CURATEUR Review + Coupon – Fall 2020
The Rachel Zoe Box of Style is now CURATEUR, a style + beauty subscription box for women.
Our mission is to provide women with the foundation they need to lead a life of style. Imagine luxury home decor, cocktail accessories, latest fashion pieces, the most-coveted makeup and skincare products, plus much more. Not only do we deliver a hand-picked curation every season, we also hold an infinite space for content and community. As we deepen the roots of our new persona and its presence, we will be rolling out even more exclusive benefits for our members. We’ve only just begun, the best is yet to come!
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The Subscription Box: CURATEUR
The Cost: $99.99/quarter
COUPON: Use code MSA25 to save $25 off your first box!
The Products: Every season Rachel and the CURATEUR team will hand-curate more than $400 of their favorite fashion, beauty, and lifestyle items.
Ships to: The US, Canada, the UK, and Australia
CURATEUR Fall 2020 Review
Rachel Zoe Collection Tote – Listed Value $115.00
I am totally someone who prefers actual leather bags, but when it comes to purses of this sort of size, I actually don’t mind pleather as much. Something this big is absolutely going to be a sort of bag where I toss my laptop, sketchbooks, random office supplies, papers, folders, and other things that weigh a lot and get bumped around. I tend to be a lot less kind to larger bags and pleather can take a lot of that abuse without me kicking myself if it ends up with a scratch or smudge. Style-wise, I like this bag’s design, especially the cute twisted knots on the handles. It reminds me of one of Rachel Zoe’s much more expensive handbags but without the sticker shock. The color is perfect for fall and neutral enough to really go with anything. Is this the most exciting item in this box? No. We will get into that a little further down in the review. But it still feels nice, looks stylish, and fits the whole vibe of this box well.
It’s a good size and color.
Eddie Borgo Supra Link Collar Necklace – Listed Value $350.00
FYI: This necklace is 18 inches long.
Ok, so this necklace might not be for everyone… but it sure is for someone like me! I LOVE chain statement jewelry! This piece is made of 12k gold over stainless steel. It is a heavier piece, but not overly so. I found it very comfortable to wear. Sure, the listed price is eye-watering. But it is also pretty typical for the Eddie Borgo brand. And though I would never personally pay that much for most necklaces, this thing feels very luxurious. I found the built-in clasp has a learning curve to open and close, which is great because you won’t have to worry about it ever falling off, but it’s also a little difficult to master. It is nearly invisible when closed too, adding to the seamless finish of this piece. This is 100% something I will wear all the time and I am really happy with it.
Kat Burki Form Control Marine Collagen Gel, 1 fl oz – Retail Value $160.00
A $160 skincare item. Sure! Let’s do it. The first ingredient that popped out to me is Arnica, which is actually a little controversial among ingredient geeks. It is a yellow mountain flower that has been shown to help with bruising, though some studies suggest it isn’t actually effective. There are also arguments back and forth about if it is an anti-inflammatory or actually causes inflammation. I swear I will quit geeking out here, but I thought this was worth mentioning. My personal feeling on Arnica is that my skin seems to react just fine to it. There are loads of other great ingredients inside this bottle too, like my boo cica (Centella Asiatica), calendula, lavender, chamomile, and other botanicals. You all know I am a sucker for a bottle filled with flower extracts! Also notable is hyaluronic acid, cucumber extract, aloe, green tea antioxidants, and panthenol. It felt nice going on and absorbed quickly. I also noticed a pleasant tightening a minute or so after applying. I am looking forward to trying this out for a longer period of time.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Glow in ‘Perla’, 2o mL – Retail Value $25.00
Just because it is fall doesn’t mean I stop using highlighters. I still want a glow, even if it is a cold-weather sort of glow. Honestly, my skin gets so dull in the winter I usually lean into my highlighters even more than in the summertime. This liquid glow is very pretty! It’s a great light formula that is easily dabbed onto cheekbones and nose tips to add a natural radiance. Over the last few weeks, I have been mixing my daily tinted sunscreen with a liquid highlighter and then applying all over my face, which is really, really working for me! The shade should work really well for everyone as the champagne isn’t yellow, but more of a warm pearl look.
The following items are choice items! Members can choose between Le Specs Neptune Sunglasses OR Eddie Borgo Supra Link Earrings.
Here is a look at both options:
Le Specs Neptune Sunglasses – Listed Value $89.00 (The ones included in the box are not polarized.)
Le Specs always look so chic and cool. As someone who leans more silly and awkward, I am hoping these make me look more like a very put together French lady who owns a boat. Well, maybe they don’t give me boat-status, but they do look really great on my face. These lenses are that perfect medium sort of size that is really flattering on a lot of face shapes. The gold is of a softer sort which means they work with gold or silver jewelry well. I was a little bummed that these weren’t polarized but most of my sunglasses aren’t, so I should be used to that by now. Either way, I feel very cool in these which is totally worth something!
Just add champagne!
Edited 8/21: Noticing lots of love for this lipstick in the comments from you all! It is Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution in shade ‘Walk of No Shame’. Thanks for all of your kind comments. Makes me love it even more!
Eddie Borgo Supra Link Earrings – Listed Value $195.00
FYI: These earrings have a 2-inch drop.
These are pretty fantastic. In addition to being the perfect complement to the necklace that also arrived in this box, these look really chic and expensive on their own. In typical fashion, I love them with a black turtleneck and a top knot. It was 55 degrees here this morning, so I am pretending it is fall. While I wouldn’t ever classify these earrings as lightweight, they also aren’t heavy. They have a weight that makes them feel well made rather than bulky. They also make really delightful sounds when you move!
FYI: I have metal sensitive ears, and I found these didn’t bother me at all.
Verdict: I am totally on board with the new CURATEUR. If they keep delivering boxes like this, I will be very happy. I feel like the jewelry and earrings have such great styling and fit well into what I am guessing this newly rebranded box is aiming for, vibe-wise. The inclusion of pricy skincare and versatile makeup is always going to please me and the sunglasses felt very chic. The only real downside is choosing between the sunnies and earrings, which seems impossible. If I absolutely had to pick, I would say my least favorite item would be the purse, but even that I really liked. The value here also felt really great. The Kat Burki serum alone accounts for significantly more than the cost of the entire box. I think this is a strong start to CURATEUR and I am excited to see what comes next.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box is still available.
COUPON: Use code MSA25 to save $25 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $99.99, meaning each of the 5 items has an average cost of $20.00
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