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 for $29.95 a month and a Mini monthly box for $15.95 a month.
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.)
About Benevolent Beauty Box
The Subscription Box: Benevolent Beauty Box
The Cost: $29.95/month + free US shipping. Save with 3 and 6-month prepaid subscriptions.
ACTIVE DEAL: 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 for an additional cost
Good to know: The cut-off date for ordering is the 22nd of each month.
Benevolent Beauty Box February 2018 Review
Every box includes an info card. The card provides details about each item and the retail values. This month they also attached a booklet from Katherine Cosmetics, one of the brands featured in this box, and a code to get 10% off on their website.
This month’s box features three makeup products and two skin care items. Let’s check it out:
Honeybelle Flora: Organic Rosewater Toner, 2 oz. - Retail Value $22
This toner came in a cute bottle with beautiful rose petals inside. The toner itself has a light floral scent (which I love!) and water-like consistency. I’m a big fan after just one use! It felt really light, refreshing, and soothing on my skin. The reviews on their website are really positive, so I’m looking forward to seeing pore-tightening and anti-aging benefits from this toner after I finish the bottle.
Jacq’s Organics Nourishing Face Moisturizer, 2 oz. - Retail Value $28
I have an oily-combination skin type and I usually prefer lightweight moisturizer - this one hit it out of the park! It has 27 active ingredients, including “a nourishing dose of peptides, fatty acids, and potent herbal extracts” and “a blend of potent roots, an antioxidant cocktail of Vitamins C & E and hydrating Glycerin” yet it absorbed really fast! The light herbal scent is a big plus as well! (It smells like lemongrass to me but I’m not a 100% sure).
I like this moisturizer as much as the one from Moody Sisters I received in July’s Benevolent Beauty Box last year. My only downside for this moisturizer is that I only received about ⅔ of a bottle 🙁 I can’t get enough of it!
Katherine Cosmetics Eyeliner Solution w/Built-in Brush in Cessna Brown - Retail Value $26
While flipping through their booklet, I wondered why they didn’t send me a more colorful product (like their eyeshadow palettes or lipsticks) since there are so many pretty products that I would like to try. However, once I tried this eyeliner on, I understand why they sent this one - this eyeliner is an A+++. It went on smoothly and the color is just right. The best part is, despite having oily eyelids that typically cause pencil liners to smudge on me after 4-5 hours, this one didn’t budge - even when I went out in the rain! I got home, looked in the mirror and thought to myself ‘are you kidding me?’ - yes, the color faded a little but EVERYTHING WAS STILL THERE. Did not smudge, did not budge. I highly recommend this eyeliner!
Kismet Cosmetics Liquid Illuminator in Goldie, .33 fl oz. - Retail Value $16
Subscriber will receive either ‘Goldie’, ‘Rosy’, or ‘Toasty’.
Although I have way too many highlighters to be able to use all of them up in my lifetime, I still enjoy the sparkles and glow they gave to my skin (and my life!). This liquid illuminator is intense (in a good way), and easy to blend. I plan to mix it up with my body lotion to add a J.Lo effect to my skin this summer!
Vapour Beauty Aura Multi-Use Blush in Crush, .24 oz. - Retail Value $36
Well… I am a big fan of Vapour Beauty and I already own two of these multi-use blushes. Needless to say that I almost screamed for joy when I received another full-size one in this box! This blush stick can be used on eyes, lips, and cheeks, so I always carry one with me when I travel. It’s also packed with natural ingredients like sunflower seed oil, frankincense, and lotus to help soothe and calm skin. It blended out easily and gave a natural glowing skin look. This sheer pink color matches my natural makeup style perfectly, too.
Here are the swatches of the eyeliner (before and after blended), multi-use blush, and liquid illuminator (before and after blended).
And this is the look I completed with everything I received from Benevolent Beauty Box this month! (I used the multi-stick on my eyes, lips, and cheek.)
The Verdict: The value of this box added up to $128, which is more than 4 times the cost of the box! Benevolent Beauty Box really hit it out of the park for me this month! I love everything in this box and I can’t even pick my favorite! Overall, I think that this box did a great job of curating cruelty-free products, and the majority of the items are vegan as well.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, order by the 22nd of each month to get that month's box.
Coupon – Use code MSA2017 for 15% off your first month!
Value Breakdown: At $29.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Rosewater Toner: $5.15
- Face Moisturizer: $6.55
- Eyeliner: $6.08
- Liquid Illuminator: $3.74
- Multi-Use Blush: $8.42
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