Beauty Fix Subscription Box Review – August 2016
Beauty Fix is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box from Dermstore.com. This subscription box includes a variety of items: makeup, haircare, skincare, etc., but skincare items are the most prevalent in the boxes.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Beauty Fix
The Cost: $24.95 a month (or $34.95 for a one-time purchase)
The Products: Over $100 of beauty products.
Ships to: US
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Each box comes with a card detailing the items included with pictures.
Alterna Caviar CC Cream 10-In-1 Leave-In Hair Perfector – 1 oz Value $12
Alterna is one of my all-time favorite haircare lines. Their products are all free from ingredients you may want to avoid (parabens, phthalates, etc.) and the formulas work well and smell amazing, too. This CC Cream is designed to provide “moisture, shine, smoothness, softness, anti-breakage, heat protection, light hold, UV protection, manageability, and strength.”
I can tell a difference in my hair softness and shine when I apply it to damp hair. It’s also great as a finishing product for dry hair to manage frizz and flyaways.
Vincent Longo Eyeshadow in Rhythm Mix 2 – FULL SIZE! Value $30
One thing I didn’t realize the first time I received a Vincent Longo eyeshadow trio is that the Sun, Stars, and Moon are coordinated for how you are supposed to apply the shades:
Using Brush #22, cover eyelids from lash to brow with lightest shade (Sun). Next, use Brush #33 to apply deepest shade (Stars) to define the lash line and shade outer corner of eyes. Follow by brushing accent shade (Moon) into crease of your eye, using Brush #18. Finally, with a light hand, use Brush #22 to blend everything together.
The pigment in these shades is pretty good. There is a decent amount of shimmer, and I could really build color with a few brush strokes:
Lovely jewel tones!
Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive – FULL SIZE! Value $39
I love Juice Beauty products – they’re organic, gentle on my skin, and usually smell great, too. To use this peel, you apply a thin layer to a clean face and let it sit for 10 minutes, then remove. It left my skin feeling soft and surprisingly moisturized, too. (I was expecting a “peel” to be drying.)
I’m going to continue to use this and see how it helps my skin/pores. (I’ve read several reviews where it has done wonders for acne/blackheads/etc.)
Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Foaming Mask – 5 ml Value $2.70
If you like masks that you can feel working – I think you’ll like this one! You apply it to damp skin, massage in for a few moments, and then it starts to foam! It was foaming for the entire time I wore it (only 5 minutes needed), and when I removed it my skin felt super clean and smooth.
It did leave my skin feeling slightly dry, though, so I recommend following up with a moisturizer or serum:
Decleor Hydrating Oil Serum – 5 ml Value $24
I thought this was a small sample, but it is actually 1/3 of the full-size version! This serum is made with 100% natural oils, and it felt decadent on my skin! It took a little while to fully absorb, but it never made my skin look shiny or oily.
Danielle Creations Vitamin & Pill Box – Value $15
This pill box has gold flecks mixed into the cork and a peach felt lining inside:
And the pill case is completely removable:
I think this would work well as a travel jewelry case, too:
It’s such a pretty piece!
This facial cream is so thin it is almost a liquid, and it absorbs almost instantly. If you are looking for a lightweight moisturizer – this is it! Plus I like the natural scent, too.
(One thing to mention – this product is temporarily unavailable on Pangea’s site.)
Luzern Pure Oxygen Creme Luxe – 10 ml Value $25
This creme is a liquid/cream hybrid, and it absorbs well and left my skin feeling super hydrated and soft. (And it is paraben-free!) At this point, I’m hoping I don’t love it too much since the full size retails for $150!
Tocca Perfume in Stella – 1.5 ml Value $2.50
This scent wasn’t for me, but I can’t complain – the rest of this box is amazing!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $170! Incredible! So many luxe products in this box, and I love that adorable pill box ended up being one of my favorite items this month! (I’m already thinking of buying another duplicate box!)
I think BeautyFix almost always delivers a great value compared to the cost, and they did that again this month. If you are looking for a good mix of skincare and haircare products with the occasional beauty item, I highly recommend this box.
What do you think of the August 2016 Beauty Fix box? What are your favorite items this month?