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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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.
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!
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.