Review of the 2017 Beautylish Lucky Box
As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I love Bioderma, so the first time I ordered from Beautylish it was really more out of necessity than anything else because no other US-based stores sold it. When I received my first package I was struck by how beautifully it was packaged and the handwritten note that accompanied my order as a first time Beautylish-purchaser. Ever since, I’ve kept an eye on the website and when I saw an e-mail touting their “Lucky Bag” I knew I needed one. Beautylish’s idea comes from a Japanese tradition called fukubukuro, which is a new year’s tradition basically like a grab bag. I love a good grad bag, so this was a no-brainer. The cost for the 2017 bag was $75 plus shipping and handling, so I ended up paying $82 and you are promised to recieve a bag that contains at least $150 worth of beauty products. Read on to see how much my bag was worth and some details on the items!
What I got:
Clean Apothecary Brush Shampoo in Rose, $15: I’ve already used this to clean my brushes and give it two thumbs up. It’s easy to use, the smell isn’t overpowering and it got my brushes super clean. It’s also a bigger size than the beautyblender cleanser, which I’ve used in the past and works great, but costs more.
Mini Bioderma, $6.90: Y’all already know this is one of my favorites, so a travel-sized option is great.
It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara, $24: I liked the way this made my lashes look, but I only use waterproof mascaras, which this is not. I noticed some flaking on my face too. I liked trying this since I never buy high-end mascaras, but I think I’ll stick to Maybelline.
Becca Blushed with Light Pallette, $34: I had been wanting to try Becca blushes, so I was elated to get this. I love it. The shades are buildable, wearable, and just look nice.
Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Fimstar Bronze and Glow, $68: This was a limited edition pallette, and a cream version of this pallette. I really like cream products because my skin is incredibly dry, but I know some people were complaining that this was just a product that wasn’t sold and basically we were getting an “old” product. Whatever, I liked this too.
Mystery Powder Brush, estimated $64: Allegedly, this was a brush Chikuhodo specifically made for the Lucky Bag 2017. It was my first time trying one of their brushes, and it’s not the greatest thing ever, but it’s nice and I like using this with my Becca pallette.
Total Value: estimated $211. Not bad for $82! And just really fun to get such a cool surprise package. I definitely want to do it again next year.
If you are interested in a bag for next year, you can head to Beautylish’s site to get on the email list. They will send you a reminder and you will be able to purchase the day after Christmas. The boxes then ship out the first week of January.
Words of Warning: Maybe don’t do this if you plan on stalking other people’s boxes on insta. It can be a little jealousy inducing to see the sick stuff other people get. Especially since some bags are “extra” lucky and contain extra items and gift cards. I saw one person who had got this t3 set!!