Birchbox Curated Box Review + Coupon – July 2018
Every month, Birchbox lets subscribers pick between a curated box (all samples revealed) or a single sample choice and be surprised by the rest of the items. This review is of the curated box.
FYI – you can still buy this box for $10. (Or $15 if you aren’t a Birchbox subscriber.)
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Birchbox
The Cost: $10 a month (get one month free and $10 to spend in the shop with an annual subscription!)
DEAL: Check our Birchbox Coupon List to get the most up-to-date coupon!
The Products: Beauty and lifestyle samples selected by the Birchbox team.
Each box comes with a card detailing the items included and some tips on how to use them.
Now on to the items!
Makeup Drop Micro – Retail Value $10
This Micro Makeup Drop is SO cute! And unlike the Beauty Blender sample Birchbox sent out last month, this is a legit mini Makeup Drop – a 2-pack retails for $20!
If you aren’t familiar with Makeup Drop, this silicone applicator gets the same flawless application look of the beauty blender, but it has additional benefits:
- No foundation absorbing into it! With a Beauty Blender or brush, I’m always losing some foundation to the tool itself, but this silicone isn’t porous, so all makeup goes on your skin!
- Super easy cleanup! Just soap, water, and towel it off and it’s good to go! No waiting for beauty blenders/brushes to dry!
This mini size is good for applying concealer to the corners of your eyes, nose, etc, and on the go touchups.
Well People Expressionist Mascara – Mini Value $10?
This is a natural mascara that provides good lash separation (no clumping) and pigment. It made my lashes super dark black and added a decent amount of length. This is not a mega-volume, high-drama mascara by any means, but it’s great if you are looking for an all natural formula to give your lashes an enhanced look.
Bumble and Bumble Don’t Blow It Fine (H)air Styler – 15 ml Value $3.10
This styling cream is designed to fight frizz and let your hair air dry. It’s formulated for fine hair, so that’s a bit of a miss for my medium hair, and I didn’t notice a huge difference when I let my hair air dry, but I do really like this as a lightweight styling cream for even dry hair.
Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser – 1 oz Value $4.50
This creamy, clay formula might be the perfect cleanser. It’s fragrance-free and gentle on my skin and didn’t dry my skin out either. Plus, I love that it is a foaming cleanser with a little grittiness from the clay to help with exfoliation. It does all the things!
Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer – 3 ml Value $4.80
This primer is a classic I’ve sampled many times before. The formula feels super smooth on my skin and does a great job of temporarily filling in pores so that they look invisible.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $32.40 – I think that’s good for a $10 beauty box. In general, the curated boxes from Birchbox tend to have a good value, so if that’s important to you, I recommend picking those each month! I love the mini Makeup Drop, and all the other items in this box are quality products that I’ll use.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this box is available for a one-time purchase! And if you subscribe to Birchbox now, your first box will be the July box. (Tip: Check the image on the sign-up page. The box design pictured is the first month you’ll receive.) You can’t pick the curated box as your first box, but you’ll be able to pick it every month moving forward.
COUPON: Use code FIRST15 to save 15% off your first Birchbox purchase and get free shipping on $50+ orders! (Not valid for subscriptions).
What do you think of the July Birchbox? Did you pick a curated box or a sample?