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Luxor Box Subscription Box Review – January 2018

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Luxor Box is a luxe subscription box for women that includes beauty, home, jewelry, accessory items and more. Boxes ship every other month.

As always, the packaging is gorgeous and would be great for gifting. (Each item typically comes in its own box/packaging as well.)

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

The Subscription Box: Luxor Box

The Cost: $139 to the US, $169 to Canada (Ships every other month)

The Products: Every-other-month we curate a selection of five to seven full-size, hand-picked, products with a value of $250+ per delivery. Our surprise selections will range from high-end spa products, top-shelf beauty products, jewelry, apparel, home accessories and unique treasures from around the world.

Ships to: US and Canada

Check out all of my Luxor Box reviews!

This box came with a large card detailing all of the items included:

Now, on to the items!

Sophie Blake Petite Lisa Classic Necklace – Retail Value $135

I have to admit, I was surprised this necklace didn’t come in a box – most Luxor Box items do. But, box or not, the quality is great.

The chain measures about 16 inches long, and it is made of sterling silver. Here it is on:

Fans of simple jewelry design, rejoice!

Dartington Crystal Glitz Champagne Flutes – Retail Value $79.99

These crystal champagne glasses feature Swarovski crystals:

Super fancy! I feel like these would be an amazing anniversary gift with a bottle of champagne!

And no surprise, these have specific cleaning instructions.

Rosanna Jazz Age Champagne for Breakfast Tote – Retail Value $32

And going along with the champagne theme, we have this tote! It measures 15 by 15.5 inches. The tote is canvas, with gold leather handles.

Here it is in hand to give you a better sense of scale:

Sorme Warm Hues Limited Edition Palette – Retail Value $48

(Subscribers will either receive this warm palette, or the cool version.)

There are 3 shimmer shades and 5 mattes – excellent pigment throughout.

While this color combination isn’t very unique in the palette world, it’s super wearable for me, and I know I’ll use it regularly, so I’m happy.

(Swatched in lower photo.)

Sorme Brow Lift – Value $19

This is a creamy, matte pencil designed to be used beneath brows and at the corners of your eyes. I received this in a Sugarbash box and I’ve been using it almost every day, so I’m thrilled to have another one.

It’s super easy to blend, too. Here it is swatched beneath the palette:

(One swipe for all these colors!)

Transcendent Beauty Night Healer – Retail Value $63

I saw this beauty line at Anthropologie recently, and I was curious about it, so I’m really excited to see this in the box!

This cream is designed to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep. My skin is extra sensitive lately, and this felt great! The formula is a bit of a gel/cream hybrid, it absorbs quickly, is super hydrating, and there is no added fragrance!

Transcendent Beauty Empathetic Wrinkle Diminisher – Retail Value $90

This formula is made with goji glycopeptide and soluble collagen and designed to diminish the appearance of crow’s feet. fine lines and wrinkles within minutes.

I applied it to my wrinkles under one eye so I could compare the results, and almost immediately I felt a subtle tightening of my skin. And there’s a subtle difference in lines, too!

The only issue I had with this was the dropper – it wasn’t working well with the thicker consistency of the formula. I’m thinking that may be because of the cold temperatures in shipping, so I’m going to give it a few days to get to the right temperature.

Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $466.99. I think that value is great for a $139 luxe box. The skincare items were great discoveries for me this month, and everything else feels luxe/fancy and would work for gifts if you don’t want to keep them for yourself.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this box is sold out. If you sign up today, your first box will be the March box.

Value Breakdown: At $139 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Necklace: $40.18
  • Champagne Flutes: $23.81
  • Eye Shadow Palette: $14.29
  • Brow Lift Pencil: $5.65
  • Tote: $9.52
  • Night Healer: $18.75
  • Wrinkle Diminisher: $26.79

What do you think of the January 2018 Luxor Box

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

56 Comments

  1. The box was a miss for me. I cancelled quite a few of my subscriptions. I have way too much and hardly use anything. I’m going to minimalize. But to let you know I went to the transcendentbeauty.net website and as of 1/18 it was expired or cancelled.

