Beauty Boxes: September Starlooks Box

Disclaimer: Item provided for review.

One beauty, two beauty box, three beauty box more! And here we have an other beauty box to add to the ever growing list of companies doing beauty boxes.

“What’s so different about this box then?”

I’ve only eve tried one beauty box, but I wasn’t too impressed with it. The reason I said yes to trying out this one is for one, all the products in this box are cruelty free, and instead of samples you get full sized products.

Something else that was very interesting is that you can also buy the products individually from their site, which I thought was a brilliant idea as you effectively get to sample their products at a cheaper rate. It would be quite interesting if companies like Lush or Inglot started up doing a beauty box system like this….humm now that’s an idea….

Basics:

  • Monthly subscription box
  • $15 – £10 per month
  • Only Cruelty-free products
  • Full Sized Products

And one last little interesting bit of trivia for you, the company that makes these products is the same one that used to make MAC cosmetics before they were bough out by Estee Lauder, changed their supplier and ceased being cruelty-free.

In this months Starlooks box you get a five eyeshadow palette, an eye primer two crystels and some rhinestones. The rhinestones and the crystals felt like a bit of a gimmicky addition to this beauty box, but the palette has some beautiful colours and the primer is quite a werid and interesting texture.

What was in the box?

  • A ‘monographic’ palette (so technically 5 eye shadows)
  • Eye primer
  • 2 crystals
  • Small tube of rhinestones

The primer “i-prime” is quite weird (and I mean that in a good way) it’s a gel consistency but once it’s applied is quite a dry formula. The skin around my eyes is quite dry so this one is not one which will make its way into my kit but for people who complain of oily lids and primers that doesn’t stick this would be perfect for you.

Now as for the palette, I love this one! It’s very, very similar to the e.l.f eye transformer palette so maybe I’ll do a comparison on them at some point. I have to try and use this one in a bridal look!

It would be so perfect for something subtle but striking. Bellow I’ve swatched the many different variations you can achieve with this palette. Note: the two bottom swatches are done with one stripe and the top row is done with around 3 swipes.

Overall I like this beauty box.

The palette is just beautiful and it’s definitely going to make it’s way into a bridal look.

I still feel like the addition of the crystals and rhinestones is a bit gimmicky but hey, lets have a wait and see what the future Starlooks boxes bring first before passing final judgement :)

If you like the look of starlooks you can check them out here

Have you tried any beauty boxes?

Comments

  1. says

    Sounds like a nicer and more interesting beauty box than so many of the others. Been looking on their site and seen their hair care range (the Elleria one) and it sounds good, I’ve been looking for decent cruelty-free shampoo and conditioners. If you ever try them out, please review them? :)

  2. says

    Hi Klaire,
    I’ve never tried a beauty box and I’m not sure what the definition of one is but I’m pretty sure lush does them here in Australia. They’re meant to be like presents and they’re all wrapped up :) I love lush!! Just saying :P

    Have a nice day :)
    Love
    P