It's okay. Your makeup-obsessed heart can rest easy now because we've found the holy grail. Although it's fun to discover new and exciting beauty brands by actually going to retailers like Sephora, there's another way to find these hidden gems without ever leaving your couch. Yep, I'm talking about an oh-so-convenient makeup subscription box. They're the perfect way to shop with minimal effort on your part.
There are so many different options to choose from these days that there's truly something for everyone. Whether you're passionate about clean makeup products or love discovering indie brands, I can guarantee the world of makeup subscription boxes has something to offer you. To save you some time and even more effort, we've rounded up the best makeup subscriptions below for every type of beauty lover. Keep scrolling and find the one that's right for you.
1. Dermstore BeautyFix Subscription
How it works: You can opt in for a monthly subscription priced at $25 a month or commit to a three-month subscription for $24 a month, a six-month subscription for $23 a month, or a 12-month subscription for $22 a month.
If you like receiving makeup with a side of quality skincare, Dermstore's BeautyFix subscription is for you. A team of beauty experts at the retailer hand-picks a selection of full- and travel-size items worth at least $100. The only con is that this box might be more for skincare lovers, as some boxes don't always contain makeup items.
2. Ipsy Glam Bag Plus
How it works: You'll receive a monthly subscription box for $28 per month.
For those who seek buzzy makeup products, try out Ipsy's Glam Bag Plus. All you have to do is complete a custom beauty profile, and they select five full-size products for you to try in your Glam Bag every month. Each bag includes products from cult-loved brands like Dose of Colors, Smashbox, Pixi Beauty, Morphe, and more.
How it works: You can opt for a monthly or three-month plan for $15 per month, a six-month plan for $14 per month, or a 12-month plan for $13 per month.
I know some of you don't love all the bells and whistles. You can keep things simple with Birchbox, as it provides a straightforward selection of five versatile beauty products (including skincare, hair, and makeup). The box is designed to help you curate the most practical products for your routine, so it's great for someone who likes multitasking staples.
How it works: Choose a Base subscription box for $28 per month, Premium for $40 per month, or a Luxe box for $60 per month.
High-end makeup lovers will definitely enjoy Boxycharm's subscription offering. The Base Box contains five full-size products, and you get to select a few of the items yourself beforehand. The Premium Box offers six full-size items, and the Luxe Box offers eight. You'll also have access to other must-have products for up to 70% off the retail price in the brand's online store. You'll receive items from brands like Tarte, Huda Beauty, Natasha Denona, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and more delivered straight to your door.
5. Petit Vour
How it works: Receive a monthly beauty box for $18 per month.
If buying nontoxic beauty products is high on your priority list, Petit Vour offers a great vegan, cruelty-free curation of products in its subscription box. Every month, you'll receive four plant-based products (including makeup) valued at $50 to $58 that are selected for you based on the beauty profile you make when signing up.
How it works: You can sign up to pay $21 monthly or commit to a 12-month subscription for $18 per month.
If you're adventurous and like international brands, Glossybox just might be your ticket. Every month, you'll receive five beauty products ranging from makeup to skincare and fragrances from brands found all over the world. It's a great way to sample products you may not have even heard of previously.
How it works: You can select quarterly billing and pay $55 per box or pay $50 per box annually.
As we prepare for summer, I know many of you will like a box that delivers all the vacation-ready goods. FabFitFun offers six to eight full-size products that include makeup, clothing, hair tools, and more. The brand's upcoming Summer Box is packed with products from Fenty Beauty, Tula, IGK, Ouai, and more.
8. The Detox Box
How it works: You can sign up for a monthly subscription for $59 per month, a three-month subscription for $46 per month, or a six-month subscription for $40 per month.
The Detox Market is known for its wide selection of organic and nontoxic beauty products so you know its subscription box will be good. It's another great option for high-end clean-makeup lovers, and it will feature one or more items per month. Much like clean beauty retailer Credo, it has strict ingredient standards and high expectations when it comes to product performance—you know you're getting a winner when you choose this box. Past boxes have included brands like award-winning clean beauty brand W3ll People.
9. Walmart Beauty Box
How it works: Sign up to receive a quarterly box for $7 per quarter.
Budget beauty lovers will definitely enjoy receiving Walmart's seasonal subscription box. It's incredibly affordable at $7 per quarter, and you'll receive cult-loved drugstore makeup and skincare products. Whether you want to receive a few of Nyx's bold lip shades or Covergirl's new Clean Fresh Skincare line, you can do that with Walmart's seasonal assortment.
10. Kinder Beauty Box
How it works: You can select month-to-month billing for $26 per month, a three-month plan for $24 per month, or a six-month plan for $23 per month.
Kinder Beauty Box features a lot of small, organic beauty brands you don't see anywhere else. In addition to makeup, it also includes skincare, haircare, and accessories, so it's great for those who like a little bit of everything. It's a unique option that offers a way to discover smaller clean brands like Inika Organics, Franklin & Whitman, and more. You'll receive five to six products per box and at least two or three will be full-size.
11. Tribe Beauty Box
How it works: Sign up and receive a monthly Beauty Box for $40 per month.
Indie makeup lovers will totally lose it over Tribe's Beauty Box. Every brand offered in its monthly subscription is female-owned, and the goal of the box is to help subscribers discover the next big thing in beauty. Each box includes five full-size products that range from eye shadow palettes all the way to eyeliner and blush.
12. LiveGlam Club Beauty Subscription Box
How it works: You'll receive an exclusive monthly subscription box for $22 per month.
LiveGlam's subscription box is definitely for all the lip-product lovers out there. Each monthly assortment of products includes items like liquid lipsticks and liners but also features lip scrubs and balms. Your box will even contain eye shadow palettes, lashes, and brushes from time to time, too. As a bonus, your first box is $10, then $22 per month after that.