Macy’s Beauty Box Review – March 2020
Macy’s Beauty Box is a monthly beauty subscription box that sends you deluxe product samples of skincare, makeup, fragrances, and beauty tools for $15.00/month. Plus, you also get a $5.00 beauty coupon for use at Macy’s in-store and online.
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About Macy’s Beauty Box
The Subscription Box: Macy’s Beauty Box
The Cost: $15.00/month + free shipping
The Products: Each month you will receive five deluxe beauty samples, a collectible cosmetics bag or beauty tool, and a $5.00 beauty coupon exclusively for Beauty Box subscribers, available for use at Macy’s 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 March 2020 Review
Each box comes with a fold-out card detailing the items included, a pro tip, and your $5.00 beauty coupon code to be used at Macy’s stores or online.
Urban Decay Vice Lip Chemistry in ’21’, 0.013 fl oz – Estimated Value $2.60 (Buy a full-size 0.11 fl oz for $22.00)
I really loved this lip sample! It is kind of a balm/liquid lip hybrid that goes on super shiny and a little sheer. It also has color adjusting pigments inside that tint it to a color unique to my lip chemistry. In my case, it was a sheer cool red which I loved! I am pretty impressed with this one. I adore any lip color that is easy to wear with or without a full face of makeup and either way I wear it this gives my pucker a very natural sheen.
I really like this wearable shade.
TONYMOLY Peach Punch Cleansing Tissues, 8 count – Estimated Value $1.87 (Buy a full-size 30 pack for $7.00)
TONYMOLY is one of those Korean brands that I really love because their products are as cute as they are beneficial to my skin and routines. I wish this had been a full-size pack! These wipes smell like peach rings and do a fantastic job of wiping away dirt and makeup. They are also downright adorable, which always adds to an already awesome product’s allure for me personally.
Beauty by POPSUGAR Be Racy Liquid Velvet Lip in ‘Berry Nice’, 0.085 fl oz – Estimated Value $17.00 (Buy a full-size 0.12 fl oz for $24.00)
I was less crazy about this lip product than the other in my box. It dried down to a thicker matte finish which just felt like a lot on my lips. To be fair, I am not a fan of many matte lipsticks because I find them drying. This one did feel more moisturizing than most, but I think I will stick to my lighter feeling lip colors.
Still, it was another totally wearable color!
Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara, 0.06 fl oz – Estimated Value $4.55 (Buy a full-size 0.33 oz for $25.00)
I have sampled this mascara before and it is a little more dramatic than I like for everyday lashes. That being said, it does make my lashes look insane, so I plan on keeping it around for an evening event or something that feels fancier. The brush is a little chunky, but gosh does it grab each and every lash!
tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer in ‘Park Ave Princess’, 1 g – Estimated Value $3.31 (Buy a full-size 9.07 g for $30.00)
Bronzers aren’t something I usually get to lean into because I am super fair. This little pan was an exception! It is quite sheer, but utterly buildable, so you can go as light or heavy as you please. There is a very subtle golden shimmer in here too which is very flattering. I can’t wait for warmer weather and a little more sunshine, and I plan on adding this to my “makeup-free” look rotation.
Totally shocked at how good this looks on my skin.
DOLCE&GABBANA Dolce Garden Eau de Parfum, 0.05 fl oz – Estimated Value $0.94 (Buy 2.5 fl oz for $122.00)
At first sniff, then reminded me very much of Clean Reserve’s Solar Bloom because they share the same super radiant warm coconut heart. As someone who doesn’t like coconut scents, I adore both of these because that coconut translates much more to warm summer skin than a beachy beverage. Add in the notes of citrus and vanilla and you have an incredibly summery scent that I think a ton of people will adore.
Calvin Klein CK Everyone Eau de Toilette, 0.04 fl oz – Estimated Value $0.48 (Buy 6.7 fl oz for $80.00)
I remember buying my first bottle of CK One, a scent I still actually love a lot. There was something super cool about a unisex scent back then and I feel like it is still really relevant now. This I like a little less, but mainly because it is pretty sharp and soapy to my nose. It does indeed smell just like a Calvin Klein scent though, so if you tend to like the perfumes from this brand, this citrus and patchouli blend might be perfect for you!
Eyelash Curler and Makeup Remover Pads
Instead of a makeup bag this month, a little set was included that had both an eyelash curler and a trio of reusable makeup pads inside. How cute are these?! I don’t always use an eyelash curler but I do have incredibly straight lashes, so it isn’t the worst idea. I also love a reusable product, and these little mini eyepads are as cute as they are effective!
Verdict: This Macy’s Beauty Box has an estimated value of $30.75 which is ok for a $15 bag, but much less than I am used to from this subscription. Granted, that total does not include the eyelash curler and makeup remover pads, which certainly do add additional value! I really liked most of this box. My favorite items are the peach wipes, D&G perfume, and the Urban Decay lippie. I was shocked that the bronzer was wearable on my skin, and the mascara will be put to good use. I do wish maybe there had been a full-size offering inside, but maybe next month.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $15.00 for this box, here is what you are paying approximately per item:
- Urban Decay Vice Lipstick $1.27
- TONYMOLY Wipes $0.91
- Beauty by Popsugar Lipstick $8.29
- Lancôme Mascara $2.22
- tarte Bronzer $1.61
- Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Garden Perfume $0.46
- Calvin Klein CK For Everyone Perfume $0.23
Alternatively, each of the 7 items has an average cost of $2.14. I did not include the unbranded eyelash curler and eye makeup remover pads in this calculation.
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Do you subscribe to Macy’s Beauty Box? What do you think of March?