Beauty / Cosmetic / Makeup

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*Beauty / Cosmetic / Makeup* Boxes

~Ambition Box: $15/month.  Ambition Box is a brand new monthly beauty box which will deliver 4-5 sample products tailored just to you.  Ambition Box does not have a working website and does not appear to be in business any longer.  

~Angel Beauty Box: $20/month.  Angel Beauty Box members receive a monthly delivery of 5-7 beauty product samples.  ABB bills itself as an innovative, fun and affordable way to  cosmetic, hair, fragrance and skincare products for women of color from established and emerging brand names.

~BeautyArmy: $12/month. BeautyArmy is a personalized beauty sample subscription service that allows you to select up to six luxury beauty samples each month.

~BeautyDNA: $25/month. Each month BeautyDNA allows you to discover a product that is perfectly suited for you. Along with your full-size product you’ll receive a customized report telling you exactly why they matched you with that product.

~Beauty Box 5: $12/month. BB5 is a monthly subscription service that delivers a sample box of all things beauty. You’ll receive 4 – 5 samples of a variety of makeup, skin care, fragrances and everything in between.  (You can read my Beauty Box 5 reviews here).

~Beauty Fix$49.99/quarter.  Based on your beauty profile, Beauty Fix’s panelists handpick a large selection of products they know you’ll love for that season.  Based on their selections, you pick eight of the products which will be included in your box.  Beauty Fix has joined Blush Mystery Beauty Box and is no longer offering their own service.

~Beauty Joy: $15/month. Beauty Joy is a monthly subscription service which delivers hand-curated jewelry, one full-sized beauty item and 2-3 deluxe beauty samples every month.

~Birchbox: $10/month. With Birchbox, you will receive 4-6 hand-picked beauty and lifestyle samples, delivered to your door each month.  You can review the samples you receive on a monthly basis to earn points in their shop. (You can read my Birchbox reviews here).  

~Black Girl Beauty: $20/month.  Black Girl Beauty is a subscription based online beauty product sampling service that specializes in finding the products which make women of color look and feel their best.  Each month you’ll receive a collection of 4 to 6 luxury, boutique and brand name beauty products delivered to your door.

~Blue Velveteen: $10/month.  Blue Velveteen is a brand new cosmetic subscription box. Each month you will receive five deluxe size or full size makeup or beauty products. Products included may be from cult beauty brands, new releases from favorite brands or just other products they love. As of October 2014, Blue Velveteen appears to have closed their doors.

~Blush Beauty Box: $24.95/month.  Each month, be offering a different blush Mystery Beauty Box, featuring mostly full- and (some) travel-size products worth at least $100.  Products are handpicked by their panel of beauty experts, so you know you’re getting only the best.

~BOXYCHARM$21/month. BOXYCHARM is an online beauty subscription that surprises you each month with name-brand beauty essentials.  Each month, you will receive a beautifully crafted box with 5-6 full-size beauty items. (You can read my BOXYCHARM reviews here).

~Brazen Cosmetics Friends With Benefits: $15-$25/month.  With the Silver Membership, each month you’ll receive an unreleased/limited edition lip gloss, plus 3 exclusive shadows of eye shadow and exclusive discounts on Brazen cosmetics.  You can also opt for the Gold or Platinum Memberships which will provide you with even more goodies. (You can read my Friends With Benefits reviews here).

~COCOTIQUE: $20/month. COCOTIQUE is a deluxe box subscription service for women of color and diverse ethnicities. Each month COCOTIQUE sends a specially curated box filled with 5-6 deluxe sample size and full size beauty and lifestyle products.

~The Cora Lee Box: $25/month. The Cora Lee Box includes a selection of trial sized beauty products, cosmetics, and styling tools that are innovative and fresh on the market. Boxes will also include small token items that are indispensable to the modern day “on the go” lifestyle.

~Discover with Marta: $144/year.  Receive 6 personally curated and exciting deluxe skincare & haircare sample collections per year (i.e. you’ll receive bi-monthly boxes).  Discover with Marta specializes in sending the best anti-aging beauty products on the market.  (You can read my Discover with Marta reviews here).

