Beauty Fix Subscription Box Review – May 2018
Beauty Fix is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box from Dermstore.com. This subscription box includes a variety of items: makeup, haircare, skincare, etc., but skin care items are the most prevalent in the boxes.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Beauty Fix
The Cost: $24.95 a month (or $34.95 for a one-time purchase)
The Products: Over $100 of beauty products.
Ships to: US
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Each box comes with a card detailing the items included with pictures.
Now, on to the items!
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminizer Primer – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $38
This primer is designed to help blur pores/imperfections and prep skin for makeup application. It provides just the faintest glow, gives your skin a smooth finish, and feels like you aren’t wearing any makeup. I wear a full coverage foundation, so the glow part is lost on me, but I’m still happy with this primer.
NEUMA neuMoisture Instant Fix – 30 ml Value $4
I’ve sampled this brand once before thanks to BeautyFix, and I love that their formulas are ingredient conscious. This spray has a lovely light and sweet scent, too. It works on dry or damp hair as a heat protectant, and adds softness and shine, too. My only issue with this sample is that the spray nozzle wasn’t working for me, so I ended up just unscrewing the cap to use the product.
Fillerina Replenishing Gel Grade 2 Filled Applicator – 1 ml Value $2.50
This product is new-to-me, and I was very interested in trying it after I saw the first BeautyFix spoilers.
First, I should call out that while this looks like an injection needle, I believe that is only design/packaging done to make it look like this product is a Botox alternative. (You’re not actually injecting your skin – this is a topical application.)
Basically, you apply this wherever you want to address wrinkles and sagging on your face, and let dry for 10 minutes, massaging in any excess gel. (I’m not sure if I did this wrong, but I used about half of the sample, and it absorbed immediately – no 10 minutes needed.)
I personally couldn’t tell a difference after using it. (Looking at their FAQ, you might need 14 days of applying it to see a difference, though.) If you’ve tried this and got results, please let us know in the comments!
SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense – 4 ml Value $13.07
This serum is designed to prevent and reduce the appearance of dark spots. (It’s ideal for addressing hyperpigmentation, sun damage, scars, and acne scars.) It’s fragrance-free, and it’s a light oil that absorbs quickly and gives your skin a smooth finish. (This sample should last for at least a week, too.)
VMV Hypoallergenics Hydra Balance Smart Moisturizer – 1 oz Value $8
More ingredient conscious skincare! And this is a brand that is new-to-me! The formula feels amazing, too. It’s hydrating and rich, but it still absorbs quickly and doesn’t give you a greasy finish. (Plus this tube is completely full!)
Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Body Cleanser – 1 oz Value $2.35
This is officially my favorite Peter Thomas Roth scent of all time – it’s an amazing orange/citrus scent. I can’t stop smelling it! The formula itself is good, too. It has a light lather, and isn’t overly moisturizing,
DermaBlend Pro Setting Powder – 3 g Value $2.89
I’ve sampled this before thanks to August’s BeautyFix box. So, it’s not a new discovery for me, but I’m happy to have more. This is everything you’d want in a setting powder: super lightweight, invisible, helps mattify skin and gives a bit of a blurring effect.
Tocca Beauty Giulietta Eau de Parum – 1.5 ml Value $2.16
This is a floral fragrance with notes of green apple, pink tulips, vanilla orchid, and amber.
Replenix Plumping Lip Treatment SPF 30 – 1.5 ml Value $13.46
This lip plumping treatment is designed to visibly plump wrinkles and provide lots of hydration. I’ll be honest – I’ve sampled many lip plumping treatments over the years, and I’ve yet to find one that truly makes my lips look larger. But…I think this one actually works. I did a double take after a few minutes of wearing it because it looked like I was wearing a pink lip color, but the formula had just enhanced my natural lip color. (I even tried rubbing off the formula just to see if any color came off – nope!) And my lips looked slightly plumper.
More to know: the scent/flavor is nice, the formula is moisturizing and provides a lot of shine (plus SPF 30), and it does tingle a bit for a minute or two after applying it.
This isn’t going to give you a huge change in volume, but it’s enough for me to notice a difference, and I’m actually planning on buying the full-size version once I finish the sample!
Murad Multi-Vitamin Infusion Oil – 3 ml Value $7.20
This oil is designed for aging skin, dryness and dehydration, and hyperpigmentation. It’s a gentle formula, and feels great on my skin, and leaves a slight sheen.
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream – Desert Glow – .17 oz Value $3.90
This CC Cream has SPF 30 and the classic Juice Beauty green apple scent. (I love the scent, but I know not all MSA readers feel the same way!) If you are looking for a sheer/light coverage CC cream, I recommend this one, but if you are like me and need more medium-to-full coverage, this just doesn’t work.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $98! That’s a great value for a $24.95 box! I always recommend this box for anyone who wants a quality skincare subscription box, and I feel like they really delivered this month. I discovered lots of great new products, and I’m pretty obsessed with that lip plumping treatment!
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