Julep Maven Review – February 2019
Each month Julep releases a new collection on the 20th, and you can decide which items you want, you can upgrade to the entire collection, or you can skip that month.
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About This Beauty Box
The Subscription Box: Julep Maven
The Cost: $24.99 a month ($19.99 a month with a 3-month subscription)
The Products: Nail polish plus beauty items.
Ships to: US and Canada
Julep Maven February 2019 Review
This box doesn’t come with an info sheet due to the customization of the boxes, but I did get an insert about the new cleanser that was an option for this month’s box!
Cushion Complexion 5 in 1 Skin Perfector with Turmeric in 110 Porcelain – Retail Value $30
When I saw this concealer as an option this month, I knew I wanted to give it a try over picking the new cleanser. After looking at their shade chart, I thought Porcelain would be the best fit for me. When I first swatched it against my inner arm I was concerned it would be too dark for my skin, but when I applied it to my face and blended it with a damp beauty blender I was happy with how it matched with my skin! This isn’t my favorite concealer, as I felt it settled into my pores a bit. However, I wore this with my Benefit Porefessional primer, my MAC studio fix powder, and my MAC setting spray before some Saturday night shenanigans, and I was happy with how it held up throughout the night’s adventures. I don’t really know if it brightened my complexion (that is what my highlighter is for!), but I will happily use this. Considering the concealer alone is more expensive than the cost of the box, I think this is a great way to broaden my concealer horizons without having to eat the full cost if it doesn’t work out.
Julep Nail Polish in Vibrant Virgo – Retail Value $14 (currently out of stock)
I am always drawn to the specialty collections from Julep like their birthstone and zodiac lines, so I am happy I am able to use my Maven subscription to continue to grab those sparkly, shimmery polishes. I am, in fact, a Virgo, but I think I would love this metallic antique rose gold regardless of what month I was born- it’s gorgeous! I did have a bit of pooling when I applied this in a hurry, so make sure to apply it in thin coats (two should be enough) with time in between for the layers to dry.
Julep Nail Polish in Rosa – Retail Value $14
Honestly, my goal is to own the entire birthstone collection from Julep – they are absolutely stunning. Rosa is an amethyst glitter for the month of February, and it does have a bit of a holographic finish. What this isn’t, though, is full coverage, which is what I was expecting based on the description. This would take a solid four coats to reach full opacity, and thick nail polish isn’t cute on anyone. This polish is best suited used as a topper on top of the color of your choice, though a shimmery purple would look best in my mind. Shown above is with two coats and no top coat.
The Verdict: I am really pleased with my February box from Julep. The beauty of this subscription is the complete customization, so each month I am essentially guaranteed to get items I love. I love that this gives me the opportunity to grab the birthstone polishes rather than being limited to just the new polish releases, and the concealer ended up impressing me, too.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? We recently reached out about new subscriptions and received this response:
Thanks for reaching out! We are currently working on some new updates to the Maven program and in the meantime have paused accepting new subscribers. But we have some exciting featured products planned for our March Maven Collection so stay tuned!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $24.99 and I calculated a total value of $58. That means you are paying $12.93 for the concealer and $6.03 per polish.
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