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!

  • Argena M Olivis

    Hey Girl!
    I would love to subscribe to get some beauty mail, that sounds amazing! Especailly sine you’re getting great use out of the stuff. I’m all about free sample (can’t get enough).
    Thanks for sharing!

    • @Argena M Olivis Beauty mail is the best kind 🙂 Let me know how you like it!