The best beauty box subscriptions for finding your Holy Grail favourites
It’s a genius way to trial more beauty products for less - and we are ALL about that!
Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / January 27 2019
Let’s be real. There are hundreds of thousands (possibly even millions) of beauty products out there, and nowhere near enough money or time to try them all. But in our never-ending quest to find ‘The One’ in every beauty category, we are determined to slowly trial as many products as we possibly can. Beauty subscription boxes are a great way to speed up the process.
Beauty subscription boxes are filled with a handful of beauty products - often in sample sizes, but sometimes you’ll score a few full-sized ones - and arrive in your mailbox every month (depending on the type of subscription you’ve paid for). Yes, it feels like Christmas has come every month. And yes, it gives you a golden opportunity to try more products (some you never thought to trial, or even knew existed) at a fraction of the cost. They’re pretty amazing, which is why we’ve rounded up our picks for the best beauty subscription boxes in Australia.
#5 / Nudie Glow Gorgeous Five
Combining two of our favourite things right now - Korean beauty and sheet masks, this subscription box is a monthly reminder to steal some ‘me’ time and kick back with a mask. You can sign up for a one-time-only delivery, but you’d be selling your skin short. Instead, opt for the quarterly option and receive a new delivery of masks (four face masks and one mystery mask that may be an eye mask, hand mask or just something random) every three months. Good news: You can cancel or adjust your delivery frequency at any time.
Cost: $20 per quarter (plus shipping)
#4 / GoodnessMe Box
If inner beauty is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, then subscribe to this one. Instead of beauty products (although they have *just* launched a low-tox Beauty Box!), you’ll get up to 10 products (think nutritious ingredients and snacks) that will nourish your body from the inside. Every product is natural, and will also fall into at least two of these categories: organic, sustainable, raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free or vegan. You can buy a monthly, quarterly or annual subscription.
Cost: $25 per month (plus shipping)
#3 / Bellabox Beauty Boxes
Bellabox comes in three different monthly subscription boxes - Bellabox (for women), Bellobox (for men) and Bellababy (for busy mums). Each box comes with five or more beauty treats and upon signing up you fill out a questionnaire that will help ensure you’re sent products that best align with your skin type, hair type, skin tone and so on (where possible). Plus, if you write a review for each of the products you’ve been sent, you’ll earn reward points that will go towards a discount on Bellabox’s online store.
Cost: $19.95 per month (includes shipping)
#2 / Nourished Life Beauty Box
For those who like to shop natural beauty products exclusively, you’ll already be very familiar with Australian online store, Nourished Life. Well, they have their own monthly beauty box and it’s a great way to fall in love with an array of good-for-you beauty products. In addition to makeup and skin care products, you’ll also find health and home products. All natural and organic, of course.
Cost: $25 per month (includes shipping)
#1 / LookFantastic Beauty Box Subscription
Because LookFantastic is actually a UK-based company, the best thing about this beauty sample box is the opportunity to discover international beauty brands and products you can’t get here in Australia. You can choose from one, three, six and 12 month subscriptions. What’s really impressive is the guarantee that the worth of every box will be at least £50, which is about AUD$90! And you know what you’ll pay for it? Just AUD$25!
Cost: $25 per month (plus shipping)
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Have you tried any of these beauty subscription boxes? Any others you recommend? Share with us below.
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Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.