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The Beauty Box by Bombay & Cedar July 2022 Review

Naomi Pandolfi
ByNaomi PandolfiAug 10, 2022 | 7 comments

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The Beauty Box by Bombay & Cedar is a monthly beauty subscription box from the folks at Bombay & Cedar, featuring 5-6 clean, vegan, and cruelty-free products with a value of over $100. They feature makeup, skincare, beauty tools, and more from a mix of indie and well-known brands.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out our editorial guidelines to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Shipping Timeline: Bombay & Cedar continually updates this post to keep up to date on progress and estimated timelines.

First Impressions


When I first opened this box, I was intrigued to see that it’s a ‘takeover’ box by The Beauty Crop and Mood Matcher. I’m super excited to see what selection of products they have included in this special curation, especially since I’m not too familiar with either of these brands.

What's Inside The Box


The box arrives with a card that lists the products and highlights some of the beauty brands found within.

THE BEAUTY CROP Coco Paradise Eyeshadow, 18 g - Retail Value $14.99


I’m no eyeshadow fanatic, but this Coco Paradise Eyeshadow from The Beauty Crop offers up an incredible array of shades. They vary from a luxurious gold to a pretty peach and beyond. As a whole, this palette contains nine shadows, which include four matte, four metallic, and one marble shimmer. The marble shimmer is perhaps the most intriguing for me, with its beautiful mixture; definitely gives me some lilac and daffodil spring/summer vibes. With such a great variety, this palette enables you to easily create multiple looks, and versatility is always a plus.

These colors are great for an everyday makeup look as well as for a more dramatic evening look. The formula is smooth and silky, which I appreciate, and the shades have a wonderful pigment to them. Easy to blend and also buildable, this is a wonderful palette to have on hand. I decided to donate part of this box to some refugees my community is supporting. Although I was tempted to keep the eyeshadow palette because it was so pretty, I’m truly blessed and have much more than I need. Families hosting Ukrainian refugees are very happy to receive any kind of help. If you do have subscription box overflow and want to help out, check around your area and see if there are any families hosting refugees and if they’re in need of any personal care products.

THE BEAUTY CROP Coco Bronze Face Palette, 16 g - Retail Value $14.99


I always enjoy a good bronzer, and this Coco Bronze Face Palette by The Beauty Crop is wonderful because it offers up plenty of versatility and universal shades that truly do seem to be universal. All four shades work wonderfully with my skin tone. This has a lovely velvety smooth formula that is buildable and blends well. There are three matte bronzers in this palette, along with one illuminating marbled bronzer, which is honestly pretty cool; I’ve never seen anything like it. I’m happy to have this in my makeup bag especially since it’s an all-in-one and I can so easily mix, match, and blend the colors to suit whatever type of look I’m going for on that particular day.

THE BEAUTY CROP Coco Rose Blush, 16 g - Retail Value $14.99


I have to say, The Beauty Crop’s Coco Rose Blush palette is absolutely beautiful, but unfortunately the shades included are a bit too light for my skin tone unless I build a deeper shade myself. I can certainly do that, but it does take extra time, so this palette isn’t something I will likely reach for on an everyday basis. But if these shades work for you, then you are definitely in for a treat. Included are three sheer matte blushes and one shimmer marble blush. Each shade is highly pigmented, very smooth, blendable, and buildable. You can create any kind of look you hope to achieve single handedly with this one palette, which I love. As with the other two products from The Beauty Crop, the shades in this blush palette feature the moisturizing ingredient of coconut oil. Sometimes when blushes contain hydrating ingredients like this one, they tend to slide right off my face, but not this one, so I was super impressed with that.

THE BEAUTY CROP Eye Love Moi Set, 4-pc - Retail Value $43.47


Wow, this Eye Love Moi Set is pretty impressive! It’s a four-piece set that includes a clear brow gel, mascara, liquid eyeliner, and a watermelon brightening eye mask pair. I love how this includes all the ‘eye essentials.’ I love the Watermelon Eye Mask. Infused with watermelon and rose, these eye patches are super refreshing to the delicate skin under my eyes, and they do a great job of reducing the appearance of puffiness and fine lines. Brow gel is another absolute essential for me. It’s my favorite way to tame my brows, and this Clear BFF Brow Gel is the perfect addition to my eyebrow arsenal. The last two products, Avocuddle Mascara and Wing Woman Liquid Eyeliner, are great inclusions to this set since they are main staples that any makeup-wearing person would appreciate having on hand. I highly recommend this set, whether for yourself or as a gift, because it really does have it all.

