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Every beauty aficionado has a beauty box subscription (or three). There’s no better way to test out the latest and greatest from all your favorite brands—and at a fraction of the cost. From lipsticks to sheet masks to everything in-between, these boxes really deliver.
Read on for our picks of the best beauty box subscriptions, so you can find the right match for you.
Play! By Sephora
Think of this monthly beauty box as Sephora delivered right to you. One of the more affordable boxes, the selection of beauty products is impressive—and in addition to the six samples, you’ll also receive a pass for 50 bonus Beauty Insider points and exclusive beauty tutorials and videos.
Birchbox was one of my first-ever beauty box subscriptions—and it just keeps getting better and better. The assortment of products caters to almost anyone, from makeup to skincare to hair care. Choose an already-curated box or go ahead and hand-pick one of your samples and have the rest picked out by Birchbox.
BeautyFIX by Dermstore
If you’re a skincare devotee like I am, you’ll appreciate this skin-centric beauty box. Created by Dermstore—one of our favorite online retailers for everything beauty—this monthly box features a slew of anti-aging, moisturizing, strengthening, and plumping formulas chosen by beauty experts. And don’t worry—they also include makeup and haircare products, too.
Each month, you’ll receive a curated box of five standout products that feature ethically-sourced quality ingredients. With a pretty intense vetting process, all the products included in each beauty box are carefully selected with their ingredient standard in mind. This means you’ll get beauty products that are clean and safe—exactly how we like it.
We love that this box is all about customization. Pick one item in your box every month, plus test foundation swatches for certain products to ensure it better matches your skin tone.
The best part about this beauty box is that every product included is cruelty-free and vegan—making it the perfect subscription for those wanting to discover under-the-radar, ingredient-conscious brands making (ethical) waves in the beauty industry. Plus, you can earn up to 400 PV Points ($4) each month just by reviewing your beauty box items.