Mail order beauty boxes have become a pretty big beauty deal over the past few years. They are an inexpensive a way to try great new beauty products, often offering the product at a discount if you want to purchase it later. Beauty boxes make the perfect subscription gift and with all of the technology these days who doesn’t love to get actual snail mail 😉
Here are the basics on the more popular beauty boxes…
Birch Box… The original beauty box, Birch Box has now expanded to ship customized boxes to women and men in a variety of categories including: makeup, hair, nails, skincare, fragrance, home & food, and even lifestyle accessories.
Pros: inexpensive at $10/month, luxury brands, variety of products not limited to makeup
Cons: most samples are quite small (usually travel size or only 1-2 uses per product) with the occasional larger sized sample
Ipsy…The “Glam Bag” offer these beauty babes come in an adorable, collectible bag each month. Ipsy mixes drug store brands with high end lines for the ultimate in beauty variety.
Pros: mostly make up products, inexpensive at $10/month, variety of product sizes
Cons: many of these brands you could try for yourself at a very low cost
Glossy Box…The ultimate luxury beauty box, Glossy box offers luxury brands in luxury sizes.
Pros: high end brands, medium to full size products
Cons: more expensive at $21/month
Happy Beauty Box-ing!