Ricky’s NYC Cult Crushes Beauty Review – November 2017
Cult Crushes is a monthly subscription box from Ricky’s NYC that gives you the chance to test their hottest brands and products – both classic and new – and learn how to optimize them through exclusive online tutorials lead by influencers they love.
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The Box: Ricky’s NYC Cult Crushes
The Cost: $11 per month + free shipping
The Products: Each month, subscribers receive a themed selection of handpicked products in cosmetics, skincare, haircare, and fashion.
Ships to: US
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First, you’ll see an info card that lists all of this month’s Cult Crushes.
BH Cosmetics Wild and Radiant Palette – Retail Value $12
This four-color palette is such a powerhouse! I’m not normally one for messing with contouring or bronzers since I like to rock my naturally pale pigment, but these bring a bit of glimmer to my face. A little goes a long way with these tones, so I delicately took my brush and swirled it against my cheekbones where I normally put pale pink blush and was pleased with how it looked! I took a lighter shade and brushed it down my nose to add a bit of a highlight there as well. I’m surprised how much I am into this palette! Excited to experiment further with this one.
Here are the swatches!
Palladio Rice Primer – Retail Value $12 (get it for $10.19, linked)
Primer is a product that I’ve tried a few times in hopes to get my makeup to stay longer, but I’ve never really stuck with adding to my beauty regimen. I wasn’t expecting much when I squeezed some of this into my paw, but as soon as I smoothed it onto my face, I was in awe! The cream instantly turned into a light powdery dream and it felt like nothing was on my face at all, but it was so soft and lovely!
Manic Panic Lethal Lipstick in Violet Night – Retail Value $15.50
I had no idea that Manic Panic made lipstick, let alone had a full cosmetics line! Every summer, I’d go stay at my Dad’s for two weeks (the woes of being a child of divorce), and one of those weeks would be spent visiting his side of the family down in Florida. My Dad was not as strict as my Mom and let me dye my hair with Manic Panic for those two weeks each year. What a guy! I never went purple, but if you look back through family photos with my grandparents, you’ll definitely see bright red one year, and blue the next. The favorite wild hair dye from my angsty youth comes back to me in the form of this bright purple hued lipstick.
Here’s a swatchy for y’all. I’m not as bold with my lip color these days as I once was with my hair, but this formula was really creamy and glided on smoothly. It’s obviously super pigmented, but I’d give it two coats to really get full coverage. It also isn’t so dense that it stains your lips though, which I like.
RickyCare Travel Eyelash Curler in Pink – Retail Value $9.99
The next item is from the house brand, RickyCare. This pink plastic eyelash curler condenses the most awkward of beauty tools into something you can easily toss in your travel bag. All you have to do is pop the lever from the back and depress the rubber pad against the top of the tool to curl those lashes. It’s a little tricky to see what you’re doing compared to the leaner full-size metal eyelash curlers, but after a little adjusting, it’s easy. I also really like that it comes with an extra pad that fits into the bottom!
Maybelline Mega Plush Volum’ Express Mascara – Retail Value $9.99
Say what you will about drugstore brand mascara, but I live for it! I’ve totally used this one before and like to try whatever is new each time I buy the next one. This one isn’t new, but using it again made me remember that it’s AWESOME. The fat brush really makes my lashes pop and stand out. The flexible joint in the middle of the wand also allows movement while being gentle on your lashes. Highly recommended at such a good price.
Verdict: Ricky’s NYC Cult Crushes is blowing my mind again this month! You almost get your money’s worth with ONE of these products, but instead, you get FIVE! This has shot up to the top of my list of fave beauty boxes already, based on the value and the super fun products that so far seem geared toward the wackier makeup addict. For just $11 (with free shipping), I got $59.50 worth of beauty products!! FIFTY-NINE DOLLARS, you gals!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Not for this one, but you have until the 25th of each month to sign up for that month’s box. Once subscribed, your reoccurring payment will happen on the 5th of each month. You can pause or cancel your subscription at any time.
Value Breakdown: At $11 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Contour Palette: $2.16
- Primer: $2.16
- Lipstick: $2.79
- Eyelash Curler: $1.80
- Mascara: $1.80
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