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Best beauty box subscriptions to try in 2021
- Becki Crossley
- 29 October 2020
Give the gift of beauty discovery with a beauty box filled with new skincare, makeup and hair care delights
Discovering new and exciting beauty products has never been so effortless thanks to beauty box subscriptions. Companies like TheVeganKind, Glossybox, Birchbox and more have put their individual stamps on the popular delivery service. Subscribers receive regular deliveries of beauty 'discovery boxes' containing makeup, skincare, haircare and accessories from established brands and exciting newcomers to the beauty world. Beauty box subscriptions vary from monthly, annual and rolling subscriptions, and make a fantastic gift for any beauty enthusiast. Help a loved one keep their dressing table topped up with the latest beauty must-haves or treat yourself in 2021 with one of the best beauty box subscriptions the UK.
Lookfantastic Beauty Box
Jam-packed with incredible beauty treats Lookfantastic's beauty boxes feature many of the site's most coveted brands. They certainly know a thing or two about beauty so it's guaranteed each box will deliver a welcome surprise of effective and luxurious skincare, makeup, and more. Lookfantastic often collaborate with big name brands like Shiseido, Elizabeth Arden and more to keep boxes on trend and exciting.
Price per box: £11-13 per month depending on annual or monthly payments
TheVeganKind Beauty Box
TheVeganKind have created hugely popular beauty subscription boxes perfect for enhancing or beginning a vegan lifestyle. Each box contains up to seven luscious skin and beauty products — moisturiser, eyeliner, lip balm, cleansing oils and more — that are always vegan and cruelty-free. Subscribers can expand their vegan beauty horizons without having to deep dive the internet. Each beauty box contains must-have products from the world's innovative vegan brands that TheVeganKind know and love
Discover five new beauty products each month with Glossybox. Their flexible beauty box subscription delivers surprise skin, hair and makeup products from amazing brands like PI, Clarins, Dermalogica and Burberry. To keep things fresh, Glossybox regularly curate their boxes based on themes and team up with sought-after brands. Recent limited editions have included: the spa box, world of beauty and the birthday box, among others.
Harper's Bazaar Award Winners Beauty Box
This limited edition beauty box comes as a one-off (no subscription) and sells out in a flash every year! The beauty box contains 18 award-winning beauty products from the winners of the 2020 Bazaar Beauty Awards, with each product handpicked by Harper's Bazaar's beauty team. This box is worth £510 and priced at £125, and is packed full of award-winners — its a sure-fire win for 2021.
Price per box: £125 (one-off box)
Birchbox was the first beauty discovery box brand to come to fruition in the UK, paving the way for brands that followed. Now, 10 years on, Birchbox continues to ship out coveted brands to loyal customers. Monthly deliveries of skin, body, makeup and hair products are shipped out in the hopes of pairing subscribers with their dream products, tailored to their hair and skincare needs. Like other brands, many deliveries from Birchbox are themed to keep things fresh.
Price per box:£10 + £2.95 P&P
The Cohorted Beauty Box
The most lavish beauty box around, The Cohorted Beauty Box is a curation of hand-picked premium products selected by The Cohorted's in-house beauty experts. The Cohorted subscription is more expensive than most, but brings with it luxury brands and designer items that are not so often found in other beauty boxes. Each box contains a secret selection of 5 or more full-sized beauty must-haves.
Price per box: £39.99 per box
Red Magazine Beauty Box
The Red Magazine beauty box is here once again for 2020! Readers of the magazine know to expect only the best products, hand picked by the in-house team of beauty-loving writers. Gift a box and save £200 on 15+ makeup, haircare and skincare brands, including 6 full-sized products. Each box comes with a year-long free digital subscription to Red magazine.
Price per box: £30 for a limited time only in the Black Friday sale. RRP £60 (one-off)