  2. I recently had an issue with a product I purchased based on a website rave review. I let her know what happened but it really wasn’t her product and she no issues with what they sent her. First and foremost, YOU BETTER BELIEVE I WENT STRAIGHT TO THE PRODUCT WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA AND MADE A FUSS ON EVERY SINGLE PLATFORM. Don’t try me and my funds, Some of these LUXOR boxes are definitely hits, so maybe a birthday treat, if there is a problem I will definitely handle my coins without an intermediary.

  3. I liked this box but I love skincare so it was a good fit for me. I’m going to use the champagne glasses for everyday drinks because I think they are fun.

  4. I didn’t like the preview photos of the necklace, so I dropped down to the Petite box, thinking I’d get a nice selection of products other than the necklace.
    Nope.

    I got the ” wrinkle eraser” and the brow pencil highlighter.

    There’s something wrong with these people! I just got a huge survey from them asking what I wanted to see, and the top think I put was ” Luxury goods from well known and established brands”. They missed the mark this month with the Petite box. I don’t think mine is worth $50 I paid and not the price Luxor guarantees, but they inflate the prices, and perception varies, I guess.

    If I’d wanted a BEAUTY SUB, I’d have subscribed to another beauty box!

  5. I wouldn’t put anything with weight in that tote. Those handles are gonna blow!!

  6. Could somebody explain why you are wiling to risk $139 for a box that contains items that may not be to your taste or be functional.

    With that amount of money, I can purchase something specific to my taste and over inflated retail values – especially for unknown skin care lines are ludicrous as it a necklace.

    Are people who buy these types of boxes invalids or not near any kind of store. At any given moment, I could buy a necklace for far less specific to my taste and a gorgeous set of champagne goblets – if I did actually need them.

    And a tote?

    I am genuinely curious as what the lure is since with that amount of money – especially multiplied per year, one would be able to get exactly one one wants for less – or the same at worst.

    And not to harp on the box from last month, but were people completely unfamiliar with travel vouchers and the expectation that no one would be able to jump through the necessary hoops to actually use them – or that the final net cost would be comparable to just booking exactly what you wanted through the internet? Their business model is relying on the vouchers to not be redeemed.

    • I don’t buy this box because it’s out of my price range, but for those who can afford it I’m assuming some of them like the surprise of getting a sub box. I know that’s why I like getting the ones that I can afford. I’m not speaking for everyone, of course, but it’s one possible reason.

    • I realized that everything I was trying to swap for was coming from Luxor box. I then stepped back and evaluated the like 10 boxes I was currently subscribed to see if I was using (and truly wanting) the items I received from them. The answer was mainly no, so I cut way back on box subscriptions and added a Luxor subscription. I think subscriptions like Luxor ebbs and flows, and some months I love almost everything, and others I find myself swapping most of the items, but I’ve always been happy with the value in each box. It’s true that I can use the $130 on something else, but for me it’s as much about the surprise each box brings, as the items inside.

  7. Could somebody explain why you are wiling to risk $139 for a box that contains items that may not be to your taste or be functional.

    With that amount of money, I can purchase something specific to my taste and over inflated retail values – especially for unknown skin care lines are ludicrous as it a necklace.

    Are people who buy these types of boxes invalids or not near any kind of store. At any given moment, I could buy a necklace for far less specific to my taste and a gorgeous set of champagne goblets – if I did actually need them.

    And a tote?

    I am genuinely curious as what the lure is since with that amount of money – especially multiplied per year, one would be able to get exactly one one wants for less – or the same at worst.

    • Amarante-
      As a matter of fact when I ordered my first subscription box I was what you refer to as an “invalid”. After being hit by a car and enduring 30 surgeries I had a lot of time on my hands. Receiving a box was a highlight of my day. Perhaps in the future you might consider your choice of words more carefully, especially when speaking to a large audience of whom you know nothing about.

      • I too was an “invalid” when I first started subscribing, and I agree wholeheartedly with you Erin: when I was on enforced bedrest for months, the boxes were something to look forward to, and a way of connecting with the outside world. They were, I would even say, an important way of bringing a bit of sunshine into a very dark time.

        To those who might judge: others surely have their own reasons, even if they don’t line up with yours.

        • I don’t believe judging is bad per se – it means using one’s mind and applying one’s values. If one’s judgements (opinions, thoughts) offend someone – well, that’s life. One chooses to be offended.

