Dove because they work better/are easier to use.
First, I love that this comes in stick form. (The natural deodorants that are in a jar and you have to apply with your fingertips, just aren’t for me. I need the ease of a stick!)
Second, I was surprised by how much I liked the scent. Normally, I shy away from anything rose-scented, but this rose + vanilla combination is lovely.
And third, this worked well for me! I wore it on an hour walk, and still smelled like roses after! (Just an FYI – the scent sticks around, so be prepared to smell like this deodorant for the whole day.)
Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream – 5 ml Value $10.33
This eye cream is designed to help reduce dark circles and depuff under eye bags. It’s hydrating, light, and gentle, but I didn’t notice any difference in the appearance of the skin around my eyes. (For reference, I have undereye circles, but no puffiness/undereye bags.)
Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial – 20 ml Value $24
(Good to know for swapping – this product has an inner foil seal.)
This is half the size of the full-size version!
The formula is designed to brighten the complexion, even out skin tone, and provide intense amounts of hydration. I’ve tried it for one night now, and I couldn’t believe how soft it made my skin feel. I will definitely use every last drop of this sleeping facial!
Coola Mineral Sunscreen Mineral BB Cream – 5 ml Value $3.60
Coola is my favorite ingredient-conscious sunscreen brand! (I highly recommend checking out their scented body sprays – they smell like delicious tropical cocktails.)
This sunscreen is unscented, though. But no complaints. It has a tint but provides pretty much no coverage in terms of a BB cream/foundation. The matte finish is great – and I could apply this over my makeup with no problems.
Verdict: This box has an estimated value of about $42.25 (not counting the makeup bag or the BareMinerals card.) I think that’s a good value for a $15 beauty box. This isn’t my favorite Macy’s Beauty Box, but I still like it. There are some samples that are way too small in my opinion, but there are also some great sized samples. So… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ? And I’m always happy to get quality skincare in an inexpensive beauty box.
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 June 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:
- Sheet Mask: $1.07
- Bare Minerals – not counted toward value
- Deodorant: $.47
- Origins Eye Cream: $3.67
- Korres: $8.52
- Coola: $1.28
- Makeup Bag – not counted toward value
What do you think about the April 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!)
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