If you are all about trying the latest beauty launches, you might want to invest in one of the best beauty subscription boxes available. Aside from keeping you up to date with beauty news, it’s super fun to receive one at your doorstep each month – almost like the online shopping you forgot you did.
Every beauty subscription box service is unique, meaning you can choose between the type of box you receive — skin care, hair care, makeup, or a mixture of the three — and whether or not it’s perfectly curated for you. Snagging some incredible deals at Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty is great, but a subscription will also give you the opportunity to test, try, and discover new brands and products without spending hundreds or looking for specific sales at your favorite retailer.
Whether you’ve been looking to discover new K-beauty, clean, or Black-owned beauty brands, are on a mission to find the best products for your natural hair, or trying to treat yourself with some luxury products, we have rounded up the best beauty subscription boxes that you can sign up for now.
Birchbox (aka. the OG and most popular beauty subscription box) will always hold a place as a tried-and-true favorite. For $10 a month, you’ll get five sample products from tons of different beauty brands like Ouai, Kiehl’s, Bumble & Bumble, and many others. The products you get on your Birchbox are travel-sized, so you can easily throw these into your carry-on in a pinch—without worrying about whether they’re TSA-approved.
What makes Ipsy unique is the way the beauty products are chosen. The monthly subscription box is carefully curated by beauty experts and pros and includes deluxe size samples or full-sized products, depending on which subscription you opt for. All the products are high-end and include popular luxury brands like Kate Sommerville, 111Skin, R+Co, Tatcha, and Benefit Cosmetics, to name a few. With the three different subscription options, ranging in price from $13 a month to $55 per quarter, you can choose just how much you want to treat yourself. Did we mention that each month also arrives in an adorable (and sometimes limited-edition) makeup bag?
Did you know that Allure Magazine, the global beauty authority, has both an IRL store in NYC and a monthly subscription box? For just $23 a month, the Allure Beauty Box is arguably the biggest bang for your buck and includes six products with at least three full-sized ones. Not to mention, there is also free shipping within the US and some amazing subscriber perks — like a new member gift and exclusive members-only discounts and events!
If you love splurging on high-end beauty products, GlossyBox is definitely worth checking out. Each month, the British import sends you a few mini-sized beauty products and often a full-size item (or two) to test out, so you’ll surely discover some new favorites. The best part? You can choose a month-by-month payment or opt for a three, six, or 12-month option to save some coins.
Skin care lovers, rejoice! With a subscription to BeautyFIX, subscribers receive a monthly package filled with six full and deluxe travel-sized skin care goodies from high-end brands like SkinCeuticals, First Aid Beauty, La Roche Posay, and more. The box itself is worth $100 (or more) and costs only $25, so you’ll truly get to experience some incredible brands without breaking the bank. Plus, if you decide you need one of the products in your routine, you can purchase the full-size version at a discounted rate. One thing to note: You do have to pay shipping for the first box, but after that, it’s completely free.
Attention K-beauty lovers! Beauteque is just the subscription you’ve been searching for. Receive six full-sized K-beauty products each month — including options from skin care, makeup, body, and hair care — and discover exclusive products that you won’t find in any other subscription box. A double win.
Founded by women of color, this bi-monthly beauty box is packed with five full-sized products from indie and female-owned beauty brands. Each box is valued at over $128 and always includes one skin care, skin prep, eye, and lip product, along with a unique beauty tool. You can have add-on products from all-time favorite brands like Glossier and Beauty Blender, among others.
This Black-owned beauty subscription box was created with women of color in mind (although there are options for all skin tones). After signing up, you’ll take a skin care quiz to receive a box that’s customized specifically for you and your skin. The products in each box are free of the industry’s top 20 toxic ingredients, so you can rest assured knowing your skin is a top priority. If that sounds intriguing, you can opt to purchase the box one-time or as part of a subscription.
Let’s be real: Perfumes are one of the trickiest beauty products to purchase. Not only are they a splurge, but they often also require you to wear them for at least one full day to get the full experience. Enter: ScentBird. For under $20, you’ll get the opportunity to try out one 140 ml fragrance (or roughly 140 sprays) without making the commitment of purchasing a full-sized perfume. It’s a fabulous way to play around with new scents and try your hand at discovering your signature scent.
If you’re someone who doesn’t spend enough time practicing self-care, you’ll adore Therabox. Every box contains a mirage of ways to take time for yourself with wellness goodies like aromatherapy, clean beauty, and more. Plus, each month has a different theme, so you’ll never receive two of the same!
Your hair struggles just got a lot less difficult thanks to The Curl Box. On your quest to achieve the curls of your dreams, you’ll also get the opportunity to explore and try new hair products to see what works best for you. Not to mention, it only costs $25 and you’ll get to experience four or more new products.
There are endless skin care options available so, sometimes, it can be difficult to find the best picks for your skin. However, there’s no need to fret — FaceTory has got you covered with its quarterly subscription box. Each delivery includes 10 to 12 products, ranging from sheet masks to full or travel-sized beauty, and aims to help keep your skin in tip-top shape. Every season’s box arrives with a helpful companion guide, too, to help you utilize every product to its maximum potential.
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