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With so many beauty boxes available in the market, and new ones getting launched almost every month, choosing one can be a bit of a struggle.

Not to mention, we’re all faced with one very simple question—Are beauty boxes really worth it? Do we really need someone else to curate beauty products for us? Can’t we make that simple decision on our own?

Well, beauty boxes aren’t about filling up on your monthly supplies, they’re about experimenting with new beauty products which you might not have even heard of, or never thought about trying.

Also, what you get are sample sized luxury products which usually cost a bomb when you buy them in full sizes, so why not try them out first?

Here are the six best beauty box subscriptions you need to try ASAP.


mage: Glossy Box

GLOSSYBOX provides a monthly supply of luxurious products in travel, deluxe, and full sizes. Each GLOSSYBOX is personalized according to the customer’s skin, age and hair type. You can expect brands like Lancôme, Benefit, Toni & Guy, and Bvlgari.

You can either choose to get monthly, quarterly or yearly subscriptions. The company automatically charges your credit card once in four weeks. You can cancel quarterly or yearly subscriptions, but you won’t get your money back.


Especially meant for girls with natural curls, curlBOX arrives filled with amazing hair products each month. Whether you have naturally wavy hair or serious curls, you’ll find something in the curlBOX that’s perfect for you.

Each beauty box has 5-7 travel and full sized products from brands like Ouidad, Carol’s Daughter, and Brown Butter. You can also expect to find hair tools occasionally. Shipping in the U.S. is free, and you can cancel anytime.



Probably one of the most famous beauty boxes out there, BIRCHBOX is affordable and each of the beauty products are carefully curated according to the big questionnaire you fill online.

Each box has about 4-5 products in varying sizes from brands like Kiehl’s and Kerastase. They also occasionally team up with other brands and celebrities to create specially curated boxes. With just $10 a month and free shipping, this is definitely a great deal.


Image: Dermstore
Image: Dermstore

If you like to focus more on skincare than makeup or hair care products, then you should definitely give BeautyFIX a try. You start with a very extensive questionnaire, which has been carefully crafted so that the company can send you products that perfectly match with your skin type.

Each month, you’ll receive eight travel and full sized products from brands like Vichy and DDF.


Image: Julep
Image: Julep

Curated for the nail polish addicts, the Julep beauty box comes with new nail polish colors and nail products to keep your manicure and hands fresh and healthy.

The best part of this beauty box is that every month on the 20th you get a detailed list of all the products in the next month’s beauty box in the mail. If you don’t like them, you can just choose to skip the beauty box for that month.


ipsy beauty box is all about luxury beauty sample products, but you’ll also get a new makeup bag each month—hell yeah!

Along with a themed makeup bag, you also get five sample and travel sized products from brands like Smashbox, NYX and Two Faced. While $10 per month might be a steal, it’s important to note here that there aren’t many luxury brands available with this.

Which beauty box are you currently subscribed to? And tell us, which beauty box are you dying to try?!