New Beauty Test Tube Subscription Review – July 2018
New Beauty Test Tube is a bi-monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. Every other month they send you a tube full of deluxe and full-size beauty samples and you also get a digital subscription to New Beauty Magazine. It’s a little pricier than other beauty subscriptions, but in general, the value is usually great.
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: New Beauty Test Tube
The Cost: $29.95 a box plus $8.95 shipping (ships every other month)
The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty products. (This subscription also includes a subscription to New Beauty Magazine).
Ships to: US only
Each box comes with a booklet that details every item included.
Now, on to the items!
Briogeo Scalp Revival Cooling Jelly Conditioner – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $36
I really like that the Briogeo brand is ingredient conscious, but I seem to have a 50% success rate with their products. And I think this conditioner falls into the fail category. You use this like a regular conditioner, but you apply from scalp to ends, and massage into your scalp for 15-20 seconds. The massage part was great. The peppermint is refreshing, and my scalp still is feeling the cooling sensation post-shower.
The downside for me? It didn’t leave my hair feeling hydrated. I ended up applying a conditioning balm almost immediately after my shower because I was hating how dry my hair was feeling.
VMV Hypoallergenics Hydra Balance Gentle Cream Cleanser – 1 oz Value $6
This is an ingredient-conscious, fragrance-free, creamy cleanser. The formula did a pretty good job of removing all makeup, it was gentle, and it didn’t dry out my skin. I’m a fan!
Georgette Klinger Vitamin C Toner – 50 ml Retail Value $12
This paraben-free toner is designed to help brighten skin and improve discoloration. It does have added fragrance, but the scent is light and doesn’t bother me. The toner didn’t irritate my skin (which is especially good since this is the type of toner you don’t have to rinse off.) No noticeable differences after one use, but this bottle should last me weeks so hopefully I’ll see a difference before it is empty!
Epionce Renewal Facial Lotion – 15 ml Value $28.20
Another paraben-free, ingredient-conscious skincare item!
This lotion is one of my favorite items in the box! It has a light, natural citrus scent, and it is SO hydrating! And long term, it’s designed to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
LaRitzy Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Whip – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $20
(Colors will vary for subscribers.)
LaRitzy is one of those makeup brands that seems to be popping up in a ton of subscription boxes lately. (It’s giving me some Manna Kadar vibes.) Their products are paraben-free and work well, but I’m just a little worried about them overdoing it!
This liquid lipstick is a great color for me (a little warmer than my go-to Stila Patina shade), and it has impressive pigment and staying power.
(Swatched in lower photo.)
Skinn Cosmetics Luxe Premier Eyeshadows Collagen Boost Treatment Shadow Collection – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $32
(All subscribers will receive this Fairy Tale color version.)
This palette includes a mix of matte and satin finish shadows:
The pigment is good throughout, but there was significant fallout, so I recommend using primer with these.
Here are the shades swatched beneath the liquid lipstick:
True Moringa Pure Moringa Simplicity Facial Oil Rollerball – 5 ml Value $17
This is just pure Cold Pressed Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil. It’s a lightweight oil, and the rollerball application makes it easy to apply under eyes or to target lines and wrinkles.
Youtheory Collagen Advanced Formula – 42 Tablets Value $3.93
These tablets include 100% daily value of Vitamin C in addition to the collagen.
I’ve been taking collagen supplements for the past year or so and I think they are helping? (My husband Eric also takes collagen powder, and he can tell a difference in his joints.)The tablets are pretty big, and you have to take 6 a day, so I wasn’t a huge fan. (I’ll stick to my powder collagen in my breakfast smoothie!)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $155.13. That’s a good value compared to the $38.90 cost, and I’ll use almost everything in this box, so I’m happy with the value. This isn’t my favorite New Beauty Test Tube, (some of these brands included are more exciting than others), but it’s a good box.
To Wrap Up:
Value Breakdown: At $38.90 a box, here is what you are paying per item:
- Briogeo: $9.03
- VMV Cleanser: $1.50
- Toner: $3.01
- Epionce Lotion: $7.07
- Larity Liquid Lipstick: $5.02
- Skinn Eye Shadow Palette: $8.02
- True Moringa: $4.26
- Collagen Tablets: $.99
What do you think of the July New Beauty Test Tube?