Macy’s Beauty Box Review – April 2018


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Macy’s beauty subscription box sends 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.

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Two things were different with the box this month:

  1. No info fold-out card with $5 coupon. (I’m not sure if it’s just missing. Let me know if you got one.)
  2. 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.

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream – Sample Card

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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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Macy's Beauty Box Reviews, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: macy's beauty box | 37 comments

37 Comments

  1. They are having massive technical issues for the past two months and I spent over and hour going back and forth with various customer service agents where no body is able to tell me what the problem is although someone in “technical support” told me it was a “known” issue.

  2. Any may spoilers yet?!?!

    • It looks like their spoilers come out the first Friday of the month. At least, that’s been the trend on MSA for 2018.

  3. I received a $5 off card in the last box. It’s good from April 1 thru June 2, 2018.

  4. My card and coupon was in there…..is something going on with this sub?!?!

    It seems so many people are having issues, but not only that, I believe once before they stopped their box suddenly and then started back up a year or more later…

  5. I love the drawstring bag. I’m so up for a change. I have a zillion zip up bags and I cancelled ipsy because I keep getting crap

  6. I loved this month’s box! I did get a card. I have a question. You said that June would be new subscribers first box. Are they not doing one in May?

    • They are doing a May box, but currently that box is sold out. Sorry for any confusion!

  7. Ho do you use coupon online?i cann’t figure it out and customer service s no idea either thank you

    • When you go to check out and got total, before you pay, on the right hand side there is a coupon/offer box, you just put your code in there. Online you are only allowed to use for beauty related items. It won’t let you use for clothes, shoes etc.

      Also if you live by a Macy store, some say you can use it online and at the store (use online first) they closed the Macy’s in my town 4 years or so ago so I haven’t tried the “in store” but regulars here have said they have.

      • Actually, it doesn’t matter which you do first – you can use the coupon at a store first, it will still work online, since it’s two different codes.
        I’ve done it both ways.

      • I used my coupon on a set of OXO airtight containers, so it didn’t restrict me to beauty. I used the app, but I don’t think it’s any different than using the website.

  8. OK, now I’m sad that I swapped away the Korres….

  9. I have received the Korres sleeping facial in another sub (Allure or Ipsy, can’t remember) and absolutely love it.

    • I loved it too! It didn’t take long to see improvement either!

  10. Most of these samples have been featured in recent (over the past year) ipsy, Birchbox, Sephora, and/or Allure boxes. I thought that a Macy’s box would be more about the brands that have makeup stands in the stores (more Estee Lauder, more Dior, that sort of brand). For a $15 box, Allure is the better deal in my opinion.

    • I completely agree! I have found the Allure boxes to be on the boring side at times, but they always have bigger sample sizes and brands you don’t see in every other box.

  11. I also received the $5 coupon. I hope they continue to provide it and that it was just an oversight on their part that it was missing from your bag!

    I agree that the Bare Minerals “sample” was really more of a freebie-size, which was disappointing. I do love the Korres Sleeping Facial, though. I just finished a sample of it from a different box, and I didn’t realize how much better it made my skin look until I stopped using it for a couple of weeks. I didn’t experience any burning at all (as someone mentioned in another comment), and my skin can be fairly sensitive. It’s one product I will likely purchase the full-size of!

    • Same, I will buy the full size of this too, it’s wonderful.

  12. I just bought a tube of the Bare Escentuals (my favorite make up line). I am retired and stay home a lot so I take some day cream, my skin is very dry, mix it with the tinted hydration gel put on a little blush and lipstick and I am good for the day.

    • I love Love Love that foundation! I have oily skin too but I think it actually helps and I’m not into wearing a lot of foundation I’ll just use some concealer on the spots that need a lil extra attention. I’m like u I love bare minerals!!! Here I have pretty much any product I could ever want or need thanks to my addiction but I find myself gravitating to my bare minerals products all the time!

      • Oh and there last mystery box was AWESOME! I’m literally using everything and I don’t think that’s ever happened to me !!

        • Ooooohhh when did macy have a mystery box?!?! So upset I missed that :((

          • I think they are talking about the Bare Minerals mystery box.

  13. I never received my April bag nor was I billed for it. So I decided to cancel, not mad, but have to get this subscription addiction under control. So no Liz I definitely did not receive my info card and $5. 🙂

    • That happened to me in February. I was kind of upset because I liked that bag, but haven’t liked the last two at all so I cancelled.

  14. I found the fragrance in the Korres a bit too much. It burned my face, or it could be because it has alcohol pretty near the top of the ingredient list, and I did not realize that before using it. I decided to use the rest of it on the back of my hands at night.

    • I keep repeating this – just shows how much cosmetics companies know, formulating what is supposed to be a hydrating mask with alcohol denat and fragrance. I wonder who their cosmetics “chemists” are and what they even know about skincare.

      • Wow

      • Usually when you see alcohol listed in the ingredients, it is to solubilize another ingredient that is neither water soluble nor oil soluble. I do try to avoid it though.

  15. I am SO on the fence with this box. I like the $5 coupon, but I can barely justify the cost versus what the box is typically worth. I hope that they step up their game a little bit moving forward. I also think that a real makeup bag would be preferred over this drawstring bag that really has no purpose. You might as well send it in a box, since the bag is not really reusable.

    • Every MSA review on this sub, this is the only one with a drawstring bag. They’ve all had real makeup bags up until now. I like the pouch, i have a zillion bags from all the varies subs. I just toss them into my donate bin.

      • I think they permanently changed to these weird drawstring bags unfortunately. Their regular bags were better quality than Ipsy’s. I also got my $5 coupon.

        • I was hoping that this bag was for Earth Day month.

        • How do you know this? Did they announce it somewhere (about the bags)?

          • I could have sworn it was in an email or something but I can’t find it now. Maybe on their website? I’m also part of their star advisor’s survey group maybe it was in one of the surveys like Allure’s box changes were. Sorry, it could also be I’m mixing it up with something else. I hope they go back to regular bags too.

  16. I did receive the $5 coupon.

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