Monday, November 18, 2013

September and October 2013 Starlooks Starbox

September 2013 Starlooks Starbox

The September Starbox was not too exciting. I liked the products, but everything was very colourless. The theme was "Behind the Scenes" and I guess the idea behind these products is to achieve a dramatic and glowy look? The bonus this month was a coupon code for OOBERLUXE, which is basically an online concierge service. I wasn't too interested, but I was going to give it a try... until I saw that you have to provide your credit card information to sign up for the trial account. I decided to pass because I didn't want to go through the hassle of cancelling the service. As always, we received a quartz crysal in this box (not pictured).

1. Fashion Lashes in FL13 // 1 pair // $13

I don't wear false lashes often at all, maybe once a year? Perhaps I'll give these a try on New Year's Eve.

2. Infinity Eyeliner Pot in Milky Way // 3.8 g // $13

I really like the Starlooks Infinity liners, but wish we received a dark shade so I could use it to line my eyes for a dramatic smokey eye look. Instead, I'll probably just use this as an eyeshadow base or cream eyeshadow. This has a shimmery satin finish - it's a milky metallic.

3. Lip Gloss in Pearl Necklace // 4 ml // $12

I love the Starlooks lip glosses, but again I wish we received one with more pigmentation. This one is basically a colourless gloss with shimmer.

Overall, I thought the September box was fine, but it just didn't wow me.

// Approximate value of the products in the September 2013 Starbox: $38 //

October 2013 Starlooks Starbox

The October box was my very last Starbox. I decided not to renew my 6 month subscription because I have way too much makeup and I need to try to stop adding to my collection. My subscription ended on a high note - I thought the October Starbox was amazing! I got a decent size crystal and I don't recall there being a bonus (unless it was the discount code for Rivet & Sway).

1. Gem Eye Pencil in Mirage // 2.4 g // $14

This is a very metallic and light reflecting silver eye pencil! I think it would be stunning on the lower lash line and in the inner corner. Starlooks eye pencils are not the creamiest, but the gem eye pencil formulation is better than the regular line of eye pencils if you prefer creamy liners.

2. Tendergloss Lipstick in Puzzi // 3.8 g // $13

The Tendergloss is my favourite lipstick formulation from Starlooks... very comfortable on the lips and quite moisturizing. I'm always happy to see one included in the Starbox! This one is in a nearly colourless shade - it's a baby baby pink with lots of iridescent shimmer. It's pretty, but I wish we received a non-shimmery and more pigmented shade.

3. 3 Shade Blush Compact // 18 g (estimated) // $46

This blush palette is amazing!! There are 3 beautiful shades included: a dusty rose, a light peachy pink, and a cool toned pink. All shades are nicely pigmented. They are a little powdery but they still apply really well and show up on my skin. This was the highlight of the October Starbox for me.

Overall, I thought the October Starbox was fantastic. :)

// Approximate value of the products in the October 2013 Starbox: $73 //

I can't believe I have been subscribed to the Starbox since August 2012. In that time, I've added a lot of nice Starlooks products to my collection and I very much enjoyed this subscription service.

Note: I paid for the September and October Starboxes with my own money.

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