Topbox May 2018 Review

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Topbox is a Canadian subscription box and currently the subscription box that I super love. So today, I will be giving my honest review of what I think about the products that I received from their May 2018 box. The box arrived on time, but my review is late.

Name of the Box: Topbox

Cost: $12 CAD + tax (free shipping)

What you will get: Each month, subscribers will get four beauty samples. Samples can range from skincare, bodycare, makeup, haircare and fragrance. The samples are from prestige brands. Some of these brands are well known and others are newly launched or small and niche.

 

Here comes the products!

Cake Beauty Triple Citrus Blend Body Butter Cream 30 mL – $2.25
The body butter that hydrate and moisturize ultra dehydrated skin driven by Shea butter to nourish dry skin + smooth out flaky skin rich in delectable antioxidants via our trio of essential oils.

This is the second Cake Beauty product that I got. The first was a hand cream from my March 2018 Topbox. This one smells really good and very hydrating. It feels greasy at first but eventually settles after few minutes. I love that it is cruelty free and chemical free. 

 

Benefit Cosmetics BROWVO! Conditioning Eyebrow Primer 0.9 mL – $11.40
It’s a brow re-appearing act with this nutrient-rich eyebrow primer! Worn alone BROWVO! conditions & smooths brows. Worn as a primer it enhances & extends the wear of other brow products. This conditioning formula contains keratin & soy proteins known to help brows look thicker, healthier & fuller.

I’ve never heard of eyebrow primer before so when I received this product, I was surprised. I’ve heard about face primer, eye shadow primer, but eyebrow primer? Really? Do we still need that? As far as I know, when I prime my face using a face primer, I include my brows. Haha! Anyways, there is always that one product that is not necessary but still exist, and this is one of it. Mind you, it does its job well. The eyebrow application got easier because of this. For me, it works the same as my face primer so once I finish this, I don’t think I will re-purchase.

 

Nude By Nature Natural Glow Loose Bronzer 2g- $6.00
The highly pigmented, oil-free Natural Glow Loose Bronzer adapts naturally to skin tones, providing the perfect glow without the damaging effects of the sun. Composed of light-reflecting micro particles, this feather-light formula blends easily into the skin, allowing for a customized tan with an iridescent finish.

I don’t use bronzer but I like the effect of this product on me, it is pigmented and gives smooth finish. The only complaint I have is, it is messy to put on because it is a loose powder, but quality wise, I love it.

 

BLAQ Hydrogel Eye Mask – $5.8
Pop on the activated charcoal eye mask to de-puff, detox and get back to your shiny, gorgeous self.

This is a  fun discovery since I haven’t used any eye mask before. It is made of rubber that is soaked in serum. It is a bit uncomfortable to have it on but I was able to hold it in place. After 20 minutes, I removed it and noticed that my eye area look hydrated, but I did not notice any depuffing effect. I rubbed the remaining serum in the pack all over my face and I looked refreshed!

 

Complimentary item:

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes
Cleansing Facial Wipes are made of our softest fibres yet and are better at removing make up and impurities than ever before. With Aqua-Lock technology, wipes stay effective and fresh, even the last one.

This cleansing facial wipe surely did remove my make up  effortlessly. I had a hard time with my mascara, but it did  come off eventually. This is a good product for everyone who don’t wash their face at night.

 

Total Product Value: C$25.45

Amount paid for this subscription: C$12.00 + tax

How much I saved: C$13.45

Conclusion: My favorite subscription box is a miss this month. The Benefit Eyebrow Primer and BLAQ Hydrogel Eye Mask are great product discovery but not really a necessity since I can still live my life without them. The Nude by Nature bronzer quality is good, but I am also not into bronzer, I am more into blush. The only item that I find useful is the body butter that I can save for travels because of the size. This maybe a good variation for other subscribers but not for me. Hoping to get good products by June. I still love you Topbox, don’t worry!

 

Want to give Topbox a try? Set up your account here and fill out your beauty profile to determine your beauty needs.

 

If you want to know what I think about my previous Topbox beauty boxes, please click here.