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NewBeauty TestTube Subscription Review – July 2021

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Aug 4, 2021 | 28 comments

NewBeauty TestTube
3.6 overall rating
115 Ratings | 24 Reviews

NewBeauty TestTube is a bi-monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. Every other month they send you a tube full of deluxe and full-size beauty samples and you also get a digital subscription to NewBeauty Magazine. It’s a little pricier than other beauty subscriptions, but in general, the value is usually great.

 

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About this Beauty Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: NewBeauty TestTube

The Cost: $29.95 a box plus $8.95 shipping (ships every other month)

The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty products. (This subscription also includes a subscription to NewBeauty Magazine).

Ships to: The continental U.S. only

Our July 2021 Review

 

Usually, this subscription arrives with a very informative booklet, but it looks like they have gone digital. It also arrived with a promo discount card for lip filler Restylane ($100 off) and info on breast augmentation. I need neither of these boosts, but since these are super popular cosmetic enhancers, I feel like someone else out there might have more interest.

Now, on to the items!

 

Tatcha Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick, 3.3 g – Retail Value $55.00

Let’s not play around and pretend this isn’t the most exciting and hype-worthy thing inside the Tube this month! Like many of you, this was the item I was most excited about, so, I won’t make you wait. First things first: packaging. This lipstick arrived in a beautiful oversized box which immediately brought the “fancy” factor. Inside, the black and gold bullet was extra weighty, exactly like most of us would imagine for such a $$$ lipstick. If I had to have a complaint, it is that the lid isn’t magnetized, but even though I love a snappy cap, it isn’t necessary and I am just being picky. The lipstick itself is in a really unique faceted shape that I hated to ruin by using it. It felt like the lipstick equivalent of peeling the clear film off of a brand new iPhone: necessary, but still nerve-wracking. The color is a dream, of course. It is a cool red that was actually created exclusively for Chloë Sevigny to wear to the 2014 Met Gala. It was so popular that Tatcha brought it on as a core collection shade later after many requests. It feels extremely light on the lips but has excellent color coverage and I believe the cool red will be really flattering to most wearers. The finish is velvety and somewhere between a satin and matte on my lips. All in all, it is gorgeous. I am pleased.

She is pretty.

 

NatureLab. Tokyo Perfect Shine Oil Mist, 4 fl oz – Retail Value $17.00

Sure, this hair product might seem a little less exciting right after that lipstick, but I really love this brand and find this bottle a really awesome addition to this Tube. NatureLab. Tokyo is one of those lines that feels incredibly cool in that hip-minimal way but is still very affordable. Their formulas do what they advertise, smell awesome, and always come in weirdly cool bottles. This shine oil is a great lightweight mist that you can use on damp or dry hair. It adds to manageability and glossiness without adding weight, and smells beautiful, with powdery violet and creamy nutty notes. In addition to giving hair shine, it also protects from heat damage and helps your color last longer.

 

Virtue Restorative Treatment Mask,  1.7 oz – Retail Value $32.00

I am not generally someone who wants to see lots of hair products. Mostly because I like to ignore my hair and neglect it. But if you are going to send them to me, make them like this and the one before it in this review! This mask was really something. It made my hair look so soft and glossy without adding greasiness or weight. I used it before the NatureLab. mist and my hair hasn’t looked that glossy or, well, cared for, in ages. My only complaint about this product is the small size for the price will prove prohibitive to a repurchase, but at least a little goes a long way. It also smells deliciously creamy and perfumey, and the scent clings to your hair after you’ve dried it. This is a great mask if you want to leave your shower with hair that feels like it has been to the salon.

 

HERBO Perfume Oil Roll-On, 10 mL – Retail Value $12.00

The hits just keep on coming! I am a perfume collector/hoarder and I like them from all scent families and types. I don’t really have a signature scent at this point because each day is a chance to customize my fragrance to how I feel that day. This is a scent that lands very much on the more natural side of things. It is arguably earthy-crunchy, but I say that with love. The notes of rose, lavender, sandalwood, and cypress smell exactly like you think they will. It is one of those scents that smells very much like it belongs in a spa that prioritizes natural formulas. Also inside is a 50 mg dose of hemp extract that didn’t change how I experienced this scent but is worth noting. My current favorite use for this is on my wrists before a mist of Flowerbomb. It gives one of my favorite perfumes more staying power and depth.

