Special Delivery! A Guide to Online Beauty Box Clubs
For the Makeup Pro
Co-founded by makeup artist and YouTube star Michelle Phan, this beauty community offers viewers detailed instructional videos (accessed online), as well as a service called Glam Bag, which sends subscribers a cute tote containing products picked out by the site's "stylists" (YouTube beauty pros).
THE GOODS: Four or five deluxe samples or full-size products from brands like Benefit, Josie Maran, and Urban Decay, with each stash selected at least in part according to your fave brands and the style profile you choose (there are 12, from classic to club-goer).
THE FINE PRINT: Becoming a member is free and lets you scope out things like makeup tutorials and product picks. Subscribe to receive a Glam Bag once a month for $10, or 12 times a year for $110, with free U.S. shipping. Monthly subscriptions renew automatically but can be canceled on the Web site. If you sign up for the year-long program, you're committed for the full 12 months.