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, many boxes released since then have sold out within minutes.
This review is for Trendmood x Juvia's Place Takeover Box, which is still available while stocks last.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out our editorial guidelines to learn more about how we review boxes.)
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 Box x Juvias Place Takeover Box
The Peptide And Ceramide Cream, 1 oz - Retail Value $36
I love peptides, I love ceramides, and I love the unique jar shape of this moisturizer. This was a rich moisturizing cream that is chock-full of some other good stuff like niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and allantoin. I found this to be a nourishing moisturizer that left my skin feeling hydrated and soft, and I really like it.
The Hyaluronic Glow Serum, 1 oz - Retail Value $16
This serum is made with hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5, and it is formulated to hydrate skin while leaving it smooth and plump. I think the purple bottle packaging of this serum is fun and I appreciate the lightweight texture, but I didn't love the sticky finish. Layering this under another serum or cream took care of the stickiness, and it didn't seem irritating to my skin. This was a moderately hydrating serum for my skin- it works, but people with oily or combination skin may like it even more.
Let's Melt It Off Cleansing Balm, 1.5 oz - Retail Value $18
I am not against makeup companies branching out into skincare, but I do kind of expect the brand's products to at least work.. on their own products? This cleansing balm has a really nice, smooth texture that glides across the skin with ease, but it can't remove anything more than basic eyeshadow and sunscreen. Are you wearing a full beat with blush, contour, layers of mascara, highlighter, the works? This isn't going to do the job, and I was disappointed in that. If you're a fan of the double cleanse method and aren't wearing much on your face, though, this does the job just fine and feels nice on the skin.
Let's Melt It Off Gel Cleanser, 3.8 oz - Retail Value $16
Considering my disappointments with the cleansing balm, I was hoping that this gel cleanser would be able to pick up the slack, and the two combined could remove eyeliner and some concealer. That hope was a lost cause. The gel consistency of this cleanser is very thin and almost watery, and it felt like I almost was massaging nothing into my skin when I was using it. This definitely wouldn't be able to tackle melting off makeup- maybe if you were using it in the morning as a morning cleanse or at the end of the day if you didn't have any real makeup on whatsoever? I could also see this being good for someone younger who was just getting into the routine of washing their face regularly for the first time. This was definitely a gentle cleanser that didn't dry out my skin, but I can't confidently say it cleansed my skin either. I really like the packaging and design of this cleanser, but I won't be reaching for this again.
i Live, i Love Eyeliner Kit - Retail Value $23
I think these eyeliners are the toughest to remove that I have ever had to remove in my twenty-seven years of breathing air. If you want a waterproof eyeliner that's going to stay in place for so long you'll still see it on your eyelids two days after using it and multiple double cleanses later, these are the eyeliners for you. I much prefer the pen style of liquid eyeliner to the kind with a brush tip, and I liked how inky black the pigment is. But if you make a mistake like I did when applying the eyeliner, it's almost impossible to fix it without removing all of the surrounding eye makeup. And when you are ready to remove it, you need a heavier hitting cleansing duo than the one included in this box.
i Live, i Love Eyeshadow Palette - Retail Value $15
Alright look Juvia, you know how to make a darn good eyeshadow palette but what on earth is up with this color scheme? Four blues and two reds? I truly don't ever see myself using the two red shades unless I am working on some type of costume makeup, but the blue eyeshadow shades were actually really pretty. I ended up using the more blue-green shade as a base all over my lid with the blue-green shimmer on top, and once I added the black eyeliner it made my eyes absolutely pop. The formulas for the mattes and shimmers applied with ease, but the chunkiness of the glitter on the sparkly red shade made it a little hard to work with.
Here is a swatch of the eyeshadow palette and eyeliners (pen on top, brush on bottom).
Here is the look I did using the blue eyeshadows and black eyeliner.
And here you can see me before and after trying to wash my face. You can see the blue eyeshadow held up well after all-day wear, and the eyeliner looks exactly the same as it did in the morning. I then cleansed using the cleansing balm and cleansing gel, making sure to use plenty of product and massaging it in for longer than I normally do because the eyeliner swatches on my arm stayed for days. But even with all of that extra effort, when it was all said and done I very much resembled a raccoon and had to follow up with a third cleanse using a different cleanser.
Value – Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $42 + free shipping (and a total value of $124)
- The Peptide and Ceramide Cream: $36 → $6.34
- The Hyaluronic Glow Serum: $16 → $14.71
- Cleansing Balm: $18 → $7.24
- Cleansing Gel: $16 → $4.30
- Eyeliner Kit: $23 → $5.67
- Eyeshadow Palette: $15 → $5.88
Everything in the box adds up to $124, which is about three times the cost of the entire box! Alternatively, it's like you're paying $7 an item!
One of the reasons I really love Trendmood Boxes is because they give you the opportunity to try new brands and new products for a pretty great discount. Trying something doesn't guarantee liking it, and I felt that more often in this box than I usually do. I would say the star for me was the moisturizer, with the eyeshadow palette being runner up just because the way I used it to do my makeup made me feel very pretty. I think this box may have been more geared for people who are younger or more new to skincare or makeup, but Trendmood did a great job delivering a box with a good value for what you paid for it.
Other Things You Should Know
Is this box still available? Yes, this limited-edition box is still available but Trendmood boxes tend to sell 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 x Juvia's Place Takeover Beauty Box? What new launch do you hope appears inside Volume 14?