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Luxe Box Subscription Box Review – Spring 2018

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Luxe Box members will receive a seasonal subscription box with 7 to 8 trial-sized beauty and lifestyle items specifically selected by their beauty editors and enjoy complimentary shipping.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

contents of spring 2018 Luxe Box

About Luxe Box

The Subscription Box: Luxe Box

The Cost: $26 a quarter/season

The Products: 7-8 deluxe or full-sized beauty samples.

Ships to: US and Canada for free!

Luxe Box Spring 2018 Review

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Benefit 1st Prize Highlighters Set – Retail Value $27.00

It’s like Luxe Box knew I’ve been on a highlighter journey lately! I love these cute little chubby bottles, especially with the brush they all come with (like nail polish). Instead of putting it directly on my face, I like to brush it on my hand first, then use my finger or a brush to add to my face so I can control the amount of product much better. The first one, High Beam, is a “satiny pink complexion highlighter” that has a soft yet sparkly pale pink hue. Next is the “Shy Beam” which is aptly named for its “nude pink matte radiance highlighter” which has no sparkle, just a bright pinkish nude tone. Lastly is the “Sun Beam” which is a “golden bronze complexion highlighter” that really gives a sun-kissed sparkling bronze look to your skin. Super excited to experiment with all of these to see what does my face the most justice.

Cake Beauty Delectable ultra nourishing hand cream in sweet mint + cream back of Cake Beauty Delectable ultra nourishing hand cream in sweet mint + cream

Cake Beauty Delectable Ultra Nourishing Hand Cream in Sweet Mint & Cream, 2 oz travel size – Retail Value $6.00

At first, I kind of scoffed at the scent of this hand cream. Any lotions that smell too much like food usually gross me out, but then it faded and left my hands incredibly soft. Even though it smells like a thin mint cookie, this hand cream is light, not greasy, and full of great ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, and aloe vera. You just squeaked by on this one, Delectable.

Bobbi Brown Nail Polish in Wine Bobbi Brown Nail Polish in Wine with brush out swatch of Bobbi Brown Nail Polish in Wine

Bobbi Brown Nail Polish in Wine – Estimated Value $16.00 (linked to similar item)

It’s not until I painted my talons this deep wine red that I really saw how horrifying they could be. I am really into this shade, as it makes me feel like a sultry Disney villain for some reason. This polish went on relatively smooth and it took two coats to get what you see in the photo above. I didn’t put a top coat on but I’ve been wearing it for over a week now with minimal loss (only at the very edge of my acrylics which is normal wear). Very pleased.

Smashbox be legendary liquid lipstick in metallic mauve Smashbox be legendary liquid lipstick in metallic mauve with wand out swatch of Smashbox be legendary liquid lipstick in metallic mauve

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lipstick in Metallic Mauve, sample size – Buy a full size for $24.00

This lippie came without a box or any markings to really tell me what it was except for “B57” stamped on the bottom. When I did a Google search, the Be Legendary Liquid Lipstick came up and seems to fit the bill, so I’m going with it. I can’t believe how luxurious this stuff feels going on. It’s really thick, pigmented, and moisturizing. The swatch doesn’t really show it’s subtle metallic color, but once it’s on my lips, I notice it has more of a shimmer than my usual matte lipsticks. Even though this feels wonderful, it does stay slightly sticky and kind of “wet” which is probably good for my lips, but bad for my coffee mug. Overall, this color and formula aren’t for me, but it feels great and also smells really yummy.

Manna Kadar Lash Extending Primer Manna Kadar Lash Extending Primer, opened with wand out

Manna Kadar Lash Extending Primer – Retail Value $24.00

Lash extending primers are having a moment in sub boxes, right? Maybe they always have, but I’ve been noticing them in mine lately. This one is from subscription box superstar, Manna Kadar and comes just like a mascara, but is a white primer to use before applying your regular lash-tinting fave. To test it out, I applied this on only one of my lashes, then applied mascara I had on hand to both. Though subtle, I did see a difference in length to the lash I put this on, and it made it look slightly fuller.

