Special Delivery! A Guide to Online Beauty Box Clubs
For the High-End Beauty Junkie
If it's big in Asia or something fresh from Bulgari, it's in this site's monthly lineup of luxe products.
THE GOODS: A mix of makeup, hair, or skin-care finds from niche and major brands, in travel, deluxe (i.e., slightly bigger than travel), and full sizes. Past boxes have included tubes of Missha BB cream (popular in Korea) and the latest crushes of fashion blogger the Man Repeller. Boxes are personalized according to information you supply on your age, skin, and hair type, plus overall style (chic, sporty, etc.).
THE FINE PRINT: Sign up online for any of the four subscription plans—get deliveries monthly ($21), for three months ($60), six months ($115), or 12 months ($220), with free U.S. shipping to most states. Choose the monthly plan and your account will be automatically charged every four weeks until you unsubscribe on the Web site. If you pony up for one of the other three plans, you're committing to multiple deliveries and can cancel the renewal but won't be able to get your money back for the months in question.