Walmart Beauty Box Review – Fall 2020
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About Walmart Beauty Box
The Subscription Box: Walmart Beauty Box
The Cost: Free – just pay the $5 flat shipping rate!
The Products: Beauty samples from brands carried by Walmart.
Ships to: The U.S. only
Walmart Beauty Box Fall 2020 Review
When you sign up you will answer a series of questions such as your ethnicity, hair color, skin concerns, and a few other preferences. The answers are used to provide a more personalized experience so that they can tailor your box to you.
Walmart Beauty took a break this summer to “revamp” their box in time for fall (more like the end of fall, but I’ll take it), so I have been eagerly awaiting to see what kind of changes might take place. To start off, I noticed our box no longer features a separate lid and is made of plain white cardboard rather than the glossy-looking box from seasons past. Along with the box change, they now include a small pamphlet that features all of the season’s products with a disclosure stating you will only receive 5 of the products pictured based on your beauty profile. This month there were a total of 8 different products with summaries and the retail prices of each.
Bliss Rose Gold Rescue Moisture Cream 15 mL – Estimated Value $6.65 (Buy a 1.5 oz container for $19.96)
I have been a fan of Bliss cosmetics for years after discovering their shea butter lotion back in high school, so I couldn’t wait to try out this rose gold rescue moisture cream. Because I have a serious subscription addiction, I have tried more than my fair share of moisturizing creams, but truly can’t have enough. This particular version comes in a no-fuss screw-top container that reveals an unscented cream. The container states it is cruelty-free and vegan, as well as made in the USA. As far as actually using it goes, my skin has been a bit angry due to breakouts from wearing a mask, so I was interested to see if this moisturizer would irritate my skin, but instead, I found it to be soothing. I was also happy to note that it didn’t leave my face greasy and oily-looking, but absorbed within seconds, which is important as I don’t have to wait for my face to dry forever before I put my foundation on! Within just a few uses I can already tell my face is softer than with my previous moisturizer, which is a win for me because this one is cheaper too!
Batiste Dry Shampoo 1.6 fl.oz. – Estimated Value – $1.53 (Buy a 6.73 fl.oz. container for $6.48)
Oh Batiste, how you have saved a girl more than once… I know a lot of people are on dry shampoo overload from subscription boxes, but I love the stuff. I shampoo about every other day, but I have really fine hair that lacks volume, so this stuff comes to my rescue almost on the daily! I have tried other brands of dry shampoo only to have my hair looking white or discolored, while Batiste goes on colorless with its classic scent.
Earth to Skin White Tea Cleanser 1.0 fl.oz. – Estimated Value $1.47 (Buy a 4.74 fl.oz container for $6.96)
In July I turned 32, so I have really begun to take my skincare routine seriously. Like I said above, I have a vast collection of moisturizers, and along with that is my assortment of cleansers. If it says anti-aging, firming, or pore-refining I am willing to give it a shot (within reason), so I couldn’t wait to test this brand out. White Tea Extract is known to be detoxifying and they added glycerin to aid in retaining moisture. The ingredient list does contain phenoxyethanol, but I didn’t find it to irritate my skin at all. I enjoyed the light floral fragrance, as it was light enough to not be bothersome, and I thought it was perfect in texture… not too thick and not too thin. While I didn’t notice any anti-aging results during the use of this sample, I found the cleanser to be refreshing to use and would be interested to see the long term results of using it.
Gold Bond Ultimate Strength and Resilience 0.75 oz. – Estimated Value $0.54 (Buy a 13 oz. container for $9.34)
While this is only my 2nd season reviewing this particular box, I have been receiving the Walmart Beauty Box for years, and I swear every season I receive a sample of Gold Bond lotion. Usually, I roll my eyes and toss it in my “extras” pile, but with all of the hand sanitizing I have been doing, there are no extras to be found. This particular version of Gold Bond Ultimate is designed for aging and mature skin. My cracked hands are extremely thankful that this lotion is unscented, so it does not burn upon application, and soaks right in without leaving your hands a greasy mess. While it definitely isn’t the most exciting item to receive, it is probably the most useful right now!
NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss – Full Size! Retail Value $4.97
Our last item was this NYX Butter Gloss in Sorbet. Admittedly, I have not worn many lip products besides Chapstick since the mask mandate back in July, but I was happy to give this butter gloss a try. I tend to wear smudge-proof lip colors as my kids and husband don’t appreciate smooch marks on their foreheads and cheeks, but I do gravitate towards the feeling of a gloss as my personal preference. As the name implies, this product goes on smooth like butter, with no flavor, but a bit of a vanilla scent. At first glance, I thought it was going to be way too pink, but found it to blend in quite well with my natural lip color, creating a shiny, natural-looking pout. The staying power with this gloss is lacking, but that holds true to most glosses I have used. All in all, I was happy with the texture and color and will definitely use it in our (hopefully) mask-free future!
My initial reaction screamed “watermelon” when applied to my arm, but I was pleasantly surprised to see it added a natural shine to my lips instead.
Verdict: This my second time reviewing the Walmart Beauty Box, and an interesting debut of the new “revamped” box. In all honesty, I don’t know that the items in the box felt any different from past seasons, but I did like the inclusion of the pamphlet. The five items I received were admittedly not the most exciting, but very useful nonetheless. Between just the lip gloss and moisture cream, we are over double the $5.00 cost of shipping, and our total value came out to be about $14.93, so while a bit below the value I would usually expect, I feel it is fair.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You’ll likely receive the Winter box as your Walmart Beauty Box. Also, please note that sales tax will be charged for subscribers in the states listed here. From Walmart Beauty Box:
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Value Breakdown: At $5 shipping for this box and 5 items, you are paying approximately $1.00 per item.
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What do you think of the Fall 2020 Walmart Beauty Box?