Beauty Box 5 Review: April 2016

Hey, guys! I have some news: I’m training for the half marathon again. Yay! It’s going to be a blast. (As well as being really difficult and scary.)

But enough about that. We have a BB5 to discuss.  Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription service where you spend $12 a month and they send you a box of 5 full and sample beauty products.

Let’s crack open the April 2016 box.

Beauty Box 5 April 2016 Box

Beauty Box 5 April 2016: The BoxIn this month’s box, I got…

The full size products alone are worth about $40. Nice!

Soapbox Sea Minerals Body Wash

Beauty Box 5 April 2016: Soapbox Body WashThere’s something that happens when you’re a beauty blogger. At least it happens to me all the time.

When I need something, it magically appears at my door.

I was almost out of body wash, and contemplating a trip to Walgreens, when my BB5 arrived and, as luck would have it, it came with a body wash. Yay!

This one is particularly good. It smells sweet, like candied honeydew melon. Plus, they give away soap to people in need for every product they sell. You can’t beat that.

Jelly Pong Pong Paradise Pigments

Beauty Box 5 April 2016: Jelly Pong Pong Paradise PigmentsJelly Pong Pong is a funny name. I just had to say it.

This cream is meant to do double-duty as both a lip color and blush. I got the Cake Pops shade, which is a slightly orange red.

Beauty Box 5 April 2016: Paradise Pigments SwatchA little bit goes a long way with this stuff. This little pot is going to last forever.

While it was fine as a lip color, I liked it much better as a blush. It was too dry for my lips but blended well on my cheeks. This is a winner.

MaskerAide All Eyes On Me Hydrating Eye Gels

Beauty Box 5 April 2016: MaskerAide Eye GelsThen we got a pack of these eye gels. They’re supposed to de-puff your eyes while moisturizing and brightening skin.

Beauty Box 5 April 2016: MaskerAide Eye Gels In ActionThey’re self-sticky, which is good. The eye gels have this cooling effect so my skin felt chilly. You’re meant to keep them on for 15 minutes, so I chose that time to do my eye makeup. After all, if there’s any fallout, it’ll just land on the gels!

While I liked the way these felt, I’m not so sure if they really de-puffed anything.

Chella Passionate Pink Moisturizing Lip Pencil

Beauty Box 5 April 2016: Chella Lip PencilYou look at that pencil and tell me it’s “pink.” You can’t, can you? To me, it’s more of a blood orange color.

But how will it look in action?

Beauty Box 5 April 2016: Chella Lip Pencil in Action

Well what do you know? It went on pink. Like magic!

The color of this is very beautiful, and they weren’t lying about it being moisturizing. It goes on more like a lipstick than a lip pencil, but it’s still a winner.

Global Beauty Care Green Tea Makeup Remover Wipes

Beauty Box 5 April 2016: Global Beauty WipesI’m very familiar with these makeup remover wipes. I get this brand at Ross all the time.

The Good: They do a good job removing makeup. They also have a very slight clean smell that isn’t cloying or perfumey.

The Bad: The sticker closure loses stickiness and I often find I have to place something on top of the packaging to keep it closed. Also, they aren’t as moist as they need to be.

That’s it for the April 2016 box! What did you think?

Trisha

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