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The 25 Best Beauty Subscription Boxes – 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards

Sophia Caraballo
BySophia CaraballoApr 29, 2022

For beauty aficionados, buying every single product that comes out can be a little pricey especially if you're just wanting to try it. Well, that's where beauty subscription boxes come in. While they have been a great way to discover new brands and products without even needing to go out, there's no denying that there's an overwhelming amount of subscriptions out there and it might be hard to decide which one you want to splurge on. From skincare to makeup, there's an option for everything. But how exactly do you pick just one – or two?

Every year, we ask our readers to share their top recommended subscriptions of all types. Then we ask our experts to share what they know about each subscription to make it easy for you to know which subscription is right for you. Below, you’ll find our insights for shopping beauty subscription boxes, and see readers’ top choices for every need.

The Most Popular Beauty Subscription Boxes

1. Ipsy Glam Bag Plus

The best beauty subscription box overall

Image from our review.

What’s In This Beauty Subscription Box?

This subscription is an upgrade option from the standard Ipsy Glam Bag (which costs $13/month), and our readers really loved it for a few reasons.

First off, every box comes packed with a whopping 5 full-size products that are a mix of skincare and makeup. Even better than all those full-size beauty products for just $28 a month? Instead of the usual one, customers can now customize three of the products that they're going to get, so you can stock your box with what you'll know you'll love. For the rest of the items, your profile preferences are consulted, so you'll only be sent the creams, lip balms, cheek stains, palettes, and brushes the team at Ipsy knows you'll enjoy.

Who Is This Subscription Box For?

This is the Ipsy customer who wants a little more from their monthly bags. It's also great for the people who know just what they like and would like more control over the products they choose.

Pros

  • Gets more products than the regular Ipsy Glam Bag
  • Can customize the bag even more and choose up to three products

Cons

  • Might sometimes get products you don't care much for.
  • Will still get travel-sized products

What Readers Say:

"Has the most full-size items and most choice for picking in this price range. The algorithm really reads my preferences and feedback." - Jenn

"The products are top notch and they offer exceptional customization! Each box is well worth the price." - Ted

"After years of sub addiction, Ipsy Glam Bag Plus is one that I always come back to. The products are great! Even when the products miss the mark for me, the value is always there." - Rebecca

Shipping: Ipsy Glam Bag Plus only ships to the United States and its territories.

Subscribe for $28

2. BoxyCharm

The best subscription for people who want full beauty products

BOXYCHARM December 2020 box with the sponge and glitter makeup lipstick mascara

Image from our review.

What's In This Beauty Subscription?

BoxyCharm is a well-curated beauty box that manages to excite its subscribers month after month.

With your BoxyCharm subscription, you'll receive 5 full-sized beauty products from high-end brands with an average box value of $175. If you're obsessed with makeup, BoxyCharm is the beauty subscription box for you. You can expect to receive amazing cosmetics like eyeshadow palettes, beautiful blushes, and a variety of lip colors to try, as well as skincare products, beauty tools, and other great beauty finds in every box.

Who Is This Subscription Good For?

This subscription is great for those who just want beauty products in their bags and would like to experience the full size. It's also super affordable compared to what you might spend per product regularly.

Pros

  • You get full-sized products
  • Focus on beauty products mainly

Cons

  • Only get to choose 1 of the 5 products

What Readers Say:

"Boxycharm is the best bang for your buck. You get tons of coveted high-end products at a serious discount." - Runner WHY

"Great overall variety. I've been a member for years and have a huge makeup and skincare collection now, all started with Boxy. Pop up sales and add ons make being a subscriber even better because you get products at a fraction of the cost." - Alice R.

"BoxyCharm was untouchable this year. The products were amazing, the brands were amazing, and I was thrilled with every single box I received!" - Kitkat04

Shipping: Free within the contiguous U.S. and $5 to Hawaii, Alaska, all U.S. territories, and Canada.

Subscribe for $27.99

3. Ipsy Glam Bag

The best subscription for those who are on a budget

Full Contents for the Ipsy Glam Bag December 2020

Image via our review.

What's In This Beauty Subscription Box?

One of the original beauty subscription boxes gets its spot on the list as number three for its affordable price point and quality curation. For just $13 a month, the Ipsy Glam Bag delivers incredible value with a mix of high-end and drugstore products. Inside a stylish beauty bag, you'll find makeup, skincare, and beauty tools.

Who Is This Subscription For?

If you're looking for the most bang for your buck, Ipsy Glam Bag is the beauty subscription box for you. It's also a great way to discover more indie beauty brands.

Pros

  • You get a cute makeup bag along with your order.
  • You can actually purchase products off the website.

