It's the start of a new month and I've received another wonderful box from one of my favorite companies - Beauty Heroes!
I think I look forward to these beautiful little packages more than just about anything else I get in the mail. If you've never heard Beauty Heroes, it's a subscription service that specializes in clean, green beauty and skincare. Usually, the monthly box contains one full-sized product and one sample-sized "sidekick" but this month they've switched it up a bit with 4 full-sized makeup products from Modern Minerals. (The subscription is $40/month.)
I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed at first when I opened June's box. I am a skincare gal all they way and I don't usually feel like I need a lot of makeup to make me happy. I will usually lust after a serum, lotion, or oil much more than a tube of lipstick or blush. I pulled out the 2 lip glosses, the eyeshadow and the highlighter from my much-anticipated box and wondered just how often I was going to actually use these.
But that was only how I felt before I tried everything on.
Let's start with the lip gloss. My absolute favorite thing in this box is the Emotive Lotus Wei Infused Lip Gloss in Padparadscha. It is a lovely coral pink color that is perfect for spring with a pigment that is strong enough to be noticeable but with an overall sheer effect. There is a bit of shimmer but it doesn't look sparkly and the texture is nice and smooth but not sticky. I love the way it feels on my lips and the subtle rose scent is to die for. I have a feeling that I am going to be repurchasing this one.
I wasn't as much of a fan of the Invigorating Lip Gloss in Amethyst. The color is ok - very neutral but still sheer so it doesn't either enhance my lip color or make me look washed out. It's got a sweet flavor that I didn't love and it causes a tingling sensation when applied. I actually think that a lot of people would really like this sweet and "tingly" quality but, personally, it's not for me. Even so, it's filled with lovely oils and flower extracts and so I will probably end up using it, if not repurchasing.
The Modern Moonstone Cream Highlighter is lovely. It's silky and smooth with a subtle sheen that does a great job of accentuating my cheekbones. It's made with coconut and jojoba oil, so it feels like I'm protecting my skin while enhancing the way it looks. I think I can finally toss out that MAC Strobe Cream that's been hanging out in my makeup cabinet! I do wish that the packaging on this were more ergonomic for swiping my fingers through. I'm thinking that a shape resembling Kjaer Weis's packages would be nicer to use.
Finally, the Flower Infused Eye Shadow in Rose Quartz will make a nice addition to my makeup collection. I don't wear much eye shadow, but when I do I like ones that are in a light shade like this one. This comes in a loose powder and so I would recommend using a small brush to apply. I am not the most makeup-adept person and so it took me a bit of practice to put it on my upper lids without having it end up below my eyes, too. One thing I really like about this is it's staying power. I put it on this morning and it was still looking great hours later!
That's it for another month of Beauty Heroes! If you're on the fence about subscribing, I really recommend them as an affordable way to scratch your fancy green beauty itch!