After deciding to make a sudden change to their beauty box subscription service back in May, the time has finally arrived for the very first of the now quarterly Luxe Boxes. The Loose Button website has also changed so that we each now have a “Personal Product Dashboard” showcasing the products we have received in our Luxe Boxes and tips on how best to use them. I am really impressed with the user interface and how elegant it feels to use.
The box is now fairly large and rectangular allowing for larger/more products and has the Loose Button logo emblazoned in gold on the top of the lid. The build of the box is quite similar in thickness to the Glossybox. The first thing I noticed was just how “luxe'” the unboxing felt!
A product card inside an envelope with a monogramed “J”. I honestly think that Loose Button has always had one of the best symbols out there.
Instead of black crinkly paper, we are instead greeted with a white fluid fabric which I thought was a very nice touch! It’s not recyclable like the paper, but I think I will hang to these for wrapping.
Vichy ProEven Daily Dark Spot Corrector
VICHY introduces the exclusive melanin targeting DeeperCell-ConcentrateTM, combined with LHA, Vitamin Cg and Vitamin E. It acts on all surface layers of the skin and reduces the look of excess melanin. Even out your skin tone, wipe out those dark spots and reveal your flawless radiance.
Thoughts: As much as I hate the little packets, I’m happy that LB included five of these guys. I think there is enough for two applications in each packet, so I have about a week and half’s worth of product. These also came in a little brown envelope which I thought was a great touch. As for the product itself, I don’t really have any dark spots, but I sure would like to reveal my “flawless radiance”!
Full size: 30mL/$44.00
I received: 7.5mL/$11.00
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner
A precise, accentuating liquid eyeliner that will help you create the look you want without smudges.
Thoughts: So excited to finally get a chance to try this!! I’ve been stalking the Eyeko site for almost two years now and I was totally not expecting this to be in any of the beauty boxes I subscribed to so I am very happy!
Full size: 0.2g/$18.00
I received: *FULL SIZE*
Benefit Stay Don’t Stray
A dual-action primer that works 360 degrees around your eyes to help your concealer and eye shadow stay all day.
Thoughts: Whenever I see a Benefit product, I always get excited because there hasn’t been a product from this company that I don’t love. I have not tried this primer before and I will use it alongside Porefessional to see how the two compare.
Full size: 10mL/$30.00
I received: 2.5mL/$7.50
Madonna Truth or Dare Eau de Parfum
Truth or Dare by Madonna is a contemporary and sexy reinvention of a classic, robust signature white floral. This scent is timeless yet modern, simultaneously dark and light. With a blend of narcotic florals, woods, vanilla, and caramelized amber. This scent stands out from traditional floral fragrance with a contemporary edge.
Thoughts: The size of this sample is great and is what I would consider a deluxe sample size. The scent is strong, but I don’t hate it. It would just be a scent that I use very sparingly, only in cold weather and probably not when I have a headache.
Full size: 75mL/$75.00 (comes in smaller sizes)
I received: 3mL/$3.00
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Elephant Walk
Step into the Fall season with China Glaze’s newest “On Safari” collection.
Thoughts: With my 320 odd bottles of nail polish, I actually don’t have any colour from “On Safari” so this was perfect! I definitely have grey nail polishes, but “Elephant Walk” is a bit different than what I have in my current collection (I think??). It’s a pretty Fall colour though and I am a China Glaze junkie so I am quite pleased with this product.
Full size: $6.95/14mL (At Chatters)
I received: *FULL SIZE*
KMS Add Volume Volumizing Spray
Spray this weightless conditioner to your damp hair to add up to 70% fullness and volume.
Thoughts: I have been looking for a product just like this one!
Full size: 200mL/$18.00
I received: 30mL/$2.70
Loose Button Exfoliating Pad
Thoughts: Meh. It feels a little cheap…
Total Value of Fall Luxe Box: $49.15
Not bad at all LB, not bad at all! Is it worth $26/quarter though? I am still undecided, but I have one more Winter box left with my remaining $30 credit so I guess I will wait until the new year to decide. I have seen quite a bit of variety with these Fall boxes so I just hope that there isn’t quite as much of a discrepancy between Luxe Boxes in terms of value. All in all I really loved the whole experience of unboxing and felt like I was “reliving the magic” of beauty bob subscriptions again so for that I am grateful and I look forward to the November Luxe Box!