Benevolent Beauty Box Review + Coupon – March 2018
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.
COUPON: Use code MSA2017 to 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 March 2018 Review
Every box includes an info card. The card provides details about each item and the retail values.
This month’s box features three makeup products and two skin care items. Let’s check it out:
This face mask is a dry mix of rice flour, oats, and roses that can be mixed with water, toner, honey, or yogurt to create a hydrating face mask. I love how simple and natural their ingredient list is! I mixed 2 portions of this powder and 1 portion of water and then applied the mixture to my face. It smelled like jasmine rice! The mask was very gentle on my skin – aka no burning or tingling sensations. After washing it off with lukewarm water, it left my skin soft and hydrated. Based on the information on the card, you can also add this product to your cleanser to make an exfoliating cleanser, which is what I plan to try next. I love the versatility of this product!
Lippy Girl Pi Pressed Blush in Royally Flushed, 3 g. – Retail Value $25, Listed Value $26
My first impression of this blush is that the retail value is steep, especially for their cardboard packaging. However, after I learned more about this product and tried it on, I understand why. This blush is made of mineral pigments and all natural ingredients without any unnecessary fillers. If you are sensitive to chemicals used in cosmetic production, this blush is a great option for you. It’s very pigmented, a little goes a long way and lasted all day on my oily skin. The color is also perfect for this upcoming spring! I’ll be using it a lot!
Luminate Vitamin C Lighten Up Serum, 30 ml. – Retail Value $19, Listed Value $9
This serum has 20% vitamin C, vitamin E, ferulic acid, and hyaluronic acid as the main ingredients and claims to “reduce the look of spots, blemishes, and discoloration” when using regularly. It went on clear, smooth, and absorbed almost instantly. I haven’t noticed any visible results after a few days of usage, though.
Just a reminder, if you plan to use it in the morning, be sure to put on some SPF since vitamin C can make your skin more sensitive to light. 🙂
They added a 20% off coupon in this box to use on their website as well.
Terre Mere Cosmetics Charcoal Blenders for Sensitive Skin, 2 pieces – Retail Value $44
Another high-value item in the box! This cosmetic sponge is made of a non-latex foam and infused with charcoal to prevent bacteria build up. The big one is about 2” and the mini one is about 1” when dry. They both are half an inch bigger when wet.
I usually use makeup brushes to apply my daily makeup since it’s much faster, but I do enjoy the airbrush effect cosmetic sponges give, so I use them on special occasions. With that said, these sponges are on par with my Beauty Blender and Real Techniques sponges (not too soft and not too dense). I love the flat side which helped me blend my under-eye concealer much easier. The cleansing of these sponges is easy as well. The only downside about this item is the mini sponge which doesn’t do a lot for me.
Zuii Organic Flora Lipstick in Charm, 4g – Retail Value $27.50
I don’t usually apply bright lip color but I am a fan of this formula! It was so creamy and pigmented! Not to mention that it’s infused with certified organic ingredients like jojoba oil and sunflower oil. This lipstick lasted a really long time on my lips too. Had it come in a more neutral shade, this would definitely be my favorite item from the box.
Here are the swatches of the blush and lipstick.
And this is the look I completed with the products I received from Benevolent Beauty Box this month. I prepped my skin with the face mask and serum, applied my foundation using the sponges, then used the blush and lipstick. (Please note that my right side of the face is still quite numb after a dentist appointment :D.)
The Verdict: The value of this box added up to $118.50, which is more than 3 times the cost of the box. After a great February box, this is an okay month for me. I don’t dislike any item in particular but I can’t say I love them either. 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? 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:
- Face mask – $0.76
- Pressed blush – $6.31
- Vitamin C serum – $4.80
- Charcoal blenders – $11.12
- Lipstick – $6.95
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