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Tribe Beauty Box Subscription Review + Coupon – June 2020

Tribe Beauty Box is a bi-monthly female and Black-owned beauty subscription based in Ontario, Canada. They send 4-5 full or deluxe size products from indie and trendy brands in each box which includes one face product, one tool, one eye product, one lip product and/or one skin prep product. Tribe Beauty believes in supporting indie brands as well as female-owned companies. 

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

About Tribe Beauty Box

The Subscription Box: Tribe Beauty Box

The Cost: $34.99 a box + shipping (bi-monthly)

COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!

The Products: 5 full-size beauty products from trendy, indie, and up-and-coming brands. Each box will have a value of at least $100.

Ships to: The US for $4.99, Canada for $6.99, Australia, the EU, and the UK for $15.

Good to Know: Tribe Beauty Box is a 100% female and Black-owned company. Every Tribe Beauty Box contains at least 2 items from female-owned brands.

Tribe Beauty Box “Tribe Treats” June 2020 Review

Here is the info sheet for the box.

 

Rodial Cosmetics Glamlash Mascara XXL in Black Velvet, 13 mL – Retail Value $28

Let me just preface this by saying if you don’t live in a humid climate, you might really like this mascara. In South Louisiana, however, this mascara was a massive fail. While I liked the definition and lift this gave some of my individual lashes, it also got spidery real fast. The ultimate offense, though, is how it got all over my face- photos below. Unfortunately, that’s a deal-breaker for me, so to this mascara, I say thank u, next. 

Skin Chemists Rose Illuminating Peel Off Mask, 1.7 oz – Retail Value $43

I’m highly skeptical of peel-off masks, so before I use them on my face I patch test them somewhere else on my body. While this was pretty, with a shimmering light pink color, it wasn’t very substantial in terms of performance. I found that even a thin layer took a really long time to dry, and it didn’t peel off clean. Considering the second ingredient is denatured alcohol, the third is polyvinyl alcohol, and how it performed on the patch test, this isn’t a good fit for my sensitive skin. 

Pur Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lipstick in Innocent, 0.07 oz – Retail Value $18

Subscribers could have received this lipstick or a lip gloss from Pur Cosmetics, and I’m happy with my variation because matte lipstick is my jam. Once applied, this is a much darker nude than what the color looks like in the tube, and it is a true matte that is a bit drying to my lips (I always make sure to do some extra nourishing lip masks before applying matte lipsticks to combat this exact issue). 

 

Maskeraide Beauty Sweet Retreat Mini Sheet Masks – Retail Value $5

This mask comes with 12 circles of sheet mask material in non-resealable packaging. 12 mini masks equal a lot of surface area for one person to use at one time, so I wish this had a ziplock mechanism to close back up. I have friends that know if they’re coming over, we are doing some sort of skincare, and this mask is perfect that. Other than my issues with the packaging, this is a nice boost of hydration and fun for my skin (and my friends’ skin, too). 

 

Laroc Cosmetics Chocolate Box Palette – Retail Value $44.17 (on sale for $31.54)

I wanted to love this palette because it contains some gorgeous colors, but ultimately this was a miss for me. Most (maybe all) of the mattes were chalky and lacked in pigment, and while the shimmers were very pretty with the finger swatches, they were difficult to work with on my actual eyelids. I will say the highlighters were very lovely, and some of the shimmers in this palette were very unique. 

 

Here are the swatches of the eyeshadows!

Here are the two highlighters and the liquid lipstick swatched

And here are my favorite colors from the palette. I love the duo-chrome shift in the shades Crunch, Champagne Truffle, and Peanut Brittle. 

Here is the look I put together. I was going for garden party vibes even though I was going to a socially-distanced BBQ, so I stuck with the eyeshadow Crunch all over my lid with the shade Chocolate Drop lightly lining my upper lash line. I finished the look with the highlighter shade Bittersweet on the high points of my face, plus the mascara, and the lip gloss. 

Here is my face about an hour into the BBQ. Oof.

Verdict: Originally, I was excited about this box, but looking back I realize this was almost entirely made up of misses for me. While I appreciate the inclusion of skincare in the box, I would like to see a brand other than Skin Chemists (this is the second box in a row that brand has been included). I also think more discernment could be used in picking a palette that performs better- the one included in this month’s box was incredibly hard to work with. Value-wise, everything in this box adds up to $138.17

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but according to this page, you can choose whether you’d like to start with the April, June, or August box.

From Tribe Beauty:

Please note that you are billed for the box after your first one, according to our billing cycle. E.g. If you subscribe for the first time on June 30th to receive the June box (if it is still available), you will be billed again on July 15th (our regular billing cycle) for the August Box.

COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $39.98 ($34.99 + $4.99 shipping) for this box, here’s what you’re paying for each item:

  • Rodial: $8.10
  • Skinchemist: $12.44
  • Pur: $5.21
  • Maskeraide: $1.45
  • Laroc: $12.78

Check out all of our Tribe Beauty Box reviews, the best beauty and makeup subscription boxes of 2020, and our growing list of Black-owned subscription boxes.

