Today I will be reviewing my Birchbox for the month of June. I realize that it is now August, so this seems ridiculously past due, but this box had some products that I am dying to share. In case you are unfamiliar with the company, Birchbox is a makeup subscription service that sends subscribers customized beauty samples in the mail each month. I was recently gifted with a three month trial, so I figured it would be beneficial to anyone interested in subscribing if I recounted my experience.
After receiving three boxes, I can honestly state that Birchbox is well worth it. Not only did I find myself genuinely enjoying the products they sent me, but I couldn’t wait until the next package arrived. The boxes themselves are beautiful (I’ve kept them all) as well as the hot pink cardboard shipping boxes they are delivered in. Though, quite frankly, my love for the boxes might have more to do with the fact that they feature an adjective before your name. It’s not every day that you receive mail addressed to the “majestic Paige.” Anyways, the packaging was well put together, which diluted a major concern of mine. One of my worries was that the makeup samples would get smashed in the mail. However, none of my did. In addition, the samples are pretty decent sizes. I was able to get several uses out of each of them, giving me a clear indication of whether or not I liked the product. This month, these are what I received:
MODSTER Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner (Full-size $20)
Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel (Full-size $24)
Evologie Intensive Blemish Serum (Full-size $35)
Laura Geller New York Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator- Gilded Honey (Full-size $26)
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (Full-size, $44)
Here are my final thoughts on each product. (Keep in mind that some products work well for some people and not for others).
MODSTER Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner: This eyeliner pencil glides on very smooth. Unlike most eyeliners, it didn’t irritate my waterlines or cause my eyes to tear up. However, I wish it lasted longer. With one swipe, it was off my waterline. 3.5/5
Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel: With Benefit being one of my absolute favorite cosmetic brands, I had high expectations for this product, and it did not disappoint. The mascara-style brush glides on seamlessly, making it my go-to for quick makeup application. Although the full-size is expensive, I would recommend giving it a try. I noticed a significant difference in my brows. 4.5/5
Evologie Intensive Blemish Serum: I’ll be blunt: this product didn’t do much for me. I used it on a pimple several times, yet it didn’t result in any improvements. Not good for my skin type. 2/5
Laura Geller New York Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator- Gilded Honey: This could be my favorite thing on the planet. For years I’ve ogled over the gorgeous blushes and illuminators crafted by Laura Geller. I’d wanted to try them, but I was dedicated to my Benefit Watt’s Up highlighter and Bella Bamba blush. However, this illuminator has converted me. The sparkly undertone, the silky texture, the golden shade. Incredible product. 5/5
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray: Quite honestly, whenever I get hair products in my Birchbox, it bums me out. I’ve used countless detanglers and oils and texturizing sprays, but never have I noticed a difference in my hair after using one. However, this product is a bit of a game changer. It made my hair appear more voluminous, a feat I didn’t think was possible. 4.5/5
Thus, in conclusion, I would recommend testing Birchbox out. It’s only ten dollars a month, and you tend to end up with products of a higher value than that.
Thanks for reading.