GlossyBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2016
GlossyBox is a monthly beauty subscription box. They have the best packaging in the business, their products are usually deluxe-size or full size, and the value is usually good too.
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GlossyBox sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
FYI: GlossyBox sends out multiple variations of the box during some months. So, there may be some variation between what I review and what you receive.
The Subscription Box: GLOSSYBOX
The Cost: $21 a month (save more with 6-month or annual subscription)
COUPON: Use coupon code GARDEN to get a free bonus box with your first box!
The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty products.
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Ships to: US and Canada
FYI – Glossybox sent me this box including both variants for the Korres item. All subscribers will receive ONE of the following:
Korres Twist Lipstick (Full Size) Retail Value $18
Korres Volcanic Minerals Eye Shadow (Full size) – Retail Value $18
Here are both of the shades swatched:
I’m really impressed with the formulas. The lipstick crayon gives subtle color with a little shine – it’s perfect for an everyday look for me. And the eyeshadow stick has tons of pigment, shimmer, and staying power!
MODEL LAUNCHER Brow Duo Pencil – Value $12
I wanted to swatch this brow pencil, but it’s really tough to get pigment from it. If you are worried about overdoing brow color, I’d recommend this pencil, because it will take a lot of pressure to get any color. But, otherwise I think you will be disappointed in the color payout – I was!
Borghese State-of-the-Art Mascara – .1 oz Value $6.50
This mascara does a great job at lash definition. I think the look is very natural though – I couldn’t get the volume I wanted!
Phyto Paris Rich Smoothing Oil – 1 oz Value $11.75
Unlike most hair oils, where you apply a few pumps to your hands, then apply to your hair, this oil has a fine mist applicator, so you can actually apply it directly to your hair if you prefer.
(Use it sparingly, though. I was so impressed with the shine it was adding to my hair I overdid it and ended up with a greasy looking hairdo.)
Sensyses Cleanser in Classic – 15 ml Value $1.50
I was experimenting with false eyelashes, and I needed liquid makeup remover to take off the glue, so this arrived just in time! I thought this makeup remover formula was gentle, and I liked the scent!
Sesderma C-VIT Serum – 3 ml Value $4.50
This is a tiny sample, but the tiny eyedropper makes it pretty cute! (And helps make sure you only use one or two drops at a time.)
This serum is a light gel formula, it absorbs quickly, has a light, pleasant scent, and left my skin feeling softer immediately.
I’m not sure this sample will be enough to see major results, but I like it!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $54 (just counting one of the Korres items). I think that’s good for a $21 beauty box. The items were mostly hits for me, but the brow pencil and mascara weren’t that impressive. I absolutely love the formula of the Korres items, though, so that almost covers the cost of the box .
What do you think of the September 2016 GlossyBox? Which items did you receive?