          • Emilia,
            I personally don’t make a habit of making assumptions or judgments about people of whom all I know is that they order(ed) a subscription box that cost $139. I also don’t use the word invalid, which can be interpreted as “not valid”, as an adjective when the subject is a person.

          • If I use any other word, there is always someone who will find it offensive.

          • Any word I use is potentially offensive to someone.

    • It puzzles me, too – what’s the target audience for pricier boxes? People willing to drop $100-300 on a box or advent calendar might just as well get exactly what they want at a store or online… While for people like me with a rather limited budget this is too much of a gamble.

      • If you really believed this, you wouldn’t subscribe to any subscription box. Why spend $40 for a pop sugar box when you could just go buy the exact book or plastic purse that you want? The point of these boxes is to be surprised, to get things you didn’t know you wanted. The target audience is people with a higher disposable income or people who enjoy nicer things.

        • There is a difference between $40 and $140.

          • Invalid here also! If you have the dollars and you enjoy the surprise go for it, not really losing that much in the long run. Of course we “invalids” probably don’t even know what’s going on in the real world right? LOL thank goodness we have people who can set us straight. I am completely sarcastic at the moment, obviously!! If this provides enjoyment go for it. Do Your Own Thing.

    • I live in a rural area (a good department store is over 4 hours away!) so I use some sub boxes as a way to receive items which otherwise, would never have even been on my radar!
      That said-I hated the box before this one but loved this one! And I have been receiving it for $10 less. But even with the surprises-too many times I found myself setting things aside for a gift for someone else!! This one was fun for a while..but then the company started taking chances and sending boxes I felt were very “light” on value.
      Keeping the Beauty Fix and one other new one I cannot remember the name of! Starts with m~ now THAT will truly be a surprise!

  8. Seriously Liz are you going to gloss over reviewing the December Luxurious Gifts box that MSA was happy to hype? Your users are upset and you’re sweeping it under the rug! You can do better.

    • Hi Jennifer,

      Apologies if it came across like I was glossing over anything. In this case, I only realized we didn’t receive this box after reading the comments here. (As you can see in my original reply to Lisa, I mistakenly thought she was referring to a different box.) To be honest, I got behind on reviews in December (I’m still working on a few), and it did not occur to me that we did not receive this box for review.

      Also, in regards to the hype comment, our policy on MSA is to post anything we think MSA readers would find useful. (For example, we’ve posted about Luxor Box shipping delays, too.) It’s not our intention to “hype” anything but to provide all the info we can so that customers can make the best subscription shopping decisions. (This is also why I really appreciate the MSA Community and all the comments on posts that provide more info!)

      Hope that makes sense! I’m also reaching out to Luxor about the box.

    • I think “hype” is a bit strong… MSA routinely posts spoilers about boxes they don’t even review. It’s like a conduit of information — they pass along the information provided and you, as a responsible adult, are then obligated to do your own research about the company and products to make an informed decision. I don’t recall them ever blatantly telling you to go out and buy a box. They also are very transparent on which boxes were purchased and which were provided free for review — which I believe Luxor’s are. I, for one, enjoy MSA because it’s like a one-stop shop for all the new boxes, mystery boxes, and spoilers. I don’t have to spend my time scouring the internet for information or even reading the 100 “junk” emails I get a day. I scan through MSA to see what’s out there and then look into the ones that interest me further.

      • Many people were questioning if the travel vouchers were legit. And MsA did a second post with informational post answering questions that Made sound legit, and many people bought after that because they trust msa. When the vouchers are very much a scam

        • Again, I’m sure MSA just passed along the information they were given by Luxor. And I assume they only inquired because they were asked to by readers. Perhaps people should do their own research instead of putting a 3rd party in the middle and then blaming them when things “go bad.” MSA didn’t make up that information. If there’s an issue with what was said, I think Luxor should be held responsible as they are the ones supplying the original “promises” and products, not MSA.

