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Benevolent Beauty Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon– May 2016

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BENEVOLENT BEAUTY MAY 2016 - BOX

Benevolent Beauty Box is a brand new, cruelty-free beauty subscription! They send cosmetics, skin care, hair care, and beauty tools each month. When you sign up, you provide some personalization preferences, such as your hair and eye color, and whether you prefer both or neutral colors, etc.

FYI – Benevolent Beauty offers a VIP monthly box and a Mini monthly box. This is a review of the VIP monthly box.

BENEVOLENT BEAUTY JUNE 2016 - packaging

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

BENEVOLENT BEAUTY MAY 2016 - all items

The Subscription Box: Benevolent Beauty Box

The Cost: the Monthly VIP Beauty Box costs $29.95/month and the Monthly Mini Beauty Box costs $15.95/month (3- and 6-month prepay options available, which equal out to slight discounts per month) – all with free shipping (shipping is extra for international)

COUPON: Use code MSA15 for 15% off your first month!

The Products: Benevolent Beauty sends out strictly cruelty-free items in the categories of cosmetics, hair care, skin care, and beauty tools. The Monthly VIP box contains 4-7 full-size items each month, and the Monthly Mini box contains 2-3 full-size items each month.

Ships to: US & International

Check out all of our Benevolent Beauty Box reviews and the Beauty Subscription Box Directory!

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BENEVOLENT BEAUTY MAY 2016 - info

On the inside of the card was some details about each item and their retail values.

BENEVOLENT BEAUTY MAY 2016 - items 1

Bellapierre Cosmetics HD Makeup Primer – 1.01 fl oz, value: ~$50

It sort of surprises me that this is such a pricey primer! The info card lists it at $75 but when I go to their website and convert the price from British pounds it comes out to about $47USD and some change. This is like your basic primer, with that silky feeling that usually comes from being silicone-based. Primers like this are meant to smooth fine lines/wrinkles, pores, and imperfections pre-foundation application, as well as create a barrier for your skin that locks in your moisturizing and prevents your foundation from getting into your pores.

Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eyeliner in Ink – value: $20

This eyeliner has a smudger on the end, which I like. It works pretty well – you won’t get any crazy-intense pigment from it but it looks to be a great everyday eyeliner. I also love that it has coconut oil and chamomile in it. What I don’t understand is why the box is so big! I initially thought there was an eyeliner duo or trio in the box – why use up so much packaging?

BENEVOLENT BEAUTY MAY 2016 - items 2

Here’s what the primer looks like and a swatch of the eyeliner for you.

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Cailyn Cosmetics Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint, 31 Hospitable – value: $19

I love this! It’s like a liquid lipstick. This takes a little longer to set and dry, but that’s fine. I love the color and had zero problems with feathering.

Trust Fund Beauty Lipgasm Lipstick, Obnoxious Request – value: $10

I can’t find this shade for sale on their website so I’m using the value from Benevolent Beauty’s info card. I like the formula of this (vegan) lipstick, and the color is cute – but very bright!

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My Trust Fund lipstick was a little smashed, but nothing that ruined it or made it unusable.

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The Cailyn Matte Lip Tint (top) has serious pigmentation and feels very good on. Trust Fund’s Lipstick (bottom) doesn’t have completely opaque color (at least not with one swipe), but definitely still gives you a bright lip.

BENEVOLENT BEAUTY MAY 2016 - items 6

Gourmet Body Treats Agrimony Eye Cream – value: $18

This cream is vegan, GMO-free, paraben-free, and certified organic. Awesome! I love that it’s great for all skin types, including super sensitive. This eye cream is supposed to be able to generally help your under eyes by reducing dark circles, fine lines, inflammation, discoloration, and sun damage.

BENEVOLENT BEAUTY MAY 2016 - items 7

I would call this more of a balm than a cream, though. That’s what the texture is like, and it warms when you rub your finger on the surface and that’s how to get product to apply. I like it, though – very hydrating and feels good.

BENEVOLENT BEAUTY MAY 2016 - items 8

Here are the lipsticks on! On the left is the Trust Fund Beauty lipstick (nice and hydrating), and on the right is the Cailyn Matte lip tint, which I am now a little obsessed with. I love this natural shade.

Verdict: This is my second Benevolent Beauty Box, and I’m loving it. I think they include some great products and brands and I’ve found a few new favorite products I’ve been using pretty regularly since I’ve discovered. The value last month was great (~$107!) and this month’s adds up to $117, which is fantastic. I happily recommend this box.

What did you think of this month’s Benevolent Beauty Box?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

2 Comments

  1. I’m kind of sad because I tried to sign up for this box after your last review, but for some reason the site refused to charge my card. It just kept saying that the security code was wrong, even though it wasn’t and I tried multiple times, even with completely deleting and retyping. Sucks because I really like the concept of this box and the “about us” section of the website was what really hooked me.

    • I would email Benevolent Beauty about it. The owner responds very quickly to any questions.

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