Glossybox Review: 6 Beauty Products You Never Knew You Needed (PHOTOS)

Maressa Brown | Apr 29, 2015 Beauty & Style

glossyboxWhether you shop drugstore brands or often splurge at the department store cosmetics counter, we can all agree that a new perfume can be a lovely Mother's Day gift, a skin cream or blush can do wonders for getting you out of a gloomy weather funk, and sometimes you just need a swipe of a plumping lip gloss to feel oh-so-pretty. Let's face it -- these are little but wonderful ways to pamper ourselves!

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And that's one of the reasons Glossybox, a beauty box subscription that costs $21 a month and delivers five or more full-size, specially curated beauty products to your door, seems like a sweet deal. We had the opportunity to check out a typical Glossybox for ourselves, and here, we break down the products and the experience.

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  • Orogold Cosmetics 24K Bionic Complex Thermal Mask

    1

    The first product that caught my eye upon opening my Glossybox was this space age-looking "self-heating mask" from Orogold which supposedly features 24K gold (why?) and vitamin E! and will absorb dirt, oils, and toxins from your skin. A full size (2 fl. oz.) mask retails for $298. OMG! Whether or not the product is actually worth that jaw-dropping price tag is up for debate, given lukewarm reviews online. Still, generous!

  • Laura Geller Inkcredible Gel Eyeliner Pencil

    2

    Hate when your eyeliner tugs or it takes way too long to get the amount of color and drama you want? From a quick test-drive, it appears that'll never be the case with this Laura Geller Inkcredible Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Brown Eyed Girl ($20, beauty.com), which is waterproof, highly pigmented, and features some flirty shimmer to boot. Definitely a find.

  • Bodyography Cream Shadow

    3

    A cream-to-powder multitasking shadow that works on its own or works as a base? That also has enough drama for evening but could be played down for a glowy daytime look? Um, yes, sign us up. That's exactly what Bodyography Cream Shadow in Glimmer ($20, bodyography.com) is. Plus, you can blend it all together for a wash, or use the darker hues to contour and lighter shades to highlight. Though, a word of caution: It lives up to its name; it's not for the faint of heart -- or sparkle!

  • Vince Camuto Bella Rollerball

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    Some of us are into citrusy scents, while others have a penchant for all things floral, but this feminine fragrance, Bella by Vince Camuto ($22 for .02 oz., macys.com) seems to fire on all cylinders. With notes of nectarine blossoms, jasmine water, and Italian bergamot, it's not too young or too old, too musky or too sweet. So, in other words, it's a winner.

  • Fusion Beauty LipFusion Infatuation

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    Fusion Beauty LipFusion Infatuation in Pucker Up ($29 for .19 fl. oz., beauty.com) is no joke. It really does plump your lips, and the color is what seems to be a universally flattering mauve-y pink. It's also not too sticky or scented. And let's be honest: It's pretty amazing that thanks to Glossybox, we didn't have to shell out a Chanel-level price for it!

  • Vichy Proeven Daily Dark Spot Corrector

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    Vichy Proeven Daily Dark Spot Corrector ($45 for 1 fl. oz, ulta.com) claims to reduce skin discoloration from issues like UV exposure and acne scarring with the help of mother-of-pearl pigments. Of course it would take some time to see results, but most online reviews are mixed. This is the only item in the bunch that seems sort of shrug-inducing. But if dark spots are driving you nuts, it may be worth a shot.

  • The Verdict

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    For $21/month (paid month-to-month or in one lump sum of $126 for a six-month commitment) or $18.50 for a 12-month commitment, the idea of getting five products of this caliber that are specially curated for your preferences is extremely appealing. Especially if you're the type who loves to experiment with new beauty/skincare products, but you don't want to spend an arm and a leg on 'em every month! And given that the products are full size and high-end, a subscription would make a fab gift for someone who loves all things glossy.

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