Product Testing

Hey Beauty and Subscription Box Lovers! These are the subscription box products I received and tested this week. These are my honest opinions and suggestions. I have linked where you can buy the products if you so choose. I hope you learn more about the products subscription boxes offer. I really enjoy testing these products. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

PRODUCT TESTING: 

CLEOMEE SNOWY PORE BALM ($25)

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I received this product in my September 2015 Mishibox. This product is similar to a primer and is suppose to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines, brighten skin, combat redness, and even out skin tone. I don’t have oily skin so I didn’t think I would really like this product. However, I am pleasantly surprised. It really did minimize my pores and gave me a smooth canvas to work with. I loved using the spatula and scooping the product on my face (I know I am weird…but little things that that make me happy). The sponge is really nice and works well at patting in the balm. My skin looked flawless and it really did brighten my complexion. I love how smooth my foundation applied when using the product underneath. I will be using this balm more often now. I really enjoyed it.

Rating: 

4bulbs

Repurchase:

Yes

RENE FURTERER LISSEA LEAVE-IN SMOOTHING FLUID ($31)

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I received this product (sample) in my August 2015 Birchbox. This was an okay product. It didn’t weight my hair down, but I didn’t notice any huge change. My hair felt soft, but I have used better leave in conditioners. It smelled okay; not bad…not good. This product didn’t wow me and I wouldn’t purchase it.

Rating: 

3bulbs

Repurchase:

NoNot wowed

NYX EYESHADOW IN LIME JUICE ($5.00)

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I received this product in my August 2015 Beauty Joy Box. I am a huge NYX fan, but I am not a fan of lime green eyeshadows on me. However, I was determined to make this product work so I could review it. I created a more muted green fall look. I love being able to mix colors and create the look I want. I used copper to balance out the lime green. I really like how this look turned out. However, this lime green eyeshadow was a bit chalky. I have other NYX eyeshadows and love them. However, this formula is not very good. It didn’t last very long on the eyes and just disappeared. I just wasn’t a fan of this particular shade and formula.

Rating: 

2bulbs

Repurchase:

No

NABI RETRACTABLE WATERPROOF EYE LINER IN KHAKI ($1.50)

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I received this product in my August 2015 Beauty Joy Box. I don’t have any shade like this and for good reason. I just don’t like this color on me at all. I don’t think it is a flattering shade. I used it on the lower lash line because I didn’t know how else to use it. I don’t like the formula of this eyeliner either. It is very dry and pulls on the skin. I like creamy eyeliners and this is far from it. It is not very pigmented and you have to keep applying it for any product to show. What little product did show up, did not last long at all. I am not a fan of this product; I don’t like the color or the formula. It is a fail for me.

Rating: 

1bulb

Repurchase:

No

Yadah Mask Pack in Brightening ($3.50)

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I received this product in my August 2015 Mishibox. I am a huge, huge fan of sheet masks. I really liked this sheet mask. It really plumped up my skin and left my skin baby soft. The left over product sunk into my skin really quickly. My skin looked really smooth and I just couldn’t stop feeling my face. I just really enjoyed this face mask.

Rating: 

4bulbs

Repurchase:

Yes

BE A BOMBSHELL LIPSTICK IN COTTON CANDY ($14)

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I received this product in my September 2015 Tombox. I love the pale pink color. It is a bit shimmery, but I really liked it on the lips. It is a more drying lipstick, so I recommend wearing a balm underneath or a gloss on top. I like the color a lot and it will go with a lot of different looks. The formula is not my favorite, but it isn’t terrible. However, I don’t think it is worth $14. That is too high a price for this lipstick. It did last a little while on the lips, but nothing overly impressive. This lipstick was just average.

Rating: 

3bulbs

Repurchase:

NoJust an average lipstick

BHCOSMETICS LOVEABLE LASH MASCARA ($8.50)

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I received this product in my September 2015 Tombox. I am a huge mascara junkie and love trying new mascaras. I love BHcosmetics, but have never tried their mascaras. I was excited to try this mascara. The wand is very fat which makes it a bit difficult to apply the formula to the lashes. It is a more dry formula mascara. I don’t mind dry formulas, but I prefer wet formulas. The mascara did add volume to my lashes and didn’t clump my lashes. I did notice a little bit of flaking, but nothing too terrible. I wouldn’t say this is my favorite mascara, but it does the job. However, it is a bit messy.

Rating: 

3bulbs

Repurchase:

NoToo messy

OMEGA CLASSIC NAIL POLISH IN PINK PANTHER ($7)

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I received this product in my September 2015 Tombox. I had never heard of this nail polish brand before. I was intrigued to try it. I really love the color and even received compliments wearing it. It is a very pigmented polish and you could get away with just one coat. However, I applied two. The polish is very easy to apply and I didn’t have any mess with it. I loved the color and the application. However, the polish chipped in just one day. I know I am tough on my nails, but this polish did chip really fast. That was a bummer to me because I really love the color.

