The 21 Best Beauty Boxes for Full-Size Makeup, Skincare, & Haircare


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We review a ton of subscriptions here at My Subscription Addiction. Do you know what still makes us giddy? A full-size product. Sure, samples and travel-sized items are a great way to try out new products for a short time. But what if you are looking for something a little more… serious?

If you’re ready to commit, the following boxes generally contain all or mostly full-size beauty products. Check out the wide variety of full-size items you can get (usually for an awesome value), from serums and scrubs to mascara and lipstick!

Want to learn more about beauty subscription boxes? Read this list of our readers’ favorite beauty boxes of 2019!

The Best Beauty Boxes for Full-Size Products

1. Ipsy Glam Bag Plus

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus May 2019 beauty box review all contents

Why We Love It: This subscription box always includes at least 5 full-size, on-trend makeup/beauty items from familiar brands as well as new and emerging names. It boasts a nice mix of skincare and makeup items and promises a value of at least $120.

Cost: $25 per month

Recently Featured Brands: Sunday Riley, pixi by Petra, Jolii Cosmetics, W4NDER, Il Makiage

Sign up for Ipsy Glam Bag Plus!

Learn more by reading our Ipsy Glam Bag Plus reviews!

2. BoxyCharm

boxycharm box with all the included items displayed around it

  1. Why We Love It: This box has it all: makeup, skincare, tools, and more! We love that there are always 5-6 items (with at least 4 of them being full size). Inside, we consistently find those super trendy brands we know and love, along with a few surprises! The value is great too – expect $100+

Cost: $21 a month. Save with longer subscriptions!

Recently Featured Brands: tarte, Kat Von D, Alamar Cosmetics, Elemis, butter LONDON

Sign up for BoxyCharm!

Learn more by reading our BoxyCharm and BoxyLuxe reviews!

3. BoxyLuxe by BoxyCharm

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  1. Why We Love It: Once per quarter, this subscription sends members 9-10 high-quality products from new and familiar brands. In addition to makeup, you might also receive skincare or even the occasional lifestyle item. The value is always really high! Expect at least $250 worth of products for your $49.99 investment.

Cost: Only current BoxyCharm subscribers can sign up for BoxyLuxe, which is technically an upgrade to your BoxyCharm membership. BoxyLuxe members will get their usual BoxyCharm box most months, then once per quarter, they’ll receive an upgraded BoxyLuxe box instead (in March, June, September, and December). You’ll continue to be charged $21.00 for every BoxyCharm you receive, and $49.99 on months when you receive BoxyLuxe.

Recently Featured Brands: Morphe, Cover FX, Becca, W4NDER, IT Cosmetics

Sign up for Boxycharm and upgrade to BoxyLuxe!

Learn more by reading our BoxyCharm and BoxyLuxe reviews!

  1. 4. NewBeauty TestTube

  2. New Beauty Test Tube March 2019 all contents

Why We Love It: Each box is a treasure trove of high-quality, cutting-edge, full-size and deluxe-sized products from a wide range of beauty brands. Expect to see the occasional familiar product or brand, but mostly new, unique items you have likely never, ever tried! This exciting box is also known for having wonderfully high value—$150+—and includes a print subscription to NewBeauty Magazine.

Cost: $29.95 every other month + $8.95 shipping

Recently Featured Brands: Sunday Riley, Perricone M.D., Amore Pacific, Grande Lips, Lumify

Sign up for NewBeauty TestTube!

Learn more by reading our NewBeauty TestTube reviews!

5. Beauty Heroes

contents of Beauty Heroes for May 2019

Why We Love It: This subscription is a beauty minimalist’s dream. Totally focused on quality over quantity, Beauty Heroes promises 1-2 clean-beauty products from smaller, high-end brands. The products chosen for this box go through one of the most rigorous vetting processes we have ever seen in a subscription!

Cost: $58.95/month or $128.85 for 3 months ($42.95/mo)

Recently Featured Brands: Agent Nateur, Ayuna, de Mamiel, Blüh Alchemy

Sign up for Beauty Heroes!

Learn more by reading Beauty Heroes reviews!

6. Boxwalla Beauty

Why We Love It: The bi-monthly Boxwalla Beauty Box provides one of the most thoughtful aesthetic experiences we review. The curation is so considerate, and the products we’ve received feel very high-end. We also enjoy the heavy focus on the artists and artisans behind every product. All products are full-sized or large travel-sized products and are cruelty-free.

Cost: $49.95 per box. This is a bi-monthly box.

