Nothing perks up my day more than coming home and seeing packages at my door filled with beauty products. It’s like my makeup happy hour, if you will.
That’s why I love the idea of having beauty samples delivered monthly to your door. Most beauty sample programs contain about 4-6 deluxe or full size products for under $20 a month. Members also get discounts if they decide to purchase a full size product.
Check out some of the more popular beauty sampling programs below:
Beauty Army This service lets you actually choose up to 6 samples each month for $12. Log into your account online reveals how to get the most out of your products.
Birchbox The most popular sampling program. 4-5 samples a month. Brands: Benefit, Bare Minerals, Carol’s Daughter, blinc, Cargo, DDF, Essie, NARS, Stila, Smashbox. Includes magazine on how to get the most out of your products. Waiting list. Price Options: $110/one year or $10/month. 3, 6, 12 month gift subscriptions available.
Beauty Box 4-5 samples of makeup, skincare and hair care products delivered monthly. Pricing Options: $12/month, $30/quarterly, and $100/month.
Eco Emi the only eco-friendly beauty sampling program. “For only $15.00 a month we will mail you five to ten samples of natural, organic, green, eco-friendly, cruelty free, vegan, vegetarian or Fair Trade products to your door wrapped in chic earth friendly packaging. Part of the fun is that the package will look a little different every month! You will have the luxury of trying out an array of green good for you products in the comfort of your own home or over a cup of herbal tea with close friends.”
Gogogirlfriend beauty sample program with two different membership options. Basic membership is $6.99/month (billed $13.98 every other month) and box is shipped every 2 months. The premium membership is $12.99/month and box is shipped monthly.
– 5% of membership fees are donated to Ovarian Cancer Research
The Look Bag By becoming a member, for $10 a month you will receive an assortment of 5 different high-end beauty samples from THE LOOK STORE.com in a luxurious reusable bag. Online magazine has tips to get the most out of the products. %20 discount for members for purchases from the Look Store.
Similar to Birchbox, it can be gifted in 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions.Makeup Monthly– Fill out a profile form when signing up and receive customized monthly picks. With Makeup Monthly, you can actually choose if you want to join the Nail, Cosmetics, or Beauty Care Club.
Pricing varies (note: I believe these are full size products and not samples)
Nail Club: $20/month
Cosmetics Club: $30/month
Beauty Care Club: $35/month
My Glam Take a quiz to be paired up with a glam stylist, receive your sample monthly (4-5 deluxe/full size) and then view your stylist put together a look on youtube. $10/month.
New Beauty Test Tube– Part of New Beauty Magazine, the magazine is quarterly and so is the test tube for $29.95 per tube. Good for skin care enthusiasts. Brands include
Sample Society The collaboration between Beauty Bar and Allure magazine. $15/month for 5 deluxe samples. Also includes a one year subscription to Allure magazine. Waiting List.
There’s membership programs for everyone. If you love high end products, you might want to try Birchbox, Sample Society, or My Glam. Skin care junkie? New Beauty is the way to go. Eco Emi is great for those looking for natural products.
Whichever program you choose, make sure you let us know what you think!