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Macy’s Beauty Box Review – August 2018

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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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 is my favorite bag design yet!

Clear and practical, but holographic to keep it fun? Yes, please!

Now, on to the items!

TONYMOLY Master Lab Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Sheet Mask – Value $4

I was traveling this past week, and I packed this mask for hydration post-flight – it was great! I normally take off masks once they hit the minimum time needed, but this time I left it on for all 20 minutes.

Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Honey Mask To Purify & Nourish – 15 ml Value $6.80

This is a purifying mask designed to “draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers, impurities and debris.” And it works! My skin felt significantly smoother and cleaner after I removed the mask. And it didn’t dry my skin out either – impressive!

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray – 15 ml Value $7.50

This is another product I tested while traveling. It’s a lightweight spray that helps set makeup, and in my case, my makeup looked as best as it has ever looked post-Redeye flight, so it get’s an A+ from me! (And the spray nozzle allowed me to mist my face instead of soaking it – always appreciated when it comes to setting makeup!)

Lancôme L’Absolu Lip Lacquer – 1.5 ml Value $4.87

This is a lip gloss/lip stain hybrid. You can apply multiple coats to get a full-coverage look, too.

The gloss part wears down pretty quickly, but the stain holds for a while and wears down evenly, too. Here it is swatched:

IT Cosmetics Confidence In An Eye Cream – 5 ml Value $12.67

This is a rich and decadent eye cream. The color is supposed to help color correct and brighten, in addition to the formula reducing the look of puffiness, dark circles, lines, and wrinkles. I personally didn’t notice any brightening changes, so I’ll stick to using this at night only since it takes a while to absorb.

Juicy Couture Oui Eau de Parfum Spray – 1.5 ml Value $2.50

This is a sweet fragrance with notes of Jasmine Absolute, Wild Tuberose, and Dewy Honeysuckle. It’s not for me (I’m not much of a perfume wearer), but I’ve always loved Juicy Couture perfume bottle design, and this full-size version is another fun one!

Verdict: This box has an estimated value of about $38.34 (not counting the makeup bag.) I think that’s a decent value for a $15 beauty box. The makeup bag and $5 coupon definitely help, too. I liked almost all of the products, and sample sizes were good, too.

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 September box if you sign up today.

Coupon –  None available for this subscription.

What do you think about the August 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 | 21 comments

Comments (21)

  1. This was my first month with Macy’s and I was pretty happy with it. The eye cream is great and the sample should last for quite a while because you only need a tiny bit. I really like the fragrance and I’m excited to try the Urban Decay setting spray. I even liked the iridescent bag. So this was a definite win for me.

  2. I really like this Macy’s Box, because it comes so early in the month, most of the time there isn’t any spoilers. It’s fun not knowing what’s in the “ the box”
    I canceled Ipsy in January. I only got a few boxes. Just wasn’t for me.
    I like Macy’s much better.

  3. FYI I got billed on the 27th of July for this box but I did receive it on the the 2nd of this month. That was a bit wonky and they put the hold on double the amount but then 1 dropped off when it posted.

    That said, I have gotten this box since it started and overall it’s always useable but not very exciting.

  4. I’m tempted to replace ipsy with this box. Ipsy ends up being disappointing month after month, not getting the spoilers I wanted. And I like the brands in macy’s.

  5. I had this for several months and loved it. Never had an issue. I just decided to try some new things so I cancelled last month.

  6. That’s a great mix of products! Love that setting spray, love IT cosmetics. And the bag is adorable (though it appears to be iridescent, not holographic!)

  7. It does look like a practical, but still pampering, selection. 🙂

  8. I almost ready to change ipsy for macy

    • Same for ke. I just don’t want to deal with being double billed for my subscription. It looks like Macy’s is way better then ipsy.

  9. I love everything about this month’s bag and contents. 🙂
    Very useable and nice brands. Nothing filler at all. Love the Origins mask and IT eye cream the most. 🙂

  10. I know Macy’s has been plagued with billing issues. Has that been resolved or are there still problems?

    Also does Macy’s do variations like do many other subscriptions or does everyone get the same product and color?

    • Same product lipstick colors may vary. I canceled and resubbed because they were charging me twice for one box until it shipped then they’d refund me

    • I wouldn’t say Macy’s has any billing issues. They don’t double-bill you, there might be a second *hold* which is then removed.

    • I have personally never been double billed. Maybe I’ve just been lucky? But it’s never happened to me. I’ve been with them since February.

      Everyone gets the same products. I saw that someone said colors vary, but I’ve always received the color shown on MSA’s reviews. This month was the first lip product since February (I think), so I guess there haven’t been a lot of lip products shades to report about.

      NOT having variations was a major motivator for me to start this sub. Also that name brands are featured. Finally, the bags (if you’re into bags) are of good quality, in my opinion. I have been very happy with my decision to do Macy’s. Plus the $5 gift card is nice. We’ve gotten $10 cards twice since February. You can use them in store and online. There is no shipping fee (another perk) for beauty products on Macy’ so you can spend the gift cards easily and not loose out on the shipping end. They have plenty of masks, micellar water, cleansing wipes, Burt’s Bees products, etc. for $4 and up.

      Sorry that was kinda long!

      • And, I never tire of saying this, you can use each coupon twice! That brings down the cost of the sub to $5. And on the months with $10 cards, the value of the coupon exceeds the cost of the bag.

      • Im having trouble using this coupon. Does it only work if my total cost exceeds $10?

      • Yes

      • I see – Thank you for the info! That sort of takes away from the value for me. I feel like they didn’t clearly note that on the coupon.

      • The way I use Macy’s coupons is to buy expensive items that are on sale, or if there is some gift with purchase that I want. For example, I bought an $85 Peter Thomas Roth eye cream for $32.50 when it was half off. The Tarte “Miracles of the Amazon” palette (it was sold at Macy’s in a set with lipstick and mascara) I got for next to nothing when they had it on one-day sale for something like $21.

        I don’t really care about the cheap items that I can just as well get at Target.

  11. This subscription seems to be gttn better. The bag is really cute too! I’m definitely thinking of subscribing:)

  12. I absolutely love this bag also, very pretty.

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