Benevolent Beauty Box Review + Coupon – August 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)
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.
Beautiful Birdie Cosmetics Lipstick in Posh – 4.5g Value $22
Subscribers will receive either ‘Posh’ or ‘Mulberry’ shade.
Beautiful Birdie is an American indy, non-toxic, cruelty-free makeup brand that uses organic ingredients in all their products. They are formulated without parabens, phthalates, or GMOs.
This lipstick is infused with sunflower seed oil, shea butter, coconut oil, lavender extract, and lemon extract. This shade, ‘Posh,’ is a beautiful peach with fine golden shimmer and a subtle vanilla scent. The quality of this lipstick is spot on! It was really pigmented, moisturizing, and lasted as long as my MAC lipsticks!
They also included information cards and a five-dollar discount code to purchase products from their website.
(Swatched in lower photo)
Elanveda Skin Renue – 5ml Value $14
The brand notes that this natural blend of essential oils ‘balances moisture levels in dry and oily skin’ and ‘help(s) to diminish the appearance of existing wrinkles while reducing the formation of new ones.’ This serum is formulated with organic borage oil, organic açaí oil, organic pomegranate seed oil, marula seed oil, and many more!
The roller ball applicator made it hard to gauge how many drops I used. This serum has quite a strong herbal scent that I’m not a big fan of, but I think it absorbed quickly when applied to slightly moist skin. While I didn’t notice any difference in my facial oil production (it didn’t make my face feel any more or less oily than usual), it moisturized and soothed my skin well.
Gaffer & Child Facial Cleanser – 59ml Value $26
Gaffer & Child products are 100% raw, organic, vegan, non-GMO, and made in the United States using sustainably sourced ingredients. I’m impressed by how short and easy to understand their ingredient list is.
Despite all the oils (sunflower oil, coconut oil, olive oil, etc.) included, this cleanser is very light and refreshing, with a hint of lavender scent. I have been using it as my morning cleanser, and I really like how it cleaned my skin without stripping off the moisture. I couldn’t lather this product as suggested but I don’t think that affected the quality of the product at all.
Mooi Lab Eyeshadow Compact Duo in Benevolent – Listed value $12
This eyeshadow is custom made exclusively for Benevolent Beauty Box subscribers! Unfortunately, mine arrived crushed. I emailed their customer service right away and received a response within 24 hours – impressive!
“I’m so Sorry! Normally I would have a replacement sent out asap but because these were made special for the box, it will take longer. I’ve had other subscribers with the same problem so I just wanted to let you know I’m in contact with the vendor to see if we can get things sorted as soon as possible. Please know that if you would like a replacement, I would be more than happy to send one, just let me know!”
So if you have a similar problem, please let them know and I’m sure that the replacement will be sent out shortly.
Here are the swatches of the eyeshadow and the lipstick.
Orglamix Helium HD Flawless Finish – 2.5g Value $24
This translucent powder is super fine, mattifying, didn’t change the color of my makeup, and did a great job blurring out my pores. I don’t think I can ask any more from a setting powder! A little goes a long way for this product, too! Orglamix also sells a subscription box (check out Ragan’s reviews to learn more).
And this is the look I completed with everything I received from Benevolent Beauty Box this month. I love this lip color!
Verdict: The value of this box added up to $98, which is more than 3 times the cost of the box! I like that their product selection is a mix of makeup and skincare items, and I’m happy to learn more about new, natural, and cruelty-free brands as well. Being able to choose my color preference is definitely a big plus!
What do you think about Benevolent Beauty Box?