Like I have said time and time again, I love makeup. And when you are on a budget you can't afford to risk an expensive purchase on a product unless you know you will love it, and your body won't have a weird reaction to it. So the best way to go about this....a beauty subscription box. And there are a ton of them. You get a box of deluxe samples each month with most subscriptions. I have tried two but there are others I want to try. How about you guys? Have you tried any makeup subscription boxes?
I had a year subscription to Glossy Box and I loved it. The only reason I stopped was to save for a house. I never had a box I did not like. I got some really great products. And the box your samples comes in is so cute.
Price: $21/ month
Product count: 5 Luxury Beauty Products (usually when a shampoo and conditioner are involved that counts as one. Some beauty boxes count that as 2.
Brands involved: Kryolan, Benefit, Be a Bombshell, Batiste, Butter, Ciate, Carols Daughter, etc.
I have not tried ipsy but I want to. I have a few friends that have ipsy and love it. They get some really awesome bags. Instead of a box you get a makeup bag of products. If you are into YouTube makeup gurus you should know this is Michelle Phan's company. So every month one of her YouTube guru team members puts out a how to video on the products in your bag that month.
Product Count: 5 Deluxe Samples
Brands Involved: NYX, Crown Brush, Pacifica, Glamglow, Urban Decay, bareminerals, Benefit, etc.
Now Birchbox had good boxes and bad. I have other blogger friends that do Birchbox and lately they have gone kinda down hill. Their samples are more on the meh side. Things like foil packets, tiny samples, over used samples. But there are some boxes that you can get some really awesome things. They are just the most iffy of the boxes.
Price: $10/ month
Product Count: 5 "deluxe" samples
Brands Involved:Cynthia Rowley, Smashbox, Benefit, Anastasia, Mally, etc
Sample society is put on by Allure. I have not seen this box, I don't know anyone who has this subscription but browsing their past boxes they look pretty awesome.
Price: $15/ month
Product Count: 5 deluxe samples
Brands Involved: Murad, butter, dermalogica, Bamboo, Ciate, H2o, etc.
Popsugar is not just a makeup subscription you get a whole bunch of other things. Food, home decor, clothing items. I want this box as well. I watch YouTube videos on what is in these boxes. I get super jealous. The boxes are chuck full of amazing products. I know one time they had Kate Spade makeup bags. They were freaking cute! They are more expensive but you get more things, and better quality things. They also have baby boxes, and bridesmaid boxes. They have the cutest boxes!!
Price: $39.95/ month
Product Count: about 7 products
Brands Involved: Benefit, Stila, Rachel Zoe, Tea Forte, Barr Co.
Labels: beauty subscription, makeover monday, makeup, products