Benevolent Beauty Box Review + Coupon – April 2017
Benevolent Beauty Box is a brand 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. Benevolent Beauty offers a VIP monthly box and a Mini monthly box.
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.)
This review is of the Monthly VIP, $29.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Benevolent Beauty Box
The Cost: the Monthly VIP Beauty Box costs $29.95/month and the Monthly Mini Beauty Box costs $15.95/month (3- and 6-month prepay options available, which equal out to slight discounts per month) – all with free shipping (shipping is extra for international)
COUPON: Use code MSA2017 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: U.S. & International
Good to know: The cut-off date for ordering is the 25th of each month
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 appreciate that they also use a mark to indicate every item that is also vegan.
OFRA Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in “Mocha” – Value $19.90
This liquid lipstick isn’t particularly outstanding from other liquid lipsticks I’ve tried, but it still works well. It goes on creamy and opaque, dries down to matte. It stayed for quite some time and lasted through drinking and light snacking. This is a pretty shade, too! (swatched in lower photo)
Clarria Cosmetics Pure Primer – Value $50
This is a vegan primer that feels really lightweight on my skin! I like primers like this, that almost feel like a moisturizer, over ones that have that silky, silicone feel to them. That’s my personal preference, due to my dry skin.
I was a little put off about the weird texture I saw in the bottle, but I shook it pretty hard and it looked normal – my guess is the ingredients probably just settled a little.
Modish Polish, “Where’s My Mojito” – Value $12
I’ve tried Modish Polish before from a subscription box and I really like the formula – it’s vegan, 5-free, gluten-free, and the formula goes on great with one coat. This shade is a dark mint with a crème finish. I like it; it’ll be a cute summer color.
Orglamix Cream Luminizer, “Illume” – Value $18
This is a nice highlighter! I prefer cream/liquid highlighter formulas, and this one does a good job of adding radiance without looking glittery or oily. It has a rose gold undertone that really doesn’t show much at all when applied/blended, which is good because I was worried it would be too dark on my skin just from looking at it in the jar.
Scrub Supply Co Coffee Scrub – 100g, Value $16.98
This is a nice scrub, but I even just love it for opening the bag and smelling it (anyone else?). I love the way this smells and the texture is nice – quite gritty. It’s 100% organic, vegan, and all-natural.
I used this as a hand scrub and I liked how it left my skin feeling. I also liked that I could notice the coconut oil and vitamin E oil leaving my hands feeling moisturized right away once I dried my hands.
Here are the luminizer and the lipstick swatched for you. I really swatched a lot of product with the luminizer to show you, but it really doesn’t look this pigmented when used with your makeup.
Here I am wearing the liquid lipstick and using the luminizer. The former, I applied to the inner corners of my eyes, my cheekbones, and the bridge of my nose. I want to keep playing with it because I liked the effect of it in person better than it showed up in photos. It was definitely subtle and radiant, but it didn’t photograph very obviously. All in all, though, I’m happy with the performance of both of these products!
Verdict: The April Benevolent Beauty Box was pretty good to me. I like everything but I think I’ll get the most use out of the highlighter and liquid lipstick. The value adds up to $116.88 which is awesome for a $29.95 box, and also on the high end of what I’ve come to expect from this box! Benevolent Beauty always gives you a great value for your money.
What do you think about Benevolent Beauty? What was your favorite discovery this month?