Best Beauty Box Sample Services to Try Before You Buy

Beauty Box Sample

I subscribe to several different monthly beauty box sample services so I thought I’d put together a list of what I consider to offer the best for your money. It’s always a nice treat when you get these nice surprises in your mail box each month.

Best Beauty Box Sample Services

Beauty Army – Complete their beauty profile to reveal your nine personalized products. You can select up to 6 beauty samples for only $12 per month. You can re-take your beauty profile at anytime to see a different selection. You can skip the month at anytime. You receive your products within 8 to 10 days of your selection.

Julep Maven – Take the Julep Maven style quiz which helps select colors that are SO YOU. You will get to see your style profile with at least two nail polishes and other beauty favorites that are chosen just for you. Your introductory box will ship within 3 business days. Monthly subscriptions are only $19.99 with at least $40 worth of products handpicked to suit your style.

Birchbox – You will receive 4 or 5 deluxe samples mixed with luxury and niche brands like Nars, Stila, and Weleda. Plus, you’ll get an included treat – a nonbeauty product. The cost is $10 per month or $110 per year. You answer questions about your age, hair, and skin so they can select the best products for you.

BeautyBar – Join their Sample Society and receive deluxe-size samples from high-end brands like StriVectin, Oscar de la Renta, and more. You’ll also get a booklet of beauty tips from Allure editors, subscription to Allure, and a $15 coupon good at The cost is $15 per month. Your box is customized by questions asked about your hair, skin type and tone.

GlossyBox – Receive 5 exciting travel-sized beauty products every month with this international style box. Choose your subscription plan and create your beauty profile. Monthly subscriptions are $21 per month.

Ipsy – Watch product tutorials from their sylists and fell members. Sample amazing products tailored to you before you commit to buying. You can save up to 70% through members only offers from your favorite brands. Receive a Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products each month for $10 per month.

Total Beauty Collection – Receive the ultimate beauty goodie bag full of trial size cosmetic samples. There is no monthly subscription fee. You select the beauty bag you want with no subscription strings attached. Beauty bags range from $15 to $29.99.

Beauty Fix – Based on your beauty profile they will handpick a large selection of products they know you’ll love for that season. From the panelists’ selections, you will choose the 8 products you want to receive for $49.99 plus free shipping.

Beauty Box 5 – Receive a monthly Beauty Box with 4 or 5 samples with items like makeup, skin care products, hair care products, fragrances, and a few other surprises. The cost is $12 per month or you can select from quarterly or yearly to save.

I love birchbox, Julep Maven, and beauty army. Do you use any of these monthly subscription services? If so, what ones do you recommend? Or, do you know of any not listed here?

Beauty Box Sample

Best Beauty Box Sample Services

Melanie Kampman

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  1. I’m on the Ipsy waiting list, so I’m not sure about that one. I’m subscribed to Beauty Bar but wasn’t impressed with my first box. I figure I’ll give them another shot because your first box usually isn’t as good as subsequent boxes. I love Julep! The polish is great, one coat and dries fast! Awesome. I started the Starlooks but haven’t received it yet so I don’t know about that one yet. I haven’t heard of Glossy Box or Beauty Army. I’ll have to check them out. Thanks =D

  2. I always wanted to try these, but I am scarred that I will get something I won’t like. For each box you received, did you like each one of them?

  3. I’ve tried a few of the subscription boxes and I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of items I received. I love that I can “try before I buy” the larger containers at the store.
    Honestly, I didn’t know there were so many services that offered these boxes, thank you for putting the list together.

  4. I have been really “not feeling” my current cosmetics and eager to try new things – sounds perfect for me!

  5. I’m one of those people who love makeup, but I rarely wear it. I always surprise my hubby when I put it on…he is amazed. lol

  6. I would love to sign up for one of these subscription service boxes, but I just don’t think I have the money to risk spending on a box full of stuff that I might enjoy, whereas I’d rather purchase something I will definitely make us of or enjoy.
    Though if there was a subscription service that was strictly perfume related, I would contemplate it. I feel like there are so many perfumes out there and I want to find a few that I can keep yearly as signature scents.

  7. I am not much of a subscriber for stuff as I try to live a very minimalistic lifestyle however your review looks very complete and informative for those that like to receive packages with beauty products and perfumes.

  8. i didn’t know all these existed!! I won’t do any of these myself we don’t usually have that much extra cash but it can save money of you use a lot of beauty products!!! i would rather get a box of goodies for 10 to 15 dollars a month rather than pay 7.00 for eyeliner and 8.00 for mascarra. plus at least 10 for foundation!!! it seems cheaper

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