Recently Featured Brands: 5Yina, Malaya, African Botanics

Sign up for Boxwalla Beauty!

Learn more by reading our Boxwalla Beauty reviews!

7. The Organic Bunny Box

included items for Organic Bunny Box June

Why We Love It: Variety is where this box shines! We love that each collection of 6-8 non-toxic, natural, organic beauty products usually feels quite fancy. We also really enjoy the Organic Bunny blog, which serves as an educational resource for the items in the box and beyond!

Cost: $59.00/month with free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

Recently Featured Brands: Korento, Petite Histories, Captain Blankenship, Sahara Rose, 28 Litsea

Sign up for The Organic Bunny Box!

Learn more by reading our Organic Bunny reviews!

8. The Detox Box

Included items in June Detox Box

Why We Love It: This subscription focuses on one brand each month. They send multiple items from the same line at a $90+ value—this lets you explore the brand in depth! They also have a super helpful blog focused entirely on clean products.

Cost: $55.00 a month with free shipping. Save with longer commitments.

Recently Featured Brands: W3LL People, Agent Nateur, The Beauty Chef GLOW, Innersense, Kahina

Sign up for The Detox Box!

Learn more by reading our Detox Box reviews!

9. The Clean Beauty Box

contents of May The Clean Beauty Box

Why We Love It: We love this bi-monthly box because it doesn’t overload us with products—The Clean Beauty Box really values quality over quantity. Each collection of 2-3 natural and organic items follows a theme and focuses on brands that follow strict guidelines to ensure you get the best in non-toxic beauty.

Cost: $41.95/month with free shipping. (Minimum commitment of 2 months, billed $83.90 every other month.) This is a bi-monthly box.

Recently Featured Brands: AMBAR, moss Potentci, Wabisabi,  Beneath Your Mask, LILFOX

Sign up for The Clean Beauty Box!

Learn more by reading our Clean Beauty Box reviews!

10. Laurel & Reed

contents of may Laurel and Reed box

Why We Love It: Along with being cruelty-free and non-toxic, this box always features an interesting mix of 4-6 luxury and affordable brands. Each box has a $100+ value and comes gift-wrapped. There is an option to add a gift message, so in addition to this being a great box for yourself, it is also utterly giftable!

Cost: $49.95/month + $6.95 US shipping. Discounts available for longer commitments.

Recently Featured Brands: Yuni, Provision, Ursa Major, Loli, Dulce Earth

Sign up for Laurel & Reed!

Learn more by reading our Laurel & Reed reviews!

11. Love Goodly

Love Goodly May 2019 review all contents

Why We Love It: All the items featured in this bi-monthly subscription are vegan and cruelty-free! Love Goodly gives us major feel-good vibes because they frequently source items from cause-oriented brands. Also, a portion of all sales goes to a thoughtfully chosen charity each month.

Cost: $34.95 per box or $48.95 for the VIP subscription (which includes an additional full-size beauty product with a value over $35) This is a bi-monthly box.

Recently Featured Brands: You & Oil, 100% Pure, delia organics, Flower Mill Organics, Zatik

Sign up for Love Goodly!

Learn more by reading our Love Goodly reviews!

12. Nourish Beauty Box

Nourish Beauty Box May 2019 beauty box review all contents

Why We Love It: This box always includes 4 full-sized items with a focus on natural color palettes and healthy formulas. Everything is paraben-free and cruelty-free, too!

Cost: $29.95 a month

Recently Featured Brands: Wyldflower Labs, Nourish Naturals, LXMI, Dirty Lamb, Peony Cosmetics

Sign up for the Nourish Beauty Box!

Learn more by reading our Nourish Beauty Box reviews!

13. FaceTory Lux Plus Box

Facetory Lux Box Deluxe Review May 2019 - All Products In Box Top

Why We Love It: This subscription sends the latest and greatest of K-beauty straight to your door! Expect 3 full-sized skincare products, 3 sheet masks, and 1 specialty item in each box. Just interested in sheet masks? Try their sheet-mask-only subs: FaceTory 4 Ever Fresh and FaceTory 7 Lux.

Cost: $49.99 quarterly + free US shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

Recently Featured Brands: CL4, Yadah, Milky Dress, The Lotus, Banobagi

Sign up for FaceTory Lux Plus Box!

Learn more by reading our FaceTory reviews!

14. Vegan Cuts Makeup Box

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Why We Love It: Vegan Cuts keeps our makeup stash well-stocked, but because it’s quarterly, it doesn’t feel like we’re being overwhelmed with products. You can often pre-select your ideal color choices before your box ships, too.

