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New Beauty Test Tube Subscription Review – September 2018

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanSep 28, 2018 | 18 comments

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Box Front View

NewBeauty TestTube
3.6 overall rating
115 Ratings | 24 Reviews

New Beauty Test Tube is a bi-monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. Every other month they send you a tube full of deluxe and full-size beauty samples and you also get a digital subscription to New Beauty Magazine. It’s a little pricier than other beauty subscriptions, but in general, the value is usually great.

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Box Front Opened

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Box With All Product

The Subscription Box: New Beauty Test Tube

The Cost: $29.95 a box plus $8.95 shipping (ships every other month)

The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty products. (This subscription also includes a subscription to New Beauty Magazine).

Ships to: US only

Check out all my New Beauty Test Tube reviews, and the Beauty Subscription Box List!

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Information Card Front View

Each box comes with a booklet that details every item included.

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Information Card Opened

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Now, on to the items!

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Lumineux Box Opened

Lumineux Whitening Kit

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Lumineux Whitening Strips Front View

Lumineux Whitening Strips – 3 Treatments Value $8.14

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Lumineux Whitening Strips Back View

These white strips are similar to others I’ve tried – easy enough to use, and you leave them on for 30 minutes.

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Lumineux Toothpaste Front View

Lumineux Medically Developed Toothpaste – .8 oz Value $2.13

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Lumineux Toothpaste BAck View

One thing that I like about both the toothpaste and the mouthwash is the ingredients. Lots of natural items designed to help prevent sensitivity that can happen with whitening products.

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Lumineux Mouthwash Front View

Lumineux Whitening Mouth Wash – 2 oz Value $1.50

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Lumineux Mouthwash Back View

This mouthwash was minty and refreshing – I like having an entire whitening set!

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Copper Crane Front View

Copper + Crane Charcoal Body Polish – FULL SIZE! Value $25

(Subscribers will either receive this OR Melting Body Souffle OR Jojoba Body Buff)

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Copper Crane Back View

I was expecting a body scrub type formula, but this is more of a gel consistency with bamboo charcoal particles to help provide a gentle exfoliation. I found it gentle enough to use everyday, and I recommend this if you are looking for a gentle exfoliant that doesn’t provide moisture.

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Cleanising Spa Water Opened Front Top View

KenGenDo Cleansing Spa Water Cloths – FULL SIZE Retail Value $17

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Cleanising Spa Water Back View

These makeup wipes are oil-free & alcohol-free and were gentle on my skin. (One thing to call out for those who avoid parabens – these are formulated with parabens.)

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Yu Be Front View

YU-BE Moisturizing Skin Cream – FULL SIZE! Value $16

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Yu Be Back View

This is a cult-classic beauty item that is a like a cream/ointment hybrid. It’s super moisturizing and concentrated (a little goes a long way), and you can use it for everything – hands, face, cuticles, body, etc. (Again, one thing to call out for those who avoid parabens – these are formulated with parabens.)

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Wander Eye Mask Front View

Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks (3) – Value $12.50

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Wander Eye Mask BAck View

I’ve sampled these before and they are great! They are super gentle and soothing, plus they are ingredient-conscious! (Paraben-free, Phthalate-free, Synthetic fragrance-free, and cruelty-free!)

They come in a plastic disc to help keep things as non-messy as possible:

And they are gold! I put them on for 10 minutes, and I was pleasantly surprised by how well they stayed in place. The formula has a faint (natural) lavender scent and is designed to help with hydration and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Purlisse Front View

Purlisse Watermelon Energizing Aqua Balm – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $45

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Purlisse Back View

Hands down, this is one of my favorite items in the box! First, it smells like watermelon! Second, the formula feels so good on my skin. It’s a lightweight gel/cream hybrid (think Laneige or Belif Aqua Bomb), provides lots of moisture, and absorbs almost instantly.

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Ovation Fornt View

Ovation Cell Therapy Hair Treatment – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $56.95

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Ovation Back View

This formula is designed to be used post-shampoo. You use a quarter-sized amount, massage it into your scalp and comb through to the ends of your hair, let sit for 3-5 minutes, then rinse and follow with conditioner.

(Good to know: the formula is free from parabens, sulfates, and gluten. And it is safe for colored hair.)

This is designed to help hair appear healthier, fuller, etc. In one use, I couldn’t notice a difference, but you can use it 2-3 times a week, and since I have a full-size bottle, maybe I’ll notice results in a few weeks!

