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 + free US shipping (or $34.95 for a one-time purchase)
The Products: Over $100 of beauty products hand-selected by beauty professionals.
Ships to: The US
December 2019 BeautyFIX Review
This box comes with a booklet detailing each of the items included. We have 9 (!!!) different items this month, so strap in!
Avène Hydrance Rich Hydrating Cream, 1.3 fl oz. - Full Size! Retail Value $32.00
I actually adore this brand and use their Micellar Lotion daily to further cleanse and prep my skin after facewash. This cream has the same delightful scent and is over-the-top rich and thick. Just what my skin is craving right now! It goes on heavy but absorbs quickly, enough so that I could actually get away with using this under makeup instead of just at night. For the quality, the price is also great and this will likely be a purchase for me in the future to complement the toning lotion I already know and love.
CAVIAR Anti-Aging Smoothing Anti-Frizz Blowout Butter, 0.85 fl oz - Estimated Value $5.67 (Buy a full-size 5.1 fl oz version for $34.00)
I have tried out this stuff before and have pretty pleasant feelings about it, regardless of the fact that I use it on my dry hair instead of damp, as suggested. I prefer to use balms that way because they are perfect for on the go shine and frizz taming! I like to rub a little between my palms then finger comb it through my tresses. It gives instant polish and cuts down on those pesky static flyaways that are plaguing me this winter.
tarte Cosmetics Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara in Black, 0.08 fl oz - Estimated Value $8.00 (Buy a full-size 0.23 fl oz for $23.00)
I generally really love tarte cosmetics, but I didn't love this mascara. It did add volume and length but it also added little clumps that I had to work at to comb off my lashes. I was able to get all of them off and my lashes looked great, but this was an extra step I don't have to chase in my other favorite mascaras. I also wasn't crazy about this type of sample that doesn't have a twist-off cap, but rather one you just pull off whenever you want to use it. It is kind of loose and could easily open in my makeup bag or purse.
Harry Josh Pro Tools Carbon Tail Comb - Retail Value $20.00 (currently on sale for $15.00)
I was actually really excited for this item when I saw it in the spoilers because Will always needs a comb as he is constantly breaking his cheaper ones. I don't know how someone with short hair manages to destroy plastic combs, but my man has talent! This one seems virtually indestructible, so good luck Will.
Murad Prebiotic 3-in-1 MultiMist, 0.14 fl oz - Estimated Value $1.32 (Buy a full-size 3.4 fl oz for $32.00)
I wish this sample had been larger, because I really liked this mist and I really need to stop spending money. It has one of those perfect true mister heads (which I assume is only better on the actual product packaging!) and the mist itself gave my skin a really nice glow over top of my makeup for that dewy look I covet. It also seemed to give my foundation a few hours more longevity, which is a win-win for me. It is also filled with skin nurturing peptides, sugars, and probiotics, so in addition to making my skin look healthier, it actually makes it healthier.
Dermablend Loose Setting Powder, 3 g - Estimated Value $3.11 (Buy a full-size 28 g for $29.00)
After knocking over another pot of loose setting powder, I am on a self-imposed pressed powder routine right now. I did break out to review this powder, which was messy, but nice. It was more of a matte finish and locked my foundation and concealer in really nicely. If I was less of a hot mess I might attempt to toss this into my purse for touchups, but I am a human disaster so I will be regifting this one.
VIRTUE Restorative Treatment Mask, 0.5 fl oz - Estimated Value $8.82 (Buy a full-size 1.7 fl oz for $30.00)
This was another item I sampled before, and really liked. Again, as with most hair products, I find myself unable to actually use them as intended. Instead of using this as an actual hair mask, I preferred using it as a conditioner replacement strictly on my ends, because a little goes a long way! It gives my hair a nice gloss without being as heavy as a mask would be. It also has a really lovely scent that stays in your hair all day.
Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar, 0.6 oz - Estimated Value $6.71 (Buy a full-size 3.4 oz for $38.00)
This is quite possibly the cutest little mini bar of soap I have ever seen!! Like, PRECIOUS. This sort of thing is actually perfect for someone like me with drier skin, because I always feel like I get left out of the benefits of charcoal since it is usually included in super drying clay or mud masks which I can't indulge in too often. This little bar of soap allows me to utilize the purifying benefits without drying my face too drastically. I also think the large full-size black bar would look so badass in a shower.
Verso Nourishing Cream, 0.51 fl oz - Estimated Value $33.00 (Buy a full-size 1.7 fl oz for $110.00)
I didn't love the smell of this, but I did love the way my face felt after I applied it. It really did add a ton of hydration to my dull morning skin, probably because hyaluronic acid is one of its ingredients. It also absorbed really quickly and without any residue. It has a pretty hefty price tag, and though I found it effective, I am not sure it outranks any of my other favorite creams with similar ingredient lists.
Verdict: This $24.95 BeautyFIX box has an estimated value of $118.63, which is great for a $25 box. The full-size Avène item made the box for me, as it is an awesome formula and from a brand I already know and love. Will is going to be thrilled with this comb too (it's the small things). The other items were all pretty good, specifically the wee li'l soap, Murad mist, and the VIRTUE hair mask. All in all, this was a pretty great box with an awesome assortment.
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:
- Avène Cream $6.73
- Alterna Balm $1.19
- Tarte Mascara $1.68
- Harry Josh Comb $4.21
- Murad Mist $0.28
- Dermablend Powder $0.65
- VIRTUE Mask $1.86
- Erno Laszlo Soap $1.41
- Verso Cream $6.94
Alternatively, each of the 9 items has an average cost of $2.77.
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