Looking to expand your beauty repertoire? Beauty boxes—monthly deliveries of hand-picked skincare, haircare, and makeup products—offer a great way for you to try new goodies while staying within your budget. Here are a few of our favorites.
Billed as a Korean beauty box, BomiBox is actually quite a bit more versatile than it sounds. The items within come from Japan, Taiwan, and Korea, and with one or two full-size items per month, it’s a fantastic value.
Review: “I absolutely love this box! Such great products and you definitely get more than your money[‘s] worth. Their packaging is amazing and I absolutely love how they try to incorporate a lot of different K-Beauty items for you to try out. I haven’t splurge[d] on buying products from other K-Beauty site[s] since subscribing to Bomibox.”
BeautyFIX costs a little more than some of the other boxes on this list, but it gives you a lot of bang for your buck. For less than $25, you’ll get innovative, professional-quality haircare, skincare, and makeup products. If you’re looking for a premium beauty box, start here.
Review: “BeautyFIX is a monthly subscription box that features over $100 worth of beauty products, hand-selected by an elite team of beauty pros.”
The Benevolent Beauty Box serves up a selection of cruelty-free items. Everything’s full-size, and for only $15.95 per month, you get an excellent array of guilt-free skincare and haircare items.
Review: “The June box was a real surprise. I felt a little hesitant when I first opened it, but the makeup selection works so well together. I’m not good at picking stuff out for myself. It was fun to try everything on and see it all come together. Really a well curated box. I love that there’s always skincare items too.”
This beauty box has a pretty specific target market, but that’s what we love about it: Every item complements red hair. That means that you won’t receive anything that could dull or detract from your naturally lustrous locks.
Review: “Every month when I received my box in the mail, I was thrilled to open it to see what surprises were inside. Of course I did not or could not use all the products, but the box allowed me to get out of my comfort zone and try new things. As we all know finding red head products [is] so hard….this made it easier. Thank you! “
This low-price subscription gives you samples of makeup, skincare, or fragrance products. Respond with what you liked and what you didn’t in your Play! profile, and you’ll receive selections tailored specifically to you. Play! is a great way to find your new favorite products without spending a fortune.
Review: “It’s only $10 a month and you receive 6 decent sized samples. I like trying new products so I’m always really excited about the box. Considering I’d usually be spending $30+ to try out these products without the box, I think it’s definitely worth the money. All of these samples last a while too. I’m still using all of the products from the May box and my June one is arriving today.”
The Orglamix box is a bit pricey, but for good reason. Everything in the box is handmade, vegan, and cruelty-free. Use your luxury makeup products with a clear conscience. What’s even better? For every box sold, Orglamix provides a meal to a child in need.
Review: “Using cruelty-free beauty products is the best remedy to look beautiful and young. It is also good to know what to use and when to use them. These beauty products are easy to use and also friendly to apply.”
7. Bulu Box
Bulu Boxes help you look beautiful from the inside out. Great-tasting treats and healthy supplements will make your skin glow and boost your energy. Earn points for completing surveys after trying samples. When you find a product you love, redeem points for money off of corresponding full-size products.
Review:”Bulu boxes are full of items related to health, fitness, and diet. A typical box might contain vitamins, supplements, energy drinks, healthy snacks, sports creams, and personal care items. The subscription is only $10/month and well worth it!”
Beauty and Bling provides an assortment of prestige brand makeup along with a bracelet or two. It’s not cheap, but it’s a great way to sample high-end products without committing to full-size versions.
Review: “I love the boxes! The subscription boxes come with a nice amount of items and it’s very inexpensive. I really love the bracelets, they’re so unique and cute. I would advise everyone to subscribe!!!!!”
Sabbatical boxes deliver between two and four of their famous artisanal beauty products every month. These handcrafted, small-batch samples contain high levels of active ingredients that make your skin glow.
Review: “As a longtime user of Sabbatical Beauty products, I can vouch for the potent effects of these incredible skincare products. But getting them in a subscription box from CrateJoy has really amped up the happiness I experience in trying new and different products every month.”
Birchbox may be old news to some, but they continue to surprise us with a great selection of products. They’re also one of the few subscription services that lets you choose one of your monthly products.
Review: “I’m also relatively new to Birchbox and am really enjoying the service! It’s a great way to discover products that you might not otherwise ever know about. I love looking forward to and receiving my new box each month. I find the price to be reasonable for what you receive and like that there are opportunities to rack up points for product discounts. I think this service is very much worth it, especially for Beauty Junkies, which is what I am!”