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The Beauty Box by Bombay & Cedar Review – January 2021

The Beauty Box by Bombay & Cedar is a monthly beauty subscription box from the folks at Bombay & Cedar, featuring 5-6 clean, vegan, and cruelty-free products with a value of over $100. They feature makeup, skincare, beauty tools, and more from a mix of indie and well-known brands.

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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 this Beauty Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: The Beauty Box by Bombay & Cedar

The Cost: $31.95 per month + free U.S. shipping, or save with longer subscriptions.

The Products: 5 to 6 deluxe and full-size beauty products that are clean, vegan, and cruelty-free with a retail value of $100+.

Ships to: The U.S. for free, Canada for $5.95, and internationally for $10.95

The Beauty Box by Bombay & Cedar January 2021 Review

 

The box comes with a booklet of information that lists out the products and highlights some of the brands found within.

 

Spa Savvy Makeup Remover Cloth – Listed Value $7.00

I have received many makeup remover cloths over the past few months in various boxes and I never really found one that blew me away. That being said, I really liked this one! The fabric didn’t flake or pull when I used it, which is a huge win. All you have to do is add water and it quickly removes makeup. I had just done a few swatches on my arm and used this to quickly remove them and it worked perfectly leaving no marks behind. I have been using this at night and love how clean it gets my face before even washing it. Nothing too groundbreaking here, just a really nice quality product.

 

Professor Herb Natural Eye Serum, 0.05 fl oz. – Retail Value $18.23 (€14.99)

I am starting to get some deep-set wrinkles around my eyes. My mom says they are laugh lines and that I should be proud of them and that my dad, aunts, and uncles all have them because they laugh so much. Aren’t moms great?! Even though my lines are a sign of my happiness and laughter, I am still on the hunt for that perfect eye serum. I have very sensitive eyes so most serums seem to really irritate my eyes even if I don’t get too close to my actual eye area. Unfortunately, this serum did irritate my eyes. This serum is made with menthol to leave your skin feeling cool and refreshed and eucalyptus to reduce inflammation. I think the menthol might have been too much for my sensitive eye area. I am going to pass this along to a fellow mommy friend that is also on the hunt for a perfect eye serum. Hopefully, this will work a bit better for her.

 

Professor Herb Natural Facial Oil, 1.05 fl oz. – Retail Value $24.31 (€19.99)

This facial oil is very similar to the eye serum and is made with menthol and eucalyptus. This blend works to protect, hydrate, control acne, and heal your skin and is recommended for all skin types. All you have to do is warm two drops of oil in your hands before applying, this is good to use either before your moisturizer or before your makeup for a more dewy look. I love facial oils, but this one did not work well with my skin type. I think similar to the eye serum, the menthol really burned my skin and left it feeling a bit irritated and dry after using it for a few days. I am going to pass this along to my husband who is already using a night cream from Professor Herb.

 

Moira Cosmetics Dual Bronzer – Retail Value $7.00

This dual bronzer palette includes both a shimmer and matte finish. You can either use each color on its own or combine them together. I am naturally very fair, something that I have really embraced over the past eight or so years, especially in the winter. But come summer I get pretty tan because I’m outside most of the day with my two kids. Right now, this isn’t a product that I’ll use since, as you can see in the photo, both shades are just a little too dark for me right now. Even just as a little highlight, they both didn’t work well for me. However, this palette is going to be perfect once summer rolls around! I can’t wait to dust some of either color onto my face before heading out for the day. They are light and easy and will really help enhance the natural glow that I get every summer.

 

Laritzy Athena Eyeshadow Palette – Retail Value $48.00

I say this a lot, but I can never have too many eyeshadow palettes and this one is heavy-duty and oh-so-chic. This palette features four matte shades and five shimmer satin shades. What I think I love most about this palette is that I am able to build and layer multiple colors at once to achieve a really bold look. Both of my photos are a blend of a matte and shimmer shade. I was having a bit of fallout when applying, especially with the matte shades, and they do take a bit of product to get good coverage. Other than that I really love these shades, they are a bit lighter and unique than any other palettes I currently own. These are going to be great to apply quickly in the summer for a bright look that glows.

 

La Beaute Soi Shading Brush – Retail Value $4.00

I really love small shading brushes like this one. They may be small but they get a lot done! This brush is great to use to shade my shadow right at that top line that always tends to look a bit heavier or to pack color into smaller areas. This works well to add some highlight to your brow or even to pack a darker shade at your lower lash. It allows you to really focus on the small details. A great brush to have on hand!

Verdict: This month’s The Beauty Box by Bombay & Cedar was a good mix of products! While I am really liking the makeup remover cloth, I do tend to see these a lot in boxes. I will say though that this cloth is one of the best that I have seen in a while, but the makeup this month was my favorite item. I can’t use the bronzer palette right now, but I know that it is going to be so handy to use throughout the summer months for light coverage and glow. The eyeshadow palette makes me feel so chic with a unique blend of colors. I really like that I can mix the shimmer shades with the mattes to create a full look. I didn’t love the Professor Herb products this month, but I think that just had more to do with my skin type not working well with the menthol. I calculated a retail value of around $108.54 for this box, a great value for $31.95 a month. I really love the quality that I have come to expect from this box; each month brings a mix of essential beauty items from brands that I get to learn more about and discover what might work for me – and what doesn’t. This really is a quality box that allows me to get products that I know I will use while also introducing me to new products and brands!

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Your next box will most likely be March.

Value Breakdown: This box costs $31.95 with free shipping and I calculated a total value of $108.54, which means you are paying approximately the following per item:

  • Cloth: $2.06
  • Serum: $5.36
  • Facial Oil: $7.15
  • Bronzer: $2.06
  • Palette: $14.12
  • Brush: $1.17

Check out all of our Bombay & Cedar reviews and the best women’s subscription boxes of 2020!

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Written by Taryn Lowman

Taryn Lowman

Taryn’s passion for subscription boxes started when she was gifted a monthly Birchbox. She is excited to discover more Mom and baby boxes to share with her family!

Posted in Bombay and Cedar Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, The Beauty Box by Bombay and Cedar Reviews| Tags: the beauty box by bombay and cedar | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. The brush has Ofra Beauty on it, but the description has La Beaute?

  2. I love those types of cleansing cloths, but keep in mind you should still use a cleanser (or at the very least, micellar water) with them. They won’t actually remove all your makeup without a cleanser — there’s a YouTube video that uses a microscope to prove that.

    • I agree, that is such a sensitive area as it is. My husband has been using it and is really liking it but he says he is extremely careful when applying, he also does not have sensitive skin like myself.

  3. I winced at reading about a product including menthol for the eye area…

    • Exactly! What an odd and risky choice. I’ve always seen menthol in products for feet or legs, besides the ones meant to help with exercised muscles etc., maybe in some shampoos, but that’s it.

    • Benzyl alcohol’s pretty high up in the ingredient list, too. I definitely wouldn’t put that around my eyes.

    • Same! Who would put menthol on any area of the face except for some headache relief maybe? I’m officially over getting brushes in boxes too. I’ve nixed any make up that uses one and it is so freeing (literally, more counter space.)

      • I agree with the random one-off brushes. So Susan Color Curate is the only beauty box besides just brush boxes that have sent quality brushes that I really love.

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