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The Exclusively Birchbox Makeup Kit Review + Coupon

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakMay 17, 2019 | 3 comments

The Exclusively Birchbox Makeup Kit Review - Box Closed Front

Birchbox
3.7 overall rating
659 Ratings | 190 Reviews

Birchbox recently added a new beauty discovery kit to their lineup — The Exclusively Birchbox Makeup Kit!

FYI – this kit is still available for purchase!

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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 Birchbox Kit

The Box: The Exclusively Birchbox Makeup Kit

The Cost: $35 + $5 shipping ($111 value)

COUPON: Use code FIRST15 to save 15% off your first Birchbox purchase and get free shipping on $50+ orders! (Not valid for subscriptions).
And don’t forget your free mystery sample pack on orders of $35 or more!

The Products: A collection of makeup products only available from Birchbox!

Ships: to the US and Canada

The Exclusively Birchbox Makeup Kit Review

The Exclusively Birchbox Makeup Kit Review - Information Sheet Top

Here is the info sheet for the products included, along with the prices of their full-size counterparts.

The Exclusively Birchbox Makeup Kit Review - Lise Watier Dramatique Intense 3D Volume Mascara Front

Lise Watier Dramatique Intense 3D Volume Mascara, 0.16 oz – Estimated Value $6.25 (buy the full-size version for $25)

I didn’t love this mascara- it claims to provide “intense 3D volume,” but it barely added any volume at all. Plus, it clumped like crazy on me.

The Exclusively Birchbox Makeup Kit Review - Wander Beauty Lip Retreat Oil - Skinny Dip Top

Wander Beauty Lip Retreat Oil – Skinny Dip, 0.10 oz – Estimated Value $6.47 (buy the full-size version for $22)

Tinted lip oils are becoming more of a thing, and I am here for it. My lips love the nourishment that oils provide, so I was a bit surprised to see that this really has the texture of a thick gloss rather than a silky oil. The shade skinny dip is a nude that looked nice on me, but the color faded pretty fast.

The Exclusively Birchbox Makeup Kit Review - Love of Color Luminous Lip Shine - Beam Package TopThe Exclusively Birchbox Makeup Kit Review - Love of Color Luminous Lip Shine - Beam Front

Love of Color Luminous Lip Shine – Beam, 0.08 oz – Retail Value $10

I loved the color of this lip gloss, but I hated the formula- it was thick, hard to spread, and sticky. Thank you, next.

The Exclusively Birchbox Makeup Kit Review - Beautaniq Beauty Glow Serum - Morning Dew Front

Beautaniq Beauty Glow Serum – Morning Dew, 0.20 oz – Estimated Value $6.57 (buy the full-size version for $22)

I have tried this glow serum before, and I like the metallic sheen this provides when I use it as a highlighter. A little goes a LONG way, but if used sparingly it can provide a nice glow without it looking like you’re trying to emulate the tin man.

The Exclusively Birchbox Makeup Kit Review - Whish Vanilla Lip Scrub Front

Whish Vanilla Lip Scrub, 0.25 oz – Estimated Value $5 (buy the full-size version for $20)

I have tried this lip scrub before, and it isn’t the best. There are very few scrubby granules in this, so it is more like a thick lip mask rather than an effective scrub. It tastes like vanilla, though!

The Exclusively Birchbox Makeup Kit Review - Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner - Black Front

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner – Black, 0.04 oz – Estimated Value $12.57 (buy the full-size version for $22)

I am sure everyone is sick of seeing Eyeko in subscription boxes, but that doesn’t change the fact that this is actually a pretty good liner! It doesn’t top my holy grail Fenty Flyliner, but I am always happy with the jet-black color and the wings I am able to achieve.

The Exclusively Birchbox Makeup Kit Review - PEEK Beauty Screenshot Natural Beauty Palette in Double Take Front TopThe Exclusively Birchbox Makeup Kit Review - PEEK Beauty Screenshot Natural Beauty Palette in Double Take Back TopThe Exclusively Birchbox Makeup Kit Review - PEEK Beauty Screenshot Natural Beauty Palette in Double Take Open Top

PEEK Beauty Screenshot Natural Beauty Palette in Double Take, Full-Size! Retail Value $38

I have tried a few samples of PEEK Beauty before, but I didn’t realize that the palette can be interchanged with various shades! The quality of the palette packaging leaves a little to be desired since it is basically tins set in foam, but I really liked the eyebrow powder and the shimmery eyeshadow in this set. The eyeshadows did have some fallout, but overall this palette is handy for having everything you need for a full makeup look on the go (and the included brush helps you nail your eyeshadow and eyebrows).

The Exclusively Birchbox Makeup Kit Review - Swatch Top

Here are the swatches of the palette along with the lip oil, lip gloss, and glow serum.

The Exclusively Birchbox Makeup Kit Review - Selfie Front

Here I am wearing the eyebrow powder, blush, and both eyeshadows from the peek palette, the eyeko eyeliner, the mascara, the glow serum, and the LOC lip gloss.

The Verdict: If you have been subscribed to Birchbox for a while, this kit probably won’t excite you. If you’re new to the subscription box game, however, I think this kit is a good way to try out different cult Birchbox products. Not everything was a hit for me, but overall I am happy with the products I got to try. Value-wise, Birchbox promised a value of $111, and by my math, the value here is $84.86. That is a pretty significant difference, and unless you really want to try out the Peek Beauty palette, you can probably pass on this.

The Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if I sign up today? Yes, this is still available.

Coupon – Check out all the free gift with purchase coupons, and don’t forget to add your free sample pack with any $35 purchase.

Value Breakdown: This box cost $40 ($35 + $5 shipping) and I calculated a total value of $84.86. That means you are paying approximately the following per item:

  • Lise Watier: $2.94
  • Wander Beauty: $3.05
  • Love of Color: $4.71
  • Beautaniq: $3.10
  • Whish: $2.35
  • Eyeko: $5.92
  • Peek Beauty: $17.91

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Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, 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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3 comments

Amy Henry

love the palette! That’d be all I need in my purse! Not thrilled with the rest, and this seems pricier than the Lifestyle boxes that have bigger sizes and more value.

Michelle

It kills me to see a big palette like that with a few teeny squares inside. Such a waste.
You, however, are cute as a bugs ear.

Lora

Love that you pulled all your box goodies together & wore them. Great Look for you.

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