Birchbox CEW Mass Appeal Box Review – 2016
Every year, Birchbox teams up with the CEW Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards to put together boxes featuring award-winning beauty products in both the prestige (aka higher price point), and mass market (drugstore brand) categories.
This review is of the Mass Appeal box.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Box: Limited Edition: Mass Appeal – 2016 Birchbox for CEW
The Cost: $15
The Products: Each box contains:
- ChapStick® Total Hydration 100% Natural – Soothing Vanilla – Full-size
- Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion – Sample-size
- Simple® Skincare Micellar Cleansing Water – Full-size
- Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask – Full-size
- Bioré® Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips – 2 strips
Each box comes with an info card detailing the items included.
Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask – FULL SIZE! Value $24
I love that this item alone more than covers the cost of the box! This mask is pretty great, too. It’s a lightweight gel that absorbs quickly, and it left my skin feeling smooth and hydrated. I really like the subtle scent, too.
(I’m already thinking of buying another CEW Mass Appeal box to get a back up!)
ChapStick Total Hydration 100% Natural in Soothing Vanilla – FULL SIZE! Value $3
I’ve sampled this before thanks to subscription boxes, and it is one of my favorite drugstore beauty discoveries of the year. It’s super moisturizing, it has a great vanilla flavor, and I LOVE that it is made from 100% Natural ingredients. (And they just launched tinted versions of this lip balm, too!)
Simple Skincare Micellar Cleansing Water – FULL SIZE! Value $7
Micellar water seems to be a big beauty trend this year! This makeup remover is very gentle and unlike some makeup removers that can leave your skin feeling dry, this one actually made my skin feel more hydrated!
Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips – 1 Strip Value $1
(FYI – the product listing states that this box includes 2 strips, but I only received 1.)
I’ve been using Biore pore strips for years, and I’m always happy to get more in a box! There’s just something wonderful about a beauty product that gives you a clear before-and-after!
If you haven’t tried these before, I can’t recommend them enough. Just make sure your skin is wet, apply the nose strip, wait 10-15 minutes, then slowly remove and the strip literally takes the dirt and oil out of your clogged pores! Magic!
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion – 1 oz Value $.60
This lotion is described as having a “powder-like finish.” I didn’t feel that way to me, but it is a super lightweight lotion that left my skin feeling smooth and ready for makeup!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $35.60. I think that’s great for the price, and they really included some of my favorite (and new favorite) drugstore items in this box! I will use every single item, and I love that there were 3 full-size items in the box!