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Walmart Beauty Box Review – Summer 2021

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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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This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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About Walmart Beauty Box

The Subscription Box: Walmart Beauty Box

The Cost: $6.98 + free shipping

The Products: Beauty samples from brands carried by Walmart.

Ships to: The U.S. only

Walmart Beauty Box Summer 2021 Review


When you sign up you will answer a series of questions about your skin tone, skin concerns, hair type, and more. The answers are used to provide a more personalized experience so that they can tailor your box to you.


As you probably know, the Walmart Beauty Box has undergone a few changes in the past year, including a slight price increase, but with that, we have also been receiving this informative pamphlet featuring all of the items that could possibly be included in your quarterly box. Interestingly enough, the pamphlet now excludes the blurb about receiving six products but does offer small summaries about each item, their full-size prices, and a photo. This quarter they offered 13 different items, and I received six of them.


Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 – Estimated Value $1.50 (Buy a 3 oz container for $20.05)

As a farmer’s daughter, I have spent most of my life outdoors basking in the sun either on a tractor or pulling weeds in the garden. Sunscreen was definitely not a priority for me in my younger years and I have paid for it. Two separate punch biopsies later, I escaped the diagnosis of skin cancer, but had I not taken care of it when I did, I was told that may have not been the case. Now I have two long scars reminding me of the importance of a yearly mole check and sunscreen.

I was interested to see how this brand would work. I have used Cetaphil for years, though I was not familiar with their sunscreen line until now. I have extremely acne-prone skin (as a young teen I was prescribed Accutane) and I found this sheer mineral sunscreen to keep my skin protected without causing breakouts or irritation. Because the sample was small, I only used this on my face while we were camping and the results were impressive.

It’s pretty light in texture but goes on with the typical white streaks of mineral sunscreen. With a little gentle rubbing, my face was back to its normal shade and wasn’t greasy at all – it didn’t even look like I had sunscreen on, which is quite an amazing feat. Another quality I admire about this sunscreen is the lack of scent – I can pick up on a tiny whiff of an “unscented lotion” type scent. Like I said above, I used this tube on my face only while we were camping, and I have to say, I managed to make it through the 90-degree full-blown sunshine all weekend without any evidence of a sunburn! Overall I am quite impressed!


Cetaphil Extra Gentle Daily Scrub – Estimated Value $0.40 (Buy a 6 oz container for $7.36)

I love face scrubs and found this extra gentle daily scrub to be just what I needed for daily use. Once a week or so, I use St. Ives Apricot Scrub as it helps the texture of my skin, but it is definitely too harsh to use daily. This Cetaphil version offers a really light clean scent and has just enough scrubbies to leave my face feeling clean and renewed, without the dryness that the Apricot scrub sometimes leaves. I definitely will be adding this to my daily shower routine!


Listerine Ready! Tabs 8 Pack – Estimated Value $1.99 (Buy a 24 pack for $5.97)

Now, these are something different…I am quite familiar with Listerine, using the mouthwash and breath strips in the past, but these tabs piqued my interest. Words I associate with Listerine include: fire-breathing, intense, and hot, so after reading I would be “chewing, swishing, and swallowing” these tabs, I contemplated having a large amount of water nearby. Thankfully, these little square tabs were minty without making my mouth feel like it was on fire. Admittedly, it felt a little odd to chew this disintegrating mint for 10 seconds and then swish around for 30 seconds, followed by swallowing, but it really did help my mouth feel fresh and clean. To really put these to the test, I tried one after my morning coffee (my kids HATE my coffee breath) and they thought I had skipped the coffee and brushed my teeth. Now, do you think these will work that well with garlic breath? That’ll be my next test!


