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Clarins Limited Edition Selfie Box Review + Coupon – February 2018

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakFeb 20, 2018 | 14 comments

The Clarins Selfie Box is a limited edition one-time purchase box that includes items designed to help you look your best. From Clarins:

Items include the perfect skin illuminator plus everything it takes for photo-op eyes and kiss-worthy lips. Plus, for every box purchased Clarins will donate $1 to Look Good Feel Better, a charitable organization with a mission to teach beauty tricks to combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

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Clarins Selfie Box February 2018 review

About the Clarins Selfie Box

The Box: The Clarins Box: Selfie Box

The Cost: $38 + $5 shipping

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Save 15% off, no coupon needed! Save more with a multi-item purchase.

The Products:

  • Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, 04 candy pink Full-Size, 0.1 Oz.
  • Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Travel-Size, 0.13 Oz.
  • Instant Light Brush-On Perfector, 02 medium beige Travel-Size, 0.03 Oz.
  • Beauty Flash Balm Travel-Size, 1 Oz.
  • Crayon Khôl Eye Pencil, 01 carbon black Travel-Size, 0.013 Oz.
  • Supra Volume Mascara, 01 intense black Travel-Size, 0.1 Oz.

Good to know: Clarins will donate $1 to Look Good Feel Better with every box purchase

Ships to: US only

The Clarins Box: Selfie Box February 2018 Review

The box included a booklet with helpful tips on how to use the products included— in three different languages!

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Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Candy

Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Candy, Full Size - Retail Value $26

This is a new product to me, and it is a game changer. This is a super moisturizing lip oil that makes your lips feel nourished and hydrated, and this shade reacts with your body’s pH level to be the perfect shade of pink. Plus, it plumps your lips a bit (not in the tingly stinging way like other lip plumpers), and after I put this I couldn't stop looking at myself in the mirror. I felt like Kylie Jenner! The applicator is a bit massive, and I wouldn't want to apply it without a mirror because of how big it is, but it’s easy to stay within my lip lines. This lasted about four hours on me before I needed to reapply, and it is SO comfortable to wear. I immediately texted my mom after I wore this to tell her she needs to buy it for herself.

Beauty Flash Balm, 1.0 fl oz

Beauty Flash Balm, 1.0 fl oz - Estimated Value $28.24 (buy the 1.7 oz full-size tube for $48)

This is a radiance boosting moisturizer designed to eliminate signs of fatigue. I have been sleeping pretty well lately so my skin hasn't looked too stressed, but this made my skin feel smooth and moisturized. Another way to use this product is as a 10-minute mask, and I am excited to try that next. Though this isn't the full sized version, there is a lot of product, and this should last me for at least a month.

Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch, 0.13 fl oz

Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch, 0.13 fl oz - Estimated Value $10.14 (buy the .5 fl oz full-size jar for $39)

This is the only miss for me in the box, and that's because I am not the target audience for this product. This primer is specifically for filling in fine lines and wrinkles, and luckily at 23, I do not have those issues yet. I also have an incredibly oily T-Zone, and this doesn't hold up to my skins oil production the way my current primers do. I also don't like that this is a small jar. I feel like that's not the most sanitary way to store and use this product (the full sized version is also in a jar, so it is not isolated to the sample). That being said, this left my skin very smooth and moisturized, and I will be passing this on to my mom the next time I see her.

Instant Light Brush-On Perfector in medium-beige, 0.03 fl oz

Instant Light Brush-On Perfector in medium-beige, 0.03 fl oz - Estimated Value $15.43 (buy the 0.07 fl oz full-size for $36)

This is designed to be an under eye concealer, and I am just now realizing that. I used it as a non-shimmery highlighter, and I really liked the way it subtly enhanced the light on my face— that's because of Clarins “Light Optimizing Complex.” I have no idea what that means, but I will continue to use it as a highlighter, and when I have some dark circles I’ll attack those with this nifty pen as well. At almost half the full size, this is a good size sample, and the twist-up designed on the product means that I will not use too much at one time. 

Crayon Khôl Eye Pencil in Carbon Black, 0.013 oz

Crayon Khôl Eye Pencil in Carbon Black, .013 oz - Estimated Value $9.31 (buy the .037 oz. full-size pencil for $26.50)

I thought this would be just another pencil eyeliner that I use to try it and then it collects dust in a drawer or makeup bag. However, when I was flipping through the included booklet it said to use this pencil on my lower waterline. I have always shied away from doing that because a magazine article told me it would make my eyes look small, and ever since then whenever I used eyeliner on my waterline I would always think it was a mistake because of the look of smaller eyes. However, this booklet holds the key to making it work— only use eyeliner on the bottom and not the top. When I did that, I was incredibly happy with how my eyes looked, and once I added mascara I didn't even miss the eyeliner on my lid. This may be my new go-to eyeliner style, so shoutout to Clarins for opening my eyes (pun intended). In terms of quality, the eyeliner stayed put on my waterline without disappearing, causing eye discomfort, or running down my under-eye area. I’m here for it.

