These 8 Beauty Boxes Give You The Best Bang For Your Buck

Getting a box of exciting new beauty products delivered to your front door every month is a good cure for just about everything. Sad over a recent breakup? Not when you open the perfect red lipstick. Hard day at work? Here, try a luxurious bath soak. Dry hair? Nothing a nice coconut oil mask can't solve.

Beauty subscription boxes have been around since 2010, when Birchbox launched a personalized, curated monthly box containing five sample-sized samples of the most in-demand products. Since then, a slew of other brands have followed suit, and it's revolutionized the beauty world.

Our only gripe? Sometimes we need more than a week or two to determine whether we want to buy the full-sized version, and not all the samples are so generous. So, we did some digging and found the beauty boxes that deliver the biggest samples in their monthly hauls. We're talking deluxe travel versions and in some cases, even full size ones. More product means that the boxes are a bit pricier — think $20 to $50 — but the total retail value often clocks in at upwards of $100, so it's still a major deal. See the best bets, ahead.
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In each monthly box, subscribers receive four to five full size items that often include a mix of brushes, skin care, illuminators, blushes, and lip products from brands like Ofra Cosmetics, Tarte, Makeup Geek, and Crown Brushes. Each box runs $21 with the subscription, and you're guaranteed to receive over $100 worth of beauty goodies.

BoxyCharm monthly subscription, $21/month, available at
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Terra Bella Box
We love that this box supports small-batch makeup and skin-care brands and is filled with products that are 100% cruelty-free. If you're in the market for environmentally-conscious lotions, scrubs, and lip polishes, this is the deal for you.

Terra Bella offers a few different subscription options, including a standard Terra Bella Box, with three to four natural, full size bath & beauty products, as well as a Makeup Edit, which contains three cosmetic items.

Terra Bella Box, $32.95/month, available at
Makeup Edit Box, $29.95/month, available at
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BeautyFix, curated by luxury cosmetics retailer Dermstore, is all about professional and salon-grade skin care, hair care, and makeup. The monthly subscription boxes include six or more products that are always full or deluxe travel sizes (meaning you can use them for several weeks), and costs $24.95, with a total box value of over $100.

One of our favorite things about this box is that it's curated by industry pros, so you know you'll end up with high-quality products.

BeautyFix, $24.95/month, available at
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S&G Beauty Box
A newcomer to the beauty subscription game, S&G is a cruelty-free box out of Canada that features four to six primarily full-size products every month. You'll likely find up-and-coming indie brands in your box, which will include everything from skin care to bath and beauty items.

The best part about subscribing? Each month, S&G donates a portion of the proceeds of their sales to a rotating charity.

S&G Beauty Box, $25.95/month (plus shipping), available at
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Honest Beauty Bundle
Natural beauty mogul Jessica Alba offers monthly beauty subscription bundles for her Honest Beauty range. The best part? They're totally customizable, and come with your choice of three full-sized products for $50.

To fill your custom beauty bundle, you can choose from a huge range of items, including their Moisture Milk, Invisible Blur powder, and Contour & Highlight duos.

Honest Beauty Subscription, $50/month, available at
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Wantable is all about customization with their monthly boxes, which run $36/month. Each user submits a lengthy preferences list before receiving their first box, which includes four full-sized products, ranging from lipstick to eyeshadow to foundation.

They're also a bit different from other beauty subscription services, as they offer a few choices: a beauty box, an intimates box (think undies, pajamas, etc), a fitness box, and an accessories box.

Wantable Box, $36/month, available at
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Lip Monthly
This bag is a lipstick lover's dream come true. Each month, the brand sends out four to five full size lip products tailored to each subscriber, from brands like Cargo Cosmetics, Ofra and Milani.

Lip Monthly will only run you $12.95 a month, and the bag's retail value often exceeds $60. Now that's a seriously good deal.

Lip Monthly box, $12.95/month, available at
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Beauteque BB Bag
This monthly subscription box is all about K-beauty and it's one of the best ways we've found to explore Asian products you can't buy at your local drugstore or Sephora for only $24 a month.

Each monthly shipment contains four to six full size products, and you're guaranteed to get some serious bang for your buck — the box is always worth triple the value of what you pay.

Bonus: Beauteque also offers a monthly Mask Maven box for $13, featuring masks sourced from Korean and Taiwan.

Beauteque BB Bag, $24/month, available at
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