Suave Pink 3-Step Hair Regimen

Having highlighted hair, I usually stick to salon-recommended brands, but I found this sample packet quite handy for our recent camping trip. Usually, I find sample shampoos hard to open and a mess, but these packets opened easily, and squeezed out great, leaving no waste. I have long hair, so this only gave me enough for one use, but I enjoyed the floral scent and found it left my camping hair clean, and soft. I typically don’t have frizzy hair, so I didn’t notice a difference when I used the anti-frizz cream but was happy to give it a go. While I won’t be switching to Suave Pink for my daily routine, I was happy to give it a try, and actually would like a few more of these samples to have on hand for our next camping adventure!


Dollar Shave Club Shave Butter – Estimated Value $1.16 (Buy a 6 oz container for $6.97)

Typically I use soap to shave my legs largely because my kids tend to use up my shaving cream for craft activities, so I was excited to try out this shave butter by Dollar Shave Club. Not foamy like typical shaving cream, this thick, translucent substance really did feel like butter on my legs. Because it goes on clear, I was able to see the hairs I was shaving, unlike cream. Being lightly scented, I picked up on a clean, woodsy aroma that didn’t irritate my skin. The ultimate test would be my husband’s face, but because I haven’t seen that in years, my legs will have to do! I am impressed, and because it comes in a lotion style container, my kids steered clear – no shaving cream finger painting today boys!


NYX Bare With Me Cannabis Radiant PrimerFull Size! $14.97

Make-up items are my favorite, and when I receive one in full size, I squeal with delight. I recently ran out of primer, so I was extra excited to give this cannabis-infused version a try. Made in the USA, this pearlesque primer goes on light with a very slight shimmery effect. I used this in a variety of ways including: by itself, over sunscreen, under foundation, and with sunscreen and foundation, and had good results. I do have acne-prone skin, and it didn’t cause any breakouts, but I also haven’t used it when my skin is most irritable. I haven’t used a lot of cannabis-infused makeup products in the past, so I can’t say whether or not that is a main component in my results, but I found that this primer did help blur my skin’s imperfections and gave me a dewy summer look that I appreciate.

Primer Debuted on Becca

Each day of our camping trip I applied the Cetaphil sunscreen and layered it with the NYX “Bare With Me” primer. I was satisfied with the results and will be adding them to my daily routine!

Verdict: I have to say, the Summer Walmart Box was not what I was expecting, but somehow had everything I needed. Being two cycles into the increased quarterly price, I was extremely happy to see the full-size makeup item that I happened to love. Generally, sunscreen and shampoo aren’t my favorite items to receive in a subscription box, but because it’s camping season I really appreciated these travel-sized items and used every item I received. What did you think of this box?

The total value of this quarter’s box came out to be about $21.02, which is 3 times the cost of the box! Keep it up Walmart!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You’ll likely receive the Summer 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 $6.98 shipping for this box and 6 items, you are paying approximately $1.13 per item.

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What do you think of the Summer 2021 Walmart Beauty Box?

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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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Since my box was almost 2 months late I did not get half of the items above but in my opinion I got something better; a full size bottle of Essie nail polish in a really pretty reddish w/ touch of orange color.


I received the Essie Nail Polish too! It wasn’t shown in the flyer but there it was. That was really exciting!

Lulu Belle

Thank you Susan,, I realized last night it said I would be billed for the Fall Box, so I guess they didn’t bother sending me summer? But I sort of think a box in August is still summer 🤔 lol
I’ve been doing their boxes since 2016 and I’ve learned to not stress over it, there’s no rhyme or reason to anything they do including contents, but it’s cheap and mostly fun
Have a great day

Lulu Belle

Susan, did they email you before the box shipped? I received an email saying I would be billed by August 22nd to update my info.(Finally! 2 months late!)
It’s the 28th and still haven’t been billed and no reply to my email I sent inquiring on the box


I don’t think they gave me any info on the box before it just showed up here. I have already gotten a notice about the next box coming soon.

The LAST email I think I got from them was one that said they were still sending summer boxes from the warehouse though. That was a couple of wks ago. Good luck!

