8 Beauty Subscriptions Worth the Investment

Beauty subscriptions are a dime a dozen, but we've got the skinny on which ones are worth a second look. From personalized hair care to curated nail supplies, you'll get serious bang for your buck with these eight beauty-subscription boxes.


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Test drive new beauty loot with Boxycharm's one-of-a-kind sampling service. Unlike most subscription services, Boxycharm sends four to five full-size products. You're guaranteed to receive $100 worth of products with a monthly fee of $21—a product junkie's dream. Boxes include a mix of brushes, skincare products, highlights (eek!), and lip products from both emerging and established brands. Connect with a community of Charmers on social media to explore tutorials and other uses for your new beauty products. ($21/month; boxycharm.com)

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Play! By Sephora

It's no secret that Sephora is a beauty mecca, and as expected, they too are front-runners in monthly subscription services. If you're among the self-diagnosed makeup addicts, each month you'll look forward to a curation of five deluxe skincare, makeup, or hair care samples. On top of the varying products, you'll receive a Play! Book that will include insider tips, tricks, how-tos, and beauty advice. But wait, there's more. A Play! Pass allows customers to redeem one-on-one tutorials in store. ($10/month; sephora.com)

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Onyx Box

Born during a major hair crisis, Onyxbox is now providing brag-worthy beauty products to black women around the country. Not only are these women filling a void in the beauty industry, but they're providing inspiration and motivation to women who are also experiencing a lack of product availability. For just $25 a month, women of color can receive five products to help save them from any hair-mergencies and much more. As if finding a personalized bundle of beauty on your doorstep wasn't enough, Onyx also provides tutorials and beauty tips on their blog. ($25/month; shop.weareonyx.com)

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#MorpheMe Brush Club

If you're a true makeup fanatic, you know the importance of high-quality brushes. Vloggers frequently rave about Morphe's affordable, flawless products, and chances are you will, too. Although brushes are often overlooked, application is key whether you're shooting for subtly, smoldering eyes, or a flawless complexion. Through LiveGlam, you can expand your ever-growing makeup collection with three to seven Morphe brushes each month. ($20/month; liveglam.com)

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Glowing Beets

You don't need to sacrifice your health in the name of beauty. Similar to Boxycharm, Glowing Beets is a beauty subscription service—with a twist. They do research to bring you non-toxic, cruelty-free beauty products. You'll look and feel good knowing you're indulging in luxurious skincare and cosmetics that won't leave you worrying about harming your skin. Each month, you'll find three to four deluxe-size or full-size products that will leave your skin healthy and glowing. ($30/month; glowingbeets.com)

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Function of Beauty

The beauty world has a long-running obsession with customized products. Not only can you curate a foundation that plays well with your complexion, but you can design hair care to fit all your needs. Start by selecting your hair type, texture, and scalp condition. You can select five hair #goals, and pick a desired scent. Let's not forget the pretty packaging. The minimal shampoo and conditioner bottles are branded with your name, fragrance, and color choice. From pretty pale pinks to trendy blue hues, the pastels will make you that much more excited for your sh**, shower, shave. ($32/3 months; functionofbeauty.com)

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Target Beauty Box

Are you hoping to broaden your beauty collection, but don't have a colossal budget? Well, our love for the superstore Target just got that much bigger. Each month, Target releases a new box full of their current beauty favorites. You'll open your mailbox to seven products that were a quarter of the full-valued prices. NYX, L'Oreal, and Neutrogena are among the brands included in the monthly beauty boxes. Each box includes an information card with product details and a $3 coupon for Target beauty purchases of $15 or more. ($7/month; target.com)

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Nail guru Julep is a tried-and-true beauty brand that will mail curated boxes to your doorstep every month. If you frequent the nail polish aisle at Ulta and find yourself swatching color after color, you'll want to get in on this action. Although the Julep Maven program was originally made just for nails, you can also request their to-die-for makeup products to be included in your shipment. From a shimmery slate Blakely to a killer blush Brittany, there's a shade for everyone. Treat your nails to a monthly at-home mani with these high-gloss, vegan-friendly polishes. ($20/month; julep.com)

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