Cons

  • You may get repeats from previous bags.
  • You usually get trial sizes.

What Readers Say:

"I love that we have a say. Every month we pick 1 item and we can add others to it. Great value and love the little pouches that come with it!" - Michelle

"Ipsy always seems to consistently provide the best value and the best delivery consistency." - Rachelsbeautyspot

"I always use my Ipsy products since they are all tailored for me!" - Jacqueline Frazier

Shipping: Ipsy Glam Bag ships to the United States and Mexico for free, and for $2.95 to Canada.

Subscribe for $13

4. BoxyCharm Premium

The best subscription for people who want even more full-size beauty products

What's In This Beauty Subscription Box?

Boxycharm Premium is an upgrade from the Boxycharm base box for Charmers who want more (items, value, and choices). Each month the subscription gives you 6 full-sized beauty products from the same high-end brands with an average box price of $215. As with the base membership, subscribers also get access to member-exclusive online stores where they can score more great deals.

Who is This Subscription Box For?

Perfect for the critical buyer, Boxycharm Premium is perfect for those who want access to the latest beauty releases and wants more options for customization.

Pros

  • You get full-sized products
  • Access to the online sales
  • Choose 2 of the 6 items

Cons

  • Great value but less affordable than other options

What Readers Say:

"This has become my favorite subscription box. I get every month, and get to choose 2 items. This box has had 2 brand takeover boxes which is PHENOMENAL!" - TMac

Shipping: Free within the contiguous U.S. and $5 to Hawaii, Alaska, all U.S. territories, and Canada.

Subscribe for $39.99

5. Ipsy Glam Bag X

The best subscription for the ultimate Ipsy experience.

Image from our review.

What’s In This Beauty Subscription Box

Ipsy Glam Bag X is a quarterly upgrade for Ipsy members. It costs an additional $42/shipment for Glam Bag members and $27/shipment for Glam Bag Plus members. It replaces your usual monthly bag in February, May, August, and November. This bag "includes seven to eight full-size products specially curated by beauty’s biggest tastemakers and celebs" and allows subscribers to pick three items.

Who Is This Subscription Box For?

This is perfect for those who are loyal Ipsy subscribers who want to try everything the brand can offer. This is especially great for the people who are so over the trial sizes and want to commit to the big thing.

Pros

  • Get seven to eight full-sized products
  • Let's you pick out three.

Cons

  • Only comes in certain months.
  • $42 more expensive than the regular Ipsy Glam Bag

What Readers Say:

"I loved my Glam Bag X when it arrived! I’ve been with Ipsy for years. I feel like they follow my profile well. The few items that are not for me, I have no problem gifting. I think keeping an open mind for products/brands received is the key to fully enjoy this subscription." - Bandaa

"I am really impressed for the launch. My box includes $329 in products excluding the addons, that's an 83% discount off of retail. I don't care about the Huda palette but I'll try it. I also got the Pat McGrath mascara, the Complex Culture tool, the Patrick Ta blush in pink, About Face matte lip in Take Aim, Beautystat Vit C serum, Tula Skincare eye balm, and the scrunchies. I added on Patrick Ta brow wax in dark brown, R+Co detox rinse, and Make Up Forever foundation. I think everyone got the mascara, the Huda palette, and either one of the Patrick Ta bushes or brow waxes. Complex Culture may be a house brand but so far I have loved every one of their items that I've received. I have no idea what a facial massager may do for me but I'll give it a try. I'm 52 so I'm fighting the good fight over the wrinkles." - Karen

Shipping: Ipsy Glam Bag X only ships to the United States and its territories.

Subscribe for $55

6. Margot Elena Discovery Box

The best subscription for fans of Anthropologie

Image via our review.

What's In This Beauty Subscription Box?:

Margot Elena is the brand behind Lollia, TokyoMilk, and Library of Flowers. If you aren't familiar with this beloved brand, these luxury wares are carried in stores like Anthropologie and other upscale boutiques. Margot Elena's mission is simple: To help its subscribers discover "the world of all things beautiful" with their deliveries. Inside, you'll find over $200 worth of expertly-curated full-sized products brought to you by the discerning team at Margot Elena.

Aside from full-sized offerings from the aforementioned brands, subscribers can also expect to receive beautifully designed stationery, wearables, luxurious fragrances, and lifestyle gifts. You have to act quickly on signing up for this quarterly subscription, however; each season's box is curated in limited quantities, and tends to sell out fast!

Who Is This Subscription Box For?

This is perfect fans of Anthropologie who love luxury bath and body goods, which not only smell incredible but look pretty on your vanity.

