Glossybox #4

The Easter Glossy box is here and it’s bloomin’ amazing! Three make-up products, a hair care product and some super handy hand sanitiser (pardon the pun).

Here are the products I received this month:

  • Elgon Deliwash Cleansing Conditioner (£14.50)
  • ModelCo Contour Stick (£17)
  • Sport FX Duo Eyeliner Pencil (£9.99)
  • Merci Handy Cleansing Gel (£2.90)
  • Rodial Glamolash Mascara XXL (£24)

So I got these 5 products worth £68 for £13 through my Glossybox subscription.

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First I used the Cleansing Conditioner, which is actually a shampoo and conditioner combo! I think it’s more aimed at people with dyed hair as it prides itself on not stripping your hair, which ordinary shampoos can do with your hair colours. It’s also free from sulphates, salts and artificial colours so is less damaging and more nourishing. This product doesn’t really lather as a shampoo would, but that reminds you to really scrub your hair clean and massage your scalp, which is something I really like about it (as well as the cute botanic packaging). To add to the pros of this product, it’s cruelty free too: winner.

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I then went on to do my makeup and test out my newbies. I did my foundation and eyebrows as usual, and added a touch of natural eyeshadows before going in with my ModelCo Contour Stick. Contour sticks are something I’ve been meaning to try, but haven’t purchased because I’ve been a little sceptical about them wondering if they would suit my skin tone, how blendable they are and so on. When I opened the packaging I thought that the stick was a lip crayon at first due to its vibrant pink packaging, but when I opened it I realised it was a contouring stick. First of all, it smells amazing. It’s got a sort of chocolate/shea butter scent that’s good enough to eat. I applied it on the hollows of my cheeks, down the bridge of my nose, and some other areas I wanted to define. Whilst it’s a little difficult to blend, it’s quite buildable, so if you blend it and it’s not the desired look then it’s really easy to add more and darken it.

I moved on to the SportFX duo eyeliner, which has a brown shade on one end and black on the other. I’m not a huge fan of kohl or pencil liners so I was a little unsure about it at first, but used the brown shade as an under-eye eyeliner and then smudged it for a smokier look. This shade could also be perfect for defining my brows. I’d like to try a black smoky eyeliner look with the black shade too, for a night out or a gig. The size of the pencil is really thin so is very precise – this has the potential to be a really handy product.

My final makeup item was the Rodial XXL mascara which is a tester size. The brush is quite large with lots of bristles, so catches all of your lashes and adds quite a lot of length and volume too. Plus I’m a big believer that you can never have too many mascaras – need one for the makeup bag, one for the handbag, one in the car… you get the drill – carry one everywhere as it’s a real staple product.

Here is my finished look using the makeup products – the ModelCo contour stick kind of doubles up as a lip crayon too!

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Lastly was the Merci Handy cleansing gel, which I actually spotted in Sephora back in November. They leave it out on the stands so that you can sanitise away the makeup you’ve tested on your hands. It smells great and is another one of those products that you can’t have too much of – I’m definitely keeping this in my glovebox!

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You may have noticed that I didn’t do a Glossybox review in March – that’s because I didn’t rate the box too highly last month, however there is one product definitely worth mentioning and that is the Sleek Eye and Cheek Palette in ‘A Midsummer’s Dream’ which is six gorgeous eye and cheek shade which I’ve done some swatches for. I’ve been using the odd shade here and there in my daily makeup and I’m really happy with it. Glossybox is always a lucky dip, some months you get five great products, sometimes you get just 1. Overall though, I’m really pleased with the April Glossybox and these products are going to get a lot of use.

Beff xx

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