Sunday, 10 February 2013

Glossybox February 2013 - Valentine's Day

This month's Glossybox is all about Valentine's Day with the question "Will You Be Ours?"

This box contained : 
Micabella Cosmetics Mineral Blush Powder sample 
Docteur Renaud Raspberry Soft Creme sample
Modelco Eyeshadow Duo
Helen E Cosmetics Moisturising Lipstick
Anatomicals You Need A Blooming Shower

My first thoughts when I opened this box were .... right. so another Anatomicals product, a tiny, tiny, tiny sample of blusher in a weird colour, lipstick, lolly, eyeshadow and moisturiser. I didn't jump for joy because to be honest I was really let down. The only thing I love is the design on the box and the bright pink ribbon that kept it all secure in the box.

 Modelco Eyeshadow Duo : Eyeshadow Palette in Bronzed Goddess.

Okay. So... I wear these shades quite often actually from a different palette I received a while ago. I love bronzey shades, they're easy to dress up or dress down, especially with my favourite cat-eye liner. However, this eyeshadow is not quite as easy to use as I'd hoped. Oh, what is so hard about it? I hear you ask. Basically it's crumbly. It's okay to apply with your fingertips but otherwise it's pretty naff. My eyeshadow brushes can't pick it up at all and it's just really flakey all over the place and I won't be using it....ever. Soz!

Helen E Cosmetics Moisturising Lipstick in Cafe Au Lait

 Okay, so next we have the lipstick. I've never heard of Helen E Cosmetics but I'm sure they're all great and she's a lovely woman but BY GOD this colour is absolutely ridiculous! Considering my beauty profile on the Glossybox website has been completed since I first subscribed I thought they might actually pay attention to it when they packed the boxes, but no. I've got this in the shade "Cafe Au Lait" and it does look like a milky coffee but with more glitter in it when you look at the lipstick itself.

However when I put the lipstick on it was actually laughable. I looked like I was in the middle of developing hypothermia whist doing my best impression of Diana Ross circa 1993. You can see for yourself in the photo how nasty this lip shade is.

I really, really do not love it if you couldn't tell.

 Micabella Cosmetics Mineral Blush Powder in Terra Cotta

This Micabella Cosmetics blusher is, as I mentioned above really frickin' small, which with hindsight is probably a good thing because I won't be using much of it anyway. The swatch above is in the shade Terra Cotta and at first I literally looked at it and said "well this is a horrible colour.." but after applying it it wasn't too awful so I take that back. I do wish that these samples weren't all loose powders though. I have a BM Beauty bronzer from a box last year that I just can't use because all the loose powder is unevenly distributed and I look like Snooki on a bad day.

I haven't photographed the last two products as I haven't formed much of an opinion of them. I'll probably use the moisturiser when my Vichy pot runs out and the body cleanser will be going in the drawer for products to take away on holiday/overnight stays. 

I'm sorry this is such a negative review but I'm just being honest. I really feel like Glossybox should be upping their game considering the competition that's on the market. Given that their customers are the way they make their profit it's high time they paid attention to the feedback and beauty profiles that we complete. I've seen so many people unsubscribing from Glossybox lately and I've been thinking about it myself, £10 + P&P is too much to waste on products that aren't going to be used, especially when the company aren't making any effort to listen to their audience.

Sorry Glossybox, I won't be yours for much longer if you don't sort it out.


  1. This cracked me up - that lipstick was awful. I agree with you that Glossybox need to up their game.

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    Cristina @Cristina's Beauty Box

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