I have been umming and ahhing about taking out a Glossybox subscription for the best part of a year now. I’m still pretty skint from University so financially it’s not a good idea, but it seems like a great way to collect makeup but keeping your collection under control! If I could manage to only purchase the Glossybox itself every month and stay away from the beauty aisles in Boots and Superdrug that is. However, as soon as I heard NARS were taking over the November box, I put myself straight on the mailing list and was up bright and early on my day off to nab myself one. nd after the email link not working, my card declining and nearly crying myself back to sleep George managed to save the day! Was it worth it, my yes, oh yes.
The packaging beautiful, the usual pink box was matt black just like the NARS packing itself. It opened to a black tissue paper lined box wrapped in NARS ribbon and sealed with a Glossybox signature sticker. I don’t think I’ve ever opened something that looked so special and expensive before, the packaging was a treat in itself. It took me a while to break the seal and rip open the tissue, it looked so pretty. But once I did it was even more of a magical sight. 5 boxes of NARS miniatures staring back at me, what more could I want.
Honestly, there were some really great products in that box. Some which are so sought after and blogger favourites, it was definitely put together with the beauty blog-o-sphere community in mind.
I went for the powder blush in ‘Orgasm’ first. I’ve wanted to get this product for ages but have been worried it would be too blue toned for my warm-ish skin tone. It’s actually pinkier than it looks in the packaging and slightly shimmery which I don’t tend to like in a blush. On swatching it, it goes on fairly sheer so it’s great for someone, like myself, who’s not great at know how much to go in with first. It’s sheer but totally buildable. The ‘Multiple’ version of it, however, is much more shimmery, sort of like a blush and highlight it one! I reckon this will be useful for those days you have to rush out of the door in the morning and need to skip a couple steps in the makeup application.
The Kohl Pencil in… This is the product I’ll more than likely get the least amount of use out of, I’m more of a liquid liner person. I don’t think I’ve used a pencil liner since I was in College actually. I wasn’t any least excited about this product, though. It is jet black, which for a pencil is – in my experience – super tough to find. I haven’t tried blending it out yet, but it’s a great no budge pencil. I swatched it about 10minuted ago and just tried to rub it off with my finger and it’s going nowhere!
The Satin Lip pencil is the one I reckon I’ll use the most, the colour is a super pretty, pink nude. I’ve been really getting into nude shades this month because time has been of the essence and they’re just so super quick and low-maintenance. When I swatched this on my arm, it went on so smooth. I guess it’s just super true to its name, satin. I love the Satin Lipsticks by MAC so I can’t wait to see how this holds up.
Finally, the Audacious Mascara. I haven’t tried this one yet because I’ve just got in from work and I’d like to see how it bodes on fresh lashes rather than over the top of my ‘Better Than Sex’ mascara by Two Faced. However, I have seen some stellar reviews of this mascara so I’m excited to give it a go!
I honestly was so excited when this popped through my letterbox this morning and it’s come in perfect timing because all of the mini’s will be great to travel with! I’ll get a really good week of testing them too before I check back in and let you know more about what I think! See you soon.