Store aisles have expanded to include more products that cater to more people, but the need for beauty box subscriptions for women of color is still essential. Kicking your beauty routine into high gear can be the ultimate struggle, and finding a spot-on foundation shade or the perfect natural hair product can be difficult. With beauty subscription services curated specifically for WOC, testing out a range of products that can actually work for us is a dream come true.
Beauty boxes based on customer preferences have made it easier than ever to try loads of hair, skin, and makeup products without having to commit to full-sized bottles. Often at low to moderate price points, figuring out what works best for you has never been easier.
Well-known services like Birchbox and Ipsy may have made the beauty box trend popular, but it's the WOC-friendly services that are making it possible for black beauties to get in on the action. With samples of hair products for WOC and beauty essentials from black owned makeup brands and more, these subscriptions are a must-have for brown babes.
Whether you're a naturalista, makeup enthusiast, or beauty newbie looking to get your feet wet, check out these 7 beauty boxes curated with black girl magic in mind.
1. Essence Beauty Box
Brought to you by Essence magazine, this beauty box comes loaded with hair, skin, and makeup products for WOC to play with to their heart's content. You can definitely trust the black woman's lifestyle guide to deliver quality samples that work well with deep skin and natural hair.
2. My Curls Understood
My Curls Understood helps take the guess work out of what you need to keep your coily mane thriving. Taking your responses on a brief questionnaire into consideration, this service puts together a package designed to match your hair care needs.
3. Curl Kit
A mix of sample and full-sized hair products come stocked in the Curl Kit beauty box. Should you fall in love with anything from your subscription (and the chances are that you will!), the Curly Kit site makes it easy to purchase individual products for long-term use.
4. We Are Onyx
You'll find yourself up to your ears with deluxe hair, skin, and makeup samples with a subscription for the Onyx box. Y-E-S to melanin-friendly beauty!
Curated with your hair and skin concerns in mind, Cocotique includes deluxe and full-sized samples from some of the best black owned companies like Shea Moisture and Black Radiance. Give this subscription service a try for your most radiant skin and nourished hair yet.
6. Gloww Box
If there's any subscription service down for the melanin, it's the UK based Gloww Box. Designed for deeper toned WOC, this monthly box comes packed with six dark girl friendly products to try.
Price: about $16-$175/month
7. Curl Box
All hail the holy grail monthly box for natural tresses. No matter your texture, the Curl Box will come loaded with creams, oils, and gels perfect to restore natural hair to its glory. Each box sticks with the same product line, ensuring you'll have a full system to keep your hair going strong the entire month.
Any product worth testing for WOC is guaranteed to make its way into one of these amazing boxes. You're just a subscription away from building a collection of the best products for your complexion, skin, and hair texture.