Beauty Fix Subscription Box Review – February 2017
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 skin care 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.
Now, onto the items!
Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Illuminating Primer – FULL SIZE! Value $36
Yay for full-sized Juice Beauty! I really like their Phyto-Pigments line (I’ve sampled a few of the lip products) and I recommend this line especially if you are looking for natural/organic makeup.
This primer did exactly I expected – it gave my skin a subtle luminous glow. It’s a very natural looking finish (i.e. no sparkles) and made my skin feel a little smoother and primed for foundation. Unfortunately for me, I use a full-coverage foundation, so the subtle illumination is lost under it, but if you have more sheer coverage (or no foundation at all) I think this is a great primer.
Smart FX Volume Extend Mascara – FULL SIZE! Value $12
This mascara formula was great for adding length and lash definition. I had no clumping issues even with multiple coats. BUT! Volume? Not so much. I’d recommend this if you’re going for more of a natural look.
Good to know: A few readers also mentioned they had flaking issues with this formula.
LaRoche-Posay Rosaliac CC Cream – 3 ml Value $2.30
This CC Cream is designed for redness-prone sensitive skin! The formula gives sheer coverage, and SPF 30, too. (Swatched in lower photo.)
Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Lip Satin in Cashmere – FULL SIZE! Value $48
This formula is..interesting! It is described as their “unique blend of glycerine and pure pigments glide on effortlessly and dry down for a perfect semi-matte, long-wearing, velvety finish.”
I really like this color – it’s very wearable for me. But the finish feels a little tacky/weird. If you have any suggestions on how to deal with that – let me know!
Here it is swatched beneath the CC cream:
SkinMedica Total Defense and Repair Sunscreen – 1 oz Value $29.50
I’m used to TINY SkinMedica samples from Beauty Fix, so this full-ounce sample is a nice change of pace! This formula is fragrance and oil free, water resistant, and provides SPF 50 coverage. It’s one of those sunscreens that is pretty heavy duty, so you have to rub it in a few times for it to disappear, but totally worth it! This is luxe sunscreen!
By Terry Baume de Rose – 3 g Value $18
Another luxe beauty item to round out the box! This By Terry balm is one of those cult classic beauty items! You can use it as a lip or nail/cuticle balm. It has a super subtle rose scent and instantly improved the look of my cuticles. (I prefer lip balms in stick or crayon form, so this will be strictly nail-use for me!)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $145! That’s an amazing value for $24.95. Not every item was a hit for me this month, but I still feel like I got my money’s worth and more.
At first glance, this box seemed light, since they usually include one or two more items, but the value is higher than typical. What do you think of the February 2017 Beauty Fix box? Do you prefer fewer items and higher value or more items?