I am a little behind on my Beauty Boxy Five updates but with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and the devastation of a recent street fire things have been a bit hectic! December’s box was mostly dedicated to enhancing the eyes and getting your glam-on but before we delve into each product let’s take a moment to review how the service works.
BeautyBox Five is a subscription that starts at $12 for the monthly box, $30 for the quarterly subscription and $99 dollars for a year. You receive a mix of luxury items and common brands with products for: hair, skin and nails as well as fragrances and beauty accessories. The box contains 5 products and usually includes 2-3 full sized items. It is a great way to sample a variety of new brands!
OFRA Shimmer Eye Shadow ($13.50)
This product alone is worth more than what you pay for the entire box which is pretty darn nice! OFRA Cosmetics has been a reoccurring brand in this subscription but their products continue to impress. This single shadow doesn’t come in a palette of its own so I will have to find a spot for it in my NARS refillable but the texture is smooth and velvety and the pigmentation is rich and intense. The shimmery grey is trendy for the season and one of my favorite hues for creating smokey eyes. I also like that it applies full-coverage with little to no fall-out.
Blender Brush ($10.00) and Prestige Cosmetics Total Intensity Eyeliner ($5.95)
Although eyeliners are useful and this one is creamy and highly pigmented I wasn’t very excited about getting another one. I was however happy about the Blender Brush which is actually made by Beauty Box 5! The pointed shape is idea for getting deep into the crease to define the eyes and the tip is sturdy yet flexible enough to blend well which makes it a fabulous addition to my collection!
The Beauty Crop Glamazon Stick ($22.00)
I never tire of beautiful highlight and this one contains nourishing cocoa butter and jojoba. The stick is a twist-up which I like and the color is sheer and silvery with a light dusting of micro-glitter to enhance your glow for holiday parties and New Years Eve. You can use it on your cheeks, brow bone, waterline or lids and the formula is quite blendable.
So Fresh So Clean Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes ($2.99)
These hypoallergenic wipes are great for travel and they help remove dirt, oil and makeup to cleanse pores, remove impurities and balance pH. Since I always need more makeup wipes these were a great addition.
This month’s box was fabulous and all of the items were full size which was a nice surprise! For more info about this subscription click HERE.