GLOSSYBOX Review February 2019

GLOSSYBOX is a beauty subscription box that delivers 5 deluxe or full-size products each month ranging from niche to high-end. The box ships from the US and items are sourced from more than 400 brands around the world.

There are four GLOSSYBOX subscription options (all prices in USD):

  • monthly ($21/month, billed monthly)
  • 3-month ($58.50, paid upfront)
  • 6-month ($111, paid upfront)
  • 12-month ($210, paid upfront)

Shipping in the US is free; shipping to Canada is $5/box + any duties and customs fees.

Subscribers can complete a beauty profile to help ensure the box matches their preferences and needs. It can be updated at any time.

Each GLOSSYBOX includes a one-page fold-out guide that describes each product in the box and offers tips on how to use them. February’s box also had a small note about a product substitution. (The Bloom Volumizing Mascara from Manna Kadar Beauty was unavailable so an eye shadow/bronzer duo from the brand was included instead.)

Benny’s like, “Are you kitten me?” but I don’t mind. I’m already using a couple of mascaras that I really like so I’m happy to try the shadow.

February Details

Whether you’re single, in a relationship, or are still receiving that adorable heart-shaped card from your Grandma in the mail, there is one thing February should always be a reminder of — the need to love yourself and those around you.

Self-love is looking in the mirror and seeing your unique beauty starting back at you. While some brands seek to transform you, all of our February favorites celebrate your truest self, and frankly, who’s better than the almighty you?

So go ahead, treat yourself to a mascara that extends your natural lashes, a lovely scent to call your own, and a lip gloss for that perfect pout. But don’t forget, sharing is caring and with 5 products and a GLOSSYBOX favorite in your February box, there’s enough to spread the love around.

Manna Kadar Mineral Powder Chic/Trifecta Duo ($22)

This product is the substitute for the mascara that was originally slated for the box so the description wasn’t in the guide. Here’s more about it from the GLOSSYBOX site:

These long-wear powders have a custom formulation offering a special light texture which glides on smoothly and evenly. Product can be used wet or dry. Apply as a shadow with fingers or shadow brush. Apply to cheeks with a powder or blush brush. To achieve a more foiled/dimensional look with your eyeshadows, lightly dampen your brush, dip into the product and apply to eyelid.

I recently pitched my shadow palettes after reading an article about makeup expiration dates so I was really happy to see this duo. I love the colours and the subtle shine and how evenly they went on. I’ve only tried them on my eyelids, but I think the lighter shade would suit me for a blush as well.

Freeman Psssst! Original Dry Shampoo ($3.95)

An effective solution to transform dull dirty hair without washing. Contains a perfected amount of powder to absorb excess oil, eliminate odor and product build up while boosting volume. Hair looks, feels, and smells freshly shampooed without the use of water. Just spray, brush, and go.

The dry shampoo isn’t in the product guide either, so this must be the bonus GLOSSYBOX favourite. I can see why. It has a light citrus scent, gives me a bit of volume without a white overcast you get from some brands and it doesn’t feel sticky or stiff. And the travel size is so handy.

Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch ($5)

A new way to treat acne, the patch extracts impurities, camouflages pimples and help heal skin in an emergency, wherever you are. Small enough to fit in a purse or wallet, quality ingredients are delivered to skin while preventing you from picking or scratching. 

I had this exact product in my Amazon shopping cart so I was thrilled to see it in the February GLOSSYBOX. It’ll be the first patch I’ve tried (have you tried it or any others?) and I’ve seen some great reviews so I’m hoping it’ll work for me too. (By some small miracle I don’t have any pimples that need treating just now but of course now that I’ve said that I’ll probably be inundated overnight.)

Proenza Schouler Arizona Eau de Parfum ($28)

Discover a feeling of adventure in the scent of white cactus flower, jasmine and orange flower with Arizona eau de perfume. Inspired by the horizon of the Sonoran Desert, the bottle’s design down to the scent is a complete work of art.

I rarely wear perfume, and when I do, only sparely, so I like the small size of this one and the scent is really pretty. Another keeper.

Doucce Relentless Matte Lip Crayon ($22)

The deeply pigmented color has a matte finish for a look that lasts as long as you do. Available in a variety of shades, it’s ideal for every skin tone and comes complete with a sharpener for an easy, defined outline. 

For me, the matte finish is a miss. I find it crazy dry and kind of sticky at the same time. It’s too bad since the colour is so nice and the crayon so easy to use.

skinChemists Rose Quartz Lip Plump ($32)

No need to rely on painful fillers, skinChemists’ Rose Quartz Lip Plump gives users a fuller pout while hydrating for soft and lightly glossy lips. Acting as a lip gloss, balm and plumper, the triple threat of lip care has both health and appearance benefits and only takes seconds to apply.

As a gloss and moisturizing balm, this one is fabulous, but I can’t say my lips look any fuller. On the upside, it has a zippy minty scent, a pleasing tingle going on and it’s not sticky like so many glosses. (That last bit alone makes it a keeper.)

GLOSSYBOX Review February 2019 – Final Thoughts

Sarah at A Year of Boxes has been reviewing GLOSSYBOX for a few years now and really loves it, so I’m so glad she gave me the chance to try it too. All of the products arrived in flawless condition without a lot of needless packaging and I was excited by the variety and how “me” they all are. I mean, I literally had those pimple patches in my cart! I think it’s a fantastic value (this one $111!) and a wonderful monthly treat, without an indulgent price.

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