HauteLook Nordstrom Beauty Bag Review
HauteLook is a flash sale site (my personal favorite), and about every quarter they release a new one-time-purchase beauty bag full of deluxe and full size beauty products. It’s always a hit, but this most recent bag sold out in record time – I think in less than 15 minutes?
Hopefully HauteLook makes sure to get enough stock before the next Beauty Bag launch! (We do not need another Allure Beauty Box situation!)
The Box: HauteLook Nordstrom Beauty Bag
The Cost: $25 plus $5.95 shipping (free shipping on orders over $100)
The Products: A beauty bag full of makeup and beauty samples
Looking to swap for any item in this review? Check out the HauteLook Beauty Bag Swap Page!
Jouer Lip Gloss in Peony – .08 oz Value $9.40
LORAC Lip Lustre Gloss in Peach Lustre – .07 oz Value $9.50
Stila Lip Glaze in Mango Berry – .05 oz Value $13.75
I’ve sampled all these lip glosses before so I already knew I’d like the forumlas, and I’m loving all these new shades! (Plus the mini version are so cute!)
Whish Body Buter in Pomegranate – .75 oz Value $3.50
Mario Badescu Kiwi Face Scrub – .5 oz Value $2
Fresh Rose Face Mask – 20 ml Value $12
The pomegranate scent of this body butter isn’t for me, but I do really like the Whish brand – all their products are free of parabens and sulfates.
This kiwi scrub is lovely – it’s not like a typical facial scrub with lots of scrubbing particles, (really just kiwi seeds), but it left my skin really soft and smooth! And I’m excited to try the Fresh mask next – it gets great reviews!
Purity 3-in-1 Cleanser for Face and Eyes – 1 oz Value $3
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer – .25 oz Value $7.50
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment – 1 oz Value $6.50
Primer is one of those makeup items I never buy thanks to subscription boxes, but I really like the Smashbox one, so while I don’t buy it, I’m happy to get another one in this bag! And I’ve really liked every Living Proof hair item I’ve sampled so far, and this one is another win for me. I love that it is paraben, sulfate and phthalate free, the scent is wonderful, and it adds a nice amount of volume without making my hair feel weird and sticky. I will definitely be buying this item in the full-size version once I use this sample up!
Rosabotanica Balenciaga Perfume – .25 oz $16
Bottega Veneta Essence Aromatique – .25 oz Value $14
I’m pretty particular when it comes to perfume, so I was pleasantly surprised to find I like both of these scents. I think think as far as perfumes go, they are both on the lighter side, which works for me – I don’t wear strong scents. Plus the Rosabotanica Balenciaga bottle design is gorgeous!
Molton Brown London Pink Pepperpod Body Wash – 1 oz Value $3
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Infinite Mascara – Deluxe Sample Value $13
Ciate Mini Nail Polish in Pool Party – 5 ml Value $5
(FYI – Molton Brown is on sale today at HauteLook… I wonder if we’ll see more of the brands included in this bag in future sales!)
I thought this mascara provided really good length, not as much volume as I would have liked though. It does not earn a place in the mascara rotation pile! And I think this nail polish mini is a little too bold for me – it will be swapped!
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief – 7 ml Value $5
I’m so happy that they included relatively large skincare sample sizes – I will actually get to try these products for a long enough time to see if they work for me!
Verdict: I paid $25 for this bag and received over $150 worth of beauty product – in my opinion this was the best HauteLook Beauty Bag to date! I’m happy with the sample sizes of every item, I think the variety of product categories was well-done, and all the brands featured are high-end established beauty brands. (And the makeup bag itself is pretty cute too!) Now I can’t wait until it is Fall Beauty Bag time!
Were you lucky enough to grab a Beauty Bag before they sold out? What do you think of it?