This month’s box had a nice mix of products and I know I will use every single thing they sent. I’m especially happy about the two color cosmetic items which are both good quality and things I’d use regularly.
These lipsticks are supposed to have intense color payoff and a long-wearing formula. This is one of their newer shades that came out recently. It’s a slightly warm-toned pinky brown that isn’t too light so it doesn’t wash me out and it has a glossy finish that becomes progressively less glossy the longer I wear it. I got about four hours of comfortable wear out of this before it started to wear off toward the inner part of my lips. The size that came in the box is 0.16 fl oz. The full size contains 0.4 fl oz and retails for $21.
I have to say I was a little skeptical that I was going to like this. I got an Eyeko eyeliner in a previous box that was almost dried out. This one was perfectly fine, thankfully. This has a lot of claims that are appealing in an eyeliner. It is supposed to be waterproof, have super black intense color in a single stroke, and it’s formulated to make lashes longer and fuller in as little as 3 weeks. I’m curious to see if it actually works. It has a jet black color (seriously one of the blackest eyeliners I’ve tried), and it has a glossy finish even after it dries. I’ve only used it a few times though and I feel like I need more time to get used to the thicker felt tip. As you can see in the photo below, my eyeliner job is less than perfect. I had a hard time trying to get a nice sharp tail on my wings. The website also says that you can use this on your waterline, which I’ve tried and it does actually stay put and didn’t irritate my eyes. This is a deluxe sample containing 0.04 fl oz, whereas the full size contains .07 fl oz and retails for $20.
This was one of the items I was more excited to see in this month’s box. It’s a synthetic bristle brush with an anti-bacterial coating that can be used for contouring, highlighting, bronzer, and blush. Because it’s small in size and synthetic, I would use this mostly for contouring with cream products. It has a decent amount of give when pressing sideways against the bristles and it’s super soft on the skin which is great if you need to do a lot of blending. This is a full size item and it retails for $16.
This is a moderately moisturizing hand cream that contains coconut oil and shea butter. I would describe the scent as intoxicatingly synthetic. It smells sweet and fruity and fake, but in a good way. It reminds me of my childhood for some reason. It’s a great size to carry in my purse and it’s moisturizing enough to make my hands feel comfortable but it doesn’t leave them feeling greasy. This is a full sized product that contains 2.5 fl oz and retails for $6.
I’ve swapped this out for my normal moisturizer for the past week to see how my skin would do. So far, I’m seeing no ill effects, though it’s still too early to see any change in my skin. It is a bit lighter weight than the one I normally use, Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream and it doesn’t leave as much of a slick feeling on my skin which I appreciate because sometimes the Vichy one can cause my dewier foundations to break down faster. It has a soft, sophisticated scent. I would never buy the full size because it’s just so far out of my budget and out of principal I feel I shouldn’t have to pay $146 dollars for a good facial moisturizer. If it were more in the $30-$40 price range, I would consider purchasing it.