Macy’s Beauty Box vs Allure Beauty Box vs Lookfantastic
BOX BASICS: All four subscriptions are about $15 per month, so it’s easy to draw comparisons. All three of these beauty boxes also ship out 4-9 samples.
CUSTOMIZATION & VARIATION: There aren’t really any customization for these boxes.
Macy’s Beauty Box ($15 per month!)
- Makeup Bag
- MAC Liptensity Lipstick Sample Card in Doe, Smoked Almond, & Mulling Spices.
- NudeStix Intense Matte Lip & Cheek Pencil In Belle ($18?)
- Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream ($8.25)
- CHANEL La Creme Main Hand Cream ($5.50)
- Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix ($23)
- Tory Burch Perfume ($2)
Total Value: About $55
This subscription always includes a cute bag plus a $5 coupon and that’s already a win. For the total retail value of $55 this month the box was a good value. Although they still have a lot to keep up with, especially when it comes to item selections, they still did a pretty good job this month! (But how odd were those MAC lipstick samples?!)
Of Note: Includes $5 coupon for Macy’s Beauty
Allure Beauty Box ($15 per month!)
- Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Champagne Pop ($19)
- Morphe Pro M433 Firm Blending Fluff Brush ($6 plus shipping, or $21.99 on Amazon)
- Dior Diorshow Mascara ($4.32)
- Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser ($3)
- Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer ($6.48)
- Oribe Matte Waves Texture Lotion ($6.18)
- Baublebar $20 Gift Card!
Total Value: About $80.97
Allure’s December selection is an assortment of usable and season-appropriate makeup items. This box had a value of around $44.98, although the value goes up when you use the selling price of the Morphe brush on Amazon and the Baublebar coupon, making it $80.97.
Lookfantastic Beauty Box (~$22 per month!)
- Bubble T x Look Fantastic Bath Bomb Fizzer (£4.99, about $6.71)
- Polaar The Genuine LapLand Cream Lip Balm with 3 Arctic Berries (£8.50, about $11.42)
- Hydra-Activ Smart Nutrient Day Cream HA+ (£16.08, about $21.61)
- Gatineau Youth Activating Beauty Serum (£62, about $83.32)
- Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser ($32.95)
- MDM Flow Lipstick in Bossy (£15, about $20.16)
Total Value: About $176
This month’s Lookfantastic box had a great selection of items. They threw in a good amount of skincare items along with a lovely nude lipstick, and there was even a bath bomb you can use for some relaxation.
Of Note: While this box is $22 per month it has free worldwide shipping and if you subscribe to a year you’ll get it at $15 per month (plus you don’t have to pay upfront!). Always a mini Elle magazine plus a nice mix of UK beauty brands. Sizes are smaller but if you don’t live in the US & are willing to pay for a year upfront, this is a great choice!
Allure did it again! Who doesn’t love great makeup items that you can use all season long? Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a total monthly surprise, Lookfantastic is still a unique choice. Macy’s just keep on improving somehow – but still missing a wow factor unless you’re a beauty bag addict. I know they can get there soon, but they need to continue keeping up!