~e.l.f. Cosmetics Beauty Bundle: $26.94/bi-monthly.  Every eight weeks you will receive an assortment curated by e.l.f.’s expert makeup artists which includes their best products shipped right to your door.

~From the Lab: $25.90/month.  Each month, you will receive a full, 30-day supply of one, two, or three products from one of three categories: Skincare, Hair Care, or Color Cosmetics. Every product that you receive is a luxury product, not yet available on the US market, with a projected retail value of $40-$200.

~Glam Box: $14.95/month. Glam Boxes are filled with 4 samples and/or one additional product or accessory. Their Diva Glam box will contain a mixture of products that including makeup, hair care, skin care, nail polish, and beauty accessories. Glam Box has closed their doors.

~GLOSSYBOX: $21/month. Each month you’ll receive a curated box of 5 luxury travel-sized beauty products for you to lather, blend, soak, spray, buff, and groom. Indulge and experience luxury at its finest.  (You can read my GLOSSYBOX reviews here). 

~ipsy (formerly MyGlam): $10/month. Each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using. (You can read my ipsy reviews here).

~Joli Visage Beauty Secrets Club: $39.95/bi-monthly. Six times a year, subscribers will receive the “Award Winning” Joli Visage Skincare Beauty Box which includes $110.00 in products in every box. The items included are typically a mix of deluxe, travel and full size products.

~Kismet Box: $23.95/month.  Kismet Box is a monthly subscription box that allows you to make your own beauty products with their DIY kits! Every month is a new project with supplies & step by step instructions.  Kismet Box does not appear to be operating at this time.

~Le Métier de Beauté Beauty Vault VIP: $29/month (must pay upfront for an annual subscription).  At the beginning of each month, the Le Métier de Beauté experts will send you a carefully curated full-sized product or assortment of products shipped right to your door.  The Le Métier de Beauté subscription service is not being offered at this time.

~Le Métier de Beauté Monthly Kaleidoscope: $225/season. Starting in April 2014, you will receive you an exclusive limited edition Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope, each month for three months. The Kaleidoscopes in the program will be Face, Lip, Blush or Eye – custom developed and designed by the Le Metier de Beaute Make Up Artistry team.  Spots are limited.

~Lip Factory Beauty Kit: $22/month. Lip Factory Inc is an exclusive, affordable, makeup subscription service. They provide the easiest and most economical way to explore the makeup brands that you have always wanted to try and deliver new brands and color palettes to your door each month. (You can read my Lip Factory Beauty Kit reviews here).

~LipMonthly: $10/month.  LipMonthly sends you a curated box of lip gloss, lipstick, lip balm and / or lip stain and aims to help you discover all the best products on the market.  (You can read my LipMonthly reviews here).

~The Lipstick Crate: $33 – $40/month. The Lipstick Crate is a subscription-based lip beauty program. Depending on the subscription level selected, you will receive a crate filled with 4-6 products every month. Their service provides full sized products that are a mix of luxury, commonly known brands, and niche brands.

~The Look Bag: $12.95/monthly. The Look Bag is a monthly beauty sample club where, for $12.95 per month, Look Bag members receive at least 2 full size and 3 deluxe sample size beauty products from both well-known and emerging beauty brands each month.  As of January 2012, The Look Bag has discontinued operations and are issuing refunds to current subscribers.

~Loose Button Luxe Box: $26/quarterly. Luxe Box sends 7-8 trial sized beauty and lifestyle items every season.  Boxes are curated by Loose Button’s beauty editors and are customized to match your beauty profile and preferences.

~LoveLula Beauty Box: ~$30/month (must pay in 3-month increments or annually). LoveLula Beauty Box offers you the option to try the best in natural and organic beauty products delivered directly from the U.K. Products in the boxes contain no SLS’s, no Parabens, no EDTA’s and definitely no animal testing and is a great way to test and sample new and exciting products.

~LuckySquare: $54.99/quarter. LuckySquare is a subscription box which allows women of color a new way to discover beauty products. Every 3 months, LuckySquare will surprise you with a box filled with 5-6 luxury full size beauty products right to your door.

