BeautyCon BFF Beauty Spring 2016 Box Review + Coupon
BeautyCon BFF is a quarterly beauty subscription box. They highlight different beauty influencer curators each season, and send a mix of beauty and accessory items.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: BeautyCon BFF Box
The Cost: $35.99 a box (ships once a quarter)
COUPON: Use coupon code annaelizabethbff to save $5
The Products: “Our favorite beauty products and accessories delivered right to your door each season. Plus, members get the chance to win amazing experiences with our influencers!”
Ships to: US Only
This box includes an info sheet list.
Maybelline New York The Rock Nudes Palette – Value $10
I love getting palettes in subscription boxes! This one is pretty good. The pigment is only OK on some of the light shades, and there is some fallout – I recommend using these with a very good primer. Here are all the shades swatched:
This product was also featured in the December Ipsy bag, and a few readers had mentioned that their lipstick had an odd smell. For me, the scent isn’t appealing, but it isn’t bothersome either. Here it is swatched:
I like the color, and the pigment is good too. And of course, I love that Pacifica products are free of parabens, phthalates, gluten, etc).
Benefit They’re Real Mascara – .1 oz Value $8
I’ve yet to come across a Benefit mascara I didn’t like, and this one is a classic. Volume, Length, and No Clumping = I’m happy!
Murad Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 30 – .33 oz Value $11.65
I read reviews for this before trying it out, and the consensus seems to me – this is great for dry skin, not so great for oily skin. I have combination skin, so I tried out a very small amount, and had no issues with oiliness – I’m not sure if I got complete SPF coverage with this approach, though.
Makeup remover towelettes are one of those items I always need more of – very happy to see these in the box! These wipes work great, and the fragrance is subtle.
Beauty Blender Micro Minis – Value $18
These are SO tiny! I love my regular sized Beauty Blender, so I couldn’t wait to try these. Here is a photo to better show just how small these minis are:
I tried it out for my inner eye area and around my nostrils, and I definitely liked the precision over my regular-sized beauty blender. I’m not sure if it was enough of a difference to buy these in the future, but I’ll use them while I have them!
NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray – Value $8
This worked well for me. My face gets pretty oily by the end of the day, and while this didn’t completely prevent that, it did keep makeup in place. I also read one review where the reviewer sprayed this directly onto their makeup brush before applying foundation and concealer for a more airbrushed look – I think I’ll try that next!
GlamGlow YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment – .5 oz Value $22
This is one of my favorite items, and it is pricey, so I’m thrilled that it is in the box. It is one of those masks that tightens and dries as you have it on – so you can feel it working! (I love that, for some reason!) I always notice clearer pores after using and my skin feels tighter and smoother – I can’t wait to use this again!
BeautyCon X Grav3yardgirl Keychain
This box was curated by Bunny (AKA Grav3yardgirl) and based on this picture I’d say this keychain is very her! It’s not for me, but I’m guessing this personal touch item is a big hit with her fans.
Dolls Kill Gift Card – Value $20
This gift card doesn’t apply to shipping but otherwise doesn’t have any other limitations. (Expires 8/01)
BeautyCon BFF HairTies – Value $4?
These are always a welcome addition to any box for me, and I love the colors!
Verdict: Based on my estimates, this box has a value of about $97 – and that’s without the NCLA Grav3yardgirl nail wraps that were missing from my box. (Based on reader comments, it looks like I’m not alone with this issue.) I’m also not counting the gift card since it doesn’t apply to shipping, but I think it adds value for many subscribers.
Even with the missing item, I think this is a great value for a $35 box. If you’re looking for a box with a ton of products, I think this is a fun and affordable subscription (considering it only ships once a quarter).
While the value of this box is great, I’ve personally had issues with getting my boxes delivered in the months they promise:
You should expect something special at your door in March, June, September, and December.
I didn’t get my Winter (December) box until February. And I got the Spring Box in April. This was after I emailed customer care in February to make sure that I’d be on the correct shipping schedule for the Spring box, and I had to follow up with them in April when I still hadn’t received my box to ask them to ship it.
Based on their responses, it looks like my payment method of PayPal may be a cause of these shipping issues. (But I want to use PayPal because BeautyCon BFF has very strange cancellation policy: you can easily cancel your Seasonal Membership as long as you contact email@example.com within 7 days of receiving your last box.)
So, the value is great, but you may have to deal with some customer care cancelation or shipping issues in the future if you sign up. For me it is still worth it, but it has been a little frustrating so far.
What do you think of the Spring BeautyCon BFF Box?