Subscription boxes have become a little bit of a series over here haven’t they? We’ve covered the best of the £10 boxes, but today we’re here for the big one, you don’t get more high end than this .. it’s Cohorted.
Although i love my bargains and my drugstore beauty, i know just like the next person there’s nothing better than a good old high end makeup splurge, and a beauty box dedicated to just that? Sign me up. (literally)
I know packaging isn’t everything but i had to start here because i think it’s worth noting how much thought and care is put into these boxes, even from the packaging alone you can tell this is a high end box. The box has it’s external packaging obviously, but inside you find a matte black, soft magnetic-close box, tied with a silky black ribbon. Everything is very high end and very “on brand” if you will, it’s the type of box you’ll want to keep, i know i won’t be throwing this away any time soon. You also get a pretty thick little booklet describing the products in the box, introducing you to a featured brand and explaining the choice and value of the products.
The first product that jumped out at me has to be the palette, i mean if that didn’t jump out at me first i would need an eye test. I’m a highlighter obsessive, but I’m yet to own an entire palette dedicated to the shimmery stuff, that is until now. This BellaPierre glowing palette with 6 highlighter shades is in my opinion, the star in this months box; it’s rare that i find a palette with a use for each shade but i’ve found it with this.
Out of all the shades above i can safely say i would use all of these as highlighters, except “Gilt” on the end. I’m too pale to use such a bronze shade on my face but this would look gorgeous on a deeper skin tone, “Gilt” won’t go unused though, i’ll happily use this as a rich shimmery bronze eyeshadow. The formulas are super soft, and as you can tell from above, pack a really good pigment. BellaPierre cosmetics are a natural mineral makeup brand and cruelty free international “leaping bunny” certified, so it means no animals were harmed and your skin won’t be either! Products like this make subscription boxes worth while, the palette alone with an RRP of £40 is worth more than the price you pay for the box, so if you’re looking for a new highlighter palette this is one for you.
*Close your ears if you’re easily offended* I’ve never tried Too Faced better than sex mascara. Gasp. I’ve been a loyal user of Charlotte tilbury legendary lashes for about a year now, but i was in the market for something new and here we are, fate. This is a cult product and i can now see why, I’m converted. I’m a lover of a big brush and this is perfect, the slight curves at the sides means it isn’t too much, but allows you to get that volume we all desire without going clumpy. Also this is a drier formula than my previous mascara, which was something i was looking for in my search for a holy grail, i’m pretty happy with it if you couldn’t tell.
I feel like all subscription boxes have a nail polish in and Cohorted didn’t disappoint. I couldn’t think of a better summer colour than this; i love pastels and muted colours, but my inner barbie girl jumped for joy right out of the dream house when she saw this. Kure Bazaar are another natural cruelty free brand, which is rare when it comes to nail polish, but it doesn’t mean you compromise on quality. This polish is vibrant, opaque and long lasting – right now i’m sure it’ll be the colour I’m wearing on my nails when i go on holiday this year.
Finally we have another product from Bellapierre, and this time it’s my second favourite makeup product behind highlighter : lipstick. Not only is it a lipstick, but a liquid lipstick in a shade i would 100% reach for in a shop, brownie points to Cohorted. This retails at £20 which is pricey, but not the most i’ve ever paid for a lipstick, and i have to say it preforms pretty damn well. It’s insanely pigmented, (i have the shade “antique pink”) creamy and long lasting, what more would you want in a lipstick? One thing i will say is that this took a while to dry down completely but i don’t really see that as a negative point, it usually means it’s less drying which is actually a plus point for me.
I’m very impressed with this months cohorted box, all of the products are of excellent quality, they’re all products i use on a daily basis and all come from cruelty free brands. With a total value of £85 for my box with 4 items, the £35 you pay means the box is a luxury but perfect for beauty obsessives.
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What do you think of June’s cohorted box? – Maria x
Disclaimer: This post contains PR samples.