Macy’s Beauty Box Review – October 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 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 a long and sleek makeup bag – kind of like a grown-up version of a pencil case!
And this bag goes with the theme of the month – almost all the products are eye makeup or skincare related!
Now, on to the items!
Lancôme Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara – 2 ml Value $6
I really liked the original formula of this mascara for length and volume, so I was happy to try the waterproof version. (In general, I personally prefer non-waterproof versions, as I don’t usually have issues with mascara smearing/wearing off, and waterproof mascara is a bit more of a hassle to remove.)
This wasn’t as dramatic as the regular version (but it was close) and it stayed put all day.
bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer – 1.5 ml Value $9.50
This sample is so tiny, but it’s actually half the size of the full-size version! The formula is oil-free, blends out evenly on my lids, and keeps eyeshadow in place – it’s great!
philosophy Purity Made Simple Eye Gel – 3 ml Value $4.80
Another tiny sample, but I’m happy to report that this tube is almost completely full! The formula is a lightweight gel designed to “visibly improves dark circles, puffiness, and bags.” I’ve used it a few times and haven’t noticed any improvements in those areas, but it is very hydrating and gentle.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye – 3 ml Value $12.40
This gel/cream hybrid is so rich and left my skin feeling softer and smoother. And it’s supposed to brighten dark circles in 3 weeks – hopefully this sample will last that long!
girlactik Precise Eyeliner Marker – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $20
Macy’s doesn’t usually send full-size items, so this was a pleasant surprise, even if it is an eyeliner! (If you get a lot of subscription boxes, you may relate to black eyeliner fatigue!)
This eyeliner is a deep black with excellent pigment. And no smudging once it sets.
Here it is swatched:
Calvin Klein ETERNITY for Men Eau de Toilette Spray – 1.2 ml Value $.61
This cologne is a woody scent with notes of mandarin, lavender, and green botanics.
Calvin Klein Women Eau de Parfum Spray – 1.2 ml Value $1.25
And this month Macy’s sent two perfume samples! The women’s version is a woody floral with notes of Eucalyptus Acorns and Orange Flower.
Verdict: This box has an estimated value of about $54.55 (not counting the makeup bag.) I think that’s a great value for a $15 beauty box considering they include a $5 coupon code. And the bag this month is extra cute!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Check this page to see what box will be available when you sign up. (As of publication, November was the first available box.)
Coupon – None available for this subscription.
What do you think about the October 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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