 

Repêchage Clear Complexion Drying Lotion, 7.5 mL – Retail Value $27.00

I have some feelings about this product and they aren’t bad at all, as long as it is used properly. The applicator is a precision tip for a reason: this should only be used as a spot treatment and not across large areas of the face. It should also be reserved for those big uglies that keep you up at night. You know, the red eruptions on your chin the week before your period, or a zit located on sensitive skin that shouldn’t be squeezed. I actually have a monster on my left eyelid right now so the timing here was great. That is delicate skin that I do not want to pinch but the bump really hurts so I need it to go away STAT. This concoction has alcohol and salicylic acid which work together to quickly dry out unruly pimples. I am always complaining about how many alcohols are drying in skincare, but this is an example of when I want to harness that power for good. Just a thin coating of this stuff creates an instant cooling effect that, honestly, burns a little. It leaves a white mark on your skin which is a great reason to use this treatment before bed. In the morning rinse it off and rejoice that your troublesome spot’s lifespan has been greatly reduced.

 

BABE LASH Essential Serum Mini, 1 mL – Retail Value $37.00

I have never used lash serums on my actual lashes before, mostly because I wear contacts and my eyes are on the sensitive side. I have, however, used them on my eyebrows and I do think that over time they totally help my brows grow back thicker. I also have read too many articles about them changing iris colors, though, admittedly, I do not have first-hand knowledge of this. This little gold tube houses a very fine brush you can use to apply the clear gel-serum. Sure, it takes a little time to see the effects. But I have been using this sort of product on and off for a few years I think it has been worth the wait.

 

ScarAway Clear Silicone Scar Sheets, 6 ct – Retail Value $14.99

I always love how this subscription sends dream items like a $55 lipstick paired with super practical items like these scar sheets. As someone who is incredibly accident-prone, little things like this are handy to have around. I feel like during the summer my bare legs are even more prone to cuts and scratches on outdoor adventures and these sheets should help cut down the risk of unsightly reminders of misadventures on my skin. These patches should be used after a wound has fully closed, and you can leave them on for up to 10 days. You do need to use these consistently for a few weeks to really see improvement, but depending on the scar, that is totally worth it.

 

HAIRMAX Quick Dry Hair Towel – Retail Value $19.00

As someone with very thick hair, towels like this help me cut down on my airdry time by absorbing a lot more water than a normal towel. This oversized (19” x 52”) towel easily wraps around my head and stays in place for as long as needed.

Verdict: This was a great NewBeauty TestTube! One of the best in recent memory. Sure, that red lipstick really took it over the top, but the other items were also wonderful in their own right. The overall value was also pretty staggering: $213.99 for a $38.90 subscription. Sure, this brand has had some Tubes that didn’t feel this grand, but if they continue to be this awesome, NBTT is basically a delivery that will be a hot commodity for beauty subscription addicts.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, but hurry!

Value Breakdown: At $38.90 for this box, here is what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Lipstick $10.00
  • Hair Oil Mist $3.09
  • Hair Mask $5.82
  • Perfume Oil $2.18
  • Drying Lotion $4.91
  • Lash Serum $6.73
  • Scar Sheets $2.72
  • Hair Towel $3.45

Alternatively, each of the 8 items in this box has an average cost of $4.86.

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New Beauty Test Tube is a beauty and makeup subscription service. Every two months they send you deluxe and full size skincare, haircare, and makeup products.
Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.
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28 comments

Ellen

Their September tube is up on their site now! It’s a good one, can’t wait to get it!

JenO

I’ve been having soo many difficulties with this box that I really cannot recommend them solely on account of their customer service. While I love the contents, I have not gotten 2 out of the last 4 boxes. I have emailed so many times with no update and they won’t refund your subscription.

echo

You are not kidding! I was going back and forth with customer service about being charged for a July Tube I didn’t get. Their ever present site/technical issues are likely the cause of this.

