Birchbox Bye Bye Buy

When I unsubbed from Birchbox (note: I may resub again later on, but wanted to unsub to try another sub box – trying to limit myself ;)), I still had some points to redeem and $10 coupon code, so I went ahead and made a purchase. I had finished off the W3ll People Bio Brightener Invisible Powder – universal glow – sample that I got either in one of the sub boxes or separate purchase bonus.

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I liked that product and wanted to get the full size. Here’s the description via Birchbox: “We’ve loved a good dusting of shimmer since pouring loose glitter over glue in art class—but when it comes to our complexion, we’re looking for a much subtler glow. Enter this radiance-boosting loose powder from W3LL PEOPLE: The translucent, superfine formula makes skin look naturally luminous, and provides a sheer, soft-focus finish to diminish the appearance of imperfections while reducing shine. What’s more, it’s made with natural, organic ingredients—for glow we can feel great about.”

W3ll People claims that they’re 100% natural, ingredient list: “Serecite, Silica, Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, May contain Ultramarine Blue, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Aloe Barbadenis Powder (Aloe)*, Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile)**, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea)* *USDA Organic, **QAI”

It retails for $24 on Birchbox, here. Which, compared to Laura Mercier‘s Translucent Loose Setting powder, is $13 cheaper.  Laura Mercier‘s has a yellowish/beige tint, whereas this one is pure white with a little shimmer. Today I used both, Laura first then this W3ll People over that to brighten the area. I like the results thus far! I may do a comparison post later.

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Of course, I had to get the extra bonus Mystery Sample Pack (i.e. spend $35 and get this free deal), so I added the Marcelle Clay Mask to the cart, which I’ll do a review post on also later. The Mystery Sample Pack included:

  • The Balm – Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush in Take A Dip, which is a really nice subtle light powdered cocoa color – which is actually great for me because I don’t like to go heavy on my blushes or bronzers.

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  • Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Styling Cream – “Infused with olive oil. Scented by a fresh floral garden. Polish hair with luxuriantly lustrous radiance. Dull, frizzy hair is nurtured to shine and smoothness.” I’m not big on florals because of my head – oh that lovely head of mine – but as long as I don’t have a headache or hint of one then this is fine. The florals are soft and on the white and green side, as far as scent tones go. The texture is like a lotion and it goes on smoothly, it works moderately well on my flyaways and does add a little bit of a sheen.

 

Tried any of these? Like ’em, hate ’em?


 

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