Pros

  • Get full-size products each time
  • Receive beautiful lifestyle items in addition to luxury bath products

Cons

  • May miss out if you don't sign up quickly

What Readers Say:

"Always a delight to unbox, and I've found some new favorites. Anything I don't need or want is easily repurposed as a gift that is always appreciated." - Lele

"Exquisitely packaged, opening this quarterly box is like Christmas morning." - Dawn

"ME is a beauty box completely different than the others. It's more for the senses than the others." - Mic Walker

Shipping: Subscription boxes are shipped via FedExGround Shipping at a flat rate of $6.95 per box and it is limited to the contiguous United States.

Starting at $60.00
Margot Elena
Not ready to buy? Add it to your Or, if you want to learn more, check out all our Margot Elena Subscription Box reviews.

7. See New: The Skincare Box

The best subscription for those who want to try a single brand per shipment

Image via our review.

What’s In This Beauty Subscription Box

See New is a bi-monthly skincare subscription focused on highlighting both new brands and cult favorites. Each box features 4-5 full-size products from a single brand allowing for an immersive experience. Although See New offers two beauty subscription boxes, The Skincare Box contains 4-5 items for whole body care. Their beauty subscription boxes focus on a single brand for each month, such as Tbg, Dirty Lamb, and Aster Raine, and include beauty products like lip scrub, cleansing oil, toner, and serum.

Who Is This Subscription Box For?

See New Skincare is the ideal beauty subscription for people who are looking to clean up their beauty routine, and use more sustainably sourced products.

Pros

  • You get to explore sustainable and clean products
  • Features 4-5 full-size products

Cons

  • Focuses on one brand per shipment

What Readers Say:

"Beautiful packaging, fast shipping, all full size from same brand, fantastic value, great ingredients...does anyone need more?" - Judy Barrow

"I canceled all my other subscriptions after trying See New. It is the best subscription box out there, period. So glad I found this one through MSA, it's been one of my favorite quarantine finds." - Eli

"Absolutely the best skincare box out there. They always have the highest quality for the best price. I love the handwritten notes they include. I have tried many boxes over the years. This box I will always keep. You can’t beat it!" - Stacy

Shipping: See New Skincare offers free shipping on all orders that exceed $40, as well for subscription boxes that are being shipped within the continental United States, Hawaii, and Alaska. Canadian shipping is a flat charge of $14.99, and international shipping has a flat charge of $25.

Starting at $47.00
See New: The Skincare Box
Not ready to buy? Add it to your Or, if you want to learn more, check out all our See New: The Skincare Box reviews.

8. BoxyCharm Luxe

The best subscription for people who want the ultimate Boxy experience

group shot of all included products

What's In This Beauty Subscription Box?

The Boxycharm Luxe box is a quarterly upgrade for Boxycharm subscribers who want even more beauty products. The Luxe box comes in March, June, September, and December and features 8 full-size beauty and lifestyle items worth an average value of $395. You can expect to see high-end beauty brands in this box, along with chic lifestyle items.

Who Is This Beauty Box For?

Beauty-obsessives who want newly released beauty products and most sought favorites, as well as the occasional lifestyle product.

Pros

  • 8 full-sized beauty and lifestyle products
  • Choose 2 of the items
  • Access to online sales

Cons

  • Only get a box every quarter
  • One of the pricier options on the list

Shipping: Free within the contiguous U.S. and $8 to Hawaii, Alaska, all U.S. territories, and Canada.

Subscribe for $59.99

9. Walmart Beauty Box

The best subscription for affordable options

Image via our review.

What's In This Beauty Subscription Box?

Drugstore makeup gets a revamp with the Walmart Beauty Box. This quarterly makeup and beauty sample subscription delivers subscribers a shipment of samples at $5 a box. A great way to try new colors, brands, and options, the Walmart Beauty Box allows recipients to try the latest and greatest in trends at a bargain price.

When you sign up you will answer a series of questions such as your ethnicity, hair color, skin concerns, and a few other preferences. The answers are used to provide a more personalized experience so that they can tailor your box to you.

If you can't get enough of this try before you buy model, Walmart Beauty Box also offers themed seasonal limited edition boxes for $12.98.

Who Is This Box For?

This box is for those who only want to try affordable beauty and skincare without splurging on the full size.

Pros

  • Affordable beauty products
  • Only $5 per box

Cons

  • Only offers trial sizes of products

What Readers Say:

"This is a hidden gem of a box. Inexpensive but receive at least one full-size product along with samples and deluxe samples." - Rhonda Said

"Surprisingly fun and inexpensive. I have gotten great products from this box." - Megs

"Nothing beats the value for this box and I have been introduced to some great beauty products through this." - Emmi

Shipping: The Walmart Beauty Box only ships within the United States.

