Battle of the Beauty Boxes

BY: LAUREN GANDARA

Ever since Birchbox and Ipsy came out with the beauty box, the world of beauty has slowly realized the opportunity to curate its own beauty box and sell it to beauty lovers nationwide.

These boxes range in products for  nails, makeup, hair and all are customized to fit your preferences. Purchasing beauty boxes is an easy way for college students to get monthly grooming products for a set price. Here are some of the top beauty boxes based on what your beauty and price preference is.

Birchbox

Photos from Birchbox

Photos from Birchbox

Price: $10/month or $110/year
Curated for: someone looking to test hype brands at an affordable price. You’ll receive items from brands like Clinique, Benefit, Jouer and Stila. Birchbox has both a men’s a women’s curated box.  

Vegan Cuts

 
Photo from Vegan Cuts

Photo from Vegan Cuts

 

 Price: $22.95/month
Curated for: someone who’s looking for all-natural, cruelty-free products. Vegan Cuts delivers brands like Medusa, Shea Radiance and Coco Kind straight to your door.

Boxycharm

 
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Photo from Boxycharm

 

Price: $21/month
Curated for: someone looking to receive full-sized beauty products for a lower price. High quality brands such as Makeup Geek, Ofra, Pur Lisse are just some of the brands you’ll receive monthly.

Pink Seoul

 
Photo from Pink Seoul.

Photo from Pink Seoul.

 

Price: $40/2 months
Curated for: someone with a love for Korean beauty products. Since the subscription is every two months, you won’t be so bogged down with tons of beauty products.

BeautyFix

 
Photo from BeautyFix

Photo from BeautyFix

 

Price: $24.95/month
Curated for: someone who has an interest in skincare. This beauty box has all of the skin care treatments to make your face softer than a baby’s bottom.

Ipsy

 
Photo from Ipsy

Photo from Ipsy

 

Price: $10/month
Curated for: someone new to the beauty box game and looking to test out the latest beauty products. This is another affordable option at only $10 a month for samples of some of the more popular beauty brands such as NYX, Glamglow and TooFaced.

Julep

 
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Photo from Julep

 

Price: $24.99/month
Curated for: someone who doesn’t want to spend $40 every two weeks to get a Mani-pedi. However, not only will you receive nail products, but also Julep’s makeup products which include eyeshadows, lip products and skincare.

While some of the prices may be hefty, if you look at the retail value of each item, you’re getting a pretty good deal in the long run. So whatever your preference is, there is a box to match every type of beauty lover.