Birchbox is a beauty sampling subscription service that sends 5 new items each month so you can try before you buy. Birchbox is $10 a month and you can choose a monthly sample during selection time, let Birchbox decide, or pick a pre-curated box. This is a review of a regular, non-curated box without a sample choice this month so all of my samples were a surprise! How well did it match the profile that I created when I signed up? Read on to find out!
NOTE: Birchbox is currently testing out additional subscription options – check that info out here.
The back of the box as well as the inside rim even had inspirational words and quotes on them.
This month Birchbox celebrated their 7th anniversary and sent products to help streamline our beauty routine.
The information card gives brief details on each item as well as the price if you were to buy the full size.
You can visit Birchbox.com/MyBox to easily see the details of your box, which I recommend because sometimes they have videos on the item product pages which I find useful.
Everything in my September box!
I was surprised to see 3 makeup products this month! I think I have been receiving more makeup items from Birchbox lately rather than my Ipsy bag!
Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray ($3) It has been incredibly hot, humid, and windy here and even my best volumizing products are having a hard time keeping up so I didn’t want to risk extreme limpness with a leave-in conditioner. I always pass these along to my daughters since they have hair that can benefit from the argan, rosehip, and coconut oils in this product.
Avène 3 in 1 Makeup Remover ($1.50) can be used to remove makeup from eyes, face, or lips. I tried it on my eyes and face and found it to be highly perfumed. I try to keep fragrance away from my eyes and face but gave it a try and it was just ok, I think I prefer a liquid remover for my eyes and an oil for my face.
Pixi by Petra Liplift Max in Sheer Rose ($6.22) is supposed to plump your lips and has a minty flavor.
The shade was pretty sheer and a good match for my lip color. I used it alone and over lip liner and it wasn’t gloopy, but I can’t say my lips looked plump.
Lord & Berry Glow Strobing Pencil ($10) I liked this little pencil and thought it gave me a wide-awake, youthful look when I used it on the inner corners of my eyes.
The small size means you can get it into those eye corners, but you can also use it on the cupid’s bow, brow bone, or bridge of nose. I wish it had lasted longer though – I couldn’t tell it was there just a short time later.
Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner in Black ($12.57) A few months ago I contacted Birchbox to ask why I keep getting black eyeliners. They said it was because I had selected “classic” for my beauty look. I changed it to “natural” and bam, here comes another black eyeliner that I can’t pull off. I am passing this on to my daughter, who loves liquid black eyeliner and does the whole cat eye with tape and everything.
Here’s the tip up close. I was able to draw a straight line but you can also make a series of small dots and then connect them.
Here is the eyeliner, strobing pencil, and lip gloss swatched on my inner arm.
My favorite items this month were the lip gloss and strobing pencil, and I was really disappointed by the overly fragrant makeup remover. I would prefer a different eyeliner shade but I know my daughter will LOVE this skinny one so it’s all good. Birchbox sends out many box variations each month and the value of my box overall was about $33.29. I rated my products on the Birchbox website to see if that helps me get selections that work for me in future boxes.
What do you think of the September Birchbox? What was your favorite item from your box?