Cohorted Beauty Box Review – September 2017
Cohorted Beauty Box is a luxe beauty subscription box from the UK – and they are now shipping worldwide! (Of course, I had to subscribe!)
This subscription comes in a box within a box, so the inner box is pristine and would be great to keep for storage:
Complete with ribbon!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Cohorted Beauty Box
The Cost: £35.00 + shipping for international customers (My total cost was £47.49 = $62.92 USD)
The Products: A mix of beauty + makeup items. (Cohorted hasn’t made any full-size guarantees, but from what I can tell you’ll receive at least a few full-size items each month.)
Ships to: UK and worldwide! (FYI – shipping is free to the UK but extra to other countries.)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add Cohorted Beauty Box to your wishlist!
When you first open the box, you’ll see some offer cards:
These are for UK subscriptions that don’t ship to the US, so I moved right to the info booklet:
This booklet features details on all the brands included:
Very fancy! Now, on to the items! First, a bonus item I got for signing up with coupon code COHORTEDGIFTME (no longer working):
Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Color in Maya – FULL SIZE! Value $28
(Since this is a bonus item for new subscribers, I won’t count it toward the overall value.)
I love this formula! It’s creamy, moisturizing, and glides on so smoothly. The pigment is perfect for my lipstick preferences, too. (You can get medium to full coverage depending on how much you apply.)
This Maya shade is a warm, bright red. Normally, this is the type of shade that I shy away from, but I liked the medium coverage finish!
(Swatched in lower photo.)
Smith & Cult Lip Lacquer in The Warning – Value $22
Smith & Cult has the BEST packaging! I love their nail polish and lip gloss. (And their formulas are good, too!)
(The only reason I’m not super excited about this lip gloss is that I’ve received this in the September 2016 POPSUGAR Box, and then again in POPSUGAR Mystery Boxes.)
The formula has a ton of shine, a little shimmer, and you can build it out to a bold red, or use only one swipe for a more subdued look. Here it is swatched above the lipstick:
Hydra-Active Smart Nutrient Vital Moisture Day Cream – FULL SIZE! Value $35.84
This day cream is lightweight, lightly scented, and absorbs almost immediately. I love how soft it made my skin feel, too!
Benefit Roller Lash – .1 oz Value $8
I’ve already sampled this mascara from Benefit and I’m a fan. I’m able to build a lot of volume and length without any clumping on the lashes. It’s my go-to backup mascara if I’m out of Tarte! 🙂
Lica Cole Set – Value $30
(This value is based on the listed value from the booklet – the Lica Cole website isn’t set up via Shopify at the time this review was written.)
There is no sizing listed for these jars, but I’m estimating they are about half an ounce each.
Lica Cole Organic Cleansing Smoothie
I liked all of these products, but out of the three, I probably liked this one the least. This natural scent is fab, but it’s not a lathering body wash, and it didn’t leave my skin feeling moisturized, either.
Lica Cole Organic Polishing Paste
This body scrub is made with Matcha green tea and smells so good! The formula is great, too – not too oily, but still gives you some moisture. I just wish I had a larger sample!
Lica Cole Organic Whipped Butter
I saved the best for last! This whipped body cream feels so luxe on my skin! (And the citrus/fruity scent is perfection.)
In all, I’m really glad I got to sample this brand. BUT – I can’t see how these samples for body skincare are worth $30.
This palette has a magnetic flap closure and a combo brush with a blender brush on one end and a liner brush on the other end. There are 6 matte and 6 shimmer shades.
I’m not a makeup expert, so I love when palettes include guides!
Here are all the shades swatched:
The pigment is good! (Some of the lighter shades don’t show up too well on my skin, but will work great as base shades.)
Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $130 (not counting the bonus lipstick). I paid about $63 (including shipping to the US), and I’m happy with that value. Of course, this is an even better deal if you are in the UK and get free shipping. I’m happy with the sizes included, (lots of full size) and this seems to be a good mix of makeup and skincare. (Great brands, too!)
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, if you sign up this month, your first box will be next month’s box.
Value Breakdown: At $63 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Smith & Cult Lip Gloss: $10.66
- Day Cream: $17.45
- Benefit Mascara: $3.88
- Lica Cole Set: $14.54
- Palette: $16.47
What do you think of Cohorted Beauty Box? Are you interested in beauty subscriptions from the UK?