The 14 Best Makeup Subscription Boxes – 2019 Readers’ Choice

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The Best Makeup 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!

Updated: October 9, 2019

We asked our readers to name the best subscription boxes of 2019, and they delivered! Check out all of the winners here, or read on to find out which boxes our readers say are the absolute BEST for makeup lovers!

It’s no secret that our readers LOVE beauty boxes! Now, these discerning shoppers have named the top subscription boxes they turn to for amazing makeup. In this list, you’ll find picks for every price point, plus options for vegan beauty fans. If your makeup routine is ready for an upgrade, these subscription boxes are the perfect place to start!

Want more beauty box inspiration? Browse our full list of beauty subscriptions here!

Our Readers’ Favorite Makeup Subscription Boxes of 2019

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

1. BoxyCharm

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The Cost: $25.00 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Boxycharm is every makeup junkie’s holy grail” – GintareT

“High end full size products, usually a full look in box” – Brooke

“Love all the makeup brushes and eyeshadow palettes. I get to try new things!” – sprigandscepter

About the Box: Boxycharm is one of the most popular boxes on our site, and for good reason! Each month, subscribers receive a mix of 5-6 new cosmetics, skincare products, beauty tools, and more from top brands. The best part? At least 4 of those items will be full-size!

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



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The Cost: $12 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Best variation of products from mainstream and indie brands, along with the best price point. One of few boxes that actually utilizes your ‘beauty profile’ to determine your products.” – Candace

“I like trying and discovering new items. Ipsy is affordable and they have good discounts!” – Justaddcoffee

“Many different brands and great curation. Customer service is willing to go extra mile. Their points structure is great, such as freebies for writing reviews” – Flora

About the Box: Not only is Ipsy super affordable—this top beauty subscription box is super impressive, too! Their mix of high-end and drugstore brands is a hit with our readers, as is the free makeup bag you get with your personalized makeup samples each month.

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


3. Allure Beauty Box

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The Cost: $15.00 per month. Subscribe here!

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

What Our Readers Say:

“I like that I am able to sample high end products that I normally would not buy because of the price in this box.” – KelBel

“Often contains full size high end products for a mere $15!” – Claire B

“I particularly love the influencer-curated boxes!” – Kimmerz

About the Box: Do you find yourself flipping through Allure Magazine just wishing you could try the amazing products yourself? With Allure Beauty Box, you can! Each month, this subscription sends you deluxe- and full-size beauty and makeup samples, including skincare, haircare, and cosmetics, all of which have been approved by the experts at Allure!

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


4. Play! by Sephora

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The Cost: $10.00 per box. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Pick your free gift COUPON from this page.

What Our Readers Say:

“Some of my all time favorite makeup products have some from Play! By Sephora” – Candace

“This one lets my teenaged daughter experiment with different makeup and she can figure out what she likes before she buys it” – Bridget

“Current new products to try. Not geared only to a younger age group” – Rochelle

About the Box: If you’re the type who loves playing with the testers at Sephora, you’ve GOT to try their super-affordable subscription box! Members get a monthly box of 5 deluxe beauty samples, a fragrance sample, a PLAY! Book of tips and tricks, 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. Ipsy Glam Bag Plus

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The Cost: $25 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Great personalization, great value and good variety. My favorite of all my makeup subscriptions” – April W

“Love the new features Still great price Cannot believe out of all I do subscribe to – and have tried – this one always hits the mark.” – The Red Queen

About the Box: You’ll need to be an existing Ipsy subscriber to nab this upgraded beauty box, but our readers can’t recommend it enough! In each box, you can expect full-size products from beloved and up-and-coming brands. Think palettes, brushes, skincare, lip products, and more, all personalized to YOU!

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


6. Birchbox

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The Cost: $15 a month + free US shipping. Sign up here!

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

What Our Readers Say:

“Love the makeup I get in these boxes! I also like when you can select the fully curated box” – Rowan

About the Box: Birchbox lets you choose whether you’d like to know what top beauty samples you’re getting each month, or if you’d like to get a Birchbox curated  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 and our Birchbox info to learn more. Ships to US, France, Spain, and the UK.



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The Cost: $21 a month. Subscribe here!

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

About the Box: Looking for deluxe- and full-size beauty products only? GLOSSYBOX is perfect for you! Our readers love their must-try products from unique and up-and-coming brands.

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


8. Petit Vour

The Cost: $18 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Love the choices & natural products.” – jclacey

About the Box: Petit Vour sends its members a gorgeous array of vegan beauty and skincare products from notable brands. These monthly mixes of sample and full-size items are perfect for ingredient-conscious beauty lovers and folks looking for kinder alternatives to their current makeup products.

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


9. Medusa’s Makeup Beauty Box

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The Cost: $16.95 per month. Subscribe here!

About the Box: Medusa’s Makeup Beauty Box is another amazing pick for fans of vegan beauty! This box is packed with notable Medusa’s-brand products in both versatile and vibrant hues.

Check out our Medusa’s Makeup reviews and Medusa’s Makeup info to learn more. Ships worldwide.


Looking for even more? Our editors recommend these top picks:

10. Vegan Cuts Beauty Box

The Cost: $22.95 per month. Subscribe here!

About the Box: Another favorite in the vegan category is the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box, which includes 4-7 full- and sample-size makeup and skincare products in each monthly box. It’s a fantastic way to discover new brands and ingredients for your beauty routine!

Check out our Vegan Cuts Beauty Box reviews and Vegan Cuts Beauty Box info to learn more. Ships worldwide.


11. Macy’s Beauty Box

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The Cost: $15 a month. Subscribe here!

About the Box: Each Macy’s Beauty Box is like a trip to your favorite beauty counters! You’ll get 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.


