I really, really enjoy the monthly drop of Cohorted Beauty Boxes - a black box, jam packed with more often than not full sized and high-end beauty products, delivered straight to your door for £35. Yes it is one of the more pricier beauty subscription plans but as the contents more than exceed the retail price of the box, you get a great deal each month. After a year of receiving the Cohorted Beauty Box, I've stumbled across one edition that I wasn't fully blown away by and here is why...
Due to the popularity of The Balm Nude'Tude Eyeshadow Palette (full size £35), it has been included once again; great if you have yet to try this amazing array of neutral and highly pigmented eyeshadows, not so much if you already own said palette - twice over. Yup this is my third The Balm Nude'Tude Eyeshadow Palette - I bought one a year ago, recieved one within a past Cohorted Beauty Box and of course have another now. For most this won't be a problem and I can imagine if you don't already own this palette it will be a very welcome addition to any make-up collection.
I am very happy to finally be able to try The Balm Eye Primer (£5/deluxe sample), yes this is a little on the dinky side but perfect for not only travel but to try before committing to a full size version. So far I have to say I am really enjoying this: it is soft, moisturising and really holds the eyeshadow in place. Unlike other eyeshadow primers this doesn't seem overly laden with silicones and is surprisingly comfortable to wear - I may treat myself to a full sized tube in the future.
Two other products that I already own (the problems of being a beauty junkie huh?) within the box are: Bare Minerals Heavenly Face Brush (£25), a large, dense fluffy brush that effortlessly blends out liquid and powder foundation with ease. I'm actually glad to own another, I mean anything to put off brush washing day huh? The other product is Nails Inc Nail Polish in Cadogan Square (£9/full size)- a fairly deep nude come caramel shade that is chic and a nice change of pace from light nude polishes.
As a huge fan of Pixi cosmetics I am excited to finally try out the Pixi Crayon Combo in Supernatural (£14.50/full size), a nifty duo-ended eye crayon that can be used to line, define and tint the eye area. One end is a matte deep brown that is firm in texture and ideal for lining the eyes, the other is a metallic chocolate brown, softer in formulation eyeshadow. A great time and space saving, multi-tasking product.
So yes this is a great box but the problem for me and maybe me alone, is that I already own a high proportion of the products within this months Cohorted Beauty Box. Would this put me off future Cohorted Beauty Boxes? In a word no, repeat products when you are a beauty blogger are bound to happen and this is more to do with the size of my beauty stash than anything else.
Cohorted Beauty Box £35 per month via Cohorted - link.