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CosmoBox Subscription Review – April 2019

Cosmobox April 2019 review

CosmoBox is curated by the editors of Cosmopolitan magazine. This unique monthly women’s subscription box brings you full-size quality goodies that compliment and empower your multidimensional lifestyle.

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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).

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About this box

The Subscription Box: CosmoBox by Cosmopolitan

The Cost: $29.99 a box + $6 shipping

The Products: “Curated by the editors of Cosmopolitan magazine, this unique monthly subscription box brings you full-size quality goodies that compliment and empower your multidimensional lifestyle.”

Ships to: US

Good to Know:

This subscription is now an Astrology-themed box! “Curated by experts in everything from style to horoscopes, the CosmoBox is COMING IN HOT to provide you with everything your Zodiac sign needs to thrive during this year’s cosmic events! Included in your monthly subscription will be a collection of products handpicked by the editors of Cosmopolitan to stay #flawless during Mercury Retrograde, lunar eclipses, moon phases, and other astrological occurrences!”

Our April 2019 Cosmobox Review

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We get a handy card detailing all of the items in the box this month.

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Also included is a card, with info on Aries season.

Let’s dive in!

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Love by Luna ‘New Beginnings’ Intention Crystal Set – Listed Value $34.00

I have a pretty large crystal collection and the quickest way to my heart is with rocks. Or food. Either will do. This set contains 5 crystals each meant to help you set new intentions as we begin Aries season. Included are amethyst, peacock ore, a quartz point, a lump of pyrite, and some green calcite. They come tucked into a bag for safekeeping and with an informative card with the names of the stones and their metaphysical properties. You can find more crystal sets by Love by Lune here.

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Pyrite

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Peacock Ore

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Quartz Point

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Green Calcite (Ours was chipped)

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Amethyst Cluster

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BH Cosmetics Zodiac Eye Shadow Palette – Retail Value $27.00 (found here on sale for $17.55)

This has to be the largest eye shadow palette I have ever gotten. It is around 8 inches x 7.75 inches! It certainly won’t fit into most kits. When I opened up the lid I quickly understood why: there are 25 shadows artfully arranged in zodiac order with individual sign names. Some of the colors attached to certain signs surprised me. Who would have expected Aquarius to be a greenish/orange/gold? Aries was another surprise, as I associate it with firey red. I am a Leo and I was surprised to be a beautiful metallic blush. Regardless, the colors are quite pretty and the pigment is great, especially on the mattes. They blend easily and have a little fallout, but nothing horrible. The compact itself comes with a large built-in mirror and the center shade could be used as a highlighter as well as a shadow.

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Metallics, Top to Bottom: Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra, Virgo, Leo, Cancer, Gemini, Taurus, Aries, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn

Cosmobox April 2019 review eyeshadow palette swatches mattes

Mattes, Top to Bottom: Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra, Virgo, Leo, Cancer, Gemini, Taurus, Aries, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn

Cosmobox April 2019 review eyeshadow swatch center shade

Center shade.

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High on Love Sensual Bath Oil in Lavender Honeybee, 3.4 fl oz – Retail Value $29.72 ($40 CAD)

This glass bottle of bath oil is very pretty and would look great in any bathroom. The scent is a sweet lavender + honey blend. Meant to be poured into your bath for a scented soak, it would be a great winding down treat after a long day. The main oil in this formula is mineral oil, but it also contains hemp seed oil and skin-loving vitamin E. I also used this as a cuticle oil in a pinch and it felt fantastic!

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Grace Eleyae Full/Queen Pillowcase – Retail Value $34.95 (was on sale for $26.21 but is now sold out)

Satin pillowcases are used by tons of people to keep their hair smooth while they sleep and be an easier, softer texture for your delicate facial skin to rest on each night. I generally don’t love them because I wear tons of oils and heavy creams on my face at night and it isn’t a great visual in the morning (YUCK). That being said, even I can’t deny that my thick, unruly hair has improved texture after sleeping on a satin pillowcase. I really like this blush color and will likely reserve it for those nights when I go a little lighter on my skincare routine, or when my hair needs a little extra smoothing comfort. If I ever feel like being super extra or I win the lottery, I would LOVE to buy and try out a real silk pillowcase. Until then, this poly/spandex blend will have to do.

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Teleties – Listed Value $7.00

I have taken to using these springy style hair ties over the traditional elastics so I never mind adding a few more to my stash. Especially as I am very predisposed to losing them! This pair consists of a cute thinner leopard print band and a thicker clear and white option.

Verdict: This box has a LISTED retail value of approximately $132.67. That is a pretty great value for a $35.99 box IF you liked the majority of the 5 offered items. The eyeshadow palette has an insane amount of colors and should make many eyeshadow enthusiasts and palette collectors very happy. My favorite items this month would absolutely be the crystals and bath oil, but if you read any of my reviews you knew these items would have me hook, line, sinker. The satin pillowcase and hair ties were nice additions and should prove useful to many subscribers. I feel like this box is still super hit or miss, and although the overall curation feels much more solid this month than in others, I still feel like I am missing something, which might just be consistency across multiple months.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Their site seems to suggest that yes, you can. I recommend contacting their customer care to be sure!

Value Breakdown: At $35.99 for this box ($29.99 a box + $6 shipping), here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Crystal Set $9.22
  • Eye Shadow Palette $7.32
  • Bath Oil $8.06
  • Pillowcase $9.48
  • Hair Ties $1.90

Alternatively, you are paying around $7.20 per item.

Check out all of our CosmoBox reviews and some of our other favorite women’s subscription boxes. 

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What do you think of the April CosmoBox


Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

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Comments (13)

  1. Is anyone else getting a weird log in prompt when you go to the Cosmobox website? I haven’t been able to look at the website for at least a week.

  2. This looks like a pretty solid box!

  3. For future reviews, can you please apply swatches only on your non-tattooed forearm? It’s kinda hard to see otherwise. Thanks!

    • Hey Mary! Thanks for the feedback! I am right handed so there are generally going to always be some swatches on my left arm. This was a pretty big palette so they did end up extending further down my arm than normal! Thanks for reading 🙂

  4. @Megan – nice photos of the crystals. However, in the future can you please put something in the photos (a ruler or quarter, dollar, etc.) so we get a sense of the size of the item? That vastly influences their worth. Thanks!

    • Hey Beth! The card included is business card sized if that helps!

  5. I couldn’t resist picking up the palette, but wow is it HUGE! It certainly won’t fit in my makeup drawers. Gorgeous colors though, and I can’t wait to finally play with it. Right now it still seems a bit daunting, not entirely sure where to start!

  6. This month’s not too bad!

    • Cosmobox is such a mixed bag but I agree with you! Hopefully the next few months follow suit!

  7. I really like that palette! Is anyone looking to swap??

    • You can find it on sale on the BH cosmetics website. It would probably wind up being cheaper to buy it from there or Ulta with shipping, IMO. BH does sales all the time, I’d just keep an eye on it. I’ve seen it 50% off there recently.

      • It’s currently 35% off (use the link Megan listed above), and they also have another one I think it prettier called “Zodiac Love Signs.”

      • Thanks, guys!

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