Lola Beauty Box Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2017
Lola Beauty Box is a monthly personalized box that helps you discover haircare, skincare, and makeup products from emerging to established brands.
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.)
The Subscription Box: Lola Beauty Box
The Cost: $21 monthly + free shipping. Discounts are available for longer commitments.
COUPON: Use code love to save 10% off your first box!
The Products: 4-5 full sized haircare, skincare, and makeup products personalized to you.
Good to know: Lola Beauty Box offers a loyalty program where you can review the items you receive each month in exchange for points. You can use these points toward free beauty products or a free beauty box.
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Each box comes with a card detailing the brands and items included along with the prices and websites for each.
Now, onto the items!
Pure Cosmetics Contour Kit – Value $30
This kit comes with 3 highlighting shades (2 shimmer and 1 matte) and 3 contour shades (matte).
The palette is fairly large and there is a lot of space between the pans. I like that I can run a fluffy brush over one shade without hitting another. It is best to start with a small amount of product and build up because blending can prove to be tricky with the darker shades. A full contour is a step I typically don’t get to on a normal morning, but just the highlighters alone will make this kit worth carrying.
Korres Twist Lipstick Dramatic – Value $17
I love this lipstick! It is in my favorite shade family, berry, and super easy to apply. The texture is smooth and it doesn’t have any tackiness at all. My lips feel hydrated and it lasts through drinking coffee even though it isn’t a long-wear formula. And, it wears off evenly without leaving splotches.
Appeal Cosmetics Lustre Drops 18k – Value $29
This is the most intense highlighting liquid I’ve ever used! Thankfully, it is easy to blend.
The bottle has a dropper, and you really only need a drop at most. You can mix it in with your foundation or moisturizer for an all over glow or you can blend it into areas you want to highlight. It is very pretty applied to the inner corners of the eye and really gives a pop of brightness. Because a little goes a long way, it is great for highlighting your décolletage or even your legs when you want to bring a little attention to them.
So pretty! This eyeshadow is like magic. When I apply it, it somehow looks like two different shades. It has a perfect shimmer for the lid and seems to darken in my crease. For me, it is the perfect everyday shade and it looks glam when paired with a dark liner. I think it would double as a highlighter too.
Synthetic Short Angle Contour Brush 617 – Value $16.95
This brush has short, dense synthetic bristles that have the perfect angle for precise application. I used it to apply the contour kit above. Well, I should say I started to use it and ended up switching to a fluffy brush. If you like a very distinct contour, this would be perfect for you. I like a very subtle contour, so I needed another brush to blend out. I think it would be perfect for applying masks and cream also.
Items swatched from top to bottom: Korres lipstick, Lustre Drops, and Naked Cosmetics eyeshadow. I blended out some of the Lustre Drops to the left of the swatches and you can see it will blend out to whatever level of intensity you would like.
This month’s items really came together to make a nice look. I used the contour palette to contour and highlight my face and to highlight my brows and eyes. This video by Pure Cosmetics gives a tutorial on how they recommend using it. I used only the Desert Storm eye color included in the box for my eyes with a swipe of eyeliner and a coat of mascara. Finally, I applied some of the Korres lipstick (my favorite part). This look is just my style!
Verdict: This month’s Lola Beauty Box was a home run for me. I love the lipstick and eyeshadow! And, I’ll use everything else in the box. I was a little surprised about receiving all beauty items, but they were all high-value so I’m not disappointed. The value of this box is $107.94 with free shipping which 5x the cost of the box. I’m hoping for another great box next month.
What do you think of the this month’s Lola Beauty Box? Which product do you like best?