Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Starbox Review - January

Time to show you my Starbox!  

The theme of this box was Surprise Yourself.  The email they sent out said everyone got something different. There was a bit of an issue with this box, as you will see below. I called Starbox and they fixed it right away. 10 points for great customer service!

If you don’t remember, 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 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 here we go….the January Starbox!  

(Note, I opened this box in real time and wrote about each item as I looked at it)

      1)     Starlooks Sculpt and Blush Brush #906 –  (FULL SIZE)

Oooo this is the first brush I have received from them and I really like it! I usually like a fairly firm brush for putting blush on, so this will work great!

Full Size: $22.00 My Value: $22.00

      2)    Starlooks Eyebrow Bursh – (FULL SIZE)

            I wish I could say I’d use this….but I won’t!  Since I have bangs you can’t even see my 
            eyebrows, which means I won’t be brushing them anytime soon! Also, I am guessing 
            on the price of this as I can’t find it anywhere on their site!

           Full Size: $5.00 My Value: $5.00

      3)    Starlooks Glitter in “Emerald” – .07 oz. (FULL SIZE)

           Not happy about this at all. I actually have already received this exact same product. I 
           wasn’t happy about it the first time either!  What the heck am I going to do with 
           another container of green glitter?!?  It’s a really pretty color…but I am just not a
           glitter person. The email from the company says the let them know if you received 
           duplicate products, so you better believe I will be doing that!

        Full Size: $17.00 My Value: $17.00

      4)    Starlooks Infinity Lipstick in “Endless (Satin)” – .08 oz. (FULL SIZE)

Wow.  I have this already too.  Gggrr.  I like this lipstick, but probably not enough to have two of them! You better believe I am sending that email now!

Full Size: $15.00 My Value: $15.00

     5)    Starlooks Infinity Lipstick in “Eons”– .08 oz. (FULL SIZE)

Guess what?  I have this too.  Not cool Starlooks, not cool.   I will let you know what they say once I email them.

Full Size: $15.00 My Value: $15.00

Final Cost: $17.58

Final Value: $74.00


So yeah.  Obviously I wasn’t happy with this box, even though the value is great again.  I got three makeup products that I have already received before and some brushes. I see how this could happen if they are clearing out their inventory and just throwing a few items in each box.  I was thinking maybe I’d get one duplicate….but three?!?

So I called their customer service and without asking any questions the rep told me they would send me another box! Yay! It took about two days, which is pretty crazy. Below is what I got.

      1)     Starlooks Lipgloss in  “Elegant” –.14 oz.  (FULL SIZE)

This is pretty!  It’s a bit bright for me, but I am definitely going to try it. I think I’ll be able to mute it with a little magic.

Full Size: $12.00 My Value: $12.00

      2)    Starlooks Lipstick in “Hathaway – .13 oz. (FULL SIZE)

            Another red lipstick. Fail. It’s a pretty color, I just know I’ll never use it.

           Full Size: $12.00 My Value: $12.00

      3)    Starlooks Lip Pencil in “Risque” – .08 oz. (FULL SIZE)

            Whelp, I guess this matches the lipstick.  Fail again.  I won’t get any use out of this

           Full Size: $12.00 My Value: $12.00

      4)    Starlooks Eye Pencil in “Brown” – .08 oz. (FULL SIZE)

Dang. Another thing I won’t use. I can’t really use eye pencils and definitely not in brown! Boo.

           Full Size: $12.00 My Value: $12.00

Final Cost: $0.00

Final Value: $48.00

I was really hoping they would redeem themselves! I guess I just wasn’t so lucky this month. Oh well. I am going to continue getting this box :)  I love that every three boxes you get the send you a special surprise too! Mine will come in March.

What do you think?

If you’d like to try Starbox you can sign up here!

(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. HI Justine!

    I came across your blog randomly so I've gone ahead and nominated you for a Liebster Award! What an awesome way to get to know other bloggers!

    Thanks for sharing your Star Box review. I'm in LOVE with subscription boxes so I'm always looking for new ones to check out.

    Anyway, I look forward to reading your answers to the questions posted on my blog!

    Happy Wednesday!

  2. I was so annoyed with this month's box! I got three - THREE - different lipsticks. The one product I like, never, ever use, and I got three of them. Ugh. And I also got a pot of silver eyeliner, which I will probably also never use. I'm so basic with my makeup all the time - a little black eyeliner, a little mascara, and I'm pretty much set. I'm really going to have to work at trying to figure out a way to use all this stuff, since it's just so not me. I cancelled my subscription, too. I figured that if they're going to send me stuff I won't use, even if it's a great value, it's not worth the money, especially when I get ipsy bags every month too.. Oh well. I got the fancy eye shadow palette last month, which was the main reason I wanted the subscription, so there you go. :)

  3. Glad to know I shouldn't sign up for this, but that's nice that they sent another box.



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