Included in my box for January was:
Cult Nails Nail Lacquer in Deception
Naked Advanced Skin Cream
Burt's Bees Rejuvenating Lip Balm with Acai Berry
Smashbox Lipgloss in Fame (I think this might be from the Lip Enhancing Line, but it doesn't state so anywhere)
Two Cosmetics Lips Gloss in Sun-kissed
Senna Cosmetics Lipgloss in Sugar Cookie
NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in ECP01 Black/Gray
C158 Angle Liner/Spoolie
E.L.F. Eyebrow Stencil Kit
Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
Dermalogica Sheer Tint spf 20 in Medium
2 Beauty So Clean Cosmetic Sanitizer Wipes
The Cult nail polish went on very sheer. The light will catch a faint pink hue, but overall I'm not impressed with it, and I would have preferred some of the other shades I saw in other blog posts and pictures. I also found it very runny. In the picture, I am wearing three coats.
I found the Naked Cream hydrating and I liked the light texture. I read that some ladies didn't like the scent, but I found it inoffensive, and it smells like many of the unscented creams I own. I really like this cream!
The Burt's Bees Lip Balm was wonderful. It had a sweet smell and was very moisturizing.
The Smashbox Gloss in Fame was probably my favourite item of the group. Not just because of the name, but I liked the shade and the pigmentation. Just a personal preference, I think.
The Two cosmetics lipgloss was quite sheer on me as you can see from my swatch. The gloss was non-sticky and had a nice texture, but I doubt the longevity of it. I know I should't judge it before giving it time, but I have glosses that feel similar and just don't last past one drink.
The Senna Lipgloss was much stickier than the Two lipgloss, but still felt soft. It was also slightly more pigmented. I think I prefer this to the Two lipgloss. But still, can I have something with more pigment please? This just isn't my style. I prefer a bold lip or a bright, pretty colour to something so neutral.
Unfortunatley, I won't ever use the NYX eyebrow powder. It's in a black/gray shade. My brows are pretty dark. I'd say they are close to black. But actually using a black powder on them seems way too bold. I think I'm happy with my Smashbox brow powder, in brown. It did however come with the most adorable little spoolie I've ever seen. :)
The double ended brush/spoolie is kind of cute. I will probably try this out, but I'm not a huge fan of double ended brushes. I probably would have preferred just a liner brush. Sorry I'm so picky. :)
I've actually tried the ELF brown stencil kit a couple years ago, and I wasn't impressed. I found the stencils far too thick for my face. They are quite large! I think I'll pass these on to someone with a larger face.
I haven't tried the Dermalogica Cleansing gel.
The Dermalogica Tinted Moisturizer is lovely. The shade fits me well, and I found it light and moisturizing. It has a scent that I didn't mind. I would definitely consider purchasing this in a full sized product.
I haven't tried the Sanitizer Wipes. The packages say they are to be used to wipe clean cosmetic products, like lipsticks, gloss, cosmetic pencils etc. I may or may not try these. I'll report back if I do.
Overall, I wasn't overly impressed with my box this month. I did however love the Smashbox gloss, the Naked cream and the Burt's Bees Lip Balm. I would have been a lot happier had my nail polish been a different shade and the glosses, more pigmented. I look forward to being happier with next month's box. :)
Her'es the Cult Nail Polish in Deception:
Here's a picture of the the three Lipglosses. Smashbox Fame, Two Sun-kissed and Senna Sugar Cookie:
Thanks so much for reading! :)