Julep Free 8-Piece Beauty Gift with Subscription Review
Julep Maven is a monthly nail polish and beauty subscription. (Each month they release a new collection and you can customize which items you want or skip that month).
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The free gift set includes a blush stick, an eyeliner, an eyeshadow stick, three lip colors and two polishes, plus a cosmetics bag sized just right for travel.
Use coupon code COLOR8 to get this free gift when you sign up!
This box is $24.99 with a monthly subscription or $19.99 with a 3-month subscription. Check out our Julep Maven reviews to learn more about this subscription!
Details: All Maven plans automatically renew, and you may cancel anytime. Billing occurs on the 27th of each month. Once you join, you’ll be able to customize your monthly Maven box with your favorite nail colors & beauty products from a brand new Julep collection (or wait for a surprise). Your free welcome gift includes three nail polishes and one beauty product.
Julep It’s Balm Full-Coverage Lip Crayon in Dusty Orchid Shimmer – Retail Value $20
I love a lip product I can keep in my purse and not need a mirror to apply – and this is it! It has a moisturizing stick in the middle (pictured below), and the color is close to my natural lip color. The finish is a subtle gloss, and it is very moisturizing.
Julep Skip The Brush Creme-to-Powder Blush Stick in Moonlit Sand – Retail Value $24
This formula is easy to apply and blend – in general, I love my makeup in stick-form! This does have a lot of shimmer though, so I recommend applying it sparingly!
Here is a look at the lip crayon core:
Julep It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse in XOXO – Retail Value $20
I’ve sampled this lip product before, and I’m a fan! It has a matte finish while still being somewhat moisturizing. The color is gorgeous and the pigment is great too. The only thing I had an issue with is that this isn’t an “all day wear” product like it says in the description. (To be fair, I don’t think I’ve found any lip product that really lives up to that promise). After eating I had to completely reapply the product. Not a big deal – but thought it was worth mentioning.
Julep Lip Gloss in Graceful – Retail Value $20
This lip gloss adds a lot of shine and just a hint of color. I hate sticky lipgloss, and this isn’t in that category, but it has just a touch of stickiness – nothing too bothersome, though.
Julep Eyeshadow 101 Creme to Powder Eyeshadow Stick in Slate Shimmer – Retail Value $18
Julep eye makeup products are my favorite beauty category they make, so I’m glad to see they included two of those products in this welcome free box!
This eyeshadow stick glides on so smoothly and provides a lot of pigment in one swipe. The smudger tool on the flipside is useful, too. I found it has pretty good staying power, but I still recommend using a primer underneath.
Julep Long Lasting Eyeliner in Smoky Taupe Shimmer – Retail Value $16
This liner goes on so smoothly! It matches well with the eyeshadow stick, too.
Here are all the swatches:
- Julep It’s Balm Full-Coverage Lip Crayon in Dusty Orchid Shimmer
- Julep Skip The Brush Creme-to-Powder Blush Stick in Moonlit Sand
- Julep It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse in XOXO
- Julep Lip Gloss in Graceful
- Julep Eyeshadow 101 Creme to Powder Eyeshadow Stick in Slate Shimmer
- Julep Long Lasting Eyeliner in Smoky Taupe Shimmer
Julep Nail Color in Rosie – Retail Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Phyllis – Retail Value $14
Rosie is described as a charcoal grey with magenta glitter, and Phyllis is a soft petal pink crème. Here are both shades on from Julep:
Julep Cosmetics Bag – Value $5?
This bag is well-made and has a bright yellow lining:
Verdict: I think this is an awesome Welcome Box from Julep – they’ve picked great products to introduce new customers to their line. I like about 85% of the Julep beauty products I’ve sampled over the years, and this box is 100% for me! (Their mascara formulas just never deliver the volume and length I want.)
If you are interested in the Julep Maven subscription, I think this is a great way to start! And good to know about Julep – you can skip any month you aren’t interested in.
What do you think of the Julep 8-Piece Welcome Gift?