Beauty Fix Subscription Box Review – June 2015
Beauty Fix is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box from Dermstore.com. This subscription was previously known as the Blush Mystery Beauty Box. So far I’ve been impressed with Beauty Fix – the values of these past few boxes have been great!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Beauty Fix
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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Each box comes with a card detailing the items included with pictures.
Cargo Cosmetics Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in Nude – FULL SIZE! Value $34
One thing to call out with BeautyFix – they send skin tone specific items but don’t offer any type of customization, so everyone gets the same shade. This is pretty disappointing for full-size, high-value items like this one – and something to keep in mind if you are considering subscribing.
Now onto the product! This tinted moisturizer is new to me, and I really like the formula. I like a good amount of coverage in a BB Cream, tinted SPF, etc. and this one fits the bill while still feeling very lightweight. The “nude” shade is a little too dark for my complexion, but will probably be perfect one I get a little tan this summer.
Oscar Blandi Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray – FULL SIZE! Value $25
This item is currently out of stock at Sephora, and I’m wondering if the product is being phased out, and that’s why it has been in so many subscription boxes lately. I have quite a collection of Oscar Blandi dry shampoo now thanks to subscription boxes, but I like the formula, so that’s fine with me!
Paula’s Choice Sun 365 Self Tanning Concentrate – FULL SIZE! Value $18
This is the item I’m most intrigued about this month. It’s a self-tanner concentrate – you add a few pumps to any lotion of your choice and blend to turn it into a self-tanner. It can work for both face and body too. I love the idea of turning my favorite face and body lotions into self-tanner products, so I’m very hopeful about this concentrate.
Roloxin Lift Revitalizing Facial Treatment .07 oz each (2) – Value $14 total
These are supposed to be an alternative to botox. Each treatment lasts up to 24 hours and is designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The instructions on how to use them are a little unique too:
Start by washing your face and leaving it slightly damp. Activate the packet by massaging it for 10 seconds, then dispense the formula and apply an even layer to your face, avoiding the eye area. Wait seven to 10 minutes for the mask to dry to a white powder (you’ll feel a slight tightening sensation that means it’s working). Rinse it off with warm water and pat dry. Follow with moisturizer and your regular makeup routine.
These get mixed reviews on Birchbox. From what I can tell they work great for some, and not for others. I didn’t notice a huge difference when I tried the samples I received from Birchbox, so I may end up swapping these.
iS CLINICAL Cleansing Complex – 2 oz Value $13
This cleanser is paraben-free and designed to be gentle on skin. I can always use more cleanser, so I’ll use this, and I it is a good sample size.
Arcona Cranberry Toner – 1 oz Value $9
I don’t use toners that often, but this one is also designed to double as a makeup remover – which I always need!
Wei Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask – Value $5.25
I actually had this in my Birchbox cart for the longest time – it gets such great reviews. I can’t wait to try it.
Ashford & Co. Shave Cream – FULL SIZE! Value $25
Hm – I’m guessing Ashford & Co. is a Dermstore brand – when I went to the site listed on the packaging (ashfordskincare.com), it redirected me to a Dermstore Ashford & Co. landing page. It is a little weird to get a men’s grooming product in this box, but you could always use it as regular shave cream. The scent is masculine, but not too strong.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid – 3 ml Value $1.80
HydroPeptide Solar Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – 4 ml Value $3.50
SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50 – 3 ml? Value $3.40
I’m not too excited about these SPF minis, but considering how many full-size items are in this box, I really can’t complain.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $152 – that’s pretty insane for a $25 box! I’ve been so impressed with the brands, sizes of products, and quantity of items BeautyFix sends every month – and this is another great box based on those criteria. Of course, like I mentioned above, they sometimes send out skin tone specific items, so that can take away from the value significantly if those items don’t work for you.
What do you think of the June 2015 BeautyFix box?