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Macy’s Beauty Box Subscription February 2022 Review

Taryn Lowman
ByTaryn LowmanFeb 25, 2022 | 20 comments
Macy's Beauty Box
3.4 overall rating
97 Ratings | 25 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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First Impressions

 

Everything came neatly packaged together along with a helpful monthly booklet. The booklet goes over each product in detail, and they even sent along with a coupon for your next Macy's beauty purchase. This month's products all come from black-owned businesses in celebration of Black History Month.

The Products

Makeup Bag

This makeup bag was not listed in the monthly booklet. The quality is so much nicer than last month's bag! I love the simple text and hearts against the black canvas. It is perfect to use for a weekend away or to keep all of your lipstick and liners in like I am using it for.

Urban Hydration Lemon & Berries Micellar Water, 16.90 fl oz., Retail Value - $36

 

My skin is very sensitive and very dry, so I am always a little nervous to try a product like this. I did try it in one spot on my face and had some intense burning. I think these products just don't work well with my skin. No worries though, I love keeping micellar water around to use when I do makeup swatches or if my daughter gets into my makeup and makes a bit of a mess. After researching the brand, they sound really awesome, creating products using clean/vegan ingredients that are also mindfully made. This micellar water can be used as a makeup remover or cleanser to detox your face, tighten pores, and brighten your overall complexion.

Shea Yeleen Coconut Melon Shea Body Cream – about 30ml, Estimated value is about $5.00 to $6.00 (buy full size 3.4 oz/100ml for $20, thanks JZ!)

 

I feel as though I say this constantly, but my skin is just so dry even in the summer, and my winter skin is always in bad shape. Especially my hands! I really love when I receive body creams no matter what the size. This is perfect to have around when I need that extra boost of hydration or something that I can toss in my backpack to use on the go. It does leave my hands feeling a bit greasy at first, but it does quickly absorb into my skin leaving me super soft. This cream has a coconut melon scent that did take me a bit to get used to, but eventually, it really grew on me. It is made with pure shea butter, glycerin, sunflower oil, and olive oil all to nourish your skin.

Lovinah Skincare Blue Butterfly Stem Cell Hydration Mask – Estimated Value $85

 

I was really interested in learning more about this mask! One of the main parts of this mask is plant stem cells that help boost the production of new collagen. It is also made with apple and butterfly bush that contains powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties to fight sun damage and prevent wrinkles. Another main ingredient in this mask is seawater, which has a rich blend of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, and antioxidants that condition, fortify, cleanse, detoxify and rejuvenate the skin. It also rebalances the enzymatic function and cell regeneration which is good for acne as it sterilizes the skin. They recommend using this mask for about 10 to 15 minutes two to three times a week. I have to say that this mask smelled pretty horrible. I'm not sure what makes it smell bad, but trust me when I say it was strong and not great. I noticed a lot of the other reviews mention the smell. I've only used this once so I can't say if it works long-term, but I can say that I didn't notice a huge difference in my skin the morning after using this mask. Normally with a hydrating mask, I will wake up feeling like I still have that glow that you get once you take a mask off, but my skin looked pretty much the same. If anything I felt a bit dry. I am going to keep giving this one a chance, but am curious how everyone else feels about it that received it. Let me know in the comments!

Buttah Skin AHA/BHA Rosewater Toner, 0.5 fl oz – Estimated Value $2.79 (buy full-size, 3.4 fl oz. for $19)

 

This AHA/BHA Damascus rose toner is meant to work well with all skin types. It clarifies your pores while delivering hydration and balancing your skin's pH levels. This can be used to clean skin during your morning and evening routine to restore your skin, leaving it healthy and refreshed. This is another product that I haven't used long enough to be completely sure if I like it or not. It does make my skin feel a tiny bit sticky when I first apply, but what I don't think I'm liking is that it makes my skin feel very tight. My skin is extra dry right now so even though I'm only using this at night, I'm worried it might be irritating my dry skin a bit. I am going to keep trying to see if I see better results, but overall right now I'm thinking this might not be for me.

Rucker Roots GTC Curly Hair Cream, 0.75 oz – Estimated Value $1.31 (buy full size 8 oz for $13.99, thanks JZ!)

