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 13, which is now sold out.
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Each Trendmood Box comes inside a signature purple box, with the products inside wrapped in tissue paper and a layer of bubble wrap at the bottom. This box doesn't come with an info sheet, but there's a sticker on the lid of the box with a QR code you can scan for more information about the products inside. All of the products come in their original packaging, which is great if you want to break up the contents for gifting. This box also came with some inserts from Lily Lashes and Caudalie about their product lines.
The Breakdown – What’s Inside The Trendmood Volume 12 Box
Caudalie Vinopure Pore Purifying Gel Cleanser, 5 oz - Retail Value $28
I don't remember how this got stuck in my head, but I think that's because it was said so many times: dry skin should use cream cleansers and oily skin should use gel. I don't know how that became a thing (I'm not the only one who has heard that right?), but my dry, sensitive skin, and I actually much prefer the texture of gel cleansers. I've never tried this one from Caudalie before, and I really enjoyed it. Even though it's from their Vinopure line that works to tackle oily skin and large pores, I don't find it to be drying to my skin. Notable ingredients include acne-fighting salicylic acid and hydrating grape water, and it also has grapefruit polyphenols to give your skin a boost of antioxidants. If this is a cleanser that's in your budget and you prefer gel cleansers, I would look into checking this out.
Lily Lashes Level Up Lash Enhancing Serum, 2.2 mL - Retail Value $65
I really, really love the ombre gold to white packaging of this lash serum- it's so pretty, and it's eye-catching on my messy vanity. I am not one to seek out lash-enhancing serums, but I'm happy to try them as long as they don't contain bimatoprost (the ingredient that sometimes changes the color of your eyes). Bimatoprost isn't listed on an ingredient here, but some that are included are biotin and multiple amino acids. I've been applying this to my lash line at night before bed, and I am happy to report that this hasn't irritated my sensitive eyes once.
Kinship Brightwave Energizing + Brightening Eye Cream, 0.5 oz - Retail Value $32
I have been wanting to try out more brands from Kinship, so I'm happy to see two items from them in the box. First up was this eye cream that is designed to hydrate, brighten, and reduce the appearance of dark circles. I thought just from pictures the jar packaging would be plastic, so I was happy to discover the heavy weight of this yellow glass jar. This was a pretty lightweight eye cream on me and it absorbed into my skin pretty quickly. The ingredients list has some fun things like red algae, vitamin C, and the adaptogenic Chaga mushroom. My eyes were never irritated by this, and I'm going to continue to use it in the mornings even though I don't struggle that much with dark circles.
Kinship Pimple Potion Retinal + Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment, 0.53 oz - Retail Value $19
This spot treatment is interesting. It has retinal (a retinol derivative), salicylic acid, bakuchiol, and probiotics. That's a lot going on inside a small blue tube! I currently have cystic acne in the form of Mount Vesuvius on my cheek, and that thing is so big not even my trusty sulfur treatment is making a dent. If your acne is like this, this treatment isn't really going to do much. If your pimples are smaller or are whiteheads, or if your acne is caused more by an oil imbalance, I think you'll like this spot treatment. I tried it on a few spots that were on their way off of my face when this arrived, and it didn't irritate my skin or cause any peeling.
Danessa Myricks Infinite Chrome Flakes in Hot Lava, 0.13 oz - Retail Value $25
Danessa Myricks makes some magic eye pigments- look at the color shift on this chrome eye flake eyeshadow! Hot Lava isn't the shade I would have chosen (subscribers received a color at random, but it is certainly beautiful with its red/orange/copper to green shift. I tried this three ways to figure out the best way to use it. When I used it all over my lid the flakes were patchy, no matter how much I tried to get full coverage. When I used it on top of a brown eye shadow, it still was patchy but the patches were less noticeable and the vibrancy was more vivid. Both ways, though, definitely made my eyelids feel heavy with the product on top. My preferred way of using this was the third way, as an eyeliner. The thick pudding-like texture made it a little difficult to get a small amount on my liner brush, but once the brush was ready I just applied a thin line of color along my lash line on top of a brown eyeshadow. This added a lovely pop of color whenever the light hit it, but it was much more wearable than having the flakes all over my lid. I wasn't expecting to say this, but I do expect to get some good use out of this little pot, especially with Christmas coming up and the fun occasions that call for glamorous makeup.