Starting at $6.98
Walmart Beauty Box
Not ready to buy? Add it to your Or, if you want to learn more, check out all our Walmart Beauty Box reviews.

10. GlossyBox

The best subscription for a mix of affordable and high-end beauty

Image via our review.

What's In This Beauty Subscription Box?

GlossyBox is a beauty subscription box that sends five deluxe and full-size products to your door every month for $21 (with free shipping to the U.S.).

Each month, GlossyBox delivers a nourishing haul of amazing cosmetics, skincare, and other must-have items in full and deluxe sizes.

Filled with a fabulous combination of notable and under-the-radar brands, this box has proven itself to be the tried-and-true beauty box, beloved by subscribers worldwide for its quality, value, and variety.

Who Is This Subscription Box For?

This box is great for people who want a subscription that includes makeup, skincare, and some additional goodies.

Pros

  • God mix of high-end and affordable beauty
  • Full-sized products

Cons

  • Only delivers to the United States and Canada

What Readers Say:

"I have subscribed to just about every box on the list and have found that GlossyBox provides the best selection of products and manufacturers, as well provides products in sizes that are large enough to give a very good sense of how the product works for me." - DragonQueen

"Gorgeous packaging, and great products. This box feels like a gift each month." - Marina

Shipping: GlossyBos is available to ship worldwide, but it is only free in the United States.

Starting at $21.00
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11. Macy's Beauty Box

The best subscription for fans of Macy's

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What's In This Beauty Subscription Box?

Macy's Beauty Box is one of our favorite beauty subscription boxes. This beauty subscription box is a well-curated way to bring the iconic department store's beauty counter to your doorstep.

For $15 a month and free shipping, the Macy’s Beauty Box really delivers. Inside this monthly beauty subscription box, you'll find five deluxe beauty samples, one bonus item, a collectible cosmetics bag, and a $5 beauty coupon exclusively for Beauty Box subscribers, available for use online and in-store.

Subscribers will be thrilled to snag that exclusive coupon which can be used on their next beauty purchase over $20.

Who Is This Box For?

This box is for fans of Macy's who don't really want to be constantly going up to a counter and exploring new beauty products. It's also perfect for people who just want to save some money.

Pros

  • Includes beauty samples, bonus item, cosmetics bag, and a coupon
  • Super affordable

Cons

  • Doesn't include any full-sized products

What Readers Say:

"The best value for department store beauty." - misti

"Loved that they added in additional items, such as a makeup mirror compact." - FaithAbdel

"Macy's always has great name brand items." - Shelby

Shipping: Macy's Beauty Box only ships to the continental US.

Starting at $15.00
Try Macy's Beauty Box
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12. NewBeauty TestTube

The best subscription for high-quality products on a budget

Image via our review.

What's In This Beauty Subscription Box?

NewBeauty TestTube is one of our community's favorite subscriptions for trying out new brands and ingredients.

That could be because the NewBeauty TestTube began all the way back in 2006. Created so that readers could try the products that were featured in the pages of NewBeauty magazine, NewBeauty TestTube is a collection of luxury samples designed for discovery and access to the most innovative, must-have beauty solutions.

Subscribers can expect to receive a mix of well-known products and new high-quality brands that you'll definitely want to try. To round out the experience, each membership comes with a free NewBeauty magazine subscription, so you're an expert in your beauty domain from the first box.

Who Is This Box For?

This is a great box for people who just want to try new brands and clean ingredients while getting access to innovative beauty solutions.

Pros

  • Each tube comes with over nine products
  • Comes with a free subscription to the magazine

Cons

  • The majority of the products are travel size

What Readers Say:

"I love the high-quality items they put in the tube. I can't wait to try each one." - Meaghan A.

"I love this box because it introduces me to new products and is more focused on skincare." - Damianscloud9

"NewBeauty Testtube is consistently worth the cost and filled with unique things I can actually use. Whether it's a less expensive item or a special product I never would have bought myself, there's a lot of thought put into curation, especially since many of us have now sampled many products from beauty boxes and are hard to surprise.." - Kristy

Shipping: New Beauty Testtube only ships to the continental US.

Starting at $59.00
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13. BeautyFIX

The best subscription to discover your new favorites

Image via our review.

What’s In This Beauty Subscription Box?

BeautyFIX by Dermstore.com is known for its incredible-quality and aesthetician-approved skincare items, but it's good for the occasional makeup surprise as well.

Curated by skin care experts, each monthly BeautyFIX includes six or more products adding up to a total value of $100+ (which is about four times more than what you’ll pay for it). In each beauty subscription box, you can expect to see a healthy mix of full-size and deluxe-travel-size products—including skincare, hair care, and cosmetics handpicked by beauty experts and delivered right to your door. You'll be excited to receive premium products like hydrating serums, nourishing haircare products, anti-aging skincare solutions, and more.

