Saturday, November 24, 2018

REVIEW: Focallure Beauty Babe Box

Packaging - 3 (average)
Quality of Items - 2 (not good)
Value - 2 (not good)
Overall:
 


I have tried a lot of subscription boxes and I am just not a fan of this one. It's hard to review a subscription box honestly. I am going to just break down each item I got and my thoughts and feeling on the box as a whole.

The whole point of these boxes is to try new and fun things, and to get a really good deal. So for example with Ipsy you pay $10 a month, but you get 5-6 times that are mostly travel sized (once in a while you get a full item) and the value fluctuates from $40-$80. With Boxy Charm you pay $24 a month and you get 5-6 full sized items that are all guaranteed to be high end or indie brands. Your box will always be of a value of no less than $125. So I just wanted to break down what I got and paid for with the Focallure Beauty Babe Box to compare them.

This box is $29 a month. So it is the most expensive subscription beauty box I have gotten thus far. I did get the Beauty Con Box for a while, but it's very different since it's seasonal (4 times a year) as opposed to monthly. It was also only 5-6 full sized items like Boxy Charm. So I am mostly going to compare them to that. In my Boxy Charms some of the things I have gotten included $44 Cover FX Setting Sprays, $35 Moda Makeup Brush Sets, $42 Tarte Eye Shadow Palettes, $39 Becca Pressed Highlighter and more. The box I got from Babe Box just didn't measure up.

I did get 5 items. But they weren't high end. I got a 3 piece liquid lipstick trio from Focallure Beauty. These liquid lipsticks are a decent quality, but the colors were all pretty light pink. These are valued at $11 each and $33 retail price. Not bad right? I also got a SUPER cheap and awful "jelly highlighter" that was bright purple and full of a chunky glitter. I haven't been able to find the brand or product online anywhere, but it's honestly dollar tree quality.I also got a 4 piece brush set. These makeup brushes were a pink, purple and blue ombre bristle set with swirly mermaid-esque handles. They were completely brandless and the bristles were definitely 100% synthetic. It was definitely something I would expect to pick up in a discount bin at a kids novelty store. Not a high end item.  The last item I got was a calming face sheet mask from Tony Moly. I use the I'm Real masks from them all the time and was happy to see this item in the box, but it is one that retails for under $4.

So that was it. I was told there would be 5-6 items, maybe they figured four was fine for this one since there was a brush set and a liquid lipstick set. But to me, three middle ground lipsticks, a cheap sheet mask and 2 dollar store beauty items are not worth $29 at all. I would never subscribe to this box again. I highly recommend against it.






8 comments:

  1. Interesting. I have just subscribed to this box and as the first one is free (excluding shipping) im not too overly fussed but i appreciate your review and will wait patiently for the first box to come before deciding whether or not to keep this subscription going. Your review has helped hugely I will however to remain fair to them wait to see what comes :) Thanks so much for your help again!

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    1. I am interested to see what you think! Report back! I ended up getting three boxes and they were all a disappointment to me.

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  2. I would fully agree that babe box is by far the most disappointing subscription box out there. I also had a very hard time with there customer service not following their multiple claims throughout the website of being able to cancel the subscription at any time.
    Like the previous commented I used the free box and was sent the first (free box) nearly a month after initial purchase when the second (paid) box came. I expected to get 2 different boxes but received 2 of the same months box.

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  3. I just cancelled my subscription i haven't even receive my first free box my second box came the one i paid for .but the free first box it's been almost 3 months and haven't gotten it yet

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  4. I haven't received any box yet. I tried to cancel. The representative told me I had to wait. Smh

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  5. I get babe box I don't like it I never get anything good that I'm thrilled about I'd like to cancelled I forgot and can't get my password any ideas how I can cancelle?

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    1. call their customer service. But you do have to wait until you have paid full price and received a second box before you can cancel. Once you have call customer service and then you may cancel.

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  6. Babe box I assumed it would be great I mean makeup high end stuff๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ˜ซ no it was very disappointing I need to cancelle

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