The Walmart Beauty Box releases once per season, and my Spring 2019 Walmart Beauty Box review is below. This is a subscription box that gives you the items for free as long as you pay $5 for the shipping. Your first $5 charges when you subscribe, and a box from the current season will ship to you within a few weeks. Future boxes will incur the $5 charge as the box ships. While this box gets released each season, the release date always varies. Walmart will email you before it releases to remind you to update your account information. Sometimes, it sends boxes right after you update. Other times, it will tell email you to update your account, then still wait weeks to ship your box.
How Many Box Variations Are There?
There are only two types of boxes, Trendsetter and Classic. Items placed inside the boxes are random, so your Trendsetter box could vary from mine. Classic boxes can vary from one another as well.
Can I Opt in to a Certain Type of Box?
You cannot choose which box Walmart assigns. While it is true that most younger subscribers get a Trendsetter box and older subscribers get a Classic Box, that is not always the case. Some will use a fake birthdate one way or the other to trigger the box they want. Walmart started me on a Classic Box, but it switched me to a Trendsetter Box in the Spring of 2016. I’ve always used my real birthday, so I am unsure why it switched me from one to the other.
Which Box is Better, Classic or Trendsetter?
I’ve seen times when the Classic boxes look better and other times when the Trendsetter boxes look better, but the Trendsetter boxes seem better overall.
Do the Samples Repeat?
The samples repeat, because there is no beauty profile. Boxes get sent at random. No one keeps track of what you received in the past, so there is no way to know you already received something. Because Walmart eventually runs out of samples and gets new ones in, you should not continue to get the same products over and over. Samples should repeat in no more than 3-4 boxes. Even when they do, the odds that you will get the same sample in three boxes in a row are small.
Why is the Value Inconsistent?
It is not uncommon for some members to receive low value boxes (worth $10 or less) and others to receive high value boxes (worth $20 or more). There are times when one member might get 4 items, and another member will get the same four items plus four more. This always makes me wonder why not just stick 6 in each box instead of leaving one member thrilled and the next disappointed. I call it the luck of the draw, and it tends to balance out on average unless you are always lucky or always unlucky. Some of my boxes are unlucky, and others are lucky. Most of them fall somewhere between the two. For $20 a year, I am willing to gamble.
Walmart Spring 2019 Beauty Box Trendsetter Overview
The box design does change at times. This one for Spring 2019 is a plain white cardboard.
Everything comes loose inside the box. This can lead to product damage, but everything in this box arrived intact.
Some boxes have coupons, but the only ad in this box did not.
Walmart Spring 2019 Beauty Box Trendsetter Review
Walmart did not assign a theme to the 2019 Spring Beauty Box or it did not include the insert in my box if it did. There are 7 items in the box, including the bag. Five are items I place value on, so each item costs $1.
There is a reusable canvas bag with water the Walmart logo all over it. Walmart does not sell this bag or any like it, so it is hard to value. That means I have to venture a guess. It also means I could be off with my box value. I am being very generous by saying this bag might be worth $3. While I like this bag better than the one that came with the winter box, I bet it is worth less. No one with a large collection of beauty bags would use this, but it is better than a Ziploc or something that is not reusable.
There is a 0.17oz Palmer’s Coconut Oil Body Oil foil in here. I do not value single use foils, because they are never sold that way. It is nice to receive them though, and I like placing them in my Foil Challenge. Body oils are a nice way to massage the skin or give the skin some extra glow while giving it moisture at the same time. This is one I have not tried yet.
There is a 0.71oz Purely Inspired Collagen Peptides foil in here. Again, I do not value foils, but my husband was happy to see this. He loves testing different protein powders, and this is one he has not tried yet. It is also really affordable and checks a lot of great boxes. This is high in protein, grass-fed, pasture raised, non-GMO, gluten free, dairy free, and kept certified.
The 0.2oz Botanic Bouquet Dry Shampoo Scent Stick Tea Tree retails for $1. This is a single use wet swab designed to refresh the scalp. I place value on this single use foil, because the brand sells the product this way. Directions state we should use this from root to tip where the hair looks dirty or smells bad. It seems interesting and looks like am innovative take on dry shampoo.
The Soo Ae Purifying Black Charcoal Mask retails for $2.50. I love trying new sheet masks. Finding a nice sheet masks that purifies while it hydrates while being affordable is a goal of mind. Hopefully, this one fits the bill. It claims it uses premium charcoal, which is nice for an inexpensive mask.
The 1oz Hello Fluoride Free Antiplaque Whitening Toothpaste is worth $0.85. I am conflicted on whether I will keep this. Hello Toothpaste is what I am using now and I am enjoying it, but my teeth are too sensitive to use an ounce without a drop of fluoride. Maybe I can alternate this with a fluoride toothpaste or I will give it to someone else. My teeth can use the whitening.
The Salon Perfect Ready Set Go Brow Kit is no longer available on the Walmart site. Since repurchasing this might be difficult, I did not even swatch it. My niece, who always asks me for brow products was going to be the intended recipient. Then, I looked online to see where she could buy it. Amazon has it, and the reviews make it seem amazing. It looks like I will try this after all. If I love it, I can always buy a set from Amazon and give one to my niece. They are only sold in a 4-pack there. That is a lot of product. For valuation, I linked a similar brow set Walmart carries from this brand. That one goes for $5.92.
Is the Spring 2019 Walmart Beauty Box Worth It?
The box value is $13.27. That brings the average box value for the year to $12.55. My personal value is at least $9.42, because I may not keep the bag or the toothpaste. I like this better than the Winter 2019 Box, but I have not seen a box that excited me since Summer 2018. Here’s hoping for a blockbuster on the next box since last summer was such a hit. At $5 a quarter, I still feel it is worth the gamble on the less than stellar boxes. Had I seen this ahead of time like you can with the Target Beauty Box, I probably would have passed. Now that I’ve seen the reviews on the brow products, I am glad I didn’t. Even if I hate it, I get to see if the incredible reviews line up with my thoughts. Have you subscribed yet? The spring boxes are still available.
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I'm Kimberly. Shopping is always more fun when I've found the best deal available, so I am always on the hunt. My father instilled that in me, and I love that I carry a piece of him. Sometimes, my husband and sons (12 and 7) let me shop for them, too. They do not use as many beauty products as I do. We can all benefit from nice products, even though their routine ends with moisturizer. That is when I can convince my 12-year-old to apply it.