Julep Free Star Spangled Beauty Gift Set with Subscription Review
Note from Liz: I’m so happy to introduce the newest member of the MSA team! Welcome, Emily!
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).
Right now, Julep is offering this free 8-piece Star Spangled Beauty Gift Set valued at $122! Use the coupon code FIREWORKS to get this set as a free gift with new subscriptions.
This Star Spangled Beauty Gift Set 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, a lip gloss, an eyeliner, four polishes, plus chevron nail stickers. My review set was missing Kirby, a silver glitter top coat, and the chevron nail stickers. Your free gift will come with those pieces, though!
Use coupon code FIREWORKS 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.
Check out all of our Julep Maven reviews to see what you can expect with the monthly subscription.
Julep Lip Gloss in Lively – Retail Value $20
Julep makes some very nice glosses; in the gloss game, that means not too sticky. I like to have a gloss on hand for days when I don’t have time to apply a lipstick with precision but still want some color. Lively is a sheer hot pink color with some fuchsia undertones. It had some pretty good lasting power and kept my lips feeling hydrated. Loved the scent too, totally yum.
Here’s the gloss on, it’s a nice subtle shade for my fair complexion. I did noticed that pigment settled into the creases in my lips.
Julep Skip the Brush Creme-To-Powder Blush Stick in Peony Pink – Retail Value $24
Julep When Pencil Met Gel in Bronze Shimmer – Retail Value $16
This was my first time trying one of Julep’s Skip the Brush blushes and I was pleasantly surprised. I’m a blush + brush kind of girl and I wasn’t sure how this would go on over my foundation. I applied it in dots rather than a streak and blended it out in circular motions with my fingers. It blends beautifully and the color is a lovely baby pink with a subtle shimmer.
The When Pencil Met Gel eyeliner in Bronze Shimmer was soft, creamy, and swatched nicely. It’s a bit lighter than what I would normally wear but is a good neutral with a hint of bling. I haven’t betrayed my liquid liner wing in years so I wasn’t able to give this a shot on my eye.
Swatched above are Julep’s When Pencil Met Gel Liner in Bronze Shimmer, Skip the Brush Creme-To-Powder Blush Stick in Peony Pink, and Lip Gloss in Lively.
Hey, polish, hey. Here’s the line-up of Star Spangled polishes.
Julep Nail Color in Myriam – Retail Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Brigitte – Retail Value $14
Julep Nail Color in Paulina – Retail Value $14
Myriam is a nice red shade (a twist on a classic) with orange undertones. I prefer warm reds like this, the more orange the better, over cool reds so I was really happy about this color. The polish went on smoothly with even coverage which meant I really only needed 2 light coats. I recommend always using a base coat but especially when using any red polish – they can be tough to remove!
Paulina is a metallic teal described by Julep as a peacock duochrome. It is a full coverage shimmer polish and was easy to apply. I like that Julep took some creative license in their Star Spangled Set by using a teal rather than a true blue.
Brigitte is a bright white. As usual with white polishes, the first coat goes on pretty streaky and you’ll have to take care to get full coverage in a few coats.
Verdict: I think this is a fantastic welcome box from Julep – they’ve picked great products to introduce new customers to their line. Most people think polish when they think of Julep so it’s smart of them to include some makeup products. My favorite item from the box is the blush, the creamy application is nice and I like that the shimmer lets it act as a blush and highlight in one.
If you are interested in the Julep Maven subscription, there’s no better way to get started! And good to know about Julep – you can skip any month you aren’t interested in.
What do you think of the Star Spangled Gift Set?