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Birchbox Beauty Besties Box Review + Coupon – April 2016

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BENEFIT BEAUTY BESTIES KIT - BOX

Birchbox recently teamed up with Benefit and released a new kit – a trio of Benefit’s “beauty besties” and makeup must-haves.

BENEFIT BEAUTY BESTIES KIT - packaging

The kit includes sample/travel versions of their Hoola bronzer, Lollitint, and Rollerlash mascara.

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BENEFIT BEAUTY BESTIES KIT - all items

The Box: Birchbox Benefit Beauty Besties Kit

The Cost: $25 ($32 Value)

COUPON: Try any of these coupons for 20% off an order of $35 or more:

TAKEALEAP20 TAKEOFF20 COMEBACK20  MOBILE20 WELCOMEOFFER20 TAKEOFF10 or BEAUTYMAVEN (Or use any of the free gift with purchase coupons on orders of $35 or more!)

And don’t forget your free mystery sample pack on orders of $35 or more!

BENEFIT BEAUTY BESTIES KIT - info

The kit came with a cute little info card that provided a brief description of each item and their full-size prices.

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Here are the items next to a gift card so you can get a better idea of the sizing.

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Benefit Lollibalm Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm – .05 oz, sample size value: $9; (full-size: .10 oz and $18)

I’ve tried almost everything Benefit has made but I haven’t tried Lollibalm yet! I actually really like this – I wasn’t sure about the purple hue, either, but I think it’s actually really flattering.

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Believe it or not, this sample is half the full-size, so it’s valued at $9. It won’t last too long, I don’t think, but it’s great to toss in your bag or something. Definitely enough to get an idea of how you like it.

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Here’s swatches of the Lollibalm – the top is one swatch and the bottom is three. I don’t think it’s very buildable, but it is supposed to be a tint, which I think is accurate. It’s a sheer, but definitely there, color.

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And here is how it looks on! I wasn’t sure about the cooler, “candy-orchid” color, but I think I may be obsessed now.

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Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzing Powder – .14 oz, travel size value: $15 (full-size: .28 oz and $29)

Benefit’s Hoola bronzer is a great product – I personally prefer matte bronzers over shimmery ones, so I really like this product. The miniature box and brush is really cute, too.

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Here’s a swatch on my arm. It’s a good color for my skin tone, and also pretty buildable so it’s easy to use.

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Benefit Roller Lash Mascara– .1 oz, sample size value: $12 (full size .3 oz and $24)

This Rollerlash mascara is a new product from Benefit; it came out last year. I love this mascara. I tried it when it came out and it became my favorite. The brush is curved to help precision and curling. I also like how much definition and length I find I can get from it, too.

FYI – according to the price/weight for the full-size, this sample size is worth $8, but Birchbox sells the sample for $12.

There’s a pic of this on my lashes below.

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Here’s a pic of what the brush looks like. I tried to get a photo myself but it was hard to see with the formula on it.

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Here’s my makeup – NOTE that this does NOT include the Lollibalm, which is shown on my lips above. I did use the bronzer and mascara in this look, though.

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I used the Hoola Bronzer on the hollows of my cheeks, my temples, the sides of my nose, and a little under my jawline.

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And here’s a close-up on the mascara! It’s still one of my favorite mascaras, and it curls well, but I don’t think I would go without curling my lashes. That’s just me, but I like curling mine! (I didn’t curl them here, FYI).

Verdict: I’m a fan of this kit! Birchbox says this kit has a $32 value, which is true if you use the price/weight value for the Rollerlash. If you use what that sample size Rollerlash retails for it is a $36 value. I love all the products included and I think this kit is a good way to try these products from Benefit without committing to or shelling out for the full-sizes before knowing you love them.

Have you tried these products from Benefit before? What’s your favorite?

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.

11 Comments

  1. I think the Lollibalm looks GREAT on you! It’s quickly become one of my favorite products-I’m on my third tube from Birchbox(thank you, points!)

  2. I also loved your review! You are doing a wonderful job! I like your different take on things i.e. trying the make up on yourself! Who would ever thought of that 😉 it helps a lot. LOL

  3. I have a full size Lollibalm, and it is one of my favorite balms. I don’t use it every day, so it has lasted me a year. I’m not a fan of rose scents, but it isn’t too strong or “granny” so I don’t mind it.

    I have full sizes of Hoola and RollerLash as well, and they are both very nice. Benefit packaging is also so cute.

    What a great curated little gift box!

  4. Not really that excited about the box, but the products look great on you, Haley! It is helpful to see them demonstrated.

  5. looking gorgeous!

  6. Hey Liz,

    Is this a subscription or a one time purchase? I was wanting to use the code that gives you 50 points, but don’t want to subscribe to another monthly box.

    • Hi, Dana! While birchbox is a monthly subscription, the kit reviewed here is just a one-one-time purchase. You get it in Birchbox’s online store! If the code gives you points with purchase, and not “points with subscription” it should work as long as you meet the required purchase amount.

      Hope that helps!
      -Haley Faye

  7. I love that shade lollibalm, it looks like it would flatter any complexion. I love all your reviews because we can see the products and clothes in action 🙂
    Have you considered a you tube channel? you have a lot of charisma I’d bet you would do great!

    • Ditto! I would definatly subscribe to her youtube channel. I really enjoy haleys reviews since you try everything on yourself. Swatches and clothes on mannequins are good but its always better seeing how it looks on a real person.

    • I totally agree, a YouTube channel is such an awesome idea!! I also follow a few other subscription box review sites that have both a web page and a YouTube channel. While I do enjoy the other reviews, Liz and and all of MSA are by far the best out there. I can only imagine how awesome a MSA channel would be.
      But, even if a YouTube channel never happens, Liz will always be my favorite! Keep up the great work!!

  8. Thanks for the gift card display to help show the size of the products. I am always wondering what the size of the trial products are if it is not liquid or I cannot read the ounces on the bottles.

    I enjoy your reviews and keep up the good work.

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