Here I am wearing it as a liner on top of eyeshadow.
And here I am with it all over my lids with eyeshadow underneath.
Danessa Myricks Twin Flames Multichrome Pigment in Everlasting - Retail Value $26
I've tried different shades of the Twin Flames thanks to a previous Trendmood box, and I am happy to get this in another shade. This is a sparkly liquid-cream eyeshadow you apply with the doe-foot applicator, and it is stunning. The shade Everlasting has a pale pink base and will reflect yellow, orange, and green depending on how the light hits it. I like to apply this all over my lid and rock the sparkle, but it does make applying liquid eyeliner a little difficult due to the texture of the formula.
Here are swatches of the chrome flakes on top and the twin flames underneath. I did my best to catch the color shift!
Farmacy Honeymoon Glow Body 12% AHA/BHA Resurfacing Body Serum, 4.7 oz - Retail Value $40
I really like Farmacy Beauty, but I have never tried this body serum from them before. I love the trend of brands releasing exfoliating body creams- this one has two chemical exfoliants with 10% lactic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid) and 2% salicylic acid (a beta hydroxy acid), and it also has a propriety blend of shea butter and honey. This does faintly smell of honey and I didn't love it, but it faded fast. My skin soaked this lightweight body cream up, and even though it is a chemical exfoliant I didn't notice any irritation or redness after using it.
Diana Madison Beauty Glow Factor Sheet Mask - Retail Value $8
I truly do love sheet masks, so I am always happy to try out new ones. This is a mega-hydrating sheet mask with rosehip and prickly pear oils, and the soft sheet mask was absolutely soaked with essence. This really left my skin feeling hydrated and nourished, and I enjoyed being able to leave it on for longer than the standard 15-20 minutes (I'll leave my sheet masks on longer than the instructions say, but I make sure to take it off if it starts to dry out).
Value – Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $55 + free shipping (and a total value of $243)
- Caudalie: $28 → $6.34
- Lily Lashes: $65 → $14.71
- Kinship Eye Cream: $32 → $7.24
- Kinship Pimple Potion: $19 → $4.30
- Danessa Myricks Chrome Flakes: $25 → $5.67
- Danessa Myricks Twin Flames: $26 → $5.88
- Farmacy: $40 → $9.05
- Diana Madison: $8 → $1.81
Everything in the box adds up to $243, which is more than four times the cost of the entire box! Alternatively, it's like you're paying $6.87 an item!
Every box I've tried from Trendmood has been stellar, and Volume 13 continued that trend of awesomeness. I love that the premise of the box focuses on a curation of newly-released products in the beauty world, and though this box is heavier on skincare than makeup, I still think Trendmood did a great job. The value was absolutely there, and I enjoyed trying out products that were completely new to me. I look forward to every Trendmood curation that is released (like, alarms set to remind me to not miss it as soon as it's announced), so I'm pretty happy Trendmood just released an app to help you snag future boxes. If you didn't get this one and have FOMO, fear not- I'm sure Volume 14 will be heading our way soon.
Other Things You Should Know
Is this box still available? No, this limited-edition box sold out fast. Trendmood boxes are notorious for selling out quickly after launch, so keep an eye out for upcoming boxes, and consider downloading the app for future notifications.
Where does Trendmood ship? To the continental U.S. for free, Alaska and Hawaii for added shipping.
Does buying a box sign me up for a recurring subscription? No, this is not a recurring 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.
What do you think of the Trendmood Volume 13 Beauty Box? What new launch do you hope appears inside Volume 14?