Beauty boxes started popping up everywhere in 2012 and took the beauty world by storm. I signed up to Glossybox in 2012 when I first found out about the service and I thought it was a fab idea to discover new products and also keep my makeup drawer stocked up on necessities.
Glossybox offers 5 products, most of which are usually full size, from good old favourite brands and new up coming companies. When you sign up to Glossybox, you fill in a beauty profile which suits your taste in makeup and skincare needs and the products will sometimes be tailored to your needs – that’s the idea. You also earn Glossypoints with every box you review, which you can use to redeem and get a free box! That’s one of the reasons I stick to this box, because sometimes it’s nice to treat yourself and get a little freebie! It takes seconds to fill out a product survey, and your points stack up pretty quickly.
I have discovered some great new brands through Glossybox, I especially love when they do a country themed box like the French box – it was so cute! And the products were awesome. It also helps to keep your makeup drawer stocked up with multiple mascaras, eye shadows, lipsticks and perfume testers. I get quite excited when I receive perfume samples as once you have a few on your shelf, you can pick different scents every day without forking out and committing to one full size bottle – unless you love the scent, in which case go for it.
The November Glossybox consisted of 5 products which I absolutely love:
MUA Undressed Eye Shadow Palette £4 – Following the success if Urban Decays Naked palette, MUA has launched a much more affordable palette which focuses on nude colours. I love the colour of this palette – from shimmery dusty pink tints, to darker browns and blues the MUA Undressed Palette will take you from day to night. The eye shadows stay on all day which is awesome – I hate it when eye shadow creases, or disappears hallway through the day. The shades are very well pigmented – colours appear on your skin just like you would expect them to. I’m a huge fan of the palette and have been using it every day!
Emite Makeup Diamond Heart Base Primer £12– I needed a primer in my makeup toolbox, and Glossybox have kindly catered for that this month! This is what I mean about not having to buy a lot of makeup/skincare products because you get a great selection in your monthly box! And over time it all stacks up.
I really like this Primer – Emite makeup is one of the brands I discovered through Glossybox – it is very gentle on the skin and doesn’t clog up any pores. It does help your skin stay even and bright throughout the day.
Royal Apothic Cream Crème £20 – Royal Apothic has the cutest designs and packaging EVER! I love them because I love their branding – such a shallow creature… No but really, the products have never let me down and it’s a bonus they look good too! This body crème is light yet nourishing and smells gorgeous and fresh. It has olive oil extracts to keep skin looking youthful and bright!
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry £7.99 - I love the colour of this Revlon lipstick, it's so dark and perfect for A/W! Revlon always do excellent makeup items and I love the brand dearly so anything that pops through from them is a winner! Wear strong, dark colours with minimal makeup: shaped brows, a bit of mascara and a slight blush.
So the total worth of a Glossybox adds up to £43.99 but you pay a monthly fee of £10 + P&P, and the products you receive in the box always outweigh the cost. You can cancel the subscription at any time, so if you want to take a little break you can – but then again, you can never have too much makeup!
I always get a 6 month Glossybox subscription for my mum on Christmas and on her birthday as it makes the perfect present that just keeps on surprising you every month! It would be great if Glossybox expanded into mens skincare as I would definitely sign up Liam to this monthly skincare box – I know they do one off’s but there is a demand for regular mens boxes, I really think so!
Have you tried a Glossybox beauty box? What did you think? Is another brand your favourite? I’d love to know!