Top 10 Beauty Boxes

Top 10 Beauty Boxes

Monthly Beauty Sample Programs

Beauty Boxes
  • Beauty Boxes
  • beauty army
  • MyGlam
  • birchbox
I’ve been a monthly subscriber to Birchbox for over a year now. The way it works is you take a questionnaire to determine your beauty style, and the company sends you a beauty box with four to five luxury samples each month. The monthly subscription is affordable and low-cost at only $10/month, and you can cancel at any time. In fact, I liked Birchbox so much that I joined another sample subscription company called MyGlam, which is also $10/month. So now I receive two beauty boxes per month, and I love how I can sample and try new brands in all areas of beauty from skincare to eye shadow. Lately, however, I’ve noticed that there are new beauty boxes sprouting all over the Internet. As much as I’d love to join them all, it just isn’t practical. Plus, by the time I spend all of my money on several beauty boxes, I could have just as easily gone to Sephora and indulged in buying full-size products. So I decided to create a list, and here’s what I came up with. I think that I’ll keep Birchbox and MyGlam, but I’d love to try the New Beauty Test Tube, Beauty Army or even The Look Bag!


Cost: $10
Time Frame: Every month
Box Includes: 4-5 deluxe beauty samples based on questionnaire that you fill out in the beginning
My Personal Feedback: Makeup brands are high-end, boutique quality. Many of them are not available in mainstream beauty retail stores such as Sephora and Ulta, so I appreciate the exclusivity and individuality of the brands offered. Great range of products from skincare to hair. Special discounts on products that you are sent in box.

Cost: $10
Time Frame: Every month
Box Includes: 4-5 deluxe beauty samples (sometimes even full-size product), recommended by top YouTube makeup artists Michelle Phan, Andrea’s Choice, Bethany from MACBarbie, Promise and Jessica Harlow. Also based on questionnaire that you fill out in the beginning.
My Personal Feedback: Very makeup oriented, but also includes some skincare.

Julep Maven
Cost: $19.99
Time Frame: Every Month
Box Includes: $40 worth of new, never before released *NAIL * colors and treatments

Cost: $15
Time Frame: Month
Box Includes: Eco-friendly, green monthly sample subscription. Chic brands and still natural and good for you.

Beauty Box 5
Cost: $12
Time Frame: Every month
Box Includes: 4-5 samples of a variety of makeup, skin care, fragrances and everything in between! Some of their brands include Freeman, La Fresh, Weleda, Pur-lisse and Rosebud Perfume Co.

New Beauty Test Tube
Cost: $29.95
Time Frame: Every 3 months
Box Includes: Deluxe or full-size samples of coveted, high-performance luxury products and the latest issue of NewBeauty magazine

Cost: $6.99 (every 2 months) or $12.99 (every month)
Time Frame:
Box Includes: Healthy and beauty samples from natural brands. Special discounts for products given. More free samples for submitting reviews on products.

Beauty Army
Cost: $12
Time Frame: Every month
Box Includes: Choose up to 6 beauty samples every month. The only beauty box that actually lets you pick your own samples. Industry experts pick the brands, so you get the best in beauty. Also, the company boasts of their premium packaging.

The Look Bag
Cost: $10
Time Frame: Every month
Box Includes: 5 luxury product samples from high-end brands every month that are based on your beauty profile. Brands are chosen by Celebrity Beauty Therapist and Eyebrow King, Damone Roberts. As a member, you receive 20% off of every purchase of any product in their online boutique,

Beautyfix by Dermstore
Cost: $49.95
Time Frame: Every season (maybe every 3-4 months – the FAQ says that they’ll announce it and everyone will get it at the same time)
Box Includes: Handpicked beauty items based on your profile and questionnaire. Each season you’ll also have the opportunity to customize your kit before it ships. That way, you’ll always know what you are getting up front.

Curious which boxes are popular outside of the US? Here’s a list of international beauty boxes (unfortunately not yet available in the US), but they’ve received FABULOUS REVIEWS!

In the UK: Boudoir Prive, Carmine, Beauty Box, She Said Beauty
In Canada: Luxe Box, Glymm, Beauty Box 5
In Australia: Lust Have It, GlossyBox, Bellabox, I Love This Box
In Europe & Certain Countries: GlossyBox, JolieBox

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@mrsbrooks I am currently in ipsy.I know this is like so late I am so sorry. :( But thought I would share what I think of ipsy, I have been in ipsy for 2 months now. I am quitting after I get the October bag because my sample came 1 quarter full! But yea I like ipsy but will try birchbox. This comment has been removed.
Love your article,very informative! My ONLY thing is, I'm surprised you didn't mention Ipsy's monthly(free shipped) Glambag.If for some reason you havn't, I wish u'd check Ipsy out&Maybe even tell your readers you were turned onto yet another great! Luv your stuff,KellyTaylor* This comment has been removed.
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I really like ipsy because u can always see what u are getting in the box once a r This comment has been removed.
there is another one out there love to hear from someone what they think of ipsy , i am tempted on trying them. This comment has been removed.
I remember reading your article about Birch Box before, but the one that also includes makeup seems like a good choice as well. This comment has been removed.
I like the idea of picking my own samples in Beauty Army! This comment has been removed.
This sounds like such a good way to try different products. I will have to look into it! This comment has been removed.
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