The Best Beauty Subscription Boxes to Try Now

January 21, 2021
By: | by L'Oréal
8 Best Makeup Subscription Boxes Under $30
If you’re a product hoarder, you know that testing out all the new makeup, skin-care and fragrance launches can get expensive. So instead of adding every new eyeshadow, serum and foundation to your cart, consider signing up for a makeup subscription box instead. These monthly beauty boxes, which get delivered right to your door, allow you to test out a curated assortment of makeup products at an affordable price. To help you decide which subscription service is right for you, we’ve rounded up our favorites, below.


With a variety of different options at various price points, Ipsy is great for customizing a plan that works best for you. With a minimum of five products (for $12 a month), you’ll have the chance to test out the newest products to hit the beauty scene. Plus, each box is customized to your personal beauty preferences.


If you’re perfume-obsessed (who isn’t?), a Scentbird subscription is a must. The fragrance and cologne sampling service gives you the chance to test out new designer scents for just $14.95 a month. Your scents will be delivered to your door in reusable 8mL bottles that you can recycle with every order.


An OG on the subscription box scene, Birchbox is perfect for anyone who wants to try a sample-sized product before they commit to purchasing. The $13-a-month-box is customizable, so you can cater boxes specifically to your beauty preferences and lifestyle. They offer limited-edition boxes, too, that can be purchased on their own, like the Birchbox Limited Edition Spa Day Beauty Box, which includes everything you need for a day of at-home self-care.


This beauty box has a reputation for offering high-value beauty products and chic packaging. For $18 a month, you’ll receive five or six beauty products, selected by the GlossyBox team, that include everything from perfumes and jade rollers to new lip glosses.


Boxycharm strikes the perfect balance between products you know and love and indie beauty buys that should be on your radar. These boxes come with five full-size items and your choice of a free give for $25 a month. Plus, the Boxycharm community gives you exclusive access to tutorials on social media. 

Allure Beauty Box

If you want to test out the products beauty editors are loving ATM, subscribe to the Allure Beauty Box for just $23 a month. With this box you’ll receive a mix of at least three full-size products and three deluxe samples. You can expect to find indie brands like Osea in addition to popular brands like NYX Professional Makeup and L’Oréal Paris.


If you’re a sheet mask stan, signing up for Facetory is a no-brainer. The beauty box delivers a curated assortment of sheet masks every month for just $19.99. You can also opt for a seasonal box of Korean beauty skin-care products for $49.95. 


Petit Vour

For beauty enthusiasts who prefer vegan beauty products, we recommend Petit Vour. It’s a subscription box that delivers an assortment of four to five natural and vegan products for $18 a month. If you want to test out a few more products, sign up for the PV Plus Box. It delivers five to seven products for $25. 
Photo: Petit Vour

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