We Rate The Best Subscription Boxes: Beauty

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Ahhh... the holy grail of subscription boxes: beauty. We're betting there's, at least, a few of you out there who have tried Birchbox, or maybe Ipsy. But, there is a veritable wealth of other options on the market when it comes to cosmetic boxes. In previous weeks we covered accessories and fitness subscriptions, but now is the time to move into the real foundation (pardon the pun) of the box market.

It can be difficult to find new products up your alley: With so many new brands continually entering the market, and old favorites pumping out fresh, innovative products, how do you know what additional things to incorporate into your routine? What extra concoction is worth your dollars, is going to make your skin that much softer, your hair that much shinier, your cat love you that much more? (Just kidding, cats operate outside of anything created in this universe.)

Of course, these boxes aren't just for discovering the best new products for you to permanently place in your existing beauty rotation. Sometimes, it's just fun to get new things to try out. Who doesn't love a good surprise? After all, wasn't it Marc Jacobs who said, "People don't know what they want. They just know when they see it"?