A beauty box with 7 products, with a total value of £79.65 costing just £17.99 including posting already had my interest, but when I knew the brains behind this Glamour X Latest in Beauty collaboration was Glamour Beauty Director, Alessandra Steinherr I just had to pick it up. I have had a Latest in Beauty box before and love that you can see the content in the box before you buy so you can be sure you’ll use what is included. So continue reading to find out exactly what makes this the best beauty box on the market right now!
An assortment of products were included, products I knew I’d use. There is nothing worse to commiting to a monthly subscription fee to find the beauty box does not cater to your interested and you’re stuck with products you wouldn’t ordinarily pick up. There is no time period set up with this, unlike the likes of Birchbox, so you can view the content and click buy if it ticks the right boxes… sounds perfect right? So let me delve in deeper into the content of the Spring Edit box this year and why you need to snap it up pronto!
#1) Bare Minerals Bare Skin Foundation Sample.
Lets start small and work our way up… this is the smallest of the products in the box, and is in fact the only sample included. This little bottle will be enough for a few days wear of foundation to give you a true feel if it’s for you or not and from then you can decide if you’d like to buy the full sized version. This hasn’t convinced me I’m afraid.. I’d much prefer a BB cream, much like that from the Body Shop, that is considerably cheaper than this for a light coverage base to my skin. That said, it has made me more curious about Bare Minerals products and I’ll be sure to look at a few more in my local Debenhams.
#2) Moroccanoil Treatment Light 25ml.
I’ve been eyeing up Moroccanoil for as long as I can remember in my quest for healthier hair from years of damage. I’ve been using a variation of different oils and was curious to see how this compared. You can buy the product in these smaller bottles as well as in larger bottles online and in some stores on the high street. I am going to use this to do one deep cleanse of my hair, probably keeping this on for a number of hours to then shampoo and condition as normal to see if I see any results. If it’s as good as the hype, I know I’ll cave on the bigger sized bottle next.
#3) Rosie for Autograph Nuit Parfum.
The Rosie for Autograph collaboration has seen online go crazy – the amount of bloggers, vloggers and cosmetic enthusiasts raving about this product line is literally crazy. This small bottle of perfume has been my companion at work since I ran out of my mini Body Shop perfume not too long ago as I talk about in my Empties video on Youtube here. This smells amazing and the longevity of the smell is very impressive. Really pleased this was featured in the box considering the prices of some of the products in the range. I’d recommend you give this a whiff if you’re in a M&S any time soon.
#4) Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer.
This sounded really promising however, it is far too thick to wear underneath makeup (as I’d imagine to use it of a morning) and causes product to cake very easily. I’d recommend to put a generous layer of this on before you go to sleep and I’ve already noticed my face feeling more radiant as I wake up. I had neglected a nightime skincare routine for a while just because I became very lazy of a night. But now, this is the last product I put on and believe it’s made my skin look more glowy after using it for a couple of weeks. Although the body seems small, the product goes a very long way and I know this will last me a few months.
#5) Murad Exfoliating Cleanser.
Despite having exfoliating qualities to it, this still remains comfortable for those with sensitive skin as the product cleans the face without feeling harsh. I’ve been using this before my Body Shop Tea Tree Toner of a night time and my skin has reacted very well, keeping break outs to a minimum despite having to layer up the concealer often as I’m not getting as much sleep as I usually do. The box also included a discount code for their website.
#6) Illamasqua Precision Ink Eye Liner Liquid.
So this alone has a value of £20.50 – so it’s like it actually costing £17.99 and the rest of the products were free. I have yet to try any products from Illamasqua simply because of how expensive they can be so what is a better place to start than with my favourite beauty product.. eyeliner. This felt tip pen-like applicator makes it super easy to get a fall proof cat eye look every time and I’m SO excited to try it out. If you are interested in a more in-depth review of this or of any of the products be sure to let me know in the comments I’d be more than happy to let you know how I get on with them down the line.
#7) MUA Luxe Utopia Eyeshadow Palette.
The final of the products is this array of gorgeous warm glitter tones. They aare way more pigmented than a standard shimmer eyeshadow, I think they could market this as being pressed pigments and I’d be convinced as they’re incredibly pigmented with even the tiniest dab of a brush. I wore the warmest orange shade to the Ellie Goulding concert the other week and despite battling through rain, a sweaty stadium and a bit of tearing up THIS DID NOT EVEN BUDGE. So intense. The MUA Luxe line promises more professional results and it certainly delivers. Even the standard MUA line in Superdrug have the most amazing eyeshadows, their palettes are incredible value for money and last all day but this is like them but on steroids. I also love how they all blend together. I’m super impressed and can tell I’ll be reaching for this on special occasions, plus I have nothing quite like this in my collection.
So there we have the Spring Edit box of 2016! It is an incredible box with not one product I won’t be using. Some beauty boxes I often doubt the value of the box is true to their word, but with this one you can see just how you’re getting almost £80 worth of products for simply £17.99. I’ve either loved the products or are excited to try them out but if you’re like me and don’t like the surprise element of a subscription beauty box I couldn’t recommend this one enough! You can find it on the Latest in Beauty website here.
What do you think of the box? What product would you get the most use out of? Let me know!
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