Birchbox Mascara Try It Kit Review + Coupon
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This review is for The Mascara Try-It Kit, which is $15 plus $5 shipping. This box is still available for purchase!
The Box: The Mascara Try-It Kit
The Cost: $15 + $5 shipping (or free shipping on Birchbox orders over $50)
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The Products: 5 of the best-selling mascaras that Birchbox has to offer ($53 value)
Birchbox Mascara Try It Kit Review
Normally these Birchbox Discovery Kits come with an info sheet, however, this one did not.
Stila Cosmetics HUGE™ Extreme Lash Mascara, 6 ml – Estimated Value $10.61 (buy the full-size version for $23)
I have always been a big fan of this mascara. It gives me a good boost of volume and curl in a jet black formula, giving me that big bold lash look I love. It doesn’t smudge on my under-eyes but it can be prone to the occasional clump (which is the only downfall to this mascara, IMO).
Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara, 3 mL – Estimated Value $17.90 (Buy the full sized version for $30)
This mascara was prime in the definition and lengthening department, and it was easy to apply without worrying about clumps. This mascara I think could potentially bring the major volume, but it’ll take multiple coats to get there.
Laura Geller New York LashBOSS Mascara, 4 mL – Estimated Value $6.91 (buy the full-size version for $24)
One thing I really liked about this mascara is the unique brush. One end of the brush has long bristles, while the other end is short like a comb. I was really able to comb through my lashes while coating and lengthening them thanks to this unique brush, and I liked this mascara more than I initially thought I would. It didn’t give me major volume, but it was easy to define each lash without having clumps.
Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara, 4 mL – Estimated Value $13 (Buy the full sized version for $26)
This mascara didn’t really do it for me. The formula on the brush was a bit dry so I felt like it wasn’t coating my lashes, and it didn’t give me that jet black volume I really look for in a mascara. This mascara also irritated my eyes a bit, so this isn’t a keeper for me.
In the description, Birchbox says this kit includes 5 best sellers. Apparently, this mirror is a best seller because there are only four mascaras included in the kit. I am not really sure what makes this mascara a best-seller— it’s a mirror. It doesn’t come in a case, so if I were to just toss it into my purse it would get dinged up pretty easily. I couldn’t find this mirror (or any Birchbox mirrors) on the Birchbox website, so again I am not sure how this qualifies as a “best seller.”
The Verdict: I normally love the discovery kits from Birchbox, but this one fell flat. The packaging (no info sheet, each product inside the bag coming in a plastic bag) combined with the promise of “5 best-sellers” (but only getting four mascaras and a mirror that isn’t sold on the website) honestly makes me feel like Birchbox had a lot of mascara gift-with-purchases left over and they decided to make it into a discovery kit. At least the Laura Geller, Stila, and Bobbi Brown mascaras are good quality mascaras that I enjoyed trying out.
The total estimated value for the mascaras is $48.42, which is more than double the $20 box cost ($15 + $5 shipping), but falls short of the $53 promised value.
The Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if I sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box is still available!
Value Breakdown: At $20 ($15 + $5 shipping) for the kit, here is what you are paying approximately per item:
- Stila Mascara: $4.38
- Bobbi Brown Mascara: $7.39
- Laura Geller Mascara: $2.85
- Eyeko Mascara: $5.37
- Birchbox Mirror: N/A
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