It’s that time of the month again, everyone! The Glossybox landed on my doorstep, too late for Monday’s post, so it’s being done today.
No picture of the box this time, because we’re back to the regular pink Glossybox this month, and lurking within the pink packaging were these:
This month, we have:
- Meg Cosmetics Good Night PM Mask (at the front there)
- Universal Beauty Secret Flush
- Figs & Rouge Soft Focus Pore Perfect HD+
- Mudmasky Sleep Renewal Nourishing Mask
- Oryza Beauty Warm Nude Lipstick
This is, for me, a very good box. Looking at the other products I could have got in the box, there’s pretty much nothing else I would have used, so these are a decent selection for me. Obviously there’s something to the surveys you fill out when you register for these boxes!
I’ve had a good look at the products, and tried out a couple of them already, so let’s dive in and see what I think, shall we?
Meg Cosmetics Good Night PM Mask
Sheet masks scare me. I’ll be honest about that. I’ve only ever used one in my life and was somewhat put off by a) the feel of the thing on my face and b) the fact it made me look like Hannibal Lecter – and I mean Anthony Hopkins’ Hannibal from Silence of the Lambs, not the hot dude from the TV show.
I am rubbish when it comes to using masks on my skin (and believe me, it needs it, being dry) and a single-use sheet mask is probably the answer rather than buying a pot of a mask product, using it once and then forgetting about it. I will give this a try, but for now it’s been put carefully away in my cupboard for me to look suspiciously at for a month or two until I do get up the courage to use it!
Universal Beauty Secret Flush
I like this. It feels nice, it’s a beautiful colour and can see myself wearing it a lot. In fact, I’m wearing it now to see how long it lasts. It’s survived half a cup of coffee so far on the lips, and it’s probably only going to be used on my lips. I don’t like pink blushes, although this one is such a nice colour I might give it a try. It’s a chubby little stick, so you need to use a finger to put it on your lips, but it glides on nicely when you do use the stick (I swatched it on my arm) so it should do that on the face if you’re going to use it as a blush.
Figs & Rouge Soft Focus Pore Perfect HD+
I’ve not tried this yet, but on paper it sounds pretty good. I have visible pores in the usual places, and anything that claims to minimize them is welcome in my makeup box. From what it says on the packaging, they reckon this works well enough that you can wear it under makeup – does that mean this is a primer/serum hybrid? I’ll give it a go and report back! It will be interesting to see how it works under my foundation and if it does ‘blur’ anything.
Mudmasky Sleep Repair Renewal Nourishing Mask
Despite my total hopelessness in using face masks, and my dislike of sheet masks, this mask appealed to me, so I thought I’d give it a try – and I’m impressed with it.
It surprised me, because I was expecting it to be muddy like the name of the brand suggests, but it’s clear. It goes on clear, dries clear and you don’t know you’re wearing it until it starts to dry. That’s when you can actually feel it tighten your skin – it’s a little odd, but I got over it quite quickly.
You sleep with this on, then wash it off with warm water in the morning. My skin actually did feel smooth this morning, and I have to say, I approve. It says that this should be used every night, but I think that once or twice a week with my skin will work best. I need the richness of a night cream because I’m so dry, and while this smoothed, I didn’t think that my skin was that hydrated. Although when I put my day cream on, it seemed to be absorbed quicker than normal. I’m going to continue using this a couple of nights a week, or when I’m having a wretched skin day, and see how it goes long-term.
Oryza Beauty Warm Nude Lipstick
This is the one thing in the box I don’t like that much, and it’s because of the colour. It makes me look washed out, like I’ve got literally no blood in my lips, and I won’t be wearing this… on its own.
It’s not great as a lip colour on me, but it works well as a base for other colours. I was playing around with this, and found out that if I put this on, then layer a bright red liquid lipstick over the top, the liquid lipstick goes on nicer and seems to dry quicker. I’ve not done a proper wear test yet of that combination, but it seems like it would last a while.
This is definitely a decent box, and I will be trying out all of the products inside it. I have an inkling that one of these at least will be making the six-monthly ‘Faves and Fails’ list – and it won’t be the ‘Fails’ list!
Did any of you readers get any of the other products in your Glossybox this month? What are they like? Do you wish you’d got any of these products? Let me know in the comments!