Macy’s Beauty Box Review – May 2019


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Macys Beauty Box May 2019 beauty subscription review

Macy’s Beauty Box is a beauty subscription box that 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.

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About the Macy’s Beauty Box

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.

Macy’s Beauty Box May 2019 Review

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Each box comes with a fold-out card detailing the items included:

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You’ll also receive a $5 off coupon, which is good for beauty purchases in-store and online.

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And just like Ipsy, with each box you’ll receive a new makeup bag:

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This is one of my favorite bags yet because it immediately makes me start humming OutKast.

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Now, on to the items!

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KORRES Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser, 0.68 fl oz – Estimated Value $3.49 (Buy a full size 5.07 oz here for $26.00)

Korres is one of those brands I love, but I never really buy for some reason. I feel like I should really invest more of my beauty shelf space to it because I have yet to dislike a product from this brand. I am also a cleanser addict, so I was pumped to try this one. I feel like sometimes yogurt flavored or enhanced products can be really hit or miss, but this one is so creamy and smells a little sweet and a little floral. It is a stronger scent, but I love that personally. It did a fantastic job of getting off my makeup and leaving my skin feeling very smooth and soft.

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Boscia Detoxifying Black Charcoal Cleanser, 1 fl oz – Estimated Value $6.00 (Buy a full size 5 oz here for $30.00)

Another cleanser! The inclusion of two within one bag might not make everyone happy, but I double cleanse anyways and I love Boscia so I am thrilled. This charcoal cleanser is very different from the yogurt one above. This is more of a true pore cleansing/detox wash than a moisturizing formula. I love the slightly masculine and majorly herbal scent and this completely wiped the makeup from my skin. If you want to try double cleansing, this month’s offering is nearly perfect! Start with this charcoal formula to remove the majority of your makeup and finish with the yogurt formula above to recharge your skin’s moisture barrier and give it softness. Another notable feature of this cleanser is that it is supposed to give a warming sensation, but I admittedly love a REALLY hot shower, so I didn’t notice any extra warmth.

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Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S. Thirst Quenching Serum, 0.33 fl oz – Estimated Value $16.17 (Buy a full size 1 oz here for $49.00)

Another brand winner for me! Looove Caudalie! This serum is lightweight and perfect for warmer months. I love to wear formulas like this under my foundation during the day, saving those heavier serums and creams for my night routine. This stuff smells heavenly, like flowers and springtime. I love this brand because the foundation of their antioxidant-rich formula is from the seeds of wine grapes. Wine anything gets me excited, smeared on my face or filling my glass! This serum is a great way to give your skin instant moisture without any heaviness or greasiness.

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Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen, 0.02 oz – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $22.00

I have such mixed feelings about this product. I tend to enjoy Clinique products, though I have mainly used their skincare and lip products. Immediately when I swatched this pen, I was really surprised at how light it was. I am used to super dark black liners and this almost felt like some sort of a wash. It did go on darker on my eyelids and I was shocked at how easy it was to get a straight, solid line with this brush tip. I always seem to get the first eye perfect, then the second is a hot mess! Not so with this liner. Although it went on easy, this formula had basically no real staying power, at least not on my face.

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Just not as black as so many others out there.

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Girlactik Invisible Shadow Primer/Eraser Liner, 0.056 oz  – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $17.00

This product seemed like a godsend for someone like me, who always gets mascara all over her eyelids. The included card states that this is the perfect product for fixing eyeliner or mascara smudges. Simply apply the clear stick over the smudge and rub it away. While I appreciate the innovative thinking, I don’t think this product is better than a Q-tip with some moisturizer or water, at least on my face.

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Marc Jacobs Daisy Love Eau So Sweet Eau de Toilette, 1.2 ml – Estimated Value $1.25 (Buy a full size 100 ml here for $104.00)

This perfume is really sweet and youthful. There is a little raspberry in the first impression, but this scent is much more floral and musky than fruity. The berries are fleeting, and then this scent turns into a petal-filled sugar fest, with notes of citrus. The base is solid warm musk, which gives this girly fragrance a little sophistication. Though I tend to lean more towards heavier scents with a little more “weird”, this was a really springy scent that I would enjoy layering with heavier options.

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Montblanc Men’s Explorer Eau de Parfum Spray, 2 ml – Estimated Value $1.96 (Buy a full size 100 ml here for $98.00)

Oh man. This smells just like standing at the men’s cologne counter at Macy’s. I am way into it! It reminds me of trips to the mall with my friends in high school, and sampling cologne’s we wished our boyfriends would wear. I don’t want to make this scent sound immature, because it isn’t at all, which is probably why none of those boys we dated back then ever wore anything similar. If my husband wore cologne I would want him to wear something like this! It has major notes of pepper, bergamot, leather, and patchouli, but it smells rather crisp, and more than a little outdoorsy.

