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The Beem Box Review + Coupon – November 2020

Box for The Beem Box November 2020

The Beem Box is a bi-monthly beauty subscription box for women of color, owned by women of color. Subscribers will receive a mix of beauty-related items, carefully selected for deeper and darker shades, pigments, and undertones, for $39.95/bi-monthly + $5 shipping.

Open Box for The Beem Box November 2020

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.)

Full Contents for The Beem Box November 2020

About The Beem Box

The Subscription Box: The Beem Box

The Cost: $39.95 bi-monthly + $5 shipping.

COUPON: Use code MSA15BEEM to save 15% off your first box.

The Products: Each package contains 5-6 full-sized, beauty-related items, carefully selected for deeper and darker shades, pigments, and undertones.

Ships to: Anywhere in the US for $5!

Good to Know: The Beem Box bills when you first sign up, then on the 19th of each delivery month.​ Deliveries arrive in January, March, May, July, September, and November.

The Beem Box November 2020 Review

 

The Beem Box came with a single info card that has a quick overview of the box and product information on one side.

Kinx Active Beauty The Come Down Hydrator, 0.5 fl oz – Retail Value $20.00

I am an avid serum user. I love any kind of facial serum. This Kinx Active Beauty The Come Down Hydrator has been a joy to use. The product is super lightweight, incredibly hydrating, and absorbs very quickly into my skin, leaving the surface feeling moisturized, soft, and supple. With its delicate rose scent and light pink color, this serum is the perfect before bed heavy hitter to revitalize your skin through the night. Formulated in France with rose centifolia leaf cell, this serum helps rebuild the hydrolipidic film on the surface of your face to enable it to efficiently retain moisture longer.

 

Floss Gloss Nail Polish in Honey, 0.18 fl oz – Retail Value $9.00

I love the beautiful festive golden sparkle of the Floss Gloss Nail Polish in Honey. All Floss Gloss polishes are formulated without harsh chemicals typically found in other nail polishes. The color is beautiful and the polish applies evenly. The sparkles are well combined throughout the gloss and coat my nails evenly without any clumpiness or rough texture. I can’t wait to layer these beautiful sparkles over a nice red for Christmas. This definitely hits the trifecta for me: beautiful color, excellent coverage, and long-lasting staying power. It looks especially beautiful when the light catches the glint of the different colored sparkles, creating a shiny holographic effect.

 

Besame Cosmetics Cashmere Powder Compact in Warm Tan, 8.5 g – Retail Value $32.00

I’m in love with the vintage packaging of Besame Cosmetics’ Cashmere Power Compact in Warm Tan. The packaging and the compact’s art deco design is absolutely stunning and the craftsmanship superb. I love the complete elegance and quality. The compact feels sturdy and well made. The powder itself is so light and soft, offering just the perfect amount of coverage. Cruelty-free, paraben-free, talc-free, fragrance-free, mineral oil-free, and gluten-free, this formula is luxurious and matte. This compact is definitely a modern beauty that inspires classic elegance.

Besame Cosmetics Cosmic Powder Swatch for The Beem Box November 2020

Here is a swatch of Besame Cosmetics Cashmere Powder Compact in Warm Tan.

 

 

Midas Cosmetics Smokey Glow Highlighter Duo, 0.5 oz – Retail Value $21.00

This Midas Cosmetics Smokey Glow Highlighter Duo features two stunning highlighters: Yasss, a warm golden highlight and Slayyy, featuring a beautiful pink hue. At first glance, these highlighters may look average, but the pigmentation is impressive. They are each great to create a natural-looking glow for everyday or build up to a blinding highlight for a night on the town. As someone blessed with melanin, I have to say, both these highlights look great on my skin tone and would be versatile enough for a wide range of skin tones. The highlights apply easily and feel smooth and creamy. They’re blendable and very buildable.

Midas Cosmetics Smokey Glow Highlighter Duo Swatch for The Beem Box November 2020

Check out these amazing swatches from Midas Cosmetics Smokey Glow Highlighter Duo in Slayyy and Yasss.

 

Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Matte Liquid Lipstick in Portofino, 0.17 oz –  Retail Value $18.00

If you’re looking for the perfect pout with a beautiful suede matte finish, long-lasting wear, high coverage, and no smudging, this Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Matte Liquid Lipstick in Portofino is for you. I can’t say enough positives about this product. I truly have been enjoying it. It applies soft and creamy but dries down fast and doesn’t settle into any cracks or fine lines on my lips. It’s super lightweight and moisturizing for comfortable all-day wear, and the color… I love this shade Portofino! It’s perfect for the holidays, and I plan to wear this beautiful liquid lip to any family gatherings or holiday-related Zoom meetings.

Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Matte Liquid Lipstick Swatch for The Beem Box November 2020

Here is a swatch of the Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Matte Liquid Lipstick in Portofino.

Verdict: I really enjoyed this month’s The Beem Box. It feels like everything was curated perfectly to set the mood for the holidays. My absolute favorite product was the Besame Cosmetics Cashmere Powder Compact in Warm Tan. I absolutely love the beautiful classic and elegant design, and the vintage inspiration. It made me feel like I was opening a gifted family heirloom from a secret past in Grandma’s mysterious attic. The Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Matte Liquid Lipstick in Portofino has a beautiful holiday color and an amazing quality. I love how long-lasting it is, how quickly it dries down, and how wonderfully smudge-proof it is. I also really enjoyed the Floss Gloss Nail Polish in Honey. The festive sparkle and great formula that applied evenly and smoothly was a joy to use. The Kinx Active Beauty The Come Down Hydrator is a great main staple product and perfect for this time of year when everyone’s skin is just a little bit drier. This tiny powerhouse of a serum locks in moisture and carries a huge punch of hydration. With a retail value of $100 on a $39.95 box + $5 shipping, you definitely get your money’s worth. I think The Beem Box does a great job catering this subscription to women of color and with darker skin tones. A lot of thought must go into the curation and selection of their products to find exactly what works best for their subscribers.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but if you subscribe today, you will receive January as your first box.

COUPON: Use code MSA15BEEM to save 15% off your first box.

Value Breakdown: At $44.95 ($39.95 + $5 shipping) for this bi-monthly box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Serum: $7.99
  • Nail Polish: $3.60
  • Powder Compact: $12.78
  • Highlighter: $8.39
  • Lipstick: $7.19

Alternatively, each of the 5 items in this box has an average cost of $8.99.

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Written by Naomi Pandolfi

Naomi Pandolfi

I’m a sheet mask loving, skincare obsessed, animal loving foodie. If I’m not waiting for the mailman to bring me some new subscription box, I’m probably working out, writing, or getting cursed out by my parrot. P.S. He was a rescue; I didn’t teach him that.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, The Beem Box Reviews, Women of Color Subscription Boxes| Tags: the beem box | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. Besame Cosmetics is one of my favorite indie beauty companies! Sounds like you feel exactly how they want you to feel while using their makeup! They have some really cool licensed Disney products that are worth checking out, too. (And the owner is Latina, so it’s super cool that Beem is supporting businesses of other woc.)

  2. I agree that compact is gorgeous. Thanks for such a thorough review and trying on the products. This looks like a nice sub but I am on beauty product overload and taking a break right now but maybe I’ll try it later.

  3. That compact is gorgeous!

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