Beauty Subscription Boxes You Won’t Regret Trying

March 21, 2022
Jazmine A. Ortiz
By: Jazmine A. Ortiz | by L'Oréal
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If you’re a product hoarder, you know that testing all the new makeup, skincare and fragrance launches can get expensive — not to mention, take up a lot of space. So, instead of adding every new eyeshadow, serum and foundation to your cart, consider signing up for a beauty subscription box. 

These monthly beauty boxes, which get delivered right to your door, allow you to try a curated assortment of makeup products at an affordable price. Keep reading to discover which beauty subscription service is right for you. 

Walmart Beauty Box

Obsessed with Walmart just as much as we are? There’s a way to try before you buy. You heard us: Simply sign up for the Walmart Beauty Box and seasonal samples from the best beauty brands sold at the retailer will show up at your doorstep four times a year. The best part? Each box costs only $6.98, which includes shipping! 

Cocotique Beauty Box

If you’re a woman of color, you know the struggle of finding beauty and hair care products that work for your skin tone and hair texture all too well. Founded by a Black woman, Cocotique will send five to eight beauty, self-care and lifestyle products picked specifically for the unique needs of WOC for $25 each month. (Psst, if you buy in bulk, you can get a discount.)


With a bunch of different options at various price points, Ipsy is great for personalizing a plan that works best for you. With a minimum of five products (for $12 a month), you’ll have the chance to try the newest products to hit the beauty section. Plus, each beauty subscription box is customizable to match your personal preferences. 


If you’re perfume-obsessed, a Scentbird subscription is a must. The fragrance and cologne sampling service offers you the chance to spritz designer scents for $14.95 a month. Your scents will be delivered to your door in reusable 8mL bottles that can be recycled after every order. 


An OG to the beauty subscription box scene, Birchbox is perfect for anyone who wants to try a sample-size product before committing to a purchase. At $13 a month, you can either pick a box catered to your needs or opt for a limited-edition box, like the Birchbox Limited Edition Spa Day Beauty Box, which includes everything you’ll need for a day of self-care at home.


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


Boxycharm strikes just the right balance between products you know and love and indie beauty buys that should be on your radar. The subscription beauty boxes come with five full-size items and your choice of a free gift for $25 a month. 


Those with curls, coils and kinks will love this affordable way to receive hair products by established brands, while also getting introduced to up-and-coming ones. Every month, subscribers receive four or more quality hair product samples in their beauty box for $25.

Allure Beauty Box

If you want to test the products beauty editors are loving ATM, subscribe to the Allure Beauty Box for $23 a month. With this box, you can expect to receive a mix of at least three full-size products and three deluxe samples. You’ll find indie brands like Tower 28, in addition to popular brands like Youth to the People and L’Oréal Paris.


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

Petit Vour

For beauty enthusiasts who prefer vegan beauty products, we recommend Petit Vour. It’s a subscription beauty box that delivers an assortment of four to five natural and vegan products for $18 a month.


Created by celeb makeup artist and Stila founder Jeanine Lobell, this sustainable subscription postcard will arrive each month, featuring five different makeup looks. In addition to swatches of the products used in each look, every postcard comes with unique QR codes that take you directly to easy-to-follow tutorials so you can try out each one right at home.

Additional Reporting: Caitlyn Martyn, Design: Juliana Campisi

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