Choix Subscription Box Review – July 2015
“Choix is a new way to try and buy makeup where we bring the makeup counter to you!” Choix is a new beauty sampling subscription service. Each month, subscribers have the options to choose all or a few of their samples, or to totally surprised.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Choix
The Cost: $20 a month + free shipping and 250 points ($5 Choix store credit)
The Products: 5 luxury beauty samples of your choice from the Choix store. I chose all of my own samples this month.
Ships to: US only
Good to Know: Choix is gaining new subscribers at a rapid pace. They posted this message on their shop page and are offering bonus points to those affected by the influx of new orders.
Choix points do not expire and can be redeemed for a maximum of 750 points ($15) per purchase. They offers additional ways to earn points by: reviewing your samples, referring new members and purchasing select products for 2x and 3x points!! Please visit their Choix Elite FAQ page for further details.
Since this is the first box we’ve seen from Choix, (pronounced “SHWAA”) French for “choice”, I took a ton of extra photos. My box came with a handwritten Thank You card for subscribing, and everything was packaged very well. The outer shell is made from a sturdy cardboard, and has a magnetic closure. This will make a perfect re-gifting box!
Inside the big box is the sample box with another Choix sleeve, and the “etc.” pack (the tools you may need for your samples). Each month your etc. tools may vary.
These are the samples I chose this month. I picked many brands I’ve never even heard of, not to mention, even pronounce!
Here are all my samples. Every month your lid will list the brand name and color of each sample. This very handy to have but you can also go back to your order history to view it online. FYI- there was a cotton square directly over the samples. You’ll see a ton of white specks everywhere. I contacted customer service and they are aware of this issue and are working on a solution. Each sample vial/jar is also glued down to the box.
Because beauty samples are technically “free”, I’m providing Choix’s shop prices for the full sized items.
ELLIS FAAS – ELLIS SKIN – SKIN VEIL FOUNDATION – Value $90 – Available in 8 shades.
I really enjoyed this foundation. It’s very lightweight, but buildable. I had an issue getting the most out of this foundation due to the glass container. Customer service is addressing this issue and have some solutions coming very soon.
DOLCE & GABBANA SECRET EYES LENGTHENING MASCARA – Value $31 – Available in 2 shades.
I love mascara and for such a small sample, I can already tell that I NEED this in my life. I’ll have to save up some points ASAP, because this stuff was pretty amazing. On another note, the mascara wand was a tad too long for the sample bottle. Customer service agreed that this is another small issue that they are correcting.
CHANEL PRECISION LIP DEFINER – Value $29 – Available in 9 shades.
Not my favorite color for the summer, but I picked it out. I can’t be mad. I wore this liner as a full lip color three days out of the week. I’d say I have enough left for at least another work week.
CLE DE PEAU BEAUTE TRANSLUCENT LOOSE POWDER – Value $105!!!
Come again? I can’t say the brand name, but I can spell “expensive”. I’m going to be honest here, I would never buy this with my money… (I hope my husband is reading this.) Will I add this to my box again…YES!! It’s worth it. This setting powder was the only product that left me feeling like I didn’t have enough to begin with. It lasted all day and made my makeup look flawless. I’m saving the last little bit for date night.
GUERLAIN METEORITE PEARLS – Value $62 – Available in 3 shades.
These pearls are difficult to describe. They are suppose to illuminate your skin and work similar to that of a highlighter. I used it over my blush and across my T-zone, and it gave me a youthful glow. It’s very beautiful. If I continue to use it like this, I’ll have enough for 3-4 weeks!
Here are swatches of the Chanel Lipliner in Rouge Noir, and the Guerlain Pearls in Dore.
Verdict: Choix is my new favorite beauty sampling subscription. I love getting to pick my own samples and the colors!! Choix sends more than enough of every product for you to try two times or more; and both boxes will be used for gifting and swapping. I love being able to test these higher end products out at home with the makeup products I use daily. I very impressed with my first Choix box and very pleased with the prompt response times from customer service.
Are you one of the many new subscribers of Choix? What products are you putting in your bag this month?