Macy’s Beauty Box Review – August 2019
Macy’s Beauty Box is a monthly 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 August 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 lip-covered bag is very cute and has an ’80s feel.
Now, on to the items!
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask – Estimated Value $13.90 (Buy 10 masks for $139.00)
I really enjoy this pricy brand when I get samples, and this mask was ALMOST a hit. The serum on it is delightful, and my skin couldn’t get enough of it. The downside is that to hold all that delightful serum the mask material is so thick it doesn’t properly form to a face. It was a really poor-fitting mask. The upside is that there was quite a bit of serum left in the bottom of the pouch so I used it to rub all over my face after I removed the mask.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber & Green Tea, 2 fl oz – Estimated Value $3.00 (Buy a full-size 8 fl oz for $12.00)
Ya’ll know your girl loves a face spritz! This one is delightfully summery, filled with aloe, cucumber, green tea, and a tiny bit of peppermint leaf water for a cool tingle. It has a nice mist nozzle, so no worries about getting shot in the eye by an aggressive jet of mist. This feels SO nice after a day outside, especially if you keep it in the fridge.
TONYMOLY Mini Cherry Lip Balm, 7 g – Retail Value $10.00
I literally squealed when I opened this little cherry balm. It is PRECIOUS. The stem is flexible, which just adds to the cuteness factor. Inside is a balm with a very natural and subtle red tint and of course, it has a delicious fruity scent.
tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in ‘Rose’, 1 ml – Estimated Value $3.33 (Buy a full-size 6 ml for $20.00)
This color was a miss for me, even though it was almost pink enough to work. It ended up being almost the exact shade of my lips which made it kind of pointless, especially since the more it dried the warmer it looked. The formula was good for a matte, lasting about 4 hours before I ruined it by eating a lunch with loads of olive oil. If you love a true nude lip and a good matte formula, you will probably be pretty pleased with this lippy!
I just need a litttttle biiiit more color!
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, 1.2 g – Full Size! Retail Value $22.00
There is something about this particular shade of blue that I have always really liked. As a liner? I am not sure about that. It seems a little loud for my taste, but I can’t give it away because the shade is so gorgeous. Maybe I just use a little on my lashline? Like the world’s thinnest line? The formula itself is opaque and seemed to do a good job of staying in place until I rubbed my eye pretty aggressively. Maybe I am not responsible enough for this liner.
I love this color, but maybe not as a liner.
Juicy Couture Oui Eau de Parfum, 0.05 fl oz – Estimated Value $1.54 (Buy a full-size 3.4 fl oz for $105.00)
I fully expected to hate this perfume. On paper, this is a big NO for my fragrance preferences. Watermelon and lemon? Heck no. Too sweet. Too fruity. Well, those notes have a great base of jasmine and tuberose that make them feel much more mature, and there is also a lingering wood note. Would I buy this scent for myself? Nah, I don’t like it enough to pay $105. But I would happily recommend it to someone looking for a surprisingly sophisticated fruity scent in a very pretty bottle.
Verdict: This Macy’s Beauty Box was really enjoyable! I think this is directly due to that cherry lip balm and the green tea mist. I would happily have bought both of those items at full price. The blue eyeliner really isn’t realistic for me, but into my collection it goes. I just love a good blue! The sheet mask was ok, and the extra serum in the bottle absolutely made up some for the bad fit. The lipstick was a pass for me, but that is ok. Nudes are hard! The perfume was a nice surprise and I can’t wait to add my thoughts to the notebook I keep full of scent impressions. I will never decline a perfume sample! The overall value of this box lands somewhere around $53.77 which is more than fine for a $15 box with 2 full-size items and other generous samples.
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: At $15 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- SK-II Mask $3.88
- Mario Badescu Spray $0.84
- TONYMOLY Cherry Balm $2.79
- tarte Lipstick $0.93
- Urban Decay Liner $6.14
- Juicy Couture Perfume $0.43
Alternatively, each of the 6 items (minus the cute bag) has an average cost of $2.50.
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What do you think about the August Macy’s Beauty Box?