The 15 Best Beauty Subscription Boxes – 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

This post may contain referral/affiliate links. If you buy something, MSA may earn a commission. Read the full disclosure.

The Best Beauty Subscription Boxes

Get ready! Voting for our 2020 readers’ choice awards starts this winter. Stay tuned for info on how YOU can weigh in on the year’s best subscription boxes!

We asked our readers to name their favorite subscription boxes of 2019, and they delivered! See all of their top picks here, or read on to learn which boxes our readers turn to for the latest and greatest in makeup, skincare, and more!

Beauty boxes make it convenient, fun, and affordable to nab the hottest trends in makeup, skincare, haircare, and beyond. If you’ve been considering trying a beauty box for yourself, start with one of these recommendations from our readers! From premium brands to cruelty-free picks, you’ll find a box to match your tastes here!

These boxes range from $5 a quarter to $49.95 a month. Whether you’re trying to build up a makeup collection and stay on-trend, or simply try skincare products to find what’s right for you, there’s a box on this list– recommended by our readers and subscribers.

You May Also Like: The Best Subscription Boxes for Full-Size Beauty Products

The 15 Beauty Subscription Boxes Our Readers Recommend Most

Here are the beauty boxes that rank the highest among real subscribers:

1. Ipsy

all contents

The Cost: $12 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“The variety of brands and products ipsy provides can’t be beat. They really try to send products their customers like.” – Jamie G

“It’s an inexpensive way to try new things at a fraction of the price and see if you like them. I don’t wear a lot of makeup so don’t like to buy full price items. It’s the perfect solution” – Natalie

“Fun way to try things I would not usually buy. I have made some great discoveries.” – Miss Pippa

About the Box: Ipsy is one the most popular boxes we cover on My Subscription Addiction! Readers love the variety (high-end and drugstore products, makeup and skincare, beauty tools and beauty products) and personalization they get from this super affordable subscription.

Check out our Ipsy reviews and Ipsy spoilers to learn more! Ships to US and Canada.


2. BoxyCharm

all included items with box

The Cost: $25.00 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“I love my BoxyCharm box! Every month is wonderful and way worth it’s price!” – Kristin D

“Hands down. $21 a month and you build not just a collection of makeup but an envious arsenal anyone would want to dig thru and play with” – Rebecca

About the Box: Boxycharm routinely wows its subscribers with lots of high-end brands and plenty of full-size products. (At least 4 of the 6 items you get each month will be full-size!) In addition to amazing cosmetics like eyeshadow palettes and trend-savvy lip color, BoxyCharm also provides skincare products, beauty tools, and other fun finds.

Check out all of our Boxycharm reviews and Boxycharm info to learn more. Ships to US and Canada.


3. Allure Beauty Box

The Cost: $15.00 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Save $5 off your first box when you use this link!

What Our Readers Say:

“Love that this one has exclusive items, prior to release, items are top quality, and at least half are full size! great value!” – Alicia

“The curation has been consistently good for the past year.” – Xindi

“Really good brands with some full sized items – can’t beat that for price of box.” – Prairiemum

About the Box: This subscription brings the fun of Allure Magazine to life with its monthly selection of premium samples. You can expect top brands, trending ingredients, and must-try formulations, all for an amazing price! It’s a great way to try popular products before you buy.

Check out all of our Allure Beauty Box reviews and Allure Beauty Box info to learn more. Ships to US.


4. Play! by Sephora

Play by Sephora best beauty subscription box readers choice 2019

The Cost: $10.00 per box. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Pick your free gift COUPON from this page.

What Our Readers Say:

“Great brands, variety, value & on trend.” – Rochelle

“Always a win for me! I love this one.” – Deb

“I bought this sub for my daughter and she loves it. I get Ipsy monthly and although I love it, Sephora will often send higher end products.” – Michelle B

About the Box: Sephora’s wonderfully affordable subscription box lets you try some of the top names and products in beauty, including effective skincare, statement-making makeup, and luxurious haircare. In addition to a monthly assortment of deluxe beauty samples, subscribers also get a fragrance sample, a PLAY! Book of tips and tricks, a cute bag to store your new finds, and a PLAY! Pass for in-store learning and 50 extra rewards points!