~Luna for You:  $9.99/month.  Luna for You is a monthly beauty product subscription service.  Each month you will receive 5 to 6 beauty samples and full-sized products along with personalized accessories and coupons.

~Madd Cat Monthly: $12/month. Madd Cat Monthly is a subscription box that includes a mix of 4-6 full-sized/deluxe sample-sized beauty products from Madd Style Cosmetics. These products are hand-picked by the brand creator, Mo Love, and sent directly to your doorstep each month.

~The Maz Box: $25/month. The Maz Box is a monthly subscription to the cutest and most fascinating beauty products from popular Korean brands. Each month you will receive 5-7 full sized products, such as (not not limited to) skincare, makeup and nail art in every box.  (You can read my The Maz Box reviews here).  The Maz Box is no longer offering a subscription box service.

~Mugler Addict: $50/year.  When you sign up for Mugler Addict, you’ll receive deluxe and trial sizes of Thierry Mugler must-haves and new fragrance creations delivered to your doorstep each quarter.

~MuseBox: $29.99/bi-monthly.  MuseBox delivers a hand picked selection of 5-6 beauty products bi-monthly to give you the best in the latest trends.  Brands will include well known favorites and up and comers!  (You can read my MuseBox reviews here).

~My Big Day Box: $18/month.  My Big Day Box bills itself as simply the best beauty subscription service out there!  Each month you will receive 4-5 samples and products from skincare, haircare, dental, fitness and makeup industry brands.  My Big Day Box is no longer in business.

~My BrownBox: $20/month.  My BrownBox is subscription beauty service for women of color.  Every month, you’ll receive a box containing 5-6 beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples from both up-and-coming and well known brands. Each delivery will include a mix of categories, as well as lifestyle items.  My BrownBox is no longer in operation and their website indicates that they are in the process of bringing something new subscribers.

~My Kandy Box: $12.95/month.  My Kandy Box is a fun monthly beauty box service.  Each month you will receive 4-5 different items such as makeup, hair products, accessories,  jewelry, skincare, nail polishes, perfume samples and so much more. My Kandy Box has closed their doors.

~NewBeauty TestTube: $38.90/Semi-Monthly. TestTube is a one-of-a-kind sampling program created by NewBeauty magazine that allows you to try a variety of the best beauty products before you invest in them. Every three months, you’ll receive a sleek box filled with deluxe and full-size samples of coveted, high-performance luxury products.  (You can read my NewBeauty TestTube reviews here).

~Olfactif: $18/month.  Olfactif offers unique, hard-to-find fragrances. Born out of artistic vision, curated for you, and delivered to your door every month.  When you purchase a full-sized bottle of a fragrance during the month that it’s featured, they’ll refund the $18 you paid for that month’s collection.

~OneRadiant:  $12/month.  OneRadiant is a monthly skin care subscription service. Each month, they will send you 4-5 deluxe samples monthly, handpicked by our experts and dermatologist-reviewed for your skin type.

~OnyxBox: $25/month. WEAREONYX.COM is the first one-stop online beauty destination dedicated to Black Women. Their OnyxBox is a personalized beauty sample membership service that sends you 4-6 luxury beauty samples each month. You are able to choose one of the samples from a curated collection and the rest will be a surprise.

~Our Shade of Brown Pillow Box: $10/month.  Each month you’ll receive 4 or 5 samples of amazing beauty products tailored to women of color. You’ll get anything from foundation to nail polish and it will be something worth having!

~Sample Society: $15/month. Every month you’ll receive 5 deluxe-sized samples from well known brands, a $15 monthly gift code to redeem on a $50 purchase – when any product from the brands you sampled is included in your order, an exclusive mini-mag filled with tips and beauty news from the editors of Allure and a bonus one-year subscription to Allure magazine ($12 value). (You can read my Sample Society reviews here).

