Pick The Best Beauty Box For You – July 2020!

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See our comparisons of the Best Beauty Subscription Boxes!

BOX BASICS: All subscriptions are between $10 – $50 per month.

CUSTOMIZATION: Some of these subscriptions also ask you to complete a basic beauty profile while others don’t have any customization. Ipsy allows you to rate items for Ipsy match and has started allowing a limited number of subscribers to select an item, but that feature isn’t yet universal. BeautyFIX typically ships the same box to everyone. BOXYCHARM & GLOSSYBOX ship variations to subscribers.

REFERRALS & POINTS: Ipsy offer referral points; redeem points on selected samples in the Ipsy bonus section.

VARIATIONS: Play!, Ipsy, and Birchbox send out multiple subscriber variations – we’re showing what we’ve reviewed here, and we would love to hear your experiences in the comments. For Allure, BeautyFIX, and LookFantastic, everyone typically receives the exact same items, although sometimes Allure Beauty Box has variations.


Ipsy

Items: 

Total Value: About $48.21

The July 2020 Ipsy Glam Bag has amazing summery items! The body lotion is one of the items that stood out, it smells divine and it’s also non-greasy even when the temperature is high. The lip liner was also a hit because of its color and smooth, buttery formula. Plus, the eye shadow and liner are usable through fall! 

Review: Ipsy July 2020 Review

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Allure Beauty Box

Items:   

Total Value: About $113.26

Allure’s July 2020 box is skin-care heavy to help fight off summer skin woes. There are familiar items like the mask and some pimple patches, as well as intriguing skincare items like the glass skin serum, which promises to give the skin with a youthful glow. For those who love a sunny flush on their cheeks, the blush is a good choice. It’s a satisfying and well-balanced curation overall!

Review: Allure Beauty Box July 2020 Review

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Deals:

  • Get your first box 50% off! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.
  • Get a FREE new member bonus item with your first box! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.

Look Fantastic Beauty Box

Items: 

FYI, there were two variations of this month’s box. The other variation includes:

  • Thisworks Morning Expert Hyaluronic Serum
  • Madara Regenerating Night Cream
  • So Eco Blush Brush OR So Eco Eye Shading Brush
  • MONUspa Rose & Lemon Enriched Body Cream
  • MyVitamins Beauty Sleep OR MyVitamins Hair, Skin & Nails
  • Sleek Makeup Matte Lip Cream

Total Value: About $58.23

Lookfantastic also focused on skincare this month! The charcoal face sponge may not be ideal for everyone, but at least there’s the vitamin C serum that works on most skin types. It revitalizes the skin and it also has pretty good anti-aging benefits. The rest of the items like the face cream, blush, and lip cream is also pretty usable. Variety and value-wise, the curation didn’t disappoint!

Review: Lookfantastic Beauty Box July 2020 Review

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 $16 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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Birchbox

Birchbox Regular Box

Items:  

Total Value: About $45

The regular Birchbox includes a balance of makeup and skincare items. Perfect for summer use, there’s a sun cream with SPF50 and it doesn’t feel tacky it all! The shampoo and conditioner combo was also promising. Among the makeup items, the best one is the eyeshadow which has a shimmery peach shade that is ideal for everyday looks!

Review: Birchbox July 2020 Regular Box Review

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Deals:

  • Get a FREE Birchbox Beauty Box with a 3+ months gift card purchase! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.
  • See special savings on your subscription! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.
  • Save 15% off on $30+ Birchbox shop orders! Use coupon code FIRST15.

BOXYCHARM

Typically includes a palette every month – whether it’s eyeshadow, concealer, contouring, or something else! This is the box for makeup lovers that want to do a full face!

Variation # 1

Total Value: About $231

FYI, there were two variations of this month’s box. The other variation includes:

Total Value: About $233

The items in this BOXYCHARM aren’t just regular brands, they’re well-known products. It’s also dominated by makeup! The most promising one is the Hourglass shadow, hands down! The palette has great colors for contour while the lip gloss feels comfortable on the lips. Meanwhile, the rest of the products are easy to use and high-quality as well!

