Yes darlings, you guessed it right, it is the highly acclaimed BeauBox, the only beauty box brand in town that promises to ALWAYS give you four or more FULL SIZED items in the box! When the box was first launched a few weeks ago, I was already smitten. Which lady in their right mind would say no to such a beautiful pink box that is both sturdy and pretty at the same time? I knew I had to get it right then.
The theme for their debut box is Bare Beauty, inspired by the encouragement to everyone to express their individuality. There is no need to cover up, and basically, you are unique, and you are given the right to shine in your own light, to be yourself, and to be special.
The products as is with other boxes, are wrapped in paper, but without any filler paper, though there was a thick wad of bubble wrap on top. I wonder why there are no filler papers considering that the paper will absorb some of the shock from the handling of delivery companies.
Quick sneak peak of the products inside, there are five altogether, four of which are beau.box cosmetic limited edition brands, and the fifth is the guest brand, Jelly Pong Pong.
Stare Palette, The Eye Contouring Kit (12g/ RM149)
A combination of 6 colours in a lightweight packaging makes it travel friendly. This colour combination contours, highlights, shades, and accentuates the eyes. With the Stare Palette, you can easily create a deep setting sultry look or alluring smokey eyes! It is so multi dimensional, some use it to fill and shape the brows!
This was one of the products I was most excited to receive as I loved eyeshadows and could justify getting just any type of palette. But when I got this in the box and opened it up, I was quite disappointed to find that my highlighter had crushed and that the powder went everywhere. There was even some of the highlighter powder on some of the other products.
So I went to their Facebook page to see if there was any way that they could remedy this. I saw on their page that they mentioned the Stare Palette was pretty fragile, because of the very intricate baking process and fine powder, so if there was any problem with the palette, we could just email to them and send them a picture of the defective product and they will do the necessary.
So I sent them an email and a picture of the crushed palette (above), and they got back to me within 24 Hours! Awesome customer service :D I gave them my details and they replied me telling me they will take 48 Hours to process and send me a replacement straightaway after processing.
I was actually quite impressed at the level of professionalism they displayed, and really, this is the way things should be done. As long as the product is defective, I believe that the Companies should immediately replace the defective product provided that sufficient evidence has been shown.
Wonder Powder Intuitive Mineral Powder Foundation in Nude (6g/ RM79)
This product reduces imperfection and gives your skin a radiant and luminous glow. Formulated with skin-compatible minerals, this product is intuitively designed to create a natural dimensional finish that allows your skin to look its best without overpowering it. It also provides a silky matte finish that helps with excessive shine and also provides a broad-spectrum protection towards UVA/UVB rays.
I have always been on the lookout for a good face powder that I can use on a daily basis, so I was quite glad to get this. However, I am not sure whether or not to feel disappointed that this is quite a small product, even though it is full sized. The size of this is roughly about the size of the old 50 cents coin, just larger by a little. And judging by the price, it's quite pricey for a face powder of only 6g. So if I were to use this and I liked it, the only thing holding me back would be the price for only 6g *just saying*
Sexy Blender, dewy Blending Sponge (RM49)
Dip, Squeeze, and Blend. This curvy blending foundation sponge is the best tool any girl could have. The sexy blender helps you to blend your foundation or base make up to achieve silky and dewy skin. You will never look cakey and "over-powderful" again!
Lol I really love the way they described the blender :p On a serious note, I was quite glad that this was one of the products they gave out. I was deciding whether or not to get the Beauty Blender, but now that I have this, I won't anymore!!! Hohoho let's try out this baby first and see how it fares :)
Rain Maker Serum (30ml/ RM229)
This serum contains Hyaluronic Acid which has the ability to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, drawing moisture out of the environment and onto the surface of the skin. Phyto-actives and antioxidants boost clarity and revive tired and sluggish skin, assisting the skin to find its equilibrium. It is non-comedogenic and ensures the deep delivery of nutrients and actives to reveal a fresher, younger, firmer and brighter complexion.
Have not tried this product yet, but the description looks promising. I would definitely trust something with Hyaluronic Acid, especially if it's non-comedogenic, as I have large pores. Will post up a review of this product and let you guys know the results!
Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush (2.5g/ RM69)
A moisturising lip stain that tints your lips with just the right amount of juicy colour and hydrates like a balm. Apply liberally, purse and let the silky lightweight texture melt onto your lips.
I love the colour I got right away, as it's a soft pink colour, which I believe will be a little sheer on my lips, giving me just the right amount of tint without being too overpowering. Will try this out too and let you guys know! :)
So there you have it ladies and gentlemen, the very first full-sized subscription based Beauty Box in town :) Their mantra is that it takes time to try out the products and to experience the products, so sample sizes just don't cut it anymore.
The price of one Beau Box is RM129, but is available for a special introductory price of only RM89! Like most BB companies, you get reward points if you purchase the three or six months package, which you can use to redeem certain full sized items, or another BeauBox. What's more, they promise that the minimum value for all the products in the box is RM370. So you pay RM89 for a box with products in it worth RM370 and above!
Oh and do you remember me mentioning how my Stare Palette was crushed? I got a replacement within the week!
They have also specially included a note for me, thanking me for my feedback. What's more, I got another extra free gift too!
So here's my replacement for the crushed palette that was in my initial box. I loved how they took EXTRA precaution to ensure that my products are safe. There were tons and tons of bubble wrap! The products were bubble wrapped, and placed into a box, which was ALSO bubble wrapped. Talk about taking extra precaution the second time around!
Can you see the little purple coloured box in the lower left picture? That's the extra little gift that they sent to me!
It's from their guest brand of the month, and is the Jelly Pong Pong Chic Shine :D Not sure how much it costs though as they didn't provide me with the details of the product.
However, what I do know is that it can be used for the cheek and lips. This particular shade that I got (Brazilian) can also be used as a bronzer! Hurray three in one use! :D
Verdict: 8/10.I find that they did it pretty right with their first debut box, there is quite a lot of make up products, and the skincare product is also suitable for use for all skin types. The cosmetic colours are all very neutral shades and I can safely say that anyone who gets this box will be able to use the products featured. Oh and they have excellent customer service :D Gave them an extra point for that.
Additional Comments: I love that their box is pink in colour, and has the subtle UV stamping design that makes it even more appealing to girls. It is very sturdy, and can be reusable for many different types of uses! The makeups are in the Beau.Box brand which is specially made, so for the price you pay, taking into account all this items, is actually pretty worth it. Definitely because it is the special beau.box brand, it is a limited edition, so you can only get them at BeauBox.
So will you be interested in getting a BeauBox for yourself? Visit http://www.beauboxcosmetics.com/ now!
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Til the next time, stay beautiful!