Benevolent Beauty Box Review + Coupon – July 2017
Benevolent Beauty Box is a 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 is a review of the Monthly VIP box ($29.95 a month). For your reference – my color preference is neutral/light.
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.)
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 to save 15% off your first box!
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 card provides details about each item and the retail values. I appreciate that they also use a mark to indicate every item that is vegan.
Jersey Shore Cosmetics Anti-Aging Sun Screen Stick SPF 30 – 0.56oz Value $22
This sunscreen stick is a physical sunscreen made with physical UV blocking ingredients like red raspberry seed oil, coconut oil, and seabuckthorn oil. Since beeswax is their second ingredient on the list, it has a natural beeswax scent to it.
Although the information card stated that it’s sheer – I find this sunscreen stick too oily and sticky for my skin. (I waited for almost 5 minutes and it didn’t absorb at all.) The scent is definitely not my favorite, so I’ll limit my use to body rather than face.
Laritzy Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick Limited Edition in Nudes – 0.1oz Value $24
This liquid lipstick is cruelty-free and vegan, and I am totally in love with this color! The texture is light and sheer, but it’s very pigmented and dried down to a matte finish that lasted me more than 5 hours without any uncomfortable feeling. It’s also transfer-proof and smelled like vanilla cupcakes!
(Swatched in lower photo)
Manna Kadar Cosmetics Perfect Glo Illuminator – 20ml Value $29
This is a big tube of liquid highlighter! I’ve used it both alone and mixed with foundation, and I liked the result! It gave me a sheer, natural, luminous glow without any glittery particles. I can see myself using this on my face, body, and décolleté – and I feel like it will never run out!
(Swatched in lower photo)
Moody Sisters Lightweight Moisturizer – 4 fl.oz Value $16
This moisturizer is, by far, my favorite discovery in this box! I honestly thought it was a body lotion at first since the bottle is so big! This lotion has aloe vera juice as its base ingredient and it instantly absorbed into my skin without feeling oily or sticky. It has a light peppermint scent that reminds me of candy cane. I love it as a morning moisturizer as it made my skin super soft and hydrated. I highly recommend this product for my oily skin fellows!
They also included an information card with a 10% off for first-time customers on their website.
Saint Cosmetics Eyeshadow in All Hell Broke Loose – 3.5g Value $23
Subscribers will receive one of these four colors – All Hell Broke Loose, Heavens Gates Gold, Hot N’Horny, or Hot to Trot.
This is the first time I’ve ever heard of this brand and I am impressed with how pigmented this eyeshadow is! All Hell Broke Lose is a warm brown, chocolate-y color and I think it’s the most buttery matte eyeshadow I’ve ever used, and I can see why the price is steep! It lasted a long time on my eyes.
Here are the swatches of the liquid lipstick, illuminator, and eyeshadow.
And this is the look I completed with everything I received from Benevolent Beauty Box this month. I love how my eyeshadow went really well with my lip color!
Verdict: This is my first Benevolent Beauty Box and I am very impressed with the curation and value, which adds up to $114 this month. I love almost everything in this box, and I’ve discovered my new favorite moisturizer as well. Being able to choose my color preference is definitely a big plus!
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