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Walmart Beauty Box Review – Fall 2020

Walmart Beauty Box
3.5 overall rating
381 Ratings | 127 Reviews

The Walmart Beauty Box is a quarterly beauty sample subscription box from Walmart. It features brands you will find at Walmart.

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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:

Sign up today for your first box. Each box is hand-selected with in-season products that fit your profile.

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?

In your Walmart Beauty Box, you'll find beauty samples and tips on products sold at Walmart and on Walmart.com. Receiving your Walmart Beauty Box will be another reason to welcome each new season.
Becca Peterson
Becca Peterson
While I am taking a time-out from being a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, I am currently staying at home with my 2 sweet boys! My first subscription was Julep thanks to happening upon the MSA website, and it all went downhill from there! I have subscribed to Ipsy, Boxycharm, Degustabox, Julep, Graze, Bluum, Walmart, and more because I love a good surprise! I truly am a subscription addict!

Becca Peterson
Becca Peterson
While I am taking a time-out from being a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, I am currently staying at home with my 2 sweet boys! My first subscription was Julep thanks to happening upon the MSA website, and it all went downhill from there! I have subscribed to Ipsy, Boxycharm, Degustabox, Julep, Graze, Bluum, Walmart, and more because I love a good surprise! I truly am a subscription addict!
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23 comments

Yvette

I am really jealous of the stuff you got in your box. I didn’t know other people were getting good stuff. Three out of the five items I got were hair products for Afro-textured hair, which mine isn’t. The other two products were an NYX gloss and another sample of Palmer’s lotion. I don’t think I even got a little pamphlet, lol. I definitely lost out money-wise this time.

Liz McDaniel

There are 2 Winter special edition boxes on the Walmart beauty box website!!! $12.98 each. No Product description, just pics. Would love to msa get more info on the boxes!!!

I loved my fall box 💖 Anecdote, Curel, nyx lip gloss, sheet mask, batiste dry shampoo

Becca Peterson

Did you see they posted spoilers Liz McDaniel? I have my eye on the one with the Wood Wick candle!!!

Mallory @ MSA

Hi Liz! Thanks for letting us know – we’ll look into these!

Beth

Wow no foil packets I’m shocked. Not only that all samples are a great size and of a few items I never seen either. If Walmart Beauty Box is rolling out boxes like this I may just have to jump back onto that gravy train again.

Sue

Jealous! You got a good box. I feel stupid complaining about a $5 box, but mine was nothing like the info sheet they provided with it. It was missing two items and they substituted Curel for the Gold Bond. I also got this terrible foil packet sample of L’oreal foundation which had just a dab of all of the foundation colors on it. One of the missing items was Dickinson’s Toner which I was really excited to try. I emailed customer service two weeks ago and never heard back from them. 🙁

Beth

Ohhh no I just got excited after seeing this review and thought I was missing out but clearly things are still the same. Thank you for your feedback and sorry your box was let down.

Sami

Same. Subscription boxes are getting worse all the time. This was my last hold out.

Jody

I went to my account and cancelled it and then they tried to bill me with a card that had expired. I never did hear back from them. Not sure what is going on but I would be mad if they billed me more than once.

Marion

I think you got a really good box, Becca!

I liked my box, but several items went to the Thanksgiving box of subscription extras I took to the break room at work, including the Nyx Butter Gloss that I got, which was a dark red (I think it was Apple Strudel). I was really excited to get a fragrance in my box, though.

Becca Peterson

That’s a really good idea Marion! It’s a bummer that you didn’t enjoy your items though. I love getting fragrances….I’m hoping I get one next time! I’ve actually used up the Gold Bond – this dry winter weather + hand sanitizer is killing me!!

shakingmyhead

At least you got a good box, lol. I got left overs that were not useful to me at all. Gladly canceled. It was a pain but I ended up emailing them and two days later got the cancelation email. For some reason it would not let me log in. It was ridiculous and frustrating and I am glad to be rid of it, even for only $5.00.

Becca Peterson

That’s too bad shakingmyhead! That is super frustrating! I’m interested to see how this “revamp” progresses!

K9Kenai

I recieved a slightly different box, with a sheet mask, Curl Lotion, and Lumify drops. The rest was the same. All products were full size though apart from the Lumify and the Gold Bond. I think that’s pretty good for $5. However, I’ve noticed a lot of people online complaining they were charged multiple times and recieved multiple boxes. I myself received two, but some people said they were charged 3 times and received 3 boxes as nobody could reach customer service to get it fixed. Hopefully the same glitch won’t happen with their next box.

Becca Peterson

Thanks for sharing K9Kenai! What do you think of those Lumify drops? I’ve used them from previous boxes and holy smokes do they make a difference! I definitely wouldn’t be happy about getting charged multiple times. I hope they get their customer service straightened out ASAP!

Carol

I received the Butter Gloss (love the shade!), but my other items were different. I got a sheet mask, those whitening eye drops that I tried once and they burned my eyes lol, a Curel cream that I am loving, and Co-Lab Dry Shampoo (I don’t use dry shampoo, so I will save that to freshen tennis shoes).

Becca Peterson

Thanks for the tip Carol!!! I’m jealous of the sheet mask! I get a kick out of wearing them because they creep my kids out! I’ve also never heard of freshening tennis shoes with dry shampoo- nice alternative use!

AnnieJ

Wait!? You can use dry shampoo to freshen tennis shoes? That’s amazing! I have a dozen tiny cannisters of them that I can’t use because of my hair type. I used to give them away to friends, but because of the pandemic we aren’t meeting up as much anymore, but I still keep getting them in subscription boxes. I’m so glad that I finally have a use for them instead of throwing them away. Thanks for the tip!

Becca Peterson

You learn something new everyday! Lol! I’m going to have to try that!

Missy

Yes! They make the best shoe deodorizers! I use them on all of my shoes.

Dawn

This is another sub I can see going under. Only 5 items? I can remember getting 7-8 from Walmart. Walmart can afford this considering they don’t pay for what’s in the boxes. I would rather go to the travel section and pick out 5 items for $5 myself at this point.

Snow

There doesn’t seem to be much point to this box if everyone is receiving something random.

Taren

It’s free. You are only paying for shipping.

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