Benevolent Beauty Box Review + Coupon – May 2017
Benevolent Beauty Box is a brand new, cruelty-free beauty subscription! They send cosmetics, skin care, hair care, and beauty tools each month. When you sign up, you provide some personalization preferences, such as your hair and eye color, and whether you prefer both or neutral colors, etc. Benevolent Beauty offers a VIP monthly box and a Mini monthly box.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Monthly VIP, $29.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Benevolent Beauty Box
The Cost: the Monthly VIP Beauty Box costs $29.95/month and the Monthly Mini Beauty Box costs $15.95/month (3- and 6-month prepay options available, which equal out to slight discounts per month) – all with free shipping (shipping is extra for international)
COUPON: Use code MSA2017 for 15% off your first month!
The Products: Benevolent Beauty sends out strictly cruelty-free items in the categories of cosmetics, hair care, skin care, and beauty tools. The Monthly VIP box contains 4-7 full-size items each month, and the Monthly Mini box contains 2-3 full-size items each month.
Ships to: U.S. & International
Good to know: The cut-off date for ordering is the 25th of each month
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Every box includes a folded info card.
The inside of the card provides details about each item and the retail values. I appreciate that they also use a mark to indicate every item that is also vegan.
Seoul Mamas Revitalizing Mask – Value $8
This sheet mask is made with 100% bamboo fibers! And the serum it delivers to your skin contains great ingredients like caviar extract, hyaluronic acid, apple and cherry fruit extracts, and chamomile flower extract. It felt hydrating and refreshing on my skin. You leave it on for 10 minutes and then massage the remaining serum into your face. I don’t use a lot of sheet masks but I like this one for sure!
Gypsy Soul Organics Son Rain Aromatherapy Spray – Value $19.99
This aromatherapy spray is meant to help bring peaceful calming and leave you feeling restored and refreshed. The fragrance consists of “layers of cedar leaf & violet, blended with deep notes of patchouli, eucalyptus, citronella, lemon & galbanum essential oils.” It smells great! You can use it to spray into the laundry, rooms, your car, or even as a body spray. It’s not a sweet scent, and I’ve enjoyed using it around the house lately.
Armour Beauty Lip Gloss in Nina – Value $24
Note: Armour Beauty’s website has been closed and is no longer selling products online. Which is a shame, because I like this gloss a lot. It has a lot of pigment and hydration. The color didn’t bleed and the formula has nourishing ingredients. Armour Beauty also named all their glosses after songs, bands, and rock stars, which I think is a cool concept. (Swatched + modeled below.)
Franklin & Whitman Spring Garden Mineral Soak – Value $24.95
This soak is made primarily with salts, which are known to have therapeutic and detoxing properties. This one smells nice – refreshing and light and balanced with the rosemary scent.
I love adding things like this to baths, especially since getting pregnant again. I also like getting jars of soaks like this because if you don’t like the scent they’re perfect for gifting!
Viter Energy Wintergreen Caffeinated Breath Mints – Value $0.75 (buy a tin for $4.99)
This is a bonus item, FYI. These are a 3-pack of caffeinated mints! The Wintergreen taste reminded me of Certs.
This liner is a great formula! The liquid doesn’t bleed or run, and the opacity is fantastic. It dries to a very matte, bold black. One thing I have to mention is that I didn’t feel like I could get the finest line/point on cat-eyes with this tip. I prefer brush applicators for my liquid liners, so it may just be that I need a little practice, but I felt it was worth mentioning.
ColorPOP + Hello Kitty Super Shock Eyeshadow, shade “Small Gift” – Listed Value $6
ColorPOP describes their formula as a “crème powder formula with bouncy-like texture… insanely pigmented with one-swipe intensity.” I’d say all of that is pretty accurate! I also feel like you can still use a light hand and build the intensity as well.
I was impressed with the creaminess and pigmentation of this formulation – amazing quality for the price!
Here are swatches of the eyeshadow, liquid liner, and lip gloss.
And here they are modeled! The lip gloss looks way more orange in the bottle and swatch than it does on my lips. When worn it comes off as a great coral shade. Also, I’m wearing the eyeshadow as a blush as well as a shadow here, because I felt the color worked perfectly with the gloss and was a good shade for a blush on my complexion.
I actually really love the shadow as a blush, but it’s gorgeous and glowy on the eyes as well (note: I am wearing a mid-toned brown in my crease here, too). As I said earlier, the eyeliner didn’t have as much control as I’m used to with brush tips, but the formula is fantastically bold so I think some playing and getting used to the applicator will work just fine for me.
Verdict: This was a great Benevolent Beauty Box! I always have fun opening their boxes and discovering my products each month. I also like the variety of products they send in each box, and how this month’s products worked to create a whole look together. The value this month adds up to $103.69 which is a fantastic value.
What do you think about Benevolent Beauty Box?