IPSY is a monthly subscription that sends 5 sample products with usually one or two full sized products mixed in. Its $10 a month and comes with a cute, custom designed makeup bag every month. Its a great way to discover new products without a big investment. There is a huge range of brands, from drugstore to high end. Ipsy has a survey that you fill out to figure out what will best suit you, and when you review your products every month, you get points towards free bags and items in their store.
Play By Sephora is a $10/ Month box that offers 5 deluxe beauty samples, directly from the stores shelves, plus a BONUS perfume sample! They also offer a mini mag that has tips and tricks for how to use the products they sent out. They also send out a play card that allows you to go in to a store for a one on one tutorial, once a month!
Walmart Beauty Box Is one of the absolute best values out there. Its $5 every quarter, or three months. You receive a season oriented sample box of items from haircare to makeup, and the makeup is generally full sized. The items are sometimes a hit or miss on the color scale as there is no beauty survey you take, But we have been pretty happy with what we have seen so far.
Target Beauty Box is great, when you can get a hold of it. You need to follow the Target Style Facebook page to see when it goes on sale, and even then, it comes out very sporadically. We follow a couple of other blogs with exclusive info about when it comes out. It recently went up to $10.00/Month or so (depending on when they have one come out, it was seasonally, but lately its been every month) from $7.00 about every three months. The stuff we have gotten has been really good, and the products are usually full sized, unless its haircare, then it comes in the travel size. This is not a subscription, you need to keep checking in order to get it and even then, you have to jump on it because it sells out really fast. We keep a look out because sometimes there are really great products and it comes with a high value, but for some, its not worth the effort of trying to find it. Update: The last few have not been worth it for us.
The Allure Beauty Box is curated by the beauty editors at Allure Magazine. It is a monthly compilation of 6 or more samples of products that the editors fell in love with that month. It is $15 a month, but they are currently running a special of $5 off your first month!
From the website: So, what will you find in your Allure Beauty Box each month? At least six deluxe-size product samples from major brands and innovative newcomers that our editors deem the best of the best. Plus, you’ll also get a special-edition “mini magazine” chock full of the most trusted product reviews you’ve come to expect from Allure.
Fit Fab Fun is a quarterly subscription box that specializes in beauty and wellness products. It comes out every three months and always has a TON of goodies in it. We really like this box, and for over $200 of goodies, the $49.99 price point is perfect.
For now, these are what we are subscribed to, but as things change in the future, we will let you know!