3.1 overall rating

468 subscriber ratings

GlossyBox is a beauty subscription box that sends five deluxe and full-size products to your door every month for $21 (with free shipping to the U.S.). Subscribers should expect to discover new brands of hair care, makeup, and skincare in each pink box, wrapped up nicely with a different theme each time. There are different variations of boxes sent in each delivery of this monthly beauty box, but each box should have a value of at least $60.

The Basics

  • $21 Monthly
  • Ships to US
  • Founded in 2011
  • Valued at $60+ per box
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Featured Review: GlossyBox Subscription Review + Coupon - December 2020

by Taryn Lowman on January 12, 2021

This was my first monthly GlossyBox and I am hooked! I am always looking for ways to exfoliate and hydrate in the winter and this box gave me everything that my skin needed for this time of year. I was able to wake up with a morning coffee scrub that left my skin feeling so smooth for days, the deep moisturizing cream has been saving my skin so far by hydrating without causing any major breakouts,  I also had no idea how badly I needed a foot mask in my life but I am hooked now! The lavender oil forced me to kick back and put my feet up after a long day with my kids while the mask worked its magic on my super dry feet. I normally don't love eye masks, but the K-Glo mask left me feeling a little less puffy after a long holiday season. While I didn't love the lip balm, I am going to give it another try, and the purifying scrub made my husband so happy! The products this month have an estimated retail value of around $83.47 which is not bad for a $21 box. For me, I don't get a ton of time for myself, but boxes like this really remind me that it is ok to take that time even if it is just me at home using a foot mask. I loved the overall product curation that felt perfect for the season. I really can't wait to see what my next box will bring! Read more...

More Staff Reviews of GlossyBox

The Basics

  • $21 Monthly
  • Ships to US
  • Founded in 2011
  • Valued at $60+ per box

What We Love

  • They deliver only deluxe samples or full-size beauty products each month.
  • The curation includes a variety of skincare and makeup items from beauty brands you already love and some that may be lesser-known but just as effective.

What You Should Know

  • GlossyBox has a Glossy Credit program where you can earn points to spend by reviewing your products each month.
  • Some readers have commented about receiving poor customer service. Be sure to read the comments on recent reviews to get the most up to date information before subscribing!

We Recommend GlossyBox If

  • You enjoy receiving a mix of haircare, skincare, and makeup items to try.
  • You appreciate a good value – this box delivers over $60 worth of products for just $21 per month, or even less with a longer subscription.

How Do Subscribers Rate GlossyBox?

Star Rating Overview

Star Rating Overview

3.1 overall Rating
468 Ratings

Featured GlossyBox Reviews

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November 23, 2020
Ahh, I see Glossybox is just as much of a gyp today as it has always been. The creation of Glossy reminds me of the old days of Birchbox, back when all they would give you is a nice box with miniscule samples of products I never wanted. The point in all of this that perplexes me most is how on earth do they keep their subscribers?
October 14, 2020
I have never had a problem with my delivery of glossy box I expect it near the end or the very end of each month and I've also never had a problem subscribing and canceling which I've done off and on for 2 years. It's the only box left that has such a nice actual box with packaging that's thoughtfully prepared, look fantastic does this as well actually. I'm tired of my other boxes having everything dumped in there by careless workers. It is not as high brow of products but they are always useful.
September 15, 2020
Honestly it depends. Some are good and some not so much. For Canadians it cost around 28,50$ CAD with shipping and exchange rate. If you want to subscribe to only one box, I would choose another one.
June 8, 2020
Hello everybody! Due to pandemic worldwide situation and a financial hardship I decided to cancel my Glossy box subscription and what a turnaround I received from the company! They started making excuses, changed the date on my sent message and finally charged me $22.68 for a very poorly prepared box (it is truly the worst box I’ve ever received from any other company, and I receive lots of different boxes). It was going back and forth with them and I received just standard messages about not meeting the cancellation date but I DID (I received a confirmation email with the correct date and time and took a few print screens when I sent the original message). Glossy box nowadays is not a serious, reliable company. Please be aware and be safe!
June 1, 2020
Nope. The star product in May was a Steve Laurent palette???? Hahahahahaha canceled. This box should be $12, not $21.
May 11, 2020
Please save your money and time and read the reviews that are posted. I didn't and ended up being charged for two months in a row and to date have not received a box!!! Countless unhelpful emails later that only say that my "order has been dispatched and on the way...Please allow five business days." The tracking is phony, customer service is phony and the telephone number is just an answering machine. For everyone that comments how much they love their boxes and products, consider yourself lucky that you got a box. I cancelled my subscription and now I have to dispute the charges with my cc company because I don't think these boxes are coming.
April 28, 2020
Considering how much I spend on the many, many different subs I can't resist (not to mention add ons and pop ups...), I guess I should be grateful that Glossy is no longer any kind of a temptation. The multiple chances I gave this company all eventually ended in being disappointed or even outright cheated. I'm relieved for those who've had good experiences with this box; however, I genuinely believe they're the exception, not the rule, and that it's only a matter of time before they get burned too.
April 22, 2020
Agree with other reviewers...they bait with discount coupons and when you accept you end up with mutiples...its hard to track the subscriptions so I got 3 of the same box one month....and it was such a crappy box. Then finally I was a 3 month subscription plan. They charged me again anyway. So my advise. take your payment method OUT so they cant keep charging you. Customer service is terrible....honestly skip this one.
February 2, 2020
This is the biggest disappointment of my life, including my ex-fiance. The boxes are underwhelming, the customer service is awful, and they actually don't have customer service, since they do not provide any solutions to problems or care to help. Don't buy into the illusion that something with British undertones is exotic or special, the products are horrid and if you think you might be interested in something that was in a box or may be in a future box, look for it on this trade site or elsewhere. I promise you that in the end it will save you from extreme letdown and waste of time.
January 10, 2020
Worst experience ever. I had the hardest time trying to subscribe. Once it went through, it actually went through 3 times. I emailed immediately and tried to cancel since there is no customer service number to call. 2 days later there was no reply to my message and they sent me three boxes! Three of the same boxes. I still had no reply email so I started a chat. It took minutes for a response and the response was that I need to send it back at my expense or I can return to sender with no guarantee they will get it. I decided to just cancel. If I'm not worth their time, then they aren't worth my money.

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How do I cancel Glossybox?

You can cancel your subscription at any time by going under My Account, selecting your subscription, and hitting the cancel button. Just keep in mind that cancellations are only effective from the following month.

Will I receive samples in Glossybox?

Your products will be a mix of deluxe, sample size, and full-size beauty products each month.

Will I be sent repeat products in my month-to-month subscription?

The GlossyBox subscription tries not to send duplicate products unless they are a well-loved favorite but if you have any issues with this, they recommend contacting customer service for assistance.

How do Glossy Credits work?

There are a variety of ways you can earn Glossy Credits such as reviewing products you’ve received, completing surveys, or referring friends. You can then redeem them for Limited Edition boxes or products from LookFantastic. Read here for full details.

When does the GlossyBox Advent Calendar go on sale?

GlossyBox releases a beauty advent calendar every winter. It’s always filled with high-end beauty products like eyeshadow, nail polish, lip balm, mascara, masks, lotion, parfum, hair products, and much more. Keep an eye on our site in October—we’ll announce the next advent calendar with spoilers as soon as it’s available.

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