From The Lab Beauty Subscription Box Review – May 2014
From the Lab is a unique beauty subscription box – each month they send you a new beauty product that isn’t on the market yet. The idea is that beauty companies heavily markup their products, so by getting the beauty product after it’s created and tested in the lab, they can send you the products for much less than you would pay once they are branded in the upcoming months/years.
From the Lab kindly sent me this box to review.
The Subscription Box: From The Lab
The Cost: $29.95 plus $5.95 shipping a month (or save $10 a month with the annual plan).
The Products: 1-2 full size products in the following categories: Skincare, Haircare or Color Cosmetics.
Ships to: US
This month they are featuring a Lip Primer and an Under Eye Treatment with a total estimated retail value of $90+.
Each product comes with a fold out sheet detailing the beauty product’s benefits and ingredients, plus directions for how to apply each product.
This was my first time trying out makeup items from this subscription, and I’m impressed. The Under Eye Treatment was the item I was most excited about since I hate the dark circles under my eyes! It adds some very subtle light reflecting to your skin, and even though From the Lab says you can use it alone or under makeup, using it alone wouldn’t cut it for my needs! I used it as a primer under my regular under eye concealer, and I think the result is better than just under eye concealer alone. This may be a new must in my daily routine!
The lip primer is designed for making your lipstick last much longer. I typically just wear lipstain with gloss, so it wasn’t a perfect fit for my needs, but I did try it as just a lip balm to see how it works and for me. It kind of feels like a primer, so I won’t be using it for lip balm needs.
Verdict: I’m impressed with the offerings and the value this month. I’ll probably end up buying more of this under eye treatment from their shop too. The only thing I’m wondering though is if they make their products in one big batch, and when they sell out they are gone? Or if they continue to make new batches? I’ll have to look into that!
What did you think of the May From The Lab box?