Who Is This Box For?

This subscription box is great for people who love to shop at Dermstore.com and would love to explore every single one of their products without breaking the bank.

Pros

  • You will receive a wide variety of high-end products.
  • It includes more than just makeup

Cons

  • Only ships to the United States

What Readers Say:

"BeautyFIX offers an incredible array of high-end products every month. The value of the box is always many times higher than the subscription price. I have discovered so many new favorites!" - Amanda P.

"I love that this box delivers amazing beauty products, many in full size, AND beauty tools. Lots of boxes give makeup brushes, this one gives hair brushes, accessory bags, mirrors, etc." - Katie

"High-quality, useful products. New discoveries every month. Dependable delivery. Great customer service, and great $ value." - Bernie

Shipping: BeautyFix ships only to the United States.

Starting at $24.95
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14. Beauty Heroes

The best subscription for those who don' want to be overwhelmed by the amount of products

Image via our review.

What’s In This Beauty Subscription Box?

Beauty Heroes packs a small but mighty punch into its premium monthly box.

Beauty Heroes is a clean beauty subscription box that focuses on non-toxic ingredients for $58.95/month. Here's how it works: Each month they send you one new full-size “hero” product in the face, body, hair, or sun care category accompanied by “deluxe sidekicks.” Once you get familiar with the quality of products that come with your Beauty Heroes subscription you'll see why our reviewers are totally obsessed.

With a steadfast commitment to extraneous quality (another this beauty subscription is so popular with our readers), you'll discover new brands with every delivery.

Who Is This Box For?

This one is for the people who want to focus on just one or two products a month. This is also great for the people who are only interested in clean beauty.

Pros

  • Quality, clean products
  • Comes with a full-sized item

Cons

  • Pretty expensive for the number of products received
  • Only sends two products a month

What Readers Say:

"The value and quality of products for the subscription price is unbelievable. I have never been disappointed with this box and am always excited each month. It has never gotten boring." - Erin Gallagher

Shipping: They ship worldwide. Shipping is free in the United States. Canadian orders under $75.00 from their online healthy beauty shop have a flat $11.95 shipping fee. All International subscription orders and beauty store orders under $200 enjoy $18.95 flat rate shipping.

Starting at $58.95
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15. Kinder Beauty Box

The best subscription for vegan products and eco-friendly packaging

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What’s In This Beauty Subscription Box?

Curated with 100% vegan products and eco-friendly packaging, the Kinder Beauty Box is a beauty subscription box that's all about supplying subscribers with cruelty-free skincare, haircare, makeup, and other accessories.

Each monthly box contains at least three full-sized beauty products in addition to an assortment of samples, and compassion is at the forefront, as a portion of its sales benefits animal rights and environmental causes.

Who Is This Box For?

This subscription box is great for people who prefer vegan products and eco-friendly packaging.

Pros

  • Great to discover vegan and eco-friendly products
  • Get a mix of full-size and sample products

Cons

  • There are more sample sizes than full-sizes

What Readers Say:

"While I have tried numerous subscription services for beauty products, Kinder Beauty Box has given me products that I have fallen in love with, and I've seen dramatic improvement in my skin's appearance with their vegan and cruelty-free products. I also really enjoy how many full-sized products come in this box each month, and I love their add-on and holiday shops!" - Jocie ran

"Great selection of natural beauty and skincare!" - Dani

Shipping: Kinder Beauty Box ships to Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Romania, and Uruguay.

Starting at $26.00
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16. Boxwalla Beauty

The best subscription for the indie beauty lovers

Image from our review.

What’s In This Beauty Subscription Box?

This bi-monthly beauty subscription box features full-sized and deluxe travel samples containing cruelty-free, nutrient-rich beauty products. Crafted by artisans around the world, each box is themed around a different aspect of what Boxwalla Beauty calls "the beauty ritual."

Boxwalla also curates boxes for three other categories, including books, film, and food, so you can shake things up and switch between genres from your second box for the most well-rounded experience.

Who's This Box For?

This box is great for people who love discovering new indie beauty brands and are interested in products that complement one another.

Pros

  • You get full-sized and deluxe products in every box
  • Products build from box to box, so you'll get a full routine over the year

Cons

  • Only 2-3 products every other month might not be enough for some customers

What Readers Say:

"You can tell that they spend time curating these boxes because what's inside is so thoughtful and generous. Plus, I love the fact that it's every other month so you don't get bogged down in product." - Jen Carnegie

"Out of all the boxes I've subbed to, Boxwalla is the only box that has consistently offered high-quality products that I'm happy to receive month after month (every other, but still). The curation is beautiful, and the reusable boxes are the prettiest, most durable, and nicest to display." - Elaine Kaiser

Shipping: Shipping within the U.S is free, but it is $11.95 to Canada.

