Birchbox May 2019

Birchbox | May

Beauty Blog

Lipstick Queen Mornin’ Sunshine Lipstick

I’ve had mixed experiences with these transforming lipsticks. I find that they either don’t do anything or they develop into a crazy bright shade that I would never wear. This one is probably the best I’ve ever tried. With one application it changes into a natural color that I really like. You can layer more if you want a bolder color, but a light application was perfect for me.

Marcelle Xtension Plus Skyline Mascara

Here we go again with another mascara. I am still on the hunt for something that will meet or exceed the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara, but it hasn’t happened yet. I will say that this mascara definitely lengthens and curls but it doesn’t thicken at all. Thickening is extremely important to me, this product is just average and I wouldn’t purchase it in the future.

Amika Velveteen Dream Smoothing Balm Amika Velveteen Dream Smoothing Shampoo and Smoothing Conditioner

I was so excited to receive these three products from Amika in this months box because Amika is one of my favorite brands! Their products are consistently great and never disappoint. I used all three of these smoothing products together and they were fantastic. My hair felt shiny, smooth and healthy. I highly recommend them.

Vasanti Brighten Up Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator

I’ve tried one product from Vasanti before and I was very happy with it so I was looking forward to trying another product from that line. This papaya and aloe exfoliator is designed to combat dull skin, acne scars, dark spots and more. It is both a physical and a chemical exfoliator that I found to be very effective. If you are looking for an exfoliator that is gentle on your skin but has very effective results, this is a good one to try.

Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray

I’ve reviewed this product in the past, and I just don’t get the hype. This product did not work for me at all and I wouldn’t recommend it.

Coola Classic Moisturizer SPF 50 – Fragrance Free

I’ve always enjoyed the brand Coola and this is another great product! Products with high SPF tend to have a lot of issues for me. They are generally heavy, block my pores and clog up my skin. They also can make my skin look really greasy and don’t generally mix well with my makeup. This product doesn’t have any of those issues. It is lightweight, effective, and did not make my skin feel shiny and greasy. My makeup also wore very well over this product. I will definitely continue to use this in the future.

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