Check out all of our Play! by Sephora reviews and Play! by Sephora info to learn more. Ships to US.


5. Birchbox

All 5 samples surrounding the lemons and oranges printed box

The Cost: $15 a month + free US shipping. (Note: Cost was $10 per month + free US shipping at the time of voting.) Sign up here!

COUPON: Check out the latest Birchbox coupons to get an offer with your first box!

What Our Readers Say:

“Exposed me to great high end products” – Caward45

“I keep trying other boxes but Birchbox will always have a soft place in my heart. They have introduced me to so many new brands and new trends. The sizes may be smaller, but with a closet teeming with subscription box beauty products, I like that. I can try it for a week, decide if I like it and then throw away an empty bottle.” – Kristin

About the Box: Birchbox has been a fave of our readers for years thanks to its awesome assortment of top-notch samples. Pick from several expertly curated boxes of samples, or try a sample choice box—hand-pick one of your samples and have the rest picked by Birchbox especially for your beauty needs. Experience all the brands and miracle ingredients you’ve been curious about, and discover amazing new names, too!

Check out all of our Birchbox reviews and our Birchbox info to learn more. Ships to US, France, Spain, and the UK.


6. Ipsy Glam Bag Plus

ipsy glam bag plus best beauty subscription box readers choice 2019

The Cost: $25 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Ipsy glam bag plus is my new pick for beauty. They haven’t disappointed me yet. I have been subscribed since they first launched in October and they are blowing me away with the quality and function of the products.” – Katie H

“Best box ever! I love the personalization and the value, always love everything I get!” – April W

“Wow! Ipsy went from okay to right to the top with the Glam Bag Plus. Great tailoring of items to customer preferences. Excellent value. Quality products.” – Emmy Lou

About the Box: Existing Ipsy subscribers can upgrade to this next-level beauty box, which promises full-size products from well-known and up-and-coming brands. Expect pretty palettes, brushes, effective skincare, liquid lip color, and more, all personalized to match your unique preferences!

Check out our Ipsy reviews and Ipsy spoilers to learn more! Ships to US and Canada.


7. BeautyFIX

all included items

The Cost: $24.95 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Click here and use coupon code MSABFIXBOX to save $10 off the March box when you subscribe!

What Our Readers Say:

“Great products, wide variety, good price, reliable with great customer service.” – jaq

“Consistently the best box for skincare.” – TK

What you’ll get: BeautyFix by is a must for skincare fans. While you will get the occasional makeup item, skin-nourishing creams, serums, and anti-aging solutions are definitely their forte. Best of all, you can expect over $100 in retail value in every box!

Check out all of our Beauty Fix reviews to learn more. Ships to US.



Glossybox June 2019 beauty subscription box review all contents

The Cost: $21 a month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Check our GLOSSYBOX coupon list to get the most up-to-date offers for GlossyBox!

What Our Readers Say:

“I am, seriously, never disappointed in GB. And the price is right. There’s always at least two products I can use — and the rest go in my big box for Christmas stocking stuffers!” – Pam

“Great value for the price as well as product variety and product sizes far exceed IPSY, Birchbox and Play! by Sephora” – Woodall1880

About the Box: If you want new full- and deluxe-size beauty products, GlossyBox is for you! You’ll get cosmetics, skincare, and more from notable and under-the-radar brands worth knowing.

Check out all of our GLOSSYBOX reviews and GLOSSYBOX info to learn more. Ships worldwide.


6. NewBeauty TestTube

New Beauty Test Tube best beauty subscription box readers choice 2019

The Cost: $29.95 per box. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Best overall beauty box as it includes a wide variety of skin care and makeup. Always fun, always great value.” – Becky

“Elite products. Multiple full-sized products. Great value. Wonderful curation.” – Jen B

About the Box: NewBeauty TestTube is a fantastic way to discover and try new brands and ingredients. Expect popular brands plus luxurious new names worth experiencing. Your membership also comes with a free subscription to NewBeauty Magazine!

