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 options for these boxes. Everyone typically receives the exact same items, although sometimes Allure Beauty Box has variations.
Macy’s Beauty Box ($15 per month!)
- Makeup Bag
- Michael Kors Sexy Ruby ($2.75)
- Clinique + Jonathan Adler Pop Lip Colour in Nude Pop ($15.40)
- Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Bawse ($12)
- Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash ($7.20)
- Ahava Deadsea Water Mineral Hand Cream ($9.17)
- philosophy Pure Grace Nude Rose Body Lotion ($1.48)
Total Value: About $48
This subscription always includes a cute bag plus a $5 coupon, and that’s already a big advantage. The lippies they sent this month fall under our favorites because they are all lightweight and well-pigmented. The samples are great too, like the sexy Kors scent. With a total retail value of $48, Macy’s definitely started the year right!
Of Note: Includes $5 coupon for Macy’s Beauty
Allure Beauty Box ($15 per month!)
- Sunday Riley C.E.O Rapid Flash Brightening Serum (Full-sized! $85)
- This Works In Transit Camera Closeup ($18.30)
- THE ONE by Frederic Fekkai One And Then Some Dry Texturizing Spray ($2.25)
- Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in Rosewood ($11.20)
- Rodial Smokey Eye Pen in Brown (Full-sized! £17, around $23.63)
Total Value: About $140.38
Allure Beauty Box always sends a nice assortment of items with something for everyone. For this month, they included a nice eyeliner and a really useful hair product, but the coolest thing of all is that they featured an $85 full-sized product! The box we reviewed had a value of around $140.38, but keep in mind that Allure variations this month and your value may be higher or lower depending on which items you receive.
Lookfantastic Beauty Box (~$22 per month!)
- Monuspa Warming Ginger Body Oil (£7.64, about $10.88)
- Korres White Tea Facial Fluid Gel Cleanser ($1.63)
- ESPA Pink Hair And Scalp Mud ($5.40)
- Balance Me Congested Skin Serum (£5.97, about $8.50)
- ModelCo 3D Lash Primer ($8)
- Erno Laszlo White Marble Emulsion ($65.93)
Total Value: About $92.34
This month’s Lookfantastic box included a nice selection of skincare products, plus a hair care item and even a lash primer. The subscription remains a great way of discovering new UK beauty items to love!
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!
We’re loving all the boxes this month! Macy’s is doing a good job in keeping up with other beauty boxes, and Lookfantastic is not bad either. However, Allure is still the first on our list because they never fail to bring something extra on the table.They included a full-sized product costing many multiples of the entire box! Things are getting exciting and we can’t wait for next month!