The Target Beauty Box is a monthly subscription beauty box. It is currently available only online at Target. The box retails for $10 when it is initially released (usually on the last day of the previous month – i.e. January 31th), but goes down to $7 after the first week or so. This beauty box is set apart from the others (Sephora Play, Ipsy, Birchbox) because there is no subscription contract. You buy one when you want to and there is no obligation to worry about automatic payments or the like.
Each Target Beauty Box comes with a unique theme. This months theme was HYDRATION. Also, each box comes with a descriptive list of the items included along with a $3 coupon valid at Target online/in stores for any beauty, skin, or hair care purchase above $15.
This box contains:
- Masque Bar Hydrating Peel Off Mask
- Raw Sugar Raw Coconut and Mango Body Wash
- Soap and Glory Face Soap and Clarity Face Wash
- Gliss Ultimate Repair Shampoo
- Gliss Ultimate Repair Conditioner
- Sun Bum Sunless Self-Tanning Towelette
- W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Pro Mascara
- L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask
Masque Bar Hydrating Peel Off Mask – Value – $3.49
” Long- lasting formula made with aloe, collagen and vitamin E hydrates skin for a youthful glow.”
This was not a sheet mask like I initially assumed. There was enough in this packet to do a single face mask though I was hoping to stretch it out to at least two times. My skin didn’t feel extra hydrated, but it did feel clean.
Raw Sugar Raw Coconut and Mango Body Wash – Value – $0.60
“Natural, cold-pressed coconut and mango offer nutrition-rich vitamins and enzymes to brighten and soothe skin.”
I’m not the biggest fan for any thing coconut scented so I will probably give this to my little sister. She’s a huge fan of tropical scents. Something that I do love about this body wash -no sulfates, no phthalates, no dyes, no parabens. And it’s not tested on animals!
Soap and Glory Face Soap and Clarity Face Wash – Value – $1.00
Anything by Soap and Glory I love! This face wash is also the perfect size for me to take as a travel face wash. It is very minty and super refreshing. There are exfoliating beads so I would probably use this a few times a week, but not daily. I could definitely see myself buying the full sized version of this when I run out of the tiny one.
Gliss Ultimate Repair Shampoo / Gliss Ultimate Repair Conditioner – Value – $1.50
“Cleans and conditions while replacing lost keratin protein to restore strength and prevent future damage.”
I have horrible hair. It’s frizzy and untamable – sort of like Hagrid’s. I’m always on the hunt for that magic shampoo and conditioner that will make my hair into more Rapunzel-esque naturally. I didn’t try these out yet because they’re the perfect travel size. They have very positive reviews on the site so I’m not that nervous about trying something new while away from my battle station of hair products.
Sun Bum Sunless Self-Tanning Towelette – Value – $3.20
“Exfoliates and moisturizes to help skin’s proteins and amino acids produce a natural, sunless tan.”
I’ve never used a tanning towelette or any tanning products in my life. And I don’t think that’s going to change – ever. I’m pretty brown – stylishmochas. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this company and I’m planning on giving this to my best friend.
W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Pro Mascara – Value – maybe $10 (the full size one is $21.99 and this is definitely a deluxe sample that is about half the size of the full size)
“Nourishes with a synergistic botanical blend for bold, fluffy lashes. 100% cruelty, coal tar and aluminum free.”
Truth be told, I’ve never heard of this makeup brand. It is a nice sized mascara which I could see taking in my gym back or storing in my car as part of an emergency makeup kit. I think it is a natural mascara (?) and I’ve never tried one before. It applies very nicely, but there is a very strong smell to it.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask – Value – $7.50
“Trio of clay masks, including purifying eucalyptus, detoxifying charcoal & exfoliating red algae.”
I bought this box because of this mask trio. I’ve seen the ads for them everywhere and I liked that I would get to try on all three of them rather than just one. The value of this one sample alone paid for my box. I love face masks in general. It makes me feel so pampered. These masks tighten as they dry which I liked. However, I have dry skin and I felt like they dried my skin even further. There was no visible difference of the effects between the three even though they each claim to do something different.
THE VERDICT: I paid $7.00 and the value of the box is around $27.00. Would I buy this box again? Definitely! I feel like this Target Beauty Box (my very first one) has sold me on them. I don’t know if I would pay the full price though. I’d much rather wait till they go on sale.
You can buy the next Target Beauty Box here.