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Subscription Beauty Boxes

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With a subscription, you can have a beauty box sent to you that arrives full of fun and useful health and beauty products, from makeup to skincare to shampoo.

Maybe your beauty regimen needs a boost, or you’re not sure what to choose among the vast array of products out there. Perhaps you’re a beauty pro who wants to add something new to your repertoire – or maybe you just like getting cool things delivered to your doorstep. Whichever is the case, there’s a beauty box for you. Here are a few popular options.

1. FabFitFun

Arriving four times a year, FabFitFun’s seasonal boxes offer a broader take on health and beauty products, to include such fashion and wellness items as slippers, plant seeds, and duffel bags – in addition to makeup and skincare options. Every box comes with eight full-sized items, three to five of which you get to pick out yourself. FabFitFun provides various perks to members, including free shipping, along with workouts and makeup tips on FabFitFun TV.


Highly customized, IPSY boxes are based on a get-to-know-you questionnaire that you fill out to specify your physical traits (eye color, hair color, etc.), as well as your preferences (Do you wear foundation? Prefer neutral or “adventurous” eyeshadow colors?). Choose from full-sized or sample-sized, and you’ll get five items sent to you in an attractive makeup pouch that you can use again.

3. Birchbox

With a mission to be approachable and user-friendly, Birchbox offers products that fit their “beauty casual” theme. Like IPSY, Birchbox asks you to fill out a questionnaire in order to send you better-suited products, which include five sample-sized items selected by beauty experts. They also allow you to customize your monthly boxes, including offering “clean beauty” options if you want to avoid certain ingredients. Subscribers are eligible for discounts and free gifts.

4. BoxyCharm

Each of these boxes comes with at least five full-sized beauty items, from mascara to moisturizer, lipsticks to liners, creams to cleansers. BoxyCharm also offers makeup tips on their social media channels, so you can learn how to put their products to maximum use. Pick from three product levels and prices – including basic (with five products), premium (includes six items), or luxe (eight products) – as well as monthly, three-month, six-month, or yearly subscription options.

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