Lola Beauty Box Subscription Review – January 2018
Lola Beauty Box is a monthly personalized box that helps you discover haircare, skincare, and makeup products from emerging to established brands.
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 Lola Beauty Box
The Subscription Box: Lola Beauty Box
The Cost: $21 monthly + free shipping. Discounts are available for longer commitments.
The Products: 4-5 full sized haircare, skincare, and makeup products that are on trend. Each box will have at least a $70 value.
Good to know: Lola Beauty Box offers a loyalty program where you can review the items you receive each month in exchange for points. You can use these points for free beauty products or a free beauty box.
Ships to: US for free and Canada for $5
Lola Beauty Box January 2018 Review
This month features nail, skincare, and makeup products. Let’s check it out:
Each box comes with a card detailing the brands and items included along with the prices and websites for each. This month’s theme is “This is Your Year to Sparkle”.
Kokie Cosmetics Powder Contour Palette – Retail Value $15
This is a great size contour palette with a mirror and magnetic closure. There are 3 contour shades and 3 highlight shades all of which are matte and have a velvety texture. I need to use a light hand with these because the contour shades are fairly rich but they blend easily and don’t look powdery on my skin. The pans are large enough to fit even big, fluffy brushes without “cross-contaminated” from other pans.
I don’t know what to think about this shade. It is a coppery metallic that reflects magenta and orange when the light hits it. Sometimes I like it and sometimes it just looks unflattering. The formula is not bad though. I used three coats here (no top coat yet) and got a smooth even finish.
LASplash Cosmetics Karina Mascara in Catwalk – Retail Value $18
This mascara stands out in my makeup bag with its reflective red color and teardrop shape. The wand is curved slightly at the end to help reach smaller lashes. The shade is a nice, saturated black that makes my lashes look full and long. I notice some good curl without using a lash curler too.
Feel Beauty Brilliant Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sheet Mask, Set of 4 – Retail Value $35
I’m a fan of including multiples of products especially when they work. This mask set includes 4 weekly masks including charcoal and hyaluronic acid to tone and hydrate skin while fighting breakouts. I sat back on the couch for a while wearing one this weekend and when I took it off my skin looked bright and calm while feeling super hydrated.
Doucce Click Lipstick in Puppy Love – Retail Value $24
Isn’t this packaging clever.?I like the click style tube because it stays closed when being tossed around in my purse. You just push the bottom in and the inner tube pops out revealing a traditional lipstick. I wasn’t crazy about the orangy-brown shade in the tube but I’m not hating it on. It feels light and smooth on my lips, and, while it does transfer, it looks good for a few hours before needing a touchup.
Here are swatches of the contour shades (left), highlight shades (right), and lipstick (far right).
Here I’ve applied one coat of the mascara and got a good curl and volume without any clumps. I used a really light hand with the contour palette here because I wasn’t wearing any foundation and it gives good definition without looking unnatural. I’ve also applied the lipstick to my bare lips and, even though they were chapped, it looks smooth and creamy.
The Verdict: This month, Lola Beauty Box has done a good job of curating a variety of items from different categories. I really like the masks and lip color. I still have to make up my mind about the nail polish, but I appreciate receiving a shade to try that I wouldn’t have picked for myself. Everything is full sized and with a value of $107, they come through on their promise of at least a $70 value. That’s great for a $21 box that always introduces me to new types of products and brands.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? If you sign up today, your first box will be the February box.
Value Breakdown: The box cost $21.00, and I estimate that I received $107 in value. That means I spent approximately the following on each item:
- Kokie Cosmetics Powder Contour Palette: $2.94
- RMS Beauty Nail Polish in Spark: $2.94
- LASplash Cosmetics Karina Mascara in Catwalk: $3.53
- Feel Beauty Brilliant Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sheet Mask, Set of 4: $6.87
- Doucce Click Lipstick in Puppy Love: $4.71
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