Latest in Beauty have teamed up with Glamour magazine again to create another fantastic beauty box filled with 13 gorgeous party essentials. The range of products and brands included is pretty impressive – there's skincare, haircare, nail polish, makeup and self-tan.
As always, I'll save the travel size items for travelling – I like to keep a little stock pile of skincare and hair products for holidays and short breaks. I can never resist swatching the makeup items in beauty boxes and testing out mascara though!
The Wild About Beauty eyeshadow in Heather looks quite purple in the case but when I swatched it I was surprised at how much the brown tones really show through, which makes it much more wearable for me.
When it comes to mascaras I've always favoured high end brands, but I've been really impressed by some of the more affordable products just lately, one of which is the Collection Lengthening Mascara in ths box. It has a rubberised wand with really short bristles that catch every lash and separate to give a feathery look. One application gives a natural look but additional coats build up the volume for more impact. Because the bristles are so short it means you can't get too much mascara on the wand so it does take a few coats to achieve anything other than a very natural look, but the advantage of that is the brush doesn't get overloaded and make the lashes clumpy. It's not my favourite drug store mascara but considering the price (£3.99 at Boots at time of writing) it's fantastic value for money.
The Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner is just fabulous. It's highly pigmented and long-wearing…it really has some serious staying power! It glides on effortlessly without any dragging, and it can double up as a smoky shadow. Brilliant!
The Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer adds a hint of colour while hydrating and protecting your pout…a winter essential to prevent chapped lips. I received Rhubarb, which oddly enough tastes very minty and feels quite tingly on the lips! I wasn't very impressed with the packaging – it twisted up ok but wouldn't twist back down again, and when I applied a little pressure to it I squashed it. Very messy!
All in all, I'm really pleased with the selection of products in the box. Another great collaboration between Glamour and Latest in Beauty!
The contents of the box:
L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin hairspray 75ml
Wild About Beauty Powder Eyeshadow (6 variations, I received Heather)
Popband London hairbands (packet containing 2)
Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Shampoo and Conditioner 20ml each
Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer (3 variations, I received Rhubarb)
Vichy Purete Thermale 3 in 1 30ml
Vichy Idealia Life Serum 3ml
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels (1 pair)
Lola Nail Polish (2 variants – Stone Grey and Bluebell)
Xen-Tan Luminous Gold Gel 30ml
Collection Lengthening Mascara
Also included is a 12-month subscription to the iPad/iPhone edition of Glamour discounted by 62% (normally £15.99).
The box costs £16.99 at Latest in Beauty (plus free delivery) but you can now get 20% off by entering the code GLAM20 at the checkout!
Thanks for reading, have a lovely weekend!