Supra Volume Mascara in Intense Black, 0.1 fl oz

Supra Volume Mascara in Intense Black, 0.1 fl oz - Estimated Value $14 (buy the .2 oz. full-size tube for $28)

Very rarely do I use a mascara and then be impressed with the results, but not with this tube. This mascara feels like it was made just for my eyelashes. It enhances the length of my lashes, curls them, and makes them look feathery, soft, and clump free. I can also build up the volume. I am the kind of person who uses 2-3 mascaras to get the perfect look, and I am incredibly impressed with how this mascara looked with no primer and no other mascara. I will be buying the full-size version when my tube runs out— this stuff is that good.

Here is a swatch of the lip oil, brush-on perfector, and eyeliner.

Here is the makeup look I did using this kit. I moisturized and then primed with the beauty flash balm and perfecting touch, and then I followed with my Makeup Forever foundation. I only used the brush-on perfector, eyeliner, mascara, and lip oil, and I was surprised how happy I was with the final look considering the minimal amount of products used.

The Verdict: I loved the Selfie Box from Clarins! I was not very familiar with the brand before I got this box, and I am pleased with the great quality of every product in this box.

The box cost $43 ($38 box + $5 shipping), and I got over $100 worth of products. I definitely think that's a good deal for the box— but considering you can get the box for 15% off right now, I think this box is a steal. The sizes are great, the products should work for almost anyone, and I think other people will find new products to love like I did. I will be begging MSA to let me review whatever box Clarins releases next.

The Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! As of publication, the box is still available.

Coupon: This box is currently on sale for 15% off, no coupon needed! Save more with a multi-item purchase.

Value Breakdown: This box cost $43, and I received $103.12 worth of products. That means you spend approximately the following on each item:

  • Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil: $10.84
  • Beauty Flash Balm: $11.78
  • Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch: $4.23
  • Instant Light Brush-On Perfector: $6.43
  • Crayon Khôl Eye Pencil: $3.88
  • Supra Volume Mascara: $5.84

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What do you think of the Clarins Selfie Box? What is your favorite product from the brand?

Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

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I am too scared to line my waterline! It seems so unhealthy to put stuff in my eye like that. Plus whenever anyone else has done it for me, my eyes water so profusely it usually ruins the look. Anyone have any comments or suggestions about waterlining?

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How do you get the 15% off? I followed the link but it was just regular price… Did I miss the deal?

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I love the Clarins items that I have tried in the past, and you have me wanting to try that mascara! I also want to add, that I never feel done without a nice, black waterline. My eyes just look so much better, in my opinion!!

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That is a beautiful natural look for you!!

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I had bought a sample box, I think from Macy’s, last year that had the beauty flash balm in it. I wasn’t impressed with it at all; remember looking up how to use it and it said NOT to rub it in…which was just weird. Didn’t notice any difference in my skin with it.

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Great review and you are so incredibly pretty! I love also that there was not numerous pics of paperwork. I also love that you shared tips from the paperwork! I received the lip oil as a free sample from Clarins and it is now the only lip product I use on a regular basis. Thanks again for such a great review.

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Jessica Hapak

Thank you so much, Shelly! I appreciate your kindness

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Great review! That lipgloss looks so pretty!

I use white (or almost white, NYX has several shades) eyeliner on my waterline and that always makes them POP. I’ve never tried using black just on the bottom, but I may give it a shot. Thanks for the review!

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Jessica Hapak

Thanks for reading, Jackie!

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That mascara looks great, and you have the prettiest eyes!

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Jessica Hapak

Thank you so much, Megan!

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Thank you so much for not including 900 photos of the paperwork that comes in the kit. Those photos no nothing for the quality of the review.

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I agree! It’s so nice not to have to scroll past so many photos to get to the product review. That lip oil looks intriguing — I have dry lips year round so I wonder if this would work for color without drying out my lips like normal lipsticks. It’s look beautiful on you.

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Jessica Hapak

Thanks Jane! I would definitely recommend the lip oil. Even when I need to reapply my lips are hydrated.

Thanks for reading, Tat!