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Tribe Beauty Box August 2021 Subscription Review + Coupon

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakSep 13, 2021 | 3 comments

group shot of everything in the box

Tribe Beauty Box
3.4 overall rating
55 Ratings | 17 Reviews

Tribe Beauty Box is a bi-monthly female and women of color-owned beauty subscription-based in Ontario, Canada. For $39.99 + $4.99 shipping, they send five full- or deluxe-size products from indie and trendy brands in each box which includes one face product, one tool, one eye product, one lip product, and/or one skin prep product. Tribe Beauty believes in supporting indie brands as well as female-owned companies. 

COUPON: Use code MSA to save 10% off your first box!

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).

First Impressions

 

Everything in the box comes packaged in the signature light pink box with the products safely nestled inside. You can always expect to receive items from trendy, indie, and up-and-coming brands, and each box also will usually include a makeup palette. For more information about the products sent, you can reference the handy dandy info sheet included in every box.

The Breakdown – What’s Inside The Box

Be Bella Cosmetics Life in Pastel Palette – Retail Value $12

 

This is exactly the type of eyeshadow palette I would hope to receive in this subscription- it’s fun, colorful, and definitely out of my comfort zone. With a subscription box like Tribe Beauty Box, I definitely want to try new products and colors that may not necessarily be in my wheelhouse, and this gorgeous rainbow palette is perfect. I am in love with the shimmery and glittery shades- they are so stunning! The matte shades weren’t the most pigmented (they needed some extra swipes to build up to the color payoff I would like), but the shimmers are incredibly pigmented and multidimensional. They applied best when I went in with my fingers, and I had good results with staying power when I used them with an eyeshadow primer (specifically, the one sent in this box!).

arm swatch of pastel Matte eyeshadows

Here are the matte shades swatched.

arm swatch of shimmery and glittery rainbow eyeshadow colors
And here are the shimmers and glitters. I appreciate that all of the mattes have corresponding shimmer shades, and I am still drooling over that chunky pink glitter that has a gold-blue shift. Here’s a video of them in action.

Mirabelle Beauty Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer, 0.08 oz – Retail Value $20

 

I am very stoked that an eyeshadow primer was included in this box- for a shimmery, colorful eyeshadow palette you really need a primer for the best results, but Tribe Beauty Box already knew that and made sure we were covered. I had no issues with this primer- sometimes eyeshadow primers can feel thick and heavy on my eyelids, but once I applied this primer and let it dry I couldn’t even tell it was there. I definitely think it helped to maximize the intensity of the colorful shadows I applied on top, and I didn’t have issues with the shimmery shades creasing when I used this as a base.

 

Here is a look I did using the palette and eyeshadow primer from this box.

Makeup Drop Body Applicator – Retail Value $20

 

This isn’t a product I personally will use, but I appreciate the uniqueness of it- I’ve never had a silicone body applicator sent in a subscription box before. The idea behind this is you can use it to apply anything from sunless tanner to body makeup and everything in between like lotions, masks, and more. If I am applying anything below my neck I am definitely just using my hands, but this could be useful for those who have nice collarbones and like to accentuate them with a shimmery body oil without getting glitter everywhere (I am not someone who has nice collarbones). The silicone material is non-toxic and hypoallergenic, and it easily rinses clean after you use it.

Julep Beauty Hint of Pink Transforming Lip Oil, 0.18 0z – Retail Value $22

 

This was a blast from the past- I haven’t thought about Julep Beauty since their monthly maven subscription box ended. It looks like their website has still been operating, though, and this lip oil is still available for sale. I’m a fan of lip oils, and this one has jojoba and argan oil in it that felt nourishing on my chronically dry lips. This is supposed to adjust colors based on your body’s pH levels and turn a custom pink color, but I didn’t really notice a change in color on my lips. To me, this is a nourishing lip oil that lasted for a few hours, and I enjoyed it for what it was.

W&E Dry Body Brush – Listed Value $52

 

I couldn’t find this exact dry brush available for sale online, but I will say there were plenty available online for a much lower cost than the listed value of the one sent in this box. That being said, if you’ve never tried dry brushing before I definitely recommend it. It’s a great way to help with exfoliation, and the long brush strokes on your skin can help with lymphatic drainage. When I use a dry brush like this I do it before stepping into the shower, and I like the way it makes my skin feel. You definitely don’t need to press hard when using this- too much pressure and you’ll most likely hurt yourself rather than just get the benefits.

Value – Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $44.98 ($39.99 + $4.99 shipping) 

COUPON: Use code MSA to save 10% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: 

  • Be Bella Cosmetics: $12
  • Mirabelle Beauty: $20
  • Makeup Drop: $20
  • Julep: $22
  • W&E Dry Body Brush: $52

The total value of this box is $126, which is almost three times the cost.

Key Takeaways

This was a fun box from Tribe Beauty Box. While I disagree with the listed value for the dry body brush, the quality of all of the products sent this month was nice. I really appreciate that the eyeshadow palette pulls me out of my comfort zone with fun, cheerful colors and that the box even came with an eyeshadow primer to pair with the palette to maximize the color payoff. This is definitely a subscription worth checking out if you enjoy trying new things with your makeup game, and since it is a bi-monthly box you won’t feel overwhelmed with too many products and not enough time to use them.

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Other Things You Should Know

When is this box available? This box ships every other month. Order now to receive the August box while stocks last.

Did you like this month’s Tribe Beauty Box? Can you think of the perfect occasion to wear that pink, glittery eyeshadow?

"Tribe Beauty Box is a bi-monthly (every two months) subscription box for MUAs and make up lovers. Receive over $100 worth of full to deluxe size products, discover new brands and products! "
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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3 comments

Carol

Love the shades in that palette!

SubBoxSarah

That eyeshadow pallet looks fun!! I love the blue look you did with it!

Jessica Hapak

Thank you so much, SubBoxSarah!

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