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There's no greater feeling than watching your mailman deliver a long-awaited package to your door. But what's even better is re-living that feeling every month when you open your monthly beauty subscription box full of new products. Beauty subscription services are perfect for product junkies and commitment-phobes alikes. Here, peruse the 25 best subscription services your money can buy.
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Blak Box delivers all of your favorite black-owned brands right to your doorstep. "We started BlakBox Co. with the idea of connecting black women to products formulated especially for them by companies who truly understand their unique needs," the brand explained on its site. Each month, subscribers can discover new brands and re-up on their holy grail products.
For the K-Beauty lovers out there, Beauteque's monthly box features full-sized trending beauty products from Korea and Taiwan. Face masks, face mists, face serums—it's all there.
So Susan's monthly box is full of vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free products that fuse skincare and makeup. For $20, monthly subscribers get seven products to choose from and can choose a monthly subscription or jump ahead and subscribe to the six-month option.
Sephora Favorites Luxe
Sephora's longtime beauty service Play by Sephora is shutting down to make room for a brand new service: Sephora Favorites Luxe. The new box will feature six samples from high-end brands like La Mer, Viktor & Rolf, Keratase. It officially launces on April 28 for Rouge Sephora Beauty Insider members, and April 29 for everyone else for $25. Later down the line, Sephora will introduce "Hello," which includes five samples for $10 and "Pop" where customers will get six new and exclusive products for $15.
BeautyFix by Dermstore
You already run to DermStore for derm-approved skincare and beauty products, so why not sign up to get full and trial-sized versions of said products delivered to your doorstep each month? And these aren’t just under-the-radar finds: we’re talking Boscia, Oribe, Tocca and other elite beauty brands.
Natural hair products are expensive, and there’s nothing worse than buying a bunch only to discover that none of them actually work for your hair. For $20 a month, CurlBox gives subscribers quality hair samples from both established and up-and-coming brands to make your natural hair journey easy peasy.
Medusa's Makeup Box
Another great assortment of vegan beauty, Medusa’s Beauty Box proves that vegan beauty doesn’t have to look dull. You can choose from the skincare box or beauty box, or build your own with products ranging from a face serum to purple chrome eyeshadow and scarlet red lipsticks.
You’ll never get tired of your GlossyBox, which arrives in a baby pink package that reveals five beauty products that will make you the envy of all your beauty-obsessed friends.
Instead of receiving a box every month. TestTube ships every other month. Each “tube” comes with eight full-sized and travel-sized products and tools from your favorite brands, including Amika, Virtue, Curology and more.
You already shop in Walmart for your favorite drugstore beauty buys, so the store did you a solid and put them all in a box that ships every season (January, March, June, and October). The only thing Walmart asks of its customers is to pay $5 for shipping-—that’s it.
Petit Vour curates a box of the four best vegan, cruelty-free makeup, skincare, and haircare products for subscribers each month. If you decide to leave a review, you can earn 400 points each month that can be spent on Petit Vour’s website or saved for later purchases.
Calling all K-Beauty lovers! The Kiyomi Box is an easy way to stay on top of all the K-Beauty trends and products and each box comes with up to six K-beauty products delivered bi-monthly.
If you’re a sheet mask connoisseur, this box is for you. Facetory’s subscription box delivers an assortment of sheet masks to your doorstep each month. You can choose the 7 Lux plan, which gives you seven sheet masks, or Lux Plus, with 10-12 K-beauty products.
The Beem Box
Celebrate (and discover) a wealth of black-owned brands with The Beem Box. Every two months, a box is sent out with a carefully selected collection of products that are sure to make you “beem” with joy.
Technically this isn’t a true beauty subscription, but each month Target curates a collection of beauty goodies to test out, from false lashes to whitening toothpaste.
Cocotique’s monthly box features a curated collection of five to eight beauty goods that cater specifically to women of color. Palmer’s, Eden Body Works, Lotta Body, and other natural hair favorites have been included in past boxes.
Investing in a good fragrance means you’ll likely have to spend a pretty penny. Scentbird makes your life a little easier by offering customers one fragrance to test out each month, which can be refilled for free.
Vegan Cuts highlights the best vegan brands in beauty and skincare, hand-selected by the brand’s expert to ensure each product is free of any harsh chemicals and are cruelty-free. Nothing better than products that make you look and feel good.
You don’t have to wait until Black History Month to support black businesses. Each quarter, the Ujamaa Box introduces customers to black-owned brands from all over the world. The box isn’t limited to beauty; past boxes included hot sauce, candles and tea cups alongside African black soap and hair clips.
$75/every three months
BoxyCharm knows being tied down isn’t fun. That’s why it gives subscribers different levels and add-ons to choose from. BoxyCharm is the basic membership, but if you’re looking for more premium and “luxe” skincare and makeup brands, you can upgrade to BoxyCharm Premium or BoxyLuxe. No matter what level you choose, each box comes equipped with full-sized products. Past boxes have included Tarte, Too Faced, Smashbox, Ofra and more.
Whether you’re a beauty expert or newbie, Birchbox’s monthly box features a good mix of cult-favorite brands and under-the-radar picks in sample sizes. If you fall in love with a particular product, you can purchase the full-size version and Birchbox will ship it for F-R-E-E.
The best part about buying beauty from Macy’s is walking away with a handful of samples. Now, those samples can come to you every month for just $15. Macy’s’s Beauty Box comes with five samples and a cute makeup pouch for the traveling beauty junkie or beauty expert looking for the newest products.
FabFitFun users don’t get a box each month, but the company makes sure you’re set for each season. Every four months, FabFitFun sends out a box of up to 10 full-sized products, from beauty to wellness to fitness.
$49.95/every four months
Ipsy uses the data collected from the personality quiz each subscriber takes to create a box full of full-sized products you’ll actually use. You can test out new offerings from Oribe, Tarte, MAC, Too Faced and more, plus you get a cute makeup bag.
Finding the perfect lip shade can be a daunting experience, but Lip Monthly’s subscription service makes trying on lipsticks fun again. Every beauty bag features four to five lip products—lipstick, liquid lipstick, lip balm, lip gloss, etc. You’ll be a lipstick hoarder in no time.
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