Glamorous Chicks Beauty Box Review – April 2017
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.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Glamorous Chicks Beauty Box
The Cost: $25 a month
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.
Good to Know: Glamorous Chicks recently updated the process for selecting items for the monthly subscription box. They now send you a link to a page with subscription-eligible items and a code for “free” products plus shipping (“free” in that you check out from the store regularly using the code, but you have already paid your monthly subscription fee). I had a little bit of an issue with the free shipping this month but one of their employees was VERY patient and helpful in getting it figured out for me.
Ships to: U.S. (was free when I signed up; some MSA readers are reporting a $3.99 shipping charge for new sign-ups)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Sometimes you’ll get a card with example lipstick colors. It’s more promotional material than information card. It also contains a coupon code for shop purchases.
Brow Sculpt in Auburn (wax and powder, 0.05 oz) – Value $12.29
This is a product sold by a wholesaler for private labeling. You will get items like this from Glamorous Chicks sometimes. I am learning a lot about that aspect of the business from looking this type of item up online. Anyway, I think the powder may be a touch too light for my brows, but it is a decent eyeshadow formula, and the wax side barely has any color when applied so it would still work over a different powder. (For the record, it did NOT come with a big fingerprint in it. I swatched this and only then realized I hadn’t taken a picture yet.)
Ben Nye Concealer (tattoo cover 4, shade NP24) – Value $12
Well, as you will see from the swatch below, this is in no way going to conceal anything on someone with my skin tone. (I do believe this is the first time I have received a skin tone specific item in this box.) However, this has an incredibly smooth and creamy formula and I think I am going to be able to apply lightly and blend out a bit (still experimenting a little) and maybe put some blush over the top for a warm cheek color.
Diamond Glitter in Aquamarine – Value $14.95
Diamond Glitter in Lemon Yellow – Value $14.95
Diamond Glitter in Magic Purple – Value $14.95
I’ve been kind of fixated on lip colors lately so I decided to show you something different this month. I don’t generally wear glitter as eye shadow (although you can, and I strongly suggest a primer like Too Faced Glitter Glue if that’s what you have planned). I like to use glitter in manicures sometimes. It is a whole lot more sparkly than glitter polish.
You have to do one nail at a time – put on a thick layer of base coat (I use an all-in-1 base/top coat from Essie). Then pour glitter over it until you’re covered. Move on to the next nail. By the time you’re done, you can use your base/top coat over the glitter for a few coats on each nail to smooth things out (glitter can be a bit rough). Work over wax paper and then you have like no mess, plus you can pour what spilled back into the container. I strongly suggest reserving a bottle of base/top coat for glitter use as you don’t want to get flecks of glitter in your normal topcoat.
Here’s my glitter manicure. It is not very neat and I did to a lot of clean-up around my nails after this. It looked much better the next day!
Here are swatches of the glitters (with no primer), the concealer, the brow wax, and the brow powder, from top to bottom.
Verdict: I calculated a value of around $69 for this month’s Glamorous Chicks Beauty Box. That is a pretty typical value for this subscription. You do control the value somewhat based on what items you choose (some of the lipsticks go for more than the glitters, for example). Even though the colors of the additional items don’t really work for my skintone/hair color, (a) I got my money’s worth with the items I selected and (b) I did come up with some other ways to use the additional items. (The extra items vary widely. I have received additional Glamorous Chicks lipsticks and eyeshadows in the past, makeup remover wipes, eyeshadow brushes, jewelry, false lashes, lip liners, and even once some newly-released L’Oreal mascara.) I am loving my glitter manicure (I promise it looks better than the picture) right now and may go for more glitters next month.
What do you think of the April 2017 Glamorous Chicks Beauty Box?