Birchbox The Coral Color Kit Review


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The Birchbox Coral Color Kit May 2019 - Birchbox Coral Bag

Birchbox recently added a new beauty discovery kit to their lineup — The Coral Color Kit!

FYI – this kit is still available for purchase!

The Birchbox Coral Color Kit May 2019 - Birchbox Coral Open Bag

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The Birchbox Coral Color Kit May 2019 - Birchbox Coral Group Shot

About Birchbox

The Box: The Coral Color Kit

The Cost: $42 + $5 shipping ($117 value)

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The Products: Coral makeup and nail favorites

The Birchbox Coral Color Kit Review

The Birchbox Coral Color Kit May 2019 - Birchbox Coral Info

Here is the info sheet for the products included.

The Birchbox Coral Color Kit May 2019 - Love of Color One & Done Shadow Stick in Peachy Sheen 1

Love of Color One & Done Shadow Stick in Peachy Sheen, Full-Size! Retail Value $10

I like the Love of Color shadow sticks, but this one may be my favorite. It is a gorgeous peachy rose gold that really brightens up my eyes. It is easy to apply thanks to the pencil tip, and I have been reaching for this non-stop as just a quick and easy way to add some brightness to my eyes when applied to the lower lash line.

The Birchbox Coral Color Kit May 2019 - Love of Color One & Done Shadow Stick in Peachy Sheen 2

Here it is applied.

The Birchbox Coral Color Kit May 2019 - RMS Beauty Lip2 cheek In Smile 1 The Birchbox Coral Color Kit May 2019 - RMS Beauty Lip2 cheek In Smile 2 The Birchbox Coral Color Kit May 2019 - RMS Beauty Lip2 cheek In Smile 3

rms beauty™ lip2cheek in Smile, Full-Size! Retail Value $36

This is my first time owning a full-size product from RMS, and I consider them to be a higher-end brand so that makes me happy. This is a dual lip and cheek stain, and while it would look lovely as a light, tinted lip balm I have been using it with the beauty blender that came in this kit for a natural flush to my cheek. The cream texture means it is easy to get a light wash of color that blends out beautifully, which is exactly what I like when I use blush. In the photo above I am also wearing one coat of the Benefit lip tint.

The Birchbox Coral Color Kit May 2019 - Benefit Cosmetics Chachatint Cheek & Lip Stain 1 The Birchbox Coral Color Kit May 2019 - Benefit Cosmetics Chachatint Cheek & Lip Stain 2

Benefit Cosmetics Chachatint Cheek & Lip Stain, Full-Size! Retail Value $30

Benefit Cosmetics was one of the first makeup brands I tried once I started to graduate from drugstore products, and it still has a soft spot in my heart. The cheek and lip stains are actually some of my favorite makeup products of all-time, and I am STOKED that this came with a full-size jar. I use this exclusively as a lip stain, and I layer it on to build up the color. Before I use it I prep my lips with a balm and scrub, and then I wipe everything off and make sure my lips are dry. I then apply the stain to my lips, wait for it to fully absorb, and then repeat.

The Birchbox Coral Color Kit May 2019 - Benefit Cosmetics Chachatint Cheek & Lip Stain 3

Here I am wearing three coats! This on its own will last all day, and I have found that while layering a balm or gloss on top will make it more comfortable, it also shortens the wear time.

The Birchbox Coral Color Kit May 2019 - Beauty Blender Beauty Blusher Cheeky 1 The Birchbox Coral Color Kit May 2019 - Beauty Blender Beauty Blusher Cheeky 2

beautyblender® beauty.blusher cheeky, Full-Size! Retail Value $16

I am a big fan of the original beauty blender, and this slightly smaller version is perfect for applying blush to the apples of your cheek. To use, you saturate it with water until it expands and is nice and damp (not soaking), and then you bounce the sponge to apply the product. The round end of this fits perfectly into the RMS blush, and I think the pointy end of this sponge makes applying under eye concealer much easier than using the tiny mini sponge.

The Birchbox Coral Color Kit May 2019 - ColourPop Cosmetics Super Shock Pigment in Animal

ColourPop Cosmetics Super Shock Pigment in Animal, Full-Size! Retail Value $6 (found here for $4.20)

If I wore more vibrantly pigmented makeup, Colourpop is definitely the brand I would use to build up my collection. They offer a true rainbow of shades at affordable prices, and this creamy, pigmented electric coral is no exception. This does have a few flecks of gold glitter, and I would only use this with a very light brush- this packs a pigmented punch.

The Birchbox Coral Color Kit May 2019 - Birchbox Coral Swatch

Here it is swatched below the Chacha tint and above the RMS blush and the Love of Color shadow.

The Birchbox Coral Color Kit May 2019 - Butter London Glazen Nail Lacquer in Blaze 1 The Birchbox Coral Color Kit May 2019 - Butter London Glazen Nail Lacquer in Blaze 2

butter LONDON™ Glazen™ Nail Lacquer in Blaze, 6 mL – Estimated Value $10 (linked to a similar shade)

I am a fan of butter London polishes, and their glazen line is packed with shimmers and iridescent shine. Blaze is a peachy-coral shade that is slightly sheer so I would use three coats for full opacity.

The Birchbox Coral Color Kit May 2019 - Sharpener

Sharpener – Estimated Value $5? (linked to a similar item)

This sharpener was included to make sure we can keep our pencils (like the included one from Love of Color) sharp. I have already had to use it, and it gets the job done.

The Verdict: This is, hands down, my favorite Birchbox discovery kit of all time. All of the products are full-size (the description calls the polish deluxe sized, but that is the size all Glazen polishes from Butter London are sold as), the brands and quality are top notch, and the colors are gorgeous. Value-wise, Birchbox promised a total value of $117, and they came just below that with a total value of $113. I am still happy with it – all of the products being full-sized goes a long way for me.

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this Birchbox kit is still available.

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And don’t forget to add your free sample pack with any $35 purchase.

Value Breakdown:  This box cost $47 ($42 + $5 shipping) and I calculated a total value of $113. That means you are paying approximately the following per item:

  • Love of Color: $4.16
  • Rms: $14.97
  • Benefit: $12.47
  • Beautyblender: $6.65
  • Colourpop: $2.49
  • Butter London: $4.16
  • Sharpener: $2.08

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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t go on pizza and when I’m not studying for law school I’m relaxing at home with my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like!

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11 Comments

  1. You look beautiful in coral color. That benefit lip stain is gorgeous. I like those stains too.

  2. I love the way you show us the full look after applying your make up. It really gives us a better review than just swatches. You look lovely!

  3. The Benefit lip tint is gorgeous!

    And congratulations on your graduation and good luck on your bar exam. ☺

  4. Thank you for the review. I like the make-up colors.

  5. I love your reviews Jessica. They are always so thorough and honest. Congrats on your graduation and best of luck to you!!! I guess that means we won’t be seeing your reviews much longer as you move on to other things. 🙁

    • Oh TK I’m not going anywhere! And thank you!

  6. I have been back and forth about purchasing this kit. I still don’t know! I have so much coral in my beauty collection I’m just not sure I NEED anything here

    Ps Jessica did you graduate this May or do you still have another year? I graduated with my JD on May 10 and I am deep in the weeds of bar prep😬

    • I’m graduating today! Bar prep started last week.

      • Congratulations Jessica and Dani! Good luck on the Bar Exams to you both 🙂

        Great review Jessica, very tempting!

      • Congratulations! Enjoy graduation tonight. It went so fast for me I hardly had a moment to stop and enjoy myself!

    • Congratulations Dani & Jessica on your graduations!!! 😀

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