Originally posted on domlive

I’ve been receiving Glossybox for a few months now and have never been disappointed.  While similar to other monthly beauty box subscriptions, they are a step ahead providing full-size, luxury brand products.  I have never received any tiny foil packet samples like I have with other beauty boxes.

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It’s such a treat to receive such a beautiful package each month.

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There were five products included in the March box:

 

 

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Text from the insert, clockwise from left with my first impressions in italics below…

Pixi – Magic Tink Tint – This gel lip crayon gently tints your lips while nourishing and moisturizing them at the same time. It comes in a blooming pink hue and glides effortlessly onto lips, leaving you with a flawless pout.

First impressions:  I tried this on my hand last night and it came out as a very sheer pink.  I tried it this morning with the rest of my makeup and it turned my lips a bright Barbie pink.  Definitely a fun color for spring and summer on the weekend but it was just too bright for the office.

Prestiche – Essential Oil Bar Soap – This bar soap is made from the highest quality all-natural ingredients, which are hand selected by seasoned botanists, herbalists and cosmetic gurus.  It will soothe even those with extremely sensitive skin, as it contains rich essential oils and vitamins that work to leave skin soft, refreshed and aromatic.

First impressions: I have quite a few body washes and soaps that I’m currently trying to use up (including the Bvlgari soap from last month’s Glossybox) so I haven’t opened this up yet.  I’m typically not a fan of bar soaps as I have found they leave a soapy residue on my skin.  The ingredients include a lot of essential oils and shea butter so I am hoping it will leave a smooth feeling on the skin.  The limoncello scent is especially refreshing and will be great for an energizing shower in the spring mornings.

Sebastian Professional – Shaper Fierce – From unkempt bed heads to high-fashion chignons, this shaping spray provides buildable, flexible hold while maintaining a high-shine gloss – a definite must-have for keeping  your fashionable ‘dos in place.

First impressions:  I am not a huge fan of hairspray but sometimes the weather in San Francisco demands it I used this last night to build some volume in my roots.  It held the style but was flexible and the smell is light and unobtrusive.  Definitely a winner!

Elite Models – Liner – This liquid eyeliner from France is waterproof, long lasting, and come sin rich colors.  The brush applicator allows you to create the most precise line, whether you prefer yours thin and delicate or thick and dramatic.

First impressions:  I typically only use liquid eyeliner on the weekend or special occasions.  I  don’t have the patience to get the perfect line when I’m already in a rush to get ready for work.  I tried this out last night and was able to get a smooth, precise line.  The color was a matte dark brown.  I typically wear black liners but enjoyed the more neutral look of this liner.  When they say waterproof, they mean it!   My Philosophy Purity did not remove this with the rest of my makeup; I had to use an oil based makeup remover.  I travel often and don’t always carry a strong remover with me so this is probably not something I would wear on a regular basis.

Modelco – Cheek + Lip Tint – This cheek and lip tint provides the right amount of color for a natural rosy flush.  Just in time for spring!  The gel formulation leaves you with “just pinched” cheeks and sexy, lightly stained lips.

First impressions:  I typically don’t use liquid cheek and lip stains so I was excited to see this in the box!  I applied this after my foundation but before my translucent powder.  I’m not sure if that is how I’m supposed to be using it but it gave me a light pink, natural flush on my cheeks.  I’d like to experiment with different application methods before making a final judgement on this product.  (Fingers? Sponge? Beauty Blender? Brush?)  I think it will be great for summer over my Smashbox  BB Cream.

What is your favorite beauty box?  Have you tried any of these products?  Let me know!

 

This is not a sponsored post.  Just my opinions on my favorite beauty box!