BeautyFIX Subscription Box Review – July 2019
BeautyFIX is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box from Dermstore.com. This subscription box includes a variety of items: makeup, haircare, skincare, etc., but skincare items are the most prevalent in the boxes.
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About this Box
The Subscription Box: BeautyFIX
The Cost: $24.95 a month (or $34.95 for a one-time purchase)
The Products: Over $100 of beauty products hand-selected by beauty professionals.
Ships to: US
July 2019 BeautyFIX Review
This box comes with a booklet detailing each of the items included. We have 11 (!!!) different items this month, so strap in!
Juice Beauty SPF 30 Oil-Free Moisturizer, 2 fl oz. – Full Size! Retail Value $30.00
I am feeling like I am losing my mind because I actually really like this Juice product! If you read my reviews, you know I have yet to like anything from this brand because my skin is super dry, and I find that their fruit-based formulas are better for oily skin. This sunscreen has a wonderfully tart scent of fruits and herbs. The white cream takes a little extra work to rub in, but I thought it was worth the extra effort. The finish on my skin feels a little like I used a primer. This is part of their blemish-free line, so it might be drying if I use it daily, but for now, I am totally loving it.
100% Pure Bright Eyes Mask Single – Retail Value $7.00
Will and I recently relocated our bedroom to the street-facing side of the house and my sleep has been crappy ever since from car headlights. Putting curtains up is a project for this weekend, but my face totally shows the bad sleep bags I dread. This is my second pair of eye pads in the last two days, like the universe knows I need them! These gels are a cheery lime color and did a great job of depuffing my eyes while delivering a surge of moisture.
While I disliked the overly sweet fruit scent of this product (it reminded me more of grapes than cranberries?) I really liked the scrubbiness of it, so I might just have to suck it up. My skin felt so soft after using this! I did apply an extra bit of moisturizer after I used it, but that is just best practice for anyone after a decent scrubbing.
This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up, 0.51 fl oz – Estimated Value $20.78 (Buy a full-size 1.35 fl oz for $55.00)
This product is a 3-in-1 mask, moisturizer, and primer. Interesting! I love having different products for different purposes because it makes me feel more in control of my skincare routine, and let’s face it, fancier. This multipurpose product would be perfect for a skincare minimalist or for my weekend bag. A few glasses of wine on vacay and my skincare goes out the window. It does have a pretty strong scent, but I didn’t mind. It left my skin looking really hydrated and calm.
dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse, 1 fl oz -Estimated Value $3.00 (Buy a full-size 8.5 oz for $35.00)
I have tried this product before, and it isn’t for me. I like a really strong shampoo, and this is more gentle. The good news is that it doesn’t leave that vinegar smell in your hair and scalp!
Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water Cloths, 10 count – Estimated Value $16.00 (Buy 30 for $48.00)
Wow! I can’t image ever paying $48 for a pack of makeup remover wipes! Does anyone do this? These 100% cotton wipes did feel very sturdy, but aside from easily removing my makeup, I didn’t notice a huge difference between these or any other decent quality wipe I use. What am I missing?
Bioderma Sensibio Foaming Gel, 1.5 fl oz – Estimated Value $4.03 (Buy a full-size 6.67 oz for $14.90)
This super mild cleanser had no real scent and a slight foaming action. It did a fine job of removing my makeup without drying my skin. As far as cleansers go, my face is not sensitive enough to sway me from using formulas with more scents, bells, and whistles, but if yours is I can imagine this would be a great choice! The super affordable price is another big plus.
Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara, 4 ml – Estimated Value $11.25 (Buy a full-size 8 ml for $22.50)
I don’t use waterproof mascaras because they cause me to lose lashes when I have to scrub them off after a day of flawless coverage. Using an oil cleanser helps with this, but at the end of the day, I am fine with a normal formula. I know loads of people love them, especially those of you with more sporty or beachy lifestyles. This formula worked fine, coated my lashes and give them a nice black finish.
HUM Nutrition Beauty zzZz Supplement, 3 tablets – Estimated Value $1.00 (Buy a full-size bottle of 30 tablets for $10.00)
I have zero trouble falling asleep, so these weren’t for me. It was nice that a 3 day supply was included so you can test it out for more than one night.
Amazing Cosmetics AMAZINGCONCEALER® in ‘Medium Beige’, 0.07 fl oz – Estimated Value $9.80 (Buy a full-size 0.2 fl oz for $28.00)
I am glad this sample was so tiny because the shade will only work for some subscribers. This color was way, way too warm and dark for me, and I am sure it will be entirely too light for other subscribers. If I am looking at this purely from a formula perspective and not a shade one, I really did like it! The coverage was intense, and it took very little product to coat a lot of space. If this was in my shade, I would be very inclined to mix a little of it with a lot of moisturizer, and then apply with a brush in a sort of better-coverage homemade sheer foundation.
Not even in my wildest dreams.
Juliette Has A Gun Moscow Mule Eau de Parfum, 0.057 fl oz – Estimated Value $2.33 (Buy a full-size 3.3 fl oz for $94.50, on sale from $135.00)
I have so many thoughts on this perfume. Are you ready to go down the perfume-nerd rabbit hole?
I first became aware of this brand when they released Not A Perfume in 2010. The whole idea was that the perfume wasn’t a perfume because it was a single note, Cetalox, which is an alternative to ambergris, a costly perfume ingredient traditionally made from whale digestive tract waste. (This is 100% true!) Ambergris and its alternatives are commonly used in perfumery as a musky base note and to give it longevity. In the Not a Perfume scent, Cetalox was the only note, making it delightfully minimal, edgy, and perfect for someone who may not be your typical perfume wearer. This perfume honestly smells exactly like that older perfume, pure musk, but with an added citrus twist. On my skin, it suffers from pitiful longevity and lackluster sillage, though it is a fine enough scent, especially if it lasts longer on your skin!
Verdict: This $24.95 BeautyFIX box has an estimated value of $119.31, which I am really happy with. I had to eat crow this month, because that Juice sunscreen was great. I am sorry Juice Beauty. I also loved the much-needed eye pads, cranberry scrub, and multi-use cream. The vinegar hair rinse was really the only true dud, as even though the concealer was not my shade, the sample gave me a nice feel for what the formula was like. I might order my shade in it. I will likely give the sleep supplements to my husband, a notorious night person who needs all the help he can get. I love perfume samples, even if they aren’t my favorite scent because I keep a fragrance journal and I always love being able to add a new addition. This wasn’t my absolute favorite box from this subscription, but there was still value here and half of the fun is in trying new things!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box is still available!
Value Breakdown: At $24.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Juice Beauty Sunscreen $6.28
- 100% Pure Eye Mask $1.46
- ARCONA Cranberry Grommage $2.95
- This Works Cream $4.35
- dpHUE Hair Rinse $0.63
- Koh Gen Do Wipes $3.35
- Bioderma Cleanser $0.84
- Eyeko Mascara $2.35
- HUM Nutrition Supplements $0.21
- Amazing Cosmetics Concealer $2.05
- Juliette Has A Gun Perfume $0.49
Alternatively, each of the 7 items has an average cost of $2.27.
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