~Scentbird: $14.95/month. Scentbird is a monthly fragrance subscription service. Each month you will receive an 8 ml purse spray of any fragrance of your choice (enough perfume to apply daily for a whole month) along with a custom perfume atomizer which arrives in your first box to protect your perfume. Scentbird has over 300 fragrances to choose from and if you opt not make a selection they will send you their monthly featured scent.

~Spa Heroes: $39/month. Spa Heroes delivers one expert selected “Hero Product” to you at an exclusive value – a price not found anywhere else. Products included retail for $50 to $100 and are free from “Villian” (i.e. dangerous) ingredients.

~Starbox: $15/month. Every month, you’ll receive a box filled with 3-4 FULL SIZED pieces of makeup, hair product, or accessories by STARLOOKS. Each month will include a different mix of product types including colors, styles, formulas, etc.

~Walmart Beauty Box: $5/season. Each Walmart Beauty Box contains sample beauty products and tips on how to use those and other items sold at Walmart and on Boxes are shipped each season (Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter) and aims to help refresh your beauty cabinet. $36/month. Each beauty pack is based on your personal style profile and contains 3-4 full-size top-quality items that are curated by professional makeup artists and stylists. (You can read my reviews here.)

  • Katie

    have you ever received a sample society box?? thinking of getting one but wanted to hear your opinion on it, i always seem to agree with all your reviews on other stuff!

  • Kelsi Simpson

    There is a new code for glossy box… “Fun” gets you a free zoya polish!

  • Kristin Lockwood

    @Katie – I used to get Sample Society! I really liked it! I just had to chill out on my subscription box addiction, so I canceled all the ones that were for me and kept only the kids boxes. ;)

  • Erin

    I’ve never received any boxes, but I’d like to start! Which box would say is/was your favorite?! (I’d like to subscribe to one for me – 20 something female – and one for my 2 pups.)

  • Denise @ What the Schneck

    looks like’s website has launched. someone commented on my instagram about them and I went to their site to check it out, just wanted to let you know :)

  • Jennifer


  • Chelsea

    I don’t know if this is something you are interested in doing…but maybe mark which boxes don’t deliver to AK and HI…Glossybox does not deliver to either. Just a thought.

    PS: Love your site

  • Jennifer

    It’s totally on my To Do List!

    And thank you!

  • Sarah

    This one is from Australia. You have to purchase a VIP membership to get the boxes down to an affordable price.It is $25 Aus, but then their boxes are $19.95/month and all your shipping from boxes to purchases from their store are free to ship. Plus you get members only prices and discounts!

  • Jennifer


  • Sarah

    This was just released today – Top Box Limited Edition – $40

    You need to check this out!!

  • Jennifer

    Oh goodness, that looks amazing! Do they ship to the US?

  • sarah

    Yes, they do ship to the States. They have a regular monthly box for $12 as well…so definitely worth checking out.

  • Jennifer

    This is going to be hard to pass up!

  • Cheyenne

    I just placed 2 orders from 2 boxes not listed here. Julep is offering their box free you just have to pay for shipping (2.99) and fab,fit,fun-VIP that does quarterly boxes (45) do you have either of these reviewed or am I just missing it? LOVE LOVE LOVE your reviews

  • Jennifer

    Yep I get both of those! Julep is listed under “nail” and fabfitfun is under “lifestyle”! If you click on the “reviews” tab you can see everything I’ve ever done a review on.

  • Shirrel

    The link for My Brown box doesn’t appear to work :(

  • Jennifer

    Thank you! I will get that updated!

  • Shirrel

    I don’t think the Our Shade of Brown pillow box is still active. None of the links on their website go anywhere.

  • Jennifer

    Thank you! I will get it updated!

  • Kirsten Saetes

    This company has little to no customer service. Some people receive boxes some don’t, after three months of being charged and receiving no customer service response plus not receiving any of my boxes I canceled. I now have to dispute charges with my bank as they do not have a contact number and they do not respond to customer service emails. The pictures I have seen looks as if they get their products from the dollar store.
    Buyer beware! Review their FB page and you will see that this is a major issue for many who subscribe.

  • Kirsten Saetes

    LUNA for YOU is the company