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Grande Stay Put Front View

Grande Cosmetics Grandestay Put Lip Liner – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $15

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Grande Stay Put Opened

This lip liner goes one clear and is designed to help prevent bleeding and smudging outside the lipline. For the most part, I wear liquid lipstick, which doesn’t bleed, but this is good to have for the times I’m wearing just regular lipstick.

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Battington Lash Curler Side View

Battington Lash Curler – Value $16

New Beauty Test Tube September 2018 - Battington Lash Curler Back View

This wasn’t a super exciting item for me since I already have an eyelash curler and a spare, but I’m sure it will be a welcome addition for most subscribers!

Verdict: This box has a value of about $215.22. That’s a great value compared to the $38.90 cost – and I think one of the highest values they’ve had in a while! So many full-size items in this box, too!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Make sure to email [email protected] before you order to confirm which box will be your first shipment.

What do you think of the September New Beauty Test Tube?

New Beauty Test Tube is a beauty and makeup subscription service. Every two months they send you deluxe and full size skincare, haircare, and makeup products.
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!

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!
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18 comments

Michelle

I subscribed when this review came out. Just got shipping so I’m getting this September tube! Moving forward I may cancel beautyfix and allure in favor of this for half the price since this is every other month. Really excited to get this!

Maria

I’ve had an issue with one of my New Beauty boxes this summer but even though I emailed them 3 times, I have not heard back. Does anyone know an alternate way to get in touch with them…?

Sandra Kendall

I have also not been able to get a hold of them as the phone number listed Is incorrect. I have emailed them and not heard a response. I receive my September box and it was crushed and missing two items and this happened to me one other time. I never had that issue when I had the other type of box. It was not taped at the ends. I also do not know how to reach them.

Nancy M.

The Purlisse Watermelon Balm (full size) was also included in the Sept. SinglesSwag Box

Maria

I really don’t understand the remarks about the shipping. When you buy a product in a store you pay tax and the deal you receive out of a subscription such as this is phenomenal. I have received three of these boxes and I buy their awards boxes and I have always been impressed. If I keep one full item out of the box it typically pays for the box itself and I would have to pay full price for it at the store which could be way more than the box itself

Jen

I agree. To me…the $40 total cost basically comes to $20/ month. And you get SO MUCH for that amount.

Chandra

Love this subscription and to me, it’s definitely worth the cost even considering the shipping. They also send you a huge magazine bi-monthly, the magazine isn’t of interest to me for the most part, but it’s a perk I’m not paying for. I had to stop for a while for budget constraints and product overload but I do miss it because it usually arrives at the beginning of the month (no later than the 4th) that you receive it. Although I cancelled my subscription, they still send me the magazine. I have a little fomo because of the Purlisse but haven’t even finished my ipsy sample.

Jamie

This box looks great, but the shipping is so high. Dang, I just can’t do it. I’m one if those ppl that buys an extra item to avoid shipping or waits for a special or searches for codes to avoid to not pay shipping. It’s like against my religion lol.

Diane

I want this sept box! Emailed hoping its not to late?

Pamela

If you go to the website and click on “in the tube” it shows what’s shipping right now. It does show the product above. I can’t be positive but since this is an every other month subscription, I think it’s available for a while after it starts shipping.

Cary San

This is just a suggestion I would love to see a picture of each product out of the tube or jar to see how it looks

TK

Yes, seeing the consistency(gel, liquid, ointment, cream) is very helpful. I remember seeing a review of a body oil once where a small amount was displayed on a small dish. Dermstore usually shows a small amount of product in their descriptions and it’s very helpful. Of course if the product sample is tiny it’s not practical.

Cary San

This gets a bad rep over that high shipping. That is what steers me away but love seeing mostly full sizes so I might order

Sheila

I did go ahead and sign up for the subscription. They billed me immediately, so I’m hoping that means I will get this box.

Nikkim

They’ve never really wowed me…until now.

Kim

I got my first testtube this past week and the bang for the buck is pretty amazing! I was ready to pay full price for the watermelon moisturizer so getting the full size for less than retail with several other full size products… couldn’t be happier!

Jen

This is such a great sub! I’m surprised that it isn’t more popular. If someone is looking for high end skin and hair then this sub is definitely the one to get!

MICHELLE

Thanks, Jen, I just emailed to see if I can get September. I’ve been so impressed with their LE boxes this year and would rather have this every other month than have allure and beautyfix every month. Fingers crossed for September! Looks great!

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