It’s already month 2 in my subscription box product review series, in which I review my three beauty box subscriptions: Ipsy, Birchbox, and Boxycharm. However, this month, my coworker talked me into reviewing the Sephora Play! subscription box as well. In the Battle of the Boxes series, I review each product in each subscription box and compare them with the other products in the other boxes… and then I will let you know which box was the best of all. This is a fun way to try some new products and share my opinions with the world…but more importantly, these boxes are now a tax write-off for me. So without further ado, I present to you: the Battle of the Boxes, February 2018 edition.
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MELLOW COSMETICS Black Eyeliner
I’m not gonna lie… this eyeliner was a good find (and I’m kinda an eyeliner snob). I really liked how easy it was to apply and I will definitely use it again. The brush is super flexible and goes on super smooth.
SAND & SKY Pink Clay Mask
I’m going to be completely honest… but I don’t really remember what I liked or didn’t like about this mask I put it on kinda thick and it eventually dried and my skin felt good when I took it off. The thing is that masks like this are a dime a dozen and it didn’t really stand out to me. Not bad but also not amazing.
MARSK Foiled Again Loose Eyeshadow
I absolutely love glitter and will buy anything shiny and beautiful. I did really like this eyeshadow but I would like to try it with a different look. When I tried it, I just popped it over black eyeshadow to attempt a cut crease but failed miserably. It turned out really cakey and didn’t look so hot on my 30-year old eyelids. I feel like if I tried it again with a different color combination, and maybe just added it as a pop of shimmer over a colorful eyeshadow, it would work a lot better.
LUXIE BEAUTY 249 Dual Brush
I really love Luxie brushes and was pretty excited about this dual brush. It was great and did the job… but…the only downside is that I literally just got the Morphe Jaclyn Hill brush set for Valentine’s day and it’s amazing. It makes it hard to compare other brushes to it.
PUREHEALS Propolis 80 Cream
I really like this moisturizer. It makes my skin feel really soft and smooth after using it. I’m curious to see if it makes me break out since my skin is insanely sensitive, but so far, so good.
I’d have to go with the Mellow Cosmetics eyeliner for my favorite Ipsy product. What a catch!
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