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Macy’s Beauty Box Review – February 2021

Taryn Lowman
ByTaryn LowmanMar 10, 2021 | 20 comments

Macy's Beauty Box
3.5 overall rating
95 Ratings | 23 Reviews

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 $10.00 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 per month + free shipping

The Products: Each month you will receive five deluxe beauty samples, a collectible cosmetics bag or beauty tool, and a $10.00 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 February 2021 Review

 

Each box comes with a fold-out card detailing the items included, a pro tip, and your $10 beauty coupon code to be used at Macy’s stores or online. This month also came with a little drawstring bag to hold all of the products.

 

Clean Galbanum & Rain Fragrance, 0.05 fl oz – Estimated Value $1.83 (buy a full-size 3.4 oz. bottle for $125.00)

I loved researching this brand! They focus on eco-responsibility and how to help reduce waste. This fragrance was also amazing! It is made with star anise, galbanum, and vetiver from Hati. It is very floral and earthy with a bit of a musk overlay. It really does smell like fresh spring rain. The scent is on the stronger side for me personally, but I really love the earthy notes and how it wore throughout the day.

 

Sundari Chamomile Eye Oil, 0.17 fl oz. – Estimated Value $27.84 (buy a full-size 0.3 fl oz. for $49.00)

I have been on a hunt for the perfect eye cream, oil, or serum for me. I am starting to notice some ‘laugh lines’ around my eyes and just a general dryness in that area. The tricky part is that my eyes are very sensitive so I have to be careful about any products that are going to get close to my eye area. This oil has been great so far because a little goes a long way, I just put a small amount in my hand that I can lightly dab in my trouble areas. This oil is made with chamomile extract, avocado oil, and aloe vera juice. The blend focuses on reducing inflammation, soothing irritation, hydrating, and smoothing wrinkles and crows feet. I can’t speak to the long-term results of this oil just yet, but I can say that this hasn’t irritated my eyes at all and has given me an extra boost of hydration.

 

Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel, 0.5 oz. – Estimated Value $13.23 (Buy a full-size 1.7 oz. for $45.00)

Elemis is a brand that I see a lot of bloggers using on Instagram. I have one person in mind wh0 I know swears by Elemis so I was really excited to finally give this brand a go! This peel is best for mature or sensitive skin which is what I have and they recommend using it twice a week. This peel is a cream, which I loved, that you just apply to clean skin, leave on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it off so it really is non-abrasive. It is made with milk protein, antioxidant-rich vitamin E, and marine algae. All of these combined work to purify, revitalize, exfoliate, and smooth lackluster skin. My skin felt super smooth after rinsing the peel off, but I did wake up feeling like my skin was a little drier than it has been. Once I applied my makeup though I saw a big difference in application and felt that my skin had a fresh glow to it. I can’t wait to start using this a bit more often to see how the long-term results are.

 

Perricone MD Hypoallergenic CBD Sensitive Skin Therapy Soothing & Hydrating Eye Cream, 0.25 fl oz. – Estimated Value $36.00 (Buy a full-size 0.5 fl oz. for $72.00)

I normally wouldn’t love seeing such similar products in one month, but since I am trying to find that perfect eye cream, I was excited to try this to compare to the oil. I was really excited to try this brand since it is hypoallergenic and specifically for sensitive skin. It is also free of 26 known allergens and fragrance-free. All you have to do is gently pat the cream to your eye area in the morning and/or evening. This cream is made with CBD to nourish, bisabolol to brighten, and marigold extract to hydrate. I really loved how this felt on my skin. It was cooling and felt hydrating on my eye area that normally does tend to feel a bit dry. It does seem that this product is more to brighten and hydrate which is great for me right now as my eyes are so dry and tired from allergies, while the oil really targets smoothing wrinkles and crows feet.

 

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, 1.0 oz – Estimated Value $6.00 (Buy a full-size 6 oz for $36.00)

Give me all of the repair cream! My hands are so dry right now, it is actually uncomfortable and rather embarrassing at this point. Nothing seems to be really working in a big way so I am just using everything multiple times throughout the day. This cream so far is really helping! It is a thick cream but absorbs so quickly into my skin without leaving me with that greasy feeling and the hydration really lasts. The cream is made with colloidal oatmeal that works to relieve itching and minor irritation caused by eczema, rashes, and other skin conditions. Other key ingredients include allantoin and shea butter for that extra boost of moisture.

 

Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum, 0.33 fl oz – Estimated Value $26.00 (Buy a full-size 1 fl oz for $79.00)

This serum is oil-free and goes on like silk. Since this is so light it just absorbs right into your skin, which I found worked really well with my makeup. This blend focuses on reducing the appearance of dark spots, acne marks, sunspots, scars, and creates a more even skin tone. The major ingredient in this serum is viniferine which is an ingredient from grapevine sap. It is known to brighten, lighten, and even skin appearance. While I can’t speak to the long-term effects of this product, I am loving how this is making my skin feel immediately. It works so well with my makeup and leaves me feeling hydrated with an overall evenness to my skin tone that is also helping with some redness I have been experiencing as well.

