Once again, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to review the Starlooks Starbox.
Starlooks Starbox is a monthly subscription box offering 3-4 FULL SIZED products for just $15 per month.
The Starbox is what SOLD me on monthly subscription boxes and has me HOOKED on Starlooks products.
The November 2012 Starlooks Starbox is semi-customized.
After providing custom info, the box features Tendergloss Lipstick (PM412 Pearl), a mascara tool
and an eye shadow quad (i185 Midnight in Mongolia, i270 Void Echo, i137 Rusting and i318 Coffee Bean).
The Tender Gloss Lipstick is featured below in Pearl (PM412).
It is a moisturizing lipstick with sheer coverage. Upon first application, to me it felt like a lip balm.
My cracked lips scratched the surface of it and mere moments later, I felt relief. I was rather surprised at the results.
My cracked lips were smooth and soft with a hint of rose color. It definitely did NOT feel like your typical waxy lipstick.
Here is a swatch on the back of my forearm.
And a more true to color (as it appears on my lips) swatch on the top of my hand.
The eye shadow quad came in shadows that I would hardly think to coordinate.
(L to R/Top to Bottom):
Rusting (i137), Midnight Mongolia (i185)
Coffee Bean(i318) , Void Echo (i270)
When paired with the iPrimer (reviewed in September’s Starlooks Starbox), these colors stay true and stay on. I used Void Echo as a liner, then Rusting and Midnight Mongolia on the lid blended together, then finally Coffee Bean in the crease. It was by far, one of the most magnificent creations for my eyes. I will have to post pics of my eyes later by recreating the look. We had gone out to the movies when I realized that my Lithium Ion battery charger for my camera was at work.
These colors, combined with a pair of black slacks and perhaps a shimmery brownish top would make the perfect holiday look.
I love that the shadows are removable from the quad, but I did not see the palette or shadow refills on the Starlooks site. The colors are available, but only appear as individual shadow pots, not palette refills. Regardless, the texture, the pigment and the hold of these shadows is top of the heap.
(Top to Bottom):
Rusting (i137), Midnight Mongolia (i185), Coffee Bean(i318) , Void Echo (i270)
Finally, the eyelash tool. At first glance, I thought what in the world is this?
This tool assisted me in reducing the amount of mascara that rested just above and below my lash lines, as well as a tool to reduce/remove clumps after mascara application.
I have not yet met a mascara that can eliminate human error, so I found this mostly helpful for my bottom lashes, which is the first part of the tool you see below on the left. You simply place it under your lash during mascara application to ensure that minimal damage is done to your under eye as far as mascara stray marks go. Then, you hold the second part above your top lash to reduce mascara stray marks during application. I always find myself reapplying a bit of shadow to reduce the mascara NOISE per se. This tool eliminates that need. Finally, the end is used to smooth out clumps and straighten and stuck together lashes.
Well, if you don’t want THIS (below picture)…..the mascara tool is great for preventing minor mascara blotches that can turn any look into a mess.
Look above my lashes and below. This is before. Again, my camera battery charger is unavailable, but if you don’t want this and desire a more clean look, I highly recommend this tool. In the picture below, you can see the mascara “NOISE” just above my left lash line as well as below. Plus, if you look at my upper right lashes, the end piece could have easily evened out the stuck together lashes in the photo below. You do have to catch it before your mascara dries.
I’m definitely in LOVE with Starlooks products. They are comparable if not better to major department store brands. If you’re ready to try them, the monthly Starbox subscription lets you try FULL SIZED products for just $15 per month. You can barely get one department store cosmetic for that price.
Stay tuned for December’s Starbox; a $99 value for only $15.
I received the above products through Sublime Media Connection in exchange for an honest review. In no way was I asked to give a positive review.