Battle of the $10 Beauty Boxes – March 2017 Birchbox vs. ipsy vs. Play! by Sephora 1

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Battle of the $10 Beauty Boxes - February 2017 Birchbox vs. ipsy vs. Play! by Sephora
I think one of the most common questions I get is which subscription box do you prefer between the $10 Beauty Boxes? Birchbox, ipsy or Play! by Sephora?  So, I thought it would be fun to do a little monthly Battle of the Boxes!  Let’s check out the March 2017 boxes:


Birchbox Review + Coupon Code - March 2017
My March 2017 Birchbox included:

~ARROW ENHANCE Waterproof Eyeliner + Brightener (0.8g) ($16)
~Beauty Protector Protect & Volume (No Size Listed) (~$4)
~Bioderma® Hydrabio H2O (20mL) ($0.67)
~Coastal Scents® Revealed Smoky Palette (0.65g) (~$2)
~Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream (0.25fl.oz) ($4.04)
~R+Co DALLAS Thickening Shampoo & R+Co DALLAS Thickening Conditioner (Sample Packet) (~$2)

****March 2017 Birchbox Value: $28.71****
# of Items: 6
Sample-Size: 5
Full-Size: 1

What is Birchbox?
Birchbox ($10/month) offers 4-6 (sometimes more) hand-picked beauty and lifestyle samples, delivered to your door each month.
Cost: $10/month
CategoryBeauty / Cosmetic / Makeup
ReviewsBirchbox Reviews


ipsy Review - March 2017

My March 2017 ipsy included:

~The Bag
~MintPear Collagen Serum (8mL) ($21.07)
~Cake Desserted Island Supreme Body Mousse (1oz) ($2.75)
~tarte cosmetics tarteist™ quick dry matte lip paint (rosé) (1mL) ($3.33)
~Skone Cosmetics Luxe Pro Blending Brush ($15)
~So Susan Blush & Glow ($22.95)

****March 2017 ipsy Value: $65.10****
# of Items: 6 (including bag)
Sample-Size: 3
Full-Size: 3 (including bag)

What is ipsy?
ipsy sends its members a beautiful Glam Bag with 4-6 deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products.
Cost: $10/month
CategoryBeauty / Cosmetic / Makeup
Reviewsipsy Reviews

Play! by Sephora

Play! by Sephora Review - March 2017

My March 2017 Play! by Sephora included:

~GlamGlow GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer (Nude Glow) (7mL) ($6.86)
~Algenist Reveal Concentrated Lumizing Drops (0.23 fl.oz) ($17.48)
~Benefit Watt’s Up (0.08oz) ($7.27)
~Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Eyeshadow and Powder Blush (0.7g) ($6.68)
~Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast (3oz) ($15)
~Atelier Cologne Clementine California (~$2)

****March 2017 Play! by Sephora Value: $55.29****
# of Items: 6
Sample-Size: 6
Full-Size: 0

What is Play! by Sephora?
Play! by Sephora ($10/month) is a monthly subscription box program. Each month subscribers will receive a box of deluxe samples, along with an exclusive PLAY! BOOK — packed with helpful advice — and a PLAY! PASS to redeem in store for a free one-on-one learning session with a beauty expert. The six product samples in your PLAY! by SEPHORA box are from the same prestige brands Sephora carries in store and online, and they are sized to use multiple times.
Cost: $10/month
CategoryMakeup / Cosmetic / Beauty
ReviewsPLAY! by Sephora Reviews

ipsy vs. sephora vs. birchbox Best Box

The winner this month was……. ipsy (they were the winner last month too)! It had an amazing value, the most full-size goodies and the bag was just gorgeous!

What was your favorite $10 Beauty Box for March?

About Jennifer

Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include Popsugar Must Have Box, Boxycharm, Mommy Mailbox and Rachel Zoe Box of Style.

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  • Chrissy

    I switched from Ipsy to Birchbox thinking there would be bigger sized products and I’d be able to choose 1 of the items each month. I’ve been disappointed so far and also there is no way to get them to stop sending things you aren’t interested in receiving, like hair care products. My daughter is a hair stylist so I get everything I need from her. I paid for the annual subscription though so I’ll stick it out until the end of my 12 months with Birchbox. I do miss getting the little bags even though I’d run out of things to do with them, they were fun. I’m going to repurpose the birch boxes into mixed media art projects so they’ll get use too.