Check out all of our NewBeauty TestTube reviews and NewBeauty TestTube info to learn more. Ships to US.


7. Target Beauty Box

Target Beauty Box best beauty subscription box readers choice 2019

The Cost: $7 per box. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Always great finds in these!” – PK

“Great new and current product samples at a great price per box. All samples are available to purchase on one site, I’ve sampled some products that have truly shown me what I’ve been missing out on.” – CLA

About the Box: Each Target Beauty Box features samples of hair, bath, and body products that you can find in Target stores. That means you can try before you buy and learn about amazing products at affordable prices.

Check out all of our Target Beauty Box reviews and Target Beauty Box info to learn more. Ships to US.


8. Scentbird

scentbird best beauty subscription box readers choice 2019

The Cost: $14.95 per box. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“I love the colorful sprayers and the quality of the scents are great” – Meteorgirl85

About the Box: Looking for a new fragrance? Scentbird lets you try 8ml of a different designer fragrance each month, meaning you can truly experience a perfume or cologne before committing to a bigger bottle of your own. Choose the scents you’d like to try or let Scentbird pick based on your preferences!

Check out all of our Scentbird reviews and Scentbird info to learn more. Ships to US.


9. Beauty Heroes

2 Maya Chia products surrounding Beauty Heroes box

The Cost: $42.95 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Great products – great price point.” – jclacey

About the Box: Get to know the stars of the clean beauty world with Beauty Heroes! Each box introduces you to a new brand of skincare or makeup through one larger “hero” product and one smaller or sample-size “sidekick” product from the spotlight brand.

Check out all of our Beauty Heroes reviews and Beauty Heroes info to learn more. Ships worldwide.


10. Petit Vour

The Cost: $18 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Awesome box for a great variety of Natural/Green/Organic beauty products for an amazing price!” – Raquel S

About the Box: Petit Vour is a fantastic subscription box for fans of vegan beauty. Each monthly mix of products includes sample and full-size items from unique, high-quality brands. It’s a great way to discover ingredient-conscious alternatives to the products you use most.

Check out our Petit Vour reviews and Petit Vour info to learn more. Ships to US and Canada.


11. Look Fantastic

all contents inside box

The Cost: $19 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“I like this for the selection of skincare and makeup.I like the colored brochure they include too and the Elle magazine. I think it is fun to get something from the UK as well. I love reusing the boxes too.” – Jody

“Great selection and by far the best packaging.” – Miss Pippa

About the Box: This UK beauty box sends subscribers at least 6 skincare, haircare, makeup, and body products each month, all of which center around a specific theme. You’ll also get a copy of Elle Magazine (the UK version). Everything comes neatly packaged in a beautiful, colorful box that’s perfect for storing and organizing your stash.

Check out our Look Fantastic reviews and Look Fantastic info to learn more. Ships to US, UK, Canada, and Australia.


12. Margot Elena Discovery Box

all items inside

The Cost: $49.99 per quarter. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“I know this isn’t a makeup box but they do offer a lot of skincare products in their boxes. It’s one of my fav boxes.” – Karen

“Second to none in the luxury spa experience.” – Lily

About the Box: Margot Elena is the brand behind Lollia, TokyoMilk, and Library of Flowers, and with each Discovery box, subscribers will experience full-size selections from those brands as well as accessories, stationery, and other gorgeous gifts. Fragrance lovers will delight in this luxurious subscription.

Check out our Margot Elena Discovery Box reviews or read this Margot Elena Discovery Box info to subscribe. Ships to US.


Looking for more? Check out these honorable mentions:

13. FabFitFun

The Cost: $49.99 per quarter. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Save $10 off your first box with code MSA10

What Our Readers Say:

“I love this box so much! I even purchased a year for a friend as their 40th bday gift.” – Angela W.

