Cohorted Beauty Box | June + July20.7.16
As a beauty blogger and general makeup enthusiast, it's always a good day when I get to discover and try new products, and this month's Cohorted Box* has certainly exceeded my expectations when it comes to summer beauty bits. The total value of this edition is £125.95 which is literally nearly £100 more than you pay for the whole bloody thing - incredible.
The first thing I was attracted to in the July box was this Nars Monoi Body Glow || (£25) body oil, I was intrigued by the packaging and it is one of the most beautiful I've seen. When it comes to summer skin, I'm always aspiring to be glowing in every aspect, and I do tend to neglect my body and focus on the face - which is fine. But I'm going to make a conscious effort to put this to the test on my holidays, I'm aiming for that perfect Desi Perkins glo'. I'll keep you updated on how I like this, and it smells amazing.
Nothing quite says summer skin like perfectly sculpted cheeks, am I right? I must say, I'm not a huge lover of cream contour, and am yet to find one that blends correctly on my face. So, to receive this HD Brows Sculpt and Glow Palette (£45) was a pleasant surprise, and you will definitely be seeing this in a love or loathe post in the near future, so fingers crossed! The blush is very Nars Orgasm-esque and I can't wait to try it; I tend to go cream product crazy in the warmer months.
Oh Bobbi Brown, your beautifully understated packaging just warms my heart. I'm sure you know I hate makeup wipes by now, nothing screams 'I feel like I just cheese grated my face off' quite like those little buggers.
I'm still searching for an oil that removes my makeup as well as coconut oil does, something I can actually justify spending more than £3 on. So, we shall see if the Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil (£31) can pass my test.
Next in the box were two lip goodies from Bellapierre cosmetics. First, their Mineral Lipstick in the shade 'Envy' (£20). I haven't tried this yet, but the colour is a beautiful rust/burnt sienna shade which has been all I've been wearing as of late. Paired with their Waterproof Gel Lipliner in 'Cinnamon' (£20), I'm sure this will be a combo to die for this summer.
As well as all of the promising products I've already mentioned, there was also a blending sponge from The Vintage Cosmetic Company (£5.95). I'm going to be honest, I really don't think I'll be using this; I can generally tell if a sponge is going to be comparable to my beauty blender and this one isn't nearly squishy or flexible enough, which is a shame. I feel like rather than blending my foundation seamlessly, this will simply just move it around my face.
Due to me being on a blogging break when I received my June edition of the Cohorted box, I never got a post up. And on top of that, I've lost half of my bloody photographs - just my luck. BUT, I thought I would talk about the products that I did manage to salvage.
Right off the bat, how bloody cute is this packaging?! The James Read Bronzing Spray (£25) comes with 200ml of instant tanning gloriousness which sadly, I will not be putting to use (pale life). BUT, never fear, I had a friend of mine trial this and she loved it; it didn't transfer onto clothing or bedsheets, and created an even, natural looking tan which lasted for a good few days - yay!
The HD Brows Eye & Brow Palette in 'Vamp' (£25) features four brow powder shades accompanied by a wax. I always use powders to set my brow pencil/dipbrow and there is a good range of colours in here. Albeit, each shade bar the black is extremely warm toned, which doesn't bode well with those of us with ashy toned hair.
With that in mind, this palette is still extremely versatile and great for a freelance kit!
In the June edition there was also a NARS velvet matte lip pencil in the shade 'Bahama', a beautiful terracotta nude which is super summer appropriate.
And that's my blabbering over, phew! I'm always extremely impressed by the variety of products Cohorted includes in their boxes, I am never really disappointed and I always end up loving at least one thing from each box, which I'd say is pretty successful, wouldn't you?
Love, Isabelle. x