Our favorite beauty subscription boxes of 2018

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The Best Beauty Subscription Boxes

Our readers nominated their favorite subscription boxes, then voted on which of those boxes they loved most. Here’s what they chose as the Best Beauty Subscription Boxes!

The world of beauty subscription boxes has it all. You can get samples or full-size products only, makeup and/or skincare, monthly boxes or quarterly deliveries, and more.

Looking for vegan products or green-and-clean beauty? There are boxes for that, too!

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.

Best Beauty Boxes – 2018 Award Winners, Voted by You!

We love beauty subscription boxes– and so do our readers! Here are the top beauty boxes as ranked by real subscribers:

1. Ipsy

The Cost: $10 per month. Sign up here!

What you’ll get: Ipsy is affordable, fun, and a great value– what’s not to love? Each month you get full-size or deluxe-sized products, plus a cute makeup bag. They also recently added the option to skip a month through your account online, making it easier to manage your growing makeup stash. (Note that Ipsy does send variations personalized just for you, so not all subscribers receive the same items each month.) Check out our Ipsy reviews and Ipsy spoilers to learn more!

Ships to: US and Canada


2. Birchbox

The Cost: $10 a month + free US shipping. Sign up here!

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

What you’ll get: This colorful box is filled with beauty and lifestyle samples selected by the Birchbox team, including skincare products, makeup, haircare, and more. You can personalize your preferences to receive a custom box picked just for you every month, or opt to pick a “curated” box where you’ll see exactly what you’ll receive before it ships. Check out all of our Birchbox reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US, FranceSpain and the UK


3. Boxycharm

The Cost: $21.00 a month. Sign up here!

What you’ll get: Our readers LOOOOVE Boxycharm! The value you get for the cost is reliably awesome. Each month, you get 5-6 beauty items, at least 4 of which will be FULL-SIZE. Subscribers can expect fun cosmetics plus products for nails, hair, skin, and more! Check out all of our Boxycharm reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US and Canada


4. Play! by Sephora

Play by Sephora

The Cost: $10.00 per box. Sign up here!

What you’ll get: Have the fun of a Sephora shopping spree delivered to your door! Each Sephora Play! box includes 5 deluxe beauty samples, plus a fragrance sample, a PLAY! Book of tips and tricks, and a PLAY! Pass for in-store learning. The PLAY! Pass scores you 50 extra rewards points, too! Check out all of our Play! by Sephora reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US only

5. Scentbird

Scentbird January 2019 - Fragrance

The Cost: $14.95 a month + free shipping. Sign up here!

COUPON: Buy one month, get your second month free! No coupon required—just use this link!

What you’ll get: Guys and girls will love experimenting with this fragrance subscription! Each month, you’ll get one 8 ml vial of a designer fragrance of your choice or one that Scentbird picks for you if you prefer. They’ll send you a preview card for their “Scent of the Month” the month before. It’s a great way to try new perfume and cologne before committing to a pricey bottle! And, new for 2018, if you’re feeling overwhelmed with perfume and cologne, you can swap your delivery for other products instead: lip balms, lotion, candles, and more, with scents exclusive to Scentbird! Check out all of our Scentbird reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US


6. Allure Beauty Box

The Cost: $15.00 a month. Sign up here!

Coupon: Sign up here to save $5 off your first box!

What you’ll get: Allure Beauty Box brings the fun of the magazine to life! Each month, you’ll get deluxe- and full-size beauty and makeup samples, mostly from high-end brands. Expect skincare, haircare, cosmetics, and more, plus a little booklet explaining why the Allure editors picked those products for the box! Check out all of our Allure Beauty Box reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US only


7. Target Beauty Box

Target Beauty January 2019 - Contents

The Cost: Varies in cost (Usually $7). Purchase here!

What you’ll get: The only thing bad about the Target Beauty Box is that it isn’t an official subscription yet and it regularly sells out when new boxes are released! Target releases new beauty boxes monthly. In the past they’ve had just one box a month, but recently they are coming up with new brand takeover boxes and other variations. The value is always great, they come with Target coupons, and they have a good mix of samples and full-size items– and there are no surprises, you’ll always know exactly what you’re getting before you buy. Check out our Target Beauty Box reviews and our Target Beauty Box Spoilers to learn more about this subscription box!

(If you want to make sure you can an email alert the next time this box launches, make sure to sign up for the My Subscription Addiction daily newsletter).


8. Glossybox

Glossybox January 2019 all contents

The Cost: $21 a month. Sign up here!

COUPON: Check our Glossybox Coupon List to get the most up-to-date offers for Glossybox!

What you’ll get: While this box is twice as much as popular boxes like Ipsy and Birchbox, they send only deluxe and full-size beauty products, and boxes typically have a great value. (We’re especially fans of their one-time purchases like their 2018 Mother’s Day box!) Recently acquired by UK brand Look Fantastic, we’re hoping to see continued improvements from this box in 2018. Check out all of our GlossyBox reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US as well as Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the UK


9. BeautyFIX

Beauty Fix January 2019 all contents

The Cost: $24.95 per month ($34.95 for non-recurring purchase). Sign up here!

What you’ll get: Beauty starts with gorgeous, healthy skin, which is why BeautyFix by Dermstore.com primarily focuses on can’t-miss skincare. You’ll get over $100 worth of beauty products per box, including hair care, cosmetics, and of course, nourishing treats for your skin. Check out all of our Beauty Fix reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US


10. Julep Beauty Box


The Cost: $24.99 a month (Or $19.99 a month with a 3-month subscription)

COUPON: Get a free 12-piece nail polish box when you join, just sign up here!

