Beauty, Glam

The Best Beauty Subscriptions

It seems like there is a subscription service for just about everything these days. Shaving razors, dog treats, foreign candy trends, and of course, all things beauty. I mean, what can be better than getting a box full of makeup, skincare, haircare, and more every month? And with so many beauty subscriptions to choose from, you will be sure to find one that fits your style, budget, and beauty needs. Here is a list of some of the best beauty boxes on the market.


Founded by Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna in 2010, Birchbox is a $10/month service that brings 5 deluxe samples to your doorstep every month. Once you sign up, you’ll fill out a Beauty Profile so that the Birchbox team can send you a personalized box full of goodies to meet your needs and preferences. Or, you can choose to receive a specially curated box instead. You can also earn points to buy full-sized items in the Birchbox shop. There is a Birchbox Man, so this makes a great gift idea for anyone on your list. Currently they ship in the United States.


Founded by YouTube queen Michelle Phan in 2011, Ipsy is also a $10/month personalized beauty subscription service. You’ll receive 5 products each month, either deluxe samples or full-size items, that cater to your own beauty needs. However, Ipsy differs from Birchbox in that you also receive a Glam Bag with your products (basically a different cute makeup bag every month). You will also receive special brand offers from partners, be eligible to enter huge giveaways, and be able to earn points to redeem on specific items. They ship in the United States and Canada.


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Founded in 2013 by Yosef Martin, Boxycharm is $21/month and brings you 4-5 full-size or luxury-size items. You definitely get the most bang for your buck with this service. Each box is curated to allow you to try new products and upcoming trends, so although it isn’t personalized, you still get an exciting variety of products. The primary focus is on cosmetics, but they also include skin, hair, and nail care items as well as fragrance. Like the other services, Boxycharm allows you to earn points, or Charms, to redeem for money to spend in their online store. They ship in the United States.


Founded in 2011 by Charles von Abercron, Glossybox is a $21/month box filled with deluxe-size luxury items. Their extensive list of brand partners lets you know that you will be receiving some of the most sought-after products on the beauty market. Each box contains 5 personalized products, specially crafted to introduce you to emerging trends. You will also receive a card that tells you more about the products and how to best use them. In addition, you can earn GLOSSYDots to earn a free box. They ship in the United States (except Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico) and some territories in Canada. There are also services in the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, and Sweden.


As the name suggests, Scentbird allows you to try a new designer fragrance every month. Founded in 2014 by Mariya Nurislamova, Sergey Gusev, Andrei Rebrov, and Rachel ten Brink, Scentbird sends you a 30-day supply of a fragrance of your choice for $14.95/month. The first month, you will also receive a free spray case that you can put your perfume or cologne in each month. You can start a queue to automatically be sent the next fragrance in your list, or choose to be sent the Fragrance of the Month. This is perfect for people who like to switch their scent often, and both women’s and men’s scents are available through Scentbird. They ship in the United States.


Beauty subscriptions are a great way to try new products and branch out of your makeup comfort zone. What beauty subscriptions do you love? Tell us in the comments below! 

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