Having loved the previous Glamour Beauty Edit box from Latest in Beauty (read my full review here) choosing whether to purchase this edition was an easy decision, especially once I saw some of the fabulous products inside!
So what's in the box?
Eyeko Lash Curler Benefit They're Real! Mascara, HD Brows Eye & Brow Palette, Balance Me Radiance Face Oil, Philip Kingsley One More Day Dry Shampoo, Maybelline Baby Lips and Toni & Guy Glamour Firm Hold Hairspray.
Like with the last beauty box, what I love about this one is the fact that there isn't a single product that I haven't used! I've had the box a little while so I've had time to try out each of the products and whilst some are better than others, it is definitely worth £14.95, especially when you factor in that the total value of the contents is £65.00. See below for mini reviews of each of the products included in the box.
Benefit They're Real! Mascara
I was so pleased to see a sample of the Benefit They're Real! Mascara included in the box as I had wanted to try it for ages to see if it lived up to the hype. I'm pleased to say that it most definitely does! It leaves my lashes looking super long and the small applicator enables you to get close to the eye for a full lash look. I've seen some people complain that it is difficult to remove, but I can't say I have had any trouble.
Maybelline Baby Lips
The Baby Lips balm from Maybelline was probably the biggest surprise for me, in the sense that I wasn't expecting much and ended up absolutely loving it. I was sent one of the mint flavoured Baby Lips which is colourless. The mint flavour is lovely and I love how moisturising the balm is on the lips. I will definitely be picking another one of these up (perhaps a tinted one), as they are great for throwing in your handbag to re-apply when you're out in the cold!
Toni & Guy Glamour Firm Hold Hairspray
In all honesty hair products don't excite me. I only use a little hairspray to fix my hair once I have curled it, which is only about once every week! I have however tried this hairspray out and it does what it says on the tin - offers a firm hold! The scent isn't at all unpleasant like some hairsprays but I'm not convinced I'd repurchase this as I tend to just pick up whatever is on offer!
Philip Kingsley One More Day Dry Shampoo
In the last beauty box they included a Batiste Dry Shampoo, but in this box the offering was from Philip Kingsley. This was probably my most disappointing product as I don't think it even compares to Batiste. Considering the full size price is £11.90 you would expect this dry shampoo to be some sort of miracle product. I much prefer Batiste. It does what you want it to and the price is much more reasonable!
Eyeko lash curlers
I feel like what I'm going to admit is some form of beauty crime, but until I purchased this beauty box, I had never used eye lash curlers! I don't know what it is about them, but they always scared me as I thought I'd some how end up cutting my eyelashes off! Thankfully I was wrong about that. I use these lash curlers everyday before applying my mascara and feel like they do make a difference. I love how Eyeko have added the blue velvet handles to the curlers - a really nice touch!
Balance Me Radiance Oil
Whilst a lot of beauty bloggers rave about Balance Me, I'm still not completely sold. It's unfortunate because whilst I like the idea of the products being natural, I can't stand the smell of them! So far I have tried the moisturiser, the eye cream and the oil and I've had the same problem with all three. After trying the Radiance Oil a few times, I definitely noticed a difference to my skin. I think it's good to use this on days when you are going for a minimal makeup look. Despite liking the results of the radiance oil, I think I will be passing this onto my mum, as the scent is too off-putting for me to continue using it.
When it came to choosing a favourite out of all of the products I really struggled. It was a complete toss up between the mascara and this fantastic eye and brows palette by HD Brows. This was another product that I had been wanting to try for so, so long and I wasn't at all disappointed. This is the 'Foxy' palette which contains three brown shades and a lighter shade which can be used to highlight the brow bone. I tend to stick to using a mix of the two bottom shades to create the perfect colour for my eyebrows. The powder is easy to apply (I prefer using a Real Techniques brow brush rather than the mini one included in the palette) and lasts all day. This palette will last me AGES but when I finally finish it, I'll definitely be picking another one up.
Whilst not all of the products excited me, they were all very usable and I think the box was worth picking up for the HD Brows palette alone. I checked the Latest In Beauty website before publishing this review and they still looked to have the beauty boxes in stock, so if you want one, I'd go grab one now before they run out!
Have you purchased this beauty box? What did you think of the contents? Let me know in the comments below :) xo
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