Birchbox Limited Edition: Cult Classics Box Review + Coupon
The Birchbox Limited Edition: Cult Classics Box is the latest Limited Edition box from Birchbox! (This is available to everyone – not just Birchbox subscribers.)
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
As always, the Limited Edition boxes are so cute! This one has metallic embossed detail, too. (This is ready-to-gift!)
The Cost: $60
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(And don’t forget to add your free mystery sample pack!)
- beautyblender® original – Full-size
- Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask – 1 mask
- Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara – Deluxe sample
- Lipstick Queen Hello Sailor Lipstick – Full-size
- LOC One & Done Shadow Stick in Heavy Petal – Full-size
- Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in Pillow Pie – Full-size
- Laura Geller New York Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey – Deluxe sample
- Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream Skin Protectant – Full-size
- TOCCA Crema da Mano in Bianca or Cleopatra – Travel-size
- Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray – Deluxe sample
- Moroccanoil® Treatment Original – Deluxe sample
- TokyoMilk Dark Tainted Love Eau de Parfum – Travel-size
- Isaac Jacobs Acrylic Makeup Organizer
Each box comes with a sheet of paper detailing all the items included:
Now, onto the items!
Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in Pillow Pie – FULL SIZE! Value $18
I LOVE Smith & Cult nail polishes! The bottle designs are so gorgeous (it’s supposed to have that dent), and the formulas are great, too.
Here is the nail polish on:
It’s a pale, ballet-slipper pink, and I love it. It goes on somewhat sheer, so you’ll need several coats for full coverage or one coat over a white base coat (as I’ve done here).
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara – .1 oz Value $8
I’ve received this sample many times in subscription boxes over the years, and I’m always happy to receive more – it is a great formula!
Moroccanoil Treatment Original – .5 oz Value $8.80
Another beauty item I’ve sampled many times before – and I can definitely tell why it’s a cult classic. The formula adds shine, moisture, and doesn’t make your hair greasy. Plus the scent is lovely, and a little goes a long way!
TOCCA Crema da Mano in Cleopatra – 1 oz Value $5
(You’ll receive either this scent or Bianca in your box.)
This scent is a blend of grapefruit and cucumber. It’s pretty fragrant, so I’m not sure if it’s for me. But the lotion itself absorbs quickly and is paraben-free!
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray – 1 oz Value $10
I don’t think they could have done a cult classics box without including Oribe! This is THE luxe haircare brand in my book, and I love the scent and performance of their products, including this volumizing spray.
Lipstick Queen Hello Sailor Lipstick – FULL SIZE! Value $25
This is the one brand in the box that is new to me, and the blue tint definitely had me intrigued!
First, this is definitely more of a sheer lip balm than a lipstick. It’s moisturizing and provides a faint blue/plum tint. I tried this on with nothing else, and it made me look a little under the weather!
But! When I tried it over my regular lip liner/lip color, it added a bit of blue/cool tint which I liked (and which should make teeth look whiter, too.)
(Swatched in lower photo.)
LOC One & Done Shadow Stick in Heavy Petal – FULL SIZE! Value $10
LOC is one of Birchbox’s own lines, and I think the formulas are great. Lots of pigment, smooth application, and blendable colors. (Swatched in lower photo.)
Laura Geller New York Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey – Sample Value $10?
(There is no size listed on the sample, but I’d say it’s the equivalent of a full-sized eyeshadow.)
This highlighter feels like a cream-powder hybrid. It blends so easily, and the finish on my skin is so smooth, too.
Here it is swatched below the lipstick and LOC eye crayon:
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant – FULL SIZE! Value $22
I was expecting a skin cream when I opened this tube, but it’s actually a clear balm. It’s fragrance-free and fabulous for cuticles, elbows, and any other dry skin areas. (Perfect timing for winter weather!)
And a little goes a long way, so I think this tube should last me all season long!
Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask – Value $11
This mask was super hydrating, and I only had to wear it for ten minutes, so I was happy! (I can’t say I saw any skin-brightening differences, though.)
TokyoMilk Dark Tainted Love Eau de Parfum – Travel-size Value $11?
This is a rollerball perfume is a blend of dark vanilla bean, white tea, sandalwood, and sweet orchid. I was surprised by how much I liked the sweet scent. I normally don’t wear perfume, but I’ll keep this one on hand for those rare occasions!
Beautyblender – Value $20
This item made this box a great value for me. (I use a Beautyblender every day for applying foundation, so I’d be paying $20 for this item alone!)
If you haven’t used a Beautyblender yet, you will soon learn why this is such a cult classic! It’s the best way I’ve found to apply foundation for a flawless finish (no brushstrokes, excess formula, etc.)
Make sure to soak the Beautyblender in water, then squeeze out excess before applying foundation. You want to bounce the blender across your face, not rub it in.
Isaac Jacobs Acrylic Makeup Organizer – Value $19
This organizer has a gorgeous rose gold base on one side. Here is a different angle to show it better:
Such a practical and pretty item – my favorite kind of subscription box inclusion!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $178! I think that’s a great value for a $60 box. (And even better with the 15% off coupon COMEBACKMAN.) I appreciate that Birchbox included some major beauty hits in this box – it definitely makes it worth it to me!
What do you think of the Birchbox Limited Edition: Cult Classics Box?
And don’t forget to add your free mystery sample pack! Here are the two samples I received with my box:
Coastal Scents Eye Shadow Sampler + Beauty Protector Beauty Cream.