Blush Mystery Beauty Box Review – December 2014
Blush Mystery Beauty Box is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box from Blush.com. I’ve been very impressed with this subscription in general because of the value (usually over $100), the brands (typically at least a few high-end lines), and the size of the items (everything is usually full sized or deluxe sized).
FYI – Originally this subscription sent out a lot of makeup, but lately it seems like hair products and skincare products are the most common.
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The Subscription Box: Blush Mystery Beauty Box
The Cost: $24.95 a month (or $34.95 for a one time purchase)
The Products: Over $100 of beauty products.
Ships to: US
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Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in True Teal – FULL SIZE! Value $12
Paula’s Choice Shine Stopper Instant Matte Finish – FULL SIZE! Value $22
(One thing to note about this box – it didn’t come with a info card, so I’m not sure how much variation there will be in makeup shades or even products).
I like Pixi makeup a lot, and while I have a lot of eyeliners, I don’t think I have a deep teal shade like this one!
The Paula’s Choice Shine Stopped is new to me, and I hope it works well because I like that it is fragrance and dye free. I just tried it out this morning over my moisturizer and under my powder foundation – so far it seems good as a primer.
Lip Fusion Plump + Shine Lipstick in Babydoll – 1.2 g Value $9.60
CLEAN Shower Fresh Eau de Parfum (Rollerball) – 5 ml Value $7
This Lip Fusion lipstick went on somewhat sheer – which I liked. It claims to plump your lips, but I don’t really believe lip-plumping claims from lip products. It is very moisturizing, and has a little bit of a tingling cooling finish (nothing too annoying) so I think it has some minor lip-appearance effects – like any other moisturizing lip product would have.
The Clean Shower Fresh fragrance definitely has a “clean” scent to it. I am terrible at describing fragrances, so I’ll steal the fragrance notes Sephora listed: Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley (Muguet), Orange Blossom, Sheer Woods, Musk.
NUXE Multi-Purpose Dry Oil for Face, Body, Hair – .33 oz Value $7.80
Cargo Eye Shadow in OZ – FULL SIZE! Value $16
I received this NUXE Shimmer OIl as a Birchbox sample a year or two ago and loved it for the summer – it adds just the right amount of shimmer to your skin and I love using it on my legs. (In the bottle it looks pretty sparkly, but applied it just looks like an all-over shimmer/glow).
I was happy to see a full-sized pressed powder eyeshadow in the box, but unfortunately for me this yellow-gold is not a flattering shade. (I love metallics for eyeshadows, but prefer cooler colors).
Klorane Shampoo with Desert Date – FULL SIZE! Value $15
Eau Thermal Avene Cleanance Gel – FULL SIZE! Value $20
I like this shampoo, but we received the exact same shampoo in the October Blush Mystery Beauty Box, so getting an identical repeat two months apart seems a little weird to me..
I haven’t tried the Avene cleanser yet, but it is supposed to be a great soap-free cleanser for sensitive skin.
Keranique Scalp Stimulating Shampoo – 1 oz Value $3.75
Ahava Deadsea Water Mineral Body Lotion – 1.3 oz (Travel Size) Value $10
This shampoo is supposed to “promote micro-circulation to stimulate healthy follicles.” I’d say this sample has two full uses in it, so hopefully that’s enough to see if it actually does anything different to my hair.
I think $10 price for a 1.3 oz travel size lotion is a little inflated, but I do like Ahava lotions, so considering I paid $25 total for this bag, that is fine with me.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $123 – almost $100 over the $25 a month cost. I’m very impressed with the value, and I’m excited about quite a few of the products, but something about this month just feels off to me. Maybe it is the lack of info card, but the curation feels a little random. (The repeat shampoo didn’t help either). On the plus side, I think they have a good variety of makeup, skincare, and haircare products).
What did you think of the December Blush Mystery Beauty Box?