Cost: $39.95 per quarter + free US shipping

Recently Featured Brands: You & Oil, 100% Pure, RealHer, Iconic Beauty Los Angeles, Aesthetica

Sign up for the Vegan Cuts Makeup Box!

Learn more by reading our Vegan Cuts Beauty Box reviews!

15. Switch 2 Pure

complete items from Switch 2 Pure June

Why We Love It: This cause-driven brand is dedicated to bringing 4-5 of the best of clean beauty products to you each month. We love their no-nonsense approach to healthy ingredients and effective formulas. This brand also donates a portion of their profits to children-focused charities.

Cost: $57.00/month + free standard shipping

Recently Featured Brands: Eco., Caley, Onne, Lauren B., PLANT, Priti NYC

Sign up for Switch 2 Pure!

Learn more by reading our Switch 2 Pure reviews!

16. So Susan Color Curate

Color Curate May 2019 makeup subscription review all contents

Why We Love It: If you love bright makeup from indie brands, this sub is a dream! Each month brings 4+ full-sized delights from smaller makeup brands in a custom bag. This subscription is 100% cruelty-free, vegan, and paraben-free.

Cost: $20.95 a month + free shipping

Recently Featured Brands: So Susan, Jelly Pong, Trifle Cosmetics

Sign up for So Susan Color Curate!

Learn more by reading our Color Curate reviews!

17. Medusa’s Make-Up Beauty Box

Medusas Makeup May 2019 makeup subscription box review all contents

Why We Love It: This indie gem is perfect for indulging your edgier side. Expect unique formulas in bold shades. All of these 4+ monthly items are vegan and cruelty-free and have a value of at least $40.

Cost: $16.95/month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

Recently Featured Brands: Medusa’s Make-Up, Love Byrd

Sign up for the Medusa’s Make-Up Beauty Box!

Learn more by reading our Medusa’s Make-Up Beauty Box reviews!

18. JoahBox

items in JoahBox june 2019

Why We Love It: This box features big value (around $100) and the latest and greatest in K-beauty. Expect effective formulas, adorable packaging, and products you can’t easily find anywhere else. All of the 5-7 K-beauty products in each box are shipped directly from Seoul, South Korea.

Cost: $35.95/month with free shipping. Save with longer commitments.

Recently Featured Brands: Thank You Farmer, Merry Monde, D’Alba, Pony Effect, Milimage

Sign up for JoahBox!

Learn more by reading our JoahBox reviews!

19. Oui Fresh

contents of Oui Fresh June

Why We Love It: From Emma and Elsie, creators of the much-beloved blog, A Beautiful Mess, comes an effortlessly cool, colorful box of clean beauty favorites. All formulas are non-toxic, and ingredients are always checked against the Environmental Working Group database.

Cost: $29.99 monthly, $24.99 with a 6-month subscription, or $19.99 with a 12-month subscription.  Shipping is an additional $7 a box.

Recently Featured Brands: La Bloom, Juice Beauty, HAN, Corson Beauty, Ursa Major

Sign up for Oui Fresh!

Learn more by reading our Oui Fresh reviews!

20. The Seasonal Discovery Box from Margot Elena

Why We Love It: Opening this box feels like a whole experience, and everything is so beautifully packaged! This box makes a great gift too, if you can bear to part with it. This box usually includes a mix of beauty, skincare, and lifestyle items and a total value of $200 or more. Expect surprises like art prints or stationery, each designed my Margot Elena herself.

Cost: $49.99 a quarter  + $6.95 shipping

Recently Featured Brands: Lollia, Tokyo Milk, Library of Flowers, Love & Toast, The Cottage Greenhouse

Sign up for The Seasonal Discovery Box from Margot Elena!

Learn more by reading our Margot Elena Discovery Box reviews!

21. Pearlesque Box

contents of march Pearlesque Box

Why We Love It: This subscription sources its contents from around the world, meaning you get to experience brands you’ve likely never heard of and beauty trends from around the globe. You might get a few deluxe-sized items in this subscription, but in our experience, each box contains mostly full-size goodies!

Cost: $39.95/month + free shipping

Recently Featured Brands: Franklin & Whitman, Honua Skincare, Modicum

Sign up for Pearlesque Box!

Learn more by reading our Pearlesque Box reviews!

