Macy’s Beauty Box Review – July 2019
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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 July 2019 Review
Each box comes with a fold-out card detailing the items included:
And just like Ipsy, with each box you’ll receive a new makeup bag:
This mesh bag is really bright, cute, and summery. It is not lined, which means it is totally breathable. The neon yellow zipper is complete with star zipper pull charm.
Now, on to the items!
philosophy Renewed Hope Peeling Mousse Instant Glow Facial, 0.24 fl oz – Estimated Value $3.36 (Buy a full-size 2.5 oz for $35.00)
This is one of those formulas that creates little pills when you rub it in circles, which I am a little skeptical of. I do love this brand though, and find something so charming regarding that light blue color It also smells great. Did I notice a major difference in my skin, before and after? No. Does anyone have opinions on these types of formulas?
Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution Sunscreen Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50, 0.3 fl oz – Estimated Value $7.59 (Buy a full-size 1.7 fl oz for $43.00)
This looks and smells like fancy lady sunscreen! I am not a fancy lady, but I do enjoy masquerading as one on the weekends. This little tube is perfect for stashing inside my purse and applying if I ever find myself sitting outside for brunch at a table without an umbrella.
Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer, 0.16 fl oz – Estimated Value $4.15 (Buy a full-size 1.35 oz for $34.00)
This primer smelled slightly coconutty, but in a very natural way. It felt really great on my skin and absorbed quickly, leaving it smooth and primed for makeup. It also had a brightening effect that was very noticeable. I did try some concealer over it and it worked really well, going on extra smooth and definitely lasting longer through the day.
tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes 4-in-1 Waterproof Mascara, 0.13 oz – Estimated Value $12.46 (Buy a full-size 0.24 oz for $23.00)
I don’t adore waterproof mascara because I feel like it makes my lashes fall out prematurely. I can see the necessity in these hot, humid days full of pool trips and sweat though! This formula went on nice and smooth, though I found it to add more color and definition and not so much volume.
Grande Cosmetics GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper, 0.04 fl oz – Estimated Value $12.86 (Buy a full-size 0.084 oz for $27.00)
I already have full lips but I love this product for some reason. I think I enjoy the tingle and the super glossy finish! It does make my lips look just the slightest bit fuller too.
Moschino Toy 2 Eau de Parfum, 0.03 fl oz – Estimated Value $1.34 (Buy a full-size 1.7 fl oz for $76.00)
I knew this probably wouldn’t be a ‘me’ scent from the notes inside the packaging. I have yet to love a scent with a granny smith apple note. It was just too fruity for me, and all of those sweet notes drowned out the musky base. If you like sweet, fruity summer scents, this might be a good one to try!
Verdict: Macy’s Beauty Box was well-rounded this month. My favorite items would be the sunscreen, primer, and lip gloss. I was less enthused about the peel, mascara, and perfume. I usually like more of the items in this bag overall, so maybe this just wasn’t my month. I also think the overall value ($41.76) was a little less than I am used to, though this is still a decent value for a $15 sub!
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: At $15 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- philisophy Peeling Mousse $1.21
- Clarins SPF $2.73
- Too Faced Primer $1.49
- tarte Mascara $4.48
- Grandelips $4.62
- Moschino Toy 2 Perfume $0.48
Alternatively, each of the 7 items (minus the cute bag) has an average cost of $2.50.
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What do you think about the July Macy’s Beauty Box?