Trendmood is an Instagram account that has amassed a 1.5 million+ following for breaking the latest beauty news since 2012. Ever since the first-ever Trendmood Box was released in mid-December 2019, every box released since then has sold out almost instantly.
This review is for Trendmood Box Volume 11, which sold out in only a few minutes.
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About the Trendmood Volume 11 Beauty Box
The Box: Trendmood Box Volume 11 Beauty Box
The Cost: $48.00. This is a one-time purchase and not a subscription.
- Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow AHA Pink Dream Body Cream:
- Biossance Squalane + BHA Pore-Minimizing Toner
- Tatcha Silk Powder Protective Setting Powder
- Dominique Cosmetics Now or Never Eyeshadow Palette
Ships to: The continental U.S. for free, Alaska and Hawaii for added shipping.
Good to Know: This is not a subscription box and there is no guaranteed release cadence for boxes. According to Trendmood:
Each box will be treated as a separate launch. Some months could have 1-2 launches, while others might not have a launch.
Our Trendmood Box Volume 11 Beauty Box Review
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Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow AHA Pink Dream Body Cream, 240 ml - Retail Value $28.00
I am a huge fan of Glow Recipe, so I loved that their new body lotion was included. I actually already owned this lotion after treating myself to their Glow in Style set, but I enjoy it enough that I am tickled to have a backup when my bottle finally empties. This smells just like watermelon jolly ranchers, which may or may not be your jam. I like the sweet scent, and the lotion itself is lightweight and leaves no greasy residue while the watermelon seed butter, watermelon extract, hibiscus, and hyaluronic acid work to smooth and hydrate the skin. The creamy texture absorbed really easily into my skin, and it feels like a treat to apply after a hot shower.
Biossance Squalane + BHA Pore-Minimizing Toner, 4.05 oz - Retail Value $28.00
This toner has a lovely user experience- right from the start I was able to appreciate the heavy and beautiful glass packaging. Even though this is an exfoliating toner with beta hydroxy acids, it wasn't too drying on my skin (and my skin leans dry and sensitive). I believe I can thank the sugarcane-derived squalane for that, and this is even gentle enough for me to use every day though it is targeted for those with combination or oily skin. Along with the hydrating squalane oil, this toner also has caviar lime extract, white willow bark extract (the source of the BHA's), cucumber water, and hyaluronic acid (plus its alcohol-free!). Overall, this was a really well done product, but I adore the Biossance brand so I am not surprised.
Tatcha Silk Powder Protective Setting Powder, 0.7 oz - Retail Value $48.00
There is something about the Tatcha aesthetic that always draws me in, even if some of their skincare formulas aren't the best fit for my skin. Luckily, this setting powder can be used on all skin types! I like the matte rubber packaging of the round jar (it has a different feel than the plastic they use for skincare), and the middle part that dispenses the powder for you to swirl your brush in is a neat design that I haven't seen before. This setting powder is talc-free and allegedly shields your skin from pollution and blue light while the silk extract blurs your pores and smooths your skin. I do think this delivers on the blurring claim- I don't have huge pores that I seek out to blur, but when I applied this I really thought that overall my makeup looked smoother. This is a new release from Tatcha, and a pricy one at that, but considering the cost of this powder was the same as the cost of the entire Trendmood box, I'm really happy to have been able to try it.
Dominique Cosmetics Now or Never Eyeshadow Palette - Retail Value $26.00
This eyeshadow palette is small but mighty and contains some of the best matte eyeshadow formulas I have ever used. A lot of attention went into making the packaging of this- I've never seen a cardboard outer packaging that you pull to tear and open, and I thought it was fun. This palette (like all of the products featured in Trendmood boxes that arent brand takeovers) actually sold out on the Dominique Cosmetics website before the Trendmood box was released-grabbing this box was the last way to get your hands on it without having to utilize a reseller. The four matte shades were spectacular, and the chunky pink glitter is definitely eye-catching (though I think I'd need a super-strong primer to get it to stick and not have fallout everywhere). I would say the Empire is my favorite one from this palette- it is a sheer shade with a pearly finish that gives off a slight duo-chrome effect that is extra lovely when layered on top of another shade, which is how I used it.
Here are the swatches.
Here I am wearing the shade Really Pretty all over my lid, with Empire applied on top. I then lined my top lash line with the shade Powerful B*tch. I love how soft and feminine the finished look is, and there are definitely more striking looks you can make with this palette. In the photos above I'm also wearing the Tatcha setting powder on half of my face (the side that I'm holding the powder up on is the side that I applied it) to give you a better idea of how it smooths the skin. I definitely think I can see a difference between the two sides of my face- what do you think?
Verdict: This Trendmood box was spectacular, and my only regret is that they didn't have more quantities available for purchase for more people to be able to buy this box. I love how Trendmood curates its boxes around new product releases, and including brands like Tatcha and Glow Recipe made this box feel even more special. I do wish this had included one more item to round it out, but the four products they did include were all full-size and high quality. Value-wise, everything in this box adds up to $130, which is a good deal for the $48 cost of the box.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you order today? No- this sold out fast.
Value Breakdown: At $48 for this box, here is what you are paying per item:
- Glow Recipe: $10.34
- Biossance: $10.34
- Tatcha: $17.72
- Dominique Cosmetics: $9.60
What do you think of the Trendmood Volume 11 Beauty Box?