Apocalyptic Beauty Subscription Review – October 2018
Apocalyptic Beauty Look of the Month Club is a monthly beauty subscription featuring Apocalyptic Beauty’s 100% vegan and cruelty-free beauty products inspired by horror, pop culture, and the absurd. Each month is curated to fit a very specific, creative theme.
This month’s box is being reviewed thanks to an MSA reader request!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Apocalyptic Beauty
The Subscription Box: Apocalyptic Beauty Look of the Month Club
The Cost: US Subscribers: $12.50 + free shipping, International Subscribers: $22 (USD)
The Products: 4 to 5 cruelty-free and vegan products
Ships to: US + International
Good to know: None of the items sampled this month have sizes on them & are not available to purchase on their site (yet?). All prices listed are estimates based on similar items for sale on their site.
Apocalyptic Beauty Look of the Month Club “Living Dead Girl” October 2018 Review
Apocalyptic Beauty included two information cards: the first lists all the items included and all of their ingredients, and the second is a business card listing all of their social media.
October’s theme is Living Dead Girl, and the colors featured are cool and ghastly. I am not sure where these colors will take me, but I am excited to go there! Their motto is “Stand beautiful amid the ruins.” I am hoping to do just that!
Cemetery Things Eyeshadow – Estimated Value $5
A matte ashen grey named in honor of Rob Zombie’s classic Living Dead Girl song
This color was difficult to build up for a strong swatch and required many layers. I can’t deny my love for Rob Zombie’s Living Dead Girl, but at first glance, I wasn’t sure how flattering this cool grey/white I see in the container will appear on my lids.
Decay Eyeshadow – Estimated Value $5
A muted green reminiscent of rot
This shadow has gold micro glitter in it that transforms this somewhat tame soft green into a really pretty forest green color, despite its name. The microglitter didn’t seem to translate on my lids, but I still really love this muted forest green.
Lenore Eyeshadow – Estimated Value $5
Purple over a bruise red base, this shade is named for the Roman Dirge comic Lenore, the Cute Little Dead Girl
I love wearing red-purple shadows, and this one has micro glitter with a blue shift that gives it a somewhat unique look.
Liver Mortis Multi-Chromatic Lip Gloss – Estimated Value $8.85
Multi-chromatic lip gloss that shifts from red to violet to blue to green. Named for the pooling of blood in the body after death.
Gloss > liquid lipstick. I will always prefer a shiny gloss to a matte lip, and I was delighted to get a unique color gloss in this month’s box. Glosses with a metallic sheen are somewhat hard to pull off; however, this formula is easy to sheer out or build up making it totally wearable. This fruity gloss glides on smoothly and has a moisturizing, non-sticky formula.
From left to right: Cemetery Things, Decay, Lenore and Liver Mortis
Here is the look I came up with using the four products featured in this month’s box. I always start with a primer and base/blending shadow depending on the tones I am working with in this month’s box.
I was frustrated swatching the grey color, Cemetery Things, but I rolled the dice and was surprised by how boldly it went on the lid (yasss!). I patted that color on the inner half of my lid, then blended Decay, the green, on the outer half of my lid. The two shadows really did all the work! After that, I lined my lower lash line with Lenore, which added that much-needed pop of color. To add definition, I lined my lash line with a dark green shadow, and I also added some Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Stix and Bones to half of my lower lash line.
I was shocked how much I loved this dramatic eye look – Apocalyptic Beauty comes through again! The lip gloss exceeded my expectations as well–check out that sheen!
Just an all-around winning combination, in my opinion!
The Verdict: I wasn’t really sure if I’d be able to come up with a cohesive look with the colors included in this month’s box, but I think it came together very nicely! I’ve come to really enjoy playing with Apocalyptic Beauty’s cosmetics, and I think their creative themes and product names each month make it even more fun. I received three eyeshadows and one lip gloss which adds up to $23.85. I think that is a great value for such quality colors and performance!
The quality and pigmentation of Apocalyptic Beauty’s cosmetics were really impressive, and I am so excited to see how they curate November’s “Forest Witch” theme!
To Wrap Up:
Can you get this box if you still sign up today? No. If you sign up after the 21st of each month, you will receive the following month’s box, subscriptions ship shortly after this date.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $12.50 (that includes shipping), and I received 4 items, which is like paying $3.13 per item.
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