Shipping to the rest of the world could vary from country to country. To most countries, shipping will be $18.95

Starting at $49.95
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17. FaceTory Lux Plus

The best subscription for skincare

10 items gathered around the Facetory Lux Plus box

Image via our review.

What’s In This Beauty Subscription Box?

Keeping your visage glowing and hydrated can be serious business. Good thing there's the quarterly FaceTory Lux Plus to make it fun. Sheet masks could be the easiest way to ensure your face is moisturized, so FaceTory Lux Plus makes sure you've got lots of options in your pursuit of good skin. With each quarterly delivery of this beauty subscription, subscribers receive 10 to 12 items inside this colorful box, ranging from sheet masks to specialty items and full-size beauty products.

No matter what products you receive, sophisticated ingredients are the default. It runs $49.95/box with free shipping and has a new curation by the FaceTory team every season. Every season's box comes with a helpful companion guide that's filled with beauty tips and tricks to aid in creating your optimal skincare routine.

Who's This Box For?

This box is for people who want to mainly focus on discovering good skincare with yummy ingredients.

Pros

  • An affordable option for just skincare products
  • Each box comes with 10 to 12 products each time

Cons

  • Mainly focuses on skincare
  • Only ships quarterly

What Readers Say:

"Facetory is by far the best value for luxury products I wouldn't be able to find on my own. It is exactly why I got into subscription boxes - new products at a great price. Exactly what I didn't know I needed." - Ray w

"A consistently good box that's always well-curated! A great way to discover Korean skincare." - Paula C.

Shipping: Free U.S. shipping for orders of $35+ but international shipping prices vary by country and start at $9.95.

Starting at $49.95
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18. Scentbird

The best subscription for finding your new fragrance

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What’s In This Beauty Subscription Box?

Let's face it, trying to nail your signature scent can be difficult. Gone are the days of relying on samples in fashion magazines or being misted by an eager beauty department staffer. Committing to an entire bottle of one perfume also feels like too much of a stretch when you're searching for something seasonal.

Enter Scentbird, a subscription that takes the guesswork out of finding your signature scent. You'll choose one scented item a month — be it a perfume, skincare, makeup, and more. Once you sign up for a subscription, you'll take a quiz to help determine your preferences. In turn, the experts at Scentbird will create a list of custom recommendations for you to try. You can also browse and rate the rest of their selections to make your suggestions even more accurate.

Subscribers love the flexibility found in either building a queue of fragrances they find intriguing or trying their hand at a monthly surprise.

Who's This Box For?

This is the perfect subscription for people who just love to try new perfumes each time without having to pay hundreds of dollars at Sephora or Macy's.

Pros

  • Helps you discover your signature fragrance
  • Super affordable option

Cons

  • Might not be the best option for people with sensitivity to smells
  • No returns available

What Readers Say:

"I like it, I've had it for quite a while now, great perfumes and cases and good customer service that gets right back to u within a day." -Mmiller1118

"Scentbird is a great subscription service. I am a perfume addict and I like picking my own scents out for my queue. The bottles last quite long, more than one month per scent, and I put perfume on s couple of times a day. I have discovered in over a year at least 3 scents that are must-haves for me. Their customer service is good, I have never had any issues. The value of the product you get is great if you love perfume. Definitely subscribe if you're on the fence!" -MSA user

Shipping: The Scentbird subscription service ships to the US and Canada for free. This includes US territories and PO boxes.

Starting at $16.95
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19. Tribe Beauty Box

The best subscription for supporting women of color

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What’s In This Beauty Subscription Box?

Absolutely obsessed with makeup? Then Tribe Beauty Box might be the best beauty subscription box for you.

This bi-monthly beauty subscription box is owned by women of color that feature 4-5 full or deluxe-sized products from indie beauty brands. Your delivery will include one product specifically for face, one tool, one product specifically for eyes, one lip product and/or one lip prep product.

Who's This Box For?

This is great for beauty lovers who want to support women and people of color in their journey as business owners. It's especially great for discovering indie products of great quality.

Pros

  • Four to five full-sized products included in each box
  • Every box promises variety

Cons

  • Made up of only indie brands, which could be hard to buy in person if you love the product

What Readers Say:

"Such an incredible box, with a great variety and high-quality products - it makes my day!" - Sophiaj

"Best make-up box out there! Best customer service! Works directly with brands. What you see for spoilers is actually what you get!" - askluna

Shipping: The Tribe Beauty Box ships worldwide, but it's only free within the United States. International shipping depends on location.

