Review: Beauty Box 5

For beauty junkies, nothing is more exciting than a good mail day. A box full of samples can put a smile on any girl’s face; even more so when that box is full of things you can actually use. In the past, I’ve had subscriptions to both Glymm and LuxeBox but canceled both as I found I wasn’t getting enough deluxe samples to make it worth my while. However, since I’m always more than gung-ho about trying anything and everything beauty, I jumped at the offer to review Beauty Box 5‘s version.

Beauty Box 5 review - April Contents - Leopard is a Neutral


The box that I received from Beauty Box Five included 5 items, one of which was a full-size product (and, incidentally, my favourite). I received:

  • ModelCo Lip Shine in “Tease” ($16, full size)
  • Bodyography Makeup Primer ($30)
  • Demeter Roll On Perfume Oil ($10)
  • The Brush Guard Variety Pack ($5.50 for 4)
  • Coolway Boost ($39.95)

Although the Model Co Lip Shine was the only full-size product, the other samples were definitely deluxe. You could easily get 3-5 uses out of each sample, more from the perfume roll-on. I also liked the variety of products and the versatility of what was included: too often, these boxes focus too much on skincare or on products with polarizing colour options.

Beauty Box 5 review - Model Co Tease - Leopard is a Neutral


In contrast, my Beauty Box 5 included a lip product, a skin product, fragrance, a hair product and a nice-to-have product, a great selection for any beauty lover. Each of these products could have been used by just about anybody – the lip colour was a versatile neutral and the hair product would work with any texture. This was a welcome change from boxes packed with anti-aging products or undersold polish colours.

While their list of partnering brands is impressive, I do wish Beauty Box 5’s roster included more well-known, high-end beauty brands. However, so many subscription services include ‘luxury’ brands and yet fail to provide a good bang for your buck so I suppose there’s a bit of a trade-off. I’m not sure whether I’ll subscribe to this box since I already receive so many samples monthly for review, but for someone looking to expand their beauty routine and try something new it’s definitely worth a try.

A Beauty Box 5 subscription will run you $12 per month, $30 per quarter or $100 for the full year.

How do you feel about beauty subscription services? Would you subscribe to another beauty box? Let me know in the comments!

***Disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge for review. I have signed a contractual agreement to review the product within two weeks but was not compensated monetarily for the review. As always, all opinions are my own!