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Written by 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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Comments (18)

  1. GIRL!!! Tjat mascara did you WRONG!!! Hahaha. I have tried eyeliner from that brand and it’s nice and smooth. Almost like a gel formula in a pencil.

    I would have LOVED to see the pur matte lipstick on you (even after the party before bed) because that color looks pretty for fall coming up, and I’m curious what that formula is like on after a bit and how it wears. I’m super picky about lipstick and I still haven’t found “the one” that works for me. J*star has a good formula, but after a bit of wear it wears oddly, then I like Charlotte tisbury “Hollywood lips” those wear okay, but I havent tried the reds or berries yet (my favourite) to really see how the formula wears.

    As for Tribe, I’m always checking back in to see what they have going on to see if I want to sub again, but for the quality/brands/price, for me, I havent seen a fit again.

    I read in an email that this months box was so popular that they sold out of the box with the first pallette they were sending out. Its looked different (and prettier) then this one, but I believe it’s the same brand?? I hope they are able to network and able to work with some bigger brands that are good and amazing quality wise, but the price for me vs the brands just arent there. I do always check emails and things here for them hoping that one day soon they will be able to rock it and consistently have decent brands/quality.

  2. I love your reviews so much and they are always helpful to me because I live in Georgia where the humidity is also a bugaboo. Do you mind telling some of the lip treatments you mentioned above that you use before your matte lipstick? I have the same problem and I feel like I’ve tried everything and can’t find any thing that is really worth a darn. Thank you for the always thorough reviews!

  3. I didn’t get to see the after piccc! I have got Fomo for that

    • Now, i see it. Yeah i have tried that mascara and it sucks. From tennessee

  4. I subscribe to this bi-monthly box. The palette is stunning. Finger swatches don’t do it justice. I use an eye primer and it is beautiful. You can put the extra masks in a ziplock bag and they are just fine. I love this box. It is so much better than many others.

  5. I’ve always wanted this box and haven’t done so yet. But this month’s does not make me feel like I missed out.

  6. Other than this mascara, I would LOVE to know your secret to keeping a face on where you live !! Are there certain products or technical tips? I’m in NJ and in the summer my makeup just melts right off. Help a girl out please 👍🤷🥰

    • Honestly, Denise, if I know I’m going to be outside I just do as minimal makeup as possible- lately I’ve been using a tinted sunscreen from colorescience and then setting with setting powder. I think In this photo I was wearing my Nars tinted moisturizer finished with setting powder. It’s still hit or miss for me, even after four years here.

      • Thanks for answering. It’s mind boggling to me how people deal with that all the time, especially people that love makeup. It’s like having a bunch of presents but only allowed to play with 3 of them lol

    • Thank you for this topic!!! I’ve been trying to find a balance too. Though I keep vampire hours, it’s always nice to know for those odd days. Lol. But now I’m getting a bit older, using setting powder is way hit or miss. Some days it looks cakey and other days things just melt right into my skin where it looks sweaty but still there and not too bad. Lol.

      My neghibor is a dancer and her and I were talking about this the other day about this same subject. They have her and other girls from the club being hired to do events in the day at like sporting events or boat shows etc and they have to look pretty and put together and be outside in heat and humidity to the point you can hardly breath in it, let alone makeup and keeping it on!!! You know what she told me they do?? They get any brand of cheap HAIRSPRAY aerosol cans and use that as a “setting spray” on their face and skin!!! I laughed when she told me this thinking she was teasing me or whatever, but she wasnt. She walked over to her very and pulled out bags with different aerosol hairspray and held it away from her face and sprayed it to where it blew back onto her face. For me though, I’m most definitely not trying that or going that far with fighting the battle with my makeup, but I wonder if there aren’t some type of setting spray out there that mimics or uses whatever ingredients that make that hairspray work?? Lol. I just dont know, she also said it had to be in an aerosol can. (I had to tell her not to leave them in her vehicle because that could explode in the heat). But this was an interesting conversation and demonstration anyway.

      • I have heard of that, and I guess for the line of work where they need to be extra you do what you gotta do. I have tried tons of setting sprays (and most of them feel like hairspray) I have a couple blotters I like. The Murad is really nice. At least I have a winter up here, but to do this year round I have no idea what how they do it.

  7. Dud dadud dud dud!

  8. That Rodial mascara is terrible, even if you don’t suffer the humidity of S. Louisiana. It transferred just as well (badly?) in a Mid-Atlantic winter. I love Rodial skincare, but won’t touch any of their make-up.

    At least you look cute in the “before” pic.

    • I appreciate your feedback on the mascara- what a bummer!

  9. Thanks for the honest review and for sharing that hour-later photo! On a random note, love your earrings!

    • Thanks Jill! I got them on super sale from Nordstrom rack- I think like under $15? They’re Kendra Scott too, and I’ve been wearing them every chance I get

      • I love your earrings as well, they are beautiful. I too think your original makeup look was really pretty, it’s too bad the products were duds though. Hopefully the next box is better.

      • I’d like to throw a little more jewelry love into this thread just because I just got A Kendra Scott necklace shaped like your earrings but with a different stone. The earrings are really pretty!
        Let me toss it back to beauty with a thanks for an honest review!

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