Starting at $39.99
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20. LOOKFANTASTIC

The best subscription for those who need a little guidance

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What’s In This Beauty Subscription Box

Based in the UK, LOOKFANTASTIC is a monthly beauty subscription curated around a theme.

Subscribers can expect to receive at least 6 skincare, haircare, makeup, and body products with each delivery. Aside from products galore, you'll also receive a copy of the UK version of Elle Magazine, a great guide for keeping you in the know of international trends from a number of global beauty brands. In addition, there's a handy booklet to walk you through every item inside your box.

Who's This Box For?

LOOKFANTASTIC is great for people who just love a good theme each time with their boxes and who might need a little help with the products they get. Beauty isn't always super intuitive and this box really helps you navigate it.

Pros

  • Comes with an Elle magazine copy
  • You get at least six products each time

Cons

  • Contents of box remain a mystery until you get it

What Readers Say:

“Always a good deal and consistently a good mix of makeup, skincare and hair care products.” – Phoebe

“I feel that the items are a tad more luxurious and definitely more unique than other boxes around the same price.” – MSA reader

Shipping: Ships to the United States and Canada.

Not ready to buy? Add it to your Or, if you want to learn more, check out all our Lookfantastic Beauty Box reviews.

21. Cocotique

The best subscription for self-care fans

Full Contents for Cocotique December 2020

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What’s In This Beauty Subscription Box?

Cocotique is a monthly subscription box delivering beauty and lifestyle products specifically created for women of color and diverse ethnicities.

Each month, subscribers receive a curated box of 5-8 full-size and travel deluxe sample products ranging from hair care, skincare, nails, fragrance, and makeup, to lifestyle products, and more. You'll also receive a canvas tote bag with a powerful message printed on it to better carry all your beauty scores.

Find something you love? Cocotique has the full-size versions for sale in their shop, streamlining the discovery process as you unbox your latest fav!

Who's This Box For?

This box is for women of color specifically, who feel like other boxes are usually exclusive of their skin color or hair needs.

Pros

  • Offers a variety of products for subscribers such as body care, hair care, skincare, and nails
  • Specifically targets women of color

Cons

  • Need to buy separately if you like a sample size product

What Readers Say:

"I love that their products are for me. All products aren't made the same especially for women of color. We have different textures of hair and skin types." - Stacy

Shipping: This box ships to the United States only.

Starting at $30.99
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22. BeautyBox by Bombay & Cedar

The best subscription for essential oil fans

What’s In This Beauty Subscription Box?

Bombay & Cedar is a luxury beauty subscription box for women that features cruelty-free full-size and deluxe-size beauty products. For $34.95 per quarter, you receive 5-6 full-size products with a retail value of over $120. You'll also get a mix of well-known brands and indie ones, helping you explore past what's in stores.

Who's This Box For?

This box is great for people who want to explore indie brands while also getting products from their favorite mainstream ones.

Pros

  • Offers a wide range of products
  • Features cruelty-free products

Cons

  • Reviews don't support it as much as other brands

What Readers Say:

"One of the best vegan boxes out there. Super unique box! Loved everything I’ve gotten so far. 10/10 would recommend!" - Naomi

Shipping: This box ships worldwide. It's free for the United States. But you must pay $10.95 for it to ship to Canada. For the rest of the world, shipping is $17.95 per box.

Not ready to buy? Add it to your Or, if you want to learn more, check out all our The Beauty Box by Bombay & Cedar reviews.

23. Petit Vour

The best subscription for getting reward points

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What’s In This Beauty Subscription Box

Interested in vegan beauty? Petit Vour is a beauty subscription box that showcases a range of cruelty-free products.

Petit Vour's monthly box contains a mix of sample products and full-size items from unique, high-quality, standard progressive brands. Consider Petit Vour an easy way to elevate or recreate your beauty routine with a truly luxurious curation.

Each month subscribers will receive 4 products (always valued over $50) of non-toxic and plant-based beauty, curated to your beauty profile for as low as $15/box. Plus, get $4 back each month in-store credit for reviewing your box. You'll be excited to try products from brands like French Girl, Kani Botanicals, Leahlani, OSEA, Rahua, and Suntegrity to name a few.

Who's This Box For?

This box is great for those who want to discover ingredient-conscious alternatives to the products they use most, in vast beauty categories from skincare solutions to cosmetics essentials.

Pros

  • Luxury products in every single box
  • Vegan and clean beauty

Cons

  • Might be brands you've never heard of before

What Readers Say:

"Petit Vour is the best value for a cruelty-free beauty box out there. You get the chance to try everything from drugstore to luxury, and you earn point rewards for reviewing products in your box each month." - Sherry

Shipping: This box ships to the United States for free, to Canada for $10.99, and to other countries starting at $19.99.