Bonus Box Mention: FabFitFun

Why We Love It: Although this box isn’t strictly beauty and makeup, we just had to add it to the list because it consistently comes with multiple full-size beauty items mixed in with other fun accessories, wearables, and lifestyle items. Add to that the ability to customize your selection to include even more beauty or makeup goodness? Genius.

Cost: $49.99 per quarter

Recently Featured Brands: tarte, COOLA, Murad, Ouai, Korres

Sign up for FabFitFun!

Learn more by reading our FabFitFun reviews!

 

What is your favorite subscription for full-sized products?

 

Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

40 Comments

  1. I have been a subscriber to Boxy Charm and Boxy Lux for almost a year now and have seen the quality of each sub going down of both boxes for the past 6 months. I think it’s about time to give them up and try a new sub. FFF has been pretty good the past 2 quarters and they have GREAT customer service! Thanks for all the AWESOME information on other boxes Ladies! Have a wonderful fall 🙂 Angie B

  2. Need to keep an eye on FasionSTA!! They are brand new. Its $19.99 a month and you’ll get around $150 of full size name brand beauty items. I think they are going to grow really fast!!

    • I totally agree with you. Received 2 boxes so far and for 19.99 and no shipping and a retail value of around 150 your can’t go wrong. Their products are all full size and their customer service and the owner are amazing!

      • Regarding FashionSTA

  3. I like How to be a RedHead, I always get full sized products in every box.

  4. I want every single one of these boxes!

  5. Liz,

    does the Margo Elena box ever offer coupons?

    thanks for your great reviews!! 🙂

    • They did last year, but they haven’t yet this year. 🙁 I think a lot of people (including myself) un-subbed once their annuals purchased last year with a 20% off code ended this year, so hopefully with all of the cancellations they’ll offer another discount code to reel us all back in. 🙂

      • Thanks for the info, Luna! 🙂

    • I’ve used a coupon both years this sub has been available. The first year, it was during Black Friday and the second came in a GMA box. The fall box will be my last unless a coupon becomes available again. I signed up for this sub before I even knew what Margot Elena even was. At the time, hell even now, $149.99+ up front was/is a lot, when I had zero idea what to expect. I refuse to pay more the third year, then the first and second. It’s my favorite sub, I’d hate to lose it.

  6. Kind of surprised Beautyfix didn’t make the list

    • They don’t have all full size items.

  7. I’m glad to see that Pearlesque made the list!

    • Me too. Pearlesque and Boxwalla are my favorites. Oh and FFF. But not so much as pearlesque and Boxwalla.

  8. Kinder Beauty box! 6 months in and I love it! Great brands and all full size! You should add this box to the list. Plus it’s all clean beauty items for only $24 monthly.

  9. The vegan cuts makeup box is on here, but does their beauty box also send full size products?

    • Not always. If they do, it’s typically full-size products that are on the small side like eye/lip liners, lip balms/glosses/etc. I think they mostly include deluxe samples with maybe one or two full-size products.

    • Vegan Cuts Beauty is monthly, so you will see smaller sizes. Vegan Cuts Makeup is quarterly, so we get a little more spoiled!

  10. Speaking of hair care boxes, IMO, the best one a few years ago, for all hair types, was eSalon’s. I don’t know if it’s still around, or if it was DC’d. I got great prices and custom blended root touch up color ( My color has changed in the years since then but it was great at the time).

    • Esalon is still around. In fact I just colored my hair with an Esalon kit yesterday. They will send you, your first box for $10.

  11. ALL my faves are on the list, plus a few I’ve never tried. I need more $ to play!!

    The Organic Bunny Box looks fab, especially. Would love to see more full size K- beauty subscription boxes. 😉

    • I think a couple of k-beauty boxes that weren’t mentioned are Bomibox and Pink Seoul (both their regular & Plus boxes).

      Another green beauty box that wasn’t mentioned is Maple Blume. Also, British Beauty Box is all full-sized products too! Oh, and Mintd wasn’t mentioned either! These would fall into my “best” list anyways. 😉

      • Also Beauteque! Just had to cancel my sub to that because of product overload but it’s a great box!

        • Good call 🙂 I just said how I cancelled some subs in another post due product overload, but Beauteque keeps sending the emails with their 30% off subs offer, and I actually just saved their most recent email to ponder tonight. lol I’m going to have to look at past boxes for about the past 6 months to see what I think.

      • I just subscribed to the Beauteque Monthly Beauty Box. Not the mask one, as they aren’t my thing, but the one with multiple products.

