Essence Beauty Box vs. ONYX Beauty Box

Beauty Boxes are all the rage these days!


Because I couldn’t decide, I decided to try out the Essence Beauty Box, by Essence Magazine, and the ONYX Beauty Box.

Check out my video review & comparison of the Essence Beauty Box vs. ONYX Beauty Box! Each box contains various products specifically for women of color. Products include natural hair care items, makeup, home stuff, and more! This video reviews the May 2016 boxes from each brand.

My Favorite Products from the May 2016 Boxes:

Essence Beauty Box:
  • Simple Cleansing Wipes
  • Poo Pourri
  • Equitance Foaming Facial Wash

The ONYX Box subscription is $25/month or you can choose to buy a 6 month or yearly subscription for a small discount. Upon publishing this blog, Essence Box has shut down, sending its last box in September 2016.

While each box offered a great selection of products, I ended up buying a 6 month subscription to the Essence Beauty Box because it offered more makeup/beauty products. ONYX Box is great for black women with natural hair as their box includes a lot of natural hair care products.

Although I cancelled the ONYX Box, I am still on their list waiting for an option to customize what types of products you can receive. They had some amazing products.

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Essence Beauty Box vs. Onyx Beauty Box


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  • Thanks for sharing your reviews of both boxes. I love that the ONYX box has products for natural hair.

    • Yea I’m thinking of signing up again since the Essence Box has been cancelled …Thanks for commenting!!

  • Jackline A

    Never heard of these boxes before, but great review. Too bad the essence box has been cancelled but I think I agree with the commenter. The ONYX box has more natural hair products that I like.

    • Yea they had a lot of natural hair care products. I actually gave a lot of them away to family members because I don’t have natural hair lol. Thanks for reading & commenting!