Starting at $18.00
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24. Nourish Beauty Box

The best subscription for those want super glowy skin

What’s In This Beauty Subscription Box?

Nourish Beauty Box is a plant-based, skin-focused subscription that sends subscribers 4 full-sized beauty products every month that are crafted mindfully and sustainably. They also have a Build-Your-Own-Box program which allows you to choose exactly which items you want in your box!

Who's This Box For?

This box is for the people who are interested in discovering new brands that stick by a straight clean and vegan criteria.

Pros

  • Plant-based products
  • Can customize your boxes

Cons

  • Will include brands you might not know
  • Not a lot of reviews

What Readers Say:

"Fun box, a lot of new items I've never seen before. Very clean ingredients. Each shipment comes with a small tote that is cute, but I have no use for a new one each month. Canceling was a breeze, fast customer service." - MSA reader

Shipping: Ships to the United States for free but for $27.95 internationally.

Starting at $29.95
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25. Function of Beauty

The best subscription for customized beauty

What’s In This Beauty Subscription Box?

Function of Beauty is the world leader in customizable beauty, with hair, skin, and body care products made for you (and only you). Each product is individually formulated using the latest science and technology to help ensure that your formulas are every bit as unique as you are. With literally trillions of possible formulations, a new custom self-care ritual awaits, just for you. Unlike the other subscriptions in this list, this is not necessarily a box that will introduce you to new brands but rather one you customize for your needs and you will receive depending on the frequency you set it up for.

Who's This Subscription For?

This box is great for the people who are so over trying to guess what beauty products work best for them. If you want to customize your products to your liking, this is the place to be.

Pros

  • Customizable haircare brand
  • Can edit your customization whenever you need it

Cons

  • Non-refundable products

What Readers Say:

"I love the customization that comes with Function of Beauty. With so many choices out there, it’s nice to see a company that caters to all of my hair needs." - Valeria Kramer

"I purchased a shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and body lotion from Function of Beauty, and couldn't be happier with my purchase. The shampoo and conditioner are absolute perfection for my hair, and the scent is fabulous--spot on with what I chose, not too heavy or too light. The body wash is sudsy and fragrant, and always leaves me feeling clean without any residue. The body lotion is my favorite item in this purchase. The lotion is rich and smooth, without being too thick or greasy, and the fragrance (rose) is delightful. My coworkers often ask me what scent I'm wearing after I apply this and they're shocked to learn that it's from a fragranced lotion. Function of Beauty is one of my best discoveries of 2021!" -Kari Roberts Carruolo

Shipping: Function of Beauty ships worldwide: the United States (including Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands), Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the EU, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Mslexico, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates.

Starting at $49.99
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How to Get The Most Out of Your Beauty Subscription Once You’ve Picked

Once you’ve picked out the right box for you, follow our steps to help make sure you make the most of your new subscription. First, you'll want to make sure you agree with the frequency you will get your box: do you prefer a monthly subscription or a quarterly? Once you've found yourself happy with the price you're paying and the frequency, make sure that the products you are receiving are actually products you'll love to incorporate into your routine. Are you really going to use that neon yellow eyeliner or would you rather spend that money on custom shampoo that will actually give your hair what it needs? Another factor you'll want to keep in mind is are you ok with getting sample sizes or would you prefer to get deluxe and full-sized products? And also, how easy is it going to be to get your hands on the product you end up falling in love with.

Factors We Considered When Reviewing These Beauty Subscriptions

This list features our fellow subscription fanatics’ top choices, and we can confidently recommend the subscriptions above since we’ve researched and reviewed them all. Factors we considered when reviewing these subscriptions include:

  • Price per box: Does the price of the box justify what you're getting and the quality of the products? Some boxes are pricier than others but if the products are worth it, then why not. This category also takes into consideration whether you have to pay for shipping or not.
  • Are you satisfied with product sizes: Do you wish you were getting more full-sized products? Or are you actually ok with getting a mix of travel sizes and full ones?
  • Brands: What are the brands being sent out in the boxes? Are they luxury brands, affordable brands, or a mix of both?
  • Product quantity: Just like quality, quantity is a huge factor in deciding if you want to stick with a box or move on to the next one. Are you paying too much for just two or three products, or are you getting the best deal out there?

 

That wraps up our list of the best beauty subscription boxes! Which ones are your favorites?

Sophia Caraballo
Sophia Caraballo
Sophia Melissa Caraballo is a Puerto Rican native living in New York City, writing about everything from beauty and food to celebrities and lifestyle for a living. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez with an English bachelor's and pursued a master's in journalism from Syracuse University.