5. For the lipstick lover
Our pick: Lip Monthly Box
If you live by the beauty code ‘you can never have too many lipsticks’, a monthly delivery of the Lip Monthly Box has your name written all over it. This monthly makeup box will keep your kit fresh and up-to-date with the latest lip colour trends. US-based Lip Monthly offers shipping to Australia and packs each of its boxes with a surprise collection of four to five *full-size* lip products. Plus, you’ll receive a new makeup bag with every package.
The review: "Absolutely love my February Lip Monthly bag - everything about it is great including the bag itself, so chic and cute.” @alien_sprinkles Lip Monthly customer
Cost: From US$11.45/month
4. For the busy mums
Our pick: bellabox
When you’re a mum, it’s easy to forget to take care of yourself. A monthly delivery of the bellabox will help you remember. Each delivery contains at least five beauty samples. You can even sign up for their bellababy box, which contains eight or more products (mostly beauty, but can also include nappies, food and other essentials) for you and your baby.
The review: “I love my bellaboxes, always receive them quickly and with the most amazing products. Because of them I’ve actually gotten so much better at makeup.” @gen_adele bellabox customer.
Cost: $19.95/month (includes shipping)
3. For the mask-obsessed
Our pick: Nudie Glow Gorgeous Five
A regular sheet mask session is the secret to glowing skin, so make sure your bathroom cupboard is always well-stocked. With the Nudie Glow Gorgeous Five subscription, you’ll receive four face masks and a bonus mask (it may be an eye mask, hand mask, who knows?!) every quarter. The products are hand-picked to match your skin’s needs during each season.
The review: “I love having the opportunity to try the products before I purchase them in their full size. It’s my treat to myself! There is always a variety of different masks to try.” Rebekah, Nudie Glow customer.
2. For the natural beauty convert
The best beauty sample box for women who love natural formulas has to be from the go-to destination for natural beauty products in Australia, Nourished Life. Their monthly beauty boxes include a mix of deluxe sample and travel size beauty, health and home products that are natural and/or organic.
The review: “This is a great way to try items that I wouldn't even normally consider, have discovered some fantastic items that I will continue to purchase & I love that they are cruelty free & sometimes vegan.” Kathy, Nourished Life customer
Cost: $25/month (includes shipping)
1. For those who want a little bit of everything
Our pick: Lookfantastic Beauty Box
If your love of beauty spans skin care and makeup equally, this is the subscription box for you. Lookfantastic ship their monthly subscription boxes internationally, and each delivery contains a mix of beauty products that are guaranteed to always equal at least £50 (AUD$90+) worth of products. On lookfantastic’s website, this beauty box has over 1600 five-star reviews!
The review: “I am a HUGE fan of the lookfantastic Beauty Box and this month's edition was the best yet! Incredible value for money and such a great way to get to know new brands - bring on April!” Alice, LookFantastic customer
Cost: $25 per month (plus shipping)