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 Mystery Box, 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.
The Breakdown – What’s Inside The Trendmood Mystery Box
Goop Glow Peel Light, 4 ct - Retail Value $45
My sensitive skin and I don't really love peels- we use gentle exfoliants, and if I really think I need something deeper I will usually make an appointment for a facial. I still had to try these out, though, and I was intrigued by Goop's claim this was made specifically for sensitive skin (it has a 5% glycolic acid blend instead of 15% that their full-strength peel uses, and both peels also have hyaluronic acid, banana, mango, and Kakadu plum extracts). The instructions say to apply it before you go to sleep and you will wake up to radiant skin, but I took an extra precaution and applied it on a Saturday afternoon so if I noticed my skin started to react I could immediately wash it off. Thankfully, I didn't have any immediate issues with sensitivity when I did this, and my skin did feel noticeably smoother the next day. By the end of the next day, my skin was also pretty angry at me, and I had some pimples showing up and saying hi. I can't for sure say those pimples are due to this peel, but I am hesitant to reach for this again.
Dermstore Daily Mineral Sunscreen, 1.75 oz - Retail Value $35
e.l.f Lash it Loud Mascara, 0.24 oz - Retail Value $6
RoC Multi Correxion Revive+Glow Daily Serum, 1 oz - Retail Value $32.99
Juvia's Place Glass Gloss in It's Electric, 5 mL - Retail Value $13
Dominique Cosmetics Soft Focus Demi Matte Lipstick in Pretty Natural, 4 g - Retail Value $20
e.l.f Holy Hydration Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm, 2 oz - Retail Value $10
Glo Skin Beauty Anti-Stress CBD Drops, 30 mL - Retail Value $125
Value – Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $39 + free shipping
- Goop: $45 → $6.11
- Dermstore: $35 → $4.75
- e.l.f Mascara: $6 → $0.81
- RoC: $32.99 → $4.48
- Juvia's Place: $13 → $1.77
- Dominique Cosmetics: $20 → $2.72
- e.l.f Cleansing Balm: $10 → $1.36
- Glo Skin Beauty: $125 → $16.97
Everything in the box adds up to $286.99, which is more than seven times the cost of the entire box (you're saving more than 80% off of retail value). Alternatively, it's like you're paying $4.87 an item!
I'll be honest, I'm feeling a little meh over my mystery box experience. There's no question that I got a decent deal when you consider the cost of my box vs the value of the products I received, but nothing was super exciting to me. Thinking it over, though, I did really end up liking the lip gloss, lipstick, and sunscreen. That's not even half of the box, but I'll take it. We know that is one of the risks we run when we purchase mystery boxes from companies, and I do appreciate that 7 out of the 8 were brand new products to me. Mystery boxes can definitely be hit or miss, though, and I do know I prefer the box I received to some of the boxes I have seen pictures of online. Plus, if the products were misses for you, at least they come in their original packaging so you can use them as stocking stuffers if need be. If you didn't get this one and have FOMO, fear not- Trendmood Vol. 14 will be here soon ( and don't forget they just released an app to help you snag future boxes).
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 Mystery Box? What new launch do you hope appears inside Volume 14?