The 14 Best Beauty Subscription Boxes of 2021

Genevieve Scott

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Imagine having a pretty little package appear on your doorstep each month stocked with your soon-to-be favorite beauty products? We know, it sounds almost too good to be true. Lucky for you, these 14 beauty box subscriptions all too real. Happy shopping!



Forget blowing your entire paycheck at the Sephora check-out line (don't worry, we've all been there): For just $25/month (cancelable at any time), you can get your hands on some of the hottest beauty products in the game - valued at over $100. Fenty Beauty primer? A sexy shadow palette? Boxycharm has got you covered. Here's how it works.

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For starters, each month, you'll get a package containing 5 full-sized brand-name beauty products. And if you like experimenting with bright and playful looks? This box was practically made for you. From NARS to tarte, you'll snag various makeup palettes (among other goodies) that are bound to leave you feeling like the goddess that you are. The best part? If you review your box, you'll earn 'Charms' that you can spend on products in a virtual gift shop, the 'Charm Room.' 



Sure, getting beauty products delivered straight to your doorstep is nice and all. But do you know what's even better than that? Receiving beauty products designed for you and you only. That's right, the Ipsy beauty box knows we've all got different likes (and dislikes). In fact, that's exactly what they had in mind when they designed their personalized glam bag. Keep scrolling...

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Starting at just $12/month, you'll land yourself beauty products hand-picked specifically for you. How do the Ipsy gods know what you'll want? Simply take a quick quiz, asking your beauty preferences, eye color, skin tone, etc.; in order to build you the perfect assortment of treats. After that, sit back, and be prepared to be amazed. Oh, and did we mention you get to pick out one of the five deluxe-sized beauty samples headed your way every month? Not too shabby, huh?

BeautyFix by Dermstore


Whether you were plagued by puberty's wrath back in middle school or you were one of the lucky ones, we all know just how important having clean and clear skin really is. That's exactly why we can't get enough of BeautyFix by Dermstore's beauty box. Starting at just $24.95 you'll be on your way to feeling like a million bucks with their top-of-the-line assortment of goodies.

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From refreshing face washes to silky shea butter lotions, you won't be disappointed when that box reaches your doorstep each month. And with brands like Murad, Tarte, and Dermalogica? Your skin is definitely going to thank you. And so will your hair: Out of the 6 products (some samples, some full-sized) tucked away inside that package, you'll also be getting an array of the best makeup and hair products. What else could we possibly ask for?



At Birchbox, you're not just scoring another eye-shadow palette or exfoliator: You're becoming part of a movement. Unlike our other subscriptions, when you order your first Birchbox, you'll be joining the "beauty casual community" - as their website proudly put it. In other words? Forget spending hours on perfecting your glam (unless you do, in which case, we stan). Instead, think simple, easy-to-use products that'll have you feeling like your best self in no time.

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As for what that'll call for? For just $15/month, you'll be on your way to scoring the best of the best. At the beginning of each month, 5-6 samples of hair and skin-care products will be shipped straight to your door. And if you like what you see? You'll then have the chance to buy the product on their official site. And with Birchbox's reusable and recyclable packaging, giving back to the environment never looked so good.



We already know that they're beauty gurus. But did you know that Allure is also the latest to join the beauty-box bandwagon? That's right. And theirs is exactly as top-notch as you'd expect. In fact, when you sign up for their monthly package, you'll be getting a whole lot more than just your favorite beauty products. Exclusive access to Allure events? Check. Member-discounts on luxury products? Check. But that's not even the best part.

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Not only will you be getting 6 products - including 3 full-sized ones - each month, but you can rest easy knowing they've been tried and tested by the ones sending 'em your way. That's right, for just $15/month, you'll be getting your hands on all of the trendy editor-curated beauty products you're going to wish you knew about earlier. From silky Huda glosses to 24k gold face masks (that's right), get ready to live like royalty.



Good news: We can confidently say that the contents inside Glossybox's monthly box are just as impressive as the bubblegum-pink packaging it comes neatly wrapped in. Each month, you'll be getting your hands on 5 hand-picked products (some full-sized, some samples) - delivered right to your doorstep. And at just $21/month, your skin and wallet will definitely be thanking you. Well, what can you expect?

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From silky moisturizers to shimmery powders, it's no surprise over 1 million users have already joined the Glossybox community. And we've got a feeling you're next: Not only will you be raving over your latest purchase, but if you do so online (after filling out surveys or reviews,) you'll also earn 'GLOSSYCREDITS' that can go towards your next splurge. (You're welcome.) Well, what are you waiting for? Head on over to the website to see what the hype is about for yourself.



There are lots of reasons our next beauty subscription is gonna leave you feeling very impressed. For starters, you'll be getting 5 top-of-the-line beauty samples hand-selected by experts each month - in addition to the trendy pouch they come wrapped in, of course. But that's not what we're here to talk about. We're here to talk about what makes Macy's beauty box truly stand out from all the rest...

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From "Hair Care Heroes" to "Hydration Station," each month's box comes with its very own theme. And we don't know about you guys, but suddenly a "hydration station" has never sounded more appealing. But if by some chance you're still not convinced? We've got a feeling the additional bonus item, collectible cosmetics bag, and exclusive beauty coupons you'll be receiving might just do the trick. We wonder what theme next month will be. "Skincare savior?" "Dead-skin terminator?" Sign up to find out for yourself...



