We all know that the cost of skincare and make-up products really adds up. If you are like us and love trying all the latest products at the drugstore but have neither the time nor the budget to do so, then beauty subscription boxes can be an absolute god send. They are a perfect way of experimenting with new beauty items for a fraction of the cost. The element of not always knowing what you’re going to receive in the post, also makes it feel like you’re getting a nice little gift each month.
We had a look at some of the top beauty subscription packages in the UK and why they are so popular:
Each month Glossybox search worldwide for must-have beauty products from a variety of brands. The boxes contents explore beauty platforms on a global scale, with products from Milan to Brazil and Japan. The subscription options range from 3, 6 and 12-months, starting from £12. Each month five beauty products are delivered to your door and you can also collect Glossy Credits to spend on beauty treats for yourself and friends.
Birchbox treats you to five beauty products each month personalised to your skin, hair and style. Birchbox has an option which allows you to create your own beauty profile, and the information from this is used to tailor your box to suit your needs. Another wonderful thing about this subscription is that there are no commitments or contract if you select the monthly option, so you are free to cancel at any time. However, if you do decide to go for the 6-month option, you get the first box free, and the yearly subscription means one box free each year – which is always a bonus!
Pink Parcel specialises in making you feel your best even when you’re on your period. Each plan includes your own choice of fem-care brands, luxury beauty items, seasonal surprises, artisan chocolate, herbal tea and not to mention free delivery. The plans range from monthly, 3-month, 6-month and 12-month The boxes come in discreet packaging and you can change your product preferences and delivery date. You can also cancel at any time too!
Look Incredible are unique because unlike most beauty boxes which contain travel-size products, all their items are full-sized, meaning you are certainly getting your money’s worth. The every two-month subscription contains five high quality beauty items and comes at a price of £25.00 including delivery.
Love Lula is a fantastic way to try out the latest natural beauty products at an affordable price. Love Lula are committed to ethically sourcing natural products and ingredients that are effective whilst being guilt-free. They insist on no animal-testing and no parabens or harmful chemicals. The subscription options range from monthly, 3-months, 6-months and yearly and starts at £13.95. All deliveries are free on orders over £15.
The powder beauty box is amazing if you want to experiment with new products without a rolling subscription. The prices of the boxes vary depending on which one you purchase, but with collaborations with brands such as Nars, Bare Minerals, Chloe, Sleek and Ren you’re certainly getting your value for money. The boxes contain a combination of full-sized and travel-sized products and range from £35-£55 (slightly pricier) BUT some of them even contain up to 13 items!
These are our top favourite beauty boxes, so why don’t you drop us a comment and tell us about your own personal favourites!
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Text: Chloe Humphries