Orglamix Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2016
Orglamix is a vegan and cruelty free beauty subscription containing loose shadows, glitter pigments, aromatherapy roll-ons, and more. Many of the items in the subscription will be unique to the subscription and not available in the Orglamix shop (although they will have the same great formula).
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.)
The Subscription Box: Orglamix
The Cost: $29 per month (save with longer subscriptions)
COUPON: Use code SA30 to save 30% off your first box
The Products: 4-6 vegan and cruelty-free products from the Orglamix product line including fragrance, makeup (loose mineral eyeshadows and glitters!), and skincare products.
Ships to: US
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The box came with an information card detailing the items for June. The theme was “Hello Sunshine.”
Mineral Retouching Powder in “Banane” – Value $21
This looks very similar to this product in the Orglamix shop, but the name and description are somewhat different. This is supposed to even out discoloration and reduce the appearance of skin imperfections but it is not a super good fit for my skintone – it makes me look kind of yellow. But, it has a similar formula to the Orglamix eyeshadows, so I think that is how I will use it. It goes pretty well with the actual shadow we got this month.
Happy Sparkle Sunshine Vibes Mineral Eyeshadow – Value $12
This is an exclusive color for the subscription box and I think it’s really pretty (and has a fun name). Plus, I don’t have anything like it. You can usually expect at least one eyeshadow color (sometimes up to three) in this subscription.
Here are swatches of the eyeshadow (top) and mineral retouching powder (bottom). No primer used, just dipped my finger in the powder and swatched. I would definitely use a primer when wearing this for real (I have super oily eyelids, though).
“Beauty Blender” Spiral Twist – Value $10
This item is not in the Orglamix shop. I can find some similar items online but this is not a legitimate beautyblender® and probably shouldn’t be labeled as such for trademark reasons. (It came in a clear plastic baggie with no cylindrical beautyblender container, and it is not on the beautyblender website.) I have not yet found a less-expensive sponge that works quite as well as the original beautyblender, although this one performs well enough (I tried it with my usual liquid foundation) and the yellow color is fun for the box. The ridges are supposed to help with contouring and strobing, which are things I don’t do…
Splash Mask in Energy Yellow Citrus – Value $14
This is an in-shower treatment that includes alpha hydroxy acids (e.g., lactic acid) and some fruit extracts. You just spray it on and pat into your skin for about 15 seconds. This is supposed to exfoliate, which makes sense due to the lactic acid. It will probably take awhile to see the full extent of the benefits, though! This item is exclusive to the subscription box, as well.
Rise + Shine Essential Oil Rollerball – Value $18
In addition to mineral eyeshadows, you should always expect at least one essential oil or oil-based fragrance or aromatherapy product in an Orglamix box. This is supposed to be energizing. Not sure if I buy that (as a scientist I’m skeptical of most of the claims made by essential oil sellers), but it does have a nice citrus scent (from litsea, bergamot, lemon, lime, pink grapefruit, lemongrass, and neroli) so it is useful as a perfume, plus it’s a generous amount that will last a long time.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $75 for the July Orglamix subscription box. I did have to take almost all those values from the information card as only one item was available in the Orglamix shop. I don’t worry too much about inflated values with this subscription, though, because I feel that the value is always there – cruelty-free, vegan, and natural beauty products are not cheap and it’s fun to get some new and innovative products (like the splash mask) as well as brightly-colored cosmetics. I also think Orglamix did a great job thinking outside the box for the theme this month (it would have been soooo easy to just do a July 4th theme with red, white, and blue) and of coming up with items that fit the theme.
What do you think of the July 2016 Orglamix box?