Benevolent Beauty Box Review + Coupon – October 2016
Benevolent Beauty Box is a new, cruelty-free beauty subscription! They send cosmetics, skin care, hair care, and beauty tools each month. When you sign up, you provide some personalization preferences, such as your hair and eye color, and whether you prefer both or neutral colors, etc.
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.)
Benevolent Beauty offers a VIP monthly box and a Mini monthly box. This review is of the VIP Monthly, $29.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Benevolent Beauty Box
The Cost: the Monthly VIP Beauty Box costs $29.95 a month and the Monthly Mini Beauty Box costs $15.95 a month (3- and 6-month prepay options available, which equal out to slight discounts per month) – all with free U.S. shipping (shipping is extra for international)
COUPON: Use code MSA15 for 15% off your first month!
The Products: Benevolent Beauty sends out strictly cruelty-free items in the categories of cosmetics, hair care, skin care, and beauty tools. The Monthly VIP box contains 4-7 full-size items each month, and the Monthly Mini box contains 2-3 full-size items each month.
Ships to: US & International
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Every box includes a folded info card.
The inside of the card provides details about each item and the retail values. I think it’s cool that they use a mark to indicate every item that is also vegan.
Medusa’s Makeup 100% Maracuja Oil – 0.34 fl oz, Value $12
Maracuja oil is really Passion Fruit Oil, which is good for pretty much any hair or skin concerns you can think of: acne, anti-aging, dry skin, dry and damaged hair, massage oil, and even muscle aches. It has high Vitamin C which is good for promoting radiance and brightness and fighting free radicals.
Modish Polish, And You Are? – 0.5 fl oz, Value $12
This is a pretty new brand to me but I love it. It’s 5-free and cruelty free and vegan. “And You Are?” is a cool deep violet shade.
Slightly messy application, but this is 2 coats of the polish. It’s full opacity after 2 coats and I am thrilled with how quickly it dries. Seriously – this is so important for me. I even tempted fate by applying this while my toddler was actually awake. Fortunately, by the time he needed me (which you know wasn’t after long) my nails were completely dry and didn’t get messed up by picking him up or changing his diaper or his little hands grabbing mine or during a tickle fest.
LaRitzy Eyeshadow, Iced Malted – 0.52 oz, Value $16
This eyeshadow is paraben-, gluten- and cruelty-free, as well as USA-made and vegan. This Iced Malted shade is a slightly warm, shimmery neutral color. The formula is creamy and blends very well. This color would be gorgeous on any skin tone and it’s easy to wear.
Tat2U Hyper Lip Liner Pencil, “Hyper” – 1g, Value $14
This lip liner is a deep purple berry shade. It’s one that is absolutely perfect for Fall and Winter and flattering on anyone. This formula is fantastic, too. Super creamy and pigmented and has great staying power. On its own, it has a solid matte color or you can use it under lipsticks to alter the color intensity and make it have a longer wear time.
Tat2U Matte Lipstick, “New Generation” – 0.16 oz, Value $16
This lipstick is from the same brand as the lip liner and the color is practically identical, which I like because it’s a set that I can use together for long-wearing holiday lips! This formula is also super pigmented! I was impressed when applying. It’s a dryer formula so it really feels like it clings to the lips and has a long wear time, but it wasn’t so much that it dried out my lips or was uncomfortable. I love it!
Ardency Inn Punker Eyes Like Fire Shadow – 0.077 oz, Value $21
This is a very interesting product! It’s a waterproof cream shadow pen. Basically, when you twist the base it pushes a super pigmented, very black cream up to the brush. This is designed to give you an easy and quick smoky eye.
The product is actually quite liquidy for being called a “cream.” This is great though because it means a little goes a long way and makes blending easy.
Here are swatches of the lipstick, lip liner, eyeshadow, and cream liner pen.
Here, I’m wearing the LaRitzy eyeshadow in both photos, but the difference is that in the LEFT photo I’m wearing the lipstick by itself and on the RIGHT is the lip liner by itself. You can see that the liner is just a little darker and more matte.
Here’s a better look at the eyeshadow, and here I am also wearing the lip liner and lipstick together. With both of them at the same time, I’m really confident you could get really great wear all through a holiday party! I love this color so much!
Verdict: Benevolent Beauty is one of my newer favorite Beauty Boxes! Every month I love at least a couple products that are new discoveries for me and I have yet to be disappointed in the quality of the items. The value is also consistently fantastic. This month adds up to $91 which is what I’ve come to expect from this sub.
What do you think about the Benevolent Beauty Box?