Even Haters Are Going to Want These 5 Insanely Good Beauty Subscription Boxes

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I’ll be honest—I had a hard time getting into the whole makeup-subscription thing. As much as I love the thought of having a pretty box filled with beauty products land on my doorstep every month, I’m more of a run-to-Sephora-and-burn-my-entire-paycheck-every-week kind of person.

But as these little kits continue to take over the beauty sphere—and probably most of the USPS's inventory—I’ve decided to hop on the train, too. So after scouring the internet for the coolest products and best deals, I very scientifically (just kidding...but actually kind of) selected the very best, top-of-the-top, subscription boxes that are truly worth your money. Check out the winners, below.

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1 For the Naturalist

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Each month, Petit Vour sends out four cruelty-free, non-toxic, and plant-based beauty products in a minimalist, Instagram-worthy box (which, in this age, counts for a lot).

At $18 per month, Petit Vour is definitely on the pricey side, but with top-notch green brands like French Girl Organics and Juice Beauty, each sampling has an estimated value of $45-$60, which means you’re actually getting a really, really good deal. The monthly subscription can be canceled at any time, but if you sign up for a one-year plan ($180), you’ll save $3 per box. Winner, winner.

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2 For the Diehard Beauty Fan

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We know you've already heard of Birchbox—the $10 a month service that serves up five incredibly good hair, skin, and makeup samples in each box, ranging from cult-favorite brands (like Benefit and Stila), to under-the-radar indie picks (like R+Co and Inika).

But the best part is how easy Birchbox makes it for you to buy full-size versions of your favorite samples: Not only are all the products shoppable online, but you’ll also earn $1 for every $10 you spend through their Loyalty Points program. Plus, you’ll get to pick out one of your samples each month after receiving your first box.

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3 For the Community-Oriented

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With a Boxycharm subscription, you’ll not only get four or five full-size beauty products—an estimated $100 value for just $21 per month—but you’ll also join a massive community of “Charmers” who share step-by-step tutorials and product recommendations like the makeup-obsessed family you never had.

And, as you refer friends, review products, and remain an active subscriber, you’ll also receive Loyalty Charms, which add up to major savings and discounts on future boxes and products.

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4 For the Control Freak

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The best part about Ipsy—other than the fact that your products arrive in a different free makeup bag every month—is that each box is curated specifically for you, giving you a level of control most other subscription services don't offer.

New subscribers are walked through an in-depth questionnaire to determine which makeup, hair, and skin-care samples will suit you best (past boxes have included Smashbox, Derma E, Too Faced, and Ouai), meaning hair-haters can choose all makeup, while skin-care fans can stick with face products. The subscription includes five custom products for $10/month, but if you sign up for the year ($100), you'll get one free month.

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5 For the Recommendation Kween

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Each Glossybox features five beauty samples from crazy-good brands, like Glamglow, Tarte, and Kat Von D, all wrapped in a millennial pink (and glossy) box, because of course. The real draw, though, is that Glossybox has a major reward system for product reviews—you’ll earn Glossycredit (which can be used to purchase full-size products) for each review you write on the website, which, for anyone who has some hella strong opinions, can be a game changer.

And if you're also a commitment phobe, don't freak—the subscription lets you either pay for a month to month subscription for $21, a three-month subscription for $58.50, a six-month for $111, or 12-month for $210.

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