 

It is not often that I see a product for curly hair in boxes! As someone with super curly hair, I was really excited to try this product! I've only used this twice but so far I am obsessed! While you don't need a ton of product, I have already used a lot of it so I do wish this came in a larger size. That is how much I love it! This is infused with biotin along with shea butter, coconut oil, ginger, turnip, and carrot root oils so it smells incredible! The cream helps to define your curls, creates a natural bounce, and provides deep hydration. My hair has been feeling amazing since I started using this, my curls are defined yet my hair is soft and movable. I have been noticing fewer knots as well so brushing through it has been really easy. This was a big win for me!

Verdict

Macy’s Beauty Box was a mix for me this month. I can't help but feel that a larger "big-ticket item" was missing this month, but I might just feel that way because not all of the products worked for me. There were a few products that I'm still waiting to decide on like the rose toner and the hydration mask. I am not seeing any significant results, but sometimes I think products like these require a bit more time to see how your skin reacts to them. Initially, I am feeling like both just aren't right for me, or maybe just not right for my winter skin. The micellar water is another product that just does not work with my skin type - I've learned this over the years so I knew it was best to just try it on a small spot. This is a great product to have around though for makeup messes and cleaning makeup swatches off of my arm or hands. The body cream is a great product that is working to keep my dry winter hands in great shape. The curl cream was the shining star for me this month, and boy was I excited to see a curl-specific hair product! It is working so well to not only define my curls, but it is making my hair feel softer and stronger. While this box wasn't a huge winner for me, I still love the process and the overall curation. Beauty is a journey - not everything is going to work or work right away - but we have to keep discovering to find that diamond item.

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

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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

Cindy

Hello
Has anyone been billed for March yet?? I don’t know what’s going on. Thank you

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Sherri

I was billed today (3/7).

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Jody E

Just billed now.

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Irs

They just billed me today.
But I just updated my billing, so not sure if that’s the reason or they just charged us late this month.

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Bee

Are you sure in that .08 value? Doesn’t seem correct.

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Taryn

Oops, Mom brain in my typos for this one! Thanks for catching that, pricing has been updated.

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Bee

No problem, thanks for taking the time to correct it. 🙂

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Gillian R

Perhaps I missed you mention that these products all come from Black owned businesses and in celebration of Black History Month. In case you didn’t write it in your review.

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Taryn

Great callout! Thanks so much!

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Kelly

I received a full size of this Lovinah mask in another subscription box, and it smelled so bad, I had to throw it out. I mean – bad. It smells like something rotten – bad fish & old garbage vegetables combined with a sickly sweet old fruit smell. It’s just awful. I thought maybe it had spoiled in transit in the summer. But then I looked up reviews, and there are a lot of comments about the smell. With so many complaints, they really need to fix this.

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Stephanie

I got a full size of that Lovinah Butterfly Mask in Boxwalla last year, and the smell was so bad that I could not use it. I’m not even usually that sensitive to fragrance but something about it literally turned my stomach. The brand is wonderful and I don’t think it was rancid, but I had to toss it. 😩

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Kristin

Interesting I don’t think it smells bad, definitely not rancid, and my face felt amazing afterwards.

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Taryn

I really was trying to find what ingredient makes it smell so badly because all of the reviews I’ve seen mention the smell. I’m going to show it to my Esthetician to see if she has any idea about the ingredients.

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JuJu

A phytoceramides supplement helps me keep my skin supple, especially in winter. I notice a difference like within a week if I stop taking it.
This box is disappointing, basically all fragranced skincare.

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Kay

Juju and Taryn,
I am interested in the suppliment! Please share the brand you take. Thank you.

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Taryn

Thanks so much! I’ve been taking one for years, it for sure helps!

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Snow

If you truly want to keep your skin soft and supple (especially in the winter), nix the daily showers. Unless a person is rolling around in the mud constantly, there really is no reason to strip your skin of it’s natural oils every single day. Raw shea butter and coconut oil are natural skin savers too that work wonders on the skin.

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Taryn

I just started skipping showers this winter, it has really helped, but my skin is still just naturally so dry I feel like I have to put lotion or oils on every few hours sometimes.

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JZ

You might want to revise your prices, and check sample sizes. For example, Macy’s is selling the Rucker Roots for $14, for 8 oz! Also, your Shea Yeleen sample looks larger than the 1oz that I received. A 3.4 oz bottle is selling for $20, but that’s not what was sent.

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Taryn

Thanks so much for the feedback! A few of the products that I received this month didn’t have sizes listed on the bottles for someone, I haven’t seen that happen from this box ever. So I went off of estimates.

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