          • No one is blaming anyone. But a website needs to have a certain degree of authority whether that means research, doing due diligence, or not publishing false claims. People who got burned excepted more of a warning or perhaps a more genuine critique than “I wouldn’t use the voucher.” Luxor will be hurt by this, not MsA. But it sounds like people want more of a critical eye if a box is engaging with shady customers. Most people go to websites to get some kind of expert opinion

          • Lu – I was only “arguing” the use of the word “hype.” MSA was not overtly promoting this box. They shared information about spoilers and answers to questions they asked at the request of readers. They do this often for many different boxes. If false information was given to them and after the fact it was discovered then sure, maybe they should explain the reality but there’s no way MSA could have known ahead of time since they were not responsible for it. Liz already explained they were not given this box to review so they could not share their personal opinions or “correct” anything previously said because they didn’t have the opportunity to experience it. MSA does an excellent job now of warning readers to do their own research if they hear about others having issues. I’m glad people are sharing their experiences and letting MSA know so that they can warn others in the future if there are things to be leery of. I appreciate that information and it has helped me ALOT. I was just taken aback by the insinuation that MSA was promoting this box somehow and now just avoiding it and “sweeping it under the rug” as if they had any responsibility to be dodging in the first place. I don’t think this is some big conspiracy on their part….

          • No one is saying there’s a conspiracy. But there does seem to be a need for a more balanced opinion, which can be difficult if you’re getting free products for review. People are shelling out $89 for trips that are not going to happen, so they shelled out hundreds for a box for a free trip, only to lose more money. I’m glad I didn’t bite the bullet on this box, but given the 3 posts that promoted the travel box, I have to say I was tempted! I think Luxor has forever lost the trust of many of their customers, so hopefully people doing research will also read the comments, and not just the “review.” What’s less luxe than a con?

  9. I received this box and was definitely put off by all the makeup and skincare. And seriously, their subscriber base stalks REM tumblers, 1951s, and les nereides jewelry. Did they really think those same individuals are going to appreciate a totebag with a saying on it? C’mon.

    Definitely not what I subscribed for. And judging from the amount of these items that are listed on the swap site, a lot of other customers feel the same way!

    • I agree. Disappointed with receiving make up in this box. I like the necklace and the flutes though. Would have preferred a scarf or something seasonal instead of another palette. Too many beauty items in one box.

  10. Even though I’m not a fan of the necklace I think the box is definitely worth the cost. The champagne flutes are beautiful, I’m thinking of buying more. FYI, the flutes, eyeshadow palette(s) and brow lift pencil can be found on Amazon (for less than listed by Luxor).

  11. Those are gorgeous flutes. I received a beautiful set when I got engaged and I like to use them anytime I have champagne. Such a luxe set to have with the Swarovski crystals 🥂

  12. Thanks for the review! The two wrinkle items isn’t useful to me, however after reading the review I think I’ll have to the palette and the brow highlighter :), so that makes this month not as bad for me as I expected 🙂

    • Wrinkle-care items are generally better for preventative use rather than as a measure to fix a problem 😉

    • Glad to hear the review was helpful! 🙂

  13. that necklace is such an odd size/length. Is there a word for a necklace the size of a choker? I would like it if it were 18 inches longer…

    • Same. 16 inch chains are a little short for me. I will probably wear mine with an extender.

  14. This box is getting a lot of hate in the forum but I like it. The flutes make the box for me. They are stunning. The bag is something I would never buy but it puts a smile on my face and I will keep it or use it as a gift bag for just the right person. I like the necklace. This review inspired me to try the beauty products. Now that I see the brow highlighter is matte I wonder why I didn’t already own it or something like it.

    • I hope you like the beauty products as much as I do! that brow highlighter is such a useful product!

      • If you’re skin is sensitive..I don’t know if you are using the vit c serum everyday? Sometimes I have to switch to every other day.

