Whether it comes monthly or four times a year, a makeup subscription box is the gift you give yourself. An excellent, low-cost way to test new brands or products without making a huge commitment, these programs offer curated selections of the latest and greatest, often personalized based on your likes and dislikes. Among these 12 options, you’re sure to find one (or more!) that offers exactly what you’re looking for.
Once you fill out an in-depth beauty questionnaire covering topics such as your skin tone, eye color, brand favorites, and makeup preferences, each month you’ll receive five deluxe samples tailored to you, plus a cosmetics pouch.
Ipsy, $10/month, ipsy.com. SHOP
For just $7 a month, you get a themed collection of samples of products sold at Target. Plus, shipping and returns are free.
Target Beauty Box, $7/month, target.com. SHOP
The OG of makeup subscription boxes, each Birchbox mailing contains a mix of prestige and niche samples, based on your user profile. Plus, starting with your second month, you can select one of the products you receive.
Birchbox, $13/month, birchbox.com. SHOP
You’ll receive six or more full-size or deluxe travel-size products that have been handpicked by beauty experts each month from Dermstore-approved brands such as Nia 24 and Juice Beauty.
BeautyFix By Dermstore, $24.95/month, dermstore.com. SHOP
Every monthly box comes with six trial-size samples, chosen based on your Play! profile. You’ll also have access to exclusive how-to videos, along with advice booklet filled with more tricks and advice.
Play! By Sephora, $10/month, sephora.com. SHOP
If you’re curious about clean beauty, this is the box for you. Each month, you’ll get one full-size product, along with an assortment of deluxe samples, free of harmful ingredients.
Beauty Heroes, $58.95/month, beauty-heroes.com. SHOP
Four times a year, you’ll receive eight to 10 full-size premium products covering the spectrum from beauty and wellness to home and fitness. Plus, you have access to FabFitFun TV where you can find on-the-go workouts updated regularly.
FabFitFun, $49.95/quarterly, fabfitfun.com. SHOP
This monthly box contains five deluxe samples, plus a bonus item, as well as a makeup bag and a coupon for $5 off your next beauty purchase.
Macy’s Beauty Box, $15/month, macys.com. SHOP
Every four months, you’ll get a collection of free beauty samples and tips. All you pay for is shipping, which is a flat $5 fee.
Walmart Beauty Box, $5/quarterly, walmart.com SHOP
Get a cute makeup bag, along with four to five full-size lip products (ranging from lipstick and gloss to scrubs and liners) every month.
Lip Monthly, $12.95/monthly, cratejoy.com. SHOP
You may be willing to share your products since this monthly subscription box contains four to five full-size makeup or skincare items. Shipping is free, and you can cancel at any time.
Boxycharm, $21/month, boxycharm.com. SHOP
You’ll receive five deluxe skin, hair, or makeup samples from premium brands such as Lancôme and GlamGlow.
Glossybox, $21/month, glossybox.com. SHOP