Do you have a beauty lover on your gift list who loves to try out new products? If so, a subscription beauty box may be the perfect present! These boxes are shipped right to your beauty addict’s door and are filled with makeup, skincare, and beauty samples inside! The good news? There are many different subscriptions to choose from. Here are some of our top picks:


In each box, expect up to five full-size beauty items. Each month, expect an array of makeup, skincare or beauty tools. BoxyCharm promises that each box has a minimum value of one hundred bucks.

Where to buy: BoxyCharm, ($21/month)

Teak & Twine

While not technically a subscription, the “The Spa Day” box by Teak & Twine makes the list because it comes with a bunch of beauty favorites already inside — like Herbivore Botanicals bath salts and lavender lip balm by The Honey Hutch. Users also have the option to custom design other boxes for gifts. Now, that’s a gift!

Where to buy: Teak & Twine ($123)


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Chances are, you’ve seen celebrities promoting their FabFitFun boxes on Instagram. Members will get a box filled with 8-10 full-sized, premium products valued at over $200. The fun part is, you can either hand-pick the products or make it a surprise!

Where to buy: FabFitFun ($49.99 each season) 


Glossybox curates a box filled with five deluxe product samples every month. Samples arrive in a beautiful pink box. Limited edition boxes are also available, but typically sell out quickly.

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Where to buy: Glossybox, ($22/month)


Birchbox was one of the first to enter the beauty subscription game. Since launching the first subscription for women’s beauty products, the company recently expanded into the men’s market — with BirchboxMan. Users can also purchase full-sized products of those they’ve sampled directly on the site.

Where to buy: Birchbox, ($10/month)

Play! by Sephora

Sephora is the leader in beauty, so it’s no surprise the makeup store entered the beauty subscription box business. Users can expect a collection of five deluxe sample sizes from best-selling beauty items every month. Beauty bag included with each box along with some makeup and skincare tips.

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Where to buy: Sephora ($10/month)


Ipsy asks users to fill out a survey to give suggestions on favorite brands, products, and shades. This way, each box is curated with the user in mind.

Where to buy: Ipsy ($10/month. Subscription required.)

Note: Prices listed reflect the amount for a one-time box. Some brands also provide discounts for longer subscription commitment. Cancellation policies vary.

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