What you’ll get: Julep is the perfect beauty subscription if you want total control. While they originally focused on nail polish, this brand has expanded and is always offering new skincare and makeup products from their own line. Each month on the 20th, subscribers get to pick out the items in their boxes from the new nail polish and beauty product collections. Everything is full size, and you can get 2 nail polishes plus a full-size beauty product of your choice each month for the cost. (You can also go for all nail polish, or all beauty products – they give you all the customization options). Check out my Julep Maven reviews and Julep Maven spoilers to learn more about this subscription box!

Ships to: US and Canada


11. Walmart Beauty Box

Walmart Beauty Box

The Cost: $5 per quarter. Sign up here!

What you’ll get: This popular affordable box is one of the cheapest subscriptions out there! It does get mixed reviews from readers – Walmart sends out extremely varied boxes each season. Some subscribers get awesome boxes with full-size items like makeup and deodorant when other subscribers only get samples and foil packets. It remains popular, though, because it’s only $5 per box and you only get 4 boxes per year– so it’s an affordable box that can definitely pay off if you’re willing to test it out. Check out all of our Walmart Beauty Box reviews!

Ships to: US only


12. Beauty Swag (previously Allure Beauty Thrills Box)

Allure Beauty Swag

The Cost: $49.95 + $10 shipping; available as a one-time purchase only. Check our Beauty Thrills Spoilers to see when the next box will be available!

What you’ll get: Roughly every 4 months, Allure magazine releases a new Allure Beauty Swag Box. These boxes are a mix of drugstore and higher end brands and some past boxes have had a value of $250+! The Allure Beauty Swag Box is separate from Allure’s monthly subscription box – check out our Allure Beauty Box reviews for more info.

Ships to: Continental US only


13. Macy’s Beauty Box

Macy's Beauty Box

The Cost: $15 a month. Sign up here!

What you’ll get: Want to make sure you only get department store-quality beauty items in your subscription box? Macy’s fits the bill! Every month you’ll receive 5 beauty samples (a mix of makeup and skincare), 1 perfume sample, and a makeup bag. Plus you’ll receive a $5 coupon to use on any Macy’s beauty purchase. Check out my Macy’s Beauty Box reviews to learn more about this subscription box!

Ships to: Continental US only


14. Look Fantastic

Look Fantastic December 2018 all contents

The Cost: $19 a month. Sign up here!

What you’ll getLook Fantastic Beauty Box is a beauty subscription box from the UK that includes at least 6 handpicked items along with an issue of Elle UK magazine. The box includes skincare, haircare, cosmetics and body products curated around a theme. Shipping is free to the US, and the value of these boxes is always impressive! Check out Look Fantastic Beauty Box Reviews and Look Fantastic Beauty Box Spoilers to learn more.

Ships to: US, UK, Canada, Australia


15. The Detox Box

The Cost: $49.95 a box ($39.95 a box with a 6-month subscription.) Sign up here!

What you’ll get: If you’re looking to make a switch to clean beauty or explore new green brands, The Detox Box is a popular option to check out. Each month, you’ll get a box featuring one or more green beauty products from our selected brand of the month at a value of at least $90 with complimentary shipping. Check out our Detox Box Reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US only


16. Goodbeing


The Cost: $24.95 a month. Sign up here!

What you’ll get: Goodbeing is a natural and organic beauty box that lets you customize: Each month you’ll get to pick two of your products, and you’ll be surprised by the rest! In addition to beauty products, they also offer some natural wellness brands and accessories, so you can mix it up each month too. Check out my GoodBeing reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US only

17. Petit Vour

Petit Vour December 2018 all contents

Price: $15 a month ($23 a month to Canada). Sign up here!

What you’ll get: If you are looking for vegan and/or natural beauty products, this box is for you! Petit Vour focuses on quality over quantity, so you can expect usually 4 samples, some of which may be full-size. Check out our Petit Vour reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US and Canada


18. Deck of Scarlet

Deck of Scarlet

The Cost: $29.95 a box (ships every other month).

Coupon: Get 30% off your first box, no code needed, just sign up here!

What you’ll get: Deck of Scarlet is a subscription for those who love to play with new, trendy makeup looks. Every other month, they’ll ship you a new palette with lip and eyeliner, and you’ll get ideas for using the palette for day and night looks. Plus the formulas are 100% cruelty-free, paraben free, and made in the USA! Check out Deck of Scarlet reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US for free, Canada and UK for $7


19. Boxwalla Beauty

Boxwalla Beauty

Price: $49.95 every other month

What you’ll get: Looking for a mix of high-end natural and organic beauty products? Boxwalla beauty box sends you several new products in a beautiful and giftable box, every other month. We love the stories behind the artisanal brands and discovering new products we haven’t received in other boxes! Check out our reviews of the Boxwalla Beauty Box and Boxwalla Beauty Box Spoilers to learn more.

Ships to: US for free, Canada for $11.95, Internationally for $18.95


20. Pearlesque Box

Pearlesque Box

Price: $39.95/month + free shipping

COUPON: Use coupon code PEARL5 and save $5 off any subscription– sign up here!

What you’ll get: Pearlesque Box features one natural beauty brand each month from a different region of the world. Allowing you to discover the world’s hidden gems through a minimum of 1 full-size and 2 to 4 travel size products from each brand. We’re not surprised it’s a reader favorite– when we recently commented on reviewer Marne’s glowing skin, she said Pearlesque Box has helped set her skincare routine straight. Check out all of our our Pearlesque Box Reviews to learn more.

Ships to: US

The Best Beauty Subscription Boxes

That wraps up our list of the best beauty subscriptions of 2018! Which boxes do you recommend?