Verdict: This Macy’s Beauty Box was a big hit for me! All of the products were meant to help get you grounded in skin-loving ingredients from Mother Nature. Everything felt nourishing and hydrating to my dry winter skin. I normally would be a bit bummed to see two eye products in one month, but I loved being able to try both products. Plus, they both seem to focus on different things which made them even more fun to try to decide what might work best for me. My dry hands are loving the ultra-hydrating cream, the perfect item for a February box after this cold winter. I was so excited to try Elemis and was so happy that the peel did not disappoint. It was soothing while still exfoliating and really seemed to smooth out my skin. The Caudalie serum is another winner, focusing on brightening dark spots and improving your overall skin tone. This month’s box has an estimated value of $110.90 which is incredible! I have been on a new skincare journey to try to evolve my products to get my skin back into shape. Product curation like this month with such high-quality items really allows me the chance to test products that I might not buy on my own to decide what my skin needs. Anything that doesn’t work is always fun to share with family or friends. What a fun box this month that brought the quality! 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but check this page to join the waitlist for April.

Value Breakdown: At $15.00 for this box, each of the 6 items has an average cost of $2.50.

Check out all of our Macy’s Beauty Box reviews and take a peek at some of our other favorite beauty subscription boxes!

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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.
Taryn Lowman
Taryn Lowman
Taryn's passion for subscription boxes started when she was gifted a monthly Birchbox. She is excited to discover more Mom and baby boxes to share with her family!

Taryn Lowman
Taryn Lowman
Taryn's passion for subscription boxes started when she was gifted a monthly Birchbox. She is excited to discover more Mom and baby boxes to share with her family!
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20 comments

Kim

I have a full box up for swap minus the Elemis which they neglected to send. Make me an offer,

Kendra

For whatever reason Macy’s canceled my March box and refunded my money shortly after they took it. I went and checked my account to see if it was a payment issue and nope, my account was fine, apparently they ran out and I didn’t make the cut and so rather than explain it they just canceled it, refunded the money and sent me a generic cancelation email. I can understand a wait list, but when you already know how many subscribers you have you should be able to provide something for them and not just skip their entire month with no explanation. Only lasted 3 Macy boxes. It’s a shame too, I really liked them. I was really looking forward to this months too.

Bonnie

This is what they do. They cancel with no explanation. If you change your payment method, you won’t get that month’s box even if both payment methods are working. If your payment method doesn’t work, unlike other boxes, there is no notification or retry. They just cancel. If you try to talk to customer service, they have no idea. And they can’t let you plan for a withdrawal of funds date because they can’t keep a steady payment date. It’s really poorly run.

Taryn Lowman

I’m so sorry to hear about this experience!

Danielle

I highly recommend the Clean Perfume “Rain” scent. Sounds similar to this one. I absolutely love it, it’s so simple and fresh.

Lux

Check out CLEAN “Skin” too! 💞

A.M.

I just received my March Macy’s beauty box and it is super awesome! In addition to the goodies, the coupon for March is $10(off a$40 beauty purchase, exp 4/30/21).

LeanGreenBean

I can recommend Gold Bond Ultimate Intensive Healing Hand Cream for hands that don’t seem to totally heal from other lotions. It’s a little expensive for the amount (not compared to FAB though), but it’s easy to find and REALLY works. I like the FAB that was in this box too, but it doesn’t feel as nourishing on my hands as the Gold Bond one.

Taryn Lowman

Thanks so much! I am going to try that next for sure.

Lux

You may have already tried these, but I’ve read/heard (and lo-o-oong ago when taking a quarter of pottery, used myself) good things about these two inexpensive and easy to find products:
1. Udderly Smooth (udderly smooth.com) which was created by a pharmacist 30+ years ago, and “it’s perfect for hikers, marathon bicyclists, horseback riders, runners, soldiers, quilters, moms, dads, and babies! Udderly Smooth is also professionally recommended for oncology and diabetic skin care.” This product can be picked up in various sizes in *lots* of places, including Rite Aid, Walgreens, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, even Dollar Tree carries a little 2oz tube, and online sites.
2. Working Hands (okeeffescompany.com) by O’Keeffe’s was also created by a pharmacist, the daughter of a rancher whose hands are rough and cracked. Her father is also diabetic and needs something that he can safely use. This product is also recommended for use by persons managing Eczema. This product can be found in most drug stores *and* in most hardware & home improvement stores, as well as online! It is a sister company with Gorilla Glue, and has been voted a “Top Place To Work in Cincinnati for 9 years in a row.”

Tiffany

Gold Bond is the best for hands. I use the Healing one with aloe.

Snow

Excellent items this month! Ugh I hear you, Taryn about the laugh lines. Literally I woke up one morning and there it was, an actual crease near my eye that would not go away. I swear I look 10 years older when I first wake up because I sleep on my stomach, and apparently that is a wrinkle creator 😖

Taryn Lowman

I’ve heard that too!

JesCro

Wow… this is a great box! I love everything from Elemis and received this sample in a recent LF box, but I haven’t tried it yet.

Kat in CT

Macy’s Beauty Box seems like it tries to give people the feeling of walking around a Macy’s store and collecting free samples from the makeup counters without leaving the house. No more than that.

Susan

After trying so many different boxes (and I loved most of the Sephora boxes til they stopped making them), this one and Allure are my favorites. The Jo Malone box a few months ago was amazing! In different boxes I’ve gotten a flat iron, one of of those face roller thingies, along with pretty expensive brands in good sizes!

Am2cents

I am debating starting this subscription but, I noticed the coupon said $5 and not $10 as noted in the review. Did they lower the coupon amount?

echo

I’ve been on the waiting list for many months now, this subscription is hard to get!

Cathy W

Most months you get a $5 coupon. Every once in a while they do send a $10 one. I’ve been a subscriber for about 2 years and I’d subscribe even without a coupon. I love Macys box. Well worth the $15 to me

Sherri

Most months the coupon is $5, but sometimes they do send a $10 coupon. I think that’s standard language in this post that accidentally didn’t get updated for this particular box.

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