Benevolent Beauty Box Review + Coupon – September 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: US (for free!) and internationally
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.
Bellapierre Full Coverage Foundation Stick – Medium – Value $30
Subscribers will receive either the “Light”, “Medium”, “Dark”, or “Deep”’ shade.
This is a medium-to-full coverage stick foundation. At first, I thought it would be too dark for my skin, but it actually turned out to be perfectly matched. It blended out easily with a flat top brush, and I didn’t have to use concealer for my under-eye areas at all. It lasted a really long time on my face, too.
The Preserve Company Body Scrub – Benevolent Apple Grenade – Value $20.00
Did I ever tell you that I love body scrubs? Especially the ones that leave my bathroom smelling like heaven! This sugar body scrub has a sweet/fruity scent, which I LOVE, and it left my skin soft and hydrated as well. I wish the container was a little bigger though since I think I’ll use it up so fast.
They also included a 25% off coupon in the box. I’m really tempted to get their Salted Mango Body Scrub and Grapetree Hand and Body Scrub.
Krisanna Ann Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in K Thx Bye – Value $10.00
Subscribers will receive either “Goals AF,” “K Thx Bye,” “Selfie,” or “Swag.”
Mind you, this liquid lipstick is REALLY matte. Perhaps way too matte for my liking. And once it dried down, it’s transfer-proof. (You have to use oil-based cleanser to take it off.) Personally, this color is too dark for me and the formula is too dry. I may keep it to use as a lip stain since I know it will last all day, but I would hesitate to use this on its own.
(Swatched in lower photo)
Zuii Organic Flora Blush – Melon – Listed Value $23.18 ($28.95 AUD)
This blush is infused with so many natural and organic ingredients. Unfortunately, the color is almost invisible on my skin tone. There was a lot of fallout as well.
Since I can’t really see the color, it’s really hard to tell whether it’s long-lasting or not. This item is quite a miss for me.
Here are the swatches of the liquid lipstick and blush.
Zuii Organic Mascara – Listed value $22.38 ($27.95 AUD)
I really want to fall in love with this mascara. It has a light floral-rose scent and gave my lashes great volume, length, and separation, yet they still looked very natural and lightweight at the same time. However, after a full day of trial, it turned me into a panda. I think my skin is probably too oily for this product.
The Verdict: The value of this box added up to $111.33, which is more than three times the cost of the box. However, the items in this box were kind of hits and misses for me. I absolutely love the stick foundation and the body scrub, but I wouldn’t use the rest of the box regularly. Overall, I still think that this box did a great job of curating cruelty-free products, and the majority of the items are vegan as well.
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