New Beauty Test Tube Subscription Review – March 2016
New Beauty Test Tube is a bi-monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. Every other month they send you a tube full of deluxe and full-size beauty samples and you also get a subscription to New Beauty Magazine. It’s a little pricier than other beauty subscriptions, but in general, the value is usually great. (FYI – this is a different subscription from the QVC New Beauty Test Tube which is no longer shipping).
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: New Beauty Test Tube
The Cost: $29.95 a box plus $8.95 shipping (ships every other month)
The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty products. (This subscription also includes a subscription to New Beauty Magazine).
Ships to: US only
Each box comes with a booklet detailing the items included. There is some variation in products subscribers may get, and the booklet typically covers all possible items. (There are usually some items not pictured in the booklet as well – I’m guessing these items will have more variation).
Klorane Make-Up Remover Biodegradable Wipes – Value $13 (NOT listed in the booklet)
Thanks to subscription boxes, I almost never have to buy makeup remover wipes! I’ve used these before and they work well and have a pleasant scent, too!
CHI 44 Iron Guard Style & Spray – 2.6 oz Value $4
This hairspray is designed to be used on hair before you use any heated styling tools. I like that it adds extra protection for your hair and it actually smells a lot better than most hairsprays to me! Of course, this works as a regular hairspray too – that’s how I used it!
Board and Batten Calming Lift – 1 oz Value $14
This spray is so refreshing! You can use it as a facial mist to hydrate your skin or as a hair spray to condition damp hair. I think it works best as a facial mist. The description says it works to give your hair a little fragrance, but I found that the rose water scent lasted only for a few moments after spraying it.
Oral Essentials Mouthwash Whitening – Travel Size (2 oz) Value $4
This was… interesting. I probably should have read about it a little before trying it – I would have known to expect a natural tasting mouthwash. I think I got used to the taste, but it probably isn’t something I would buy in the future.
Gavee Gold Liquid Gold Peptides – 8 ml Value $39.75
This packaging is kind of amazing! This serum is designed to boost hydration and collagen. It’s a thin gel-like formula, and it goes on and dries almost immediately. The ingredient looks pretty good, too! (Picture of the serum below.)
Cailyn 7 in 1 Liquid Gel Liner – Sample Size – Value $10?
1 of the 7 features of this eyeliner is how quickly it dries. I can confirm that it dries in about 30 seconds, so you’ll probably want a steadier hand than I was using when I tried swatching it:
Tip from Cailyn: “Use less pressure to create a thin and diffused line, while adding more pressure will create a bold defined line.” As you can see – I haven’t mastered that part yet!
Grande Naturals Brow Fill in Light – FULL SIZE! Value $20
This is basically mascara for your brows, and it works well to fill out your eyebrows and also to hold them in place. I liked the formula, but the light shade is the wrong color for me.
IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Powder Brush – Value $48 (NOT listed in the booklet)
I love IT Cosmetics AND I love this brush – what an awesome item to get in this box! The major thing I want to call out, though, is that this isn’t listed in the booklet, so not all subscribers will receive it as one of their non-booklet items. Dear New Beauty Test Tube, please make all It Cosmetics products booklet items in the future!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $153. That value is amazing, but some of that value is from the non-booklet items, so I’m not sure how the value will average for all subscribers. I am happy to see New Beauty Test Tube introduce some new brands this month – sometimes this subscription can get a little too Mally-repetitive for me. What do you think of the March New Beauty Test Tube?
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