Lulu Belle

Anyone else having this problem? month ago I received an email from Walmart/Brandshare verifying my information for the summer box shipment. I have still not been charged, and when I try to get on their website I’m getting a message that there’s an error on their end and it won’t go to their page because the site in not secure. That if I go on their page my information is exposed. I thought it was one of those weird ads but no other site is saying that, just walmart beauty. I tried several ways to get to the site, all are saying the same thing


Ihave been getting that message on the site since early last week and I have reached out to Brandshare 3 times and messaged the Walmart Beauty Box FB page and I have yet to receive a response. Although I did receive my summer box, I am concerned about my financial information being compromised.

Lulu Belle

Thanks Kimberly. I really hope we are contacted if anything is compromised, especially financial information. They definitely need to communicate, and a response to you is long overdue!
Glad you got your box.

I will definitely keep an eye out on MSA, I believe someone will post immediately if there are any compromises to our information. This is definitely a wonderfully informative and caring community


Do you have a phone number to contact customer service? I went to sign into my account today and the website is saying this came up…


I am getting the same page when I try to go to the website.


I contacted Brandshare about the issue and I am awaiting a reply. I’m sure it will be a few days before I hear back.


I wanted to sign up again but am getting an error message for the website:(

I got the Wal-Mart box a few days ago. It was just okay this time. The Almay lipstick shade “Sleep Late” was a strange color of light tan. I filled out my complexion profile before but I’m done think it made a difference. It will be tossed out I’m afraid along with the Esse gold nail polish. A bit disappointed.


Ordered one after seeing the reviews. Just got it today. Got an Almay lipstick and an Essie nail polish plus the items I think everyone received. For the price and quarterly, I’m pretty pleased.


It’s June 20 and I did not get my Walmart summer box yet. Since they do not send me tracking info I’m wondering if mine went missing. Did everybody else get theirs?


I was charged June 29 and received my box today, July 9. I never received tracking either for this box. I did receive tracking for my spring box, which was my first box.


I have never received tracking info, just notified when the package has been shipped.


I wish I could be happier about my Walmart beauty box sub. I generally like the items, the price is fantastic, and I usually buy the items in full size. However, this is the worst run sub in my experience. This is a large corporation, and they can’t seem to charge everyone on the same day (or close to it)? I have been told by different CS that 1) they don’t know when people are getting charged and 2) that the company charges throughout the entire season. This brings me to my second issue — the CS is some of the worst I’ve seen. It took them 2.5 weeks to respond to my email, and even then, I received multiple contradicting statements (“You haven’t been charged? We aren’t even charging anymore. Oh no, let me charge you now!” THEN….. “Oh wait, nope. You’ll get charged sometime in the season”) Really disappointing.


I still did not get my summer box as of July 5 (was charged May 19!) and they did not answer my email either. There is no shipping info on their website.


I didn’t get my box either. Not sure what’s going on but I’m a bit upset.


This is the exact box I received. I would have much preferred the mascara, lip or any other color cosmetic item instead of the primer but for $7+ I’m pleased with what was sent.

Becca Peterson

Thanks for commenting echo!


Great review, Becca! I relate so much because I was also raised in the country, and the only time I was ever taught to wear sunscreen was on days when we were moving cows so would be out in the sun on horseback for a few hours. Even though I currently work in cancer prevention, I am still awful about wearing sunscreen. My experience with this Cetaphil sunscreen was the same as yours. I kind of freaked out when I first put it on, though, because it was showing up, but I just needed to rub it in more. Not related at all to this, but I also have been on Accutane in the past. we have so much in commone. Lol!

In my box I received:

– Cetaphil sunscreen
– Cetaphil scrub
– Suave Pink line sample pack
– Cleen beauty sleeping moisturizer – it is a good size tub that will last me a while
– Listerine tabs
– Wet and Wild mascara

I wish I had received a lip product instead of the mascara, but overall I was pleased. I thought that maybe the items on the left hand side of the brochure were going to be in every box because they had larger pictures and seemed like they were being highlighted, but I guess not.