    • The forums are definitely full-on hatred of this box. While not a super exciting box, I think the quality is still there

  15. What happened to the review for the Luxor Luxurious Box Special Edition box?

      • I meant the $345 December Luxurious gifts box that you posted about. https://www.mysubscriptionaddiction.com/2017/10/luxor-box-december-2017-luxurious-box-special-edition-spoiler-3.html

        It came with the travel voucher, halcyon days watch, Sophie Blake Naomi Cuff, 5 skincare items and a scarf that they said was supposed to be Jules smith (but ended up not being that brand). So far no one has been able to redeem the travel voucher. It turns out that it’s not open to all major airports as promoted. I live in Nashville and would have to drive 4-5 hours to get to an airport that the use. Plus you can not travel to all of the destinations promoted. You can only travel to certain destinations from specific cities. For example only people living on the east coast can travel to NY, DC, Miami, or Ft. Lauderdale. And only those living in the Midwest/west only have the option to go to New Orleans, San Antonio, or San Francisco. It also seems like they are making it especially difficult to someone that wants to travel solo. One lady has already had her first requested travel date denied because she’s a solo traveler. This box was promoted/posted about a lot on here so we’ve been waiting to see your review. Also was sorta hopeful you’d reach out to Luxor on behalf of your readers about the various issues with the voucher, non Jules smith scarf and the 5 skincare items

        • Oh, sorry, Luxor didn’t send us that one. I can reach out.

        • Actually sorry the city restrictions on the voucher were from the travel box. Looks like the vouchers in this box is different

        • https://www.mysubscriptionaddiction.com/2017/10/luxor-box-december-2017-luxurious-box-special-edition-preorder-spoiler.html

          https://www.mysubscriptionaddiction.com/2017/10/luxor-box-december-2017-luxurious-box-special-edition-spoiler-2.html

          https://www.mysubscriptionaddiction.com/2017/10/luxor-box-december-2017-luxurious-box-special-edition-spoiler-3.html

          Liz, this is the box that Lisa is referring to. As you can see, the 3rd spoiler was for travel vouchers that have become problematic for some users. I’m surprised Luxor did not send it to you for review as they seem to do so for all other boxes. It seems to have caused quite some controversy in the forums. And rightly so – Luxor claims no responsibility, and the cost was nearly $400. Surely it didn’t slip everyone’s mind that it existed!

          • Thank you. I’ve reached out to Luxor about the vouchers.

        • Hi Liz, yes please review the travel voucher box and let us know what you think of that because we trust your reviews and this is the only Luxor Box you have not reviewed in like two years, very strange that they would not send it to you after all the spoilers you posted for them and they send you all the other ones. that is not very nice of Luxor at all!!!! I hope they send you one soon

          • I can reach out to see if they can send us the box to review, but I’m guessing at this point they have sold out? I’ll update when I hear back.

            I appreciate them sending complimentary boxes for review purposes, but to be clear we don’t post spoilers for them. All posts are based purely on if we think MSA readers would want the information. Hope that helps clarify a bit!

      • Liz you hyped the Luxurious Gifts box with at least 3 spoilers. Many of us are very unhappy with it. Why are you hiding from this? Not a good look.

        • Hi Jen,

          Apologies if it came across like I was hiding anything. In this case, I only realized we didn’t receive this box after reading the comments here. (As you can see in my original reply to Lisa, I mistakenly thought she was referring to a different box.) To be honest, I got behind on reviews in December (I’m still working on a few), and it did not occur to me that we did not receive this box for review.

          Also, in regards to the hype comment, our policy on MSA is to post anything we think MSA readers would find useful. (For example, we’ve posted about Luxor Box shipping delays, too.) It’s not our intention to “hype” anything but to provide all the info we can so that customers can make the best subscription shopping decisions. (This is also why I really appreciate the MSA Community and all the comments on posts that provide more info!)

          Hope that makes sense! I’m also reaching out to Luxor about the box.

          • Thanks for reaching out to Luxor, Liz. In addition to the problematic travel vouchers, it was very odd that they included a “Jules Smith” scarf that was not in fact a Jules Smith branded scarf, which folks found selling online for $8. Jules Smith representatives indicated to me that this “misunderstanding” was entirely Luxor’s fault, and Luxor would be “making it right”. However, we haven’t heard anything from them about it since. It’s helpful for all of us if you can represent our interests back to the sub companies with the weight of your user base behind you!

  16. My opinion too. So disappointed in it, I won’t be renewing.

  17. This sub has so gone downhill! If I want make up or skincare I would subbed to one of those boxes, not Luxor. Not sure why they have changed their format from home and jewelry, but it makes me sad this use to be my favorite sub but cancelled.

  18. The champagne flutes would probably have been better in the last box but I was happy with this box. I also received the warm hues palette but I am curious to see the cool colors.

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