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Glamorous Chicks Beauty Box Review- November 2016

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The Glamorous Chicks Beauty Box is a monthly subscription box from Glamorous Chicks Cosmetics, producers of lots of fun colors of lipstick, loose powder pigments, cosmetic glitter, and more, in lots of fun, bold, and sometimes unconventional colors.

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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: Glamorous Chicks Beauty Box

The Cost: $25 (new price) Save with longer subscriptions

Good to Know: A week or two before the box ships out, you will get an e-mail allowing you to choose three items from among lipsticks, lip glosses, mascaras, loose powder pigments, and glitters.  Be on the lookout for this and be sure to respond in a timely manner as the box will be much more customized to your taste if you do.  (They may substitute if something is out of stock, but the substitutions they have chosen are really super close to what I originally picked, so I am happy.)  This email doesn’t come at a consistent time every month, though.

The Products: 3 Glamorous Chicks beauty products of your choice, including loose mineral pigments, liquid lipsticks, loose glitter, and more, as well as a few extras (sometimes from other brands).  Occasionally there may be products from up-and-coming brands, as well.

Ships to: US (free)

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There isn’t a regular information card with this box, but it does usually come with this glossy, full-color card showcasing some of the Glamorous Chicks lipstick colors.  It includes a coupon code for purchases in their shop.

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Glamorous Chicks Liquid Lipstick in Midnight Black (full size) – Value $16.99

This was one of my selections for the month. Sometimes I try to go for super wearable shades but sometimes I choose off-the-wall colors to give MSA readers an idea of the range this company has to offer.  I find the formula a little bit drying (this is true of most liquid lipsticks, though) so you may want to pair with a balm or gloss. (These lipsticks are so long-lasting they can be difficult to remove.)

Glamorous Chicks Lipstick in Gum Drop (full size) – Value $14.99

This was one of the month’s “extras” (you get some products of your choice and Glamorous Chicks selects a few others).  I am not sure I want bright purple lips but I think this would look really nice layered over a dark red lip stain. I find these (non-liquid) lipsticks to have a wonderful, moisturizing, long-lasting formula.

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Cosmetic Glitter in Hot Pink (full size) – Value $14.95

This was another chosen item for the month. I’m not sure I can pull it off as eyeshadow, but I like to do bold manicures on occasion and this will work well there.  If you want some more subtle colors for your glitter, Glamorous Chicks has those too (or you can avoid glitter and pick all lipstick – it’s up to you).

Shimmer Powder in Water Lily (full size) – Value $14.95

I’ve been interested in warm colors and reds for eyeshadow lately so I chose this. I do suggest a good primer because it’s loose (but thankfully there is a built-in sifter that works well). I think this has a nice formula for a loose shadow.

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Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System Hair Masque (30 mL) – Value $1.09

I love Shea Moisture conditioners. I tend to get really dry hair and try to use hair masks at least twice a week. This was enough for two uses for me so I clipped the packet closed again and will use the rest in a few days. I feel like this did a great job at softening my hair and making it less dry. (It is SO dry here right now.) Next time I am in the market for a hair mask, I would definitely consider a full-size purchase of this one.

Absolute! Make-Up Cleansing Tissues with Vitamin C Extract (10 ct) – Value $1

This brand is new to me but I can always use more wipes. And I love skincare with antioxidants like vitamin C in it. I thought these did a reasonable job on eye makeup although I did have follow up with some micellar water to remove the remnants of my mascara after cleansing my face. (But, this is true of pretty much every wipe I’ve ever tried.)

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Here are swatches of this month’s products. From top to bottom: cosmetic glitter in “hot pink” (no primer, hence the uneven coverage; I suggest Too Faced Glitter Glue or using this product in manicures); shimmer powder in “water lily,” lipstick in “gum drop,” and liquid lipstick in “midnight black.”

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $63.97 for this month’s Glamorous Chicks Beauty Box.  Your value may differ a little depending on the products you choose when you responded to the selection email. (But, on the other hand, you are getting items you chose in colors you chose, so there is a lot less risk!) This is a little higher than average for this subscription and more than twice the cost of the box. If you are interested in bold makeup colors and/or would shop for items from the Glamorous Chicks Cosmetics shop regularly anyway, this subscription can be a great way to stretch your dollar a little further.