12. Deck of Scarlet

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The Cost: $29.95 per month. Subscribe here!

About the Box: Our readers love the mix of essential and head-turning hues in each Deck of Scarlet box! This 100% cruelty-free, paraben free, US-made makeup box features a new palette each month, so you can try new look after new look! 

Check out Deck of Scarlet reviews and Deck of Scarlet info to learn more. Ships to US, Canada, and UK.


13. KissMe by LiveGlam

The Cost: $19.99 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Get a free bonus lippie when you use this link!

About the Box: Get-notice liquid lipstick is KissMe’s specialty! Each month, you’ll receive 3 new chic shades, which range from neutral hues to edgy colors. It’s a great mix of glossy and stay-put matte shades!

Check out KissMe reviews and KissMe info to learn more. Ships worldwide.


14. SoSusan Color Curate

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The Cost: $20.95 per month. Subscribe here!

About the Box: Each month of Color Curate brings you vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free makeup finds with plenty of colorful personality! The packaging will make you smile, but it’s the quality of these ethical products that’ll really wow you!

Check out Color Curate reviews and Color Curate info to learn more. Ships to US.


The Best Beauty Subscription Boxes

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

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  1. LMAO when I read “Got sick of getting black eyeliner every month.”

  2. Since you can’t find the email send them one with your complaint. Now that other one WE won’t mention….if YOU find an answer to that DISASTER…you let me know🙄👀

  3. I have yet to say ANYTHING about ANY of my boxes; of which I started w/gift sub to BB, have continued for 2+ yrs.; then BC about 2yrs, & finally Ipsy. Now I have added ALL of the “NEW” variations of both Ipsy & BC to the tune of…..well, we ALL know the $$ tag-U do the math. So I guess the reason I’m commenting is this is the FIRST time I’ve had ANY real gripe about boxes/bags-BUT it is a BIG ONE, ALL included! DISAPPOINTMENT abounds! Ipsy did give me a ‘heads-up’ about the fact that two of my bags are going to be the SAME-the Betty Boop line- but I am unable to find that email telling me what to do to contact them to make it right….. and DON’T even get me started on the BC (disaster?) October box-although looking around the internet it seems I am NOT alone in that ‘frownie face’-Soooo, really I suppose I’m just looking for encouragement, suggestions, ideas on WHAT some of y’all would do? I appreciate your time for reading this…..StevieRae, out!

  4. Are there any Allure boxes other than the one monthly? If so, where do I find the information?

  5. I actually got a good bag last month I was surprised because I never got anything good

    • I want a box that come with different make up and perfume in it ??? Witch one is that ??

      • I used to subscribe to the Allure box and it was pretty good about having perfume samples and a lot of high end products. Problem is that once your sample runs out and you liked the product, it is $40, $60, $80 or more in stores! I hate getting hooked on something I’m not likely to go splurge on in store and unless it completely makes me look 21 again, I’m not going to spend that kind of money on beauty products. Same with Sephora and Ulta, their prices have gotten ridiculous over the last several years, an average mascara is like $35 or more…drug store brands are $8-10 so it can really add up over a year.

      • Birchbox consistently sent me fragrance!

  6. I just left Boxy for good. Got sick of getting black eyeliner every month. I’m hunting for a new sub that won’t send me crap. Fab, Fit, Fun best one I ever had besides IPSY GBP.

  7. I’ve had Boxy the longest and I will NEVER get rid of it. My favorite! And Luxe. I also have Ipsy GBP and just signed up for Ultimate in addition. I’ve had Allure which I do really love and Sephora Play which was mehhh okay. But between Boxy & Ipsy I look forward to different things. My Boxy is generally always on point. Ipsy GBP I generally like or shall I say love only 2 products but it’s okay because it’s usually something skincare and it’s like getting a really good coupon. And I like trying new things so I can’t get rid of any of them. I have 1 CC I specifically use for my makeup addiction lol and I’m afraid to miss out on something. Allure is really great too! But I added ultimate and had to shift things around to try it out. But I will be back Allure! Boxy I’m never leaving! And Ipsy GBP is a awesome coupon lol

  8. Boxycharm is by far the best !!!

  9. I am so annoyed. I resigned up for ipsy and added plus in june. Ipsy sent me the Huda obssessions. Then they sent it to me again in July. I just hope i dont get it 3 mos in a row. I really want tarte.

    • Contact them & let them know. I’d be surprised if they don’t fix it. The got a new CEO recently & things are supposed to be changing…..thankfully! My bag for this month was the first one in SEVERAL months that was good & followed my profile & past feedback. The pay bags were soooo awful & if I didn’t have a fear of missing out, I would’ve cancelled 7 months ago. Good luck & I hope they fix their mess up for you!

    • They fixed mine when I contacted them. I bet you will get what you wanted. They are friendly and made things right with me! Ipsyon

      • Boxy was a joke. I’m a blonde with blues eyes and medium skin tone. I filled out their questionnaire. Their morons. I got month after month glittery orangish-red eyeshadows and weird colors of everything. I redid the questions never fixed it. This was worse then ipsy. Fabfitfun so far is the best.

        • I cancelled (Boxy) and so did several others I know. They kept sending me stuff for deep skin tones when I’m very fair.

    • I will totally buy one of those Huda’s from you! I kept beggging for one and they wouldn’t send it to me.

    • I’ve had so many issues with them that I had to cancel my subscription. They claim I upgraded and I didn’t said it was fixed and refunded me. Then they did it again 3 more times. No thanks.

  10. Just letting people know that the upgrade to glam bag plus for ipsy is for US only. I tried to do it and since I’m Canadian it wouldn’t let me. Although their regular Sub is for US and Canada.

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