Macy’s Beauty Box Review – May 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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Each box comes with a reusable bag, too. This one is a shimmery rose gold with black lining:
Now, on to the items!
IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil – .05 g Value $7.50
IT Cosmetics is one of my favorite beauty brands, and this pencil was the first item I ever sampled from the brand – it got me hooked! This shade is a universal taupe, and you can adjust the shade by how hard you press it. It’s a perfect eyebrow tool for me, and I love that their formulas are free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates.
And on the other end you have a spoolie:
(Swatched in lower photo.)
NUDESTIX Nudies Glow All Over Face Color – 1.7 g Value $6.42
This is my favorite highlighter in the box! It’s a white/clear base, with lots of micro-shimmer. It’s easy to blend, and the finish gives you a dewy glow. Love it!
Dermablend Glow Creator Multi-Use Liquid Highlighter in Gold – 4 ml Value $8.80
This liquid highlighter is super easy to blend. It’s very shimmery with a bronze gold tint. (Swatched in lower photo.)
Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer – 3 g Value $10.30
Tarte is one of my all-time favorite makeup brands. They are ingredient conscious, and their formulas work SO well! And this bronzer is incredible. I usually opt for a matte bronzer so I can avoid an overly shimmery look, but this bronzer has just the right touch of subtle shimmer to give you a beautiful, natural glow.
Here it is swatched beneath the eyebrow pencil, Nudestix, and Dermablend:
Benefit BADgal Bang Mascara – .1 oz Value $8
I’ve sampled this a few times in the past few months and it is officially my new favorite mascara – it made my lashes SO LONG!
I was surprised to see it doesn’t get only 5-star reviews on Sephora, but it seems like some people had issues with clumping. I didn’t apply enough layers to have any clumping issues, but I only needed 2 layers to have amazingly long lashes. I actually said “Wow!” out loud when I first applied this.
I think the trick is to go slow, let the formula somewhat dry before applying the second layer (if you need it), and make sure to remove any excess product from the wand before applying.
Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Garden Eau de Parfum – 1.5 ml Value $2.94
This perfume is light and sweet – I like it! (And I usually don’t like perfumes. Though, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue was my go-to scent in high school.)
Verdict: This box has an estimated value of about $44(not counting the makeup bag.) I think that’s a good value for a $15 beauty box. At first, I thought it was weird getting a highlighter, a bronzer, and a bronzer/highlighter hybrid in one box, but I really like all those items! And the BadGal Mascara and IT Brow Power are two of my favorite makeup items, so I’m very happy with this 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 July box if you sign up today.
Coupon – None available for this subscription.
What do you think about the May 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!)