Also, for what it’s worth, they’ve changed their subscription site and it loads a lot faster now!

What do you think of the November 2016 Glamorous Chicks Beauty Box?

Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

16 Comments

  1. Hurray, it finally worked! A few minutes ago I got one of those automated “You left something in your cart, do you want to come back and purchase it?” emails, so i followed the link and put in the code DEC15. That took 15% off the box price, $3.75, so the total I paid was $25.24.

    I’m not sure how long I’ll stay with it, as $29 is pretty steep for me. I already get ipsy and Beauty Box 5 (love them both), and am waiting on my first boxes from Allure and Sephora Play! I bought so much in the Better Than Black Friday, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday sales that I told myself no more beauty stuff (or kawaii) for quite some time. That sure didn’t last long!

  2. About the shipping problem: I emailed them on Wednesday telling them about the problem. I got an email back this morning saying the site was fixed, and there was a $3.99 shipping fee, but to use the coupon code DEC15 to get 15% off the box, which would cover the cost of shipping and my total would be $25.24.

    However, when I entered that code, I got the message “Unable to find a valid discount matching the code entered.” I’ve emailed them about that just now, so we’ll see what happens.

  3. love this! I tried to sign up for the box today but it keeps adding 13.99 to my total for international shipping…I live in Michigan! not sure whats going on there, and I don’t see a link to email them. grrrr.

    • If you go to glamorouschickscosmetics dot com and scroll down to the bottom, they have links to their social media pages. If you have Facebook or Twitter, you could try to get in touch with them that way. It seems like they post on both somewhat regularly.

      Or if you go to their home page and look at the “about us” section and scroll down, there is a phone number and an email address.

      • I mean the company home page (web address in my previous post), not the beauty box sign-up page. The same people are handling both.

    • I had the same problem. I emailed the address I found: info at glamorouschicksbeautybox dot com. If I don’t hear from them in a few days, or haven’t heard that they’ve fixed it, I’ll try social media.

  4. How do you use the shadow for manicures?

    • If it is the glitter kind (sorry if I was unclear above), you put a layer of topcoat on and then, while it is still wet, pour the glitter over. Do this over a piece of waxed paper or a page from a magazine or something so you can put any glitter that falls off, back in the container. Let the topcoat dry and then put a few more coats on.

      It is best to reserve a separate bottle of topcoat just for glitter nails because you will probably get some glitter in it that you may not want when you are using other polishes.

  5. Aha, this is the kind of box I’ve been looking for! I love ipsy, and have tried / will be trying more, but I know they don’t send bright colors of anything very often because not a lot of people wear them. I will totally wear any of those lipstick shades, glitters, shimmers, etc! Thank you so much for this review!

    • There is also Medusas Makeup Box and a wait list for one called Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet. Both have unusual colors and glitters. I have both myself. Haven’t tried this one yet.

      • Ooh, I forgot that Medusa’s had a box! They had an incredible sale a while back and I nabbed several eyeshadows for $2.00 each. At that time I wasn’t sure if I wanted a box that was from just one manufacturer, so now I’m rethinking that. Notoriously Morbid looks absolutely amazing! Oh my poor wallet…

  6. Wow, that black is BLACK! I remember when you couldn’t find a good black lipstick. So cool that this subscription exists, such fun colors!

    • They actually have multiple black lipsticks on their site. Things have definitely improved in terms of unusual makeup colors since I was a teenager. (Well I guess it has been 20 years since I was in my teens and the internet came along and all.)

      • It’s been 35 years since my teens but I still love the unusual colors.

        • This reminds me of when I was in 7th grade, and I bought a bottle of blue nail polish on clearance after Halloween, the only time they had interesting colors (at least at places I knew of to get nail polish). I wore it to school and my science teacher commented that he’d never seen blue nail polish before, but if he had, I was the person he’d think of as most likely to be wearing it. I’ve always taken that as a great compliment.

          • It is a great compliment. We are individuals and should be acknowledged as such. That a compliment for sure.

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