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Apocalyptic Beauty Subscription Review – January 2019

Apocalyptic Beauty January 2019 - Packed Front

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.

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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

About Apocalyptic Beauty Look of the Month Club

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 “Queen of Hearts” January 2019 Review

Apocalyptic Beauty January 2019 - Info Card

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.

Apocalyptic Beauty January 2019 - Item 1 Front

January’s theme is Queen of Hearts, and the shades sampled are anywhere from metallic pinks to deep reds. They also sent a very bold, red glitter this month, woo-hoo!

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Their motto is “Stand beautiful amid the ruins.” — fingers crossed!

Apocalyptic Beauty January 2019 - Kiss of Distraction Eyeshadow Top

Kiss of Distraction Eyeshadow – Estimated Value $5

Kiss of Distraction is a bubblegum pink eyeshadow with lots of gold shimmer. The texture is very smooth, and when I used it wet it applied with a shiny metallic sheen, which I love!

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Maneater Eyeshadow – Estimated Value $5

Maneater is a metallic red shadow that applied like a dream. It was easy to build up pigment, and it didn’t stain my eyelids at all.

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Dark Feminine Eyeshadow – Estimated Value $5

Compared to the other two shadows, this one stuck out as a “boring” shade; however, when this shadow is applied wet, it makes a really pretty metallic liner.

Apocalyptic Beauty January 2019 - Femme Fatale Blush Topper Top

Femme Fatale Blush Topper – Estimated Value $6

This product was listed as a blush or a blush topper, but it is so light I couldn’t imagine Femme Fatale working for anyone as a blush. It did, however, make a very pretty pale pink highlight!

Apocalyptic Beauty January 2019 - Heart Beat-Down Glitter Top

Heart Beat-Down Glitter – Estimated Value $4.25

I love this glitter! Red hearts and hexagons and small circular flecks will be perfect for a fun Valentine’s Day look!

Apocalyptic Beauty January 2019 - Swatches

From left to right: Kiss of Distraction, Maneater, Dark Feminine, Femme Fatale & Heat Beat-Down.

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I started off with a nude shadow base, then blended a nude shadow to set my base. I applied a rosy shadow all over my lid, then using an angled eyeliner brush I spritzed with water, I dipped into Maneater and shaped out an intense wing. I created a paste with Maneater and a drop of water on the back of my hand, and using a thin liner brush I applied the paste to my lid, filling in the wing I sketched out.

After both wings were filled in, I traced the edges with a silver eyeliner, then applied Kiss of Distraction over the silver. I then tightlined my upper and part of my lower lash line with Dark Feminine shadow. I then went back to the inner V of my eye and highlighted that area mixing Femme Fatale and Kiss of Distraction.

After my shadow was finished, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the Heart Beat-Down glitter! I applied a thin layer of NYX Glitter Glue under my winged liner and tried to find a central area to put a heart down. After the hearts were set, I dipped my dry fingertip into the glitter and created a nice polka dotted background for the hearts to steal the show. As my glitter set, I then used a small brush to apply Femme Fatale as the highlight on my cheeks.

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I loved this cutesy look, and I plan on sporting it again for Valentine’s Day!

The Verdict: As always, I had a lot of fun experimenting with my new products from Apocalyptic Beauty. Typically, I am not into red or pink eyeshadows, but receiving these as a shadow trio and making them work together gave me some inspiration for a festive Valentine’s look that I really loved. I thoroughly enjoy exploring Apocalyptic Beauty’s products, so, per usual, I look forward to seeing how they curate February’s “Malevolent Mermaid” 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 5 items, which is like paying $2.50 per item. I received three eyeshadows, a glitter and a blush topper which added up to $25.25. I think that is a great value for such quality colors and performance!

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Written by Abby Holsinger

Abby Holsinger

Abby has been a box enthusiast since July 2011, finding her calling with Birchbox. That was the start of a new era for Abby, because she is now hooked on the subscription box life; she loves the idea of receiving (several) thoughtful treats from genius curators such as Lisa Sugar and Rachel Zoe. A few other loves of hers would be her dog named Bill Murray, Bill Murray and chocolate babka.

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Comments (12)

  1. I love this look!!!

  2. You are so lovely and I love how you applied the makeup.

    • Thank you! 🙂

  3. Love the necklace!!! I think I’m going to add that to my add ons!

  4. Super cute look! Great review (as always).

  5. I always enjoy reading your reviews, but what I want to know about is your necklace. 😍
    It feels familiar….?

    • I thought the same thing!! It’s FFF add ons! “Sterling Forever When Star’s Align ” is where I just saw something super similar.

      • That’s the one, Julie! I only know because I bought it for her for Christmas. 😉

  6. Wow! Such creativity! Looks amazing!!! You should do some tutorials with other beauty subs like Boxy. I’d certainly love some more tips and ideas!

    • Thank you!

  7. Super cute and great value! Nice job!

    • Also, love the glitter for seasonal nail art!

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