Friday, September 13, 2013

A New Beauty Box Review - Starbox August

So after I decided to cancel both Glossy box and Beauty Box 5, in order to feed my addiction I went on a quest to find something new.  I couldn’t only be getting one beauty box a month. Duh!

That’s how I found Starbox by Starlooks.

Starbox is a monthly beauty box that is $15 a month (plus a few dollars S&H) and comes with 3-4 FULL SIZED products each time.  No more tiny lotion samples!
The website says the makeup line is comparable to MAC, Chanel, Sephora and other department store lines.  It also says that the value of each monthly box ranges from $35.00 to $99.00.

So immediately I signed up :)

Of course this was in the middle of July and past their shipping date so I had to wait until almost the end of August to get my first box.

I am quite happy with it though. The package is really adorable so I was excited to dive in!
This Starbox is a signature box created for a certain beauty blogger, Natalie Corona.  I don’t know her, but I think she likes mermaids based on what I got!

So here we go….the August Starbox! 

  1. Starlooks Glitter in Emerald– .07 oz. (FULL SIZE)
Hmmm well this is interesting.  I’m not a huge glitter person, but I really like the color.  When I first opened the box, I thought I had absolutely no use for this.  Then I read the card included. This glitter can be added to a loose powder, any eye shadow or even nail polish. You can even get it wet and use it as an eye liner. Well then, I guess that makes it pretty cool.  I’ll have to try it out!
            Full Size: $15.00 .07 oz.  My Value:$15.00
  1. Starlooks Infinity Lipstick in Eons – .08 oz. (FULL SIZE)
Yay!  Lipstick!  You know how I love a good lipstick. When I first looked at it I thought the color was too shimmery for me, but turns out its pretty awesome!  It gives my lips just enough color and shimmer that it looks pretty but like I didn’t even try.  It is a really great texture too. The info card says it lasts up to 12 hours….but I didn’t find that to be true. I had to reapply almost every 30 minutes.  I am one to rub my lips together a lot though, I am sure that has something to do with it.
Full Size: $15.00 .08 oz.  My Value:$15.00
  1. Starlooks Infinity Lipstick in Endless – .08 oz. (FULL SIZE)
More lipstick! Yes!  I like the color of this one even more.  I wore it all night at the Championship celebration party.  It is a bit pinker than I am used to, but I love it.  Trying something new definitely paid off this time. Obviously since it is the same formula as above, this lipstick dried out my lips and lasted only 2 hours. Oh well, I’ll just have to reapply more!
Full Size: $15.00 .08 oz.  My Value:$15.00

    4.  Mermaid Prism??
For novelty they included this random “mermaid prism.”  The card included says “Surprise! We’ve also included a gorgeous prism. Bring energy and beauty into your home by hanging it in front of your window. Its reflective patterns and colors have the same effect as a mermaid’s tail.”  Yeah, since we’ve all seen a mermaid!  Oh well, it’s a cute idea. C said he already has a mermaid (?) so we don’t need to hang this one haha.
Full Size: $2.00 My Value: $2.00

Final Cost: $17.58
Final Value: $47.00

The card included says the retail price of this box is $47.00, so I guess that means the prism is worth $2.00. Lucky me.

Overall I really loved this box.  Yes there were only 3 products, but I absolutely love both lipsticks and it is awesome that they are full size!  I will definitely be getting this one again.

What do you think?

(Also, I swear I’m not a review blog….I just like sharing these fun things! I have not been compensated for this review.)
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  1. This is def. an interesting box!

  2. I'm still subscribed to Glossybox, but I'm getting fed up. They charge me for September's box before I've even received August (and that happens almost every month). Ipsy's still my favorite, but I like getting a few boxes. Maybe I'll switch! Thanks for sharing!



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