Rating: 

3bulbs

Repurchase:

NoLove the color, but chips

AVENE RETRINAL 0.1 INTENSIVE CREAM ($69)

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I received this product (sample) in my September 2015 Beautyfix Box. This is a wrinkle prevention cream and it is suppose to be a high strength. I don’t have many wrinkles so I can’t attest to it improving my skin. However, I am all about the prevention process. This cream didn’t break me out and it sunk into the skin quickly. It doesn’t have a strong smell and it feels nice on the skin. I didn’t notice any crazy amazing results, but it is all around a nice facial cream.

Rating: 

3bulbs

Repurchase:

NoIt is good, but not amazing

BIOSSANSE THE REVITALIZER ($58) 

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I received this product (sample) in my September 2015 Glossybox. It is suppose to hydrate the skin. It is a pretty oily product, but I sunk into the skin quickly. I really like how this product made my skin feel. It added instant hydration and gave me a dewy finish. It smells nice and not overwhelming. It is a really nice facial product. And I am totally obsessed with the cute bottle. I really liked this product a lot.

Rating: 

4bulbs

Repurchase:

Yes

EMITE MAKE UP ARTIST COLOUR POWDER BLUSH IN I08 ($22)

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I received this product in my September 2015 Glossybox. It is suppose to be a blush, but it looks like a bronzer to me. I used it as a bronzer. It is a bit dark for my skintone. I love that it is matte. However, it is so powdery. I really had to tap the excess off my brush (it picks up so much color because of how powdery it is). It blends nicely once you remove the excess color. This product is just really messy and gets all over the place. I really wish it wasn’t so powdery. It also didn’t last a long time on my skin. I wasn’t a huge fan of this blush/bronzer.

Rating: 

3bulbs

Repurchase:

NoToo powdery

RIRE LUXE EYE LASH ESSENCE ($16)

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I received this product in my September 2015 3B Box. This is a lash treatment and primer. You can wear it under mascara to make your lashes appear longer or you can apply it to your lashes at night for longer lashes overtime. I tried it as a primer and was not impressed. I really didn’t notice any difference between my lashes. It did coat my lashes nicely and gave my lashes a healthy sheen. However, under mascara it just didn’t do anything. I am not going to try this lash essence as a treatment and see if I see any results. I am hoping it adds length and stimulates lash growth overtime.

Rating: 

3bulbs

Repurchase:

NoUnless it works better as a night treatment

TRESTIQUE MINI MATTE LIP CRAYON IN NANTUCKET NUDE ($28)

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I received this product (deluxe sample) in my September 2015 Ipsy Bag. I really love the packaging of TreStique products. I didn’t know how I would like this color, but I love it. It is a great nude and can be worn with many looks. The formula is also nice. It lasted a decent amount of time on my lips. It is a bit drying so I wore a gloss over it. Overall, I am impressed with this product.

Rating: 

4bulbs

Repurchase:

Yes

PIXI BY PETRA MINI BROW TRIO SHADES SHADES OF BROW ($7.99)

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I received this product in my September 2015 Ipsy Bag. I was not at all impressed with the swatches of this product. However, they are really nice on the brows. They are actually pigmented on the brows. They are easy to blend and not too powdery. I like this brow powder much better than the Too Faced Brow Envy palette. These actually show up and look nice. They were easy to work with and I just really liked this little trio. I was really impressed.

Rating: 

4bulbs

Repurchase:

Yes

KAPLAN MD CELLULAR REJUVENATING CONCENTRATE ($170)

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I received this product (sample) in my September 2015 Allure Sample Society Box. It is a nice serum and sinks into the skin very quickly. It is suppose to fight wrinkles and increase collagen. It plumps the skin up nicely and you only need one tiny drop. However, this is such a small sample so I won’t notice any long term effects. It is also extremely pricey so I won’t be repurchasing. At that price, it would have to be a miracle in a bottle and it’s not. I do like it, but not for that price. If I ever find an amazing sale on it, I will repurchase it. However, I will enjoy my other serums until then.

Rating: 

4bulbs

Repurchase:

NoI would if it was on sale

BENTON ALOE PROPOLIS SOOTHING GEL ($31)

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I received this product (1st sample) in my September 2015 BCdation box. It is a really small sample and only lasted a couple of uses. I really like the gel and it is soothing. It felt so refreshing on the skin. It is very hydrating and sinks into the skin very quickly. It doesn’t have a strong scent and I just really enjoyed using this sample. I wish it was larger.

Rating: 

4bulbs

Repurchase:

Yes

FINAL THOUGHTS: 

I really enjoyed testing the products I received in my subscription boxes. What do you think of the items? Are your opinions the same as mine? Are you picking up any of the products? Let me know in the comments below!

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