Are makeup subscription boxes worth the $$?

Hello! I know I’ve been on a long hiatus and I have to say I have a valid reason aside from school. I wanted to write about subscription boxes, but I wanted to try them out for a couple of months before giving you my opinion on the services.

So, for the past 3 months, I have been a subscriber to 3 different subscription boxes. In October & November I was just getting 2 and for December I got off the waitlist for the 3rd and now have 3 different boxes coming to me. The three boxes I have been subscribed to are Ipsy, BoxyCharm and Play!(Sephora).

Now, I know that it might seem like these subscriptions are just a scam to get you to spend money on stuff you won’t end up using but I have to say I have been LOVING some of the things that have been coming in my boxes and I would NOT have bought these products if they hadn’t come in my boxes.



  • Hanalei Papaya enzyme powder cleanser sample
  • Dirty Little Secret Eyeshadow in Bronzed
  • Urban Decay eyeliner deluxe sample in Perversion
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Deluxe Mascara Sample
  • Firma Beauty 201 Tall Blender Brush


  • Too Faced Hangover 3 in 1 spray sample
  • Nomad Cosmetics Brow Powder in Brunetta Brillante
  • Glamour dolls x Lisa Frank bitter & bronzed Bronzer
  • Tini Beauty barfly highlighter in Candlelight
  • Colourpop Cosmetics Ultra Satin Lip in Baracuda


  • Smashbox eyeliner deluxe sample in Fishnet
  • Promise Organic Coconut Milk Daily Facial Scrub sample
  • Luxe Beauty Shader Onyx Brush 239
  • Wander Beauty Micro brow pencil in Dark Brown
  • Feel Brillant Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sheet Mask (2)



  • Urban Decay quick fix spray deluxe sample
  • Makeup forever foundation sample y335
  • Sephora Micellar water sample (I purchased the full size of this product because I loved it so much!)
  • Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid flash brightening serum
  • Bye Bye under Eye illumination sample


  • Marc Jacobs velvet noir mascara sample
  • Sephora gloss perfect nude sample
  • Origins clear improvement mask deluxe sample
  • Caudalie Thirst Quenching Serum sample
  • MoroccanOil Oil Treatment sample


Not arrived yet 😦



  • Beauté Basics Bronze Essentials
  • REALHER Blush Kit
  • Crown Pro Blush Brush
  • Pretty Vulgar Cosmetics My Lips are Sealed Liquid Lipstick in Particularly Sophisticated
  • Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara

Overall, I have to say I am very happy with my boxes. However, if I were to rank them on best bang for the buck, the first would be BoxyCharm, then Ipsy and finally Play!. Hopefully seeing what came in these three boxes can give you an idea on which on you would be interested in. Let me know if you use any subscription boxes below or have any questions about the products I received.

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