Verdict: This month’s Macy’s Beauty Box was really fun, though a few of the products weren’t really my favorites. I absolutely loved both perfume samples, both face washes, and the Caudalie serum. Ironically, the two full-size products were the misses for me, which does impact the bag’s worth in my eyes. Because of this, I do have ‘meh’ feelings about the overall value. This month’s total estimated value is around $67.87, which is well worth the $15 subscription cost if you loved the eyeliner and eraser pen. If not, you still have a really cute bag, two incredible face wash samples, and an excellent serum, though significantly less value.

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.

Value Breakdown: At $15 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Korres Cleanser $0.77
  • Boscia Cleanser $1.33
  • Caudalie Serum $3.57
  • Clinique Liner $4.86
  • Girlactik Eraser $3.76
  • Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume $0.28
  • Montblanc Cologne $0.43

Alternatively, each of the 6 items (minus the cute bag) have an average cost of $2.14.

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Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

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  1. Anyone know what’s going on for June? Usually by this late in the month, they have taken the payment out for the next month, but not this time.

    • I was wondering the same thing. Macy’s did not release the video for the June products.

      • MSA did an article on it. Here it is. Looks pretty good to me. I think I’m gonna subscribe. Do any of you like it?

        The June box will include:

        Makeup Bag
        Chloé Nomade Eau de Parfum
        Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil
        Lancôme Advanced Génifique Yeux Youth Activating Smoothing Eye Cream
        Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules
        Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque
        Ahava Mineral Body Lotion
        Foot Petals Fancy Feet by Ball of Foot and Arch Gel Cushions

      • I see the spoiler today. Generally they take the money out, and then release spoilers. I don’t personally care about spoilers, but this all usually has been happening earlier and earlier each month, and now boom…the 31st. I wish subs would just be more consistent with billing, shipping, and notifications of delays. Some are great – some are not.

  2. Is it usually that good of a box? The samples all look like good brands.

  3. I hadn’t tried the eyeliner yet, i generally prefer dark black, but having a lighter option isn’t a bad thing either. I was most excited for the skin care, the rest was okay. I don’t have many issues with eyeliner or mascara mess, the stick might go to my youngest, she loves experimenting with crazy eye looks, and I can see her putting it to far better use than i ever could.

    Caudalie, Boscia, and Korres made it totally worth my $ though. I’ll give the bag to my daughter that loves to camp, i know she will put it to good use.

    While not the most exciting month Macy’s has had, the skin care totally saved it for me.

  4. That’s black? I see it says black in the photo but the swatch looks brown to me. Still pretty though. Dangit now I got that outkast song in my head…thanks! Lol jk

    • it was really sheer and glossy. Wasn’t a true black but I am used to a Mac pot eyeliner that is dark as night!

  5. I do not wear black eyeliner; automatically put them in my give-away bowl unopened, and did so with this one. But in your picture it looks brown! I think I’ll try it! À chacun son goût! Thanks Megan!

    • It is super sheer! I would def try it, maybe it will be a nice lighter black.

  6. So glad i skipped this month n payed for mi ipsy plus instead

    • You can skip a month with Macy’s? What’s the deadline before you get charged?

  7. Last month I thought I didn’t get the pamphlet with the coupon in my box, but about two weeks later I found it (I guess I tossed it aside in my excitement to get to the products. lol). But this month, I know for a fact I didn’t get my coupon. I got the pamphlet, but I only got remnants of the glue that the card was supposed to be stuck to. 🙁 I looked very carefully throughout the box, and no coupon. wah!

    Oh! But overall I thought it was a good box. I gifted the two makeup items, cologne, and bag. The remaining products were still a win for me!

  8. Oh man, that Clinique eyeliner is my absolute favorite and literally lasts DAYS on me if I don’t bother taking it off (not that I do that…too often….). It’s funny how different makeup works for different people, isn’t it?

    • Thanks for encouraging me to give the liner a go. The color threw me off but maybe on the eye. I love the cleansers and serum. First time with Macys box. I did use the girlactik eraser but it is two steps instead of the “true dat” q-tip … Thank you for the review.

    • I feel like I have oily eyelids or something honestly. I saw so many reviews that mentioned staying power, but just not for me. I LOVED the brush tip though.

    • It’s my daughter’s fave liner… she stole it from me immediately! Lol

  9. I kept the skincare and bag. The rest I won’t use. What I don’t use doesn’t go to waste though. I love Caudalie so I’m setting this aside to use with other Caudalie products. I have not tried the Korres cleanser yet. I like the Boscia cleanser as a secondary cleanser only. I thought this might take light makeup off, but it didn’t. All I had on was under-eye concealer, blush, eyebrow pencil and mascara. After using the Boscia cleanser, I went to use a cotton swap to apply a specific cream to specific areas I need to treat personally including my eyebrow area. I noticed there was brown on the cotton swab from my eyebrows. I had to get a makeup remover wipe and start all over. It does just fine as long as I remove makeup 1st.

    • Caudalie = CaudaLOVE.

    • I love Caudalie and Korres (this cleanser is soo gentle but effective). Can’t wait to try the Boscia, too!

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