What’s A Subscription Box?
If this is your first time hearing about subscription boxes, where have you been?
Subscription boxes have been around since the early 2000s and have become immensely popular since then. Basically, these boxes contain samples of different products that subscribers can try out. Samples are usually much smaller than the actual product, so if you don’t like it, not a lot will be wasted.
Also, they don’t cost as much!
You can sign up for different kinds of monthly subscription boxes online: beauty, gaming, and even snacks! Every month, you’ll receive a collection of new samples for you to try out. If you like them, great! You’ve just discovered a new product you never would’ve otherwise, which is why people love these boxes. If it isn’t your thing, it’s fine: you’ll have more to discover next month.
Top 10 Beauty Subscription Boxes in Australia
Want in? We’ve compiled some of the best beauty subscription boxes in Australia so you can join in on the fun:
Bellabox was founded by a group of young women who loved beauty products but didn’t have the time to scour the department stores for new finds. Your monthly beauty box will contain at least five samples, and if you like them, you can order full-size versions on their website! Bellabox includes high-end, international, cult brands so you’re sure to discover something new.
If you’re a new mum looking for some new products to try, they also have the Bellababy. Your man can also join in by subscribing to Bellobox.
A one-time Bellabox will set you back $19.95, but if you subscribe for an entire year, it will cost $222.22 or only $18.52 per box. This includes postage and handling fees, plus premium, trackable packaging.
9. Nudie Glow’s Gorgeous Five
It’s no secret that Korean skincare is where it’s at!
Koreans are known for their 10-step skincare routine, and one of those steps is putting on a face mask, a super simple step that can do wonders for your complexion.
Nudie Glow will give you at least four face masks plus one special mask (this can be an eye mask, hand mask, nose strip, or something else) and send it to you once a quarter so you can enjoy hydrated and glowing skin.
The Gorgeous Five box costs $25 if you choose to buy only one, but if you decide to subscribe to receive a box once a quarter or season, it will only cost $20.
8. Nourished Life’s Natural Beauty Box
If you only use naturals and organics (or at least you want to), the Natural Beauty Box is for you. Certified Natural, Certified Organic, Food Grade and Certified Biodynamic products is what Nourished Life is all about, so you can be sure that your products are legit and of high quality.
They also source only from ethical brands, so you can rest easy knowing that no animals were harmed for the sake of your beauty regimen.
A Natural Beauty Box subscription costs $25 a month, but you can get it for $22.5 if you pay upfront for a year ($270). If you’re still not convinced, you can try out a trial deluxe beauty box that’s currently on sale at $19.95.
7. Lookfantastic Beauty Box
This beauty sample box has incredible products from the best brands around the world. It was originally curated to celebrate the launch of lookfantastic Australia, and unlike most other subscription boxes, also includes two full-size products which definitely give you a lot of bang for your buck.
The lookfantastic beauty box is a bit pricey at $59.95, but considering that you actually get around $160 worth of products, it’s quite a steal.
6. Blissful Boxes
Touting itself as “the perfect box for women”, Blissful Boxes puts together both full and sample-size products for busy women. Each box will contain at least five to seven products from cosmetics to skincare to fragrances. Blissful Boxes also makes sure that they feature at least one small Australian business for each box, so you also get to support these entrepreneurs on the rise!
A one-month Blissful box is $34.95. Like most subscriptions, it will be cheaper to pay upfront for more months: $95 for three months, and $170 for six months.
5. Femme Fatale’s Emporium
For artisan cosmetics, bath and body products, and fragrances, look no further than Femme Fatale’s collection. The Emporium used to be a full box, but they’ve now been scaled down to packets that are much more affordable. They have monthly themes that will determine what the inclusions will be, and they’re all limited edition, so sign up now to get yours for the coming month!
The Beauty Emporium packet, which contains at least three facial beauty products, costs $22. Other Emporium packets range from $13.20 to $26.40, depending on what’s included (aroma, bath and body, etc).
4. Peony Parcel
Beauty isn’t just about cosmetics and skincare. It’s also about making sure that you take care of yourself: set aside some me-time and pamper yourself! Peony Parcel will let you do just that with their selection of beauty and lifestyle products. More than just trying new goods, it’s a reminder to step back and indulge in self-care every once in a while.
Peony Parcels cost $79.95 per box, but like other subscriptions, you save more if you order more: each is $69.95 only for a minimum of three months.
Once you’ve integrated self-care into your beauty regimen, it’s time to go beyond and really start taking charge of your health and wellness. Splendour’s collection will help you do just that with their all-natural products. Splendour makes sure that all the brands that are associated with them have values that are associated with a wellness-oriented, clean living, cruelty-free lifestyle.
Splendour boxes are $25 per month or you can subscribe for three months for $70.
2. Lip Monthly
For the lippie-obsessed gals out there, the Lip Monthly subscription is the perfect box for you. There are no samples here – only full-sized lip products every time. You’ll always be up-to-date with all the latest colour trends and be able to always keep your look fresh. Lip Monthly is based in the US, but they do ship to Australia.
A Lip Monthly subscription starts at USD$12.95, which is around $18.61. The more months you sign up for, the bigger the discount!
1. Medusa’s Makeup Subscription Box
Medusa’s Makeup is fun and vibrant, from its packaging all the way to its actual products. Their makeup has been universally praised not just for its excellent performance, but for also being cruelty-free! The monthly makeup box will contain four full-sized vegan products that have been carefully chosen by the Medusa’s Makeup team. To complete your cruelty-free beauty routine, you can also subscribe to their skincare box.
Medusa’s Makeup ships internationally from the US for USD$26.95 or $38.73 a month. You can save up to USD$10 or $14.37 if you decide to sign up for an entire year.
Subscription boxes are super fun (and cheap!) ways to discover new products and keep your makeup and skincare routine fresh. Nothing beats the feeling of opening a present, which is essentially what you get when you buy a subscription box! Take the leap and sign up for one now – who knows, maybe that perfect product that you’ve been searching for is in next month’s box.