Yippee! June was the month that I FINALLY got my hands on one of the legendary Cohorted Beauty Boxes and I am so excited to share my thoughts on the contents with you! I have placed several orders from the Cohorted site in the past and they always include one or two little treats with your purchase such as skincare samples and even bonus make up items so I knew I could expect great value for money with their Beauty Box. Well it certainly is £19.99 well spent and knowing that I have already secured July’s box as well makes me incredibly happy!
Without further ado, here’s a closer look at the contents of June’s amazing box:
Cargo Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette in “Let’s Meet in Paris”:
Worth £35.00 at RRP and available from the site for £20.00 I have already got my money’s worth from the box with the first item! I have actually lusted over these palettes on the site previously and I liked this shade selection best, although I eventually plumped for a cheaper Sleek palette so I was thrilled when I opened up the box and saw this. It is beautifully packaged and contains 12 gorgeous highly pigmented, shimmery shades that are really wearable, some for everyday use and some to create dramatic evening looks. Even the brush that’s included is decent quality!
Cargo Cosmetics Bronzer in ‘Light’:
Another lovely Cargo pick. I didn’t own anything from the brand before receiving the box but I am now seriously impressed and on the lookout for other bits and bobs. This light shade provides a natural looking glow so is ideal for all skin types. Since my skin is naturally quite fair I would look ridiculous if I attempted to pull off a bronzer shade much darker so I was very happy with this. When applied over my usual BB Cream it made my skin look healthy and glowing. With an RRP of £20.00 you can once again see what great value for money this box represents.
Essie Summer 2014 Collection Nail Polish in ‘Haute in the Heat’:
This is a deep fushia shade from quality Nail Polish brand Essie. I love to paint my toenails in a vivid shades during the summer months and I wasn’t expecting this polish to be as dark as it turned out to be. Never the less it is an extremely rich shade and is easy to apply, giving complete coverage with just one coat so it could definitely save you some time if you are in a bit of a rush!
Every June box contained those 3 items as well as a bonus treat which varied from box to box. Mine contained this Dolce & Gabbana Eyeliner Pencil:
I actually decided to purchase a white eyeliner a couple of weeks ago and added a budget one to an online order that I was making. Now I have this baby however, I don’t think the other pencil will be getting much use! If I’m honest when I spotted this in the box my first thought was one of lust for the brand rather than what I thought of the product itself but I am happy to report that it is also a great liner! I used it on the lower rims of my eyes and in the inner corners to create a wide awake look. It glided on effortlessly and was easy to blend with my fingers. There is a smudging tool on the other end although I didn’t use that as I wouldn’t have been comfortable putting it that close to my eyeballs! I imagine it would be great when using other shades of the pencil though.
Well there you have it, arguably the most impressive Beauty Box on the market at the moment. The main reason that I first got into Beauty Boxes was the opportunity to try products from brands that I wouldn’t usually go for, either because they were relatively unknown or out of my usual price range and Cohorted have delivered in both areas here. These 3 brands are completely new to my make up bag and there is every chance that I would never have splurged on the products individually. Now however, I see what great quality they all are and I am interested in checking out what other products Cargo, Essie and Dolce & Gabbana Cosmetics have to offer.
Cohorted Beauty Boxes are available on a first-come-first-served basis and have recently been selling out in minutes! I managed to secure my June and July boxes on preorder but if you’d like to be in with a shot at bagging the July box yourself, more will be available at 6pm on 1st July so set your alarm for 5.55pm, log on and cross your fingers!
Boxes cost £19.99. For more information visit http://cohorted.co.uk