“Love this box for the beauty products. So much fun to try new skincare and makeup. Always find new favorites.” – LoriB

What You Get: FabFitFun features wellness, style, and other chic surprises, but it’s the skincare and makeup items that some of our readers love best! The full-size, high-quality beauty products often reflect the biggest trends of the season—past boxes have included jade rollers, hyaluronic acid masks, and ingredient-conscious products. Plus, they promise over $200 of value in every box!

Check out our FabFitFun reviews or read this FabFitFun info to subscribe. Ships to US and Canada.


14. Macy’s Beauty Box

Macys Beauty Box best beauty subscription box readers choice 2019

The Cost: $15 a month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Higher end brands, fun bags, variety of products.” – Lorif631

About the Box: Love browsing the beauty counters at Macy’s? This monthly subscription delivers that experience straight to your door with 5 deluxe beauty samples from top-notch brands, a makeup bag, a bonus item, and a $5 coupon to use online or in stores!

Check out our Macy’s Beauty Box reviews and Macy’s Beauty Box info to learn more about this subscription box! Ships to continental US.


15. Boxwalla Beauty Box

Three Heart of Gold products in a group around Boxwalla box

The Cost: $49.95 every other month. Subscribe here!

“There are some serious gems that come in these bi-monthly boxes. Since they only ship bi-monthly, it isn’t too much product, so I get to enjoy the product more, without another lineup arriving and winding up with too much product to try out and see if it works. Their curation is perfect.” – H

About the Box: Green beauty fans will love this thoughtfully curated beauty box. Each bi-monthly shipment features unique, beautifully effective clean beauty products from brands you’re sure to fall in love with.

Check out all of our Boxwalla Beauty Box reviews to learn more. Ships worldwide.


The Best Beauty Subscription Boxes

That wraps up our list of the best beauty subscriptions of 2019! Which boxes do you recommend?


Written by MSA


My Subscription Addiction is the #1 site for all things subscription boxes. Check out the most Popular Subscription Box posts, our coupons, and the List of Subscription Boxes you can try for Free!


  1. Ipsy GBP is my favorite but I am dying to try Margot Elena!

    • My favorite beauty box right now is a tie between beautyfix and the target beauty box and one I would love to try is the boxycharm boxyluxe!

    • Beauty fix

  2. I love BeautyFIX and Allure! I’d like to try NewBeauty TestTube, FabFitFun, or Margot Elena.

    • I’ve received many of the Fab Fit Fun boxes and just signed up for the Allure. Would like to try others.

  3. My favorite is ipsy glam bag plus and i would love to try test tube

  4. Beauty Fix is by far the best!

  5. They are all so good that it’s hard to choose a favorite…. 🙂
    For now I want to try Boxwalla & Beauty Heroes

  6. My favorites are Boxwalla Beauty, Ipsy Glam Bag Plus, Margot Elena, BeautyFix, BoxyLuxe, and NewBeauty Test Tube.

  7. BeautyFix used to be my favorite, but now it’s definitely Sunday Riley! (I’m sure it will place in the top 15 on the next vote!)

    If I was looking for a new sub from this list, I think New Beauty Test Tube would be the next one I’d try; it looks like a good value for new products that you don’t see in every other beauty box.

  8. FabFitFun but I’ve been interested in Margot Elena

  9. Allure is my favorite.
    That being said I haven’t actually tried any of the others but based on the reviews, product mix and the boxes I’ve received so far I don’t think I would sub to any others.
    I consistently use most if not all of the samples in the box.

  10. Love Margot Elena but I would love to try Beauty Fix

  11. I’ve been eyeing new beauty test tube for a while now! i would LOVE to try it

  12. Allure is my favorite but I’d love to try Beautyfix or New Beauty Test Tube!

  13. I love Fab Fit Fun! I recently subscribed to Ipsy but I haven’t gotten my first bag yet. I would love to try BeautyFIX.

  14. I have subbed to play, ipsy, birchbox and allure and currently keep only ipsy and birchbox. I have bought onetime boxes from beautyfix, new beauty test tube, and target.

    I think my favorite right now is ipsy, but I plan to stop all my subs and start a regular sub to only beautyfix.

