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.
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 February box!
Avene Hydrance Intense Serum Rehydrant ($3.76) Packed with Avène Thermal Spring Water, this serum provides 24 hour hydration. Since it has an oil free formulation, it’s doesn’t make the skin feel greasy. It’s a great way to start a make up regimen. It’s lightly fragranced and the scent didn’t bother me, but I think it irritated my skin. This was so lightweight that it was inappropriate for my dry skin, especially in winter. I used nearly the entire tube. At least I can say it absorbs quickly!
MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara ($23 Full-Size 0.44oz.) This is an extremely small sample – so small that I think it affects the testability of this product. This wasn’t anything special for me. There’s not a lot of product in the sample (it’s so small that I might call it $1 worth because there’s no size on the package), and while it’s black, I didn’t see any volume gains over other similar and less expensive mascaras. I do think I noticed a bit more curl. It comes with a special brush that evenly spreads out the mascara so it doesn’t clump the lashes together. But the handle is so small on this that you’re maneuvering all over the place.
The Beauty Crop Wing Woman Liquid Eyeliner ($12.50)Cat-eye, winged, flirty flick or just simple lined lids, this eyeliner can do the job. The deep black formula will helps define your eyes the way you want without flaking, smudging, or budging. It also has a nourishing formula which is rich in argan oil, licorice, and blackberry, so there’s no problem about color fading or irritation!
You can apply it as close to the eyelashes as possible since it has a fine tip. It’s also highly pigmented and doesn’t fade easily.
Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream ($13.53) Made from 99% natural botanical ingredients and hyaluronic acid, the formulation of this eye cream works well in making tired eyes looks brighter and more refreshed. It’s lightweight and works right away in removing puffiness so you and your eyes look well rested. This is a generous sample that will last for many uses!
Ouai Leave-In Conditioner ($4.65) With a jelly like consistency, this leave in hair conditioner works to control frizz, smoot out tangles, and add shine. As an added bonus it has a great scent to it too. This was my sample choice for the month because I love Ouai, but I don’t know how smart that was – I have really fine hair. However, it’s a good product for me to use if I use a stripping shampoo in the shower and don’t follow with conditioner.
Once again, Birchbox has put together an amazing box loaded with lots of amazing items this month, with a value of about $35 or so (I really did count $1 for the mascara, I think it’s a terrible sample!). This wasn’t my best box for sure but I got a nearly full size black liquid eyeliner and a great eye cream along with the ability to test out a few other products!
What do you think of the February Birchbox? What was your favorite item from your box?