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Are you sick of the usual stuff you’re getting in your beauty subscription box? After the fifth eyebrow pencil, I was in the same boat. I began to search around for new boxes that have potential, and I discovered this list of promising up-and-coming beauty subscription boxes.
NoMakeNoLife (NMNL) is a Tokyo-based beauty subscription box that includes five to seven full-sized beauty products for $29.99 monthly. You can receive a variety of products including items for your skin, body, hair, and bath, as well as tools and makeup.
We recently had the chance to review NoMakeNoLife, and we absolutely loved it. We got a variety of high-quality products that you can’t get in the United States. Everything is unique, which makes NMNL totally worth it. The value of our box was estimated a little over $56 and included false eyelashes, adorable hand cream, and a full eyeshadow palette.
Korean makeup has become a huge trend on YouTube and all over the beauty community. Products from this country are just so different compared to what we used on a regular basis. If you’ve always wanted to try Korean makeup, you should give Jini Beauty a shot.
It’s a $44.95 bi-monthly beauty box subscription that sends you six to eight deluxe or full-sized Korean products, two sheet masks, and complimentary sample packets. Jini Beauty also focuses on sending you products that are great for your skin type including dry, combination, oily, and sensitive. Maybe you’ll even get to try the peel off lipstick!
Blushee Box hasn’t been on the market very long, but it’s already making a name for itself by sending brand name products like NARS, Calvin Klein, and Morphe. This beauty subscription box costs $35 if you go month to month, but can cost as little as $32 per month if you pay for a full year up front.
What makes Blushee Box different from other beauty subscription boxes on the market is that you only receive products that have been tested for quality — you’ll never get a sub-par item. Plus, Blushee Box comes with an information sheet that shows you how to use each product. You can read our review of the Blushee Box to figure out if it’s right for you.
If you’re absolutely addicted to lipstick, then Orange County Lipstick Club is the beauty subscription box you need. For $24 per month, Orange County Lipstick Club will send you three deluxe to full-size samples of assorted beauty products, plus two samples of something special.
Most of the products in your Orange County Lipstick Club box will be lipstick or lip gloss, although it isn’t uncommon to get perfume, tools, moisturizers, and other beauty-related items. It’s based on your beauty profile, so you won’t receive a gloss if you’re more of a matte person. If you do get something you hate, you can choose to product swap for something better.
It’s always nice to have natural and organic whether you have sensitive skin or you just worry about what you use on your body. Merkaela focuses on sending products that are chemical-free to promote every-day wellness. This is a quarterly box that costs $58 per month and includes deluxe or full-size beauty products made by the Merkaela team.
All products in this box are vegan and made to clear your mind, body, and spirit. Reviews on CrateJoy claim that the scents are great and the Merkaela customer service is fantastic if something damages during shipping. As for the items, you may receive sugar scrubs, soaps, body butter, tea, lip balms, smudge sticks, jewelry, perfume, and bath salts.
How many times have you received your beauty box and felt as though the items were chosen at random? One month, I got an emerald green eyeliner with purple eyeshadow in a Birchbox. I’m not the adventurous type, but I don’t think purple and green would go together on the best of days. If you want all your products to match, Deck of Scarlet is what you need.
This is one of the few beauty subscription boxes that sends you one palette every two months that can be used for a variety of different looks without having to grab your other products. It’s perfect for a variety of looks including a casual look, a smokey date night, or a bold artistic eye. Deck of Scarlet costs $29.99 bi-monthly, and you can choose to skip or cancel anytime.
Lilee, owned by Beauty Box 5, is a lifestyle subscription box that varies in cost depending on the plan you choose. It’s $49 for a monthly plan, $189 for a four-month subscription, and $499 for a yearly option. It comes with a ton of products that well outweigh the price of the box. When we reviewed the Lilee Box, the value was $145, which isn’t bad for $49.
What makes Lilee stand out is the huge variety of products you can receive each month. It isn’t like Ipsy or Birchbox where you get the same type of product over and over again. Makeup is a given, but you can also receive moisturizers, colored pencils, heel insoles, notebooks, and so much more.