There’s no shortage of beauty brands out there, but if your goal is to experiment with as much makeup, skin care, and hair care as possible, how do you do it without spending a ton of money? Enter beauty subscription boxes, which are often available in one-, three-, six-, and 12-month subscriptions. These boxes offer the chance to try new eye shadows, cleansers, face masks, lashes, shampoos, and more, either as samples or full-size bottles. Here are some of the best beauty subscription boxes for both casual and dedicated beauty fans.
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$31/month and up from Cratejoy
Part beauty subscription box, part self-care session, TheraBox aims to pamper your body and mind, offering a happiness activity in addition to seven wellness products. A happiness activity might be a card prompting you to pour your favorite cup of tea, while beauty products could include a relaxation face mask, sculpting beauty bar, lip balm, or toner, with an average box value of $200.
$13/month and up from Birchbox
Birchbox was at the forefront of beauty subscription boxes when the company launched in 2010, and it’s been a popular option among cosmetic lovers ever since. Customers can tailor their subscriptions to their own interests, receiving samples of hair care, skin care, makeup, and more. Each box features four to six samples, as well as tips and tricks on how to use them.
$35/month from Amazon
Designed specifically for people of color, this beauty subscription box is packed with self-care products for skin, hair, and overall wellness. Each month features a curated selection of full-size and deluxe products, from collagen coconut shower gel and muscle soothing bath salts to bouncy curl hair cream and period support capsules.
$28/month and up from Cratejoy
Like your beauty with a side of spirituality? Each monthly Goddess Provisions Box comes with cr
ystals and tools aimed at spiritual growth, as well as aromatherapy, superfood snacks, and natural beauty products. Five to seven products are included in each box, which might include items like a turmeric spice facial mask, gratitude face serum, tarot cards, and sleep drops. Boxes ship between the 1st and 15th of each month.
$36/month and up from Tribe Beauty Box
This beauty subscription box comes with at least five on-trend products, all valued at over $125. So, what’s in the box? Subscribers might find eye shadow palettes, brow gel, makeup brushes, and mascara from brands like Beautyblender, Luxie, Gerard Cosmetics, and others. Choose from a bimonthly, three-month, or six-month subscription.
$21/month and up from Glossybox
Packaged in a pink box and tied up with a ribbon, Glossybox features five beauty products delivered to your door each month. Find face masks, moisturizers, eye shadows, hand creams, and more in each shipment, a value of at least $75 in total. Payments can be made monthly or in advance.
$12/month and up from Cratejoy
K-Beauty, or Korean Beauty, has a dedicated fan base that seeks out the latest products touting glowing, hydrated skin. If you’re part of that following, look to one of Sooni’s three beauty subscriptions: Sooni Mask Pouch, which focuses on masks; Sooni Pouch, which offers additional skin care; and Sooni Mini Pouch, a miniature version of Sooni Pouch. Products are all full size or deluxe size, and some of the masks are brand new to the Korean market.
$23/month and up from Kinder Beauty Box
Valued at more than $120, the Kinder Beauty Box highlights vegan, cruelty-free products from brands like Osea Malibu, Earth Harbor, Derma-E, and Pacifica. Each monthly box features five to six products — including two to three full-size ones — and can be purchased as a one-, three-, or six-month subscription. Previous boxes have included a lip treatment kit, face salve, and hair elixir.
$11/month and up from Cratejoy
If lips are your favorite feature, consider a subscription to Lip Monthly, which features four full-size lip products every month. Products might include lip gloss, lip balm, lip scrubs, lipsticks — if it’s meant for your lips, this makeup bag will likely have it. You can even customize your shades to ensure the products work best for you.
$13/month and up from Ipsy
Makeup and skin care collide in Ipsy’s monthly beauty bag, which you can customize based on a quiz about your skin tone, eye and hair color, familiarity around beauty products, skin concerns, and other questions. The glam bag features five new product samples every month, from liquid eyeliner and exfoliating solution to bronzer and eye shadow palettes.
$24/month and up from Cratejoy
This award-winning beauty subscription box prioritizes vegan and cruelty-free products, touting at least four deluxe or full-size products in each box that total $60 to $110. Boxed goods range from soaps to serums to face masks, and are expertly curated to ensure that every product is 100% vegan and free of parabens and other harmful chemicals.
$25/month from Dermstore
If you’re already a frequent shopper at Dermstore, subscribing to the online store’s monthly subscription beauty box might make total sense. Each box includes full- and travel-size products worth at least $100, with products spanning skin care, hair care, and makeup from leading beauty companies. Some of BeautyFIX’s past boxes have included Eye De-puffing Gel from Dr. Brandt and HydraMatte Moisturizer from PCA Skin.
$28/month and up from BoxyCharm
Unlike many of the other beauty boxes out there, BoxyCharm lets you choose one out of the five full-size products to act as a box’s “base.” First-timers will also take a beauty quiz that helps personalize the box, resulting in products from companies like Glow Recipe, MAC, and Sunday Riley. If you love your base box, you can upgrade to a premium or luxe option for even more skin, hair, and makeup products.
$15/month and up from Petit Vour
Another entry into the vegan beauty space, Petit Vour is a beauty subscription box featuring four plant-
based and non-toxic products. To customize the monthly deliveries, subscribers can create a profile detailing hair, skin, and makeup preferences, which are then reflected in a box worth $50 to $85. Any product reviewed on the site can help subscribers earn up to 400 PV Points (or $4) each month, which can then be spent at Petit Vour.
$14/month from Cratejoy
Lash lovers, take note: LashyBox is all about the eyes, with an emphasis on high-quality, reusable lashes and eye makeup delivered each month. Choose from four boxes: Full Size, featuring three to six pairs of lashes and one to three makeup items or tools; Soft Glam, highlighting natural lashes; The Drama Box, centered around dramatic lashes; and LashyBox XL, a bigger version of the full-size box.
$7/box from Walmart
Walmart has a beauty box — who knew? Shipped four times a year, the box contains seasonal trends and samples from beauty brands sold at Walmart. Before signing up, customers can take a survey about skin tone, skin concerns, hair type, and other topics in order to receive a package tailored to their specific needs.
$16/month from Scentbird
Scentbird is for beauty fans who delight in finding perfumes for all occasions. With each monthly delivery, subscribers will receive a brand new designer fragrance in 8mL bottles, or roughly 140 sprays. Fragrances come from brands like D&G, Tom Ford, Clinique, Prada, and more.
$23/month from Allure Beauty Box
The beauty magazine Allure is known for having its finger on the pulse of beauty trends, so who better than its editors to curate a beauty box? Each monthly package arrives with at least six products valued at $100 or more, including at least three full-size items. Past products have included an overnight serum from L’Occitane, day cream from 111 Skin, and a deep conditioning mask from Briogeo, plus other new and trendy skin, hair, and makeup finds.
$23/month from Amazon
Calling all redheads! There’s a beauty subscription box just for you. Named, appropriately, How
To Be a Redhead, the monthly box features “redhead-friendly” beauty items. In addition to hair products, subscribers will find eye shadow palettes, lipstick, sunscreen, and lotion, which have all been tested on — and approved by — redheads.
$40/month and up from Cratejoy
If bath time is sacred to you, take a look at Bath Bevy, a beauty subscription box focusing on bath and body goods. Each monthly shipment contains items like bath bombs, bath salts, soap scrubs, and bubble bath. Don’t have an actual bathtub in your home? Bath Bevy is available in a tub-less version as well, so you can still score products to use in the shower.