Beauty boxes are subscription boxes that arrive on your doorstep every month filled with sample beauty items you can use. Beauty products can be tricky. After all, most are concealed before you purchase. So all you have to go by before you purchase is the writing on bottle (and reviews online) for advice. That’s what makes beauty boxes so valuable. Every month a box arrives in your mailbox, so you can test out a variety of products before you commit to them. The cost can range depending on the company.

A few popular companies include:

Birchbox: In this box, you get about 5 items. It gets many of its brands from MAC, Kate Spade, Jimmy Choo and Estee Lauder.

Play! by Sephora: This box is filled with skincare, makeup and hair care items. The boxes are filled with products from top brands including: Kat Von D, Marc Jacobs Fragrances and Benefit Cosmetics. This box costs $10 per month.

Julep: This box comes with about 2 – 3 items. There are two versions of the boxes. You can get the beauty box which includes more than $40 of beauty and skincare items. Then you have a higher level box filled with more luxury products.

Love Goodly: The 4 to 5 items you get in this box are not your regular sample sizes. These beauty and wellness products are environmentally friendly, and vegan.

READ MORE: The Best Beauty Boxes Every Woman Must Try – Birchbox, Sephora Play!, Julep, Love Goodly & Glossybox