They claim they have no record of the purchase even though I sent them the link to the confirmation page *still available on their site*! I’d post the link but the page contains personal info.

They’ve stopped answering me now. It’s a nightmare.

Michelle McC

Does anyone happen to know what day of the month New Beauty pulls the money out of the bank?? Thank you in advance.

Annette

There was some type of new blog/web start last night that i got an advanced text about from New Beauty, I was unable to view as my grandkids are visiting. The text said there would be a code given for an annual sub, did anyone happen to watch and get the code??

Susan

I restarted again after a year off and am glad I did. My only issue with this tube is that after two attempts so far I can’t get the ScarAway to stay on for more than two days. I started with clean, dry skin too.

Susan

So far I have tried to use them twice and both times they fell off in less than 36 hours. They are not in an area that moves much or gets rubbed either.

TestTube Customer Service

Welcome back to the TestTube family, Susan 😊We recommend that you wash and dry the scar area, peel off the inner liner for the adhesive side of the sheet and apply directly to the scar. Even through daily showers or short-term exposure to water, you can rely on these sheets to stay in place.

Cheri

Well turns out there’s a system glitch that have me the wrong info (I am getting the July box not Sept for my 1st box that I signed up for on the 4th of this month). They said they’re on the process of trying to fix the glitch so….. Can’t wait to get it

Annette

I do love New Beauty but they really need to get their site fixed so you can view/ access your account without having to email or call.

Cheri

I do agree with that!

Cheri

Well I signed in to this sub on Aug 4th and looks like I’m not getting this tube which is actually the whole reason I signed in to this sub to begin with. Looks like I’ll be getting the September tube instead☹️😬 This sucks!

Cheri

I’ve been subbing with BeautyFix(among other boxes) for years now but lately they’ve been very disappointing. So since this tube is filled with items I’ve been looking to try, it’s time to switch from them to this one… Just hope the future tubes are as good because send like most of the past ones are pretty good! So… 🤞🤞🤞🤞

Annette

I got a code by text for 20% off an annual sub, try NEW20 , says expires today

Sienna

The ingredients in lash serums that can make your eye color change are prostaglandins. I don’t know the names of all of them, so I’m not sure if Babe Lash has any or not. I’m finally about to try the Etude House My Lash Serum, which is super inexpensive but apparently, actually works (albeit subtly), and is prostaglandin-free.

cheryl

With shipping (which I don’t recall them charging in the past) and tax it’s close to $50, which is not bad for these products, but not in my budget. I love Test tube and once I’m out of my skin care products I will start with them again.

Inge

I think the $38.90 value breakdown already include shipping.
The box is $29.95 + tax + shipping.
I don’t remember the distant past, but since they change back to the tube style in 2018, they already charged for shipping

echo

Anyone else billed in July but haven’t received their Tube yet?

TestTube Customer Service

Hi Echo! At your earliest convenience, please email/call our team at [email protected]/888-974-6042? We’ll work with you to resolve any issues as quickly as possible. 😊

echo

Okay, I’ll try again. 🙂

echo

Thank you, but it might help you to know that my earliest convenience was 4 days ago when I emailed you and got an automatic reply you’d be in touch ASAP.

But I shall try contacting you again…

Carol

This Tube is a good one! That lipstick! Might grab this if it’s still available, I could use all of the hair stuff.

Abbie

I was a tiny bit disappointed at the color of the lipstick; just can’t pull it off. Other than that, this shipment was a winner. All three hair products are now in the realm of favorites

TestTube Customer Service

Abbie 😊 Thanks so much for your feedback! We’re really glad you enjoyed your tube.

Jacki

This is a really good one. I already knew I loved Virtue. The lipstick is gorgeous as is the packaging. The other things are very useful. I do wish the hair towel was wider so my ends didn’t stick out so far, but I can make it work

TestTube Customer Service

Hi Jacki, we work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you!

Doreen

This has definitely been my favorite tube out of my annual subscription so far. I’m waiting to see if they top it off with my last tube in September.

TestTube Customer Service

Doreen, your comment means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track!😊

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