I received my June Allure beauty box and my Walmart box at the same time, and I honestly enjoyed the Walmart box more because it had things I could use right away and that were practical for me. I don’t need an $84 eyeshadow brush set like I got from Allure, but I need fresh breath mints. lol!

Becca Peterson

Thank you so much for commenting Melissa! We do have a lot in common! That’s so cool! How did the Wet and Wild mascara work out for you? I’m addicted to Too Faced, but am always looking for a cheaper product.


I received the exact box as Melissa. I am happy with this box every time I receive it. I will use the face scrub and sunscreen. I will try the Cleen product tonight. I add powdered vitamin C to everything at this point. My son snagged the Listerine tabs. He is a mouthwash addict. I tried the mascara today. There are definitely a lot of bristles and it didn’t smear all day. And I just love the name. Can’t go wrong with sample mascaras.

Becca Peterson

I too love sample mascaras Dawn! I feel full size versions dry out on me so fast. Plus, my makeup bag is heaped with product, so I appreciate saving space with the smaller sizes! Thanks for commenting!


Mine just arrived yesterday. I received:

Cetaphil sunscreen
Cetaphil scrub
Suave Pink sample pack
Listerine tabs
Wet N Wild Big Poppa mascara – sample
cleen beauty avocado hemp butter sleep mask – full size!

The mascara has seriously mixed reviews, but glad to try it. I’m happy with this box, even with their price increase. The primer you received looks good, too!


I got the same box, as did my mom! I’m excited to try out the sleep mask. And it retails for $9.98 which is more than the box. Score!


I just saw MzBev’s comment and was going to say that we are “box twins,” but now I see that you and your mom got the same box, too, so I guess we are “Box quadruplets.” Lol! I was surprised to see a full size product in the box. And, technically, I think the Listerine tabs were full size, too, as I have seen them sold in that quantity at CVS. I’m not much of a mascara wearer these days, but I will certainly try a sample size and see how it goes.


I got:
– Cetaphil sunscreen
– Cetaphil scrub
– Suave Pink line sample pack
– Nyx Filler Instinct plumping balm in So Juicy (cherry red)
– Listerine tabs
– Find Your Happy Place hand cream in Girls Night Out (tiare + sugarcane)

Anyone have any experience with the Nyx Filler Balm? I found out thanks to sub box samples that I like the cooling/minty type of lip plumper, but I don’t want anything to do with the sting-y kind.

Becca Peterson

Thanks for sharing Marion! I’ve never tried the NYX Filler balm. You’ll have to let me know what you think!

Helen M Nooner

I didn’t get the full size primer but a lip balm. Bummer. And no mist.


Becca that photo of you and your son is so sweet! Looks like a fun camping trip. Your skin looks great too – I might pick up the primer even though I didn’t get one in my box.

Becca Peterson

Thanks EmmaLo! I appreciate it! I like that primer a lot – it gave me the perfect glow I needed for camping!

tammy g.

WOW..i just joined walmart beauty box…looks great.

Becca Peterson

I’ve been pretty impressed tammy g!


One of the items I received isn’t even listed on the info card. Did this happen to anyone else?

Becca Peterson

This happened to me last quarter Sav, I’m not sure what the scoop is on that.


Yes, that’s been happening every season to some subscribers.


They sent me an elf facial mist, which isn’t in the card. I’m bummed because I got one in their zoom ready box and never used it.


I also got an ELF mist. But at least I didn’t already have one, that stinks.


I have to ask.
What are shaving foam craft activities?

Becca Peterson

Oh Tat, it is so fun! We have created “paintings” with it, practiced writing with it, used it to adhere foam blocks in the tub for larger creations, used it in sensory bins, dyed Easter eggs, and just pretended to shave with it. Pinterest has some pretty cool activities!

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