THE BEAUTY CROP Melon Dollar Hand & Body Cream, 236 ml - Retail Value $5.99


I’m not a huge fan of fragrances, personally, but I do tend to enjoy watermelon-scented products. They always remind me a bit of a watermelon Jolly Rancher, yum. Now, this body cream is indeed a cream, but it’s not too heavy on my skin, which I really appreciate. It takes a bit longer to absorb, but once it does, it leaves behind nothing but silky smooth skin and only a slight lingering scent that is pleasant. What I especially enjoy about this body cream is that it doesn’t make my skin feel greasy at all. I can apply this to my hands and then go right back to typing on my laptop if I wanted to, unlike lots of other moisturizing creams I’ve tried in the past. I’m really loving this, and I’m happy to have this deliciously scented body cream. I’ll definitely be using this down to the very last drop.

MOOD MATCHER Lip Liners, 5-pc - Estimated Retail Value $30.00


Here we have a set of five lip liners from Mood Matcher. Now, for my own personal makeup routine, lip liners are one of those products I tend to deem as ‘extra.’ I may be extra in a lot of other facets in my life but makeup isn’t one of them, so I tend to stick to the tried-and-true. What I do appreciate about these lip liners is their precise tip and how gently and smoothly they slide along on my skin. All five of these liners can work nicely for my skin tone, so that’s definitely a plus. They each provide a well-pigmented result that can be intense if you want it to be. However, I did find the formula to be slightly less hydrating than I expected as the liner tends to dry down. This set of liners is great if you’re a fan of creating those ‘bolder’ looks.

Swatch of Lip Liner for The Beauty Box by Bombay and Cedar July 2022

Here is a swatch of Mood Matcher's Lip Liner in Fuchsia.


I thought this was a great month for The Beauty Box by Bombay and Cedar. The curation was certainly makeup-heavy since it was a takeover box featuring The Beauty Crop and Mood Matcher. But the highlight for me was actually the one skincare item, The Beauty Crop’s body cream. It truly moisturizes so well and leaves behind such smooth feeling skin without any grease left behind. The eye essentials kit from The Beauty Crop was a very welcome inclusion to this box as it provides a complete set that covers all the eye basics.

Mood Matcher’s lip liners have such a nice, creamy texture, which makes them a pleasure to use. Who knows; maybe I’ll get more into lining my lips with some good old-fashioned practice! Lastly, we have The Beauty Crop’s triple threat set from their ‘Coco’ line, which includes their blush set, eyeshadow palette, and bronzer palette. Although the blush set is a bit light for my skin, all three of these items are a welcome addition to my makeup collection. I love the variety they provide, and the shades are truly beautiful, with such a smooth and creamy texture. Overall, this was a lovely takeover box with a great lineup of products (especially makeup), and the value was certainly there.

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Value - Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $31.95


  • Eyeshadow: $14.99
  • Bronzer: $14.99
  • Blush: $14.99
  • Eye Care Set: $43.47
  • Body Cream: $5.99
  • Lip Liners: $30.00

The products this month have an estimated retail value of around $124.43, which is an amazing value for a $31.95 box.

To Wrap Up

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What do you think of the July 2022 The Beauty Box by Bombay & Cedar?

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Naomi Pandolfi
Naomi Pandolfi

Naomi Pandolfi is a skincare obsessed subscription box junkie who is always on the hunt for the best curl defining cream. She is a producer and contributing writer at several online publications, including MSA, The Knockturnal, and Hey Beauti Magazine. Naomi is also the Head of Development at Starfury Productions and is dedicated to helping Black, minority, and underrepresented creators develop and sell projects.

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I think that the point many of you are missing, is that many of the shades were too light for a Black woman’s skin tone. What is the point of swatching something that is barely visible? It would be nice to open a subscription box & have everything look great, but for those of us with darker skin, it’s not that easy.

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This is a very confusing review, no idea what to think.

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I agree with Rosemary. I understand that she wanted to donate items, and I applaud that, but at the same time, this is a review site, and the readers come here to see things sampled and hear how they performed. Not seeing swatches of anything but one product and not hearing how the products performed is odd and disappointing. I agree, the fuchsia lip liner was gorgeous.

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Upon reflection, I agree with your thought. Especially since the sub company sent the box to MSA for review at no cost to the reviewer (as stated above). Your point is very valid!

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Thank you for the review. Would it be possible to swatch all of the products that you receive in the future, please? I’m curious about how the shadows swatch on the skin, and also all of the other lip liner colors (the Fuchsia color was gorgeous – what about the rest?).

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I agree, Rosemary. I understand that she wanted to donate these, but overall I want to see how the products perform when I come to the site, and I do know of organizations that will take lightly used eyeshadow palettes (plus, it’s easy to sanitize them after swatching with some isopropyl alcohol).

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Swatching them means that she would not be able to donate them. Maybe she decided to keep only one lip liner, so she chose the one color she really wanted and that’s the one she swatched.

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