Cohorted Beauty Box April 2020 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

Well, beauty boxes might not be nessecary at these challenging times but they certainly can put a smile on your face to keep you going.

This month’s Cohorted was a vegan edition. The Cohorted box was the white, branded, square box that closes with a lid. The box also came with its monthly, small beauty magazine (about 30 pages) that tells you a little bit more about each product and some featured products or artists.


Cohorted April 2020 contained 8 products of which 6 were full size.


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 Cohorted and get £5 off your first box click here and use the code: 6z8sdk


Kester Black Nail Polish in Shade Pep Talk

Gorgeous colour and love the simplicity of the bottle. This nail varnish worked and smelled like any other and lasted for 2 days before chipping.


Not much to say about this product, it worked well but not specifically stood out either.

It is vegan, lasts for 24M and this full size, 15mL bottle retails for £15. SCORE = 8/10


Kester Black Matte Liquid Lipstick in Pep Talk

And here is the matching lipstick to the nail varnish! The colours were very similar but not the same, not an issue though.


This liquid lipstick is gorgeous. It has a subtle sweet scent and it feels really soft and smooth on the lips. It doesn’t feel drying even after long wear which is great. It contains a lot of oil ingredients such as olive oil, prickly pear oil, passionfruit oil, camelina oil and olus oil. It dries to a smooth almost moisturised looking finish as opposed to many liquid lipsticks looking a little dry.

It is vegan, lasts for 18M and this 3mL tube is full size which retails for £21. SCORE = 9/10


Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit in Medium

What an absolute shame. This is such an amazing palette to try but the medium shade is too dark for me. As a result, I didn’t want to touch test it, in hopes to give it new to someone who will use it.


Since I haven’t tried this item I won’t score it. Cohorted has included shade specific products before and it can be a complete waste!

This palette is full size, contains 6 shades, lasts for 12M and retails for £46.




Codex Beauty Bia Exfoliating Wash

This product is an exfoliating wash to clean and smooth the skin. It contains some interesting ingredients but it doesn’t really matter since this is a rinse-off product!


It’s a white cream that has tiny little exfoliating bits in it and an off-scent of lemon. It didn’t really work as well as other exfoliating products and my skin was left feeling oily, so I had to wash over with another cleanser after.

It is vegan and lasts for 6M. This 30mL tube is not full size and even has a “not for sale” sticker. This travel size is worth £10.50. SCORE = 6/10


Generation Clay Brightneting Purple Clay Mask

This clay mask was pleasant to use but it has a medium strength scent of what I can only describe as synthetic mud. It is not unpleasant though.


You are supposed to put the mask on dry clean skin, wait for 10 minutes to tighten and then rinse with water. The mask contains some good ingredients such as AHA and it left my skin feeling clean. That was about it, I didn’t notice any other effects. That’s ok though, masks in general are meant to be skincare addons not skincare saviours!

I love the simplicity of the design of this product and the purple colour of the tube! This 15mL tube is a travel size which retails for £5. SCORE = 8/10


Bybi Lip Scrub

This lip scrub contains some good ingredients which might go to waste since it is a rinse-off product. Nevertheless, it works well and left my lips feeling smooth and soft. It has an off-scent that I can’t describe specifically but it’s not bad either.


This 10mL tube is full size and vegan, lasts for 12M and retails for £9. Would I use this over the MAC lip scrubtious? I’m afraid not.

I really loved the inside print of the box though, its a nice cherry pattern and it reminds me of expensive jackets with nice lining! SCORE = 7/10


Memi Eyeshadow Palette in Shade Millenial

Love the colours in this palette and I even strangely love that ther is a green in it. The quality of the shadows is very good and the mirror inside is super helpful too.

The only thing I hated about this palette is how cheap and ugly the outside of the palette looks like. It’s silver but instead of looking expensive it looks very cheap.


IThis palette instantly reminded me of the Tartelette in Bloom, both in size but also colours. Both are great and have a lot of similar colours so I wouldn’t buy both. If I had to choose I’d say the Tartelette has the edge due to the nicer packaging and gorgeous vanilla scent but both are pretty good quality.


This is a full size palette which contains 12 colours, total 18g and retails for £22. It lasts for 12M. SCORE = 8/10


Lebon Villa Noacarlina Toothpaste

This is an organic toothpaste?! Why though. Anyhow, it contains Aloe Vera and Green Tea which all sounds great but not sure your teeth will care about that at all. This is not skincare, it’s toothpaste!


Other than that it was pleasant to use and it has a minty fresh flavour. This is a full size, 75mL tube which lasts for 12M and retails for £17.99. SCORE = 7/10



Overall, this month’s box contained a lot of interesting products to try and a nice balance of makeup to skincare. The biggest dissapointment though was the Anastasia palette which is the most expensive product and yet is not my shade, so I can’t use it!

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

Overall box score after product testing (average of product scores) = 7.6/10

Box value = £146.49

Star product = Kester Black Matte Liquid Lipstick in Pep Talk

To subscribe to Cohorted and get £5 off your first box click here and use the code: 6z8sdk


Did you get this month’s Cohorted? 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.

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