BeautyCon Box Winter 2016 Review + Coupon
BeautyCon Box is a quarterly beauty subscription box. They highlight different beauty influencer curators each season and send a mix of beauty and accessory items.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This box is curated by Dulce Candy.
The Subscription Box: BeautyCon Box
The Cost: $35.99 a box (ships once a quarter)
The Products: “Our favorite beauty products and accessories delivered right to your door each season. Plus, members get the chance to win amazing experiences with our influencers!”
Ships to: US Only
Each box comes with an illustrated card of the curators, and on the flip side is the item list;
Now, onto the items!
ColourPop Lippie Stix in BeautyCon Pink – Value $5
I’ve tried ColourPop Lippie Stix before, and I like the formula and coverage. It provides moisture, a hint of shine, and a good amount of color, too. (Plus the flavor is yummy!)
(Swatched in lower photo)
Rimmel London Lipstick (colors will vary) – Value $7
I received the shade “Listen Up,” a bold red. If you’re not a lipstick person, you might want to give this one a try! It doesn’t have that classic lipstick smell (instead, it’s a fruity scent), and you can apply it with a light hand for a more lip stain look.
(Swatched in lower photo)
Artist Couture Illuminati Highlighter – 2.35 g Value $10.60
This brand is from Angel Merino (one of the Fall box curators). I’ve seen a few beauty tutorials using Artist Couture highlighters, so I was thrilled to see this in the box so I could try it. No surprise – the pigment and shimmer are amazing. (Swatched in lower photo.)
This highlighter is not for barely-there makeup looks – it is made to shine!
Too Faced Bronzer – 2.5 g Value $6.85
This is my go-to bronzer for a few reasons:
1. It’s matte. I appreciate a shimmer on occasion, but for everyday makeup, I need matte!
2. The color works perfectly for my skin tone and it is buildable.
3. It smells so delicious you are going to want to eat it.
I just bought the full-size version with my Cyber Monday Too Faced Mystery Box, so now I have a travel version, too!
Great pigment across the board!
Skinvolve Beauty Karate Cream – Value $40
This body cream is a great size (8 oz). It’s designed with caffeine and argan oil to help hydrate, tone, and smooth your skin. (AKA – decrease the appearance of cellulite!)
I’ve tried quite a few cellulite creams over the years, and I do see results with caffeine creams (even if the results are temporary.)
I like how light this cream is – it absorbs in seconds. (I’ve tried other cellulite creams that took way too long to absorb.) And the formula is paraben and sulfate free, too!
The immediate result from using this lotion is more hydrated skin, but I’m hoping with continued use I’ll see smoother skin, too. (One tip I recommend for maximizing results is to apply it then massage it in with a cellulite tool. I use this one.)
One other thing to note, this cream has a light floral/rose scent. It wouldn’t be my first pick for a scent, but I don’t mind it either.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water – 3.4 oz Value $3.50
This Micellar cleansing water removes makeup and is designed for sensitive skin. It works wonderfully well, and my favorite part is that unlike some makeup removers, you don’t have to rinse it off after using. I’m keeping this next to a box of q-tips on my vanity for quick fixes to makeup application mishaps!
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Feline Mascara – Value $8
Wow! Between this mascara and the Smith & Cult mascara in the Byrdie Beauty Box, I’m having the best mascara month ever!
This formula gives amazing length, curl, and lash definition. I would give it an A+ except I want a tad more volume in my dream mascara, but… good news! The next item takes care of that!
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Primer – Value $5
This primer is designed to give your lashes volume, conditioner lashes, and prime them for mascara. It goes on white, and it’s easily covered with mascara.
I’ve sampled this before thanks to subscription boxes, and it is one of my favorite drugstore beauty products now!
The formula is seriously impressive – it gives SO much volume with only a few swipes! And it means I’ll use less mascara per use, too!
Luxie Beauty Highlighter Brush – Value $24
I love adding Luxie brushes to my collection – the rose gold + pink combo is gorgeous, and the bristles are super soft, too. And I can always use another highlighting brush!
Kate Somerville Exfoliating Treatment – .5 oz Value $24
Another item I was thrilled to see in the box! I LOVE this exfoliator – it only takes 2 minutes, and you can even do it in the shower since you apply it to wet skin. You massage in a thin layer for 30 seconds, then let it sit for up to 2 minutes (and appreciate the cinnamon scent while you wait).
It leaves my skin feeling super clean and smooth – no irritation either!
(You can use it up to two times a week, and this tube should last you a while.)
Biobelle Botanic Fiber Facial Mask – Value $5
This mask is free of parabens, phthalates and it was gentle on my skin. I can’t say I noticed any diminishing of the appearance of fine lines after using it, but it was super hydrating.
This coupon is for $50 off a $100 purchase, so I’m considering this more of a bonus addition to the box and not an actual item.
And BeautyCon also included a promo card for the new season of ANTM! (I’ve been watching this show since college and I’m missing Tyra a bit, but I still enjoyed the first episode of the new season. And now I’m just waiting for my favorite episode each season – the makeover episode!)
Rimmel + BeautyCon + ANTM are doing a giveaway for a VIP prize pack (including $500 worth of Rimmel London cosmetics) and all subscribers are automatically entered!
Verdict: Based on my estimates, this box has a value of about $139! I think that’s an amazing value, and more importantly, I’m loving all the brands and products included in this box! I think it is safe to say it’s my favorite BeautyCon box of all time! I really appreciate the mix of high-end and drugstore products – all of them are hits to me!
What do you think of the Winter BeautyCon Box?
FYI – as of 12/17, this box is still available! Use code ADDICTION20 to save 20% on a subscription!