GlossyBox Subscription Box Review – September 2018


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GlossyBox is a monthly beauty subscription box. They have the best packaging in the business, their products are usually a deluxe size or full size, and the value is usually good too.

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

FYI: GlossyBox sends out multiple variations of the box during some months. So, there may be some variation between what I review and what you receive.

The Subscription Box: GLOSSYBOX

The Cost: $21 a month (save more with 6-month or annual subscription)

Deal – Use this link to get a bonus item with your first box!

The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty products.

Check out all of my GlossyBox reviews and the list of the best beauty and makeup subscription boxes!

Ships to: US and Canada

Each box comes with a fold-out card detailing the items included:

Now, on to the items!

MoodMatcher Twist Stick Lip Color – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $10

This is a color changing lip crayon that turns berry pink once it hits your skin. The color is sheer, and it has surprising staying power! (Swatched in lower photo.)

STYL London Palette in Eaton Square – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $13.13

(FYI – this is the full-size version of the palette, but as far as palettes go, it’s on the small side.)

This palette is a mix of shimmers and mattes in warm browns. The pigment is good and the shades are pretty easy to blend, too.

Here is the palette swatched beneath the lip crayon:

Freeman PSSSST! Original Dry Shampoo – 1.76 oz Retail Value $2.99

This dry shampoo smells fresh, absorbs oil, and sprays on clear. Checks all the boxes!

Lapcos Charcoal Pore Care Mask – Value Listed $3.50

This mask is designed to help minimize the appearance of enlarged pores. It’s probably my favorite item in the box – I loved how soothing it felt on my skin. The subtle scent was lovely, too.

Context Micro-Derm Regenerator – 1 oz Value $8.75

This is a gel cleanser/ exfoliant hybrid that is gentle enough to use daily. At first glance, I thought it had microbeads 🙁 but looking at the ingredient list, I think we’re safe! And the formula didn’t strip my skin of any moisture.

Wild Garden Pretty & Wild Body Lotion – FULL SIZE! Value Listed $8.95

This lotion is very lightweight and very fragrant. It’s a little too perfumey for me, but the formula is moisturizing and left my skin feeling very smooth.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $47.32. That’s a decent value for the $21 cost, but not as exciting as some of the other boxes in this price point like Boxycharm. This box had a good amount of products that worked for me, though.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! If you sign up in the month of September, this will be your first box!

Deal: Use this link to get a bonus item with your first box!

What do you think of the September 2018 GlossyBox?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Canadian Subscription Box Reviews, GlossyBox Reviews, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: glossybox | 14 comments

14 Comments

  1. I was not impressed. Very cheap stuff. Mood lipstick? Umm yeah, when I was 12! Lol. The spray reminds me of OFF bug spray. And they neeeeeed to back off on the masks! Ugh. One more month… I will see. But yeah, I will be a prior subscriber too if this continues.

  2. I always get confused when it comes to glossy okay I cannot receive full size body mist body lotion nothing like that nothing I feel as though I’m have some items missing and I certainly did not receive an eye liner pencil all I got was a mask the eyeshadow the lip and dry shampoo that’s it tell me if am I missing somethingp

  3. I bought a pack of 10 of these mask at Costco for $11. At that price the value of the mask is just over $1. So far I’ve only used the charcoal mask, it’ just ok nothing to write home about. Cream Charcoal mask are definitely better.

  4. Unlike the other commenters, I really like this box, and would’ve used everything in it. I no longer subscribe though, because guaranteed this is not the box I would’ve received. The variation-thing drove me crazy, and I often ended up with the worst variation IMO. So, no to Glossybox.

  5. Dollar General items. Glad I canceled.

  6. I agree that this box looks pretty low value. It’s too bad because GB used to be one of my favorites. There’s not a single item in this box I would use. Those color changing lip products are always too fluorescent pink on me. I have loads of better lotions and shampoo.

  7. I agree that the quality of the products has gone down. Glossy was my first sub box and although I feel a sense of loyalty to them- I’ve been less than thrilled the past few months. I love the holiday boxes though and hope they stay with quality

  8. I wonder why The HUT Group has added so many low cost, cheap and cheap= looking products to the Glossyboxes and Look Fantastic boxes all of a sudden.
    Mane ‘n Tail in Look Fantastic, and drugstore quality Pssst, MoodMatcher lipstick ( I used the original in the 70’s in HS- was a trend with mood rings LOL).

    Nothing in this box is a product I’d buy OR use. If I’d paid for a yearly sub with either GB or LF, I’d be really concerned about what the future holds.

    • Because of the quality and quantity and the variations that I never seem to get a break on I too I’m canceling I just can’t do this anymore

  9. Glad I cancelled.

  10. I’m sorry, but this is the worst box!!!! September, October etc.., every month is terrible!!! I used to be a suscriber last year and anything has changed, terrible box!!!!
    I just subscribe because of the Sunday Riley free product, but now I regret not choosing an other awards box.
    I’ll not recommend this box to anybody.

    • I agree, Glossybox has gone way downhill lately in terms of including well known and quality brands and retail value. I really used to enjoy this sub box, with familiar brands and new discoveries. There was a nice balance, I thought. Lately there have been a lot more “drug store brand” inclusions as well. I don’t see myself continuing to be a customer if the trend continues.

      • I concur

  11. I received the lip product in black and I got the body mist instead if the lotion.

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