We were beyond excited to see an Exude lipstick in here (we love anything that Rachel Zoe attaches her name to), but we were rather disappointed that they chose a bright cherry red color. Red lipstick isn't exactly well known for being a universally flattering color on all women and many of us just don't feel like we can pull off the bright red lip trend. We would have been much happier with a pale pink or nude lipstick, but we guess beggars can't be choosers. It is a full-size lipstick that retails for $29. We're going to do our best to make it work for us, by blotting it with a tissue to tone down the bright color and applying a nude gloss on top to bring it down even a little more. Here's a swatch...
As soon as we saw the Eye Rock designer liners, we immediately knew that we wanted to film a Beauty Battle on these, so stay tuned to see how those work out for us in the coming weeks. The rest of the box was just 'eh'. We'll definitely use the nail polish remover pads and the cute little heart shaped nail file is perfect to keep in our purse. Perfume samples aren't necessarily our favorites to receive...other than the Kate Spade Twirl sample that we received in a box last June, most of the scents just don't hit the mark for us.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Birchbox, it's a monthly subscription that is delivered to your doorstep with 4-5 luxe beauty samples for $10 a month (US residents only). If you decide to give it a try, be sure to let them know that HLNC sent you.
And if you're already a Birchbox subscriber, we'd love to hear what you got in your box this month! Drop us a comment to let us know.