        It used to be almost as great as the Memeboxes were. I hope it still is. 😉

        • It’s still great. I find I use more products from the beauteque box in my everyday routine than any other box.

    • Organic Bunny is super fun. I am always peeping over Marne’s shoulder while she is reviewing it!

      • Ugh…. my 6-month OB sub ends this month, and I’m super conflicted on whether I want to re-sub. I mean I WANT to resub, but I know I really shouldn’t. This was one sub I was planning on re-subbing to based on spoilers, but if my memory serves me correctly, once the spoilers are out (or the box is reviewed here) it’s usually too late to get that month’s box, so I’d be subbing blind. Decisions….

  12. Forgot that I love New Beauty Test Tube as well!

  13. That is a hard question which is my favorite. I recently got the Facetory quarterly box so that is favorite for K-beauty. I really like the Ipsy Glam Plus. Always a great value even if you only like 2-3 items. Boxycharm is the same if you only like 2-3 items for the price. You just can’t go wrong with any of these boxes.

    • Ipsy GBP is consistently SO good. I agree wholeheartedly about the value Even if I don’t care for multiple items, the value is still off the charts for the items I do, and the others make really great gifts.

  14. Cool post 🙂 Who knew there were at least 21 beauty boxes that included primarily, if not all, full size products! It makes sense when I read this post, but I still would never have guessed. 🙂

    Some other hair boxes that include full size products are Curl Kit & Curl Box. And Shtrands… but I’m not sure if they’re still around. I thought they closed.

    • I thought it would be a shorter list when I began, but I think it’s great there are so many with full sizes. I don’t know if I see full size hair products very often. Seems like a missed opportunity for sure.

      • Definitely! Curl Kit & Curl Box are really great boxes, but clearly they’re very hair-type specific. Shtrands was really good at its peak since they customized the box based on your needs & preferences, so it was a winner for everyone. I think in their last year they started to focus primarily on one brand, and that’s when I un-subscribed… and I think a lot of other people too.

  15. My favs have got to be.. in order
    Facetory Luxe
    Margot Eleana
    Ipsy Plus.
    Boxy charm… I am subbed for a year and really do not like the fact that we can’t skip a month or cancel future boxes and get a refund. Also do not like that you can only have one broken item replaced a year. If they package something wrong and it breaks, it should be on them every single time.

    • I have mad love for Margot Elena too Rhonda. Everything is so pretty. I admire that you got that fir of an ordered list. It would be really hard for me to narrow them down to just a few.

      • Been thru just about every single one of those subs. I’ve always tried at least 3 months of them with exception for NMNL.. so glad I only got one month of that. It felt like all dollar store items! Glad it didn’t make the list over any of the others. I do think Beauty Fix would be my next fav tied with Nourish. Also love an occasional FCS box. I’m able to take a step back now only receiving a couple boxes and all but one on pause due to relocation of citites and ponder on them all! Always love your reviews and you’ve helped me decide on quite a few and missing the ones I find a waste thank goodness to you!

    • Really? Wow! I have never had an item break with Boxycharm so I did not know of that policy. That is a horrible policy. I hope I never have to deal with broken items in my Boxycharm.

      • Yeah, I was kind of shocked when I found out. I’ve had two products arrived just crushed (I could tell it was purely due to poor packaging) and I just tossed them cuz I felt they weren’t worth using my one and only replacement. It looks like I placed Boxy Charm on my list as favs when actually I meant to say I dislike them the most. I just dont appreciate what I’ve seen from the owner and customer service. He has called Ipsy Plus out for things and he is no better than them therefore has no room to speak ill of Ipsy.
        It just comes down to ethics for me and I only like to purchase from ethical companies.
        Facetory I list as number one cuz their shipping and customer service rocks!

        • I agree about Boxy and the owner. It’s the most unethical subscription box company (or beauty product company period) I’ve ever seen other than the ones that have gone under without providing refunds. Boxy customer service is deplorable for many reasons, BC constantly uses bait & switch tactics/false advertising, the owner has actually lied in more than one of his videos (particularly in his “apology” video when Luxe first launched where he promised to make it up to the long time subscribers that got so cheated that day and not only because of technical issues), they’ve sent wholesale/damaged/expired/etc products several times, and they just absolutely do not value any business except new customers and influencers (not that they usually pay for their boxes). I’m not very active on social media so I wasn’t aware of his criticism of Ipsy Plus but that’s just ridiculous. I won’t deny they’ve made a few mistakes and their customer service is less than stellar at times but they are a much better company to deal with by far and in every way.

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