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.
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Everything in the box comes packaged in the signature hot pink bubble mailer with the products safely nestled in bubble wrap 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.
The Breakdown – What’s Inside The Box
Mudmasky Vitamin-Infused Eye Serum, 1 oz - Retail Value $63
I can't lie- the retail price for this eye serum from the Mudmasky site directly feels quite steep for what it is. I would never pay full price, but that is the beauty of subscription boxes. This is a lightweight eye cream with a serum texture that's formulated with ingredients like Kakadu plum and pomegranate extract along with red algae and rose water. I think the lightweight texture is perfect for these warmer summer months when I don't like to apply anything heavy, and this hydrated the delicate skin around my eyes without causing any irritation.
Em Cosmetics Color Drops Serum Blush in Sunset Sky, 10 mL - Retail Value $25
While blush is one of my least-used makeup categories, I find the serum blushes from Em Cosmetics to be dreamy. I shouldn't be surprised, considering the founder of Em Cosmetics is also one of the co-founders of Ipsy. The shade Sunset Sky is a warm coral, and while the drops have a lot of pigment in them you can use just the tiniest bit for a sheer wash of color if that is your preferred blush look- the formula on this blends beautifully. You can see a heavier swatch below.
Lurella Liquid Lipstick in Royalty, 5 mL - Retail Value $10
This is a really pretty deep berry liquid lipstick, but it is definitely giving fall/winter vibes rather than summer. It has a matte formula that is on the drying side, but I didn't find it to be patchy on my lips when I applied it. I think this probably would be better suited in a box that came at a different point in the year, but I do find the color to be very pretty, even if it is a bold shade.
Luxie 237 Rose Gold Blending Brush - Retail Value $14
This isn't my first rose gold blending brush from Luxie, and I don't think it's my second one, either. While this is a brand I only get in subscription boxes, it is one I am happy to see. In the years since Luxie brushes have started appearing in boxes, I have found them to be soft, good-quality with minimal shedding, and easy to use. This classing blending brush is no exception, and I am more than happy to have another one handy in my (very large) makeup brush stash.
Luxie Quick Wipes, 3 ct
I couldn't find these available for sale, but I love them and would be happy if a box of these makeup brush cleansing wipes appeared in a future subscription box. I am terribly lazy when it comes to cleaning my makeup brushes, so the ability to immediately clean a makeup brush after using it by wiping it against a wipe like this is incredibly appealing (and also super handy for travel). I wish a subscription box had introduced these to me sooner because I am a fan.
Alter Ego Luster Charm Eyeshadow Palette - Retail Value $22
Have you been wanting to try the Pat McGrath Divine Rose palette but the $125 price point scared you away? This palette by Alter Ego is allegedly a much more affordable dupe carrying very similar shades. I don't own the PMG palette so I can't compare it for myself (there are YouTube videos out there that do, though), but I do really like this palette by Alter Ego. I love a good shimmery eyeshadow, and this 10-pan palette had only two matte shades while the other eight have some form of sparkle (some of them are baked shadows, some of them are pressed pigments, all of them are gorgeous). I did have to worry a little bit about fallout when I used the extra-sparkly shadows, but I solved that by using an eyeshadow primer and then closing my eyes and giving my face a good spritz with a setting spray when I was done doing my makeup.
Here are the swatches of the eyeshadows under the serum blush and liquid lipstick.
Here I am wearing the shade Radiant all over my lid with Rare smudged on my lash line. I showed this eyeshadow palette to my boyfriend when I was getting ready for dinner and told him to pick which eyeshadow I should wear, and after a few panicked seconds, he finally settled on the pretty rose duo-chrome shade.
For this look, I primarily used the sparkling earth brown shade Infinite with a dab of the metallic sandy dune shade Sacred in the middle of my lids. I found all of the shadows on this palette to blend out really well, and the matte cinnamon brown shade seemed to be great as a smudging shade along my lash line no matter which other eyeshadows in the palette I was using.
Value – Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $44.98 ($39.99 + $4.99 shipping)
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- Mudmasky: $63
- Em Cosmetics: $25
- Lurella: $10
- Luxie Brush: $14
- Luxie Wipes: N/A
- Alter Ego: $22
The total value of this box is $134, which is about three times the cost.
I haven't received a box from Tribe Beauty Box in a while, and this was such a fun reintroduction to the brand. The stars of the box for me were definitely the palette and serum blush drops, though honestly, nothing in the box felt like a true miss. While the Lurella lipstick isn't my favorite, I do truly find the shade to be quite pretty- it reminds me of a KVD lipstick I wore all of the time in law school. 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.
Did you like this month's Tribe Beauty Box? Do you think the palette is a dupe for the pricier Pat McGrath palette?