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Lola Beauty Box Subscription Review – November 2018

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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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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.)


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 November 2018 Review

This month features two fancy sheet masks and some makeup products. Let’s check it out:

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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 “Beauty Is Power.”

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Facialtox 24K Gold Peel-Off Masks, 2 Masks – Estimated Value $26.66 (Buy a set of 3 for $39.99)

I’m so sad to find that one of my fancy sheet masks is leaking! I think because they were bent to fit in the box, the package cracked. The masks also are broken up into multiple pieces. The sealed one is still usable, but not as enjoyable since I had to hold multiple pieces in place. For the value of these, I want the luxe experience. 🙁

I’ve reached out to Customer Service about this issue and awaiting a response.

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Medusa’s Makeup Lipstick in Rosé, 3.5g – Retail Value $12

Ugh! Another broken item! When I opened this lipstick tube, the bullet had broken off at the base and fell out. I was able to do the melt-and-stick trick to make it usable, but I’m still disappointed. As for the actual formula, it’s vegan and surprisingly nice. Lightweight and creamy, it wears comfortably for a while. Now, this shade is not one I can wear alone without looking washed-out. It does work well as the lighter shade in a gradient look though.

I’ve reached out to Customer Service about this issue and awaiting a response.

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So Susan Cosmetics Halo on High Cream-to-Powder Luminizer in Candles & Kisses, 4g – Retail Value $25

Ok, not broken…whew! I don’t really feel that this is a cream-to-powder formula that I’m used to, but it is soft and super blendable. This shade is described as a “sunlit shimmer” and has a metallic copper finish. I’m not a fan of dark shades as facial highlighter, but it makes a beautiful, warm décolleté highlight or shadow shade. The price seems a bit steep but I do appreciate the solid compact and the little mirror.

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Swatched on the left is the luminizer and on the right is the lipstick.

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Bodyography Pro Ready, Set, Go Makeup Setting Spray, 30ml/1oz – Retail Value $8.50

I’ve tried this spray before and am just not a fan. It makes my skin feel tight and stiff. The nozzle produces a medium-fine mist but sometimes squirts drops. It works better to dampen eyeshadow brushes for foiled looks.

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Crown Brush 10 Color Temptation Eyeshadow Collection – Retail Value $9.99, Listed Value $29.95

Wow! This palette has some pigment. Look at those swatches! All of the shades are soft and smooth, but the metallics are exceptionally powdery (and gorgeous). There’s not a ton of fallout though (make sure you tap off the excess) and they’re easy to blend and build. I love the matte black as a liner and the top left shade can be used as a transition shade if applied lightly. I’m impressed with the quality for $9.99 (not sure why they list the value as $29.99).

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Here’s a look I put together with the items this month. I used a dark plum liner to fill in my lips, then blended the Medusa’s Makeup lipstick onto the center to create a gradient. Then I went in with a few shades from the Crown Palette to create this eye look. I used the So Susan luminizer on the outer corners of my upper lid and to smudge out the liner on my lower lip. Overall, I love the warmth of these shades and that so many looks could be created with one palette.

The Verdict: I’m a bit frustrated with Lola Beauty Box right now. I’ve had issues over the past few months with each box. Sometimes I can fix the broken items, but I’m not a fan of having to MacGyver my products in order to use them. As promised, all of the items are full size. I think this box would be a hit for me if everything was in good condition since I really enjoy the formulas and even the bold colors. I’ve reached out to Lola’s customer service, so hopefully, they will get back to me with some information on these issues.

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 January box.

Value Breakdown: The box cost $21.00 (with free shipping), and I estimate that this box had $82.15 in value. The cost of each item breaks down to the following:

  • Facialtox Masks – $6.82
  • Medusa’s Makeup Lipstick – $3.07
  • So Susan Luminizer – $6.39
  • Bodyography Setting Spray – $2.17
  • Crown Brush Palette – $2.55

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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.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Lola Beauty Box Reviews, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: lola beauty box | 9 comments

Comments (9)

  1. I love the look you’ve created Tiffany, you look stunning as always!! You’re so pretty and it just seems as though everything you get works so well with you and your skin tone!! You’re a beautiful young lady Tiffany!, and what a beautiful job you did creating your beautiful look!! I’m upset with Lola too for the past couple month’s things coming broken and having to wait till the following month to enjoy your products that’s just a little frustrating!! I’m probably gonna cancel my subscription with them soon!! Thanks for the review Tiffany and what a beautiful job creating that GORGEOUS look you created!!

  2. Love the whole look girlfriend….So gorgeous….❤

  3. My masks had the same problem…leaking and broken. I did love the lipstick though and the palette was nice. Same for the bronzey/highlight. And the setting spray – stung. I threw it out after trying it once. Overall, though, I love this box way more than I thought I would.

  4. Love your makeup reviews Tiffany, everything seems to look good when you try it, lol. You always look so glam, xoxo.

  5. Wow, those swatches! That red looks stunning!

  6. Everything always looks great on you! Thanks for trying the items. It’s really helpful to me to see products actually being used.

  7. So Susan products are cruelty free and vegan with no junkie fillers so the $25 price tag doesn’t seem TOO bad to me. I’m sure they will make it right as far as the broken products but bummer that you got TWO of them :/

    • Lola Customer service is the worst. I had numerous issues with products and they never replaced the broken items or offered any kind of offer for my problem items. I also received a palette that looked like it had mold on it a few ago. Checked the brand website and the palette was a 2015 palette that was discontinued. After that I cancelled. Not a fan of a box that sends old products that are potentially unsafe to use on your face.

  8. I swear only you could pull off those looks! I wouldn’t even know what to do with a palette like that if I received one. 😉

    Have you tried the second mask?

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