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15 best beauty subscription boxes of 2021

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Whether you're a beauty novice or you love to discover the newest and most innovative products, a subscription box is one of the easiest ways to find the best products on the market.

We've seen subscription boxes for kids and others for self-care, but beauty subscription boxes take the hassle out of shopping for everything you need, from skin care and makeup to hair products and manicure essentials.

We scanned the internet for the best makeup, skin care and wellness boxes available right now. From popular brands like Birchbox to curated packages from clean beauty companies, you're going to enjoy getting one of these delivered your doorstep.

1. Kinder Beauty Box

Kinder Beauty is dedicated to bringing you vegan and cruelty-free products from ethical and clean beauty brands like Pacifica, Juice Beauty and Derma-E. Each box comes with over $85 worth of products that include at least two full-sized bottles, along with accessories.

2. Walmart Beauty Box

Bet you didn't know even Walmart was in on the beauty box game! This quarterly subscription box arrives each season with samples and tips on products sold at Walmart. Previous boxes have featured brands like Herbal Essences, Curél, NYX and Bioré. At just under $7, this is an affordable option for anyone who doesn't want to spend too much but still receive some fun goodies every few months.

3. The Box by Fashionsta

For just under $25 per month, The Box by Fashionsta brings you five to seven full-sized products that retail between $120 and $180 total. The products are mainly vegan and cruelty-free with indie brand spotlights. With each subscription to The Box, Fashionsta donates products to the 1736 Family Crisis Center, an organization that helps Californians deal with issues like domestic violence and homelessness.

4. Tribe Beauty Box

Owned by a woman of color, Tribe Beauty promotes products from indie- and female-owned beauty brands. Each box comes with more than five full-sized products that are valued at over $120 total. The boxes are delivered bi-monthly and a single box is just $34.99. You can also opt for a pre-paid three-box subscription for $110.97 or a pre-paid six-box subscription for $209.94.

5. Birchbox Beauty Subscription Box

Birchbox is a curated package that includes a bundle of beauty favorites from both well-known and indie brands. After filling out a questionnaire on the site, the company will compile five samples from a variety of skin care, makeup and fragrance products. You can sign up for a monthly plan or a three-month plan at $15 per month, or a year-long plan for a reasonable $13 per month.

6. Ipsy Glam Bag

Starting at $12 per order, you can get a personalized bag of beauty must-haves based on your personal features, favorite brands and makeup preferences. Past boxes include products from high-end brands like Tula Skincare and It Cosmetics.

Want more samples? You can upgrade to the Glam Bag Plus for $25 a month or to the quarterly Glam Bag X for $55, which is only available to current Glam Bag and Glam Bag Plus subscribers.

7. Dermstore BeautyFix Box

Dermstore is an online beauty retailer that sells expert-recommended products. It recently launched a beauty box filled with full- and travel-size products. You can opt for a one-time purchase for $34.95 per month or a subscription option for $24.95 per month.

8. FabFitFun Beauty Subscription Box

Score over $200 worth of products every quarter for under $50. While this box includes wellness essentials, home products and accessories in addition to beauty items, past boxes featured multiple makeup and skin care options.

9. Scentbird Fragrance Subscription

If you have multiple perfume bottles that are practically full, a Scentbird subscription might be for you. Since the brand provides you with an eight-milliliter perfume or cologne sample, you have the option to try a new scent before committing to a full-size bottle — the brand sources samples from designer brands like Gucci, Burberry, Prada and more.

10. Boxycharm

Boxycharm is perfect for anyone who prefers full-size products versus travel or sample sizes. It includes everything from beauty tools to makeup, and each box has a value of over $120.

11. Love Goodly

This box includes samples of skin care, makeup and wellness products that are both vegan and cruelty-free. It's delivered in an eco-friendly box on a bi-monthly basis, and features a mix of indie and big-name brands. If you want to purchase a full-size version of the products in your box, you can also conveniently buy directly from the site.

12. Lip Monthly

Calling all lipstick, lip gloss and lip balm lovers! This box includes four full-size lip products from a variety of large and small brands. Each set is under $14 a month but includes over $50 worth of products. Your first box is half off, ringing in at just under $7. You can also receive up to seven products a month if you opt for the Lip Monthly Plus subscription.

13. Glossybox

Starting at $21, you can get five beauty products worth over $60 delivered to your door with Glossybox. According to the company, its mission is to give consumers a variety of products from brands around the world.

14. Allure Beauty Box

For just $23 a month, you can receive over $190 worth of makeup and skin care products sent to your door. Each product is selected the Allure editors and the box includes a mini magazine with expert-curated beauty tips.

15. The Detox Market Detox Box

Clean beauty is on the rise, which is why The Detox Box is on our list of the best beauty subscription boxes. Each month, you can receive new makeup, skin care and hair care products that are free from ingredients on the company's Banned Ingredients List.

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