Not another beauty box subscription I hear you say. I have to admit there’s a lot on the market these days and they’re all great for trying new beauty products. If you’re a make-up junkie like myself, it’s the ideal way to trial before you buy and there’s some products which can surprise you in a good way too.
It contains a secret selection of hand-picked beauty must haves, enclosed in an elegant all black exterior and finished with a luxury hand tied bow. For £35 (including free delivery) it’s surprising how much is packed within the luxury black edition beauty box. And when you work out the true box value (this months totalled £125.95) you will feel smug for days, well I did anyway!
Focusing on this month’s hottest trends, flawless skin and boyish brows, here’s what I received in the Cohorted July edition to champion this seasons look.
Mars Monoi Body Glow 2
Monoï de Tahiti Oil hydrates, calms and prevents peeling of tanned skin. It has been used for centuries in French Polynesia for its medicinal, soothing, moisturising, protecting and beautifying benefits and also gives your skin a radiant glow. FYI ,with its subtle tropical fragrance, Monoï de Tahiti oil will solidify at 72 degrees Fahrenheit, without altering its quality. Warm with hands or under warm water to quickly return the oil to a liquid state. RRP £25
HD BROWS Sculpt & Glow Palette
The High Definition Sculpt & Glow Palette is the only cream contouring palette you need to create the perfect highlight and contour. Tried and tested by the industry’s leading make up artists the duo palette for contouring and highlighting is perfect to add depth and definition to your face. Simple and easy to use, the balms glide on to the skin and are incredible easy to blend, creating an on-trend and sculpted look. The Sculpt & Glow balms contains Argan Oil making it gentle on the skin and comfortable to wear, with a build able smooth texture.
How to use: Apply the contouring balm to the areas you wish to add depth (beneath the cheekbones, down the nose, around the hairline and along the jaw), then add the highlighting balm to where you want to add highlights (on the upper cheek bones, brow bone and cupids bow), continually blend with a Brush or Sponge to achieve the perfect contour. RRP £45
The Vintage Cosmetic Company Blending Sponge
Achieve a flawless finish with the Blending Sponge – perfectly shaped to work make-up into all of those hard to reach places and suitable to use with foundation, concealer and highlighter. Infused with Vitamin E, which is renowned for its moisturising properties, this is the “go-to” product for creating a perfect streak-free affect.
How to use: Apply your make-up with the blending sponge in smooth sweeping strokes until make-up is fully blended. RRP £5.95
BELLAPIERRE Mineral Lipstick & Gel Lipliner
Bellapierre Mineral Lipsticks have been formulated with natural waxes and mineral pigments, iron oxides and antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E. The smonth, silky, 100% natural formula delivers long-lasting nourishing color. The mineral pigments also provide natural protection from the sun. Mineral Lipsticks do NOT contain lead, lanolin, parabens, or other harmful ingredients.
How to use: Apply to lips as you would with a normal lipstick and reapply as necessary, Mineral Lipstick should be the last product to be applied to your daily make up routine. RRP £20
The waterproof Lip Pencil can be used to prep the lips for Mineral Lipstick, or on their own as an all-over lip color. Creating a perfectly defined pout that lasts all day has never been easier, with these creamy liners that glide on effortlessly. Formulated with pure minerals, natural waxes, and antioxidants, these are hypoallergenic and safe for all skin types.
How to use: With your lips relaxed and slightly parted, line your lips following their natural shape. To help your Mineral Lipstick last longer, use the side of the lip liner pencil to fill in your lips with color before applying. For extra shine, top your lipstick with Super Gloss. RRP £20
BOBBI BROWN Soothing Cleansing Oil
An indulgent way to cleanse skin, this special blend of Jasmine Flower Extract and botanical oils dissolves surface impurities and makeup without disrupting skin’s natural balance. The result: skin feels soothed, supple and comfortable.
How to use: Pump cleansing oil into dry hands and smooth over dry face. Splash warm water onto skin and massage to help dissolve surface impurities and makeup. Rinse skin clean with warm water. To thoroughly remove long-wearing makeup, repeat this process. RRP £31
As you can see the Cohorted Beauty Box is well worth the monthly beauty investment! So ‘glow’ forth and be you, be beautiful!