Glossybox Beauty Box March 2020 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

What a time we live in! Apologies for the slightly delayed beauty box post, as you are probably aware the world is in an extraordinary situation at the moment which affected everything, including my writting schedule, mostly because I had to spend 3 days hunting for toilet roll!

Anyhow, back to the beauty box, let’s keep a sense of normality shall we?

This month’s theme was about “all eyes on me” including products that will get you ready to be in the spotlight.

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This month’s box contained 5 products as always, of which 4 were full size and 1 was a deluxe/travel size.

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Let’s have a look at the products in more detail. These are short reviews that cover first impressions and experiences from using the products. For full reviews, including ingredient analysis and if I would recommend a product or not, check out: Beauty In-depth Reviews & Ingredient Analysis (all articles here). Bear in mind that these are my personal opinions and that beauty is a very personal thing, we all have different skin, requirements and biological build which can influence things. What worked for me might not work for you and vice versa, please leave your comments below

To subscribe to Glossybox and get 20% off your first box click here.

 

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara

This mascara comes in a tube instead of the typical cylindrical packaging but it has an interesting curved wand.

It gives long lashes but it doesn’t help make them thicker and for me, the lashes didn’t stay up for long.

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara

The wand is easy to use due to its curvature on one eye but then I found it ackward to use on the other. I also imagine this will not be useful for everyone and it will highly depend on the size and shape of your eyes.

Overall, I can’t say that this mascara makes it into my top 5 and the £10 price for this 4mL travel size doesn’t help either. It lasts for 6M and with the exception of a couple, the ingredients are standard. SCORE = 6/10

 

Ciate London Stamp & Drag Liner Duo

We’ve all been there. We’ve tried the impossible wing line and it ended up messy and sad. I know the feeling and so I totally understand how this stamp could be useful.

Ciate London Stamp & Drag Liner Duo

I managed to create a nice wing on my right eye but then struggled to get the same on the left one because of the different angles and holding of the stamp. But also, I struggled to decide what angle they should be at and if both of them were stamped at the same angle. What I’m trying to say is, this is not as easy as it looks, it will not fully take away the pain of the wing liner but it definetely gives a guideline and makes it slightly easier.

I wasn’t too fond of the felt tip liner on the other side as it doesn’t give a solid black line but if the stamp works well enough for you that’s reason enough to buy this. You can always finish the rest of the line with the liner of your choice.

This is a full size 3.56mL liner and lasts for 6M. The ingredients are basic but that’s fine, atleast it only retails for £15. Could be worse! SCORE = 7/10

 

Sebamed Q10 Lifting Eye Cream

The first thing I noticed about this eye cream is how cheap it is. A full size 15mL tube retails for £7.29. Now that’s cheap for a specialised product like this but a quick glance at the ingredients answers why. This cream contains some goodies like hyaluronic acid and a tripeptide so it is definetely much better than a lot of cheap creams but at the same time it’s not as good as the more expensive ones, so the price comes with a reason.

Sebamed Q10 Lifting Eye Cream

The cream has a subtle sweet scent, it spreads easily and gets absorbed quickly. The skin is left feeling moisturised.

Obviously I didn’t see any result from a couple of uses, that’s not how skincare works and if you see dramatic results from a few uses of a product it means your skincare regime before wasn’t good enough!

This cream lasts for 12M. SCORE = 7/10

 

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Sleek Highlighter Palette in Solstice

I love the Sleek packaging in general, it is always so Sleek!

Unfortunately though, I’m not a fun of colourful highlighters. I like silver and the occasional gold for more tanned looks but that’s about it. I am very light skin tonned so any other colour looks like I’ve applied the wrong product on the wrong part of my face.

Sleek Highlighter Palette in Solstice

This palette comes with four highlighters, one cream and 3 powders. The cream has a rose-gold colour whereas the powders are purpose, yellow and pinky-orange. They work ok and can look quite beautiful but you have to find the right colour for the right look and skin tone.

This is a full-size palette which retails for £9.99 and lasts for 12M. The ingredients are very simple and it contains parabens if you avoid them. SCORE = 7/10

 

MCoBeauty Long Lasting Lipstick in Colour Flawless

The colour flawless is a lovely everyday lipstick with a pinky brown hue.

This is a full size lipstick (3.6g) which retails for £15 and lasts for 18M. The price is high, considering that it is so close to the higher end MAC and Urban Decay lipsticks and the ingredients of this lipstick are increadibly simple (almost doesn’t get more plain) compared to those.

MCoBeauty Long Lasting Lipstick in Colour Flawless

The lipstick applies very easily and feels weighless but it has a strong scent that reminds me of the chemistry laboratory and I am a chemist so I wouldn’t say that lightly. SCORE = 5/10

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Overall, this month’s Glossybox was nice with a lot of options of products that are very interesting to try. The products also fit the theme nicely!

Initial box score, in terms of products and first feelings = 8/10

Overall box score after product testing (average of product scores) =6.4/10

Box value = £57.28

Star product = Ciate London Stamp & Drag Liner Duo

To subscribe to Glossybox and get 20% off your first box click here.

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Did you get this month’s Glossybox? What did your box contain? What did you think of the products? Have you tried any of the products listed? Let me know your experiences!

For all the details on how Cohorted, Glossybox, Look Fantastic and Birchbox performed in 2019 and which one is worth your money, check out “Battle of the Beauty Boxes – Conclusions from the 2019 Unboxing and Reviews on Glossybox, Look Fantastic and Cohorted”.

For general subscription box reviews see the: BirchboxGlossyboxLook Fantastic and Cohorted general review posts. For help on how to choose the right subscription box for you check out “Which Subscription Beauty Box is right for you?”. You can also see pictures from all beauty boxes (2017-current) on my Pinterest beauty box board.

I am not affiliated with any company or brand. These are my views and experiences.

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