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Our Subscription Box BEAUTY Favorites for September 2020!

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoOct 22, 2020 | 1 comment

Beauty Favorites

We know you love our monthly favorites posts so here's our monthly post highlighting our favorite BEAUTY discoveries from subscription boxes! Here are our favorite skincare, green beauty, and makeup items from the past month:

Megan's Favorite:

The Item: NUDESTIX Lip Glace in Nude Cherry 00

The Cost: $28.00

From: Ipsy Ultimate

Why I love it: This cherry red lippie is sheer and minty and just a breeze to wear, even with a makeup-free face. I like that it enhanced my lips without making it look like I have a lot on.

Read more reviews by Megan!


Ragan's Favorite:

The Item: Emma Hardie Moisture Boost Vitamin C Cream (0.68 fl oz)

The Cost: Estimated Value $26.15 (buy 1.69 fl oz for $65)

From: Vegancuts Beauty

Why I love it: This has a great texture for overnight for me (i.e., it's thick) and I just love antioxidants (like vitamin C) in skincare, in general. I also like moisturizers and creams made from plant ingredients (as opposed to silicones, mineral oils, etc.) as they just seem to work better for my skin. The fragrance is very light and this hasn't irritated my sensitive skin at all.

Read more reviews by Ragan!


Christen's Favorite: 

Love Goodly August/September 2020 Beauty Shot bottle.

The Item: You & Oil Collagen / Moisturiser Beauty Shot Face Serum

The Cost: $22.00

From: Love Goodly

Why I love it: After years of avoiding them I have grown to really appreciate facial oils, and this one is my favorite to date! I have been using one drop of it combined with my moisturizer every morning after washing my face, and I just love the oil-cream combo. The cream spreads evenly but the oil offers deep hydration that sits light on my skin. Love Goodly is the only US retailer of You & Oil products, so it felt extra special that I got to try it. Really a fan of this product!

Read more reviews by Christen!


Naomi's 2 Favorites:

The Item: NOURISH NATURALS Tinted Lip Serum in “Happiness”

The Cost: Retail Value $16.00

From: Nourish Beauty Box

ACTIVE DEAL: Limited Time Only! 15% off your first box

Why I love it: I love the wonderfully delicious scent of this serum and the natural rosy pink tint it gives my lips. It has been giving me life on those early morning Zoom calls. I used to look a bit zombie-like, but now I have the kissable lips of a real, live human! It’s a simple one-step plan to looking more put together than I feel, lol.

The Item: ITEM BEAUTY Brow Chow in Deep Brunette

The Cost: Retail Value $14.99

From: Ipsy Glam Bag

Why I love it: I love this eyebrow pencil! The shade, Deep Brunette, matches my natural brows perfectly. The triangle-tipped applicator makes it super easy to apply, and there is an amazing little eyebrow brush on the other end. But this eyebrow brush isn’t your standard, boring spoolie. No, it looks like an adorable tiny hairbrush, perfect for grooming brows! I know my future self will be repurchasing this product.

Read more reviews by Naomi!


Haley's Favorite:

The Item: Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara

The Cost: $27.00

From: Sephora Favorites

Why I love it: The geometric shape of the tube makes it easy to hold, and the brush is made with soft bristles that have a slight curve to fit against your lashes well. The formula was a deep black, didn’t clump even with a second coat, and I had no issues with it smearing or coming off onto the skin around my eye like I sometimes do with other mascaras. It really makes my lashes pop! I think I've found my new holy grail mascara.

Read more reviews by Haley!


Brandi's Favorite:

The Item: Brown Sugar Oud Perfume Spray (1 oz.)

The Cost: $29.95

From: Wicked Good Perfume

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 15% off your first month

Why I love it: This month’s perfume spray is a blend of brown sugar, bergamot, valencia orange, mint leaves, clove, wild cypress, sea salt, tonka amber, black sandalwood, and rare oud wood. It’s a very complex scent, but it’s one that feels so very fall to me with notes of caramel and brown sugar. It’s a warm and inviting scent and as a reader commented, it manages to be both sexy and cozy at the same time (thanks for putting it into words, Joy!). It’s a great scent for these cooler fall days!

Read more reviews by Brandi!


What do you think of our beauty favorites for September? Have you tried any of these products?

Christen Russo
Christen Russo

Hi there, I'm Christen! I've been writing with MSA since 2017. I am all sorts of things: a writer, a mother, an outdoors-lover, a low-maintenance self-carer, and general hungry person.

You'll find me collecting stationery and squirreling away stickers, riding bikes and swimming with my family, creating outfits in colors and silhouettes that make me feel amazing, wearing big earrings, drinking beer and asking my husband to feed me harmonies to sing, taking my vitamins, living for live music, roping everyone into a craft, being human and vulnerable, and celebrating the phenomenon of being alive.

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I was pleasantly surprised by how great the Brow Chow is. I haven’t had good luck with brow pencils before (always too waxy or not pigmented enough), but this applied really easily and gave me natural-looking full brows. Definitely repurchasing in the future.

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