For this month’s Halloween inspired box, Glossybox created two different boxes; a trick or a treat box. I received the treat box and what a treat it was, with contents adding up to £67.99! It’s not just about the value, if the products aren’t very good but there isn’t one product I don’t like. I love the Halloween concept and I can’t wait to tell you what’s inside!
Makeup Academy, Luxe Strobe & Glow Highlight Kit in Pearl Gold (RRP £5) Full-Size
I haven’t used MUA products in a very long time and I remembered them as being okay but not great. This highlight duo contains a strobing balm and a powder highlight in a gorgeous light cream/champagne tone with golden reflects. I found the balm had a really nice creamy texture and when applied it didn’t spread onto the rest of your face, giving you a nice healthy glow. The powder highlight is a little lighter in tone to what I would normally wear but for highlighting my inner corners and nose it actually works really well. This had changed my view of MUA and I might look into their products a little more.
Luna By Luna Cosmetics, Translucent Powder, Loose (RRP £17) Full-Size
I love a loose powder because my face can get oilier than a salmon I swear. The powder is super finely milled and comes with a little puff although I prefer using a mini brush to reach and pack under my eyes. The powder does initially have some white pigment, but this goes and settles into the skin with a little blending. The power made my makeup stay in place, kept my oiliness away and even had no flash-back.
This Works, In Transit Camera Close-up (RRP Deluxe Mini = £17, Full-Size = £35) 20ml Deluxe Mini
I wish this product wasn’t so expensive for the full-size because I really do love it. The cream is a mask, moisturiser and primer all in one! I love a multitasking product, and this does all 3 jobs well. It really moisturises the skin while blurring pores and is one of the best bases I’ve tried for a long time. What can I say, It Works.
Sleek Makeup, Eyeshadow Palette in Oh So Special (RRP £8.99) Full-Size
I love the addition of an eyeshadow palette to the box because I feel like it really completes it. The shades are neutral and are a mixture between shimmers and mattes. The shadows give decent pigment (especially the black), blend decently and stay in place. I love the pink and lighter brown shades for an everyday look with a pop of shimmer. It’s a great every-day palette and I’ll definitely get some use out of it.
Illamasqua, Antimatter Lipstick in Nebula (RRP £20) Full-Size
When I found out we got an Illamazqua lipstick in this month’s box I think I actually did a happy dance. The RRP of these is £20, the box (including postage) is only £13.25! Admittedly it’s not a shade I would have normally picked but I surprised myself by loving it. It’s super pigmented, really creamy and has a great crème finish. It also has amazing staying-power which is what you need with a shade like this.
If I haven’t already made it obvious, I LOVED THIS BOX. It’s possibly the best subscription box I’ve ever gotten (so far) and Glossybox keep upping their game every month. I couldn’t help but compare this box to my Birchbox (which is only 30p cheaper) and it’s one of the reasons I cancelled my Birchbox subscription. I already know one product that’s in next month’s box and it’s another goodie, here’s to the rest of the box being as good!
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