I realize that this review is hopelessly late, but…I’m going to do it anyway! This review is for GlossyBox’s September 2012 box of products.
GlossyBox is a beauty box subscription company. You pay a monthly fee and receive a box of full-sized products and deluxe sample sized products. The monthly boxes come with a mix of makeup, haircare, skincare, and bath products.
Keep reading for images and my thoughts on the items included in September 2012′s box!
The GlossyBox comes in a pale, muted pink box made of heavy cardboard. Inside, you’ll find an array of products.
In September 2012′s box, you’ll find:
- Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 PA+++ (Full Size)
- OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel (Full Size)
- Kryolan made for Glossybox Lipstick in Glossy Pink (Full Size)
- GKhair Balancing Shampoo and Conditioner (Travel Size)
Depending on which subscription you choose (1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or a year), you’ll pay anywhere from $21/month to $18/month. The Missha BB Cream, alone, retails for $29.99. So you recoup the cost of your subscription through just one of the items you receive in the box.
Of course, this assumes that you actually want that product and use it. There is a chance that you’ll receive a box that does not contain a full-sized product that you like. Since you get several products, though, the risk that you’ll pay more than the value of the items you get is pretty low.
I have done a full review of the OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel and Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream if you are interested in more information on the quality of those products. For now, here are my quick thoughts on the quality of the items in September’s box:
The Missha BB Cream is a good foundation for dry skin. It gives full-spectrum sun protection. If you have oily skin, though, you’ll definitely need to set this with powder. The cream also has a strong fragrance to it, which isn’t good for the skin. The shade I received also had a grey tint to it, which made my skin look a little sickly.
The OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel didn’t do much to help keep my skin shine-free. The formula is pleasant to wear, but it just doesn’t do much, at least on my skin.
The Glossybox lipstick was very impressive. The color is strong and opaque. The formula is very creamy and glides over the skin without tugging or skipping. And the color wears longer than average–about three (3) to four (4) hours.
The GKHair shampoo and conditioner smell fantastic. There’s a mixture of coconut-type fragrance that will fill your bathroom and linger on your hair through the day. The formulas aren’t anything special–they clean and moisturize your hair like most shampoos and conditioners do.
Overall, I’m not overly impressed by the quality or selection of the items in the September box. The mattifying gel didn’t work on my skin, and the Missha BB Cream doesn’t look flattering without the addition of a bronzing powder. The shampoo and conditioner are good, but only travel size. The best product was certainly the lipstick.
Still, for the price of (at most) $21.00, you are getting three (3) full-sized products, two (2) travel-sized products, and a full spectrum of types of products. It’s hard to argue with the value of this box, even if you only like one or two things in it!
This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.