Lola Beauty Box Subscription Review – August 2018
Lola Beauty Box is a monthly personalized box that helps you discover haircare, skincare, and makeup products from emerging to established brands.
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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.
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Lola Beauty Box August 2018 Review
This month features mostly makeup and 1 nail products. Let’s check it out:
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Swatches (from left to right): Wander Beauty Liquid Eyeshadow, Glo Liquid Lipstick, and Kryolan Faceliner.
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!
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.
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:
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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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