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Trendmood Box Volume 11 Beauty Box Review

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakMay 13, 2021 | 13 comments

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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. 

My Subscription Addiction purchased this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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.

The Products:

  • 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.

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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

Check out all of our Trendmood reviews and our list of the best beauty subscription boxes of 2021, as voted on by MSA readers like you.

What do you think of the Trendmood Volume 11 Beauty Box?

The Trendmood Box is NOT a subscription box. Each box will be treated as a separate launch. Some months could have 1-2 launches, while others might not have a launch.

Each box will contain 4-5 items curated by Trendmood. Items can include makeup, skincare, accessories, nail polish, and or... read more.
Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.
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13 comments

Cat

I’m glad people are happy with this box. The toner was really calling my name but I really don’t need the other products!

Flora

I wish I got in on this for the Tatcha alone, I love a lot of their products. You need super fast trigger fingers for these boxes.

Autumn P

Solid box! Great review as well..

Jessica Hapak

Thank you so much, Autumn! Thanks for reading

Marion

I’m disappointed that Dominique Cosmetics is still using plastic glitter in their products. That stuff is NOT eye safe.

Snow

I must say Marion you are my go-to girl for this sort of information 👏

Snow

Yeah after dealing with severe eye issues, seeing that eye glitter makes me extremely nervous. I know I’m saying the obvious, but it’s our EYES and believe me they aren’t indestructible. Even little scrapes can turn into deep infections. Ever since this happened to me (repeatedly,) I am extremely weary of certain types of eye makeup and choose (or rather, forced) to wear natural mascara (thanks for the recommendations, ladies!) and nothing more.

Jessica Hapak

Thanks for that feedback, Marion. I’ll admit I’m pretty hesitant to use it on my eyes, which doesn’t really make sense for an eyeshadow.

Marion

Mountaineer95 — I know there is a lot of confusion out there about what brands are private label & white label, but not all private label & white label products are smaller brands under the Dirty Little Secrets umbrella, & it’s important not to spread misinformation BECAUSE things are so confusing.

Dominique Cosmetics is 100% not a DLS brand, and while they probably don’t own their own manufacturing facilities, I think it’s very unlikely that they are white labeled products, since they are/have been sold at major retailers like Sephora & Ulta.

Jessica — there are a few running lists of companies that sell exclusively private labeled products on a couple Beauty Box subreddit, but the main thing to do is check out a brand’s website, & do a check on the founders/CEOs. Big red flags are no phone number, no mailing address, when the founder/CEO is also involved in multiple other makeup companies, or the website has no information at all about who the CEO is.

Jessica Hapak

Hi Mountaineer95,
Thanks for your perspective! If a brand is unfamiliar to me I usually will try to check if they’re an MLM company, but I honestly do not have any idea how to verify if a brand has their own product development team. Any tips for how I could look into this for future reviews?

Mountaineer95

Hi Jessica! I love your reviews, and I hope you’ll remember that as you read my comment.

I’m not convinced that Dominique isn’t a sort of DLS brand. Not owned by the same person as DLS, of course, but I’m suspicious of it and I doubt that they have their own product development team including chemists, etc, who create their lines (I’m not knocking private label manufacturing, as I know most companies cannot afford to have their own dedicated manufacturing facilities), BUT it’s important to me at least that any brand included in a decent box and with a higher-than-drugstore supposed retail value does have their own product development team, even if contracted out. In other words, Dominique’s chemists came up with the product, THEN went to find a manufacturer who could make it to their standards. But I doubt this; I believe this “brand” purchased pre-existing product from a manufacturer and only differentiated the product by choosing their specific packaging labels. I might be wrong, and I have no proof. But that’s the jist I get, and while it doesn’t translate to poor product, it DOES undermine the RV in a box, especially a box with so few products. Just MHO, carry on folks!

February

I am so jealous of you, Jessica!!! 😂
I have not been able to get my hands on trendmood boxes except the FAB boxes.
I wish they had more boxes..

Jessica Hapak

I totally hear you! I really hope they will be able to offer more quantities soon. At least the first aid beauty box was such a treat! The collagen moisturizer and body scrub were my favorites

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