Lola Beauty Box Subscription Review – August 2018

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Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Box

Lola Beauty Box is a monthly personalized box that helps you discover haircare, skincare, and makeup products from emerging to established brands.

Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Box Open Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Box Contents

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Contents

About Lola Beauty Box

The Subscription Box: Lola Beauty Box

The Cost: $21 monthly + free shipping. Discounts are available for longer commitments. 

The Products: 4-5 full sized haircare, skincare, and makeup products that are on trend. Each box will have at least a $70 value.

Good to know: Lola Beauty Box offers a loyalty program where you can review the items you receive each month in exchange for points. You can use these points for free beauty products or a free beauty box.

Ships to: US for free and Canada for $5

Lola Beauty Box August 2018 Review

This month features mostly makeup and 1 nail products. Let’s check it out:

Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Info Front Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Info Back

Each box comes with a card detailing the brands and items included along with the prices and websites for each. This month’s theme is “Flawless.”

Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Palette Front

Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Palette Back

Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Palette Open

Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Palette Detail

Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Palette Swatches

Laqa and Co. Desert Mirage Eyeshadow Palette – Retail Value $24

The packaging on this palette is so beautiful and it’s a great representation of the shades included. There are 12 shades including mattes, satins, and glitters. I found the glitters to be really fluffy and soft and the darker mattes to be a bit dry and chalky when swatching. They blend really well on the lid though. I like that the rows each contain 3 shades that work well together as a “look” but can all be used together beautifully as well. The lightest matte shade, Dune, is the perfect all over base color for my skin.

Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Polish

Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Polish Open Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Polish Swatch

Zoya Nail Polish in Jack – Retail Value $10

Jack is a light, warm-toned nude with an opaque cream finish. For me, it is seriously skin-toned but still flattering. It applies smoothly and looks great after two coats. The formula is 10-free and comes in tons of shades.

Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Lip Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Lip Open

Glo by Glory Glo Stix Semi-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Cutie Patootie – Retail Value $18

I feel like I always receive either super light or super dark liquid lipsticks. This one is just too dark and a little too brown for my preference. In terms of performance, it feels matte but doesn’t quite dry my lips out like some, hence the semi-matte (I guess). But, it starts to look chunky after eating and is just too much work to keep looking nice for me. You can see how it looks freshly applied and after eating below.

Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Eye Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Eye Open

Wander Beauty Exquisite Eye Liquid Shadow in Lilac Luster – Retail Value $26

I received this same product in the shade Champagne last month. I should have received a Wander Beauty Liquid Lip instead but I’m not super disappointed. Lilac Luster is a liquid eyeshadow in a shimmery lilac shade. It looks really beautiful when you apply it directly with the applicator and then (lightly) blend the edges. If you blend any more, it seems to disappear. Think of it more as a topper. Once it dries, it has good staying power which makes it good for applying to the inner corner of the lower lash line for a little pop of shine.

Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Liner Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Liner Open

Kryolan Makeup Faceliner in 37 – Retail Value $20.95

Technically, this liner can be used anywhere on your face. This reddish shade suits me best as a lip color though. I like that the pencil is big and that it easily lines and fills in my lips. Then, it feels like nothing is there because it is so lightweight. It creates almost more of a stain and gives me some color even after I eat and drink.

Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Swatches

Swatches (from left to right): Wander Beauty Liquid Eyeshadow, Glo Liquid Lipstick, and Kryolan Faceliner.

Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Look 1 Face Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Look 1 Eyes

For the first look, I used the middle row of shades in the Desert Mirage palette – Sahara, Terra Cotta, and Oasis. After powdering my lid, I blended Terra Cotta into my crease and over my lid. Then I started building Oasis up on the outer corner and Sahara on the inner corner. I blended until they faded into one another in the center of the lid. Then I used the Faceliner to line and fill my lips. I LOVE this eye look!

Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Look 2 Face Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Look 2 Eyes

This look was a lot faster and simpler than the first. I used the shades Dune and Sandstorm from the top row of the palette. I worked Dune into my crease and on my lid then lightly patted Sandstorm on the outer corner to give depth. Then I applied the Wander Liquid Eyeshadow to my inner corners with my finger for some shimmer. On my lips, I used the Glo Liquid Lip.

Lola Beauty Box August 2018 - Look 2 Lips

Here is what my lips looked like after eating my salad. 🙁 Ugh.

The Verdict: My Lola Beauty Box this month was a great improvement over last month’s. I love the shades in the palette and think that everything else, besides the liquid lip, are solid products for me. This month, everything was full-sized and the total retail value is $98.95. That’s awesome for a cost of $21 and free shipping. I was able to contact CS about the Wander Beauty item mix up and they are planning on sending me the lip color (that I should have received instead of the liquid eyeshadow) with my next shipment.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? If you sign up today, your first box will be the September box.

Value Breakdown: The box cost $21.00 (with free shipping), and I estimate that I received $98.95 in value. That means you are spending approximately the following on each item:

  • Laqa and Co. Desert Mirage Eyeshadow Palette – $5.09
  • Glo by Glory Glo Stix Semi-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Cutie Patootie – $3.82
  • Wander Beauty Exquisite Eye Liquid Shadow in Lilac Luster – $5.52
  • Zoya Nail Polish in Jack – $2.12
  • Kryolan makeup Faceliner in 37 – $4.45

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What do you think of the this month’s Lola Beauty Box?

Written by Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany found out about subscription boxes from a friend who followed MSA. The curiosity started with mystery beauty boxes and grew into an addiction from there. Beauty, clothes, home…she loves the sight of a subscription box in the mail.

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  1. This always reminds me of the Boxycharm boxes. I think maybe they’re affiliated in some way. I believe this is in Georgia and Boxy in Fla. I’d love to get this one too. Same price I think.

    • Yes Lola is same price as Boxy at 21.00 .I have been a member for bout 6 months now and I have loved every one of my boxes .

  2. I love my Lola Box, it was my 1st subscription box before i got boxycharm.

  3. Am getting this month’s box. It’s my first one with Lola. I saw 3 spoilers and am so excited for this month’s box. I couldn’t get Boxyluxe so I got this instead.

  4. I absolutely loved my box this month. I love dark lips and that liquid lip shade is amazing. Best I have gotten in a sub box in a long time. I hate the nude look and always hope for bold and never seem to get them. I recently had to cut down on my sub boxes I had 7 so I kept 2. I kept this one and Boxy Charm. I was also lucky enough to get the Luxe upgrade for September. With these two boxes alone I have quit buying stuff at Sephora and Ulta unless it was a necessity, basically my foundation which I can’t live without and my eyeliners which I go thru alot of. But thru the sub boxes I did get for a long time I am on overload of a lot of stuff like mascara, and primer, and other basics, so save my money on stuff I need to replace. This really helped build up my collection though pretty fast. I was on the fence with my Allure, but bills became a priority so it had to go will miss the Sunday Reily stuff but very happy with my decision on keeping this one.

  5. Why did the Yes Oh Yas spoilers & reviews stop?

    • I have been wondering the same thing!

  6. The liquid eyeshadow is a great shade–looks like it would be complimentary to many different skin tones and with a soft shimmer that is flattering to different ages, as well. I would consider getting the Wander shadow after seeing its performance. Thanks Tiffany!

  7. Thanks for the review Tiffany! I love your eyeshadow looks.

    Did anyone else get a pale, peach face liner (#22)? I did. Yuck! I wish I would have received a berry shade.

    My favorite things about this box were the eyeshadow palette and nail polish. The liquid lipstick was too dark.

    • If the liner is light enough, try using it on your waterline to brighten the eye. I used to use whites but I found very light peaches and creams work just as well for brightening but give a more ‘natural’ look.

      • I will try that Jennifer. Thank you for the tip.

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