One of the things I was really excited about moving to the US were all the brands of makeup I could try and the wonderful beauty boxes I could surprise myself with every month. When I got my first ever Ipsy Glam bag I was super excited and the products amazed me. The next thing to do was to wait for my Birchbox to arrive. I do understand that this review is going up rather late but I got my June Birchbox in July. I was travelling from 30th June till 5th July and I was hoping that I could at least see the box, sadly it came late and when I was on vacation.
My First Birchbox | June 2016
Despite the disappointment of not seeing my Birchbox on time I was excited to play with the products. Birchbox was also running a promo last month wherein subscribers received an additional product and I received the Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Copper Peach. I received a total of 5 products including one makeup product.
- Ardency Inn MODSTER Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner Black (Full Size – $20)
- Dr Jart+ Every Sun Day SPF 30 UV Sun Fluid (Full Size – $34)
- Kiehl’s Precision Lifting and Pore-Tightening Concentrate (Full Size – $64)
- Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream (Full Size – $49)
- Whish Shave Crave with Vitamin K (Full Size – $24)
- Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Copper Peach (Additional Product – $12)
Birchbox is priced at $10 per month and I received 2 full size makeup products, which on its own totals $32 which is way more than the price of the box itself. Hit & hit.
Let’s have a brief look at the products.
Ardency Inn MODSTER Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner Black (Full Size)
This was one product I wasn’t sure what the brand was called till I read the product description card and the name is quite a mouthful. The eyeliner is not the blackest but definitely super smooth and lasts long. In the swatch I have tried to smudge the bottom half and it barely budged. In fact I forgot to remove the swatch from my hand and it lasted all night though it did fade a bit.
Dr. Jart+ Every Sun Day SPF 30 UV Sun Fluid (Sample Size)
This sun fluid is very light and has a watery gel like texture which dissolves into the skin super easily. It also leaves behind a mild cooling sensation and a matt powdery feel. The sunscreen has a very mild fragrance which smells refreshing. Definitely a great product and I am definitely considering picking up the full size product.
Kiehl’s Precision Lifting and Pore-Tightening Concentrate (Sample Size)
I have tried a sample of this product earlier and I quite liked it. The product claims to – Visibly Lifts Facial Skin – Tightens and Reduces Pores, Lines and Wrinkles – Re-defines Facial Contours. For someone like me who doesn’t like to have their pores look prominent this is a perfect product.
Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream (Sample Size)
This is a cherry fragranced hair cream that can be used on damp hair before using a hair dryer. It is the perfect product to have in my vacation bag.
Whish Shave Crave with Vitamin K (Sample Size)
Last but not the least this was a product I wasn’t very keen on. For starters the shaving cream has a weird smell and also because I wished I had received another makeup product instead. Either way I need to try this product before I make up my mind on whether I like it or not.
Overall my first every Birchbox was decent. The makeup products were good and most of the skincare products appealed to me. I just wish I had received my bag on time. I also wish they work on their packaging – it was a box within a box within a box and with bubble wrap, seems like a waste of resources.
Overall verdict: 4 / 5
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