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Birchbox The Ingredient-Conscious Beauty Kit Review + Coupon

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakJul 1, 2018 | 7 comments

closed Birchbox Ingredient Conscious Kit

Birchbox
3.7 overall rating
659 Ratings | 190 Reviews

Birchbox recently added a new discovery kit to their lineup—The Ingredient-Conscious Beauty Kit!

FYI – this box is still available for purchase!

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

Birchbox Ingredient Conscious Kit June 2018 review

About This Birchbox Kit

The Box: Birchbox The Ingredient-Conscious Beauty Kit

The Cost: $28 + $5 shipping ($100 value)

COUPON: Use code FIRST15 to save 15% off your first Birchbox purchase and get free shipping on $50+ orders! (Not valid for subscriptions).

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The Products: “Purposeful products are free of four of the most controversial ingredients (parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and petrochemicals) without sacrificing efficacy.”

Ships to: US, FranceSpain and the UK and Canada

Birchbox The Ingredient-Conscious Beauty Kit Review

Here is the info sheet detailing the products.

ILIA Beauty Satin Cream Lip Crayon in Push It,

ILIA Beauty Satin Cream Lip Crayon in Push It, Full-Size! Retail Value $24

I was skeptical of this lip crayon before using it due to how bright the red-coral color looked. I absolutely loved how sheer it could spread out, though! It is really creamy to apply, and the pigment builds up really well. I used it by lining my lips and then rubbing them together, and I got this gorgeous natural flush to my lips that felt like I had applied a lip balm, only with great staying power. This one is a winner!

The Beauty Crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes Waterproof Mascara,

The Beauty Crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes Waterproof Mascara, Full-Size! Retail Value $19.90

I liked the length this gave me while still looking natural, and I didn’t have any issues with it fading into my under-eyes thanks to the waterproof formula. I have a trip to Las Vegas coming up and I will be packing this to help me fight the 110-degree heat + time in the pool!

PEEK Beauty Metalimatte Naturally Quick Drying Blush in A-boo, 0.05 oz – Estimated Value $7 (buy the full-size version for $22)

This blush really does help you get a natural flush thanks to the quick-drying cream-to-powder formula and how well it blends out into your skin. I like the peach tone of this with the shimmer that doesn’t look glittery. Serious question though—do you think this would work as a lip color? It would be a gorgeous one!

jane iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain in Forever Pink

jane iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain in Forever Pink, tiny tube – Estimated Value $5? (buy the full-size version for $25)

There was no size listed for this tiny, tiny tube, so I pulled the value from Liz’s guestimation in her April Birchbox review. All of that aside, I have tried this before and I really like it. It provides great moisture and makes my lips really soft, and it transforms into a lovely light pink on my skin. This is a product I wouldn’t mind owning in the full-size version, I have just never made the jump to actually buying it.

Here is the lip stain swatched above the Ilia lip crayon and below the blush.

W3LL PEOPLE Bio Booster Facial Serum,

W3LL PEOPLE Bio Booster Facial Serum, tiny jar – Estimated Value $10 (buy the 0.34-ounce version for $28.99)

Look Y’all, I just had to take a wild guess at what this sample is worth. I do know the full-size version is smaller than a lot of sample sizes of other skincare items, so I think this tiny jar actually isn’t that tiny in comparison to its full-size counterpart. This had a faint herbal scent to it and I feel like it worked really well in tandem with my nightly moisturizer.

rms beauty™ “un” powder, 0.1 oz – Estimated Value $10.63 (Buy the full-size version for $34)

I really liked this setting powder! Also, how cute is the tiny sponge applicator? I’ve never gotten one this small before, so bonus points for that. I thought this really set my makeup well and blended in seamlessly without leaving a white cast.

Acure Organics Brilliantly Brightening™ Day Cream, 1 oz

Acure Organics Brilliantly Brightening™ Day Cream, 1 oz – Estimated Value $10 (buy the full-size version for $16.99)

This day cream is specifically designed to help protect your face from environmental damage and free radicals. I am still not exactly sure what a free radical is, but this day cream is way too heavy to use as a morning moisturizer for my oily skin. If you have normal to dry skin, I would check this out! It has a light, clean scent and absorbed well.

Beautaniq Beauty Nourish + Hydrate Sheet Mask – Estimated Value $5 (buy a pack of 5 for $25)

This sheet mask is packed with great ingredients like niacinamide (a personal favorite for my skin), bamboo extract, and hyaluronic acid. This fit my wide face really well which always excites me, and my skin definitely felt more hydrated after using. Once I was done with it, however, I wasn’t a fan of how sticky my face felt.

Here is the look I made using some of the product in this box. I used the mascara on my eyes, the RMS powder to set my makeup, and the Ilia lipstick on my lips! The rest of my look was thanks to the Birchbox Feeling Cheeky Kit.

The Verdict: I really appreciate that this kit came with two full-size items, though it was frustrating not knowing the sizes of some of the smaller items. Overall, I think that this is a great curation of ingredient-conscious beauty items and I had fun playing around with this. Birchbox promises a value of $100 and I calculated an estimated value of $91.53. Keep in mind a lot of my values were guesses, but overall I am happy with the value of this kit.

The Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if I sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box is still available!

Coupon – Check out all the free gift with purchase coupons, and don’t forget to add your free sample pack with any $35 purchase.

Value Breakdown: This box cost $33 ($28 for the box plus $5 shipping), and I calculated a value of $91.53 That means you are paying approximately $4.12 per item!

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Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.
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7 comments

Sheree

That blush it totally a dupe for Nars Orgasm, and would look fantastic on your lips as well.

Poppy

I received the Peek blush in my June box and I love using it on my lips. My teeth are kinda yellow (at least not bright white) and my hair is red-ish so it’s really hard for me to find a lip color that works for me and I was thrilled to get this.

Joy

My husband randomly surprised me with this kit and I love it!

The Acure moisturizer is definitely thicker than your average day cream but I really like it as a night cream. The smell is fabulous (and this is coming from someone who is super sensitive to scents). Speaking of which, the serum is waaayyy too scented for my taste. I can’t use it anywhere near my nose lol. With that said, it was very effective in reducing some major sensitivity / painful irritation I had due to a very harsh mask.

The lip balm/ tint is lovely but I had no idea that could even make such a tiny sample haha. The mascara is nice and extremely easy to remove but definitely doesn’t give me the volume/ drama I look for in a mascara. The length is pretty good though.

Thanks for the great review! It was spot on 🙂

Eve

Man, what a cool husband! I wish my husband would think to give me something like this, but it would never happen. Don’t get me wrong — he’s lovely, but he is *not* a gift person.

Amber M

Just a heads up I am able to see my July box using the app and the hack.

missann

I do not agree at all with the value of this kit and that’s okay. it’s not something I would pay $28 for.

Melissa

I wish they would price these kits at 15 – 20 bucks, I think more of us would buy them!

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