Target Beauty Box Review – December 2016
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The Box: Target December Beauty Box
The Cost: $10 (SOLD OUT) Target Mystery Beauty Box is STILL AVAILABLE!
- Nivea Soft Creme
- Derma e Firming DMAE Moisturizer
- Almay Non-Oily Makeup Remover Pads
- CoverGirl Outlast Lipstick in Ever Red-dy
- TRESemmé Pre-Wash Conditioner and Shampoo
- Modella Black and White Purse Kit
- Goody Ouchless Headwrap and Elastic
- La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Sunscreen*
- Vichy Pureté Thermale One-Step Cleanser** Box includes either La Roche-Posay Mineral Sunscreen or Vichy One-Step Cleanser.
Each box comes with an info card and a Target coupon good for $3 off a beauty purchase of $15 or more.
FYI – you can use this coupon with Target Mystery Beauty Box!
CoverGirl Outlast Lipstick in Brazen Raisin – FULL SIZE! Value $8
(The product description of this box originally listed the shade as Ever Red-dy.)
I’m thrilled that I got this Raisin color – it’s my ideal mauve shade!
If you aren’t familiar with Outlast Lipcolor, it’s a two-step process. First, apply the stain. Here it is swatched:
Great pigment and it will dry almost matte. And Covergirl is serious about the 24-hour lasting color promise – this swatch turned into more of a tattoo!
Then apply the moisturizing topcoat:
This is your basic lip balm. It provides moisture, shine, and it has a great flavor, too. (The color should last a long time, but you’ll need to reapply the balm throughout the day.)
Almay Eye Makeup Remover Pads – 15 count Value $1
These worked well and are oil-free, too. (My only complaint is the scent – they have a bit of an alcohol smell.)
Derma e Firming DMAE Moisturizer – .5 oz Value $5.60
This cream looks rich in the container, but it actually absorbed quickly into my skin with no greasy feel – just soft skin!
Modella Black and White Purse Kit – Value $2.95
I can’t find this bag on Target’s site, so I’m assuming it was made just for the Beauty Box. It’s a well-made little bag! It has patent leather detailing along the zipper, and a bright pink lining, too!
Goody Ouchless Headwrap and Elastic – Value $.25?
I love the print, but unfortunately, this headband doesn’t work for me since it doesn’t have a grippy side (AKA – slides off my head in under a minute). The hair tie is always good, though!
Nivea Soft Moisturizing Creme – .84 oz Value $.60
This is a lightweight body lotion that absorbs quickly and leaves a subtle, powdery scent. (FYI – if you avoid parabens, you’ll want to skip this.)
TRESemmé Pre-Wash Conditioner – 1 oz Value $.30
This TRESemmé set is meant to be used with the conditioner first! (The idea being that conditioner can weigh your hair down.)
TRESemmé Shampoo – 1 oz Value $.20
I can’t say I noticed a major difference in volume after reversing the shampoo/conditioner steps, but my hair definitely felt clean. (I’m also wondering if you can just reverse the steps with any shampoo/conditioner or if this version is formulated differently. If you condition first, let us know if you recommend it!)
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Sunscreen – 3 ml Value $1.50
(Customers either received this or Vichy One-Step Cleanser.)
This is a tinted sunscreen that is very lightweight and doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy like a lot of sunscreens can. The only downside about this sample is how small it is! It was one-time use for me.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $23. I think that’s a good value for a $10 beauty box, but it seems a little low compared to other Target Beauty Boxes. (I would have loved to see at least one more full-sized item in this box.) This box is still worth it to me for the Covergirl Outlast Lip Duo and the Derma E cream, but this isn’t my favorite Target Beauty Box.
What do you think of the December 2016 Target Beauty Box?
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