Storybook Cosmetics Book Club combines two of my passions – reading and makeup – into a neat little package. This is a new monthly subscription by Storybook Cosmetics, a relatively young cosmetic brand dreamed up by identical triplets, Erin, Mandy and Missy Maynard in 2016.
Each month will be based on a different classic novel! The inaugural box is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
About This Box:
The Subscription Box: Storybook Cosmetics Book Club
The Cost: $24.99 a month + shipping
The Products: a full-sized lipstick or lipgloss, 3 full-sized eyeshadows in a limited, collector's edition mini Storybook Palette with a custom matching bookmark. These will be all new, exclusive, limited-edition products in the same high-quality Storybook formula you love.
Shipping: $4.00 US shipping. International costs vary (ships worldwide).
Good to Know: All cosmetics are made in the U.S.A. and cruelty-free.
Storybook Cosmetics Book Club “Little Women” Review
My first impression of my first Storybook Cosmetics Book Club was how adorable this faux book is! I love the concept of stacking these pallets on my window sill in my bathroom, making it look like a mini-library.
The bookmark also functions as the insert – with the back featuring information on the cosmetics included in the book.
Little Women Storybook – Estimated Value $27.75 (3 Eyeshadows at $4.58 each based on a similar item here and 1 liquid lipstick at $14.00 based on a similar item here)
First, the packaging is unbelievable. It could not be cuter! I think that it’s great that the volume number is listed on the spine of the “book” truly giving this subscription the feeling of a collection. I love that the names of the shadows are the names of the "Little Women" – Meg, Beth, and Amy. The formula on the eyeshadow is very nice. It's buildable, easily blends and has a silky-smooth finish. Meg is light green, Beth an olive, and Amy a deep reddish pink. To be honest, these are not my go-to shadow shades – but I could put together a decent look due to my hazel eyes. I think that the Beth shadow specifically complements my complexion nicely, and I would probably be more included to use a light coat of the Amy as a blush.
The inside of the book “cover” features a really nice sized mirror and a quote from the author.
The liquid lippie is included in the “Jo” shade, which is a deep dusty rose (and a shade that I'm very comfortable wearing, as it's close to my everyday shade). I really like the coverage, color, and staying power. Once it dried it stayed put well and I found it to be pretty long lasting. It didn’t dry out my lips, and I love that is it a vegan product.
And here are the makeup swatched. From top to bottom: Meg, Beth, Amy, and Jo. The swatches are 3-4 swipes of my finger across the shadow and then my wrist, so you could easily do a much subtler look on your actual face.
Verdict: I can't wait to build my collection of these adorable little books and I look forward to seeing the colors that next month brings. I like the formula and pigmentation of the shadow and the staying power of the liquid lippie. While I probably won't often wear the Meg color, the rest are usable in my makeup routine – especially the lip product. I think that given this is the November box, the included colors are appropriate for this time of year and maybe even a holiday look. In the US this box costs $28.99 ($24.99 + $4.00 shipping), which is a fair value given that the value I calculated is about $27.75 without shipping. Plus, this is an exclusive collection that can't be purchased directly from the site.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this box renews on the first of every month, so if you sign up today your first box will be December.
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What do you think of the November 2018 Storybook Cosmetics Book Club?
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