Monday, September 23, 2013

Starlooks Starbox Review! September 2013


I am VERY excited to do this review, as I have been following the Starlooks Starboxes on youtube for almost a year now, and I am absolutely thrilled to finally receive one that I can review for you all! But before we get into the goodies that I received for September, let me explain a bit about Starlooks, who they are, and what the Starbox is!

Starlooks is a professional cosmetics company that has their full line available at starlooks.com Over the past year, they have provided a subscription service called the "Starbox" to help get their products to consumers in a fun, affordable way. The great thing about Starlooks is that they have very high quality cosmetics (some of their cosmetics chemists worked for MAC and other high end lines) and the Starbox allows you to try 3-4 of their products each month. These are not samples, either! They are FULL SIZED cosmetics.

Another great part about the Starlooks Starbox is that each box is specially curated. It's never just a bunch of random cosmetics thrown into a box. Each box is carefully planned based on professional beauty and fashion forecasts, in order to guarantee that each box contains a complete “look” that is on trend during that particular month

The price is $15 a month, and you will ALWAYS receive full size products from their line that retail for far more than the cost of the box. This particular month, I received a box worth $42!

Another fun thing? They send you a "Birthday Box" which I haven't heard of ANY other company doing. On your birthday month, you will receive an extra box on top of your regular monthly box with a small assortment of cosmetics, for free to celebrate your birthday. Kind of awesome, right?

Now that I've rambled a bit about Starlooks, let's get into what I received this month in my September Starbox!

The box arrived in a white bubble mailer and I pulled out a very cute white box with a pink letter attached.


The box is very slim, and very nice-looking. I have seen some of the past boxes, and I believe that they change up the box every month depending on what the theme is. They're quite nice and would make nice storage boxes! I thought the envelope was very nice, too! It was even sealed with wax! (How fancy!)


Inside the envelope was an invitation code to try a month of Ooberluxe, which is a company that is essentially a virtual assistant. I took a quick peek at the site, and it's kind of neat if you're a busy person, IE: If you have to do a lot of research and would like help!


I popped the box open right after the envelope to find a nice array of pretty white and black boxes! 



Let's do the obvious first. The black box with a set of lashes. I was a bit let down, only because I'm obsessed with lashes, have tons of them, and also have very specific brands that I use. I decided to take them out of the box and see what I thought of them anyway.



The shape of these lashes is no too bad. They seem to be shorter on either end with some longer lashes in the middle. I prefer demi-cut lashes, where they are shorter on the inside and fan out to longer lashes on the outside. It gives a larger appearance to the eyes. I also didn't like that these lashes looked a bit plastic-y. They didn't look like actual lashes, but more like the plastic, cheap ones that you see around Halloween. I have yet to try them, though. They haven't won me over yet. If they DO, I will post an update!

Next item was a lip gloss!


This lip gloss is called "Pearl Necklace" and while it appears a bit peachy in the photo, it's more of a cream-white color with a shimmer of a similar tone. I did a quick swatch here:



It does look a bit "clear" on my skin tone, but it does have a light color to it. It's very shiny gloss and is actually an excellent formula. It has a very light tackiness too it (it's NOT watery/liquidy) but it's not sticky or thick at all. It's very comfortable on the lips as well. This is a nice color, but I would most likely never buy a shade like this as there isn't much color pay off. It's very nice to wear alone or on top of a bold lip for a bit of shine!

The next product was a gel eye-liner.



This is probably my favorite item in the entire box. I really love gel liners, and I especially love that they've sent us a white one. I think this would make a great base for eye shadow, but more importantly, it can be applied on the water line and on the inner corners of the eye to really make them pop! White eye-cosmetics are always useful when you want to achieve an awake/bright eye look, and I'm really happy to receive a product that I don't already have in my collection! Here's a swatch:



This is just one quick swipe, too! It's very pigmented and has a really beautiful, frosty/shimmery finish!

I really like that everything compliments each other well in this box. I think you can come up with a nice pearly, fresh look with the products in this box, and I look forward to making a look out of them! Here's a photo of everything I received. Note: There is a small tube of lash glue and a little quartz crystal  as well. They include a crystal in each box as a little extra :) There's also a card with a few shots of their models wearing this month's products with more information about each product on the back of the card. (You can also see better the shade of the lip gloss in this photo!)


 Overall, I am very pleased with my Starlooks Starbox. I really look forward to what they have in store for next month, especially because it's Halloween! If you sign up before the 10th of the month, you will receive October's box as well! If you're interested in trying Starlooks Starbox for yourself, sign up on their website: STARLOOKS 

Using the link I posted above will give me credit for you signing up! So thank you in advance and I KNOW you will love this service! :)


PLUS! Our boxes, unlike other subscriptions, are NOT comprised of random selections of product. Our Creative Team (a wonderful group of highly trained professionals from the beauty and fashion industry) carefully plans each month based on professional beauty and fashion forecasts, and products are carefully selected to guarantee that each box contains a complete “look” that is not only fashion forward, but also current. - See more at: http://starlooks.com/pages/faq#sthash.NUnmNwDw.dpuf
PLUS! Our boxes, unlike other subscriptions, are NOT comprised of random selections of product. Our Creative Team (a wonderful group of highly trained professionals from the beauty and fashion industry) carefully plans each month based on professional beauty and fashion forecasts, and products are carefully selected to guarantee that each box contains a complete “look” that is not only fashion forward, but also current. - See more at: http://starlooks.com/pages/faq#sthash.NUnmNwDw.dpuf

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