Subscription Beauty Box Breakdown: Which One’s Right For You?

Subscription beauty box services are all the rage these days, and for good reason! What’s better than a little surprise gift delivered to your doorstep? To help pick the right box for you, we’re sharing five of our current favorites. 

FabFitFun ($49.99/season): Just like its name states, this box is filled with everything fab, fit and fun! It’s packed with lifestyle, fashion, beauty and wellness products that are expertly crafted four times a year, depending on the season. What sets the FabFitFun box apart from the rest is that it only features full-size products, and a lot of them! Special tip: Check out its Facebook page to see influencer collaborations because they normally offer a discount code!


Ipsy ($10/month): Ipsy is the best beauty box for makeup fanatics. The company sends a mix of five sample and deluxe-size samples of beauty products each month, most of them being makeup-centric instead of skin or haircare. You might even receive a full-size product every once in awhile!

Birchbox ($10/month): Birchbox is a monthly delivery of five sample-size beauty products. While Ipsy features a lot of makeup, Birchbox provides a wider range of beauty products in each box. Once you receive your first box, you’re able to log into your account and select one of the products that will be in your next box. This is a cool, unique feature to Birchbox and something its subscribers really love.

Glossybox ($21/month): Glossybox differs from other beauty boxes because it features a curation of niche, high-end and emerging beauty brands. If you’re looking for beauty that’s new and luxurious, this is the right service for you! Three of the five products are full-size, which means you can really get a good trial out of them. Past brands have included Kora Organics, Vichy and Pureology.

Mishibox ($19.95/month): Are you curious about the world of Korean beauty? If so, this is the box for you. It’s delivered monthly and features five to six popular Korean beauty brands in each box. The products range from full-size to deluxe samples and always tackle a variety of common skincare needs.


Play! by Sephora: This monthly subscription service offers so much more than just the items that arrive in the box. In addition to the five deluxe beauty samples inside a collectible bag, inside every beauty box is a Play! Pass, which you then bring in to the store and redeem for 50 bonus Beauty Insider points and a one-on-one custom tutorial. This monthly service also gives you access to subscriber-only events, as well as exclusive video how-tos, tutorials and tips on how to use the products in different ways.

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