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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

April 2013 StarBox and Beauty Box 5

 Happy Tuesday Lovelies! I decided to combine these posts since they tend to arrive at around the same time and they definitely give me the best bang for my buck so far.
For $22/month for international members, StarBox sends you 3-4 full-sized items from their very own line StarLooks. The quality of makeup is quite high.
April looked to be a neutral month from the lookbook sneak peeks. I was so good this time and did not look at any spoilers. So this StarBox was a super surprise for me :)

First at the top there is the Sensation Mascara Primer: Kick a$$! I have been wanting a mascara primer for some time now and voila! You can also apply it before bed. It goes on clear.

Translucent/Nude Mineralized Powder: Now I was a little scard at first because the shade is soo light! But I did a swatch on my hand and it seemed to blend seamlessly. It is appropriate for every skin tone and creates a mattifying, velvety finish.

Tendergloss in Polish: the tenderglosses are one of my favourite products from StarLooks because they combine gloss and lipstick into one product. The reulst is a smooth and colourful pair of lips. Polish is a darker nude colour with shimmer.

StarLooks Mint SPF Lip Balm: with summer coming up, you can never wear too much SPF. You have skin on your lips too.

I'm happy with Starbox and definitely sticking with them. If you'd like to subscribe or take a gander at some of their other lovely products, check them out here

Beauty Box 5 flies under the radar. I do believe that its one of the best subscriptions out there. They promise five samples, no less. Given that premise, I am always delightfully surprised when I receive full sized items. (see the Christmas BB5 here which was all full sized products!)

From Left to right:

Minxxette Brush Hanger: It looks pretty useful for hanging up a brush to dry.

La Fresh Instant Body Smoother: Now I don't know about you, but I am flooded by La Fresh Samples. Sure, they are ok, but a wipe for smoothing your skin? Isn't that what lotion or body butter is for?

Brazen Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Birthday Suit: This actually will go nicely with my other Brazen eyeshadow Suburbia.

Jean Pierre Cosmetics Oil Absorbing Tissue: Going straight into the purse. These are always handy and a welcomed sight.

Model Co Illusion Lip Pencil: Helps make the perfect silouette or pouty lip. Its a nude which will blend nicely with lip colours. 

This has to be the worst swatch picture of all time, but in the middle of my hand there is the lip pencil and beneath that is a swatch of Birthday Suit. 

BB5 has had a good year. Here's to keepin' it comin'! You can subscribe to BB5 here. The cost is $12/month but if you sub for a year, it works out to about $8/ month. 

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait for my StarBox! Loooove StarLooks!


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