Glossybox is a beauty product subscription service that offers more than 100 premier and niche brands with the idea being that you can sample an array of products and only buy the full-sized versions of the ones you truly like. The company even sells the full-sized versions at a discount so if you find something you really like, you can go on to order it through Glossybox.

The difference between Glossybox and the majority of their competitors is that they are a genuinely global brand. They offer their service to customers in Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, the United States, Canada, Sweden, Ireland, Norway and, of course, the UK.

At A Glance Info
What's in the box? 5 samples of beauty products, such as makeup, skincare, and haircare
How often does it come? Once per month
Sent from UK

How Does It Work?

Glossybox’s team of beauty experts carefully hand-pick five deluxe beauty miniatures with products most suited to you, based on the beauty profile you create on their website. Additionally, the content and theme of each box is a surprise each month.

The way Glossybox works will be familiar to you if you’ve experienced any other subscription box service, whether that be food stuff like Graze or other beauty based companies like Love Lula. It’s a monthly subscription service that you sign up to and then opt out of whenever you want..

So, there you go, the service in a nutshell: You sign up for however long you want, from a month to a year, pay the amount required and receive five beauty product samples each month for the duration of your subscription. If you don’t unsubscribe then your subscription will auto-renew until you decide you no longer want to receive the products.

What Do You Get?

As mentioned, the contents of each box is a ‘surprise’, so you won’t know what you’re going to get before it lands on your doorstep. The company claims that ‘The idea of giving oneself a treat is really part of the Glossybox concept. Everyone loves the moment of suspense during unwrapping, together with a feeling of happy anticipation filling the air’. In other words, they’re not telling you what you’re getting before you get it.

Glossybox claim that what you receive will be in accordance with what they deem to be appropriate for you after you’ve filled in your ‘beauty profile’, but we wouldn’t like to suggest that the box you get will be tailor made for you, exactly. They do aim to send the right contents to the right people as far as skin type, styles and so on are concerned, however, so you’re bound to find certain products in the box that you can use.

If you don’t like the products you receive in your Glossybox then the company’s recommendation is that you let them know so they can improve in the future and then give your stuff to a friend. Also the company is unwilling to guarantee that Glossyboxes are free of certain substances or compounds, so if you’ve got an allergy, you’ll need to read the products carefully before using them.

As well as the products themselves you’ll also get a detailed product subscription card. On top of this, Glossybox will also send through some information about the latest buzz-worthy beauty tips, trends and styles.


The most basic subscription that Glossybox offers is a one month rolling subscription. You can cancel that at any time or just leave it running indefinitely. You’ll save money if you opt for one of their fixed term subscriptions, though, and the longer you subscribe for then the more you’ll theoretically save.

If you’d like to sign up for the service but would appreciate getting more than just one bite of the cherry then you can go for a 3-month subscription. If you feel braver than that then there is a 6-month plan. If you think it’s definitely going to be for you and that you won’t get enough of the Glossybox service then you’re probably going to want to go for the 12-month option.


As we’ve already said, each month is different and every box is full of surprises. Thankfully, however, Glossybox tell you what was in the previous boxes they’ve sent out. That means that we’re able to get something of an idea of the sort of thing you’re likely to expect based on previous boxes, even if we can’t offer specifics about what you’ll probably get in the future.

Here’s a list of things that have been in the boxes over the last few months:

  • Bella Pierre - Shimmer Powder
  • Luminous - Colour Hair Masque
  • Marsk - Eyeshadow Brush Pro
  • Traceless Hair Rings
  • Sass - Purifying Cleanser
  • Naobay - Calming Face Toner

Glossybox works with some of the most recognisable brands in the market, so you’ll almost certainly receive something from a company you’ll know well if you remain subscribed for long enough. Here are some of the big names they deal with:

  • All For Eve
  • Burberry Beauty
  • Clarins
  • Espa
  • John Frieda
  • L’Occitane En Provence