  15. I’ve tried almost all of the subscriptions on the list, but I haven’t tried Margo Elena, that one looks interesting

  16. Beauty Fix or Test tube would be my choice!!

  17. I love Ipsy, Ipsy GBP, Boxycharm, BoxyLuxe, Fabfitfun, and Margot Elena. I would like to try Test Tube Beauty. Thank you for the chance to win.

  18. I love FabFitFun and I would LOVE to try New Beauty Test Tube!!

  19. Fff is #1, always.

  20. I have been wanting to try test tube. I haven’t been able to find the extra money yet. One day.

  21. FabFitFun is my all time, all around favorite and I’d like to try Margo Elena someday…i would try it for sure if I win this!

  22. I think I would like to try Glam bag Plus. I have subscribed to several beauty bags and have a good idea what I like. Being able to personalize is a plus.

  23. Current favorite is FabFitFun for the variety, but thinking about trying GlossyBox or Look Fantastic!

  24. I’d like to try Boxycharm again!

  25. Fab Fit Fun is my fave because you get a lot for your $. I’d be interested in trying TestTube, or BeautyFix…any of them really!

  26. My favorite out of this group is probably ipsy or FabFitFun. They’re both not really wowing me right now. I’d love to try look fantastic, new beauty test tube or Margot Elena.

  27. I love beautyfix and ipsy glam bag plus, but if I won I would go for New Beauty Test Tube. I got the Spring Report and it was fab. I wouldn’t mind that once a quarter!

  28. New Beauty Test Tube and Beautyfix.

  29. I like Allure best: (1) It gives me a handful of well-curated new things to try each month that I actually have time to test out. I’ve had boxes w/ more products, but I was quickly overloaded and developed a big backlog. (2) its the best fit for me of the boxes in that price range. Play samples are minuscule! And Ipsy never was a good match.

    I liked boxy and dermstore too, but they are more expensive, and there were just too many products!

    Though Dermstore was better for me, since it focuses more on skincare, which I like. I occasionally still buy a box from them, but can’t deal with getting all the products from a subscription.

    Boxy is too focused on makeup, which I don’t wear much. Plus they were always sending a palettes of eyeshadow or highlighters, and I never use those. It was too much stuff I just had to swap away.

  30. NewBeauty TestTube is my favorite right now. I’d love to try Margot Elena.

  31. FFF!!

  32. FFF has been my favorite of the boxes on this list that I’ve tried so far, but I would love to try BeautyFIX.

  33. Loving all of these, But I have to say I like FFF and Elena the most!

  34. I currently get BoxyCharm, but I would like to try FabFitFun

  35. I would like to try the Glam Bag Plus for four months! That would probably load my up on great products for the rest of the year. Thank you for offering this sweepstakes.

  36. I’m loving ipsy glam bag plus! I’d really like to try new testing beauty and fab for fun

  37. Love Margot Elena! Would love to try Petit Voir

  38. My current favorite beauty box is Boxycharm!!, i love makeup boxes

  39. Beauty Heroes is still my #1!


  41. I honestly love Ipsy, Sisley Paris, and Sephora Play. Birchbox and Macy’s are great, too. I’m not subscribed to BeautyFIX, but that seems like an amazing box, as well!!

  42. I switched from ipsy to ipsy plus for the full size items and I still love FabFitFun after 3 years. Newbeauty Test Tube is what I’ve had my eye on for awhile now.

  43. My favorite is boxycharm so far and boxyluxe ❤️

  44. Margot Elena is my favorite. Would like to try Test Tube

  45. My favorite is Margo Elena!!! Both Look Fantastic and limited editions are also wonderful.

  46. Fab fit fun is my current favorite. Would like to Ipsy glam bag plus

  47. Margot Elena looks amazing and I would love to try it.

  48. I would love to try Fab Fit and FUN! It’s the one I have not yet had!

  49. My favorite is Test Tube and I would love to try Boxwalla.

  50. I’d love to try Fab, Fit, Fun!

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Remember to post with kindness and respect. Comments with offensive language, cruelness to others, etc will not be approved. See our full comment policy here.

Please do not enter your email address in the Name field or in the comment content!