Review: BOXYCHARM July 2020 Review

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Deals:

  • Get one month FREE when you sign up for a 12-month BoxyCharm subscription! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.
  • Get a FREE Gift with Boxycharm - enter code on site! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.

GLOSSYBOX

Comes in a beautifully wrapped box which usually includes five deluxe-sized beauty products and wellness samples.

Items:     

Total Value: About $70

GLOSSYBOX stuck to the tropical theme throughout the box and that is a really good thing! The curation includes a good mix of skin-friendly products, including a highly hydrating facial cream and a soothing facial oil. Even the total retail value of this month’s box is impressive!

Review:  GLOSSYBOX July 2020 Review

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Deals:

  • Get your first box for just $15! Use coupon code EARLY15.
  • See special savings on your subscription - just enter code on site! Deal applies automatically, just visit and subscribe.

Ipsy Glambag Plus

 Five full size items from Ipsy

Items:  

Ipsy Glambag

Total Value: About $128

July’s Ipsy Glambag Plus is a well-rounded curation of haircare, skincare, and makeup products. The hair mist is one of the most promising items, as it transforms dull hair and makes it soft, bouncy, and more manageable. The primer and highlighter also had excellent, skin-friendly formulations. Even this month’s glam bag is a win. It looks amazing and it reminds me of fun summer travels!

Review: Ipsy Glambag Plus July 2020 Review

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BeautyFIX

Typically skin & hair focused, with less makeup. A good mix of a couple full-sized products & sample sizes of pricier products.

Items:

  • Dr. Brandt 3D Lip Plumpfix
  • 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream
  • Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
  • Emma Hardie Moringa Light Cleansing Gel
  • La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum
  • R+Co SUN CATCHER Power C Boosting Leave-In Conditioner
  • HUM Nutrition Hair Sweet Hair
  • Avène Skin Recovery Cream

Total Value: About $100

BeautyFIX contains another great variety of products! Aside from skincare products, there are products for taking care of the tresses too! There are cleansing gels, serums, creams, and even hair creams and conditioners. It’s one of the must-have boxes for the season! 

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Ipsy Glambag Ultimate

The new superupgraded version of Ipsy’s monthly glambag will have 12 products – 8 full-size and 4 deluxe samples plus a makeup bag every month.

Items:

Total Value: $411

July Ipsy Glambag Ultimate products were exciting to try! The assortment was wonderful, with hair care, makeup, brushes, perfume, and skincare. Also, the value was crazy, although the brushes seemed to be overvalued. It also introduced some new and promising brands, and that’s another plus. Some of the products are available at Sephora, so there is a good mix of brands in this beauty box.

Review: Ipsy Glambag Ultimate July 2020 Review

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We are comparing 9 boxes this month! There were a lot of factors to consider from the value, variety, and overall presentation of the box. Budget is another important thing to take note of! On top of our list this month is none other than BOXYCHARM! For just $25, it included well-known brands of make-up, skincare, and other personal care products. Its overall retail value is $231, which is 9x the price of the box. For those who have a bigger budget to spend, Ipsy Glambag Ultimate is also a great choice, and it comes in a close second. For $50, it has over $400 worth of items, also giving us a bang for our buck!

Tied on the third spot are GLOSSYBOX and Ipsy Glam Bag Plus, which both have summer-friendly products. We also love the glam bag from Ipsy, and the useful items from Allure, Lookfantastic, regular Ipsy Glam Bag, and Birchbox.

We’re happy to be able to try different products, both from well-known and emerging brands that these boxes are sending us. We are always thrilled to try more fantastic and well-curated products from these beauty boxes!

What did you think of this month’s Best Beauty Boxes? Did you have a favorite?

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