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 MSA 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:
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 MSA 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
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