Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My First Starlooks Box

Hello ladies!!! I hope you're having a good week, we're almost halfway through!  Today, I wanted to share with you something exciting!  A new subscription service.  Well, it's new to me and it looks like this may only be the 2nd box.

The box cost $15.00 US ($18.75 to Canada with shipping.) The difference with this box is that you get all full sized makeup products from this companies collection.  So, I thought I would give it a try.  I'm not 100% sure yet if I will keep subscribing.  I'll have to try another box or two.  My issue is, that it is quite pricey for Canadians.  I know that $3.75 is not much for shipping. But nearly $20 for a "sample box" is to me considering it's one brands makeup that you have no control over getting.  

The box is a StarBox from the company Starlooks. You can also just purchase your cosmetics from them, outright.

If you decide to try it yourself, I'd love if you used my name as a referral where they ask for it.  Hopefully they will have a referral link set up at some point. Until then use Aleksandra S. in Winnipeg! Thank you and XO

The box came in a bubble envelope.  I wasn't even sure what I ordered when I saw it, lol! Inside the bubble envelope the box comes super pretty, like this:

When you take the ribbon off and open the lid, you're greeted by the product card. The theme of the box was season of the sun.

This is what it looked like once I pulled the tissue paper back.  My initial reaction was, hmm..not too excited.

This was a little extra surprise.  It's really not a big deal, it's a plastic dollar store type mirror...but a good one to throw into your purse that you don't have to worry about dinging up.

Also, in every box there is a mystic quartz crystal.  Now, I'm not sure if they mean every month or what?  I think they're kind of cool....I'm not really into crystals but they have a great idea of using them in a glass jar to create a brush holder.  I love that idea.  I think it would be cool if there was a different gem every month!

The first product is the gold dust eyeshadow. It retails for $9.  At first I was like meh, then I looked at it a bit more and thought, okay..it's pretty. But, my final result after applying it was a big fat NO.  I looked jaundiced.  I really wasn't happy with this colour at all.  I will try it again a little differently with other shadows, but I'm not really excited to.  The colour just doesn't work well with my skin tone at all...which already has yellow undertones.

This is a swatch, it doesn't look too bad, here.

On my skin..you can see it's not really that great...it's more yellow than gold to me.  I don't know.  What do you think?

Next is the Classy Blush Compact.  It retails for $15.   I can't find this product on their website, so I'm not sure if it's been released yet.  Now, it's labelled a blush but really it's a highlighter. I gotta say...I adore this product!  Really, just sweep some on your cheekbones when you're done applying all your makeup...but don't be too heavy handed. You'll notice a bit of bronze..but when you go outside the sun will light up your face and you will twinkle like the sun just kissed your cheeks.  Don't worry the glitter is ultra fine!

Here is a nice representation of the colour.My husband didn't even say anything, but when we were driving he did a double take and said... "Wow, I love the shimmer on your cheeks, that's really subtle but attractive" <3

It was really difficult for me to try to get a good image of it.  Trust me when I say this is amazing! It will definitely make it into my top 5 summer products! I'll try to get a review of the product on a sunny weekend. It's just one of those things you wish you could show the world, but don't know how to photograph.

The last product was a Tender Gloss Lipstick in Citron.  I thought the packaging was really sleek and cool.

My first reaction when I opened the lipstick was, "Whhhaat? What kind of colour is this?" To be honest, I was expecting a yellow tinted lipstick because it's called citron (lemon in French), and was in a panic before opening it. Anyways, it really looked quite orange.  I rationalized in my mind that I just bought a coral lipstick (actually my husband did, but that's a story for another day lol) so this should work...

Here is a pretty accurate representation of the colour.  I hope you can see the gold shimmer amongst the orange.

On my lips it was fairly sheer, with a nice coral colour and flecks of gold that are subtle but special.  I actually quite like this lipstick and wore it this morning.  It's very moisturizing.  It's not dry at all and I just overall like it.  The colour doesn't last as long as I would like it to, but it's forgivable. :)

So, there you have it! I give the Starbox a 4/5.  The only thing I wish is that they offered free shipping or cheaper shipping to Canada, then I would for sure stay on permanently.  As it stands right now...I'll wait for the next box and decide if I'll keep going then! What do you think?

Have a nice night, and remember to come back tomorrow evening as I will be posting my 50 follower giveaway!



  1. I love that eye colour and lipstick ,neat

    1. Oh, do you like the lip colour? The blush really is my favourite!

  2. Hmmm, this box looks interesting...I think makeup-only boxes are a lot of fun, but hopefully in each box they'll be more hits than misses. I do like the lipstick and the blush; not sure about the shadow. I might give it a go in the fall- want to see a few more boxes before taking the plunge (they also have past boxes on their site which is helpful). Thanks for the review of this new box!

    1. I hope so too. They get a lot of good reviews. The makeup is really good quality...it just depends on preferences. It's still a good deal for 3-4 full size items,imo. I'll try for a couple months and then make my decision. Keep watching, I'll post the boxes I get.

  3. I'd been curious about what exactly they send in their boxes! It's not bad, that sparkly product is nice :)

    1. The sparkly stuff is amazing, Candice. You have to be light handed with it...or you'll blind someone when you go outside! heeh

  4. What an interesting concept of a company creating their own box filled with only their products. I haven't heard of this cosmetic company before but I am interested! By the way that lip colour looks fantastic on you!!

    1. I know! I think it's a fabulous idea! :) Thank you so much!