Sep 20 2017

Macy’s Beauty Box – August

I bought this.

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I didn’t know Macy’s had a Beauty Box subscription service until this summer. So I signed up, figuring, for $15, why not? I buy makeup and beauty products from Macy’s and like many of the brands.

Above is the first box I received with my subscription – August’s box. Included was:

Everything came in a cute domed, copper bag that says “The In Crowd” and has makeup products painted on it. It’s a bit small for everyday use so I’m not sure if I will keep it.

I dug right into the MAC mascara sample, and LOVED it. Each bag comes with a coupon for your next beauty purchase, and I should have remembered that instead of going to buy the full-size tube at a MAC store that was in the same mall as Macy’s! But that’s OK – the coupon is good for two months so I have until the end of September to redeem it!

I tried the Smashbox Cover Shot duo, and found the shadows to be pigmented and easy to work with. Score!

Here’s the mascara and the shadow duo:

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I tried Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel and wasn’t impressed. The shade, a brown, would work for me but I found that it didn’t get a lot of product on the sample brush and it just didn’t seem to do anything for me. I tossed it.

I am saving the Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser to try when I am done the cleanser currently in my shower, but have a feeling I’ll like it. Probably not enough to buy the regular size, though, when I have so much facial cleanser to use up.

I spritzed myself with the perfume sample from Caroline Herrera, and it’s not my cup of tea. I was careful to spritz lightly, as I’m not generally drawn to richer, darker scents that have ingredients like jasmine or cocoa. This one also has tonka, almond and coffee. It’s a unique and interesting scent but not one I would purchase.

I have tried Tarte Maracuja Oil in the past as a moisturizer for my face and loved it. I find the trial size handy for travel, and haven’t opened it yet.

I consider this month’s box a good use of $15, because I got to try a mascara I loved, got a cute shadow duo, a cleanser I know I will use, a travel oil and perfume sample. The only miss here for me was the Benefit brow product.

I already have September’s box, so as soon as I dig into it I’ll write up a post about that, too!

You can read more about ithe Macy’s subscription Beauty Box here. What do you think of August’s box?!

  • susan

    I didn’t know Macy’s had a Beauty Box. Seems like everyone has one now. Might just have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

  • Phyrra Nyx

    I love the eyeshadow on you!

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  • Shelley Polarbelle

    that’s not a bad box! I would be tempted, but i really hate getting perfume samples because i won’t use them. Thinking about canceling sephora play for that reason

    • BeautyJudy

      I get that! I like perfume samples but I need to get better about using them. I hoarded them when I traveled for work a lot, but don’t travel much these days so I should use them up!

  • Cindy Ingalls

    I had no idea Macy’s had a beauty box!

    • BeautyJudy

      Doesn’t it seem like they’re everywhere now, boxes?! Lol

  • Jen Mathews

    Ohhh I see Tarte and Smashbox in there!

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  • marciaf

    I’ve wondered about this box. I have the full size Golden Hour palette from Smashbox and love the pigment in it. I’d be interested in trying that MAC Mascara too. The fragrance would go right into my giveaway box! Sounds like a fun box.

    • BeautyJudy

      I would love to get the full size palette but struggle with whether I “need” it lol! Fragrance is always hot or miss but I do enjoy the sampling – but it stinks when I love it and it costs $110 for the smallest bottle – true story happened with a Sephora sample!!! I still haven’t been able to spring for it lol

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    That’s great that you tried the May’s beauty box. I was curious about it. This month’s box looks much better than the August box I saw online. I love the Smashbox Duo – gorgeous shades that look great with your green eyes. Glad to hear you liked the MAC mascara. I tried another mascara mini from MAC, Upward Lash, and it’s become one of my top 3 faves.

    • BeautyJudy

      This is the August box 🙂 I’m a month behind! I will have he September box soon, I wanted to use some of the items first – I think I liked August better so maybe September is what you saw!

      • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

        It must have been July or even June. They were selling it at half price on the Macy’s website. The items in that box weren’t as good as those that you got.

        • BeautyJudy

          Ah – maybe July! I didn’t even know the box existed until August – there are SO many boxes these days!