Laritzy Cosmetics Eye Pencil in Shimmer Laritzy Cosmetics Eye Pencil in Shimmer with cap off swatch of Laritzy Cosmetics Eye Pencil in Shimmer

Laritzy Cosmetics Eye Pencil in Shimmer – Estimated Value $18.00 (linked to similar)

I’m sure this has its place somewhere in someone’s makeup arsenal, but I don’t think that place is in mine. Although I think I could probably use this in the corners of my eyes to give them a little highlight pop, I don’t normally go that far I depth in my daily beauty routine. The pigment is quite light, as you can see, but that’s to be expected for a metallic white/silver pencil.

Voesh New York Pedi in a Box Voesh New York Pedi in a Box, three packets Voesh New York Pedi in a Box, back of three packets

Voesh New York Pedi in a Box 3-in-1 in Lemon Quench – Retail Value $2.20

This Pedi-in-a-Box set comes with three packets that each serve as a different step in a single foot spa treatment. The first one is a scrub which gets off any flakey layers of rough skin and exposes fresh new skin, the second is a masque that hydrates with grape seed extract and vitamin E, and the last is a lotion that leaves your skin smooth and soft with citrus essential oils, grapeseed extract, and shea butter. This is a cute little pack that would be perfect for a cheap at-home spa day! I love the citrus scent too!

Verdict: Luxe Box felt a little more Luxe this time around than my last one back in the Fall, but I’m still not sure the name is fitting. I liked seeing Benefit and Smashbox, but some of the other brands seemed a bit common and come in a lot of other beauty boxes. The highlighter set, nail polish, and hand cream were probably my top faves, while the pedi set and lash extender were also both cool in my book. The eye pencil and lipstick (although really nice) were both misses for me personally. For $26.00, I received seven products, some full-size and some sample that total over $93.00!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the Summer box, which ships June 15th.

Value Breakdown: At $26 for this box, you’re paying only $3.71 per item!

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Luxe Box Reviews, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: Luxe Box | 13 comments

Comments (13)

  1. Thanks for your great review! I love that you are very honest about what you don’t particularly like and why. Most of these products seem like they could be in a “bargain bin” not luxury items.

  2. I am disappointed in the products sent by Luxebox and their parent company Topbox. The majority of the products can be obtained as free samples from box stores. I wanted to support a Canadian company but unsubscribed after one Luxebox and two Topboxes gave me TWO Laritzy eyeliners in shimmer, two pedi-in-a boxes, two delectable hand creams and a 3ML sample of sunscreen. I could cover my face with sunscreen 1-2 times, for 4 hours. Does Sephora give a sample of less than 3ml of anything? I would rather take my chances in Sephora than pay a subscription box for that. Mysubscriptionaddiction is a great resource for choosing where to spend your hard-earned cash. Do not spend it on Luxebox or Topbox. I am updating my makeup stash (at 33) and I’d rather pay $20cnd for Ipsy and get higher quality products and when you cancel at least they offer an extra product to resubscribe. Boxycharm, JulepMaven, Glossybox, Fabfitfun, Look Fantastic all get spoilers on here so you know if you’re getting value for your money. Are there any Canadian makeup/skin care boxes worth subscribing? I love Marne’s reviews, she can suggest a use for even that awful shimmer eyeliner.

    • Awesome! Thank you!

  3. When box includes Manna Kadar, it is definitely not a Luxe box

    • So true. I’m so sick of both Manna Kadar and Doucce.

  4. I really love it… specially the Bobby Brown nail polish and the Benefit highlighters – I love Benefit products- BUT I can not get this box 😐

  5. I’ll be getting that hand cream in my Ipsy this month. It was nice reading a review of it before I get my bag. 🙂 I’ve always eyed this box, but have never pulled the trigger. This season’s box didn’t seem too bad.

  6. Those are some wicked looking fingernails especially in wine color.

  7. *Kadar

  8. I also think it’s kind of lame that they’re a once-a-season box and two of these brands are repeats from fall. (Manna Kaday and Laritzy). There are enough brands to go around, yo.

  9. I agree — Manna Kadar & LaRitzy are not what come to mind when I think “luxe”.

    • Pass

  10. this box looks bomb! Might have to subscribe.

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