New Beauty Test Tube Subscription Review – January 2017
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 digital subscription to New Beauty Magazine. It’s a little pricier than other beauty subscriptions, but in general, the value is usually great.
This is the second shipment from New Beauty Test Tube 2.0 – they promise 10 full or deluxe size items in every box.
I’m really loving the new packaging design!
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
And to go along with the new packaging, we have a new booklet, too!
Each page details the items included:
Now, onto the items!
Goldwell Stylesign Big Finish Volume Spray – 100 ml Value $7
This hairspray is designed to give you significant hold and volume. It did the job for me with holding my hair in place, but I didn’t notice any difference in volume.
Christie Brinkley Daily Facial Exfoliating Polish – 10 ml Value $2.70
This cleanser is lovely! (And I had no idea Christie Brinkley had her own skincare line!) The formula a creamy cleanser with fine, exfoliating particles. It did a great job at cleaning my skin without stripping it of moisture, and it was gentle, too.
Osmosis Stemfacor Growth Factor Serum – 5ml Value $23
This serum is designed to promote collagen production and reduce the appearance of fine lines. This formula is a super lightweight oil that absorbed into my skin immediately. I’m loving this so far, and hoping I have enough of the sample to see some results before it runs out!
Spongelle! Both my husband and I are hooked on Spongelle sponges thanks to subscription boxes! If you aren’t familiar with Spongelle, it’s a body wash infused sponge, that cleans and buffs your skin, Pretty much the ultimate multi-use product, and it works for multiple uses, too!
Grande BrowFILL Brow Gel – FULL SIZE! Value $20
This is a great brow gel if you want to add color and some hold, but don’t want a gel that makes your brows stiff. I didn’t notice a ton of fibers added, but it definitely darkened my brows and made them look more defined.
I was happy to see that his mask is sulfate, paraben, and artificial dye free! It’s a cream/gel hybrid mask that you put on clean, wet skin. (The mask needs the water to activate the self-heating.)
I found this formula to be mildly warming, and in gentle on my skin. You leave it on for 15 minutes then remove with water. I didn’t notice any difference in the appearance of my skin after using it, but my skin felt SO smooth after using it!
These moisturizing gloves are lined with lotion to hydrate your hands in 15 minutes.
What I didn’t like: the fragrance. I really would have preferred these gloves to be unscented, as the fragrance was a little too strong for my liking. The good news is that the fragrance faded quickly when I took them off.
What I liked/LOVED: the hydration! I was expecting my hands to be greasy when removing these and that I’d need a while for all the lotion to absorb, but my hands were dry almost instantly, but so much more hydrated. (The difference in my cuticles was night and day!)
Love Light Lips Illuminated Lip Gloss with Mirror – FULL SIZE! Value $22
This lip gloss has a good amount of shine, a touch of shimmer, and a wash of color. And on top of that, the wand lights up and it comes with a mirror:
I’m not sure I can think of a situation where I’d need the light, but the mirror is handy. Here it is swatched above the next product:
The color on the bottom is this lip spread from VBeaute:
VBeaute Lip Spread Anti-Age Hydrating Lip Gloss – FULL SIZE! Value $19
(Subscribers will receive either this lip gloss or the VBeaute Rub Off)
As you can see in the swatch, this lip gloss has a lot of pigment and shine! (And this formula is vegan, gluten-free, paraben-free, and fragrance-free! No stickiness, either!)
BeBella Probiotic Skincare Set
BeBella Facial Cleanser – .13 oz Value $2
This is a creamy, non-foaming cleanser that did an excellent job of cleaning my skin without stripping it of moisture – and it left my skin feeling so smooth, too!
BeBella Hydrating Night Cream – .13 oz Value $8.90
This cream is more of a gel, but besides that discrepancy, it definitely lives up to the “Hydrating” part of its name! It felt wonderful on my skin, absorbed quickly, and left my skin super moisturized.
BeBella Facial Essence – .13 oz Value $9.10
This is to be used like a serum, but it’s called “Essence” since it is water based and not oil based. Its a very light weight gel that gave my skin an even finish similar to makeup primers.
BeBella Eye Cream – .07 oz Value $11
This is the most decadent of the BeBella formulas, which makes sense for a rich eye cream! It still absorbed pretty quickly and felt very moisturizing on my skin.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $157. I think the value is fantastic, and I LOVE that they are including lots of new brands in this new version of New Beauty Test Tube. (Previously, there were a good amount of repeat brands.) Plus, it’s a great mix of skincare, makeup, and haircare!
What do you think of the January New Beauty Test Tube?
FYI – I just reached out to New Beauty Test Tube, and as of today (1/6/17), if you sign up, this will be your first box!
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