Yes, you read that right. No, you probably wouldn't associate Amazon with your favorite lip-gloss or moisturizer. But why not? In fact, it's officially time we change that. Starting with prices as low as $9, the online retailer has officially taken its one-stop-shop to the next level. You'll find endless options from varying competitors (and, as a result, competitive prices, by the way) on beauty subscription boxes you'll certainly want to get your hands on.

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From anti-wrinkle face patches to cruelty and vegan-free makeup palettes, the options are literally endless. Overwhelming, we know. But don't you worry. The customer reviews plastered directly under their products will certainly help narrowing down your endless options that much easier. Makeup? Skincare? Hair-care? Bath & Spa? Take your pick - and then sit back and let Amazon take care of the rest...



We know, we know, that price tag might look a little intimidating at first glance. But let's just say, FabFitFun's goodies are worth shelling out a little bit extra every once in a while. As for how it works? For starters, instead of a monthly subscription, you'll actually be getting your beauty boxes 4 set times throughout the year. But once those packages actually arrive? Prepare for a sweet surprise. You're going to be receiving a whole lot more than just matte lipsticks or hydrating moisturizers…

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That's right. Not only will you be getting your hands on the finest beauty products (all full-sized, by the way), but you'll get "a box of fabulous finds in beauty, wellness, fashion, and fitness," as their site puts it. In other words? You never know what you're going to get. A wooden cooking spatula? A weekly planner? Prepare to be surprised every time.

The Detox Box by The Detox Market


Granted, we all like to look and feel our best. But ever wondered what that actually calls for? We hate to be the bearer of bad news here, but some of your favorite beauty products aren't exactly as great as you think they are. Lucky for us, The Detox Market already knows that. That's why the beauty giant has blessed us with The Detox Box, a kit dedicated to clean beauty and wellness products. In other words? You no longer have to read the fine print.

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For just $63.95/month (or $42.95 for 6 months), you'll sleep better at night knowing that face wash you just used wasn't made with any questionable ingredients. As for how it works? Expect one or more products each time around from that month's spotlighted brand - which has already called for an impressive roster, btw. From RMS Beauty to Herbivore, to Miranda Kerr's Kora Organics, consider us impressed.

Petit Vour


Whoever said don't judge a book by its cover clearly wasn't talking about our next beauty subscription: Petit Vour's monthly subscription box is exactly as swanky as the name suggests. And you can bet we're here for it. Well, why do we love it so much? The cruelty-free, vegan, non-toxic products will have you on your way to getting that perfect glow - and all for under twenty bucks.

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Expect to see 4 products waiting for you inside that white box, from makeup to hair care to every beauty product in between. But that's not even our favorite part. Before ordering, you'll get to create your very own beauty profile, where you'll disclose your skin tone, eye color etc.; Not only will you be getting the best vegan beauty products, but you'll be getting the best vegan beauty products designed with you in mind.



Cocotique is all about stepping out of the box (see what we did there?). Designed specifically for women of color, the beauty brand is "all about reminding you to #LoveYourself #EmbraceYourMagic," as their official site states. And, well, we certainly stan a self-love queen. So, if you're ready to treat yourself (which you should), keep scrolling to see what you can expect.

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Each month you'll be sent 5-8 beauty products (both full-sized and travel-sized) ranging in anything from hair care to skincare to makeup palettes. For all of our ladies with curlier, harder-to-manage hair, we've got you covered! For just $25/month, their carefully curated packages will change your stubborn locks as you know 'em forever. But perhaps your favorite part will be the inspiring quotes found etched onto their packages. As Cocotique put it, "self-care is my superpower" - and we couldn't agree more.

Kinder Beauty


Our next subscription box is exactly what it sounds like: kinder beauty. Co-founded by Daniella Monet (yes, the Daniella Monet from Victorious), the green beauty line is dedicated to blessing us with clean skincare. And for just $26/month, it won't just be your skin thanking you. A portion of all proceeds goes to varying non-profits, including Animal Equality, Woodstock Animal Sanctuary, and PCRM. A cause we can certainly get behind!

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As for what else your purchase will call for? Every month, you'll be getting your hands on some of Monet's all-time favorite beauty products. From grapefruit hand-repair lotions to soothing night serums, giving back to the community never sounded so good. Oh, and did we mention the line is entirely vegan, cruelty-free, and women-owned? Yep, this one is definitely a keeper...



Last but certainly not least, we're doing beauty trends a little differently. Let's be real, we've all been there: You're at the store testing out different perfumes when suddenly they all start to smell the same. Lucky for you, that's where Scentbird steps in. For as little as $14.95/month, finding your signature scent has never been easier.

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Each month, you'll be sent an array of various scents - (the good stuff, like Prada Candy and Versace Bright Crystal) - so that you can finally narrow down that perfect bottle. After taking a quick quiz designed to determine the samples headed your way, you'll be shipped your monthly box of goodies. Sure, perhaps only our commitment phobes will truly appreciate this niche box. Nonetheless, with their low price and sleek design, Scentbird is certainly worthy of a spot on our list.