Let's talk beauty subscription boxes. After all, they're the perfect gift to yourself or a present for those weddings, parties, birthdays, Valentine's Day and events we've all been holding out for.
For those interested in signing up to a regular beauty subscription box, it's one of the easiest ways to stay in-the-know when it comes to beauty, and what's better than getting a selection of the best beauty products of the moment delivered straight to your door each month? And as a gift for someone else, they'll be reminded of how generous you are every four weeks.
These packages of joy, full of travel-sized beauty gems and even occasionally a collection of full-sized products, are a brilliant way of dipping your toe in and trialling new launches without committing to the full cost. Spanning everything from vegan beauty to niche perfume brands and premium products – there is a specialist monthly subscription box out there for everyone.
If you’re after a good mix of products, the OG’s like LookFantastic and Glossybox are a great place to start. Don't fancy signing up for a subscription? Try out the array of expertly curated boxes based on your specific needs, like Selfridges' The Haircare Heroes Beauty Kit, £90, where you can nab £244 worth of products.
What are the benefits of beauty subscription boxes?
The beauty shelves can often be hard to navigate and it's tempting to stick to buying the old faithfuls, the big-name brands, and the well-known buys. Often trying a new and interesting beauty buy means investing a pretty sum in a product that you're not 100% certain you'll love. Beauty subscription boxes offer another option. For a set price per month, you can subscribe to a beauty gift box that pertains to the things you're interested in, and try out products as you go. Hit on make-up, skincare, body products, gadgets or nail polish you love. That's when you spend your money on the full-sized version, sure in the knowledge that you'll value every last drop of it.
Besides all of the beauty benefits, let’s not forget that receiving something in the post never gets old. Picking up a package full of hair, skin or make-up treats that you didn’t know you wanted is even better.
Does everyone get the same beauty box each month?
The excitement and joy of a beauty subscription box is that each month a new edit of beauty must-haves will turn up on your doorstep. For certain brands, like LookFantastic and Birchbox, there will often be a different theme, e.g. sustainable beauty, Mother's Day, Black Friday or skincare saviours.
Other boxes available on the market, like the Selfridges The Ultimate Beauty Kit, and offer a one-off purchase rather than a subscription service - which is great if you're after those exact products or as a gift for someone else.
Keep scrolling to find the best beauty subscription boxes worth signing up to...
SHOP: The Best Beauty Subscription Boxes In The Business
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