Best $15 Beauty Subscription Boxes – August 2019

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It’s the Macy’s Beauty Box vs Allure Beauty Box vs Lookfantastic showdown!

Macy’s Beauty Box vs Allure Beauty Box vs Lookfantastic vs Birchbox

BOX BASICS: All four subscriptions are about $15 per month, so it’s easy to draw comparisons. All of these beauty boxes also ship out 4-9 samples.

CUSTOMIZATION & VARIATION: There aren’t really any customization options for these boxes, except for Birchbox. For the first three, everyone typically receives the exact same items, although sometimes Allure Beauty Box has variations.


Allure Beauty Box

Items:   

Total Value: About $114.16

Allure sends items that can blow anyone away! Sometimes the items in this box are meh, but it always has a great combination of other items. The value is always a good one and there are always enough keepers to more than pay for the box’s subscription price.

Review: Allure Beauty Box August 2019 Review

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Deal: Save $5 on your first box and get a new member bonus item! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.


Look Fantastic Beauty Box

Items: 

  • Luxie 737 Tapered Highlighter Brush
  • Bellapierre Heatwave Highlight Palette
  • Doucce Lip Stain in Holiday Getaway
  • Natura Herb Infused Sheet Mask
  • James Read 1 Hour Tan Glow Mask Face & Body OR  Vita Liberata Beauty Blur
  • Rituals The Ritual of Holi Body Cream
  • ELLE UK August 2019 Edition

Total Value: About $100

This month’s box is packed with a couple of nice makeup items and a bunch of skin-loving products. The highlight palette and lip stain are perfect for everyday use. They could amp up anyone’s look with just a few swipes. The herb-infused mask and body cream are great and usable as well! 

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!

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Macy's Beauty Box

Items:  

Total Value: About $57

Macy’s Beauty Box did a great job once again! They always address dry skin concerns, and they never fail to include makeup products that feel luxurious to use. The eye pencil is this month’s standout item. Although its color is not everybody’s cup of tea, its formula is exceptional. The fruity sample fragrance is also fantastic. Also, the coupon is back this month!

Review: Macy’s Beauty Box August 2019 Review

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Birchbox

Birchbox Regular Box

Items:  

Total Value: About $35.56

As usual, there are hits and misses in Birchbox but that is the whole point of this sampling service. Think about things you try (or even buy) at the store – you might buy something because you think it sounds good, but it doesn’t always work out well. Every once in a while you find that miracle item but you know that those Holy Grail products are hard to come by. This is why Birchbox is awesome, because they let you try before you buy and sometimes you find an amazing product, but yeah most of them are not going to be perfect.

Review: Birchbox Regular August 2019 Box Review

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Deal: Get 15% off on subscriptions or 15% off on $30+ Birchbox shop orders! Use coupon code FIRST15.


Birchbox

Birchbox Curated

Items:  

Total Value: About $36

This month’s Birchbox beauty picks are on point. The curated samples are all promising, and the variety is awesome as well. There’s a hair styling item, two skincare items, and two cosmetic items, making a cohesive routine. The color-changing lip balm and the lightweight mascara both stood out. They’re easy to use, so they can be easily incorporated in any routine. The moisturizer is also nice and travel-friendly.

 Review: Birchbox August 2019 Curated Box Review

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Deal: Get 15% off on subscriptions or 15% off on $30+ Birchbox shop orders! Use coupon code FIRST15.


For this month, Macy’s is the best one! Value-wise and content-wise, Macy’s did well in curating products that address dry skin concerns, and as the colder months approach, we’ll need more of these skin moisturizing items. Allure may have misses in the past, but this month, they did well and and we’re blown away with the great combination of products. Birchbox, as we all know, is still kind of new in this group so we’re giving them a lot of chances to prove that they can compete with these amazing boxes. We were not able to try LF this month, but by the looks of it, they have tons of must-try and amazing skincare and make-up items! As we draw closer to the year-end, we’re expecting more amazing discoveries from these boxes!

What did you think of this month’s Macy’s Beauty Box, Allure Beauty BoxLookfantastic Beauty Box, and Birchbox? Did you have a favorite?

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